Movies: Popular Movies of 1934

Movies in chronological context: 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1934th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 934th year of the 2nd millennium, the 34th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1930s decade. ()

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It Happened One Night(1934)

| 1h 45min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 504 votes)

A renegade reporter and a young heiress meet on a bus heading for New York, and end up stuck with each other when the bus leaves them behind at one of the stops.

The Thin Man(1934)

| 1h 31min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 186 votes)

A husband and wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.


3.8/5 (with 174 votes)

Capricious small-town girl Juliette and barge captain Jean marry after a whirlwind courtship, and she comes to live aboard his boat, L'Atalante. As they make their way down the Seine, Jean grows weary of Juliette's flirtations with his all-male crew, and Juliette longs to escape the monotony of the boat and experience the excitement of a big city. When she steals away to Paris by herself, her husband begins to think their marriage was a mistake.

Directed by Jean Vigo - With Dita Parlo, Michel Simon, Claude Aveline, Paul Grimault, Gen Paul, Jacques Prévert, ...

The Man Who Knew Too Much(1934)

1h 16min | Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 156 votes)

While vacationing in St. Moritz, a British couple receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

The Black Cat(1934)

1h 3min | Horror, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 110 votes)

After a road accident in Hungary, the American honeymooners Joan and Peter and the enigmatic Dr. Werdegast find refuge in the house of the famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig, who shares a dark past with the doctor.

Tarzan and His Mate(1934)

| 1h 44min | Action, Adventure
3.3/5 (with 58 votes)

Harry Holt returns to Africa with his friend Martin Arlington to head up a large ivory expedition.

Babes in Toyland(1934)

| 1h 13min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 53 votes)

Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stanley Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland.

The Big Bad Wolf(1934)

| 9min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 51 votes)

The Big Bad Wolf torments Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs.

Directed by Burt Gillett

The Scarlet Empress(1934)

| 1h 44min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 50 votes)

During the 18th century, German noblewoman Sophia Frederica, who would later become Catherine the Great, travels to Moscow to marry the dimwitted Grand Duke Peter, the heir to the Russian throne. Their arranged marriage proves to be loveless, and Catherine takes many lovers, including the handsome Count Alexei, and bears a son. When the unstable Peter eventually ascends to the throne, Catherine plots to oust him from power.

The Gay Divorcee(1934)

| 1h 47min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 49 votes)

Seeking a divorce from her absentee husband, Mimi Glossop travels to an English seaside resort. There she falls in love with dancer Guy Holden, whom she later mistakes for the corespondent her lawyer hired.

Of Human Bondage(1934)

| 1h 23min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 47 votes)

A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both.

The Grasshopper and the Ants(1934)

| 8min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 44 votes)

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Directed by Wilfred Jackson
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The Wise Little Hen(1934)

3.2/5 (with 40 votes)

Join Donald Duck in his debut in the classic animated short The Wise Little Hen. The Little Hen is planting corn and would like to have help from Peter Pig and Donald Duck, but they refuse stating they each have a "tummy ache." When it comes time to harvest the corn, Peter Pig and Donald still refuse to help the Hen, so she and her chicks do the harvest by themselves. Finally, the hen cooks the corn and offers some to Donald and Peter Pig, but when they look more carefully they discover a surprise.

Twentieth Century(1934)

3.5/5 (with 38 votes)

A temperamental Broadway producer trains an untutored actress, but when she becomes a star, she proves a match for him.

It's a Gift(1934)

| 1h 8min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 37 votes)

After he inherits some money, Harold Bissonette ("pronounced bis-on-ay") decides to give up the grocery business, move to California and run an orange grove. Despite his family's objections and the news that the land he bought is worthless, Bissonette packs up and drives out to California with his nagging wife Amelia and children.

Imitation of Life(1934)

1h 51min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 34 votes)

A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter. The two women start a successful business but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.

The Goddess(1934)

1h 13min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 34 votes)

A young prostitute, who is trying to give her infant son a good start in life, must contend with a coercive pimp and the prejudices of others.


| 1h 40min | History, Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 28 votes)

The queen of Egypt barges the Nile and flirts with Mark Antony and Julius Caesar.

Treasure Island(1934)

| 1h 43min | Action, Adventure, Kids & Family
3.3/5 (with 27 votes)

In this early film adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of buccaneer Captain Flint's buried treasure.

Manhattan Melodrama(1934)

| 1h 33min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 26 votes)

The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Them Thar Hills(1934)

| 20min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 26 votes)

Stan and Ollie travel to the mountains for Ollie's health, and park their caravan near a well into which a gang of moonshiners have earlier dumped their moonshine; and the boys proceed to quench their thirst thinking that it is iron-rich mountain water. The real trouble doesn't begin, though, until a married motoring couple stop by to borrow some gasoline, and the already-cranky husband leaves his thirsty wife with the boys while he goes off to refill his car's empty gas-tank. A sequel was made to this film: TIT FOR TAT, q.v.

The Scarlet Pimpernel(1934)

| 1h 37min | Drama, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 25 votes)

18th century English aristocrat Sir Percy Blakeney leads a double life. He appears to be merely the effete aristocrat, but in reality is part of an underground effort to free French nobles from Robespierre's Reign of Terror.

The Lost Patrol(1934)

| 1h 13min | Action, War
3.2/5 (with 23 votes)

A World War I British Army patrol is crossing the Mesopotamian desert when their commanding officer, the only one who knows their destination, is killed by the bullet of unseen bandits. The patrol's sergeant keeps them heading north on the assumption that they will hit their brigade. They stop for the night at an oasis and awaken the next morning to find their horses stolen, their sentry dead, the oasis surrounded and survival difficult.

Man of Aran(1934)

| 1h 16min | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 22 votes)

A documentary on the life of the people of the Aran Islands, who were believed to contain the essence of the ancient Irish life, represented by a pure uncorrupted peasant existence centred around the struggle between man and his hostile but magnificent surroundings. A blend of documentary and fictional narrative, the film captures the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands.

Directed by Robert J. Flaherty


51min | Horror
1.8/5 (with 21 votes)

An ex-vaudeville actor is working as the assistant to a doctor who has Frankenstein aspirations. The ex-vaudeville actor kills the doctor and decides to assume the identity of the dead physician.

Directed by Dwain Esper - With Horace B. Carpenter

The Goddess of Spring(1934)

| 9min | Animation
3.0/5 (with 20 votes)

The goddess is greeted by dancing flowers and fairies. The devil comes and takes her away to be his queen. She's despondent, as winter settles in above ground. But the devil isn't happy either, and offers anything to make her happy. They reach an agreement: she'll spend six months above ground and six below. Thus we have seasons.

Directed by Wilfred Jackson

Les Misérables(1934)

4h 41min | Drama, Crime, History
4.0/5 (with 20 votes)

The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense.

A Story of Floating Weeds(1934)

1h 26min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 20 votes)

An aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all.

The Merry Widow(1934)

| 1h 39min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.

The Count of Monte Cristo(1934)

| 1h 53min | Drama, Adventure
3.4/5 (with 18 votes)

After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to revenge himself on them.

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