Favourite 1930s movies

My top 5 : You can’t take it with you, Easy living, It happened one night, Mr Deeds goes to town and Holiday

M” directed by Fritz Lang in 1931 and starring Peter Lorre. “When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. They catch Hans Beckert (peter Lorre), an unknow killer of girls and judge him. Peter Lorre delivers an amazing performance. It is an outstanding movie.

“It happened one night”was directed by Frank Capra in 1934 and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. “A spoiled heiress (Claudette Colbert), running away from her family, is helped by a man (Clark Gable) who is actually a reporter in need of a story.”

“Mr. Deeds goes to town” was directed by Frank Capra in 1936 and starring Jean Arthur and Gary Cooper. “Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.”

“My man godfrey”was directed by Gregory La Cava in 1936 and starring Carole Lombard and William Powell. “A scatterbrained socialite (Carole Lombard) hires a vagrant (William Powell) as a family butler.” It is a lovely and funny movie ; the shower scene is excellent !

“The awful truth”was directed by Leo McCarey in 1937 and starring Cary Grant ane Irene Dunn. “Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other’s attempts to find new romance”.

Easy livingwas directed by Mitchell Leisen in 1937 and starring Jean Arthur and Ray Milland. “During the Great Depression, a wealthy banker (Edward Arnold) throws away his wife’s expensive fur coat ; it lands on the head of a stenographer (Jean Arthur). Thus, everyone assume she is his mistress and has access to his millions. ” It is a very funny and wonderful movie with a lovely Jean Arthur.
“You can’t take it with you”was directed by Frank Capra in 1938 and starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur. “A man from a family of rich snobs (James Stewart) becomes engaged to a woman (Jean Arthur) from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.” It is a wonderful movie and one of my favourite movies ever.

“Holiday”was directed by George Cukor in 1938 and starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. “A young man (Cary Grant) falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée’s eccentric sister (Katharine Hepburn) and long suffering brother. “

“Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife”was directed by Ernst Lubitsch in 1938 and starring Claudette Colbert and Gary Cooper. “The daughter of a penniless marquis teaches her multi-millionaire fiancé a lesson, after learning he has had 7 previous wives. “

“Bringing up baby” was directed by Howard Hawks in 1938 and starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. A straight paleontologist (Cary Grant) is pursued by a free-spirited and irritating heir (Katharine Hepburn) and her pet leopard, Baby!

“Ninotchka”was directed by Ernst Lubitsch in 1939 and starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas. “A stern Russian woman (Greta Garbo) sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man (Melvyn Douglas) who represents everything she is supposed to detest.”

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