Top Ten 1933

BIL'S BEST ACTOR

I know I should be respectful and stick with Oscar’s choice of Laughton as Henry VIII, but how were they to know that royal portrayals would become an awards-favourite staple? (though in his case it should be pointed out that the award was definitely deserved). In the years that have passed, Laughton has been memorialised for a whole host of other performances that followed in his Hollywood career (my favourite being Ruggles of Red Gap), while the 1933 performance that remains as fresh, funny and insouciant as the day it was made is Groucho Marx in his best comedy, Duck Soup. The mirror scene alone is worth watching a billion times.

BIL'S BEST ACTRESS

Lots of great…

  • King Kong

    1

  • Duck Soup

    2

  • The Private Life of Henry VIII

    3

  • Dinner at Eight

    4

  • 42nd Street

    5

  • Baby Face

    6

  • Lady for a Day

    7

  • She Done Him Wrong

    8

  • The Eagle and the Hawk

    9

  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    10