Monthly Film Bulletin 1935. All the films reviewed in 1935.

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1. The Human Side (1934)

70 min | Drama

The story of a theatrical producer, his divorced wife and their four children.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Doris Kenyon, Charlotte Henry, Reginald Owen

2. Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

Everyweek Newsmagazine editor Richard Kurt pursues psuedo-portait artist Marion Forsythe on her arrival from Europe after painting (and possibly being involved with) notables all over the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery, Edward Everett Horton, Edward Arnold

Votes: 233

3. Loves of a Dictator (1935)

81 min | History, Romance

The story opens in Copenhagen in the year 1776 on the wedding night of the King and Princess Caroline Mathilde. But the marriage was a political alliance, and the Princess felt only repugnance for her dissolute husband. On the night of their marriage the King leaves Copenhagen on a pleasure trip abroad, but his fast life proves too much for his weak constitution. Summoned to attend him, an ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Clive Brook, Madeleine Carroll, Emlyn Williams, Helen Haye

Votes: 28

4. Emil and the Detectives (1935)

71 min | Adventure, Family

Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

Director: Milton Rosmer | Stars: John Williams, George Hayes, Mary Glynne, Clare Greet

Votes: 92

5. Father Brown, Detective (1934)

Unrated | 68 min | Mystery

Father Brown is trying to stop a known theft taking 10 diamonds and showing he is wrong in the eyes of god.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Walter Connolly, Paul Lukas, Gertrude Michael, Robert Loraine

Votes: 37

6. Flirtation Walk (1934)

Not Rated | 97 min | Musical, Romance

A Musical-romance with Dick Powell as a private stationed in Hawaii who gets involved with Ruby Keeler, the general's engaged daughter. In order to avoid a scandal, the pair break up, but ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Pat O'Brien, Ross Alexander

Votes: 559

7. Flirtation (1934)

Approved | 58 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A precode romantic melodrama about a burlesque dancer and a country boy who must pretend to be married.

Director: Leo Birinsky | Stars: Jeanette Loff, Ben Alexander, Arthur Tracy, Emma Dunn

Votes: 38

8. The Gilded Lily (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

A stenographer becomes a famed entertainer, courted by an English nobleman and an informal American reporter.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 434

9. Grand Old Girl (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Romance

Miss Bayles (May Robson) has been trying to close down a business operated by Clarence (Alan Hale). Clarence runs a crooked gambling operation in the back room. Miss Bayles uses Clarence's ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: May Robson, Mary Carlisle, Fred MacMurray, Alan Hale

Votes: 115

10. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

66 Metascore

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 8,345 | Gross: $7.63M

11. Kid Millions (1934)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.

Directors: Roy Del Ruth, Willy Pogany | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ann Sothern, Ethel Merman, George Murphy

Votes: 411

12. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Passed | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell, Guy Standing

Votes: 2,391

13. Men of the Night (1934)

Approved | 58 min | Crime, Romance

"Stake-Out" Kelly, ace detective, meets Mary Higgins at a small Hollywood sandwich shop where he expects to get some information concerning Packey Davis, head of a ring of jewel thieves. ... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Bruce Cabot, Judith Allen, Charles Sabin, Ward Bond

14. Mills of the Gods (1934)

Approved | 66 min | Adventure, Drama

A game-old-girl, Mary Hastings (May Robson), retires as the head of the Hasting Plow Works...only to see it slip rapidly into ruin. Her ne're-do-well son and daughter refuse to part with a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: May Robson, Fay Wray, Victor Jory, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 31

15. The Night Is Young (1935)

Passed | 81 min | Romance, Musical, Drama

Austrian Emperor Franz Josef has arranged a marriage for his nephew, the Archduke Paul Gustave - nicknamed Gustl - to the suitable Princess Matilda, a woman Gustl can't even remember. He is... See full summary »

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Evelyn Laye, Charles Butterworth, Una Merkel

Votes: 168

16. Oh, Daddy! (1935)

77 min | Comedy, Musical

Member of a village Purity League branch find things much livelier on a trip to London.

Directors: Graham Cutts, Austin Melford | Stars: Leslie Henson, Frances Day, Robertson Hare, Barry MacKay

Votes: 49

17. The Prescott Kid (1934)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After surviving an attempt on his life, Tim rides into town to learn he is believed to be the new Marshal. Foiling further attempts, he is framed for robbery and about to be hung. The real ... See full summary »

Director: David Selman | Stars: Tim McCoy, Sheila Bromley, Joe Sawyer, Stephen Chase

Votes: 27

18. The Public Life of Henry the Ninth (1935)

60 min | Comedy

Henry, an unemployed London street entertainer, gets his big break when he is engaged to perform as the opening act of a cabaret in local pub. He proves a huge success and his popularity ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Mainwaring | Stars: Leonard Henry, Betty Frankiss, George Mozart, Wally Patch

19. The Right to Live (1935)

Approved | 69 min | Drama

Maurice and Stella Trent are happily married. When Maurice is crippled in an airplane crash, he and his mother send for his brother Colin to come help keep Stella busy. He is to show her a ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Josephine Hutchinson, George Brent, Colin Clive, Peggy Wood

Votes: 106

20. Sequoia (1934)

G | 71 min | Drama

Toni lives with her father, writer Matthew Martin, in the Sequoia forests of California. While walking, she finds and brings home, a small puma which she calls 'Gato' and a young fawn, ... See full summary »

Directors: Chester M. Franklin, Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Jean Parker, Russell Hardie, Samuel S. Hinds, Paul Hurst

Votes: 126

21. Society Doctor (1935)

Passed | 67 min | Drama

A doctor is fired for breaking the rules and operating on a man with a case of appendicitis. This leads him to start thinking about setting up his own private practice for the "society" set.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Chester Morris, Robert Taylor, Virginia Bruce, Billie Burke

Votes: 146

22. Abdul the Damned (1935)

Passed | 79 min | Drama, History

In 1908, Sultan Abdul Hamid faces resistance from the Young Turk party, while also becoming infatuated with a visiting Austrian singer.

