Top Ten Films of 1930: World Premieres
 My 1929-30 Oscar Ballot (Updated)

1. All Quiet on the Western Front Dir. Lewis Milestone. With Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim A
2. Earth Dir. Alexander Dovzhenko. With Semyon Svashenko, Stepan Shkurat, Mikola Nademsky A
3. Min and Bill Dir. George Hill. With Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan A–
4. L'Âge d'or Dir. Luis Buñuel. With Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Max Ernst, Pierre Prévert A–
5. Morocco Dir. Josef von Sternberg. With Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou A–
6. The Blood of a Poet Dir. Jean Cocteau. With Lee Miller, Enrique Rivero, Pauline Carton B+
7. The Big House Dir. George Hill. With Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Robert Montgomery B+
8. The Blue Angel Dir. Josef von Sternberg. With Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron B+
9. Holiday Dir. Edward H. Griffith. With Ann Harding, Mary Astor, Robert Ames B+

Reviews from 1930
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   Min and Bill Dir. George Hill. With Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan A–

More Grades from 1930
Unreviewed titles I have seen recently enough to grade
 
      Anna Christie Dir. Clarence Brown. With Greta Garbo, George F. Marion, Charles Bickford B–
      The Big Pond Dir. Hobart Henley. With Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, George Barbier C+
      The Devil's Holiday Dir. Edmund Goulding. With Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, Hobart Bosworth B–
      The Divorcée Dir. Robert Z. Leonard. With Norma Shearer, Chester Morris, Conrad Nagel B–
      The Green Goddess Dir. Alfred E. Green. With George Arliss, H.B. Warner, Alice Joyce C+
      Romance Dir. Clarence Brown. With Greta Garbo, Gavin Gordon, Lewis Stone, Florence Lake D
      The Royal Family of Broadway Dirs. George Cukor & Cyril Gardner. With Ina Claire C–
      The Runaway Bride Dir. Donald Crisp. With Mary Astor, Lloyd Hughes, David Newell D
      Sarah and Son Dir. Dorothy Arzner. With Ruth Chatterton, Fredric March, Fuller Mellish Jr. B–
      Their Own Desire Dir. E. Mason Hopper. With Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery C
      Up the River Dir. John Ford. With Spencer Tracy, Warren Hymer, Humphrey Bogart C+
 


Still to Come from 1930
 
      Animal Crackers Dir. Victor Heerman. With the Marx Brothers, Lillian Roth
      The Big Trail Dir. Raoul Walsh. With John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill
      The Doorway to Hell Dir. Archie Mayo. With Lew Ayres, Charles Judels
      Hell's Angels Dir. Howard Hughes. With Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow
      The Lash Dir. Frank Lloyd. With Richard Barthelmess, Mary Astor, James Rennie
      Murder! Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. With Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam
      Under the Roofs of Paris Dir. René Clair. With Albert Préjean, Pola Illéry
      Westfront 1918 Dir. G.W. Pabst. With Gustav Diessl, Fritz Kampers, Hans-Joachim Moebis
      Whoopee! Dir. Thornton Freeland. With Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta, Paul Gregory

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