Directed: Jack Conway
Nominated: Best Film
Plot in 25 Words: A fictionalised biography of Pancho Villa, a Mexican peon fighting for the people’s cause, loyal to his friends, but not the wisest man. True legend.
Directed: W. S. Van Dyke
Nominated: Best Film, Best Director – W. S. Van Dyke, Best Actor – William Powell
Plot in 25 Words: A private detective is lured out of retirement to solve a missing persons case. A murder turns the film into a classic whodunit. Guess who?
Directed: Victor Schertzinger
Nominated: Best Film, Best Director – Frank Borzage, Best Actress – Grace Moore
Plot in 25 Words: A romantic drama set in the romantic, dramatic world of opera. Love triangles and inappropriate workplace romances prevent a young star from realising her dream.