The Phantom – USA, 1931

The Phantom is a 1931 American thriller film written and directed by Alan James (as Alvin Neitz). It stars Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams, Allene Ray, and Niles Welch. Review: An ‘Old Dark House’ thriller haphazardly …

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M – Germany, 1931

M is a 1931 German drama-thriller film directed by Fritz Lang (Metropolis, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse) and starring Peter Lorre (The Beast with Five Fingers; The Raven; Tales of Terror). It …

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The Mad Genius – USA, 1931

The Mad Genius (1931) is an all-talking pre-code horror drama film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Michael Curtiz. The film stars John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Cook, Charles Butterworth, and in small roles, Boris Karloff and Frankie Darro. The film …

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The Drums of Jeopardy – USA, 1931

The Drums of Jeopardy is a 1931 American horror thriller that is very much in the then-popular vein of the Master Criminal movie, with a sinister figure committing murders while …

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – USA, 1931

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1931 American Pre-Code horror film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Fredric March. The film is an adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), the Robert Louis Stevenson tale …

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Dracula – USA, 1931

Dracula is a 1931 horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as the title character. The film was produced by Universal and is based on the 1924 stage play Dracula by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, which in turn is based …

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Frankenstein – USA, 1931

‘The man who made a monster’ Frankenstein is a 1931 American horror film directed by James Whale (The Invisible Man; The Old Dark House) and adapted from the play by Peggy Webling, which …

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