Best Movies of 1934

1.

It Happened One Night

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

A renegade reporter and a crazy young heiress meet on a bus heading for New York, and end up stuck with each other when the bus leaves them behind at one of the stops.

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas, Alan Hale, Arthur Hoyt, Blanche Friderici, Charles C. Wilson, Ward Bond ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1934-02-22
2.

The Thin Man

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

A husband and wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell, Porter Hall, Henry Wadsworth, William Henry, Harold Huber, Cesar Romero ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1934-05-25
3.

The Black Cat

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

After a road accident in Hungary, the American honeymooners Joan and Peter and the enigmatic Dr. Werdegast find refuge in the house of the famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig, who shares a dark past with the doctor.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, Egon Brecher, Harry Cording, Lucille Lund, Henry Armetta, Albert Conti, John Carradine ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1934-05-07
4.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

While vacationing in St. Moritz, a British couple receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their young daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

Starring: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Frank Vosper, Hugh Wakefield, Nova Pilbeam, Pierre Fresnay, Cicely Oates, D.A. Clarke-Smith, George Curzon ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1934-12-01
Best Movies of 1934 : Going Bye-Bye!
5.

Going Bye-Bye!

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

In a packed courtroom, Butch Long vows revenge on 'squealers' Laurel and Hardy whose evidence has helped to send him to prison. Frightened, the boys plan to leave town and advertise for someone to share expenses with them. The woman who answers the ad is actually Butch's girlfriend. Meanwhile Butch escapes and hides in a trunk in his girlfriend's apartment where he gets locked inside. Not realizing who it is, Stan and Ollie finally manage to get the trunk open and then Butch exacts his revenge.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Walter Long, Baldwin Cooke, Charles Dorety, Lester Dorr, Harry Dunkinson, Fred Holmes, Sam Lufkin ..
Directed by: Charley Rogers
Release date: 1934-06-23
Best Movies of 1934 : Them Thar Hills
6.

Them Thar Hills

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie travel to the mountains for Ollie's health, and park their caravan near a well into which a gang of moonshiners have earlier dumped their moonshine; and the boys proceed to quench their thirst thinking that it is iron-rich mountain water. The real trouble doesn't begin, though, until a married motoring couple stop by to borrow some gasoline, and the already-cranky husband leaves his thirsty wife with the boys while he goes off to refill his car's empty gas-tank. A sequel was made to this film: TIT FOR TAT, q.v.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall, Billy Gilbert, Richard Alexander, Eddie Baker, Bobby Burns, Baldwin Cooke, Bobby Dunn ..
Directed by: Charley Rogers
Release date: 1934-07-21
Best Movies of 1934 : Men in Black
7.

Men in Black

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

The stooges are three doctors who graduated medical school by being in it for too many years. They come across such problems as an overly chirpy nurse, a mental patient, and a combination to a safe swallowed by the hospital superintendent in the course of their attempt to get through the day.

Starring: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dell Henderson, Phyllis Crane, 'Little Billy' Rhodes, Kay Hughes, Irene Coleman, Jeanie Roberts, Hank Mann ..
Directed by: Ray McCarey
Release date: 1934-09-28
Best Movies of 1934 : The Live Ghost
8.

The Live Ghost

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Fish market workers Stan and Ollie are persuaded by a sea captain to shanghai a crew for him at the local bar for a dollar a head. Successful at first, the boys end up getting themselves shanghaied, and the crew vow revenge.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Walter Long, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall, Arthur Housman, Leo Willis ..
Directed by: Charley Rogers
Release date: 1934-12-08
Best Movies of 1934 : Oliver the Eighth
9.

Oliver the Eighth

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Barbershop owners Stan and Ollie answer an ad in the newspaper from a wealthy widow looking for a husband. Ollie only mails in his response and is invited to the widow's mansion. Stan discovers his unmailed letter and insists on tagging along. At the mansion, the widow's creepy butler informs them that the woman is crazy. She was once jilted by an Oliver and now her hobby is marrying Olivers and then slitting their throats. Now the boys must figure out how to escape.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Jack Barty ..
Directed by: Lloyd French
Release date: 1934-01-13
10.

Imitation of Life

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter. The two women start a successful business but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks, Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Juanita Quigley, Alan Hale, Henry Armetta, Wyndham Standing ..
Directed by: John M. Stahl
Release date: 1934-11-23
11.

