Monday, November 15, 2010

Nominees For Best Picture Of 1932-33 (Drama)

The Bitter Tea Of General Yen (prod. Frank Capra)

I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (prod. Hal B. Wallis)

The Invisible Man
(prod. Carl Laemmle, Jr.)

King Kong (prod. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack)

Red Dust (prod. Hunt Stromberg and Irving Thalberg)

10 comments:

Yvette said...

Who won? Personally, I pick KING KONG. Second choice: THE INVISIBLE MAN. Love the posters.

Mythical Monkey said...

Who won?

In real life, it was a movie called Cavalcade, an episodic history of the British Empire from 1901 to 1933. To say it hasn't aged well is putting mildly.

I'll post my choice soon, hopefully by the end of the week ...

TourqueYMada said...


I'll post my choice soon, hopefully by the end of the week ...


Unfortunately, that will be the week of January 9, 2011


But the bits that will come between now and then will be worth it. . . .

Mythical Monkey said...

Unfortunately, that will be the week of January 9, 2011

The Hundred Years War got started the same way.

Come to think of it, the Hundred Years War lasted 116 years -- that couldn't bring that in on schedule either ...

thingy said...

Whoa, Barbara better not shift too far.

I'll take 'Invisible Man.'

Jason Marshall said...

I'll second "The Invisible Man." I think all of these are good choices, except my seemingly blasphemous opinion that "King Kong" is a terribly overrated movie. (I've already been pelted with rotten tomatoes multiple times for this opinion, so need for anyone to do so again. I still don't like it.)

The Invisible Man is a surprisingly good movie, right up there with other 1930s horror movies like Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, and The Old Dark House.

My second choice would probably be I Am a Fugitive.

Can't wait to see what you pick and what you have to say about it.

Erik Beck said...

Can't we have a poll to decide this?

My vote is Kong, though with Fugitive and Invisible Man close behind.

I would have gone with The Mummy, The Story of Temple Drake or Island of Lost Souls long before I would have gone with Bitter Tea.

And Inside Oscar lists Red Dust as having been eligible for 1931-32.

But, poll! Poll! Lets the voters decide!

Of course, I live in Massachusetts, so I'm okay with my voters deciding.

Mythical Monkey said...

And Inside Oscar lists Red Dust as having been eligible for 1931-32.

Say, you're right, it does. That's interesting because imdb.com lists it as having premiered in October 1932, which is why I went with it in 1932-33. I wonder how the 1931-32 Katie winner, Norma Shearer, would have fared against Jean Harlow in a cage match -- probably would have wound up the same, with Shearer winning in 31-32 and Harlow winning in 32-33 (for comedy) anyway.

Mythical Monkey said...

Oh, and I added a poll, although since I'm 700 words or so into the essay about the winner, it may wind up being a non-binding poll ...

Doug said...

For me both The Invisible Man and King Kong are great movies. If I have to pick one I would choose The Invisible Man.