It’s that time again! I’m in the second half of my research for Top Ten By Year: 1930 so I thought it would be a good time to do this. I’ve conducted polls with all of you fellow film lovers for some previous years of the Top Ten By Year Project; 1925, 1992, 1958, and 1978. It has been such a success, and is now an integral part of the project’s traditions.

So tell me (leave your ballots in the comments); what are your top films of 1930?

Order doesn’t factor in for results, but you are more than welcome submit them that way. If you’ve only seen a handful of films from 1930, don’t just list off what you’ve seen. I only want ballots with films you consider favorites. If that means it’s only 1 or 2, that’s perfectly fine!

I repeat: I don’t want 10 for the sake of 10 or even 5 for the sake of 5. Only the ones you love.

You have a week to vote. Results will go up next week. The post will contain, as always, a breakdown of all votes by numbers and individuals. The top ten is always the least interesting part of the poll. Seeing what’s below, discovering films that have there of four votes, seeing what everyone voted for as an individual, that is where the worth of the poll comes in. The poll breakdowns are excellent resources for learning about new-to-you films.


8 thoughts on “Vote in the Top Ten By Year: 1930 Poll!

  1. The Blue Angel – Josef von Sternberg
    Morocco – Josef von Sternberg
    Monte Carlo – Ernst Lubitsch
    Prix de beauté – Augusto Genina
    L’Âge d’Or – Luis Buñuel
    People on Sunday – Curt Siodmak, Robert Siodmak, Fred Zinnemann, Edgar G. Ulmer
    Under the Roofs of Paris – René Clair
    Laughter – Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast
    Earth – Aleksandr Dovzhenko
    Au bonheur des dames – Julien Duvivier

  2. 1.All Quiet on the Western Front (d: Lewis Milestone)
    2.The Blue Angel / Der blaue Engel (d: Josef von Sternberg)
    3.City Girl (d: F.W. Murnau)
    4.Under the Roofs of Paris / Sous les toits de Paris (d: René Clair)
    5.People on Sunday / Menschen am Sonntag (d: Robert Siodmak)
    6.Anna Christie (d: Jacques Feyder)
    7.Monte Carlo (d: Ernst Lubitsch)
    8.That Night’s Wife / Sono yo no tsuma (d: Yasujirô Ozu)
    9.The Divorcee (d: Robert Z. Leonard)
    10.Not So Dumb (d: King Vidor)

  3. Alphabetical:

    À propos de Nice (Jean Vigo)
    The Big House (George W. Hill, Ward Wing)
    Der blaue Engel (Josef von Sternberg)
    The Divorcee (Robert Z. Leonard)
    The Doorway to Hell (Archie Mayo)
    Hell’s Angels (Edmund Goulding, Howard Hughes)
    Min and Bill (George W. Hill)
    Morocco (Josef von Sternberg)
    Our Blushing Brides (Harry Beaumont)
    Paid (Sam Wood)

  4. I have only seen 9, so you wouldn’t get 10 for the sake of 10 anyway! I gotta crib from your watchlist and rectify this! 🙂

    The ones I quite liked of those 9:
    1. All Quiet on the Western Front
    2. The Big Trail
    3. Animal Crackers
    4. People on Sunday
    5. The Blue Angel
    6. The Office Wife

  5. Cool project Catherine 🙂
    Here’s mine:

    L’âge d’or
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    Animal Crackers
    Der blaue Engel
    Hell’s Angels
    À propos de Nice
    Sous les toits de Paris
    Zemlya (Earth)

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