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Films of 1933

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1. Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper

Votes: 1,749

2. Design for Living (1933)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 5,180

3. One Sunday Afternoon (1933)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

Middle-aged dentist Biff Grimes reminisces about his unrequited love for beautiful Virginia Brush and her husband Hugo, his ex-friend, who betrayed him.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Frances Fuller, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 515

4. Today We Live (1933)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

During WWI, two officers, one a pilot and the other in the navy, compete for the same beautiful young woman.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young, Franchot Tone

Votes: 909

5. Baby Face (1933)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier

Votes: 5,682

6. Central Airport (1933)

Unrated | 72 min | Drama

Aviator Jim Blaine and his brother Neil are rivals not only as daredevil flyers, but also for the love of parachutist Jill Collins.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Alfred E. Green | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Sally Eilers, Tom Brown, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 340

7. College Coach (1933)

TV-G | 76 min | Drama, Sport

Coach Gore, a ruthless and cynical big-time football coach, neglects his wife in his unrelenting drive to make Calvert College a football power.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak, Pat O'Brien, Arthur Byron

Votes: 352

8. His Private Secretary (1933)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

Dick Wallace secretly marries a minister's grand-daughter but his father, who thinks she is a gold digger, is opposed. She takes a job with the company under her maiden name to prove she's okay.

Director: Phil Whitman | Stars: Evalyn Knapp, John Wayne, Reginald Barlow, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 549

9. Riders of Destiny (1933)

Passed | 53 min | Music, Romance, Western

Bad guy Kincaid controls the local water supply and plans to do in the other ranchers. Government agent Saunders shows up undercover to do in Kincaid and win the heart of one of his victims Fay Denton.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Cecilia Parker, Forrest Taylor, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 842

10. Sagebrush Trail (1933)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Drama, Romance

The Duke is wrongly convicted for a killing, but he escapes from prison and heads out west to find the real killer.

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Shubert, Lane Chandler, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 964

11. Somewhere in Sonora (1933)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

John Bishop discovers a plot to rob a silver mine belonging to his girlfriend Mary's father and, to foil the evildoers, he joins them.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Henry B. Walthall, Shirley Palmer

Votes: 324

12. The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)

Passed | 88 min | Romance, Drama

Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm for invalid children and begins to lose his cynicism under the influence of the ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 426

13. The Man from Monterey (1933)

Passed | 57 min | Western

A cavalry officer helps save a family's ranch from land grabbers.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Ruth Hall, Luis Alberni

Votes: 428

14. The Telegraph Trail (1933)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A greedy businessman-turned-renegade foments an Indian uprising against the coming telegraph to perpetuate his economic stranglehold on the territory.

Director: Tenny Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Frank McHugh, Marceline Day

Votes: 416

15. The Three Musketeers (1933)

Approved | 210 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tom Wayne rescues Clancy, Renard and Schmidt in the Arabian desert and they join him in going after El Shaitan, a bad guy who is never seen as he tries to wipe out the Foreign Legion.

Directors: Colbert Clark, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton, Francis X. Bushman Jr., John Wayne

Votes: 342

16. Face in the Sky (1933)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Sign painters Joe and Lucky travel around New England looking for jobs. After Joe uses Madge as a model, she hides in their wagon. The painters are about to be charged with kidnapping until... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Marian Nixon, Stuart Erwin, Sam Hardy

Votes: 43

17. Man's Castle (1933)

75 min | Drama, Romance

Bill takes Trina into his depression camp cabin. Later, just as he finds showgirl LaRue who will support him, Trina becomes pregnant.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young, Marjorie Rambeau, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 1,241

18. Shanghai Madness (1933)

68 min | Drama

In the 1920s Pat Jackson destroys a Chinese post and is discharged from the Navy. Li Po Chang hires him to run a gunboat up the river. He drops Wildeth off at a mission for safety, but when... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fay Wray, Ralph Morgan, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 23

19. The Mad Game (1933)

73 min | Crime, Drama

Bootlegger Ed Carson is sent to prison. His old gang turns from liquor (now legal) to kidnapping. When they nab the son and daughter-in-law of the judge who sent Carson to prison, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Ralph Morgan, Howard Lally

Votes: 32

20. The Power and the Glory (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama

A man's life is retold just after his funeral. Beginning as a track walker, Tom Garner rose through all sorts of railroad jobs to head the company. In the meantime he lost touch with his ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Colleen Moore, Ralph Morgan, Helen Vinson

