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Decade 1930s Archives
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    1. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      Dark Victory (1939 Film), by Edmund Goulding
      1. Dark Victory (1939 Film) by Edmund Goulding
      2. Union Pacific (1939 Film) by Cecil B. DeMille
      3. Streets of New York (1939 Film) by William Nigh
      4. Back Door to Heaven (1939 Film) by William K. Howard
      5. East Side of Heaven (1939 Film) by David Butler
      Commonweal
      , May 5, 1939, p. 48
    2. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Ballerina (1938 Film), by Jean Benoit-Levy
      1. Ballerina (1938 Film) by Jean Benoit-Levy
      2. Sixty Glorious Years (1938 Film) by Herbert Wilcox
      3. The Cowboy and the Lady (1938 Film) by H.C. Potter
      Commonweal
      , December 2, 1938, p. 161
    3. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939 Film), by H.C. Potter
      1. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939 Film) by H.C. Potter
      2. Dodge City (1939 Film) by Michael Curtiz
      3. The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939 Film) by Irving Cummings
      Commonweal
      , April 14, 1939, p. 693
    4. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939 Film), by Michael Curtiz
      1. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939 Film) by Michael Curtiz
      2. Allegheny Uprising (1939 Film) by William A. Seiter
      3. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939 Film) by John Ford
      4. J'accuse! (1938 Film) by Abel Gance
      Commonweal
      , November 17, 1939, p. 97
    5. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Letter of Introduction (1938 Film), by John M. Stahl
      1. Letter of Introduction (1938 Film) by John M. Stahl
      2. The Crowd Roars (1938 Film) by Richard Thorpe
      3. South Riding (1938 Film) by Victor Saville
      Commonweal
      , August 19, 1938, p. 430
    6. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Great Victor Herbert (1939 Film), by Andrew L. Stone
      1. The Great Victor Herbert (1939 Film) by Andrew L. Stone
      2. Destry Rides Again (1939 Film) by George Marshall
      3. The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939 Film) by Harold S. Bucquet
      Commonweal
      , December 15, 1939, p. 187
    7. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Suez (1938 Film), by Allan Dwan
      1. Suez (1938 Film) by Allan Dwan
      2. There Goes My Heart (1938 Film) by Norman Z. McLeod
      3. Youth Takes a Fling (1938 Film) by Archie Mayo
      4. Stablemates (1938 Film) by Sam Wood
      Commonweal
      , October 28, 1938, p. 21
    8. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      The Lion Has Wings (1939 Film), by Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, M...
      1. The Lion Has Wings (1939 Film) by Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, M...
      2. Reno (1939 Film) by John Farrow
      3. The Big Guy (1939 Film) by Arthur Lubin
      4. Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President (1939 Film) by Robert B. Sinclair
      Commonweal
      , December 22, 1939, p. 206
    9. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      The End of the Day (1939 Film), by Julien Duvivier
      1. The End of the Day (1939 Film) by Julien Duvivier
      2. Heartbeat (1939 Film) by Marcel Pagnol
      3. Dust Be My Destiny (1939 Film) by Lewis Seiler
      4. The Star Maker (1939 Film) by Roy Del Ruth
      5. The Perpetual Sacrifice (1939 Film)
      Commonweal
      , September 15, 1939, p. 481
    10. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Boys' Town (1938 Film), by Norman Taurog
      1. Boys' Town (1938 Film) by Norman Taurog
      2. The Affairs of Annabel (1938 Film) by Lew Landers and Benjamin Stoloff
      Commonweal
      , September 23, 1938, p. 561
    11. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Carefree (1938 Film), by Mark Sandrich
      1. Carefree (1938 Film) by Mark Sandrich
      2. Boy Meets Girl (1938 Film) by Lloyd Bacon
      3. Spawn of the North (1938 Film) by Henry Hathaway
      Commonweal
      , September 9, 1938, p. 505
    12. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Man in the Iron Mask (1939 Film), by James Whale
      1. The Man in the Iron Mask (1939 Film) by James Whale
      2. Career (1939 Film) by Leigh Jason
      3. Stunt Pilot (1939 Film) by George Waggner
      Commonweal
      , July 21, 1939, p. 320
    13. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      You Can't Take It with You (1938 Film), by Frank Capra
      1. You Can't Take It with You (1938 Film) by Frank Capra
      2. The Valley of the Giants (1938 Film) by William Keighley
      3. Breaking the Ice (1938 Film) by Edward F. Cline
      Commonweal
      , September 16, 1938, p. 534
    14. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Oklahoma Kid (1939 Film), by Lloyd Bacon
      1. The Oklahoma Kid (1939 Film) by Lloyd Bacon
      2. The Little Princess (1939 Film) by Walter Lang and William A. Seiter
      3. Let Us Live! (1939 Film) by John Brahm
      Commonweal
      , March 17, 1939, p. 580
    15. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Made for Each Other (1939 Film), by George Marshall and John Cromwell
      1. Made for Each Other (1939 Film) by George Marshall and John Cromwell
      2. Honolulu (1939 Film) by Edward Buzzell
      3. St. Louis Blues (1939 Film) by Raoul Walsh
      4. Beauty for the Asking (1939 Film) by Glenn Tryon
      Commonweal
      , February 24, 1939, p. 497
    16. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Rains Came (1939 Film), by Clarence Brown
      1. The Rains Came (1939 Film) by Clarence Brown
      2. The Women (1939 Film) by George Cukor
      3. Hawaiian Nights (1939 Film) by Albert S. Rogell
      Commonweal
      , September 22, 1939, p. 500
    17. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Vivacious Lady (1938 Film), by George Stevens
      1. Vivacious Lady (1938 Film) by George Stevens
      2. Kidnapped (1938 Film) by Otto Preminger and Alfred L. Werker
      3. You and Me (1938 Film) by Fritz Lang
      Commonweal
      , June 17, 1938, p. 217
    18. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938 Film), by Anatole Litvak
      1. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938 Film) by Anatole Litvak
      2. Racket Busters (1938 Film) by Lloyd Bacon
      3. Mother Carey's Chickens (1938 Film) by Rowland V. Lee
      Commonweal
      , August 5, 1938, p. 390
    19. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      The Roaring Twenties (1939 Film), by Raoul Walsh
      1. The Roaring Twenties (1939 Film) by Raoul Walsh
      2. The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939 Film) by Hal Roach
      3. Disputed Passage (1939 Film) by Frank Borzage
      4. Three Sons (1939 Film) by Jack Hively
      Commonweal
      , November 10, 1939, p. 79
    20. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939 Film), by Sidney Lanfield
      1. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939 Film) by Sidney Lanfield
      2. Sergeant Madden (1939 Film) by Josef von Sternberg
      3. The Flying Irishman (1939 Film) by Leigh Jason
      4. Midnight (1939 Film) by Mitchell Leisen
      Commonweal
      , April 7, 1939, p. 665