Movies: Popular Movies of 1929

Movies in chronological context: 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1929th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 929th year of the 2nd millennium, the 29th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1920s decade. During the year 1929, there were two solar eclipses and two penumbral lunar eclipses: 1929 May 9 = Total Solar Eclipse1929 May 23 = Penumbral Lunar Eclipse1929 November 1 = Annular Solar Eclipse1929 November 17 = Penumbral Lunar EclipseThis year marked the end of a period known in American history as the Roaring Twenties after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 ushered in a worldwide Great Depression. In the Americas, an agreement was brokered to end the Cristero War, a Catholic counter-revolution in Mexico. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, a British high court, ruled that Canadian women are persons in the Edwards v. Canada (Attorney General) case. The 1st Academy Awards for film were held in Los Angeles, while the Museum of Modern Art opened in New York City. The Peruvian Air Force was created. In Asia, the Republic of China and the Soviet Union engaged in a minor conflict after the Chinese seized full control of the Manchurian Chinese Eastern Railway, which ended with a resumption of joint administ... ()

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Un Chien Andalou(1929)

16min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
3.8/5 (with 302 votes)

Un Chien Andalou is a classic European avant-garde surrealist film from the cooperation of director Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali. The film changed the way people made movies. Most famous is the scene of a woman’s eye being cut with a knife.

Directed by Luis Buñuel - With Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí, Jaume Miravitlles

Man with a Movie Camera(1929)

1h 8min | Documentary
4.1/5 (with 127 votes)

A cameraman wanders around Moscow, Kharkov, Kiev and Odessa with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Directed by Dziga Vertov

Pandora's Box(1929)

3.9/5 (with 48 votes)

Lulu is a young woman so beautiful and alluring that few can resist her siren charms. The men drawn into her web include respectable newspaper publisher Dr. Ludwig Schön, his musical producer son Alwa, circus performer Rodrigo Quast and Lulu's seedy old friend, Schigolch. When Lulu's charms inevitably lead to tragedy, the downward spiral encompasses them all.


| 1h 25min | Thriller, Crime
3.4/5 (with 44 votes)

Alice's boyfriend Frank is a Scotland Yard detective who seems more interested in police work than in her. When she agrees to go out with another man, he attacks her and she defends herself and kills him. When the body is discovered, Frank is assigned to the case. He quickly discovers that Alice is the killer, but so has someone else, and they are threatening blackmail.

The Skeleton Dance(1929)

3.6/5 (with 44 votes)

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Directed by Walt Disney

The Broadway Melody(1929)

| 1h 40min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 24 votes)

Harriet and Queenie Mahoney, a vaudeville act, come to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for his number in one of Francis Zanfield's shows. Eddie was in love with Harriet, but when he meets Queenie, he falls in love to her, but she is courted by Jock Warriner, a member of the New Yorker high society. It takes a while till Queenie recognizes, that she is for Jock nothing more than a toy, and it also takes a while till Harriet recognizes, that Eddie is in love with Queenie.

Directed by Harry Beaumont - With Anita Page, Charles King, Bessie Love, Edward Dillon, Carla Laemmle, Jed Prouty, ...

Diary of a Lost Girl(1929)

1h 44min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 23 votes)

Thymiane Henning, an innocent young girl, is raped by the clerk of her father's pharmacy. She becomes pregnant, is rejected by her family, and must fend for herself in a harsh, cruel world.

Plane Crazy(1929)

3.3/5 (with 23 votes)

Plane Crazy is an American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. The cartoon, released in 1929 by The Walt Disney Studio, was the first creation of the character Mickey Mouse. It was made as a silent film and given a test screening to a theater audience on May 15, 1928, but failed to pick up a distributor. Later that year, Disney released Mickey's first sound cartoon, Steamboat Willie, which was an enormous success. Following this, Plane Crazy was released as a sound cartoon on March 17, 1929.

Directed by Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks

The Cocoanuts(1929)

1h 36min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

During the Florida land boom, the Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land and thwart a jewel robbery.

Woman in the Moon(1929)

3.7/5 (with 16 votes)

A scientist discovers that there's gold on the moon, he builds a rocket to fly there, but there's too much rivalry among the crew to have a sucessful expedition.

The Haunted House(1929)

3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

Mickey seeks shelter from a storm in a house that turns out to be haunted.The skeletons command him to play the organ; they dance and play along.

Directed by Walt Disney

Queen Kelly(1929)

1h 41min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 12 votes)

Prince Wolfram is the betrothed of mad Queen Regina V of Kronberg. Supreme ruler, her word is law and he is a playboy. On maneuvers as punishment for partying with other women, he sees Kelly walking the the other students of a convent. He is intrigued by her beauty and wants her. He kidnaps her that night from the convent and takes her to his room and professes his love for her. When the Queen finds them together the next morning , she whips Kelly and throws her out of the castle. Regina then puts Wolfram into prison for not wanting to marry the Queen. Kelly goes to German East Africa to visit her dying Aunt and is forced to marry the disgusting Jan. The Aunt dies after the wedding and Kelly refuses to live with Jan and becomes the head of Aunties Brothel. Her extravagances and style earn her the name 'Queen Kelly' and Prince Wolfram does not marry Queen Regina V.

