Top Ten Films of 1933: World Premieres
 My 1932-33 Oscar Ballot (Updated)

1. 42nd Street Dir. Lloyd Bacon. With Bebe Daniels, Ruby Keeler, Warner Baxter A
2. King Kong Dirs. Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack. With Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong A
3. Duck Soup Dir. Leo McCarey. With The Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern A–
4. Heroes for Sale Dir. William Wellman. With Richard Barthelmess, Gordon Westcott B+
5. The Bitter Tea of General Yen Dir. Frank Capra. With Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther B+
6. Dinner at Eight Dir. George Cukor. With Lionel Barrymore, Billie Burke, Marie Dressler B+
7. The Emperor Jones Dir. Dudley Murphy. With Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Frank Wilson B+
8. Little Women Dir. George Cukor. With Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Jean Parker B+
9. Lot in Sodom Dirs. James Sibley Watson & Melville Webber. With Friedrich Haak B+

More Grades from 1933
Unreviewed titles I have seen recently enough to grade
      Cavalcade Dir. Frank Lloyd. With Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor D+
      Christopher Strong Dir. Dorothy Arzner. With Katharine Hepburn, Colin Clive, Billie Burke B
      Flying Down to Rio Dir. Thornton Freeland. With Gene Raymond, Dolores del Rio C–
      Gold Diggers of 1933 Dir. Mervyn LeRoy. With Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Aline MacMahon B
      Ladies They Talk About Dirs. Howard Bretherton & William Keighley. With Barbara Stanwyck C
      Lady for a Day Dir. Frank Capra. With Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell B
      Morning Glory Dir. Lowell Sherman. With Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Grade: C+
      The Private Life of Henry VIII Dir. Alexander Korda. With Charles Laughton, Binnie Barnes B–
      She Done Him Wrong Dir. Lowell Sherman. With Mae West, Cary Grant, Noah Beery B
      State Fair Dir. Henry King. With Janet Gaynor, Norman Foster, Will Rogers, Louise Dresser C+

Also from 1933
The memories are fading, but they're somewhere in my brain
      Zero for Conduct Dir. Jean Vigo. With Louis Lefebvre, Gilbert Pruchon, Gérard de Bédarieux

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