Top Ten 1934

BIL'S BEST ACTOR

Oscar knew what it was doing when it awarded Clark Gable his only Oscar for his delightful turn in one of Frank Capra’s best-ever comedies, It Happened One Night. It’s not just that he’s funny; he’s got incredible force and commands his every scene. It’s no wonder he so impressed audiences that men felt compelled to follow suit when he appeared in an evening scene without an undershirt beneath his lapels, and sales of the clothing item plummeted faster than a Sno-cone in hell.

Honour Roll: John Barrymore, Twentieth Century; Harry Bauer, Les Miserables; Leslie Howard, Of Human Bondage

BIL'S BEST ACTRESS

I would happily follow suit with Oscar’s choice of Colbert in the same film but…

  • L'Atalante

    1

  • Les Misérables

    2

  • The Thin Man

    3

  • It Happened One Night

    4

  • The Barretts of Wimpole Street

    5

  • The Scarlet Empress

    6

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    7

  • A Story of Floating Weeds

    8

  • Cleopatra

    9

  • One Night of Love

    10