The Top 20 Dramas of the 1930s

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City Lights 1931, 87 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinVirginia CherrillFlorence Lee

Comedy Drama    Comedy    Drama

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Stagecoach 1939, 96 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneClaire TrevorThomas Mitchell

Adventure Drama    Adventure    Drama

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Freaks 1932, 64 min.

Tod Browning     Starring: Wallace FordLeila HyamsOlga Baclanova

Drama    Horror    Melodrama

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L'atalante 1934, 89 min.

Jean Vigo     Starring: Michel SimonDita ParloJean Dasté

Adventure Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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The Public Enemy 1931, 83 min.

William A. Wellman     Starring: James CagneyJean HarlowEdward Woods

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

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Scarface 1932, 93 min.

Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson     Starring: Paul MuniAnn DvorakGeorge Raft

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Roaring Twenties 1939, 104 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: James CagneyJeffrey LynnPriscilla Lane

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Fury 1936, 90 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Sylvia SidneySpencer TracyWalter Abel

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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Grand Hotel 1932, 112 min.

Edmund Goulding     Starring: Lionel BarrymoreGreta GarboWallace Beery

Drama    Ensemble Film    Melodrama

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