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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

1931

Street Scene (King Vidor)
TOP TIER:
An American Tragedy (Josef von Sternberg)
La chienne (Jean Renoir)
City Lights (Charlie Chaplin)
Dishonored (Josef von Sternberg)
Enthusiasm (Dziga Vertov)
Limite (Mario Peixoto)
M (Fritz Lang)
The Smiling Lieutenant (Ernst Lubitsch)
The Struggle (D. W. Griffith)
Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (F.W. Murnau)
Tokyo Chorus (Yasujiro Ozu)
The Yellow Ticket (Raoul Walsh)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
Anna Christie (Jacques Feyder)
À nous la liberté (René Clair)
Bachelor Apartment (Lowell Sherman)
Bad Girl (Frank Borzage)
The Champ (King Vidor)
Chances (Allan Dwan)
City Streets (Rouben Mamoulian)
Corsair (Roland West)
The Criminal Code (Howard Hawks)
Dirigible (Frank Capra)
Dracula (Tod Browning)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian)
Five and Ten (Robert Z. Leonard)
Five Star Final (Mervyn LeRoy)
Flunky, Work Hard! (Mikio Naruse)
Frankenstein (James Whale)
Friends and Lovers (Victor Schertzinger)
The Front Page (Lewis Milestone)
High Stakes (Lowell Sherman)
Girls About Town (George Cukor)
A House Divided (William Wyler)
Indiscreet (Leo McCarey)
Kameradschaft (G.W. Pabst)
The Last Flight (William Dieterle)
Little Caesar (Mervyn LeRoy)
Maedchen in Uniform (Leontine Sagan)
The Maltese Falcon (Roy Del Ruth)
Marius (Alexander Korda)
Le million (René Clair)
Night Nurse (William A. Wellman)
The Miracle Woman (Frank Capra)
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (Edward Sedgwick)
Philips Radio (Joris Ivens)
Platinum Blonde (Frank Capra)
Possessed (Clarence Brown)
Private Lives (Sidney Franklin)
The Public Enemy (William A. Wellman)
Quick Millions (Rowland V. Brown)
The Royal Bed (Lowell Sherman)
Safe in Hell (William A. Wellman)
Seas Beneath (John Ford)
Smart Money (Alfred E. Green)
A Spray of Plum Blossoms (Wancang Bu)
The Squaw Man (Cecil B. DeMille)
Star Witness (William A. Wellman)
Street Scene (King Vidor)
Strictly Dishonorable (John M. Stahl)
Taris, roi de l'eau (Jean Vigo)
Tarnished Lady (George Cukor)
The Threepenny Opera (G.W. Pabst)
Three Who Loved (George Archainbaud)
Tonight or Never (Mervyn LeRoy)
Trader Horn (W.S. Van Dyke)
Waterloo Bridge (James Whale)
The Woman Between (Victor Schertzinger)

OF INTEREST:
Arrowsmith (John Ford)
Blonde Crazy (Roy del Ruth)
Inspiration (Clarence Brown)
Iron Man (Tod Browning)
Other Men's Women (William A. Wellman)
The Skin Game (Alfred Hitchcock)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
Behind Office Doors (Melville Brown)The Black Camel (Hamilton MacFadden)
Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles)Dance, Fools, Dance (Harry Beaumont)
Mata Hari (George Fitzmaurice)Svengali (Archie Mayo)
The Last Flight (William Dieterle)






1 comment:

Mat Viola said...

Jaime,

Have you heard of Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff?

I haven't been able to track it down, but from what I hear it's a sadly overlooked masterwork.

Bernard Herrmann was a great admirer of its score, singling it out as the “first great realization of the dream of melodrama. Rathaus treated for the first time the music of a film as an integral part of the whole, not as decoration.”

You might consider adding this to your list.

Mat