Written by Women

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

Be sure to check out my other lady-centric lists:
Directed by Women | Edited by Women | Top Women-Directed Films with Less than 1k Views | Top Women-Directed Documentaries

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 100 films in this list released in 1931.

  • M

    17

  • Frankenstein

    335

  • Seed

    829

  • David Golder

    1324

  • Possessed

    1637

  • Working Girls

    1897

  • The Champ

    1965

  • Girls About Town

    2072

  • Night Nurse

    2154

  • Men in Her Life

    2362

  • The Mad Parade

    2513

  • No More Love

    2784

  • The Other Side

    3120

  • Caught

    3140

  • Father's Son

    3280

  • Always Goodbye

    3765

  • Anybody's Blonde

    4080

  • Cœur de Paris

    4159

  • Der Tanzhusar

    4178

  • Ex-Bad Boy

    4222

  • Opernredoute

    4421

  • The Single Sin

    4493

  • Zweierlei Moral

    4608

  • Deadlock

    4670

  • Die Maske fällt

    4676

  • Fifty Fathoms Deep

    4692

  • Hilfe! Überfall!

    4709

  • Left Over Ladies

    4728

  • The Outsider

    4749

  • Khromonozhka

    4924

  • Personal Maid

    5309

  • Le bal

    5351

  • The Secret Call

    5541

  • Daddy Long Legs

    5575

  • Unfaithful

    5758

  • Road to Rio

    5784

  • Alibi

    5874

  • The Big House

    5936

  • Calais-Douvres

    6064

  • Damaged Love

    6099

  • Der Hochtourist

    6111

  • When the Soldiers

    6619

  • And Quiet Flows the Don

    6690

  • The False Madonna

    6849

  • Black Coffee

    7031

  • Other Men's Women

    7064

  • Forgotten Women

    7283

  • Once a Lady

    7713

  • Freighters of Destiny

    8064

  • Doctors' Wives

    8235

  • The Lady Who Dared

    8297

  • Bad Girl

    8361

  • Under Eighteen

    8414

  • Command Performance

    8587

  • Strictly Dishonorable

    8616

  • The Door Knocker

    8661

  • The Cuban Love Song

    8884

  • The Brat

    8908

  • Too Many Cooks

    9032

  • Sally in Our Alley

    9089

  • Strangers May Kiss

    9120

  • The Struggle

    9225

  • Politics

    9401

  • Honor Among Lovers

    9537

  • Surrender

    9540

  • Son of India

    9675

  • Delicious

    9676

  • The Prodigal

    9742

  • My Sin

    9750

  • Men Call It Love

    9771

  • Friends and Lovers

    9795

  • Gentleman's Fate

    10096

  • The Maltese Falcon

    10159

  • No Limit

    10231

  • The Man Who Came Back

    10420

  • A Free Soul

    10596

  • Sporting Blood

    10620

  • Five and Ten

    10663

  • Morals for Women

    10711

  • His Woman

    10812

  • The Squaw Man

    10884

  • West of Broadway

    10907

  • Ten Cents a Dance

    10966

  • Beau Ideal

    11033

  • Up Pops the Devil

    11042

  • Chinatown After Dark

    11159

  • This Modern Age

    11412

  • Laughing Sinners

    11447

  • The Secret Six

    11481

  • East Lynne

    11523

  • My Past

    11537

  • I Take This Woman

    11554

  • Corsair

    11750

  • Arizona

    11787

  • Way Back Home

    11870

  • The Sin Ship

    12100

  • Rich and Strange

    13413

  • The Skin Game

    13480

  • Cimarron

    13857

  • Alexander Hamilton

    14215