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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 1,329 votes)

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

My Man Godfrey(1936)

3.8/5 (with 114 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 105 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 74 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.

The Petrified Forest(1936)

NR
| 1h 22min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 65 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.

Things to Come(1936)

NR
| 1h 40min | Drama, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 63 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 60 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.

After the Thin Man(1936)

NR
| 1h 52min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 51 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.

Secret Agent(1936)

1h 26min | Mystery, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 47 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.

Thru the Mirror(1936)

9min | Animation
3.6/5 (with 42 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

Dracula's Daughter(1936)

1h 11min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
3.1/5 (with 42 votes)

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

Dodsworth(1936)

NR
| 1h 41min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 41 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.

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The Great Ziegfeld(1936)

NR
| 2h 56min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 39 votes)

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

Camille(1936)

NR
| 1h 49min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 38 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.

Libeled Lady(1936)

3.6/5 (with 36 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)

3.5/5 (with 35 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 33 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)

3.2/5 (with 30 votes)

Two sailors Sindbad and Popeye decide to test themselves in order to prove their supremacy. Popeye is then presented with a series of daunting tasks by Sindbad.

Directed by Dave Fleischer

Tarzan Escapes(1936)

1h 29min | Action, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 29 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.

The Only Son(1936)

1h 27min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 25 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 25 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 Charge of the Light Brigade(1936)

1h 51min | Drama, Adventure, War
3.4/5 (with 23 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.

The Walking Dead(1936)

3.3/5 (with 23 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 Crime of Monsieur Lange(1936)

1h 20min | Drama, Crime, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 22 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 Country Cousin(1936)

NR
| 9min | Animation
3.1/5 (with 22 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 Story of a Cheat(1936)

1h 21min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 21 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...

Follow the Fleet(1936)

PG
| 1h 50min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 21 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.

Mickey's Rival(1936)

NR
| 8min | Animation
3.0/5 (with 20 votes)

Minnie's old friend, Mortimer Mouse, drops in on Mickey and Minnie's picnic. His practical jokes and coming on to Minnie soon have Mickey stewing, and their car isn't happy either. When Mortimer gets a nearby bull enraged and takes off, the car comes to the rescue after Mickey gets tangled up in a red blanket.

Directed by Wilfred Jackson

The Lower Depths(1936)

3.8/5 (with 20 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 20 votes)

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

Directed by David Hand
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