Best Drama Movies of 1936

1.

Modern Times

6.8
8.5/10 IMDB

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, Chester Conklin, Hank Mann, Stanley Blystone, Al Ernest Garcia, Richard Alexander, Cecil Reynolds ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1936-02-05
2.

My Man Godfrey

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park, who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia, who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two.

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Jean Dixon, Eugene Pallette, Alan Mowbray, Mischa Auer, Pat Flaherty, Robert Light ..
Directed by: Gregory La Cava
Release date: 1936-09-02
3.

Fury

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Joe, who owns a gas station along with his brothers and is about to marry Katherine, travels to the small town where she lives to visit her, but is wrongly mistaken for a wanted kidnapper and arrested.

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot, Edward Ellis, Walter Brennan, Frank Albertson, George Walcott, Arthur Stone, Morgan Wallace ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1936-06-05
4.

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. When small-town boy meets big-city girl anything can, and does, happen.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille, Raymond Walburn, H.B. Warner, Ruth Donnelly, Walter Catlett, John Wray ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1936-04-09
5.

Swing Time

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Lucky is tricked into missing his own wedding again and has to make $25,000 so her father allows him to marry Margaret. He and business partner Pop go to New York where they run into dancing instructor Penny. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricky Romero.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Betty Furness, Georges Metaxa, Dennis O'Keefe, Landers Stevens, Jack Goode ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1936-08-27
6.

The Petrified Forest

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Gabby, the waitress in an isolated Arizona diner, dreams of a bigger and better life. One day penniless intellectual Alan drifts into the joint and the two strike up a rapport. Soon enough, notorious killer Duke Mantee takes the diner's inhabitants hostage. Surrounded by miles of desert, the patrons and staff are forced to sit tight with Mantee and his gang overnight.

Starring: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin, Dick Foran, Humphrey Bogart, Joe Sawyer, Porter Hall, Charley Grapewin, Paul Harvey, Eddie Acuff ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1936-02-08
7.

Things to Come

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Starring: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Margaretta Scott, Maurice Braddell, Sophie Stewart, Derrick De Marney, Ann Todd, Pearl Argyle ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1936-03-31
8.

Dodsworth

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

Starring: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, David Niven, Gregory Gaye, Maria Ouspenskaya, Odette Myrtil, Spring Byington, Harlan Briggs ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1936-09-23
9.

San Francisco

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.

Starring: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt, Ted Healy, John "Skins" Miller, Nigel De Brulier, John George, Jessie Ralph, Edgar Kennedy ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1936-06-26
10.

Dracula's Daughter

3.9
6.3/10 IMDB

A countess from Transylvania seeks a psychiatrist’s help to cure her vampiric cravings.

Starring: Gloria Holden, Otto Kruger, Marguerite Churchill, Irving Pichel, Gilbert Emery, Hedda Hopper, Edward Van Sloan, Halliwell Hobbes, Billy Bevan, Edgar Norton ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1936-05-11
11.

These Three

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Martha and Karen graduate from college and turn an old Massachusetts farm into a school for girls. The friends are aided in their venture by local doctor Joe Cardin, who begins a relationship with Karen, and a prominent woman whose granddaughter, Mary, later enrolls in the new school. Mary soon reveals herself to be a spiteful child and tells a scandalous lie about Martha and Joe that threatens to destroy the lives of all involved.

Starring: Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea, Catherine Doucet, Alma Kruger, Bonita Granville, Marcia Mae Jones, Margaret Hamilton, Walter Brennan, Carmencita Johnson ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1936-03-18
12.

Camille

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure. One such woman is Marguerite Gautier, who begins a sumptuous romance with Armand Duval.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Jessie Ralph, Henry Daniell, Lenore Ulric, Laura Hope Crews, Rex O'Malley, Lita Chevret ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1936-12-26
13.

The Charge of the Light Brigade

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

In 1853, as the British and Russian empires compete to gain and maintain their place in the dreadful Great Game of political intrigues and alliances whose greatest prize is the domination of India and the border territories, Major Geoffrey Vickers must endure several betrayals and misfortunes before he can achieve his revenge at the Balaclava Heights, on October 25, 1854, the most glorious day of the Crimean War.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, David Niven, C. Henry Gordon, G.P. Huntley, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1936-10-22
14.

