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Movies: Popular Movies of 1936

Movies in chronological context: 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1936th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 936th year of the 2nd millennium, the 36th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1930s decade. ()

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Modern Times(1936)

NR
| 1h 27min | Drama, Comedy
4.2/5 (with 1,000 votes)

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

My Man Godfrey(1936)

3.9/5 (with 78 votes)

Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park, who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia, who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two.

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town(1936)

3.8/5 (with 75 votes)

Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. When small-town boy meets big-city girl anything can, and does, happen.

Swing Time(1936)

PG
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love, Drama
3.5/5 (with 55 votes)

Lucky is tricked into missing his own wedding again and has to make $25,000 so her father allows him to marry Margaret. He and business partner Pop go to New York where they run into dancing instructor Penny. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricky Ricardo.

The Petrified Forest(1936)

1h 22min | Drama, Crime
3.7/5 (with 46 votes)

Gaby is a waitress in an isolated Arizona gas station who dreams of a bigger and better life. One day, destitute intellectual Alan drifts into the joint and the two strike up a rapport. Soon enough, Notorious killer Duke Mantee takes the gas station hostage. Surrounded by miles of desert, the patrons and staff are forced to sit tight with Mantee and his gang overnight.

Things to Come(1936)

NR
| 1h 40min | Drama, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 45 votes)

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Fury(1936)

1h 32min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 44 votes)

Joe, who owns a gas station along with his brothers and is about to marry Katherine, travels to the small town where she lives to visit her, but is wrongly mistaken for a wanted kidnapper and arrested.

A Day in the Country(1936)

3.8/5 (with 40 votes)

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

After the Thin Man(1936)

1h 52min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime
3.8/5 (with 32 votes)

Nick and Nora Charles investigate when Nora's cousin reports her disreputable husband is missing, and find themselves in a mystery involving the shady owners of a popular nightclub, a singer and her dark brother, the cousin's forsaken true love, and Nora's bombastic and controlling aunt.

Dodsworth(1936)

1h 41min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 30 votes)

An adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel about a middle-aged American automobile tycoon who retires and goes to Europe, where he and his appearance-conscious, snobbish wife find differing sets of values... and new relationships.

Secret Agent(1936)

1h 26min | Thriller
3.3/5 (with 28 votes)

After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Camille(1936)

1h 49min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 28 votes)

Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure. One such woman is Marguerite Gautier, who begins a sumptuous romance with Armand Duval.

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Tell Your Children(1936)

1h 6min | Drama, Thriller
2.1/5 (with 28 votes)

High-school principal Dr. Alfred Carroll relates to an audience of parents that marijuana can have devastating effects on teens. In his story, a drug supplier entices several restless teens, including sister and brother Mary and Jimmy Lane and Mary's boyfriend, Bill, into frequenting a "reefer" house. Gradually, Bill and Jimmy are drawn into smoking dope, which affects their family lives and leads to a terrible crime.

Dracula's Daughter(1936)

1h 11min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
3.2/5 (with 26 votes)

A countess from Transylvania seeks a psychiatrist’s help to cure her vampiric cravings.

The Great Ziegfeld(1936)

3.2/5 (with 25 votes)

Lavish biography of Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker.

Libeled Lady(1936)

3.7/5 (with 22 votes)

When a major newspaper accuses wealthy socialite Connie Allenbury of being a home-wrecker, and she files a multi-million-dollar libel lawsuit, the publication's frazzled head editor, Warren Haggerty, must find a way to turn the tables on her. Soon Haggerty's harried fiancée, Gladys Benton, and his dashing friend Bill Chandler are in on a scheme that aims to discredit Connie, with amusing and unexpected results.

Our Relations(1936)

1h 13min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 22 votes)

Two sailors get caught in a mountain of mix-ups when they meet their long-lost twins. Laurel and Hardy play themselves and their twins.

The Devil-Doll(1936)

3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

Paul Lavond was a respected banker in Paris when he was framed for robbery and murder by crooked associates and sent to Devil's Island. Years later, he escapes with a friend, a scientist who was working on a method to reduce humans to a height of mere inches (all for the good of humanity, of course). Lavond however is consumed with hatred for the men who betrayed him, and takes the scientist's methods back to Paris to exact painful revenge.

