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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)

G
| 1h 27min | Comedy, Drama
4.2/5 (with 1,309 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 104 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 99 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
3.5/5 (with 72 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 Romero.

Things to Come(1936)

NR
| 1h 40min | Drama, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 62 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)

NR
| 1h 32min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 58 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.

The Petrified Forest(1936)

NR
| 1h 22min | Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 58 votes)

Gabby, the waitress in an isolated Arizona diner, dreams of a bigger and better life. One day penniless intellectual Alan drifts into the joint and the two strike up a rapport. Soon enough, notorious killer Duke Mantee takes the diner's inhabitants hostage. Surrounded by miles of desert, the patrons and staff are forced to sit tight with Mantee and his gang overnight.

After the Thin Man(1936)

NR
| 1h 52min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 45 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)

NR
| 1h 41min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 40 votes)

A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

Secret Agent(1936)

1h 26min | Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 40 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.

Dracula's Daughter(1936)

1h 11min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
3.1/5 (with 39 votes)

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

Thru the Mirror(1936)

9min | Animation
3.6/5 (with 39 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
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Camille(1936)

NR
| 1h 49min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 35 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.

The Great Ziegfeld(1936)

NR
| 2h 56min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 34 votes)

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

Libeled Lady(1936)

3.6/5 (with 33 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.

The Devil-Doll(1936)

3.4/5 (with 32 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.

Our Relations(1936)

NR
| 1h 13min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 29 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.

Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor(1936)

3.1/5 (with 28 votes)

Sailors Popeye and Sindbad (Bluto) do battle to see which is the greatest.

Directed by Dave Fleischer

The Only Son(1936)

1h 27min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 24 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

I Love to Singa(1936)

3.4/5 (with 23 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 Crime of Monsieur Lange(1936)

1h 20min | Drama, Crime, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 21 votes)

A man and a woman arrive in a cafe-hotel near the belgian frontier. The customers recognize the man from the police's description. His name is Amedee Lange, he murdered Batala in Paris. His lady friend Valentine tells the whole story : Lange was an employee in Batala's little printing works. Batala was a real bastard, swindling every one, seducing female workers of Valentine's laundry... One day he fled to avoid facing his creditors, and the workers set up a cooperative to go on working. But the plot is less important that the description of the atmosphere just before the Popular Front.

Directed by Jean Renoir - With René Lefèvre, Florelle, Jules Berry, Maurice Baquet, Marcel Duhamel, Jean Dasté, ...

The Walking Dead(1936)

3.3/5 (with 21 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 Country Cousin(1936)

NR
| 9min | Animation
3.1/5 (with 21 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 Charge of the Light Brigade(1936)

1h 51min | Drama, Adventure, War
3.4/5 (with 21 votes)

In 1853, as the British and Russian empires compete to gain and maintain their place in the dreadful Great Game of political intrigues and alliances whose greatest prize is the domination of India and the border territories, Major Geoffrey Vickers must endure several betrayals and misfortunes before he can achieve his revenge at the Balaclava Heights, on October 25, 1854, the most glorious day of the Crimean War.

Follow the Fleet(1936)

PG
| 1h 50min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 20 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.

Three Little Wolves(1936)

NR
| 9min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 20 votes)

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

Directed by David Hand

The Story of a Cheat(1936)

1h 21min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 19 votes)

Life story of a charming scoundrel, with little dialogue other than the star/director's witty narration. As a boy, only he survives a family tragedy when he's deprived of supper (poisonous mushrooms!) for stealing...concluding that dishonesty pays. Through years of dabbling in crime and amusing adventures, two women appear and reappear in his life, a dazzling blonde jewel thief and a stunning brunette gambler. Finally, he meets the mysterious Charbonnier who had saved his life in World War I, leading to the surprising next phase in his career...

Sisters of the Gion(1936)

1h 9min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 18 votes)

Umekichi, a geisha in the Gion district of Kyoto, feels obliged to help her lover Furusawa when he asks to stay with her after becoming bankrupt and leaving his wife. However her younger sister Omocha tells her she is wasting her time and money on a loser. She thinks that they should both find wealthy patrons to support them. Omocha therefore tries various schemes to get rid of Furusawa, and set themselves up with better patrons.

San Francisco(1936)

NR
| 1h 55min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 18 votes)

A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.

Tarzan Escapes(1936)

1h 29min | Action, Adventure
3.0/5 (with 18 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.

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