The Prisoner of Shark Island

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

After healing the leg of the murderer John Wilkes Booth, responsible for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, perpetrated on April 14, 1865, during a performance at Ford's Theatre in Washington; Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, considered part of the atrocious conspiracy, is sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to the sinister Shark Island Prison.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Byron, O. P. Heggie, Harry Carey, Francis Ford, John McGuire, Francis McDonald, Douglas Wood ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1936-02-28
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Little Lord Fauntleroy
15.

Little Lord Fauntleroy

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

An American boy turns out to be the heir of a wealthy British earl. He is sent to live with the irritable and unsentimental aristocrat, his grandfather.

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith, Guy Kibbee, Henry Stephenson, Mickey Rooney, Constance Collier, E. E. Clive, Una O'Connor, Jackie Searl ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1936-03-06
16.

The Story of Louis Pasteur

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A true story about Louis Pasteur, who revolutionized medicine by proving that much disease is caused by microbes, that sanitation is paramount and that at least some diseases can be cured by vaccinations.

Starring: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods, Fritz Leiber, Henry O'Neill, Porter Hall, Raymond Brown, Akim Tamiroff, Halliwell Hobbes ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1936-02-22
17.

Show Boat

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Helen Westley, Queenie Smith, Sammy White, Donald Cook, Hattie McDaniel ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1936-05-17
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Charlie Chan's Secret
18.

Charlie Chan's Secret

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Allen Colby, heir to a huge fortune, is presumed drowned after an ocean liner sinks off the coast of Honolulu. Mysteriously, Colby reappears at his mansion only to be murdered soon after. When his body is discovered during a seance, everyone in attendance becomes a suspect, and it's up to Chan to find the murderer before he or she strikes again.

Starring: Warner Oland, Rosina Lawrence, Charles Quigley, Henrietta Crosman, Edward Trevor, Astrid Allwyn, Herbert Mundin, Egon Brecher, Gloria Roy, Ivan Miller ..
Directed by: Gordon Wiles
Release date: 1936-01-10
19.

Lloyd's of London

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Norfolk, England, 1770. The nephew of an innkeeper and the son of a reverend maintain a very close friendship until, after living a great adventure, they must separate their paths. The former will head his footsteps to London and bound his destiny to Lloyd's, a thriving insurance company; the latter will eventually become one of the greatest heroes in the history of the British Empire.

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Madeleine Carroll, Guy Standing, Tyrone Power, C. Aubrey Smith, Virginia Field, Douglas Scott, George Sanders, J. M. Kerrigan, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1936-11-25
20.

Wife vs. Secretary

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Magazine publisher Van Stanhope is a hard-working, dynamic executive very happily married to his beautiful wife Linda. Although their relationship is built on unconditional trust, friends, and even Van's mother, caution Linda about the dangers of allowing Whitey, her husband's extremely sexy secretary, to continue to have access to him. Although Whitey has a faithful boyfriend, she secretly harbors unrequited feelings for her boss. When they take a business trip to Havana, circumstantial evidence convinces Linda that the rumors she's heard may have a basis in fact.

Starring: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, May Robson, George Barbier, Gloria Holden, Hobart Cavanaugh, Tom Dugan, Gilbert Emery ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1936-02-28
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Charlie Chan at the Opera
21.

Charlie Chan at the Opera

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A dangerous amnesiac escapes from an asylum, hides in the opera house, and is suspected of getting revenge on those who tried to murder him 13 years ago.

Starring: Warner Oland, Boris Karloff, Keye Luke, William Demarest, Guy Usher, Margaret Irving, Gregory Gaye, Nedda Harrigan, Frank Conroy, Charlotte Henry ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1936-12-04
22.

