Best Fantasy Movies of 1931
A Connecticut Yankee
A Connecticut Yankee is a 1931 American film adaptation of Mark Twain's 1889 novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. It was directed by David Butler to a script by William M. Conselman, Owen Davis, and Jack Moffitt. It was produced by Fox Film Corporation (later 20th Century Fox), who had earlier produced the 1921 silent adaptation of the novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. A Connecticut Yankee is the first sound film adaptation of Twain's novel.
Alice in Wonderland
The first "talking" movie version of "Alice in Wonderland," produced in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1931, two years before Paramount's all-star production. Ruth Gilbert stars as Lewis Carroll's heroine in this black and white featurette (running under an hour) directed by Bud Pollard.
Simon the Monk(ey) terrorizes a weird-looking dog, which plays the part of his slave - takes any order from the “master” and gets beaten from time to time. They run through the jungle, meet a monkey-jazz-band, then escape from a tiger and nothing really happens...
The one that started them all. A powerful and ruthless vampire named Count Dracula arrives in London to prey on young, socialite women. Standing in the vampire's way, is a group of concerned men and the enigmatic Dr. Abraham Van Helsing. The beginning of Universal Horror in the sound era.
A music maestro uses hypnotism on a young model he meets in Paris to make her both his muse and wife.