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Best Movies of 1931

Movie Mirrors

by Sanderson Beck

Abbreviations

 Title Min. c S M H P V En Ed
 A Nous la Liberté (French)  88 b 8 8 8   6 6
 Alexander Hamilton  70 b 5 5 5     5 7
 Arrowsmith  99 b 7 5 5  7 5 6 7
 Bachelor Apartment 77 b 5 5 4 4 5 5 4
 Bachelor Father, The 91 b 5 5 4     5 5
 Blonde Crazy  79 b 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
 Broadminded 72 b 5 5 4     5 4
 Blonde Crazy  79 b 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
 Champ, The  87 b 6 7 5  7 6 7 7
 Chienne, La (French)  94 b 8 8 5 7 8 8 7
 Cimarron 124 b 4 5 5 5 4 7 7
 City Lights (silent)  87 b 8 8 7 9 8 9 9
 Common Law, The  74  b     4   5 4
 Connecticut Yankee  95 b   6 5 6 6 5 5
 Consolation Marriage  81  b  5 4  4  5  5  5  5
 Criminal Code, The  96 b 6 5 5 7 5 5 6
 Dance, Fools, Dance  81 b 6 5 4 4 6 5 5
 Dangerous Female 79 b 4 6 6   6 6 5
 Dishonored  91  b  6 5  6  6  5  6  6
 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 96 b 7 6 8   6 8 8
 Dracula  74 b 7 7 7 7 6 6 5
 Easiest Way, The  74 b   6 4   5 4 5
 Finger Points, The 85 b 5 5 4     5 6
 Five and Ten 89 b 4   4     4 5
 Five Star Final 89 b 6 6 6   5 6 7
 Frankenstein  71 b 8 7 8 7 8 7 6
 Free Soul, A  94 b 6 5 5  4 5 5 5
 Friends and Lovers  68 b   5       5 4
 Front Page, The 100 b 7 7 7  7 7 7 6
 Gentleman's Fate 93 b     4     5 4
 Gold Dust Gertie 66 b   5 4     5 4
 Guardsman, The  82 b 7 6 5 7 6 7 6
 Guilty Hands  69  b  6 6  4      6  5
 Illicit 80 b 5 3 4  3 4 5 5
 Inspiration  76 b 4 5 4  5   5 4
 Just a Gigolo 66 b   4     5 5
 Kameradschaft (French, German) 86 b  8 5
5 6
 Last Flight, The  76  b  6 6     6 5
 Laugh and Get Rich  72  b     4      5  4
 Laughing Sinners  72 b 4 4 4 4 4 4 5
 Little Caesar 79 b 7 7 8 5 6 7 6
 Local Boy Makes Good 68 b 5 5       5 5
 M (German) 99 b 8 8 7 9 8 6 8
 Mad Genius, The  81  b  4 6  4     5 5
 Man in Possession, The  84 b   5 4     5 4
 Marius (French) 125 b 6 8 6  5 8 7 7
 Mata Hari 89 b 7 6 6 5 6 6 7
 Millie  85  b          3 5 4
 Million, Le (French) 81 b 8 7 8 7 7 7 6
 Millionaire, The 80 b 6 5 5     6 6
 Miracle Woman, The  90 b 6 6 5   5 6 7
 Monkey Business  77 b 7 6 7 8 7 7 6
 My Past 72 b           4 5
 Never the Twain Shall Meet  79 b   3 4     4 5
 Night Nurse 72 b 6 6 5  5 6 6 6
 Other Men's Women 70 b 6 5 4   4 5 5
 Painted Desert, The 75 b 6 5   4 4 4 5
 Platinum Blonde  89 b 6 6 5 7 6 6 5
 Possessed  76 b 6 6 5 6 5 5 5
 Private Lives  85  b 7 6 5 6 7 6 7
 Public Enemy  83 b 7 7 7 8 7 7 6
 Reducing 77 b     4   4 5 5
 Ruling Voice, The 72 b 6 6       5 5
 Safe In Hell 73 b 6 5       5 5
 Seas Beneath, The 89 b       4 5 5
 Secret Six, The 84 b 6 5 5     6 5
 Sidewalks of New York  74  b 6 4 5 5 3 5 4
 Sin of Madelon Claudet, The  75 b 7 6 4 7 6 6 7
 Smart Money 82 b 5 5 4     6 5
 Smart Woman 68 b   5 5
 Smiling Lieutenant, The  89  b   6 6   5 6 5
 Sporting Blood  82  b 6 5 4     5 5
 Squaw Man, The 107 b 6 6 4   4 6 6
 Star Witness, The 68 b 6 6 5     6 6
 Strangers May Kiss  81  b 6 4 4     5 5
 Street Scene  79  b  7 7 5  6  6  6  6
 Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)  76 b 5 5 5  5 5 5 5
 Svengali  81 b 6 6 6 7 6 5 5
 Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (silent)  81 b 8 7 5  6 7 5 6
 This Modern Age 68 b 4 4 4   4 4 5
 Tip-Off, The  71 b 5 5     5 5 4
 Three Who Loved  64 b            4  5
 Trader Horn 122 b 5 6 5   5 6 7
 Transgression 70 b   4     5 4
 Under Eighteen 79 b     4 5
 Waterloo Bridge  81  b  5 6 5      5  5
 Way Back Home 82 b     4  1 4 4 5
 Woman Between, The  73 b            4  5
 Woman of Experience, A  74  b            5  4

Abbreviations
b = black and white
c = color
S = Scheuer's rating
M = Maltin's rating
H = Halliwell's rating
P = Martin & Porter's rating
V = Videohound's rating
En = Beck's entertainment value
Ed = Beck's educational value

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