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King Kong

A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.

Release On: 15th - March - 1933

Vote Count: 910
Vote Average: 7.6/10

The Invisible Man

Working in Dr. Cranley’s laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley’s daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion’s Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. But the experimental drug has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance.

Release On: 3rd - November - 1933

Vote Count: 444
Vote Average: 7.5/10

42nd Street

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.

Release On: 11th - March - 1933

Vote Count: 96
Vote Average: 7/10

Dinner at Eight

An ambitious New York socialite plans an extravagant dinner party as her businessman husband, Oliver, contends with financial woes, causing a lot of tension between the couple. Meanwhile, their high-society friends and associates, including the gruff Dan Packard and his sultry spouse, Kitty, contend with their own entanglements, leading to revelations at the much-anticipated dinner.

Release On: 22nd - December - 1933

Vote Count: 51
Vote Average: 6.8/10

Sons of the Desert

Ollie and Stan deceive their wives into thinking they are taking a medically necessary cruise when they are really going to a lodge convention.

Release On: 29th - December - 1933

Vote Count: 143
Vote Average: 7/10

Duck Soup

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Release On: 12th - November - 1933

Vote Count: 487
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Son of Kong

Beleaguered adventurer Carl Denham returns to the island where he found King Kong.

Release On: 22nd - December - 1933

Vote Count: 66
Vote Average: 5.4/10

Design for Living

An independent woman can't chose between the two men she loves.

Release On: 29th - December - 1933

Vote Count: 101
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Alice in Wonderland

In this version of the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice (Charlotte Henry) discovers that an ordinary library mirror is actually a portal into another world. As she adjusts to her constantly changing size, thanks to some mysterious cookies, she follows a rabbit with a pocket watch, stumbles upon a deranged tea party and seeks advice from the shadowy Cheshire Cat (Richard Arlen). Later, Alice runs into Humpty Dumpty (W. C. Fields), whose unfortunate tumble sets even stranger events in motion.

Release On: 18th - December - 1933

Vote Count: 26
Vote Average: 6.2/10

Little Women

Little Women is a coming-of-age drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie.

Release On: 24th - November - 1933

Vote Count: 77
Vote Average: 6.7/10

Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse

After a detective is assaulted by thugs and placed in an asylum run by Professor Baum, he observes the professor's preoccupation with another patient, the criminal genius Dr. Mabuse the hypnotist. When Mabuse's notes are found to be connected with a rash of recent crimes, Commissioner Lohmann must determine how Mabuse is communicating with the criminals, despite conflicting reports on the doctor's whereabouts, and capture him for good.

Release On: 21st - April - 1933

Vote Count: 132
Vote Average: 7.5/10

Mystery of the Wax Museum

The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

Release On: 18th - February - 1933

Vote Count: 70
Vote Average: 6.6/10

Gold Diggers of 1933

Things get tough for Carol and her showgirl pals, Trixie and Polly, when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad saves the day by funding a new Depression-themed musical for the girls to star in, but when his stuffy high-society brother finds out and threatens to disown Brad, Carol and her gold-digging friends scheme to keep the show going, hooking a couple of millionaires along the way.

Release On: 27th - May - 1933

Vote Count: 75
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Baby Face

A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.

Release On: 13th - July - 1933

Vote Count: 63
Vote Average: 7.3/10

She Done Him Wrong

New York singer and nightclub owner Lady Lou has more men friends than you can imagine. One of them is a vicious criminal who’s escaped and is on the way to see “his” girl, not realising she hasn’t exactly been faithful in his absence. Help is at hand in the form of young Captain Cummings, a local temperance league leader.

Release On: 9th - February - 1933

Vote Count: 58
Vote Average: 5.9/10

Three Little Pigs

The two pigs building houses of hay and sticks scoff at their brother, building the brick house. But when the wolf comes around and blows their houses down (after trickery like dressing as a foundling sheep fails), they run to their brother's house. And throughout, they sing the classic song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?".

Release On: 27th - May - 1933

Vote Count: 241
Vote Average: 6.8/10

The Vampire Bat

When the villagers of Klineschloss start dying of blood loss, the town fathers suspect a resurgence of vampirism. While police inspector Karl remains skeptical, scientist Dr. von Niemann cares for the vampire's victims one by one, and suspicion falls on simple-minded Herman Gleib because of his fondness for bats. A blood-thirsty mob hounds Gleib to his death, but the vampire attacks don't stop.

Release On: 21st - January - 1933

Vote Count: 37
Vote Average: 5.6/10

Zéro de conduite : Jeunes diables au collège

In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the director on a celebration day.

Release On: 7th - April - 1933

Vote Count: 134
Vote Average: 7/10

Riders of Destiny

John Wayne portrays Singin' Sandy Saunders and has a reputation as the most notorious gunman since Billy the Kid. That's somewhat ironic though, since it's later revealed that he's a special Secret Service agent sent from Washington to investigate a land swindle scheme under the direction of town boss James Kincaid (Forrest Taylor).

Release On: 10th - October - 1933

Vote Count: 17
Vote Average: 5.4/10

The Bitter Tea of General Yen

An American missionary is gradually seduced by a courtly warlord holding her in Shanghai.

Release On: 6th - January - 1933

Vote Count: 40
Vote Average: 6.3/10