1929 in Film - Notable Films Released in 1929

Notable Films Released in 1929

American films unless stated otherwise.

  • Alibi, starring Chester Morris and Mae Busch
  • An Andalusian Dog (Un chien andalou), a short film by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí - (France)
  • The American Prisoner, directed by Thomas Bentley, starring Carl Brisson, Madeleine Carroll (Britain)
  • Applause, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, starring Helen Morgan
  • Arsenal (aka January Uprising in Kiev in 1918) - (U.S.S.R.) - International release
  • Asphalt, starring Gustav Frohlich - (Germany)
  • Atlantic, starring Madeleine Carroll, the first sound on film made in Germany and the first sound Titanic movie
  • The Awful Truth
  • Berth Marks, a Laurel and Hardy short produced by Hal Roach
  • Big Business, a Laurel and Hardy short
  • Big Time, starring Lee Tracy and Mae Clarke
  • Blackmail, directed by Alfred Hitchcock - (Britain)
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey, starring Lily Damita
  • Broadway, a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences
  • The Broadway Melody, musical comedy starring Charles King, Anita Page and Bessie Love
  • Bulldog Drummond, starring Ronald Colman
  • The Canary Murder Case, starring William Powell, Louise Brooks, Jean Arthur
  • Children of the Ritz
  • The Clue of the New Pin - (Britain)
  • The Cocoanuts, starring the Marx Brothers
  • A Cottage on Dartmoor, directed by Anthony Asquith - (Britain)
  • Coquette, Directed by Sam Taylor, starring Mary Pickford, Johnny Mack Brown, Matt Moore
  • Dangerous Curves, starring Clara Bow and Richard Arlen
  • Desert Nights, a silent film starring John Gilbert
  • The Desert Song, a musical operetta with Technicolor sequences
  • Devil-May-Care, starring Ramón Novarro - a musical romance with Technicolor sequences
  • Diary of a Lost Girl (Tagebuch einer Verlorenen), directed by G.W. Pabst, starring Louise Brooks - (Germany)
  • Disraeli, starring George Arliss and Joan Bennett
  • Drifters, documentary by John Grierson - (Britain)
  • Dynamite, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Conrad Nagel and Kay Johnson
  • Escape from Dartmoor, directed by Anthony Asquith - (Britain)
  • Eternal Love, directed by Ernst Lubitsch starring John Barrymore
  • Fancy Baggage, a part-talkie from Warner Brothers Pictures starring Audrey Ferris and Myrna Loy
  • Finis Terræ, directed by Jean Epstein (France)
  • The Flying Fleet, starring Ramón Novarro, Ralph Graves, Anita Page, and Edward Nugent
  • Footlights and Fools, a musical comedy entirely in Technicolor
  • The Four Feathers, starring Richard Arlen and Fay Wray
  • Fox Movietone Follies, a musical revue with Multicolor sequences
  • The General Line (Старое), directed by Sergei Eisenstein - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Glorifying the American Girl, a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences
  • Gold Diggers of Broadway, a musical comedy entirely in Technicolor
  • The Great Gabbo, a musical comedy with Multicolor sequences
  • Hallelujah!, directed by King Vidor
  • Hardboiled Rose, a part-talkie starring Myrna Loy
  • Hearts in Dixie, starring Clarence Muse, drama/musical
  • High Treason directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Jameson Thomas and Benita Hume - (Britain)
  • His Glorious Night, directed by Lionel Barrymore, starring John Gilbert - Gilbert's first talkie, known as the film that destroyed his career
  • The Hole in the Wall
  • The Hollywood Revue of 1929, a showcase of talent under contract to MGM
  • Hot for Paris, from Fox Film Corporation
  • The Informer, directed by Arthur Robison, starring Lya De Putti, Lars Hanson (Britain)
  • In Old Arizona, starring Warner Baxter
  • The Iron Mask, starring Douglas Fairbanks
  • The Kiss, starring Greta Garbo and Conrad Nagel
  • The Lady Lies, starring Walter Huston and Claudette Colbert
  • The Letter
  • The Locked Door, starring Rod LaRocque and Barbara Stanwyck
  • The Love Parade, starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald
