Top Films of 1929: World Premieres
 My 1928-29 Oscar Ballot (Updated)

1. Man with a Movie Camera Dir. Dziga Vertov. Collage of life and energy in a Soviet city A
2. The White Hell of Pitz Palü Dirs. G.W. Pabst & Arnold Fanck. With Gustav Diessl A–
3. Pandora's Box Dir. G.W. Pabst. With Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Franz Lederer A– ()
4. The Love Parade Dir. Ernst Lubitsch. With Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald B+
5. Weary River Dir. Frank Lloyd. With Richard Barthelmess, Betty Compson, William Holden B+

More Reviews from 1929
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   Coquette Dir. Sam Taylor. With Mary Pickford, John St. Polis, John Mack Brown D

More Grades from 1929
Unreviewed titles I have seen recently enough to grade
 
      The Broadway Melody Dir. Harry Beaumont. With Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King C+
      Disraeli Dir. Alfred E. Green. With George Arliss, Florence Arliss, Doris Lloyd D+
      The Divine Lady Dir. Frank Lloyd. With Corinne Griffith, Victor Varconi, H.B. Warner B–
      Hallelujah! Dir. King Vidor. With Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine B
      The Letter Dir. Jean de Limur. With Jeanne Eagels, O.P. Heggie, Reginald Owen B–
      Madame X Dir. Lionel Barrymore. With Ruth Chatterton, Lewis Stone, Raymond Hackett C
      The Trespasser Dir. Edmund Goulding. With Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt B–
      The Wild Party Dir. Dorothy Arzner. With Clara Bow, Fredric March, Shirley O'Hara B
 

Also from 1929
The memories are fading, but they're somewhere in my brain
 
      Alibi Dir. Roland West. With Chester Morris, Eleanore Griffith, Purnell Pratt (C+?)


Still to Come from 1929
 
Ten Most Enticing Prospects:
      Applause Dir. Rouben Mamoulian. With Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish Jr.
      Blackmail Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. With Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton
      Diary of a Lost Girl Dir. G.W. Pabst. With Louise Brooks, André Roanne
      The General Line Dirs. Grigori Aleksandrov & Sergei Eisenstein. With Marfa Lapkina
      Queen Kelly Dir. Erich von Stroheim. With Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron, Seena Owen
      Rain Dir. Joris Ivens. Experimental, lyrical-abstract study of falling rain
      Spite Marriage Dir. Edward Sedgwick. With Buster Keaton, Dorothy Sebastian
      The Thirteenth Chair Dir. Tod Browning. With Conrad Nagel, Leila Hyams
      Thunderbolt Dir. Josef von Sternberg. With George Bancroft, Fay Wray
      Wild Orchids Dir. Sidney Franklin. With Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Nils Asther

Further Research:
      Asphalt Dir. Joe May. With Albert Steinrück, Else Heller, Gustav Fröhlich
      Big Business Dirs. James W. Horne & Leo McCarey. With Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
      Bulldog Drummond Dir. F. Richard Jones. With Ronald Colman, Claud Allister
      The Cocoanuts Dirs. Robert Florey & Joseph Santley. With the Marx Brothers
      Eternal Love Dir. Ernst Lubitsch. With John Barrymore, Camilla Horn, Victor Varconi
      The Godless Girl Dir. Cecil B. DeMille. With Lina Basquette, Marie Prevost
      H20 Dir. Ralph Steiner. Experimental, lyrical-abstract study of water
      The Mysteries of the Château de Dé Dir. Man Ray. With Georges Auric
      The Pagan Dir. W.S. Van Dyke. With Ramon Navarro, Renée Adorée, Donald Crisp
      The Taming of the Shrew Dir. Sam Taylor. With Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks
      The Unholy Night Dir. Lionel Barrymore. With Ernest Torrence, Roland Young

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