Films from the 1930s

Betty Boop and Grampy (1935)
Comedy short, Betty visits old man Grampy

Betty Boop in Snow-White (1933)
The first animated version of Snow White

Betty Boop: Minnie the Moocher (1932)
Surreal animated short, featuring Cab Calloway performing his most famous song

Betty Boop’s Hallowe’en Party (1933)
Animation, Betty Boop invites her weird friends round for a Halloween party

The Big Show (1936)
Cowboy-themed musical starring Gene Autry in a double role as a fictional film star and a fictional version of himself

Christmas Comes But Once A Year (1936)
Short animation by the Fleischers about an orphanage at Christmas

Dancing On The Moon (1935)
Short musical animation by Fleischer Studios, a space rocket takes newlyweds for a romantic trip

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Classic horror, a famous scientist develops the theory that we are all two people

Great Guy (1936)
Jimmy Cagney stars as a recently promoted local official fighting corruption in New York

Gulliver’s Travels (1939)
Animation feature, based on Jonathan Swift’s famous tale of Lilliput

The Mascot (1933)
Pioneering stop-motion animation about a toy dog trying to help its ill owner, like a much darker version of Toy Story

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Suspense horror about a hunter on a tropical island

My Man Godfrey (1936)
Romantic comedy about a homeless man in the Great Depression

Q Planes (1939)
Espionage film about disappearing aircraft, helped to inspire the 1960s British series “The Avengers”

The River (1938)
Award-winning short documentary about the Mississippi river, focusing on the environmental impact of logging

Vampyr (1932)
Semi-silent horror by Carl Theodor Dreyer