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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)

NR
| 1h 45min | Comedy, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 389 votes)

A renegade reporter and a crazy 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)

NR
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 129 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)

3.8/5 (with 124 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 115 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 77 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)

NR
| 1h 44min | Action, Adventure
3.3/5 (with 40 votes)

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

Babes in Toyland(1934)

NR
| 1h 13min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 39 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.

Of Human Bondage(1934)

NR
| 1h 23min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 38 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.

The Scarlet Empress(1934)

3.5/5 (with 37 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.

Queen Christina(1934)

3.5/5 (with 35 votes)

Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

The Gay Divorcee(1934)

NR
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 34 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.

The Grasshopper and the Ants(1934)

NR
| 8min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 31 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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The Big Bad Wolf(1934)

NR
| 9min | Animation
3.2/5 (with 27 votes)

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

Directed by Burt Gillett

The Wise Little Hen(1934)

3.2/5 (with 27 votes)

Donald and his friend Peter Pig try to avoid work by faking stomach aches until Mrs. Hen teaches them the value of labor.

Twentieth Century(1934)

3.4/5 (with 26 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.

Imitation of Life(1934)

1h 51min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 25 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.

It's a Gift(1934)

1h 8min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 23 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 21 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)

NR
| 20min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 20 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.

Cleopatra(1934)

3.0/5 (with 19 votes)

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

Treasure Island(1934)

NR
| 1h 43min | Action, Adventure, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 19 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.

The Lost Patrol(1934)

1h 13min | Action, War
3.2/5 (with 17 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.

The Goddess(1934)

1h 13min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 17 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

Man of Aran(1934)

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

Les Misérables(1934)

4h 41min | Drama, Crime
3.9/5 (with 16 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.

The Scarlet Pimpernel(1934)

1h 37min | Drama, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 15 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.

Maniac(1934)

51min | Horror
1.9/5 (with 14 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 Merry Widow(1934)

3.7/5 (with 14 votes)

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

A Story of Floating Weeds(1934)

1h 26min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 13 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

Funny Little Bunnies(1934)

NR
| 7min | Animation
3.4/5 (with 13 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
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