Best Fantasy Movies of 1930


The Wizard's Apprentice

6.4/10 IMDB

This one has it all, the apprentice, the multiplying brooms, the buckets of water, everything that the Fantasia sequence has.

Starring: Greta Granstedt, Fritz Feld, Bernard Siegel ..
Directed by: Sidney Levee
Release date: 1930-02-07
Best Fantasy Movies of 1930 : Alf's Button

Alf's Button

4.3/10 IMDB

A soldier discovers a button made from Aladdin's lamp grants wishes when rubbed.

Starring: Tubby Edlin, Alf Goddard, Nora Swinburne, Polly Ward, Humberston Wright, Gypsy Rhouma, Peter Haddon, Cyril McLaglen, Bruce Winston, Spencer Trevor ..
Directed by: W.P. Kellino
Release date: 1930-03-24
Best Fantasy Movies of 1930 : Ingagi


4.3/10 IMDB

An expedition enters an area of the Congo jungle to investigate reports of a gorilla-worshipping tribe.

Starring: Sir Hubert Winstead, Daniel Swayne, Arthur Clayton, Louis Nizor, Charles Gemora ..
Directed by: William Campbell
Release date: 1930-03-15
Best Fantasy Movies of 1930 : Just Imagine

Just Imagine

5.4/10 IMDB

New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O". He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. The Mars J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man.

Starring: El Brendel, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Garrick, Marjorie White, Frank Albertson, Hobart Bosworth, Hobart Bosworth, Mischa Auer, George Irving ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1930-11-23


4.7/10 IMDB

A Vitaphone Varieties short. Features costumed children in a cavern-like land of make-believe where they sing and tap-dance. Marjorie Kane sings an introductory song. A very young Judy Garland, in one of her earliest surviving film appearances, performs the song "The Land of Let's Pretend" as part of the vaudeville act "The Gumm Sisters".

Starring: Judy Garland, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm, Marjorie Kane, Mary McCarty ..
Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1930-01-31
Best Fantasy Movies of 1930 : Hell-Bound Train

Hell-Bound Train

5.2/10 IMDB

A jeremiad against intemperance, jazz music, and abortion, set on a train filled with unrepentant sinners hurtling toward damnation.

Directed by: James Gist, Eloyce Gist
Release date: 1930-12-31
Best Fantasy Movies of 1930 : Kismet


6.0/10 IMDB

Hajj, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself. This film is believed lost.

Starring: Otis Skinner, Loretta Young, David Manners, Sidney Blackmer, Mary Duncan, Montagu Love, Ford Sterling, Theodore von Eltz, John St. Polis, Edmund Breese ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Release date: 1930-10-30
Best Fantasy Movies of 1930 : One Family

One Family

5.8/10 IMDB

A young boy dreams he's on a guided tour of Buckingham Palace and various countries in the British Empire.

Starring: Douglas Beaumont, Sam Livesey, Michael Hogan, Joan Maude, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Lady Keble ..
Directed by: Walter Creighton
Release date: 1930-07-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1930 : Skulls and Sculls

Skulls and Sculls

5.0/10 IMDB

Felix the Cat is walking along when he is abruptly blindfolded and subjected to an elaborate ordeal which turns out to be (as the title hints) a fraternal initiation.

Directed by: Otto Messmer
Release date: 1930-05-31

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