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Monday, April 9, 2012

A Year in Film: My Favorite's Of 1933


When you think of the films of 1933, it's hard not to think of KING KONG. KONG is so truly iconic in the history of cinema. 1933 was quite the year though and I think some other releases get overshadowed. The Marx Brothers put out what is quite arguably their best effort in 1933(and my favorite Marx film). And lest we forget that William Wyler, Frank Capra, William Wellman, and Busby Berkeley had a hand in some excellent films that year as well. And then of course there is THE INVISIBLE MAN, which is certainly amongst my top 2 or 3 Universal Horror film favorites.



42ND STREET


BABY FACE


THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN


BLOOD MONEY


BOMBSHELL
(Buy the Warner Archive DVD)

CENTRAL AIRPORT
(Buy the Warner Archive DVD)

COUNSELLOR AT LAW


DESIGN FOR LIVING


DIPLOMANIACS
(Buy the Warner Archive DVD)

DUCK SOUP


EMPLOYEE'S ENTRANCE


FEMALE


FLYING DOWN TO RIO



GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE
(Buy the Warner Archive DVD)

GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933


THE INVISIBLE MAN


KING KONG


LADY FOR A DAY


THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM


PENTHOUSE
(Buy the Warner Archive DVD)

SHE HAD TO SAY YES



SONS OF THE DESERT


THE STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE


TOPAZE


TURN BACK THE CLOCK


WILD BOYS OF THE ROAD











7 comments:

Hal said...

Lots of great stuff here. I particularly like the underrated BABY FACE. I highly recommend DIPLOMANIACS as well, which is in the same vein as DUCK SOUP. Not quite as good (few films are) but definitely worth watching.

Rupert Pupkin said...

Hal-Can't believe I forgot DIPLOMANIACS!I am a fan. Adding now!

Dusty McGowan said...

Great list Rupert! As much as it pains me to say it, I've only seen King Kong and Duck Soup. I couldn't believe how modern Duck Soup felt the first time I saw it. Yeah, it's still funny...but the satire is still dead on about political loyalties and attitudes.

Time to watch some movies from 1933.

Rupert Pupkin said...

Dusty-Yeah it's remarkable how modern DUCK SOUP plays. Just took my son to see it at the Egyptian theater some months back. Still so relevant and hilarious.

Scott M said...

Great Stuff Rupe

I think THE GHOUL with Karloff is from 1933, a pretty good one. It is incredible to see how influential KING KONG has been. I've now got SON OF KONG on DVD and hope to cover it on our show soon. It's also 1933.

Rupert Pupkin said...

Scott- been meaning to see THE GHOUL for a while. It's on Netflix Instant I think. Haven't seen SON OF KONG either sadly. My gaps!

Scott M said...

I've never seen SON OF KONG either - only know if from b&w still in monster magazines from the 70s. It never seemed to be on TV - I've heard it is very strong, with great effects.

Sometimes TCM also includes THE GHOUL when they are doing a Karloff night.

If you have gaps, the rest of us have Grand Canyons!