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'Fair films': Two-star (out of five) film ratings by 'The Motion Picture Guide' (Jay Robert Nash and Stanley Ralph Ross, Cinebooks, Inc.; 1927-1983)--Part I

As I've become more enthralled by cinema over the years, I have cherished reading all I possibly could about my favourite hobby. A fine resource I have discovered has been 'The Motion Picture Guide' which, in 1985, came out for films 1927-1983, then they put out annual guides till about 1999. I wish they kept on making them up to the present!

I stopped at 3200--Part II continues from there. This covers up to Page 1725 (in Volume V). Counting ones listed below, 405 (not listed in Letterboxd) the total is 3605.

This list is one of 12. There are 11, ranging by half-star increments from zero to five stars, and, inexplicably for one year, they refused to give an…

There are 236 comedy films in this list released in the 1930s.

  • Admirals All
  • The Adventures of Jane Arden
  • After the Ball
  • Bulldog Jack
  • Alibi Ike
  • Always Goodbye
  • Always in Trouble
  • Ambassador Bill
  • Amphitryon – Aus den Wolken kommt das Glück
  • Angel's Holiday
  • Annabel Takes a Tour
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Annie Laurie
  • Aren't We All?
  • Ariane
  • The Arizona Raiders
  • The Arizona Wildcat
  • Arms and the Man
  • Army Girl
  • Ask a Policeman
  • Baby Face Harrington
  • The Bachelor Father
  • Bachelor's Affairs
  • The Baroness and the Butler
  • Be Mine Tonight
  • Be Yourself!
  • A Bedtime Story
  • The Beloved Brat
  • Beware Spooks!
  • Big Boy
  • The Big Noise
  • The Big Shot
  • The Bishop Misbehaves
  • Drôle de Drame
  • Blondie Takes a Vacation
  • Bombs Over Monte Carlo
  • Bonnie Scotland
  • The Brat
  • Bridal Suite
  • Broadminded
  • Bunker Bean
  • Cafe Society
  • Cain and Mabel
  • Campus Confessions
  • The Captain's Kid
  • Car of Dreams
  • Carnival
  • The Case of the Curious Bride
  • The Case of the Velvet Claws
  • Central Park
  • Change of Heart
  • Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo
  • Charlie Chan in Paris
  • Charlie McCarthy, Detective
  • Chasing Rainbows
  • Cheating Cheaters
  • Cheer Boys Cheer
  • The Church Mouse
  • The Circus Clown
  • Cleaning Up
  • Cockeyed Cavaliers
  • Come on George!
  • The Compulsory Husband
  • Coronado
  • Counsel's Opinion
  • The Count of the Old Town
  • The Countess of Monte Cristo
  • Country Gentlemen
  • Cross Currents
  • The Curtain Rises
  • Lieutenant Kizhe
  • Dance Charlie Dance
  • Dance Team
  • Dancing Pirate
  • Dangerous Nan McGrew
  • Dangerous Number
  • The Dark Horse
  • Delicious
  • A Desperate Adventure
  • The Devil on Horseback
  • The Devil's Brother
  • Dirty Work
  • Dishonour Bright
  • Doctor's Orders
  • Don't Bet on Love
  • Don't Tell the Wife
  • Double Danger
  • Double Or Nothing
  • Dumb-bells in Ermine
  • East Lynne on the Western Front
  • Easy to Love
  • Educating Father
  • Episode
  • Eternally Yours
  • Evenings for Sale
  • Ever Since Eve
  • Every Day's a Holiday
  • Every Saturday Night
  • Everybody Sing
  • Everybody's Baby