"Cavalcade" (1933)

"Cavalcade" (1933)

"Cavalcade" (1933)

The triumps and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridges, from 1899 to 1933 are portrayed. - The story presents a view of English life during the first third of the 20th century from New Year's Eve 1899 through New Year's Day 1933, from the point of view of well-to-do London residents Jane and Robert Marryot, their children, their close friends, and their servants. Several historical events affect the lives of the characters or serve as background for the film. Throughout the film, the passage of years is indicated by dates on title cards, with a Medieval cavalcade marching in the background."

Classic (Released Prior to yr 2000)

"Grand Hotel" (1932)

"Grand Hotel" (1932)

"Grand Hotel" (1932)

A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas. - Grand Hotel is a 1932 American pre-Code Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer drama film directed by Edmund Goulding. The screenplay by William A. Drake is based on the 1930 play of the same title by Drake, who had adapted it from the 1929 novel Menschen im Hotel by Vicki Baum. To date, it is the only film to have won the Academy Award for Best Picture without being nominated in any other category.

Classic (Released Prior to yr 2000)

"Cimarron" (1931)

"Cimarron" (1931)

"Cimarron" (1931)

A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century. - The Oklahoma land rush of 1889 prompts thousands to travel to the Oklahoma Territory to grab free government land; Yancey Cravat (Richard Dix), his young bride, Sabra (Irene Dunne) and their son, Cim, cross the border from Kansas to join the throngs. In the ensuing race, Yancey is outwitted by a young prostitute, Dixie Lee (Estelle Taylor), who takes the prime piece of real estate, the Bear Creek claim, that Yancey had targeted for himself."

Classic (Released Prior to yr 2000)

"Wings" (1927)

Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers | "Wings" (1927)

"Wings" (1927-28)

Wings is a 1927 American silent war film set during the First World War produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, and Richard Arlen. Gary Cooper appears in a small role which helped launch his career in Hollywood. Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Classic (Released Prior to yr 2000)

"All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)

"All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)

"All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. - After hearing an impassioned speech about the glory of serving in the Army and "saving the Fatherland". On the brink of becoming men, the boys in his class, led by Paul Baumer, are moved to join the army as the new 2nd Company. Their romantic delusions are quickly broken during their brief but rigorous training under the abusive Corporal Himmelstoss, who bluntly informs them, "You're going to be soldiers—and that's all."

Classic (Released Prior to yr 2000)