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Written by Women

This list is for scripts or source material written or co-written by women. Recs welcome!

Of interest: letterboxd.com/film/without-lying-down-frances-marion-and-the-power-of-women-in-hollywood/

letterboxd.com/film/tales-from-the-script/

There are 896 films in this list released in the 1930s.

  • M

    18

  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    45

  • The Wizard of Oz

    141

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    146

  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    152

  • The Thin Man

    161

  • Bringing Up Baby

    235

  • The Scarlet Empress

    250

  • Gone with the Wind

    260

  • City Girl

    267

  • Frankenstein

    335

  • The Lady Vanishes

    349

  • The Awful Truth

    362

  • The Women

    441

  • The Tale of the Fox

    563

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    570

  • Stella Dallas

    586

  • Libeled Lady

    642

  • Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations

    648

  • Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty

    653

  • La Bête Humaine

    654

  • After the Thin Man

    656

  • Easy Living

    664

  • Queen Christina

    692

  • Baby Face

    763

  • Destry Rides Again

    785

  • Seed

    834

  • Prison Break

    1020

  • You and Me

    1035

  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    1036

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    1075

  • Sadie McKee

    1154

  • Letty Lynton

    1162

  • The Passing of the Third Floor Back

    1243

  • David Golder

    1318

  • Grand Hotel

    1347

  • The Gay Divorcee

    1375

  • A Star Is Born

    1411

  • Camille

    1446

  • Wuthering Heights

    1457

  • Dinner at Eight

    1493

  • Love Affair

    1538

  • On Borrowed Time

    1598

  • Possessed

    1608

  • Back Street

    1618

  • The Silver Cord

    1687

  • Another Thin Man

    1719

  • Son of Frankenstein

    1784

  • Merrily We Go to Hell

    1821

  • Working Girls

    1824

  • The Champ

    1997

  • The Walking Dead

    2000

  • Our Blushing Brides

    2012

  • Zoo in Budapest

    2034

  • These Three

    2049

  • The Girl from the Marsh Croft

    2051

  • The Countess of Monte Cristo

    2072

  • Girls About Town

    2084

  • Charlie Chan's Greatest Case

    2090

  • The Bitter Tea of General Yen

    2125

  • Papageno

    2126

  • Night Nurse

    2133

  • Be Mine Tonight

    2138

  • Das Lied einer Nacht

    2139

  • Hands Across the Table

    2144

  • Dead End

    2323

  • Men in Her Life

    2367

  • De tre måske fire

    2392

  • Ballerina

    2410

  • The Amazon Head Hunters

    2436

  • Covered Tracks

    2457

  • Street of Missing Men

    2481

  • The Mad Parade

    2519

  • The Story of Temple Drake

    2524

  • Craig's Wife

    2550

  • Tess of the Storm Country

    2557

  • Der alte und der junge König

    2609

  • Imitation of Life

    2616

  • Carefree

    2618

  • The Kansas Terrors

    2626

  • The Rugged Island: A Shetland Lyric

    2631

  • Sehnsucht 202

    2633

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    2660

  • The Fourth Horseman

    2688

  • Sam's Medal

    2707

  • West of Singapore

    2714

  • Little Women

    2731

  • No More Love

    2774

  • Carmen

    2777

  • Folies Bergère de Paris

    2843

  • The Crime of Dr. Forbes

    2935

  • Gigolettes

    2941

  • Love Birds

    2950

  • Romance in the Dark

    2964

  • Song and Dance Man

    2967

  • Up the River

    2976

  • Show Boat

    3019

  • The Other Side

    3112

  • Caught

    3132

  • Glamour

    3135