Best Family Movies of 1933


Three Little Pigs

7.5/10 IMDB

The two pigs building houses of hay and sticks scoff at their brother, building the brick house. But when the wolf comes around and blows their houses down (after trickery like dressing as a foundling sheep fails), they run to their brother's house. And throughout, they sing the classic song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?".

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder ..
Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1933-05-27

The Mad Doctor

7.6/10 IMDB

A dark and stormy night. Pluto is spirited away to the spooky mansion of an evil genius for a mad transplant scheme to put his head on the body of a chicken. Mickey gives chase, but find himself threatened severely by the house and its denizens.

Starring: Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: David Hand
Release date: 1933-01-21
Best Family Movies of 1933 : The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper

6.6/10 IMDB

The people of Hamelin, overrun with rats, offer a bag of gold to anyone who can get rid of the rats. A piper offers to do the job, and successfully lures the rats into a mirage of cheese, which disappears. The citizens, disappointed that all he did was play a tune, offer only pocket change. The piper, angered, plays a new tune that has all the children of the city follow him, even the new twins the stork is preparing to deliver.

Starring: Anna Mae Fritz, Alberta Perkins, Cora Hunter Parks, Marcellite Garner, Allan Watson ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1933-09-16
Best Family Movies of 1933 : Fish Hooky

Fish Hooky

7.7/10 IMDB

A truant officer spots the kids in an amusement park. They try to escape him.

Starring: Mary Kornman ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1933-01-28

Alice in Wonderland

6.3/10 IMDB

In Victorian England, a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Starring: Charlotte Henry, Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper, Leon Errol, Louise Fazenda, W.C. Fields, Alec B. Francis, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1933-12-18
Best Family Movies of 1933 : Mush and Milk

Mush and Milk

7.5/10 IMDB

When Cap's back pension finally comes in, he treats the gang to a day at an amusement park.

Starring: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Tommy Bond, John 'Uh huh' Collum, Dorothy DeBorba, Louise Emmons, Bill Farnum, Edith Fellows, James Finlayson, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Dickie Jackson ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1933-05-27
Best Family Movies of 1933 : Betty Boop's Hallowe'en Party

Betty Boop's Hallowe'en Party

6.5/10 IMDB

Betty Boop hosts a Hallowe'en party with a few uninvited guests.

Starring: Bonnie Poe ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1933-11-03
Best Family Movies of 1933 : I Yam What I Yam

I Yam What I Yam

6.9/10 IMDB

Popeye, Olive Oyl and Wimpy are shipwrecked on an island of hostile Indians

Starring: William 'Billy' Costello, Charles Lawrence, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1933-09-29
Best Family Movies of 1933 : Old King Cole

Old King Cole

6.0/10 IMDB

Old King Cole throws party and invites all of the Mother Goose characters. He warns them that they must leave at midnight. Another collection of characters puts on a stage show. The Ten Little Indian Boys get everyone dancing along. The Hickory Dickory Dock mice announce midnight, and everyone leaves, back into their books.

Starring: Allan Watson, Anna Mae Fritz, Marcellite Garner, Alberta Perkins, Cora Hunter Parks, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder, Marcellite Garner ..
Directed by: David Hand
Release date: 1933-07-29
Best Family Movies of 1933 : Bosko the Musketeer

Bosko the Musketeer

5.4/10 IMDB

Bosko and Bruno go to Honey's house where she shows him a picture of the Three Musketeers. Bosko tells her a story of himself as a Musketeer and Honey as a dancing girl. He fights a villain with swords over Honey and wins. The real Honey finds the story hard to believe.

Directed by: Hugh Harman
Release date: 1933-09-16
Best Family Movies of 1933 : The Organ Grinder

The Organ Grinder

5.5/10 IMDB

In this Merrie Melodies animated short, an organ grinder and his monkey make their way down a city street.

Directed by: Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1933-04-08
Best Family Movies of 1933 : The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives

The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives

5.2/10 IMDB

Christmas Eve. A poor orphan boy trudges through the snow, pathetically. He finally arrives at his miserable cabin. While he is crying, Santa arrives and, singing the title song, offers to take the boy to his workshop. They arrive, and the toys go wild (in the full version, they sing the title song, but this has been censored in some versions due to outdated stereotypes). He plays with a few toys. A candle falls off the tree and starts a fire. The toys try in vain to fight the fire; the boy hooks up a hose to a set of bagpipes and takes care of it.

Directed by: Rudolf Ising, Hugh Harman
Release date: 1933-01-07
Best Family Movies of 1933 : I Like Mountain Music

I Like Mountain Music

5.6/10 IMDB

After hours, individuals on various magazine covers in a drugstore come to life and sing, speak, or perform. Caricature celebrity depictions include George Arliss, Eddie Cantor, Sonja Henie, Benito Mussolini, Ignacy Paderewski, Edward G. Robinson, Will Rogers, and Ed Wynn. A robbery sequence features bad guys breaking into the cash register and Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on the case. King Kong also makes an appearance. A Merrie Melody cartoon.

Starring: Sara Berner, Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer ..
Directed by: Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1933-06-10
Best Family Movies of 1933 : Kid in Hollywood

Kid in Hollywood

4.7/10 IMDB

Shirley is an aspiring actress is rejected by casting, but gets her chance to perform when the star doesn't feel like performing.

Starring: Shirley Temple ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1933-03-13
Best Family Movies of 1933 : I've Got to Sing a Torch Song

I've Got to Sing a Torch Song

5.5/10 IMDB

Blackout gags and music, including the title song originated in the movie musical Gold Diggers of 1933. Hollywood figures caricatured include Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Blondell, James Cagney, Bing Crosby, Guy Kibbee, Zasu Pitts, Mae West, Bert Wheeler and Bob Woolsey, Ed Wynn, George Bernard Shaw, Mussolini, Ben Bernie, The Boswell Sisters and Greta Garbo, who does the "Dat's all, folks!".

Starring: Zasu Pitts, Sara Berner ..
Directed by: Tom Palmer
Release date: 1933-09-23
Best Family Movies of 1933 : Buddy's Day Out

Buddy's Day Out

4.7/10 IMDB

This cartoon has some amusing sight gags like a car going back through a fence and crashing into various animals before landing in Cookie's yard or a train that seems on its way into crashing into a car with Elmer and Happy inside when Buddy and Cookie use a ladder to derail the locomotive in another direction.

Starring: Jack Carr, Bernice Hansen ..
Directed by: Tom Palmer
Release date: 1933-09-09
Best Family Movies of 1933 : Little Women

Little Women

7.2/10 IMDB

Little Women is a coming-of-age drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver, Jean Parker, Frances Dee, Henry Stephenson, Douglass Montgomery, John Lodge, Spring Byington ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1933-11-24
Best Family Movies of 1933 : Dora's Dunking Doughnuts

Dora's Dunking Doughnuts

5.7/10 IMDB

A schoolteacher helps his friend Dora by getting his students to help him to make a radio commercial.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Andy Clyde, Ethel Sykes, Florence Gill, The Meglin Kiddies, Fern Emmett, Billy Engle, Si Jenks, Sidney Miller, Bud Jamison ..
Directed by: Harry Edwards
Release date: 1933-09-01

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