Rembrandt

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he is bankrupt but consoles himself with the company of pretty maid Hendrickje, whom he's unable to marry. Their relationship brings ostracism but also some measure of happiness. The final scenes find him in his last year, 1669, physically enfeebled but his spirit undimmed.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester, Raymond Huntley, Edward Chapman, Walter Hudd, Roger Livesey, John Bryning, Sam Livesey, Herbert Lomas ..
Directed by: Alexander Korda
Release date: 1936-11-06
23.

Desire

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Madeleine steals a string of pearls in Paris and uses US engineer Tom, who is driving on his vacation to Spain, to get the pearls out of France. But getting the pearls back from him proves to be difficult without falling in love.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, John Halliday, William Frawley, Ernest Cossart, Akim Tamiroff, Alan Mowbray, Zeffie Tilbury, George MacQuarrie, Robert Emmett O'Connor ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage, Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1936-04-11
24.

Bullets or Ballots

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner, former detective Johnny Blake publicly punches him, convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the mob. "Bugs" Fenner, meanwhile, is certain that Blake is a police agent.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, Joe King, Dick Purcell, George E. Stone, Joseph Crehan, Henry O'Neill ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1936-06-06
25.

Mary of Scotland

3.6
6.3/10 IMDB

The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Douglas Walton, John Carradine, Robert Barrat, Gavin Muir, Ian Keith, Moroni Olsen, William Stack ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1936-07-28
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Come and Get It
26.

Come and Get It

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.

Starring: Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea, Frances Farmer, Walter Brennan, Mady Christians, Mary Nash, Andrea Leeds, Frank Shields, Edwin Maxwell, Cecil Cunningham ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks, William Wyler, Richard Rosson
Release date: 1936-11-06
27.

Anthony Adverse

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Based on the novel by Hervey Allen, this expansive drama follows the many adventures of the eponymous hero, Anthony Adverse. Abandoned at a convent by his heartless nobleman father, Don Luis, Anthony is later mentored by his kind grandfather, John Bonnyfeather, and falls for the beautiful Angela Giuseppe. When circumstances separate Anthony and Angela and he embarks on a long journey, he must find his way back to her, no matter what the cost.

Starring: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise, Edmund Gwenn, Claude Rains, Louis Hayward, Gale Sondergaard, Steffi Duna, Billy Mauch ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1936-08-29
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
28.

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A well-established tale of a long-running feud between two mountain clans.

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Fred Stone, Nigel Bruce, Beulah Bondi, Robert Barrat, George McFarland, Fuzzy Knight, Fred MacMurray, Tuffy ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1936-03-13
29.

The Last of the Mohicans

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

The story is set in the British province of New York during the French and Indian War, and concerns—in part—a Huron massacre (with passive French acquiescence) of between 500 to 1,500 Anglo-American troops, who had honorably surrendered at Fort William Henry, plus some women and servants; the kidnapping of two sisters, daughters of the British commander; and their rescue by the last Mohicans.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon, Bruce Cabot, Heather Angel, Phillip Reed, Robert Barrat, Hugh Buckler, Willard Robertson, William Stack ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1936-07-02
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss
30.

The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance.

Starring: Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne, Henry Kendall, Leon M. Lion, John Turnbull, Arthur Hardy, Iris Ashley, Garry Marsh, Andreas Malandrinos ..
Directed by: Alfred Zeisler
Release date: 1936-07-28
31.

Rose Marie

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Opera singer, Marie de Flor, seeks out fugitive brother in the Canadian wilderness. During her trek, she meets a Canadian mountie, Sgt. Bruce, who is also searching for her brother. Romance ensues, resulting in several love duets between the two.

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen, Allan Jones, James Stewart, Alan Mowbray, Gilda Gray, George Regas, Robert Greig, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1936-01-31
32.

The Great Ziegfeld

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Lavish biography of Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Virginia Bruce, Reginald Owen, Ray Bolger, Ernest Cossart, Joseph Cawthorn ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1936-04-08
33.

Romeo and Juliet

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Young love is poisoned by a generations long feud between two noble families.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore, Edna May Oliver, Basil Rathbone, C. Aubrey Smith, Andy Devine, Conway Tearle, Reginald Denny, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1936-09-03
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : The General Died at Dawn
34.

