Best Family Movies of 1937

1.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as "the fairest in the land," and Snow White's beauty surpasses her own.

Starring: Adriana Caselotti, Lucille La Verne, Harry Stockwell, Roy Atwell, Pinto Colvig, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw, Billy Gilbert, Eddie Collins, Moroni Olsen ..
Directed by: David Hand
Release date: 1937-12-21
2.

Captains Courageous

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

Harvey, the arrogant and spoiled son of an indulgent absentee-father, falls overboard from a transatlantic steamship and is rescued by a fishing vessel on the Grand Banks. Harvey fails to persuade them to take him ashore, nor convince the crew of his wealth. The captain offers him a low-paid job, until they return to port, as part of the crew that turns him into a mature, considerate young man.

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Charley Grapewin, Mickey Rooney, John Carradine, Oscar O'Shea, Jack La Rue, Walter Kingsford ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1937-06-25
Best Family Movies of 1937 : Wee Willie Winkie
3.

Wee Willie Winkie

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

In 1897, little Priscilla Williams, along with her widowed mother, goes to live with her army colonel paternal grandfather on the British outpost he commands in northern India.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen, C. Aubrey Smith, June Lang, Michael Whalen, Cesar Romero, Constance Collier, Douglas Scott, Gavin Muir, Willie Fung ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1937-07-30
Best Family Movies of 1937 : Heidi
4.

Heidi

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Heidi is orphaned and her uncaring maternal Aunt Dete takes her to the mountains to live with her reclusive, grumpy paternal grandfather, Adolph Kramer. Heidi brings her grandfather back into mountain society through her sweet ways and sheer love. When Dete later returns and steals Heidi away to become the companion of a rich man's wheelchair-bound daughter, the grandfather is heartsick to discover his little girl missing and immediately sets out to get her back.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Helen Westley, Thomas Beck, Mary Nash, Sidney Blackmer, Pauline Moore, Marcia Mae Jones, Mady Christians ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1937-10-15
5.

The Prince and the Pauper

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Two boys - the prince Edward and the pauper Tom - are born on the same day. Years later, when young teenage Tom sneaks into the palace garden, he meets the prince. They change clothes with one another before the guards discover them and throw out the prince thinking he's the urchin. No one believes them when they try to tell the truth about which is which. Soon after, the old king dies and the prince will inherit the throne.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Henry Stephenson, Barton MacLane, Billy Mauch, Robert J. Mauch, Alan Hale, Eric Portman, Lionel Pape, Leonard Willey ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1937-05-08
Best Family Movies of 1937 : Fishy Tales
6.

Fishy Tales

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Alfalfa tries to back out of a fight by pretending to be incapacitated.

Starring: George McFarland, Carl Switzer, Tommy Bond, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, Darla Hood, Billie Thomas ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1937-08-27
Best Family Movies of 1937 : Framing Youth
7.

Framing Youth

3.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Alfalfa and Butch are competing in an amateur radio contest, and Butch tries to fix it so that he will win.

Starring: Carl Switzer, George McFarland, Tommy Bond ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1937-09-10
Best Family Movies of 1937 : Elephant Boy
8.

Elephant Boy

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

This black and white movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "Toomai, of the Elephants", in which a small native lad claims he knows the congregating place of the elephant hordes.

Starring: Sabu, W.E. Holloway, Walter Hudd, Allan Jeayes, D.J. Williams, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Iravatha, Harry Lane, Bruce Gordon ..
Directed by: Zoltan Korda, Robert J. Flaherty
Release date: 1937-04-05
Best Family Movies of 1937 : Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons
9.

Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A compilation of five Oscar-winning Disney shorts, released to help promote the upcoming release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder, Eddie Holden, Ned Norton, Lillian Randolph ..
Directed by: Burt Gillett, Wilfred Jackson, David Hand
Release date: 1937-05-18
Best Family Movies of 1937 : Modern Inventions
10.

Modern Inventions

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Donald Duck goes to a museum of modern inventions. After getting in without paying, he meets a robot butler who takes Donald's hat every time he sees him. Donald is very annoyed by this and magically fixes himself a new hat every time this happens and strolls on. Ignoring the sign not to touch it, Donald starts playing with a wrapping machine and ends up being wrapped himself. He also encounters and tries out a robot nursemaid and a fully automatic barber chair. They both don't do him much good.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Billy Bletcher, Cliff Edwards, Adriana Caselotti ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1937-05-29

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