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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)

4.0/5 (with 262 votes)

Having just tied the knot with society aviator, King Westley, Ellie Andrews is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. Reluctantly she must accept the help of out-of- work reporter, Peter Warne. Actually, Warne doesn't give her any choice—either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her husband, or he'll blow the whistle on Ellie to her father. Either way, Peter gets what he wants—a really juicy newspaper story.

The Thin Man(1934)

1h 31min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 92 votes)

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

L'Atalante(1934)

1h 29min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.8/5 (with 82 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
3.3/5 (with 80 votes)

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

The Black Cat(1934)

1h 3min | Horror, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 47 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 40min | Drama, Adventure, Action
3.3/5 (with 31 votes)

Harry Holt returns to Africa to head up a large ivory expedition. This time he brings his womanizing friend Marlin Arlington. Holt also harbors ideas about convincing Jane to return to London. When Holt and Arlington show Jane some of the modern clothes and perfumes they brought from civilization, she is impressed but not enough to return.

Babes in Toyland(1934)

G
| 1h 13min | Comedy, Music
3.5/5 (with 25 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 Scarlet Empress(1934)

3.5/5 (with 25 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)

PG
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 23 votes)

Guy Holden falls for Mimi Glossop without knowing she's married. She's trying to get a divorce, so her dizzy aunt and incompetent lawyer hire a professional correspondent to pose as her lover. When Guy unknowingly gives Mimi the code phrase, she then thinks he's the faux beau—and she confuses his genuine interest for part of the act.

Of Human Bondage(1934)

1h 23min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 22 votes)

Club-footed medical school student Philip Carey falls in love with cynical waitress Mildred Rogers. She rejects him and runs off with a salesman, later returning pregnant and unmarried. Philip takes her in, though "happily ever after" is not to be.

Twentieth Century(1934)

3.4/5 (with 19 votes)

Oscar Jaffe is a successful Broadway director, Lily Garland his biggest star. When she leaves his direction, his success goes with her. When he recognizes her aboard the Twentieth Century Limited, the train that both of them are riding, he tries to get her back for a new show. But accomplishing that feat isn't as simple as he had thought.

The Grasshopper and the Ants(1934)

NR
| 8min | Animation
3.4/5 (with 18 votes)

As in the classic fable, the grasshopper plays his fiddle and lives for the moment, while the industrious ants squirrel away massive amounts of food for the winter. With his song, he's able to convince at least one small ant until the queen arrives and scares him back to work. The queen warns the grasshopper of the trouble he'll be in, come winter. Winter comes, and the grasshopper, near starvation, stumbles across the ants, who are having a full-on feast in their snug little tree. They take him in and warm him up. The queen tells him only those who work can eat so he must play for them. Written by Jon Reeves.

Directed by Wilfred Jackson
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It's a Gift(1934)

1h 8min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 17 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.

Manhattan Melodrama(1934)

3.5/5 (with 16 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.

The Wise Little Hen(1934)

3.3/5 (with 16 votes)

Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies cartoon. This cartoon, based on the fairy tale The Little Red Hen. This cartoon marked the debut of Donald Duck. Donald and his friend Peter Pig try to avoid work by faking stomach aches until Mrs. Hen teaches them the value of labor.

Imitation of Life(1934)

1h 51min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 16 votes)

A widow and her housekeeper go into business together but almost lose their daughters.

The Big Bad Wolf(1934)

NR
| 9min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 14 votes)

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

Directed by Burt Gillett

Treasure Island(1934)

G
| 1h 43min | Action, Adventure, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 13 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.

Them Thar Hills(1934)

20min | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 13 votes)

The story involves Stan and Ollie traveling to the mountains for Ollie to recover from gout. They park their caravan near a cabin of moonshiners; the moonshiners dump their brew in a well, which Stan and Ollie proceed to drink from, thinking that it is healthy mountain water.

The Scarlet Pimpernel(1934)

1h 37min | Action, Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 12 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.

Cleopatra(1934)

1h 40min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 12 votes)

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

Maniac(1934)

51min | Horror
1.9/5 (with 11 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 Lost Patrol(1934)

1h 13min | Action, War
3.0/5 (with 11 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 awake the next morning to find their horses stolen, their sentry dead, the oasis surrounded and survival difficult.

The Merry Widow(1934)

3.7/5 (with 11 votes)

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

Man of Aran(1934)

1h 16min | Documentary, Drama
3.6/5 (with 10 votes)

For the last 200 years the Aran Islands have exercised a powerfully romantic fascination on the outside world which is without equal anywhere else in the country. They 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. This myth, strengthened by the writings of Yeats and especially Synge was hugely expanded by the release in 1934 of Man of Aran, a documentary on the life of the Island people. This film won international acclaim and explained in no small way why so many different nationalities walk the surface of Aran in their thousands between May and October each year.

Directed by Robert J. Flaherty

A Story of Floating Weeds(1934)

1h 26min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 10 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.

Directed by Yasujirō Ozu - With Chishū Ryū

Gulliver Mickey(1934)

3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Mickey is first seen reading Gulliver's Travels while the mice orphan children are pretending to be sailors. After ruining their game Mickey tries to make it up to them by retelling the Liliput sequences of Gulliver's Travels pretending it was a real event that happened to him by portraying the role of Gulliver. The story ends with Mickey saving the town from a giant spider (Pete). However after telling the story, one of the children dangles a fake spider attached to a fishing rod which scares Mickey out of his witts.

Directed by Burt Gillett

The Goddess(1934)

1h 13min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 10 votes)

The story of a young prostitute who is trying to give her infant son a good start in life, fighting against the prejudices of others and the attentions of a pimp.

Directed by Wu Yonggang - With Ruan Lingyu

Funny Little Bunnies(1934)

NR
| 7min | Animation
3.5/5 (with 10 votes)

We see bunny rabbits preparing for Easter, by making chocolate eggs and rabbits, decorating eggs, and weaving and filling baskets.

Directed by Wilfred Jackson

Les Misérables(1934)

4h 41min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 10 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.

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