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Favorites from the 1930's

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There are very few selections listed from the 1930's as I haven't watched as many movies from this decade as those after it. Here's the best of 1930.

Best Actor

Wallace Beery, Min and Bill

Buster Keaton, Doughboys

Groucho Marx, Animal Crackers


Best Actress

Sally Ellers, Doughboys

Greta Garbo, Anna Christie


Best Supporting Actor

Edward Brophy, Doughboys

Walter Catlett, The Florodora Girl

Cliff Edwards, Doughboys

Chico Marx, Animal Crackers

Harpo Marx, Animal Crackers

Zeppo Marx, Animal Crackers

Louis Zorin, Animal Crackers


Best Supporting Actress

Margaret Dumont, Animal Crackers

Lillian Roth, Animal Crackers


Best Juvenile Performance

Jackie Cooper, Tom Sawyer



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Best Actor

Lionel Barrymore, A Free Soul

Wallace Beery, The Champ

James Cagney, The Public Enemy

Charlie Chaplin, City Lights

Colin Clive, Frankenstein

Ricardo Cortez, The Maltese Falcon

Peter Lorre, M

Bela Lugosi, Dracula

Fredric March, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Edward G. Robinson, Little Caesar

Will Rogers, A Connecticut Yankee


Best Actress

Bebe Daniels, The Maltese Falcon

Jean Harlow, The Public Enemy

Miriam Hopkins, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Norma Shearer, A Free Soul


Best Supporting Actor

Dudley Digges, The Maltese Falcon

Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Little Caesar

Dwight Frye, Dracula

Boris Karloff, Frankenstein

Hank Mann, City Lights

David Manners, Dracula

Edward Woods, The Public Enemy


Best Supporting Actress

Virginia Cherrill, City Lights

Glenda Farrell, Little Caesar

Myrna Loy, A Connecticut Yankee

Mae Marsh, Frankenstein

Mae Marsh, The Public Enemy


Best Juvenile Performance

Jackie Cooper, The Champ

Inge Landgut, M


Best Performance by a Piece of Fruit

The grapefruit in The Public Enemy

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Here's the best of 1932.

Best Actor

John Barrymore, A Bill of Divorcement

Gary Cooper, A Farewell to Arms

Boris Karloff, The Mummy

Groucho Marx, Horse Feathers

Paul Muni, I Am a Fugitive from the Chain Gang

Paul Muni, Scarface

Johnny Weissmuller, Tarzan the Ape Man

Warren William, The Dark Horse


Best Actress

Bette Davis, The Dark Horse

Marlene Dietrich, Blonde Venus

Greta Garbo, Grand Hotel

Zita Johann, The Mummy

Maureen O'Sullivan, Tarzan the Ape Man


Best Supporting Actor

Lionel Barrymore, Grand Hotel

Jean Hersholt, Grand Hotel

Allen Jenkins, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

Boris Karloff, Scarface

Chico Marx, Horse Feathers

Harpo Marx, Horse Feathers

Zeppo Marx, Horse Feathers

Lewis Stone, Grand Hotel


Best Supporting Actress

Joan Crawford, Grand Hotel

Katharine Hepburn, A Bill of Divorcement

Karen Morley, Scarface

Gloria Stuart, The Old Dark House

Thelma Todd, Horse Feathers


Best Juvenile Performance

Dickie Moore, Blonde Venus


Best Animal Performance

Cheetah the chimpanzee in Tarzan the Ape Man

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Best of 1933


Best Actor

Robert Armstrong, King Kong

Max Baer, The Prizefighter and the Lady

James Cagney, Footlight Parade

Cary Grant, She Done Him Wrong

Walter Huston, Gabriel Over the White House

Charles Laughton, The Private Life of Henry VIII

Groucho Marx, Duck Soup

Claude Rains, The Invisible Man

Warren William, Lady for a Day


Best Actress

Charlotte Henry, Alice in Wonderland

Katharine Hepburn, Little Women

Katharine Hepburn, Morning Glory

Ruby Keeler, Footlight Parade

Myrna Loy, The Prizefighter and the Lady

May Robson, Lady for a Day

Barbara Stanwyck, The Bitter Tea of General Yen

Mae West, She Done Him Wrong


Best Supporting Actor

Bruce Cabot, King Kong

Louis Calhern, Duck Soup

W.C Fields, Alice in Wonderland

William Harrigan, The Invisible Man

Guy Kibbee, 42nd Street

Chico Marx, Duck Soup

Harpo Marx, Duck Soup

Zeppo Marx, Duck Soup

Adolphe Menjou, Morning Glory

C. Aubrey Smith, Morning Glory

Franchot Tone, Gabriel Over the White House


Best Supporting Actress

Spring Byington, Little Women

Margaret Dumont, Duck Soup

Mary Duncan, Morning Glory

Jean Parker, Little Women

Ginger Rogers, 42nd Street

Raquel Torres, Duck Soup


Best Juvenile Performance

Shirley Temple, Dora's Dunking Doughnuts (because there were no other noteworthy performances in the juvenile category)


Best Cartoon

Three Little Pigs


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