The Scarlet Empress

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

During the 18th century, German noblewoman Sophia Frederica, who would later become Catherine the Great, travels to Moscow to marry the dimwitted Grand Duke Peter, the heir to the Russian throne. Their arranged marriage proves to be loveless, and Catherine takes many lovers, including the handsome Count Alexei, and bears a son. When the unstable Peter eventually ascends to the throne, Catherine plots to oust him from power.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser, C. Aubrey Smith, Gavin Gordon, Olive Tell, Ruthelma Stevens, Davison Clark, Erville Alderson ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1934-05-09
Best Movies of 1934 : The Scarlet Pimpernel
12.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

18th century English aristocrat Sir Percy Blakeney leads a double life. He appears to be merely the effete aristocrat, but in reality is part of an underground effort to free French nobles from Robespierre's Reign of Terror.

Starring: Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Nigel Bruce, Bramwell Fletcher, Anthony Bushell, Joan Gardner, Walter Rilla, Mabel Terry-Lewis, O.B. Clarence ..
Directed by: Harold Young
Release date: 1934-12-20
Best Movies of 1934 : Punch Drunks
13.

Punch Drunks

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Moe discovers Curley's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win every fight, with the help of Larry. At the championship game, though, Larry's violin breaks. Curly is getting beat down bad when Larry makes his unexpected entrance and helps Curly prevail.

Starring: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dorothy Granger, Al Hill, Chuck Callahan, Billy Bletcher, Larry McGrath, Chet Brandenburg, Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ..
Directed by: Lou Breslow
Release date: 1934-07-13
14.

The Gay Divorcee

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Seeking a divorce from her absentee husband, Mimi Glossop travels to an English seaside resort. There she falls in love with dancer Guy Holden, whom she later mistakes for the corespondent her lawyer hired.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Lillian Miles, Charles Coleman, William Austin, Betty Grable ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1934-10-12
Best Movies of 1934 : The Merry Widow
15.

The Merry Widow

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Edward Everett Horton, Una Merkel, George Barbier, Minna Gombell, Ruth Channing, Sterling Holloway, Donald Meek, Herman Bing ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1934-11-02
Best Movies of 1934 : Man of Aran
16.

Man of Aran

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A documentary on the life of the people of the Aran Islands, who were believed to contain the essence of the ancient Irish life, represented by a pure uncorrupted peasant existence centred around the struggle between man and his hostile but magnificent surroundings. A blend of documentary and fictional narrative, the film captures the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands.

Starring: Colman 'Tiger' King, Maggie Dirrane, Michael Dirrane ..
Directed by: Robert J. Flaherty
Release date: 1934-04-24
Best Movies of 1934 : Twentieth Century
17.

Twentieth Century

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A temperamental Broadway producer trains an untutored actress, but when she becomes a star, she proves a match for him.

Starring: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Ralph Forbes, Charles Lane, Etienne Girardot, Dale Fuller, Edgar Kennedy, Billie Seward ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1934-05-11
18.

Fashions of 1934

3.7
6.6/10 IMDB

When the Manhattan investment firm of Sherwood Nash goes broke, he joins forces with his partner Snap and fashion designer Lynn Mason to provide discount shops with cheap copies of Paris couture dresses.

Starring: William Powell, Bette Davis, Frank McHugh, Hugh Herbert, Verree Teasdale, Reginald Owen, Henry O'Neill, Phillip Reed, Dorothy Burgess, Nella Walker ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1934-02-14
Best Movies of 1934 : The Old-Fashioned Way
19.

The Old-Fashioned Way

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

The Great McGonigle and his troupe of third-rate vaudevillians manage to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors and the sheriff.

Starring: W.C. Fields, Joe Morrison, Baby LeRoy, Judith Allen, Jan Duggan, Tammany Young, Nora Cecil, Jack Mulhall, Samuel Ethridge, Lona Andre ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1934-07-13
20.

Tarzan and His Mate

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Harry Holt returns to Africa with his friend Martin Arlington to head up a large ivory expedition.

Starring: Johnny Weissmüller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, Paul Cavanagh, Forrester Harvey, Nathan Curry, Yola d'Avril, Paul Porcasi ..
Directed by: Cedric Gibbons
Release date: 1934-04-20
21.

The Count of Monte Cristo

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to revenge himself on them.

Starring: Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer, Raymond Walburn, O.P. Heggie, Irene Hervey, Georgia Caine, Walter Walker, Lawrence Grant ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1934-09-06
Best Movies of 1934 : Our Daily Bread
22.

