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Your Favourite Performances from 1930 to present are...

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This going to be a little bit silly, but here it goes: (I don't remember names, per se)

 

BEST ANIMAL PERFORMANCES: 1932:

 

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The Baron's Dog in Grand Hotel

 

Winner: The Baron's Dog! from Grand Hotel

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BEST ANIMAL PERFORMANCE 1932

 

Bela Lugosi ISLAND OF LOST SOULS

 

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More GREAT 1932 Synergy:

 

W. C. Fields and Alison Skipworth in IF I HAD A MILLION.

 

 

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SPECIAL CHALLENGING THE 1932 CENSOR AWARD

 

The Nominees:

 

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Red Dust - Jean Harlow

 

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Kongo - Sadism

 

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Island of Lost Souls - The Panther Girl & Semi-Beastiality

 

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Sign of the Cross - Sex & Sadism

 

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Freaks - What the ???

 

THE WINNER:

 

Freaks

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Best Actor for 1932:

 

Paul Muni, I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG*

Paul Muni, SCARFACE

John Barrymore, GRAND HOTEL

Warren William, THE MATCH KING

William Powell, ONE WAY PASSAGE

William Powell, JEWEL ROBBERY

Spencer Tracy, ME AND MY GAL

 

Best Actress for 1932:

 

Greta Garbo, GRAND HOTEL*

Joan Crawford, GRAND HOTEL

Miriam Hopkins, TROUBLE IN PARADISE

Jean Harlow, RED DUST

Joan Bennett, ME AND MY GAL

Marlene Dietrich, SHANGHAI EXPRESS

Helen Hayes, A FAREWELL TO ARMS

 

Outstanding Male Star: Paul Muni

Outstanding Female Star: Kay Francis - With JEWEL ROBBERY, ONE WAY PASSAGE, and TROUBLE IN PARADISE all in the same year (probably the three best films she ever made), she deserves some special recognition.

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So far I am up to 27 films from 1932 that I have not seen and another 8 that I would like to look at again for performances mentioned here.

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1932; Single winners marked by two asterisks, ties by four asterisks:  Best Actor(s):

 

Paul Muni in I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang**

John Barrymore in Grand Hotel

The Marx Brothers in Horsefeathers

Boris Karloff in The Mummy

Warren William in The Dark Horse

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Best Actress:

 

Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus

Joan Crawford in Rain****

Ethel Barrymore in Rasputin and the Empress

Claudette Colbert in The Sign of The Cross****

Jeanette MacDonald in One Hour With You

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Best Supporting Actor:

 

Charles Laughton in The Old Dark House

Harry Earles in Freaks

Ernest Thesiger in The Old Dark House

Charles Laughton in The Sign of The Cross**

Lionel Barrymore in Grand Hotel

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Best Supporting Actress:

 

Mae West in Night After Night****

Lilian Bond in The Old Dark House

Eva Moore in The Old Dark House

Thelma Todd in HorseFeathers

Ann Dvorak in Scarface****

 

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More GREAT 1932 Synergy:

 

W. C. Fields and Alison Skipworth in IF I HAD A MILLION.

This is one of several movies included in this 1932 talk which I have not yet seen.

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So far I am up to 27 films from 1932 that I have not seen and another 8 that I would like to look at again for performances mentioned here.

I am a 24 movies I haven't seen yet that interest me among those people have mentioned.

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There's a few that have been mentioned that I haven't seen, but not as many as Bogie or GPF. I seem to have watched more good ones from this year.

 

Edit: I stopped being lazy and counted: there are 13 listed so far that I haven't seen.

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Here are Danny Perry’s Alternate Oscar choices for 1931-1932 and 1932-1933.  Winners in bold.  Perry does not do supporting roles.  I have put ‘X’s’ beside the non 1932 films.

 

1931-1932 Best Actor

Paul Muni, Scarface: The Shame of a Nation* 

Wallace Beery, The Champ  X (31)

Colin Clive, Frankenstein  X (31)

Boris Karloff, Frankenstein  X (31)

Fredric March, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde  X (31)

Edward G. Robinson, Five Star Final  X (31)

 

1931-1932 Best Actress

Joan Crawford, Grand Hotel* 

Constance Bennett, What Price Hollywood? 

