Best Family Movies of 1936


Wanted - A Master

6.8/10 IMDB

A dog living in a junkyard learns that all stray dogs will be exterminated by 3 o'clock that afternoon, so sets off to find a master before the deadline.

Starring: Pete Smith, Horace B. Carpenter, Dave O'Brien ..
Directed by: Arthur J. Ornitz, Gunther von Fritsch
Release date: 1936-12-26
Best Family Movies of 1936 : The Pups' Christmas

The Pups' Christmas

6.3/10 IMDB

On Christmas morning two pups and the household's children are up early. The pups are frightened by a large stuffed dog, a train set, a crying doll, a toy tank, and other toys. By the time the parents are up, the pups and the other toys have managed to break just about all the toys.

Starring: Bernice Hansen ..
Directed by: Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1936-12-12
Best Family Movies of 1936 : Girl of the Ozarks

Girl of the Ozarks

6.8/10 IMDB

A sweet little country girl has issues with school. Her mother is ill. The school threatens to send her to an orphanage.

Starring: Virginia Weidler, Henrietta Crosman, Leif Erickson ..
Directed by: William Shea
Release date: 1936-06-12
Best Family Movies of 1936 : Two Little Pups

Two Little Pups

5.6/10 IMDB

A hen tries to get something to eat from a garden, but is chased around the yard by the titular pups.

Directed by: Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1936-04-04
Best Family Movies of 1936 : Poor Little Rich Girl

Poor Little Rich Girl

7.1/10 IMDB

Cossetted and bored, Barbara Barry is finally sent off to school by her busy if doting widowed soap manufacturer father. When her nurse is injured en route, Barbara finds herself alone in town, ending up as part of radio song-and-dance act Dolan and Dolan sponsored by a rival soap company.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Jack Haley, Gloria Stuart, Alice Faye, Michael Whalen, Sara Haden, Jane Darwell, Claude Gillingwater, Paul Stanton, Henry Armetta ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1936-07-18
Best Family Movies of 1936 : Three Blind Mouseketeers

Three Blind Mouseketeers

6.4/10 IMDB

As the title implies, the three blind mice are musketeers. The cat sets a number of traps for them, which they all evade (apparently without realizing it) while he sleeps. The cat eventually wakes up and begins chasing them unsuccessfully, thanks to their teamwork.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: David Hand
Release date: 1936-09-26
Best Family Movies of 1936 : Arbor Day

Arbor Day

6.7/10 IMDB

Truant officers mistake 2 midgets for members of the gang.

Starring: Carl Switzer, Darla Hood, Billie Thomas, Maurice Cass, George Guhl, Rosina Lawrence, Hattie McDaniel, George McFarland ..
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer
Release date: 1936-05-02

Pay As You Exit

7.8/10 IMDB

The "Our Gang" kids stage a production of "Romeo and Juliet," but the show is threatened when leading lady Darla walks out on star Alfalfa.

Starring: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George McFarland, Carl Switzer, Billie Thomas, Joe Cobb, John 'Uh huh' Collum, Rex Downing, Sidney Kibrick, Paul Hilton ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1936-10-23

The Early Bird and the Worm

0.0/10 IMDB

A young worm is chased by the Early Bird, but then a snake and two crows join the chase.

Starring: Bernice Hansen ..
Directed by: Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1936-02-08

Red Lights Ahead

0.0/10 IMDB

A family loses its collective head going from rags to riches in this low-budget comedy from also-ran studio Chesterfield. Former slapstick comedian Andy Clyde starred as Grandpa Tom Hopkins who, after selling his junk business, moves in with daughter Molly (Lucille Gleason), her husband Ed (Roger Imhof), and their children Mary (Ann Doran), Edna (Paula Stone), George (Ben Alexander, and Willie (Frank Coghlan Jr.). Ed, who is a member of the town lodge "the Whales," is persuaded by Whitney (Sam Flint) the "Grand Harpoon," to buy $5,000 worth of shares in a promising gold mine, mortgaging the family home to do so. Soon the family is rich and everyone except Molly takes on airs.

Starring: Andy Clyde, Lucile Gleason, Roger Imhof, Ben Alexander, Ann Doran, Frank Coghlan Jr., Paula Stone, Jack Randall, Sam Flint, Eleanor Stewart ..
Directed by: Roland D. Reed
Release date: 1936-11-28

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