Our Daily Bread

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

John and Mary sims are city-dwellers hit hard by the financial fist of The Depression. Driven by bravery (and sheer desperation) they flee to the country and, with the help of other workers, set up a farming community - a socialist mini-society based upon the teachings of Edward Gallafent. The newborn community suffers many hardships - drought, vicious raccoons and the long arm of the law - but ultimately pull together to reach a bread-based Utopia.

Starring: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, Barbara Pepper, Addison Richards, John Qualen, Lloyd Ingraham, Sidney Bracey, Henry Hall, Nellie V. Nichols, Frank Minor ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1934-10-02
23.

Manhattan Melodrama

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Starring: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo, Nat Pendleton, George Sidney, Isabel Jewell, Muriel Evans, Thomas E. Jackson, Isabelle Keith ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1934-05-04
Best Movies of 1934 : Charlie Chan in London
24.

Charlie Chan in London

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

After receiving congratulations from the Home Secretary for solving his most recent case, Charlie is sought out by Pamela Gray, a beautiful but desperate young socialite whose brother Paul awaits execution for the murder of a weapons inventor. She is so convinced of his innocence that she becomes distraught when she overhears Neil Howard, her brother's lawyer and her fiancee, confide to the detective his belief in his client's guilt. Angered at this disclosure, she returns his ring and breaks off the engagement. Although the execution will take place in 65 hours, Charlie pledges to expose the murderer. All potential suspects are reassembled in the country mansion of family friend Geoffrey Richmond, where the murder took place, as Charlie tries to expose the real murderer before time runs out.

Starring: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Ray Milland, Mona Barrie, Douglas Walton, Alan Mowbray, George Barraud, Paul England, Madge Bellamy, Walter Johnson ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1934-09-12
Best Movies of 1934 : The Grasshopper and the Ants
25.

The Grasshopper and the Ants

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

As in the classic fable, the grasshopper plays his fiddle and lives for the moment, while the industrious ants squirrel away massive amounts of food for the winter. With his song, he's able to convince at least one small ant until the queen arrives and scares him back to work. The queen warns the grasshopper of the trouble he'll be in, come winter. Winter comes, and the grasshopper, near starvation, stumbles across the ants, who are having a full-on feast in their snug little tree. They take him in and warm him up. The queen tells him only those who work can eat so he must play for them. Written by Jon Reeves

Starring: Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1934-02-10
26.

Babes in Toyland

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stanley Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlotte Henry, Felix Knight, Henry Brandon, Florence Roberts, Virginia Karns, Marie Wilson, Johnny Downs, Scotty Beckett ..
Directed by: Gus Meins, Charley Rogers
Release date: 1934-12-14
Best Movies of 1934 : Gulliver Mickey
27.

Gulliver Mickey

3.6
7.1/10 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
Best Movies of 1934 : Forsaking All Others
28.

Forsaking All Others

3.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A socialite only realises that her friend is in love with her when she falls for the wrong man.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Charles Butterworth, Billie Burke, Frances Drake, Rosalind Russell, Pat Flaherty, Edward Hearn, Harold Huber ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1934-12-23
Best Movies of 1934 : The Girl from Missouri
29.

The Girl from Missouri

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Leaving Missouri to find a wealthy husband in New York City, Eadie Chapman becomes a chorus girl and soon entertains at the lavish home of millionaire Frank Cousins. Cousins proposes to Eadie, only to then commit suicide due to bankruptcy. Fellow millionaire T. R. Paige defends Eadie when the police question her for having Cousins' jewelry -- but when she becomes enamored with his son, Tom, Paige declares Eadie a gold digger.

Starring: Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Franchot Tone, Lewis Stone, Patsy Kelly, Alan Mowbray, Clara Blandick, Hale Hamilton, Henry Kolker, Nat Pendleton ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1934-08-03
Best Movies of 1934 : The Barretts of Wimpole Street
30.

The Barretts of Wimpole Street

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Katharine Alexander, Ralph Forbes, Ian Wolfe, Marion Clayton Anderson, Leo G. Carroll, Ferdinand Munier ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1934-09-21
31.

Bright Eyes

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.

Starring: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Jane Darwell, Judith Allen, Lois Wilson, Charles Sellon, Walter Johnson, Jane Withers, Theodore von Eltz, Dorothy Christy ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1934-12-28
32.