  • Lucky Star, directed by Frank Borzage, starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell
  • Madame X, directed by Lionel Barrymore
  • Man with a Movie Camera (Chelovek s kinoapparatom), a documentary - (U.S.S.R.)
  • The Manxman, directed by Alfred Hitchcock - (Britain)
  • Married In Hollywood, a musical romance with Multicolor sequences
  • The Miraculous Life of Thérèse Martin (La Vie miraculeuse de Thérèse Martin), directed by Julien Duvivier - (France)
  • The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu
  • The Mysterious Island, starring Lionel Barrymore
  • Navy Blues, directed by Clarence Brown
  • The New Babylon (Novyy Vavilon) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • New York Nights, starring Norma Talmadge and Gilbert Roland
  • On With the Show, a musical comedy entirely in Technicolor
  • Pandora's Box (Die Büchse der Pandora), directed by G.W. Pabst, starring Louise Brooks - (Germany)
  • Paris, a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences
  • Piccadilly, a melodrama starring Anna May Wong and Gilda Gray - (Britain)
  • Pointed Heels, starring William Powell, a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences
  • Queen Kelly, starring Gloria Swanson (this film was never finished because producers balked at releasing a silent film in what was quickly becoming a sound film market)
  • Redskin, starring Richard Dix, a drama with Technicolor sequences
  • The Rescue, starring Ronald Colman and Lili Damita
  • Resia Boroboedoer, only film of the Nancing Film Corp. (Dutch East Indies)
  • The Return of the Rat, directed by Graham Cutts and starring Ivor Novello - (Britain)
  • Rio Rita, starring Bebe Daniels - a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences
  • The River, directed by Frank Borzage
  • The Runaway Princess directed by Anthony Asquith and Fritz Wendhausen and starring Mady Christians and Fred Rains (Britain/Germany)
  • Sally, a musical comedy entirely in Technicolor
  • The Saturday Night Kid, with Clara Bow, Jean Arthur, and a small early role for Jean Harlow (Uncredited)
  • Show Boat, a part-talkie based not on the famous musical, but on the Edna Ferber novel that inspired it
  • The Show of Shows, a musical revue with Technicolor sequences
  • Side Street, starring the Moore Brothers
  • The Single Standard, directed by John S. Robertson, starring Greta Garbo & Nils Asther
  • The Skeleton Dance, a Walt Disney animated short
  • Smilin' Guns, a Hoot Gibson Western-comedy
  • Spite Marriage, a Buster Keaton film
  • St. Louis Blues, starring Bessie Smith
  • Street Girl, directed by Wesley Ruggles, RKO's first "official" film
  • Sunny Side Up, starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, a musical comedy with Technicolor sequences
  • The Taming of the Shrew, starring Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks
  • This Thing Called Love, starring Edmund Lowe and Constance Bennett, a musical romance with Technicolor sequences; considered lost
  • Thunder, directed by William Nigh, starring Lon Chaney, Sr. and Phyllis Haver
  • Thunderbolt, directed by Josef von Sternberg, starring George Bancroft and Fay Wray
  • A Throw of Dice - (Germany/Britain/India)
  • The Trespasser, directed by Edmund Goulding, starring Gloria Swanson and Robert Ames
  • The Vagabond Lover, starring Rudy Vallée
  • The Virginian, starring Gary Cooper and Walter Huston
  • Wait and See, directed by Walter Forde - (Britain)
  • Wall Street, starring Ralph Ince
  • Welcome Danger, starring Harold Lloyd
  • Where East is East, directed by Tod Browning; starring Lon Chaney, Lupe Vélez and Estelle Taylor
  • White Hell of Pitz Palu (Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü), starring Leni Riefenstahl - (Germany)
  • Why Be Good?
  • Wild Orchids, starring Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone and Nils Asther
  • The Wolf Song, starring Gary Cooper and Lupe Vélez
  • Woman in the Moon (Frau im Mond), directed by Fritz Lang - (Germany)
  • Words and Music, first movie in which John Wayne is credited as Duke Morrison

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