List of American films of 1931

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A list of American films released in 1931.
Cimarron won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

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Title Director Featured Cast Genre Note
24 Hours Marion Gering Kay Francis, Miriam Hopkins, Regis Toomey Drama
Alexander Hamilton John G. Adolfi George Arliss, Doris Kenyon, Montagu Love Drama
Alice in Wonderland Bud Pollard Ruth Gilbert, Leslie King Fantasy
An American Tragedy Josef von Sternberg Sylvia Sidney, Phillips Holmes, Frances Dee Drama
Annabelle's Affairs Alfred L. Werker Victor McLaglen, Jeanette MacDonald Comedy
Arrowsmith John Ford Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy Drama
Bachelor Apartment Lowell Sherman Irene Dunne, Lowell Sherman, Mae Murray Comedy
Bad Girl Frank Borzage Sally Eilers, James Dunn, Minna Gombell Drama
Bad Sister Hobart Henley Conrad Nagel, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart Drama
The Bargain Robert Milton Evalyn Knapp, Lewis Stone, Doris Kenyon Drama
Behind Office Doors Melville W. Brown Mary Astor, Ricardo Cortez, Catherine Dale Owen Drama
The Big Gamble Fred Niblo William Boyd, James Gleason, June MacCloy Drama
The Black Camel Hamilton MacFadden Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi Drama, Crime
Blonde Crazy Roy Del Ruth James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ray Milland Comedy
Border Law Louis King Buck Jones, Jim Mason, Lupita Tovar Western
Born to Love Paul L. Stein Joel McCrea, Constance Bennett, Paul Cavanagh Drama
Broadminded Mervyn LeRoy Joe E. Brown, Marjorie White, Bela Lugosi Comedy
Captain Applejack Hobart Henley Mary Brian, Kay Strozzi, John Halliday Drama
The Champ King Vidor Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich Drama
Charlie Chan Carries On Hamilton MacFadden Warner Oland, John Garrick Mystery Fox
Chinatown After Dark Stuart Paton Carmel Myers, Rex Lease, Barbara Kent Crime, Drama
Cimarron Wesley Ruggles Irene Dunne, Richard Dix, Estelle Taylor Drama, Western
City Lights Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill Comedy, Drama
City Streets Rouben Mamoulian Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas Drama, Crime
The Common Law Paul L. Stein Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, Hedda Hopper Drama
A Connecticut Yankee David Butler Will Rogers, Maureen O'Sullivan, Myrna Loy Comedy
The Criminal Code Howard Hawks Walter Huston, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff Drama, Crime
The Cuban Love Song W. S. Van Dyke Lupe Vélez, Lawrence Tibbett, Jimmy Durante Musical
Daddy Long Legs Alfred Santell Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter, Una Merkel Comedy
Daughter of the Dragon Lloyd Corrigan Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Sessue Hayakawa Drama
Dishonored Josef von Sternberg Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Warner Oland Drama, War
Don't Bet on Women William K. Howard Jeanette MacDonald, Edmund Lowe, Roland Young Comedy
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Rouben Mamoulian Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart Drama, Horror
Dracula Tod Browning Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners Horror
The Drums of Jeopardy George B. Seitz Warner Oland, June Collyer, Hale Hamilton Drama, Thriller
The Easiest Way Jack Conway Constance Bennett, Adolphe Menjou, Clark Gable Drama
Everything's Rosie Clyde Bruckman Robert Woolsey, Anita Louise, John Darrow Comedy
Expensive Women Hobart Henley Dolores Costello, H. B. Warner Drama
Fair Warning Alfred L. Werker George O'Brien, George Brent, Louise Huntington Western