The General Died at Dawn

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

China, 1930s, during the ravaging civil war. General Pen entrusts O'Hara, an intrepid American adventurer, with the mission of providing a large sum of money to Mr. Wu with the task of buying weapons in Shanghai to help end General Yang's tyranny that keeps an entire province under his ruthless iron boot.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Akim Tamiroff, Madeleine Carroll, Porter Hall, Dudley Digges, William Frawley, J. M. Kerrigan, Philip Ahn, Leonid Kinskey, Willie Fung ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1936-11-17
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Suzy
35.

Suzy

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A French air ace discovers that his showgirl wife's first husband is still alive.

Starring: Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Cary Grant, Lewis Stone, Benita Hume, Reginald Mason, Inez Courtney, Greta Meyer, Theodore von Eltz, George Davis ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1936-07-20
36.

Great Guy

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A meat inspector sets out to rid his town of payoff deals affecting the quality of meat being sold to the public.

Starring: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, James Burke, Edward Brophy, Henry Kolker, Bernadene Hayes, Edward McNamara, Robert Gleckler, Joe Sawyer, Edward Gargan ..
Directed by: John G. Blystone
Release date: 1936-12-01
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Tudor Rose
37.

Tudor Rose

3.2
6.5/10 IMDB

The tragic story of Lady Jane Grey, the young queen who reigned in England for nine days before she was executed.

Starring: Nova Pilbeam, Cedric Hardwicke, John Mills, Felix Aylmer, Leslie Perrins, Frank Cellier, Desmond Tester, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Martita Hunt, Miles Malleson ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1936-09-01
38.

Satan Met a Lady

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

In the second screen version of The Maltese Falcon, a detective is caught between a lying seductress and a lady jewel thief.

Starring: Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher, Marie Wilson, Wini Shaw, Porter Hall, Olin Howland, Charles C. Wilson, John Alexander ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1936-07-22
39.

The White Angel

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

In mid-nineteenth century England the medical establishment does not recognize the value of skilled nurses, cleanliness, nutrition and kindness. Florence Nightingale's heroic measures slowly changes all of this.

Starring: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Donald Woods, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, Henry O'Neill, Billy Mauch, Charles Croker-King, Phoebe Foster, George Curzon ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1936-06-25
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : The Garden of Allah
40.

The Garden of Allah

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

The star-crossed desert romance of a cloistered woman and a renegade monk.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer, Basil Rathbone, C. Aubrey Smith, Joseph Schildkraut, John Carradine, Alan Marshal, Lucile Watson, Henry Brandon, Tilly Losch ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1936-10-14
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : The Voice of Bugle Ann
41.

The Voice of Bugle Ann

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

A Missouri farmer's (Lionel Barrymore) son (Eric Linden) loves the daughter (Maureen O'Sullivan) of a neighbor who has killed the farmer's foxhound.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Eric Linden, Dudley Digges, Spring Byington, Charley Grapewin, Henry Wadsworth, William Newell, James Macklin, Jonathan Hale ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1936-02-15
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Three Godfathers
42.

Three Godfathers

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

In a town called New Jerusalem, three bandits hold up a bank. After a gun battle with the townspeople, the three robbers retreat into the scorching Arizona desert. There, they happen upon an ill woman stranded with her child. As the mother dies, she begs the men to take care of her infant. The fugitives want to save the baby -- but to do so, they'll have to travel back to New Jerusalem, where they are wanted men.

Starring: Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan, Irene Hervey, Sidney Toler, Dorothy Tree, Roger Imhof, Willard Robertson, Robert Livingston, John Sheehan ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1936-03-06
43.

Winds of the Wasteland

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair and his pal Smoky out of work. A race will decide whether they or stageline owner Drake get the government mail contract.

Starring: John Wayne, Phyllis Cerf, Lew Kelly, Douglas Cosgrove, Lane Chandler, Sam Flint, Bob Kortman, Ed Cassidy, Jon Hall, Yakima Canutt ..
Directed by: Mack V. Wright
Release date: 1936-07-06
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Pennies from Heaven
44.

