Best Picture:

  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Alice Adams
  • Broadway Melody of 1936
  • Captain Blood
  • David Copperfield
  • The Informer
  • The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Les Miserables
  • Naughty Marietta
  • Ruggles of Red Gap
  • Top Hat

Best Director:

  • John Ford – The Informer
  • Henry Hathaway – The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
  • Frank Lloyd – Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Michael Curtiz – Captain Blood

Best Actor

  • Victor Mclaglen – The Informer
  • Clark Gable – Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Charles Laughton – Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Franchot Tone – Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Paul Muni – Black Fury

Best Actress

  • Bette Davis – Dangerous
  • Elisabeth Berger – Escape Me Never
  • Claudette Colbert – Private Worlds
  • Katherine Hepburn – Alice Adams
  • Miriam Hopkins – Becky Sharp
  • Merle Oberon – The Dark Angel

There’s not many I’ve heard of from this year, but I’m excited for Mutiny on the Bounty and Top Hat, but there are a few I’m dreading. I recently watch the latest version of Les Miserables and I wasn’t a big fan. A lot of familiar names in the acting categories too now.


1934 – Review



It was a bit of a bare field this time. As great as it was to was to have a film excel in all categories, it kind of left a lot of runners up in it’s wake.

A few stars of the era are becoming clear and it was quite satisfying to see work by some very famous names.

Favourite – It’s getting more difficult to pick one. The Affairs of Cellini was so funny, and the dancing in The Gay Divorcee was wonderful, but it has to be It Happened One Night.

Least Favourite – The house of Rothschild. It took no time to decide this. Very boring.

I’m really enjoying the films more, the funnier they are. The high-brow dramas fair a bit worse.

1934 – Lost Films



Only one film this time which is great.

The White Parade (1934) – dedicated to the memory of Florence Nightingale it covers the trials and tribulations of trainee nurses. The only surviving print is kept at the UCLA film archive and can be viewed after making an appointment.

It doesn’t sound in the greatest shape, but fingers crossed!