Thru the Mirror(1936)

9min | Animation
3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

Mickey has been reading Alice in Wonderland, and falls asleep. He finds himself on the other side of the mirror, where the furniture is alive. He eats a walnut, which makes him briefly larger, then small. He dances around a lot, ultimately doing a major number with a deck of cards. He dances with the queen, making the king jealous. He comes after Mickey with swords, and Mickey defends himself with a sewing needle. Mickey gets the upper hand, and the king calls for reinforcements. Mickey finds himself chased by several decks, which throw their spots at him. He turns on a fan and blows them away, back through the mirror, where his alarm is ringing.

Directed by David Hand

The Country Cousin(1936)

NR
| 9min | Animation
3.1/5 (with 17 votes)

Morty Citymouse invites his cousin Abner Countrymouse for a visit and shows him the ways of the big city, including traps, eating quietly, and busy traffic.

The Only Son(1936)

1h 27min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 16 votes)

A poor factory worker, visiting the Tokyo son she has skimped to educate, finds even a college degree doesn't make a difference in Depression era Japan.

Directed by Yasujirō Ozu - With Chishū Ryū

Follow the Fleet(1936)

PG
| 1h 50min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 15 votes)

When the fleet puts in at San Francisco, sailor Bake Baker tries to rekindle the flame with his old dancing partner, Sherry Martin, while Bake's buddy Bilge Smith romances Sherry's sister, Connie. But it's not all smooth sailing—Bake has a habit of losing Sherry's jobs for her and, despite Connie's dreams, Bilge is not ready to settle down.

I Love to Singa(1936)

3.5/5 (with 15 votes)

I Love to Singa depicts the story of a young owl who wants to sing jazz, instead of the classical music that his German parents wish him to perform. The plot is a lighthearted tribute to Al Jolson's film The Jazz Singer.

Directed by Tex Avery

The Walking Dead(1936)

3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

Down-on-his-luck John Ellman is framed for a judge's murder. After he's convicted and sentenced to death, witnesses come forth and prove his innocence. But it was too late for a stay to be granted and Ellman is executed. A doctor uses an experimental procedure to restore him to life, though the full outcome is other than expected.

The Charge of the Light Brigade(1936)

1h 55min | Action, Adventure, Drama, War
3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

Major Vickers is an Officer in the 27th Lancers in India in 1856. Whilst the regiment is out on manoeuvres, the barracks are attacked by Surat Khan and his soldiers who massacre British women and children. This leaves an inextinguishable memory and Vickers promises to avenge the dead.

Elmer Elephant(1936)

G
| 8min | Animation
2.9/5 (with 13 votes)

Little Elmer Elephant has a crush on Tillie Tiger and his affection is reciprocated. Trouble is, the pint-sized pachyderm is beset by bullies who ridicule his trunk and make his life miserable. Then a conflagration breaks out at Tillie's tree house.

Directed by Wilfred Jackson

The Lower Depths(1936)

3.8/5 (with 12 votes)

Inhabitants of a flophouse struggle to survive under the harsh treatment imposed by the landlord, Kostyleva. One resident, young thief Wasska Pepel, ends his affair with the landlord's wife, Vassilissa, and takes up with her sister, Natacha. Pepel also befriends the baron, a former nobleman fallen on hard times, but Pepel's attempts at happiness are complicated when he's accused of murder by a spiteful Vassilissa.

Three Little Wolves(1936)

NR
| 9min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

Two little pigs cry wolf on their brother and then an actual wolf comes.

Directed by David Hand

Tarzan Escapes(1936)

1h 29min | Action, Adventure
3.0/5 (with 12 votes)

White hunter Captain Fry tries to take Tarzan back to civilization, caged for public display. He arrives in the jungle with Jane's cousins, Eric and Rita who want Jane's help in claiming a fortune left her.

Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor(1936)

16min | Comedy, Animation
3.1/5 (with 12 votes)

In "Popeye Meets Sindbad (Bluto)," Popeye's perennial enemy almost outshines him. Bluto is in rare form, his rich, bass voice rendering with gusto a catchy tune. He is also charismatic as a comic relief. This cartoon gem, one of Popeye's best, comes in vibrant colors thanks to having been digitally revamped.

Directed by Dave Fleischer
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