The Finger Points John Francis Dillon Richard Barthelmess, Fay Wray, Clark Gable Drama, Crime
Five and Ten Robert Z. Leonard Marion Davies, Leslie Howard, Irene Rich Drama
Five Star Final Mervyn LeRoy Edward G. Robinson, H. B. Warner, Marian Marsh Drama
Flying High Charles Reisner Bert Lahr, Kathryn Crawford, Charles Winninger Comedy
Frankenstein James Whale Boris Karloff, Frederick Kerr, Mae Clarke Horror, Science fiction
A Free Soul Clarence Brown Norma Shearer, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable Drama
The Front Page Lewis Milestone Pat O'Brien, Adolphe Menjou, Edward Everett Horton Comedy
The Gang Buster A. Edward Sutherland Jean Arthur, William Boyd Comedy
Gentleman's Fate Mervyn LeRoy John Gilbert, Louis Wolheim, Leila Hyams Drama
Girl of the Río Herbert Brenon Dolores del Río, Norman Foster, Boris Karloff Comedy
Girls About Town George Cukor Kay Francis, Lilyan Tashman, Joel McCrea Comedy
Goldie Benjamin Stoloff Spencer Tracy, Jean Harlow Comedy
Graft Christy Cabanne Regis Toomey, Boris Karloff, Dorothy Revier Drama, Thriller
The Great Lover Harry Beaumont Adolphe Menjou, Irene Dunne, Neil Hamilton Drama
Grief Street Richard Thorpe Barbara Kent, John Holland, Dorothy Christy Romantic crime/mystery
Guilty Hands W. S. Van Dyke Lionel Barrymore, Kay Francis, Polly Moran Drama, Crime
Hard Hombre Otto Brower Hoot Gibson, Lina Basquette Western
Hell Divers George W. Hill Wallace Beery, Clark Gable, Conrad Nagel Drama, Adventure
Honor Among Lovers Dorothy Arzner Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, Ginger Rogers Drama
Huckleberry Finn Norman Taurog Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin Comedy
Hush Money Sidney Lanfield Joan Bennett, Myrna Loy, George Raft Comedy
I Take This Woman Marion Gering Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard Romance
Illicit Archie Mayo Barbara Stanwyck, James Rennie Drama
Indiscreet Leo McCarey Gloria Swanson, Ben Lyon, Monroe Owsley Drama, Musical
Iron Man Tod Browning Lew Ayres, Robert Armstrong, Jean Harlow Drama
June Moon A. Edward Sutherland Frances Dee, June MacCloy, Wynne Gibson Comedy
Just a Gigolo Jack Conway William Haines, Irene Purcell, Ray Milland Comedy
Kiki Sam Taylor Mary Pickford, Reginald Denny Romantic comedy
Kiss Me Again William A. Seiter Edward Everett Horton, June Collyer, Walter Pidgeon Comedy
Ladies' Man Lothar Mendes William Powell, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis Drama
Ladies of the Big House Marion Gering Sylvia Sidney, Gene Raymond, Wynne Gibson Drama
The Lady Who Dared William Beaudine Billie Dove, Sidney Blackmer Drama
The Last Flight William Dieterle Richard Barthelmess, David Manners Drama
Laugh and Get Rich Gregory La Cava Hugh Herbert, Edna May Oliver, Dorothy Lee Comedy
The Lawyer's Secret Louis J. Gasnier Richard Arlen, Jean Arthur, Clive Brook Drama
Little Caesar Mervyn LeRoy Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Glenda Farrell Drama, Crime
Lonely Wives Russell Mack Edward Everett Horton, Laura La Plante, Esther Ralston Comedy
The Mad Genius Michael Curtiz John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Boris Karloff Drama, Thriller
The Maltese Falcon Roy Del Ruth Ricardo Cortez, Bebe Daniels, Una Merkel Drama
Manhattan Parade Lloyd Bacon Charles Butterworth, Winnie Lightner Comedy
Mata Hari George Fitzmaurice Greta Garbo, Ramón Novarro, Lionel Barrymore Drama
Men in Her Life William Beaudine Lois Moran, Charles Bickford Drama
Men of Chance George Archainbaud Ricardo Cortez, Mary Astor, Ralph Ince Drama, Crime
The Millionaire John G. Adolfi George Arliss, James Cagney, Noah Beery Comedy, Drama
