Best Fantasy Movies of 1934


Death Takes a Holiday

7.1/10 IMDB

After years of questioning why people fear him, Death takes on human form so he can mingle among the mortals and find an answer. However, events soon spiral out of control as he falls in love with the beautiful young Grazia, the only woman not afraid of him. As he falls in love with her, her father sees him for what he is and begs him to return to his duties. Death must decide whether or not to seek his own happiness or sacrifice it so that Grazia may live.

Starring: Fredric March, Evelyn Venable, Guy Standing, Katharine Alexander, Gail Patrick, Helen Westley, Kathleen Howard, Kent Taylor, Henry Travers, G. P. Huntley ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1934-03-30
Best Fantasy Movies of 1934 : The Spectacle Maker

The Spectacle Maker

6.1/10 IMDB

A parable about magic glasses involving on the nature of beauty, truth, good, and evil set in 17th Century Germany with music and Glorious Technicolor.

Starring: Nora Cecil, Harvey Clark, Cora Sue Collins, Robert Taylor, Francis X. Bushman Jr., Nigel De Brulier, John George, Sumner Getchell, Christian Rub, William Tannen ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1934-09-20

The Return of Chandu

6.1/10 IMDB

Chandu consults his crystal ball and sees that Nadji, Princess of Egypt, is in danger. She is about to be sacrificed by the black magic cult of Ubasti. Headed for the magic island of Lemuria, he is shipwrecked , washed ashore and captured. He becomes invisible, escapes and after numerous detours is able to rescue the princess.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Murdock MacQuarrie, Clara Kimball Young, Dean Benton, Phyllis Ludwig, Lucien Prival, Cyril Armbrister, Wilfred Lucas, Josef Swickard ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1934-10-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1934 : Chu Chin Chow

Chu Chin Chow

6.5/10 IMDB

Musical retelling of the "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" Arabian Nights tale.

Starring: Anna May Wong, George Robey, Fritz Kortner, John Garrick, Pearl Argyle, Malcolm 'Mr. Jetsam' McEachern, Dennis Hoey, Sydney Fairbrother, Laurence Hanray, Frank Cochrane ..
Directed by: Walter Forde
Release date: 1934-05-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1934 : The Furies

The Furies

7.5/10 IMDB

Slavko Vorkapich's opening montage for Crime Without Passion (1934).

Directed by: Slavko Vorkapich
Release date: 1934-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1934 : Gulliver Mickey

Gulliver Mickey

7.2/10 IMDB

Mickey is first seen reading Gulliver's Travels while the mice orphan children are pretending to be sailors. After ruining their game Mickey tries to make it up to them by retelling the Liliput sequences of Gulliver's Travels pretending it was a real event that happened to him by portraying the role of Gulliver. The story ends with Mickey saving the town from a giant spider (Pete). However after telling the story, one of the children dangles a fake spider attached to a fishing rod which scares Mickey out of his witts.

Starring: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1934-05-19

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