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The Thin Man

A husband and wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.

Release On: 25th - May - 1934

Vote Count: 255
Vote Average: 7.6/10

Tarzan and His Mate

Harry Holt returns to Africa with his friend Martin Arlington to head up a large ivory expedition.

Release On: 20th - April - 1934

Vote Count: 80
Vote Average: 6.5/10

The Scarlet Empress

During the 18th century, German noblewoman Sophia Frederica, who would later become Catherine the Great, travels to Moscow to marry the dimwitted Grand Duke Peter, the heir to the Russian throne. Their arranged marriage proves to be loveless, and Catherine takes many lovers, including the handsome Count Alexei, and bears a son. When the unstable Peter eventually ascends to the throne, Catherine plots to oust him from power.

Release On: 9th - May - 1934

Vote Count: 70
Vote Average: 6.9/10

It Happened One Night

A renegade reporter and a crazy young heiress meet on a bus heading for New York, and end up stuck with each other when the bus leaves them behind at one of the stops.

Release On: 22nd - February - 1934

Vote Count: 729
Vote Average: 7.9/10

The Man Who Knew Too Much

While vacationing in St. Moritz, a British couple receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their young daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

Release On: 1st - December - 1934

Vote Count: 217
Vote Average: 6.5/10

The Black Cat

After a road accident in Hungary, the American honeymooners Joan and Peter and the enigmatic Dr. Werdegast find refuge in the house of the famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig, who shares a dark past with the doctor.

Release On: 7th - May - 1934

Vote Count: 150
Vote Average: 6.9/10

Of Human Bondage

Club-footed medical school student Philip Carey falls in love with cynical waitress Mildred Rogers. She rejects him and runs off with a salesman, later returning pregnant and unmarried. Philip takes her in, though "happily ever after" is not to be.

Release On: 20th - July - 1934

Vote Count: 72
Vote Average: 6.6/10

Kid Millions

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

Release On: 10th - November - 1934

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 7.3/10


Capricious small-town girl Juliette and barge captain Jean marry after a whirlwind courtship, and she comes to live aboard his boat, L'Atalante. As they make their way down the Seine, Jean grows weary of Juliette's flirtations with his all-male crew, and Juliette longs to escape the monotony of the boat and experience the excitement of a big city. When she steals away to Paris by herself, her husband begins to think their marriage was a mistake.

Release On: 24th - April - 1934

Vote Count: 241
Vote Average: 7.6/10

Imitation of Life

A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter. The two women start a successful business but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.

Release On: 23rd - November - 1934

Vote Count: 48
Vote Average: 7.1/10

It's a Gift

After he inherits some money, Harold Bissonette ("pronounced bis-on-ay") decides to give up the grocery business, move to California and run an orange grove. Despite his family's objections and the news that the land he bought is worthless, Bissonette packs up and drives out to California with his nagging wife Amelia and children.

Release On: 30th - November - 1934

Vote Count: 46
Vote Average: 6.4/10

The Gay Divorcee

Seeking a divorce from her absentee husband, Mimi Glossop travels to an English seaside resort. There she falls in love with dancer Guy Holden, whom she later mistakes for the corespondent her lawyer hired.

Release On: 12th - October - 1934

Vote Count: 67
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Twentieth Century

Oscar Jaffe is a successful Broadway director, Lily Garland his biggest star. When she leaves his direction, his success goes with her. When he recognizes her aboard the Twentieth Century Limited, the train that both of them are riding, he tries to get her back for a new show. But accomplishing that feat isn't as simple as he had thought.

Release On: 11th - May - 1934

Vote Count: 53
Vote Average: 6.8/10

West of the Divide

Ted Hayden impersonates a wanted man and joins Gentry's gang only to learn later that Gentry was the one who killed his father.

Release On: 15th - February - 1934

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 5.2/10


The queen of Egypt barges the Nile and flirts with Mark Antony and Julius Caesar.

Release On: 5th - October - 1934

Vote Count: 36
Vote Average: 5.9/10

Babes in Toyland

Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stanley Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland.

Release On: 14th - December - 1934

Vote Count: 77
Vote Average: 6.8/10

Queen Christina

Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Release On: 9th - February - 1934

Vote Count: 67
Vote Average: 7/10

The Scarlet Pimpernel

18th century English aristocrat Sir Percy Blakeney leads a double life. He appears to be merely the effete aristocrat, but in reality is part of an underground effort to free French nobles from Robespierre's Reign of Terror.

Release On: 20th - December - 1934

Vote Count: 29
Vote Average: 7.2/10

Waltzes from Vienna

The story of Johann Strauss the elder and younger.

Release On: 15th - March - 1934

Vote Count: 23
Vote Average: 5.3/10

Charlie Chan in London

After receiving congratulations from the Home Secretary for solving his most recent case, Charlie is sought out by Pamela Gray, a beautiful but desperate young socialite whose brother Paul awaits execution for the murder of a weapons inventor. She is so convinced of his innocence that she becomes distraught when she overhears Neil Howard, her brother's lawyer and her fiancee, confide to the detective his belief in his client's guilt. Angered at this disclosure, she returns his ring and breaks off the engagement. Although the execution will take place in 65 hours, Charlie pledges to expose the murderer. All potential suspects are reassembled in the country mansion of family friend Geoffrey Richmond, where the murder took place, as Charlie tries to expose the real murderer before time runs out.

Release On: 12th - September - 1934

Vote Count: 17
Vote Average: 6.9/10