Director: Karl Grune | Stars: Fritz Kortner, Nils Asther, John Stuart, Adrienne Ames

Votes: 57

23. The Ace of Spades (1935)

66 min | Drama

The wife of a candidate for Parliament is having an affair with the brother of her husband's rival. The rival candidate, Trent, is running for election on a promise of building a railway ... See full summary »

Director: George Pearson | Stars: Michael Hogan, Dorothy Boyd, Richard Cooper, Jane Carr

Votes: 55

24. Africa Speaks! (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

Explorer Paul Hoefler leads a safari into central Africa and what was then called the Belgian Congo, in the regions inhabited by the Wassara and the famous Ubangi tribes.

Director: Walter Futter | Stars: Harald Austin, Paul L. Hoefler, Lowell Thomas, Charles Gemora

Votes: 70

25. After Office Hours (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Constance Bennett, Clark Gable, Stuart Erwin, Billie Burke

Votes: 619

26. Angkor (1935)

81 min | Adventure

Basically a travelogue featuring footage of Angkor Wat (in Cambodia) shot by a couple of explorers in the WWI years, with additional footage shot on a set in Hollywood by George M. Merrick ... See full summary »

Directors: L.C. Cook, George M. Merrick | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, J.S. Horne, Fred Humes

Votes: 49

27. Carnival (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

"Chick" Thompson is a puppet-master in a traveling carnival whose wife dies in childbirth and leaves him with an infant son he names "Poochy." His father-in-law and the baby's grandfather ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Lee Tracy, Sally Eilers, Jimmy Durante, Florence Rice

Votes: 30

28. David Copperfield (1935)

Passed | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 3,487

29. Devil Dogs of the Air (1935)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

A talented but brash stunt pilot enters the Marine Corps and becomes more disciplined.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Margaret Lindsay, Frank McHugh

Votes: 309

31. Home on the Range (1935)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Two men, Thurman and Beady, and a woman, Georgia, ply a confidence game in Alaska by selling 'salted' gold mines to gullible newcomers. But the cold Far North gets too hot for them and they... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Jacobson | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Randolph Scott, Evelyn Brent, Dean Jagger

Votes: 22

32. Legong: Dance of the Virgins (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Romance

In Bali, a young woman falls in love with a musician, but he may have eyes for her half-sister.

Director: Henri de la Falaise | Stars: Poetoe Aloes Goesti, Bagus Mara Goesti, Saplak Njoman, Njong Njong Njoman

Votes: 206

33. The Little Minister (1934)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance

In rural 1840's Scotland, Gavin Dishart arrives to become the new "little minister" of Thrums's Auld Licht church. He meets a mysterious young gypsy girl in the dens and to his horror ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, John Beal, Alan Hale, Donald Crisp

Votes: 623

34. Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical

An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for wife and girlfriend.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Merle Oberon, Ann Sothern, Eric Blore

Votes: 225

35. The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934)

Approved | 63 min | Mystery

Investigating a series of murders in Chinatown, wise-guy reporter Jason Barton is captured by the megalomaniacal Mr. Wong, desperately trying to complete his collection of the twelve gold ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Wallace Ford, Arline Judge, E. Alyn Warren

Votes: 622

36. Night Life of the Gods (1935)

73 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A scientist named Hunter Hawk invents a device that can turn flesh to stone. While celebrating his discovery he becomes involved with a half naked leprechaun. On a trip to New York, Hunter ... See full summary »

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Alan Mowbray, Florine McKinney, Peggy Shannon, Richard Carle

Votes: 65

37. One More Spring (1935)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

One More Spring is a 1935 film about three people (Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter, and Walter Woolf King) living together in the maintenance shed at Central Park as an alternative to living on... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter, Walter Woolf King, Jane Darwell

Votes: 75

38. The Whole Town's Talking (1935)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl, James Donlan

Votes: 1,932

39. Red Morning (1934)

Approved | 66 min | Drama

A captain's daughter is marooned on an island after the ship is taken over by a mutinous crew.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Steffi Duna, Regis Toomey, Raymond Hatton, Mitchell Lewis

Votes: 62

40. Romance in Manhattan (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

Rejected as an immigrant because he doesn't have the required $200, a Czech immigrant jumps ship and is befriended by a chorus girl and becomes a taxi driver.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Francis Lederer, Ginger Rogers, Arthur Hohl, Jimmy Butler

Votes: 494

41. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 3,432

42. Shadow of Doubt (1935)

74 min | Mystery, Comedy

Haworth is a show biz producer who has a number of ex-girlfriends that he has beaten over the years. He is now engaged to two girls- Lisa and Trenna. After drinking and starting a fight ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Bruce, Constance Collier, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 226

44. The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935)

Unrated | 75 min | Mystery, Thriller

Holmes, retired to Sussex, is drawn into a last case when.arch enemy Moriarty arranges with an American gang to kill one John Douglas, a country gentleman with a mysterious past. Holmes' ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie S. Hiscott | Stars: Arthur Wontner, Lyn Harding, Leslie Perrins, Jane Carr

Votes: 490

46. Vanessa, Her Love Story (1935)

Approved | 74 min | Drama

The only person that Vanessa wants to marry is Benjamin and they are finally engaged. When a fire sweeps through her fathers house, Benjie is able to save Vanessa, but he cannot save her ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Helen Hayes, May Robson, Otto Kruger

Votes: 118

47. Wings in the Dark (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Romance