1930 in Film - Notable Films Released in 1930

Notable Films Released in 1930

U.S.A. unless stated

  • Abraham Lincoln, starring Walter Huston November 8, 1930
  • L'Âge d'Or (The Golden Age), directed by Luis Buñuel November 29, 1930 - (France)
  • Alraune March 2, 1930 - (Germany)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front, directed by Lewis Milestone, starring Lew Ayres April 21, 1930
  • Animal Crackers, starring the Marx Brothers August 23, 1930
  • Anna Christie, starring Greta Garbo February 21, 1930
  • The Bad Man, starring Walter Huston
  • Big Boy, a musical comedy with Al Jolson
  • The Big House, starring Chester Morris and Wallace Beery
  • The Big Pond, starring Maurice Chevalier and Claudette Colbert
  • The Big Trail, starring John Wayne
  • Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel), directed by Josef von Sternberg, starring Marlene Dietrich and Emil Jannings - (Germany)
  • The Blood of a Poet (Le Sang d'un Poete), directed by Jean Cocteau - (France)
  • Bride of the Regiment, starring Walter Pidgeon
  • Bright Lights, a musical comedy in Technicolor
  • Call of the Flesh, starring Ramón Novarro - a musical romance with Technicolor sequences
  • The Cat Creeps a mystery film released by Universal
  • Chasing Rainbows, starring Bessie Love, a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences
  • Check and Double Check, a comedy based on Amos 'n' Andy radio show
  • Children of Pleasure, a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences
  • City Girl, directed by F. W. Murnau
  • Common Clay, starring Constance Bennett
  • The Cuckoos, a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences
  • Danger Lights, starring Louis Wolheim
  • The Dawn Patrol, directed by Howard Hawks, starring Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
  • The Divorcee, directed by Robert Z. Leonard, starring Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery
  • Dixiana, starring Bebe Daniels, a lavish musical comedy with Technicolor sequences
  • Doughboys, a World War I comedy starring Buster Keaton
  • Earth (Zemlya), directed by Alexander Dovzhenko - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Elstree Calling, a British revue with color sequences, co-directed by Alfred Hitchcock - (Britain)
  • Fast and Loose, starring Miriam Hopkins in her film debut, with Carole Lombard and Frank Morgan
  • Feet First, a comedy starring Harold Lloyd
  • The Florodora Girl (aka The Gay Nineties), a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences
  • Follow Thru, starring Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, a musical comedy entirely in Technicolor
  • Free and Easy, starring Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Trixie Friganza, and Robert Montgomery
  • General Crack, a drama with Technicolor sequences starring John Barrymore
  • Good News, a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences
  • Hell's Angels, directed by Howard Hughes, starring Jean Harlow and Ben Lyon
  • Hell's Heroes, directed by William Wyler
  • High Society Blues, starring Janet Gaynor
  • Hold Everything, starring Joe E. Brown, a musical comedy entirely in Technicolor
  • Holiday, starring Ann Harding and Mary Astor
  • Ingagi, exploitation-documentary on gorilla-worshiping women encountered by an explorer. Box-office hit was revealed to be a hoax.
  • Journey's End, directed by James Whale - (Britain/USA)
  • King of Jazz, a revue with Paul Whiteman and his orchestra entirely in Technicolor
  • Ladies Love Brutes, a comedy directed by Rowland V. Lee, starring George Bancroft and Mary Astor
  • Ladies of Leisure, starring Barbara Stanwyck
  • Leathernecking, a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences starring Irene Dunne
  • Let's Go Native, starring Jack Oakie and Jeanette MacDonald
  • The Life of the Party, musical comedy entirely in Technicolor directed by Roy Del Ruth
  • Loose Ankles, comedy drama starring Loretta Young and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., directed by Ted Wilde
  • Lord Byron of Broadway, a musical drama with Technicolor sequences
  • The Lottery Bride, a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences starring Jeanette MacDonald
  • Madam Satan, directed by Cecil B. DeMille
  • Mamba, first talking drama entirely in Technicolor starring Jean Hersholt and Eleanor Boardman
  • Mammy, a musical comedy starring Al Jolson with Technicolor sequences
  • Manslaughter, starring Claudette Colbert and Fredric March
  • Min and Bill, starring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery
  • Monte Carlo, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Jack Buchanan and Jeanette MacDonald
  • Morocco, starring Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich
  • Murder!, directed by Alfred Hitchcock - (Britain)
  • Night Birds directed by Richard Eichberg (Germany/Britain)
  • Not So Dumb, directed by King Vidor, starring Marion Davies
  • Outside the Law, directed by Tod Browning, starring Edward G. Robinson
  • Paramount on Parade, an all-star revue with Technicolor sequences
  • Peacock Alley, a musical drama with Technicolor sequences starring Mae Murray
  • Puttin' on the Ritz, directed by Edward Sloman, starring Joan Bennett, with Technicolor sequences
  • Raffles, featuring Ronald Colman and Kay Francis
  • The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu, starring Warner Oland and Jean Arthur
  • The Rogue Song, a musical operetta entirely in Technicolor directed by Lionel Barrymore
  • Show Girl in Hollywood, a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences directed by Mervyn LeRoy
  • Son of the Gods, a drama with Technicolor sequences starring Richard Barthelmess
  • Song o' My Heart, a musical starring Irish tenor John McCormack, directed by Frank Borzage, and shot in both 35mm and 70mm Fox Grandeur formats
  • The Song of Love (La canzone dell'amore) - (Italy)
  • Soup to Nuts, a comedy and film debut for The Three Stooges
  • Street of Chance, starring William Powell and Jean Arthur
  • Sweet Kitty Bellairs, a musical comedy entirely in Technicolor
  • The Three from the Filling Station (Die Drei von der Tankstelle), directed by Wilhelm Thiele and starring Willy Fritsch, Lilian Harvey (Germany)
  • Tom Sawyer
  • True to the Navy, starring Clara Bow and Fredric March
  • Under a Texas Moon, a musical comedy entirely in Technicolor directed by Michael Curtiz
  • Under the Roofs of Paris (Sous les toits de Paris), directed by René Clair - (France)
  • The Vagabond King, a musical drama entirely in Technicolor starring Jeanette MacDonald
  • Wara Wara, directed by José Maria Velasco Maidana; now the only surviving silent Bolivian feature film
  • Way for a Sailor, starring John Gilbert and Wallace Beery
  • Westfront 1918 (Vier von der Infanterie), directed by G. W. Pabst - (Germany)
  • Whoopee!, a musical comedy in Technicolor with Eddie Cantor
  • Young Man of Manhattan, starring Claudette Colbert, Charles Ruggles and Ginger Rogers
  • Young Woodley, directed by Thomas Bentley, starring Madeleine Carroll (Britain)

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