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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 165 romance films in this list released in the 1930s.

  • The Adventures of Jane Arden
  • After Office Hours
  • After the Ball
  • After the Dance
  • The Age of Consent
  • Age of Indiscretion
  • The Age of Innocence
  • Alibi Ike
  • Always Goodbye
  • Annabelle's Affairs
  • Another Dawn
  • Blossom Time
  • Aren't We All?
  • Arizona Legion
  • The Arizonian
  • Arms and the Man
  • Baby Face
  • The Bachelor Father
  • The Barbarian
  • The Baroness and the Butler
  • Becky Sharp
  • A Bedtime Story
  • Behind Office Doors
  • The Beloved Bachelor
  • Bengal Tiger
  • The Big Game
  • Black Eyes
  • Branded Men
  • Bridal Suite
  • Broadway Hostess
  • Bunker Bean
  • Cafe Society
  • Cain and Mabel
  • Captain of the Guard
  • Captured!
  • Carnival
  • Cassidy of Bar 20
  • Central Park
  • Change of Heart
  • Change of Heart
  • Chasing Rainbows
  • Chip of the Flying U
  • Chu Chin Chow
  • The Church Mouse
  • Coast Guard
  • College Rhythm
  • Confidential
  • Confidential Lady
  • Conspiracy
  • Coronado
  • Counsel for Crime
  • The Count of the Old Town
  • Criminal Lawyer
  • Cross Fire
  • Dangerous Nan McGrew
  • Delicious
  • A Desperate Adventure
  • Destry Rides Again
  • Dinner at the Ritz
  • Discord
  • Dishonour Bright
  • Double Or Nothing
  • Dumb-bells in Ermine
  • East Meets West
  • Easy to Love
  • The Emperor's Candlesticks
  • Eternally Yours
  • Ever Since Eve
  • Ever Since Eve
  • Everybody Sing
  • Everybody's Doing It
  • Ex-Bad Boy
  • Face in the Sky
  • Fast Company
  • Female
  • 50 Million Frenchmen
  • Fighting Caravans
  • Fighting Thru
  • Flight at Midnight
  • The Flirting Widow
  • Forbidden Trail
  • Forget Me Not
  • The Four Companions
  • Four Wives
  • Freshman Year
  • Fugitives for a Night
  • Garden of the Moon
  • Gentlemen Are Born
  • George White's 1935 Scandals
  • Ghost Patrol
  • The Girl and the Gambler
  • Girl Loves Boy
  • Girl of the Rio
  • The Go-Getter
  • God's Country and the Woman
  • God's Gift to Women
  • Going Highbrow
  • Going Places
  • Going Wild
  • Goldie Gets Along