Votes: 544

21. Murders in the Zoo (1933)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Horror

A monomaniacal zoologist is pathologically jealous of his beautiful but unfaithful wife Evelyn and will not stop short of murder to keep her.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Lionel Atwill, Gail Patrick, Randolph Scott

Votes: 853

22. Footlight Parade (1933)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell

Votes: 4,320

23. Hard to Handle (1933)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: James Cagney, Mary Brian, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 569

24. Lady Killer (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime

A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Margaret Lindsay, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 1,469

25. Picture Snatcher (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Crime

Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Mr Nolan, her father, doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Ralph Bellamy, Patricia Ellis, Alice White

Votes: 1,237

26. The Mayor of Hell (1933)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the state reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous Thompson. Soon, Patsy Gargan, a former ... See full summary »

Directors: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Madge Evans, Arthur Byron, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 1,238

27. Gambling Ship (1933)

72 min | Drama

Tired of the dangerous life as gambling boss, Ace Corbin 'retires' from the racket and travels cross-country by train to begin a new life with a new name. On the train, he meets Eleanor and... See full summary »

Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, Max Marcin | Stars: Cary Grant, Benita Hume, Jack La Rue, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 151

28. I'm No Angel (1933)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold

Votes: 2,717 | Gross: $2.85M

29. She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, History

In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member.

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 5,025 | Gross: $2.00M

30. The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

TV-PG | 73 min | Action, Drama, War

The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Fredric March, Cary Grant, Jack Oakie, Carole Lombard

Votes: 940

31. The Woman Accused (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

During a three-day pleasure cruise, a murder victim's friend (John Halliday) tries to trick a new bride (Nancy Carroll) into admitting her guilt.

Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Cary Grant, John Halliday, Irving Pichel

Votes: 171

32. In the Wake of the Bounty (1933)

66 min | Action, Drama

The true story of HMS Bounty. Plus documentary

Director: Charles Chauvel | Stars: Arthur Greenaway, Mayne Lynton, Errol Flynn, Victor Gouriet

Votes: 223

33. The Little Giant (1933)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

When Prohibition ends, a beer baron sees the writing on the wall, quits the rackets, and tries to break into California society.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Helen Vinson, Russell Hopton

Votes: 954

34. I Loved a Woman (1933)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Art student John Hayden interrupts his studies in Greece to head his father's meat packing business on his father's death. He marries social climber Martha who taunts him for his ideals ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Kay Francis, Edward G. Robinson, Genevieve Tobin, Robert Barrat

Votes: 266

35. Perfect Understanding (1933)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young couple decide to marry under the condition that they agree never to disagree. That agreement is soon put to the test when the husband finds himself attracted to a beautiful young woman.

Director: Cyril Gardner | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Laurence Olivier, John Halliday, Nigel Playfair

Votes: 598

36. Dancing Lady (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 1,865

37. Hold Your Man (1933)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Romance

A woman is sent to a reformatory when her con artist lover flees after killing a man during a botched blackmail scheme.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Stuart Erwin, Dorothy Burgess

Votes: 1,210

38. Night Flight (1933)

Passed | 84 min | Drama

Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: John Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 660

39. The White Sister (1933)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman falls in love with a dashing officer, but becomes a nun when she believes him to be killed in battle.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Helen Hayes, Clark Gable, Lewis Stone, Louise Closser Hale

Votes: 306

40. The Whispering Shadow (1933)

Passed | 225 min | Action, Crime, Horror

A mysterious criminal known as The Whispering Shadow commits crimes by means of a gang he controls by television and radio rays. Jack Norton, whose brother was murdered by The Whispering ... See full summary »

Directors: Colbert Clark, Albert Herman | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Viva Tattersall, Malcolm McGregor, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 143

41. The Devil's in Love (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Unjustly convicted of murdering the major who transferred him to another outpost, a doctor makes good his escape then sets out to prove his innocence using another identity.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Victor Jory, Loretta Young, Vivienne Osborne, David Manners

Votes: 91

42. Night of Terror (1933)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The heirs to a family fortune are required to attend a seance at the spooky old family mansion. However, throughout the night members of the family are being killed off one by one.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Wallace Ford, Sally Blane, Bryant Washburn

Votes: 384

43. International House (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

Assorted wacky characters converge on a Chinese hotel to bid on a new invention, television.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: W.C. Fields, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Rudy Vallee, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 1,112

44. The Ghoul (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Drama, Horror

An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Dorothy Hyson

Votes: 2,053

45. Cavalcade (1933)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War

The triumphs and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridges, from 1899 to 1933 are portrayed.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 4,086 | Gross: $7.63M

46. Queen Christina (1933)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone

Votes: 6,697 | Gross: $0.77M



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