Award-Winning Films of the 1930s
Although first published way back in 2004, all the information in a book such as "Award-Winning Films of the 1930s" does not go out of date. In fact, it becomes more valuable with the passing years. In 2004, only a dozen or so of these wonderful, award-winning movies were available on video tape or DVD. Now all of them -- from "The Adventures of Robin Hood" to "You Can't Take It With You" can be purchased for home viewing.
Well, nearly all of them. There are still a few, most notably 1933's Best Picture, "Cavalcade", which have not yet been transferred even though they have been frequently aired on TV.
The cover of this book features David O. Selznick's wonderful 1936 release, "The Garden of Allah", which is now presented on an excellent M-G-M DVD. Also readily available, of course, is Selznick's 1939 multiple award-winner, "Gone With The Wind".
Other movies among the 90 or so gems detailed in this book with full cast lists, credits, reviews and essential background information, include "Broadway Melody", "Cleopatra", "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", "It Happened One Night", "Lost Horizon", "San Francisco", "Grand Hotel", "San Francisco", "Stagecoach", "The Wizard of Oz", "Wuthering Heights", and "You Can't Take It With You".