Marlene Dietrich, Shanghai Express 

Marie Dressler, Emma 

Ann Dvorak, Scarface: The Shame of a Nation 

Norma Shearer, Private Lives  X (31)

Barbara Stanwyck, The Miracle Woman  X (31)

 

 

1932-1933 Best Actor

Charles Laughton, The Private Life of Henry VIII*  X (33)

Charles Laughton, Island of Lost Souls

Groucho Marx, Duck Soup  X (33)

Paul Muni, I am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang

William Powell, One-Way Passage

Claude Rains, The Invisible Man  X (33)

Paul Robeson, The Emperor Jones  X (33)

Spencer Tracy, The Power and the Glory  X (33)

 

1932-1933 Best Actress

Greta Garbo, Queen Christina*  X (33)

Joan Blondell, Gold Diggers of 1933  X (33)

Marlene Dietrich, Blonde Venus

Irene Dunne, Back Street

Kay Francis, One-Way Passage

Jean Harlow, Red Dust

Miriam Hopkins, Trouble In Paradise

Barbara Stanwyck, The Bitter Tea of General Yen  X (33)

 

 

And here are Michael Gerbert’s Golden Armchair choices for 1932:

 

Best Actor

Lee Tracy, Blessed Event*

 

Best Actress

Joan Crawford, Grand Hotel*

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It seems to me that, so far at least, all of the stars of Grand Hotel have been mentioned for their performances on this thread except Wallace Beery as the gruff businessman. Beery's not bad in the movie. In fact, I think he's pretty good. Interestingly, he's the only actor in the film that attempted a German accent in this Berlin-set film.

 

There's always been a bit of a debate among buffs and critics as to which of the actresses came off best, Garbo Vs. Crawford. It's interesting that with the picks on this thread that there is still not clear cut winner. The debate continues.

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It seems to me that, so far at least, all of the stars of Grand Hotel have been mentioned for their performances on this thread except Wallace Beery as the gruff businessman. Beery's not bad in the movie. In fact, I think he's pretty good. Interestingly, he's the only actor in the film that attempted a German accent in this Berlin-set film.

 

There's always been a bit of a debate among buffs and critics as to which of the actress's came off best, Garbo Vs. Crawford. It's interesting that with the picks on this thread that there is still not clear cut winner. The debate continues.

Oh, if you check my post, I did indeed nominate Wallace Beery in Grand Hotel -which I am watching right now

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Oh, if you check my post, I did indeed nominate Wallace Beery in Grand Hotel -which I am watching right now

 

Well, if you quickly remove his name from your list before anyone notices then I won't look like a fool for my "perceptive" observation, GPfan. ;)

 

Okay, okay, maybe that's asking a bit much of you. My mistake. Congratulations on being the only poster (so far) to nominate the only major Grand Hotel star courageous enough to try to sound as if he's German.

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Here are my choices of the 55 films I've seen from 1932 for…

 

Best Supporting Actor of 1932

 

1.  W.C. FIELDS (Rollo La Rue), If I Had a Million

2.  VINCENT BARNETT (Angelo), Scarface: The Shame of a Nation

3.  JACK OAKIE (Mulligan), If I Had a Million

4.  GEORGE RAFT (Guino Rinaldo), Scarface: The Shame of a Nation

5.  JACK OAKIE (Migg Tweeney), Million Dollar Legs

 

6.  RICHARD BENNETT (John Glidden), If I Had a Million

7.  GARY COOPER (Steve Gallagher), If I Had a Million

8.  CHARLES RUGGLES (Henry Peabody), If I Had a Million

9.  GREGORY RATOFF (Julius Sax), What Price Hollywood?

10. PRESTON FOSTER (Pete), I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

 

and ...

 

CHARLES GRANDVAL (Mons. Lastingois), Boudo Saved From Drowning

ERNEST THESIGER (Horace Femm), The Old Dark House

WARNER OLAND (Henry Chang), Shanghai Express

BREMBER WILLS (Saul Femm), The Old Dark House

GENE MORGAN (Ben Smith), Blonde Venus

C. AUBREY SMITH (Adolph J. Giron), Trouble In Paradise

CHARLES RUGGLES (Lt. Barton), Madame Butterfly

ROLAND YOUNG (Prof. Olivier), One Hour With You

EUGENE PALLETTE (Sam Salt), Shanghai Express

CHARLES RUGGLES (“the Major”), Trouble In Paradise

WILLIAM GARGAN (Sgt. Tim O’Hara), Rain

RUSSELL SIMPSON (Judge Williams), Law and Order

ANDY DEVINE (Johnny Kinsman), Law and Order

CHARLES RUGGLES (Adolph/”Romeo”), One Hour With You

GUY KIBBEE (Joe Horn), Rain

MATT MOORE (Dr. MacPhail), Rain

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Ah, Bogie I like your pick of Fields. 1932 was a significant film year for the Great Man, not only for his memorable roadhog campaign in If I Had A Million but for his portrayal of the strongest man in the kingdom King of Klopstokia in Million Dollar Legs. I have always assumed that the mythical crazy kingdom of Klopstokia had a direct influence in the creation of another crazy kingdom, Freedonia, in Duck Soup the following year at the same studio.