Pennies from Heaven

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promises an inmate that when he gets out he will look up and help out a family. The family turns out to be a young girl, Patsy Smith, and her elderly grandfather who need lots of help. This delays Larry from following his dream and going to Venice and becoming a gondolier. Instead, he becomes a street singer and, while singing in the street, meets a pretty welfare worker, Susan Sprague. She takes a dim view of Patsy's welfare under the guardianship of Larry and her grandfather and starts proceedings to have Patsy placed in an orphanage.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Madge Evans, Edith Fellows, Louis Armstrong, Donald Meek, John Gallaudet, William Stack, Nana Bryant, Tom Dugan, Nydia Westman ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1936-11-25
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
45.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

It is England in the 1830s. London's dockside is teeming with ships and sailors who have made their fortune in foreign lands. Sweeney Todd, a Fleet Street barber, awaits the arrival of men whose first port of call is for a good, close shave. For most it will be the last time they are seen alive. Using a specially designed barber's chair, Sweeney Todd despatches his victims to the cellar below, where he robs them of their new found fortunes and chops their remains into small pieces. Meanwhile, Mrs Lovett is enjoying a roaring trade for her popular penny meat pies.

Starring: Tod Slaughter, Stella Rho, John Singer, Eve Lister, Bruce Seton, D.J. Williams, Davina Craig, Jerry Verno, Graham Soutten, Billy Holland ..
Directed by: George King
Release date: 1936-03-01
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Craig's Wife
46.

Craig's Wife

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Harriet, Walter Craig's wife, is an upper-class woman obsessed with control, material possessions and social status whose behavior makes difficult her relationship with domestic service and family members.

Starring: Rosalind Russell, John Boles, Jane Darwell, Alma Kruger, Billie Burke, Dorothy Wilson, Thomas Mitchell, Raymond Walburn, Nydia Westman, Elisabeth Risdon ..
Directed by: Dorothy Arzner
Release date: 1936-09-25
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Private Number
47.

Private Number

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Ellen Neal, a young and inexperienced maid, becomes romantically involved with her employers son which causes various complications. The head butler also has an infatuation for the young girl but his intentions are not that good.

Starring: Loretta Young, Robert Taylor, Basil Rathbone, Patsy Kelly, Paul Harvey, Paul Harvey, Jane Darwell, Jane Darwell, John Miljan, Marjorie Gateson ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1936-06-05
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Give Me Your Heart
48.

Give Me Your Heart

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

An American lawyer's wife is reunited with her child and his father, an English nobleman.

Starring: Kay Francis, George Brent, Roland Young, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Frieda Inescort, Helen Flint, Halliwell Hobbes, Zeffie Tilbury, Elspeth Dudgeon ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1936-09-17
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : The Case of the Black Cat
49.

The Case of the Black Cat

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

Lawyer Perry Mason is summoned to the Laxter mansion in the dead of night to write granddaughter Wilma out of invalid Peter Laxter's will, to keep her from marrying suspected fortune hunter Doug. Peter dies in a mysterious fire and Laxter's two grandsons, Sam Laxter and Frank Oafley, inherit his estate on the condition old caretaker Schuster and his cat Clinker are kept on. When cat-hating Sam threatens Clinker, Perry steps in and learns Laxter's death was suspicious and the family fortune and diamonds are missing. Schuster's found dead in his basement apartment, Laxter's nurse Louise is murdered with Schuster's crutch, and circumstantial evidence brings Doug to trial for Louise's death. Mason's investigation produces a surprise witness who turns the trial around. Written by Sister Grimm

Starring: Ricardo Cortez, June Travis, Jane Bryan, Craig Reynolds, Carlyle Moore Jr., Bill Elliott, Nedda Harrigan, Garry Owen, Harry Davenport, George Rosener ..
Directed by: William C. McGann
Release date: 1936-10-31
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : The Devil Is a Sissy
50.

The Devil Is a Sissy

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A well-bred young English lad living in lower Manhattan tries to gain acceptance from his not-so-well-bred peers at school.

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper, Mickey Rooney, Ian Hunter, Peggy Conklin, Katharine Alexander, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Grant Mitchell, George Davis ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1936-09-18

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