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Marvellous Movies of the 1930s
"There were some great films made following the advent of 'the talkies' at a time when people needed diversion and upliftment, after the end of WW1 through the great Depression, to the onset of WW2. This is about some of those 'talkie' films."
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In 1930, which lavish, early widescreen movie, directed by Raoul Walsh, gave a certain young actor his first role as leading man?
The Big Trail
The Blue Angel
In 1931, which film, directed by Frank Capra, starred Jean Harlow atypically as an upper class socialite?
The Public Enemy
Which movie, made in 1932, gave a young American five-times gold Olympic medal winner his big break in movies, and also starred a former professional cricketer?
The film was directed by W S Van Dyke.
Tarzan the Ape Man
Which movie, directed by Alexander Kordain 1933, gave a rather inaccurate account of this character, who obviously liked wedding cake, but disliked the Roman Catholic Church. It starred Charles Laughton and his real life wife, Elsa Lanchester.
The Private Life of Henry Vlll
A Farewell to Arms
This movie came out in 1934 and starred 'The King of Hollywood' in his usual suave, debonair, sophisticated, 'devil may care', adventurous persona. The leading lady was Claudette Colbert and the movie was directed by Frank Capra. Which movie was it?
Babes in Toyland
The Thin Man
It Happened One Night
This movie was directed by George Cukor and produced by David O Selznick and starred a large cast of big name actors, notably, WC Fields, Lionel Barrymore, Basil Rathbone, Maureen O'Sullivan and Freddy Bartholomew. It was based on a book by one of the world's most famous authors. What is the movie?
This film, produced in 1936 by MGM, glorified and followed the life story of one of the USA's best loved producers of theatrical revues. The film starred that great on-screen couple William Powell and Myrna Loy. What is the film?
Mr Deeds Goes to Town
The Great Ziegfeld
This film, produced in 1937 by Walt Disney, was the first full length feature of its genre, and is loved by all ages. Which film is it?
The Prisoner of Zenda
The Good Earth
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
This movie, produced in 1938, was directed by 'the Master of Suspense', Alfred Hichcock. It had a mostly British cast including Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. What is the title of the film?
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Angels With Dirty Faces
The Lady Vanishes
In 1939, this movie was directed by Ernst Lubitsch and proved to be the penultimate appearance for its renowned star. What is its title?
Gone With the Wind
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
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