Treasure Island

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In this early film adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of buccaneer Captain Flint's buried treasure.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger, Lewis Stone, Nigel Bruce, Charles 'Chic' Sale, William V. Mong, Charles McNaughton, Dorothy Peterson ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1934-08-17
Best Movies of 1934 : Service with a Smile
33.

Service with a Smile

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Walter Webb, thinking his gas station has been destroyed, describes a "super-deluxe" gas station run by chorus girls to his insurance agent.

Starring: Leon Errol, Maxine Doyle, Herbert Evans, Harry Seymour, Frank Darien ..
Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1934-07-28
34.

Evelyn Prentice

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A criminal lawyer's wife faces blackmail when she has an affair.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Una Merkel, Rosalind Russell, Isabel Jewell, Harvey Stephens, Edward Brophy, Henry Wadsworth, Cora Sue Collins, Frank Conroy ..
Directed by: William K. Howard
Release date: 1934-11-09
35.

Of Human Bondage

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Club-footed medical school student Philip Carey falls in love with cynical waitress Mildred Rogers. She rejects him and runs off with a salesman, later returning pregnant and unmarried. Philip takes her in, though "happily ever after" is not to be.

Starring: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Frances Dee, Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Alan Hale, Reginald Sheffield, Reginald Owen, Desmond Roberts, Evelyn Beresford ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1934-07-20
Best Movies of 1934 : The Painted Veil
36.

The Painted Veil

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

The wife of a doctor in China falls in love with a diplomat.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Herbert Marshall, George Brent, Warner Oland, Jean Hersholt, Bodil Rosing, Katharine Alexander, Cecilia Parker, Soo Yong, Forrester Harvey ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1934-11-23
Best Movies of 1934 : It's a Gift
37.

It's a Gift

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

After he inherits some money, Harold Bissonette ("pronounced bis-on-ay") decides to give up the grocery business, move to California and run an orange grove. Despite his family's objections and the news that the land he bought is worthless, Bissonette packs up and drives out to California with his nagging wife Amelia and children.

Starring: W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol, Julian Madison, Tommy Bupp, Baby LeRoy, Tammany Young, Morgan Wallace, Charles Sellon, Josephine Whittell ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1934-11-30
38.

Death Takes a Holiday

3.6
7.0/10 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 Movies of 1934 : There's Always Tomorrow
39.

There's Always Tomorrow

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Ignored by his ever-busy wife and children, a middle-aged businessman finds companionship with a former female employee.

Starring: Frank Morgan, Binnie Barnes, Lois Wilson, Robert Taylor, Louise Latimer, Maurice Murphy, Dick Winslow, Helen Parrish, Elizabeth Young, Margaret Hamilton ..
Directed by: Edward Sloman
Release date: 1934-11-01
Best Movies of 1934 : Broadway Bill
40.

Broadway Bill

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Tycoon J.L. Higgins controls his whole family, but one of his sons- in-law, Dan Brooks and his daughter Alice are fed up with that. Brooks quits his job as manager of J.L.'s paper box factory and devotes his life to his racing horse Broadway Bill, but his bank- roll is thin and the luck is against him, he is arrested because of $150 he owes somebody for horse food, but suddenly a planed fraud by somebody else seems to offer him a chance...

Starring: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Walter Connolly, Helen Vinson, Douglass Dumbrille, Raymond Walburn, Lynne Overman, Clarence Muse, Broadway Bill, Margaret Hamilton ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1934-11-30
41.

Sadie McKee

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A maid has romances with a two-timer, a boozing millionaire and the master of the house.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Gene Raymond, Franchot Tone, Edward Arnold, Esther Ralston, Earl Oxford, Jean Dixon, Leo G. Carroll, Akim Tamiroff, Zelda Sears ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1934-05-09
Best Movies of 1934 : The Wise Little Hen
42.

The Wise Little Hen

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Join Donald Duck in his debut in the classic animated short The Wise Little Hen. The Little Hen is planting corn and would like to have help from Peter Pig and Donald Duck, but they refuse stating they each have a "tummy ache." When it comes time to harvest the corn, Peter Pig and Donald still refuse to help the Hen, so she and her chicks do the harvest by themselves. Finally, the hen cooks the corn and offers some to Donald and Peter Pig, but when they look more carefully they discover a surprise.

Starring: Florence Gill, Clarence Nash, Purv Pullen, Mae Questel, The Three Rhythm Kings ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1934-06-08
Best Movies of 1934 : The Big Bad Wolf
43.