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12min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 12 votes)

A beautiful and evocative portrait of Ivens' native city of Amsterdam.

Directed by Joris Ivens, Mannus Franken

Big Business(1929)

19min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 12 votes)

Stan and Ollie play door-to-door Christmas tree salesmen in California. They end up getting into an escalating feud with grumpy would-be customer James Finlayson, with his home and their car being destroyed in the melee.

Perfect Day(1929)

19min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 11 votes)

Two families embark on a pleasant Sunday picnic but manage to run into a variety of issues with their temperamental automobile. Each incident requires repeated exits and reboardings by Laurel, Hardy, their wives and grouchy, gout-ridden Uncle Edgar.

The Manxman(1929)

1h 23min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 11 votes)

A fisherman and a rising lawyer who grew up as brothers fall in love with the same woman.

Berth Marks(1929)

19min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 10 votes)

The story involves Stan and Ollie as two musicians attempting to travel by train to Pottsville (presumably Pennsylvania, a very popular vaudeville performance location). It was only their second sound film, but a silent version was also made for cinemas at the time that were not equipped to show talkies.

The Karnival Kid(1929)

8min | Animation
2.7/5 (with 9 votes)

Mickey Mouse is working as a hot dog vendor at a carnival when he meets and quickly falls for Minnie the "Shimmy Dancer". That night, Mickey and a pair of alley cats serenade her by performing the song "Sweet Adeline", much to the dismay of Kat Nipp, who is trying to sleep. The short marks Mickey's first speaking appearance.

Directed by Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks


1h 33min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 9 votes)

One of the last great German Expressionist films of the silent era, Joe May’s Asphalt is a love story set in the traffic-strewn Berlin of the late 1920s. Starring the delectable Betty Amann in her most famous leading role, Asphalt is a luxuriously produced Ufa classic where tragic liaisons and fatal encounters are shaped alongside the constant roar of traffic.


1h 27min | Drama, War
3.4/5 (with 9 votes)

Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev, after having survived a train wreck. His arrival coincides with a national celebration of Ukrainian freedom, but the festivities are not to last as a disenchanted.

Directed by Alexander Dovzhenko - With Semyon Svashenko

They Go Boom!(1929)

20min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 9 votes)

Stan and Ollie try to sleep in a room-for-rent. Ollie, suffering from a cold, coughs frequently, while Stan snores. Both of them have trouble falling asleep because of this. They try to solve their problems, but this results in total chaos.

Wild Waves(1929)

2.6/5 (with 8 votes)

Mickey Mouse is a singing lifeguard. Minnie Mouse is the damsel he must rescue before she is swept out to sea.

Directed by Walt Disney

Spite Marriage(1929)

1h 16min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

An unimpressive but well intending man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan. But what he doesn't realize is that he is being used to make the actress' old flame jealous.


20min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

While changing clothes in a getaway car, escaped convicts Stan and Ollie mistakenly put on each other's pants. They spend the rest of the film trying to exchange pants in various unlikely settings.

The Barn Dance(1929)

7min | Animation
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

Mickey and Putrid Pete vie to take Minnie Mouse to a barn dance. Mickey gets the upper hand when Pete's car falls apart and continues to hold his own by using a balloon to give his dancing feet some lift. Unfortunately Pete punctures the balloon and wins out over our sobbing.

Directed by Walt Disney

Lucky Star(1929)

1h 39min | Romance / Love, Drama
4.1/5 (with 8 votes)

Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his legs. Home again, Tim is visited by Mary, and they are powerfully attracted to each other; but his physical handicap prevents him from declaring his love for her. Deeper complications set in when Martin, Tim's former sergeant and a bully, takes a shine to Mary.

Autumn Mists(1929)

12min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

An early impressionist short featuring a woman who dreams of, and escapes into, an autumn forest.

Directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff

The Hoose-Gow(1929)

18min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 8 votes)

Stan and Ollie arrive as new inmates at a prison after apparently taking part in a hold-up raid, a raid they tell a prison officer they were only watching. The usual mayhem ensues.


3.6/5 (with 7 votes)

H₂O (1929) is a short silent film by photographer Ralph Steiner. It is a cinematic tone poem showing water in its many forms - concentrating on patterns of movement, shading and texture.

Directed by Ralph Steiner

Mickey's Choo-Choo(1929)

7min | Animation
2.7/5 (with 7 votes)

Mickey is a railroad engineer with an anthropomorphic locomotive. He feeds the train (coal), then feeds his dog, then makes lunch for himself. Minnie drops by and plays a tune on her fiddle while Mickey dances. After lunch, the train has trouble climbing a hill, and the last car with Minnie aboard detaches and runs away.

Directed by Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney
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