Award-Winning Films of the 1930s

By John Howard Reid

  • Release Date : 2011-02-24
  • Genre : Consumer Guides
  • FIle Size : 0.62 MB


Award-Winning Films of the 1930s Mathematicians will argue that the term, 1930s, applies to the years 1931 through 1940. The author, however, has taken the popular view that the decade extends from 1930 through 1939. As a special bonus, however, he has also included the award-winners of 1927, 1928 and 1929! So what we have here is an account of most of the generally released movies that won awards presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1927 through 1939. Unlike other books that cover this topic, this book includes more than just the main winners. Most books, even those that claim to be complete, always exclude those films associated with honorary award winners such as Judy Garland's Babes in Arms, Mickey Rooney's Hold That Kiss and Judge Hardy's Children, Edgar Bergen's Goldwyn Follies, Shirley Temple's Baby Take a Bow and Bright Eyes, Charles Chaplin's The Circus, etc. Yet these awards were not given lightly or surreptitiously, but were voted by the Academy's Board of Governors. Their recipients have every right to be honored, praised and remembered for their achievements as have the winners of awards that were voted by the members. Arranged alphabetically for easy reference, the honored and award-winning movies from 1927 through 1939 are here, complete with full cast lists, complete technical credits, copyright and release information, plus running times, a brief synopsis, extensive background notes, including awards, nominations and recipients, plus comments and reviews.