The Big Bad Wolf

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

The Big Bad Wolf torments Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs.

Starring: Mary Moder, Dorothy Compton, Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher, Sara Berner, Ruth Clifford ..
Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1934-04-14
Best Movies of 1934 : Little Miss Marker
44.

Little Miss Marker

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

Big Steve Halloway, gambler and proprietor of New York's Horseshoe Cabaret, where his girl, Bangles Carson sings, is in desperate need of money. He arranges for his fellow bookies, especially Sorrowful Jones, to each pay him $1,000 for his racehorse, Dream Prince, to lose. With all bets being placed at the window, Sorrowful encounters a gambler, having lost $500, wanting to place his bet but is unable to come up with $20. Instead, he places his daughter, Marthy Jane (Shirley Temple), as security, or in bookie's terms, a "marker". Having lost his bet, he commits suicide, leaving "little Miss Marker" under the care of Sorrowful Jones. As Steve hides out in Chicago to avoid investigation for his crooked bets, he entrusts Sorrowful to watch over Bangles during his absence, at which time the "gold digger" helps "tight-wod" with his trouble. When Big Steve learns Bangles is involved with Sorrowful, he returns to New York to do something about it.

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Dorothy Dell, Charles Bickford, Shirley Temple, Lynne Overman, Frank McGlynn Sr., John Sheehan, Garry Owen, Willie Best, Huey White ..
Directed by: Alexander Hall
Release date: 1934-06-01
Best Movies of 1934 : Charlie Chan's Courage
45.

Charlie Chan's Courage

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Charlie is hired to deliver a pearl necklace to a millionaire at his ranch. When murder intervenes he disguises himself as a Chinese servant and begins sleuthing.

Starring: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Donald Woods, Paul Harvey, Murray Kinnell, Reginald Mason, Virginia Hammond, Si Jenks, Harvey Clark, Jerry Jerome ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde, George Hadden
Release date: 1934-07-06
46.

Dames

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

A reformer's daughter wins the lead role in a scandalous Broadway show.

Starring: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Zasu Pitts, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert, Arthur Vinton, Phil Regan, Arthur Aylesworth, Johnny Arthur ..
Directed by: Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1934-09-01
47.

Fog Over Frisco

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Val takes the assistance of a society reporter and a journalist to investigate the disappearance of her half-sister Arlene, a wealthy socialite who is involved in criminal activities.

Starring: Bette Davis, Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot, Hugh Herbert, Arthur Byron, Robert Barrat, Henry O'Neill, Irving Pichel, Douglass Dumbrille ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1934-06-02
48.

The Lost Patrol

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A World War I British Army patrol is crossing the Mesopotamian desert when their commanding officer, the only one who knows their destination, is killed by the bullet of unseen bandits. The patrol's sergeant keeps them heading north on the assumption that they will hit their brigade. They stop for the night at an oasis and awaken the next morning to find their horses stolen, their sentry dead, the oasis surrounded and survival difficult.

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, Wallace Ford, Reginald Denny, J. M. Kerrigan, Billy Bevan, Alan Hale, Brandon Hurst, Douglas Walton, Sammy Stein ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1934-02-16
Best Movies of 1934 : Now and Forever
49.

Now and Forever

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Young freewheeling wanderer Jerry Day and his beautiful wife Toni are at odds over their lifestyle. Jerry can't accept responsibility but Toni yearns for a family and a settled life. Then the Days 'rediscover' Jerry's young daughter Pennie, who has been living with his rich deceased wife's family. Pennie appears to be just what Jerry needs to mend his swindling ways and lead a straight life. Despite the responsibility of his new family, Jerry is swayed by the corruptible influence of jewelry thief Felix Evans. When Evans lures Jerry into a job, it puts the continuation of his new family life at risk.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Shirley Temple, Carole Lombard, Guy Standing, Charlotte Granville, Gilbert Emery, Henry Kolker, Tetsu Komai, Akim Tamiroff, Luke Chan ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1934-08-31
Best Movies of 1934 : Woman Haters
50.

Woman Haters

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

The stooges join the "Women Haters" club and vow to have nothing to do with the fair sex. Larry marries a girl anyway and attempts to hide the fact from Moe and Curly as they take a train trip.

Starring: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Marjorie White, Walter Brennan, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Dorothy Vernon, A.R. Haysel, June Gittelson, Monte Collins ..
Directed by: Archie Gottler
Release date: 1934-05-05

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