 

 

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I hope it's not considered cheating to go back and slightly alter your awards already given out. Recalling May Robson's performance in If I Had A Million, I went back to add her in as one of my five nominees in the 1932 Best Supporting Actress category, demoting Genevieve Tobin to Honourable Mention.

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Based upon this thread and recommendations by posters about performances and being interested in seeing everything Robert Young ever did last night I watched The Sin of Madelon Claudett which I discussed in I JUST WATCHED.  Oh, wow, was Robert Young so young!

 

Having seen it I for sure would have had Helen Hayes among my choices for nomination for best actress in 1931 if we were going backwards.

 

 

 

 

 

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Here are my choices of the 55 films I've seen from 1932 for…

 

Best Actress of 1932

 

1. JOAN CRAWFORD (Flaemmchen), Grand Hotel

2. MARLENE DIETRICH (Helen Faraday/"Helen Jones"/"Helen Blake"), Blonde Venus

3. JOAN CRAWFORD (Sadie Thompson), Rain

4. CONSTANCE BENNETT (Mary Evans), What Price Hollywood?

5. MARLENE DIETRICH (Madeleine/”Shanghai Lily”), Shanghai Express

 

6. HELEN HAYES (Catherine Barkley), A Farewell To Arms

7. TALLULAH BANKHEAD (Diana Sturm), Devil and the Deep

8.  BARBARA STANWYCK (Lulu Smith Holland/”Jane Doe”/”66”), Forbidden

9.  MIRIAM HOPKINS (Lily Vautier), Trouble In Paradise

10. KAY FRANCIS (Madame Mariette Colet), Trouble In Paradise

 

and ...

 

SYLVIA SIDNEY (Cho-Cho San/"Madame Butterfly"), Madame Butterfly

BETTE DAVIS (Madge Norwood), Cabin in the Cotton

JEANETTE MACDONALD (Colette Bertier), One Hour With You

JOAN BARRY (Emily Hill), Rich and Strange

CLAUDETTE COLBERT (Felicia Hammond), The Phantom President

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Nice choices, Bogie. It's odd that I seem to be the only one to put Crawford in the supporting category for Grand Hotel. I also had Dietrich for Blonde Venus on my shortlist, but went with Shanghai Express instead. I guess it's hard to argue with the gorilla dance.

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Nice choices, Bogie. It's odd that I seem to be the only one to put Crawford in the supporting category for Grand Hotel. I also had Dietrich for Blonde Venus on my shortlist, but went with Shanghai Express instead. I guess it's hard to argue with the gorilla dance.

 

Hot Voodoo man.

I have most of the cast in Grand Hotel in the lead categories and most of Dinner at Eight in the supporting category.  I don't know.  I shall just have to watch them again!

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Here are my choices of the 55 films I've seen from 1932 for…

 

Best Actor of 1932

 

1.  THE MARX BROTHERS: Groucho (Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, President of Huxley University), Chico         

          (Baravelli), Harpo (Pinky, ‘the Dog Catcher’), and Zeppo (Frank Wagstaff, “Jr.”), Horse Feathers

2.  PAUL MUNI (Tony Camonte/"Scarface"), Scarface: The Shame of a Nation

3.  PAUL MUNI (James Allen), I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 

4.  MICHEL SIMON (Priapus Boudo), Boudo Saved From Drowning

5.  WALTER HUSTON (Thomas Dickson), American Madness

 

6.  WALLACE BEERY (General Director Preysing), Grand Hotel

7.  JOHN BARRYMORE (Baron Felix von Gaigern), Grand Hotel

8.  WALTER HUSTON (Reverend Alfred Davidson), Rain

9.  LIONEL BARRYMORE (Otto Kringelein), Grand Hotel

10. W.C. FIELDS (the President of Klopstokia), Million Dollar Legs

 

and ...

 

LOWELL SHERMAN (Max Carey), What Price Hollywood?

CLARK GABLE (Dennis Carson), Red Dust

CHARLES LAUGHTON (Dr. Moreau), Island of Lost Souls

GARY COOPER (Lt. Frederic Henry), A Farewell To Arms

GEORGE M. COHEN (Theodore K. Blair/Peeter J. “Doc” Varney), The Phantom President

RICHARD ARLEN (Edward Parker), Island of Lost Souls

WALTER HUSTON (Frame Saint Johnson), Law and Order

HERBERT MARSHALL (Gaston Monescu/”La Valle”), Trouble In Paradise

RALPH BELLAMY (Mike Miller), Air Mail

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