The Miracle Woman Frank Capra Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy Drama
Misbehaving Ladies William Beaudine Lila Lee, Ben Lyon Comedy
Monkey Business Norman Z. McLeod Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx Comedy
Night Nurse William A. Wellman Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell, Ben Lyon Drama
Once a Lady Guthrie McClintic Ruth Chatterton, Ivor Novello, Jill Esmond Drama
The Painted Desert Howard Higgin William Boyd, Clark Gable Western
Palmy Days A. Edward Sutherland Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Weeks Musical comedy
Pardon Us James Parrott Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy Comedy
Penrod and Sam William Beaudine Leon Janney, Frank Coghlan Comedy
The Phantom Alan James Guinn Williams, Tom O'Brien Horror
Platinum Blonde Frank Capra Loretta Young, Jean Harlow, Robert Williams Comedy
Politics Charles Reisner Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Roscoe Ates Romantic comedy
Possessed Clarence Brown Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford Drama
Private Lives Sidney Franklin Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Reginald Denny Comedy, Drama
The Public Enemy William A. Wellman James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods Drama, Crime
Quick Millions Rowland Brown Spencer Tracy, Sally Eilers, George Raft Drama, Crime
Reckless Living Cyril Gardner Ricardo Cortez, Mae Clarke, Norman Foster Drama
Resurrection Edwin Carewe Lupe Vélez, John Boles Drama
Rich Man's Folly John Cromwell Frances Dee, George Bancroft Drama
The Right of Way Frank Lloyd Conrad Nagel, Loretta Young Drama
The Road to Reno Richard Wallace Lilyan Tashman, Charles Rogers, Peggy Shannon Comedy, Drama
Scandal Sheet John Cromwell George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Clive Brook Drama
The Sea Ghost William Nigh Alan Hale, Laura La Plante Drama
The Secret Call Stuart Walker Peggy Shannon, Richard Arlen, William B. Davidson Drama
The Secret Six George W. Hill Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone Crime
Secrets of a Secretary George Abbott Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall Drama
Sidewalks of New York Zion Meyers, Jules White Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Cliff Edwards Comedy
The Sin of Madelon Claudet Edgar Selwyn Helen Hayes, Lewis Stone Drama
Six Cylinder Love Thornton Freeland Spencer Tracy, Edward Everett Horton Comedy
Skippy Norman Taurog Jackie Cooper, Mitzi Green, Jackie Searl Comedy, Drama
Smart Money Alfred E. Green Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Margaret Livingston Drama, Crime
The Smiling Lieutenant Ernst Lubitsch Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins Musical comedy
The Spirit of Notre Dame Russell Mack Lew Ayres, Sally Blane, William Bakewell Drama, Sports
The Squaw Man Cecil B. DeMille Warner Baxter, Lupe Vélez Drama
The Stolen Jools William C. McGann Wallace Beery, Buster Keaton, Norma Shearer Comedy
Street Scene King Vidor Sylvia Sidney, Estelle Taylor, Beulah Bondi Drama
Strictly Dishonorable John M. Stahl Paul Lukas, Sidney Fox, Lewis Stone Comedy
Svengali Archie Mayo John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp Drama
Tabu F. W. Murnau Matahi, Anne Chevalier Drama
Tarnished Lady George Cukor Tallulah Bankhead, Clive Brook Drama
Ten Cents a Dance Lionel Barrymore Barbara Stanwyck, Ricardo Cortez Romance drama
Ten Nights in a Barroom William A. O'Connor William Farnum, Peggy Lou Lynd Drama
This Modern Age Nick Grinde Joan Crawford, Neil Hamilton, Pauline Frederick Drama
Tonight or Never Mervyn LeRoy Gloria Swanson, Constance Cummings Comedy
The Tip-Off Albert S. Rogell Eddie Quillan, Ginger Rogers, Robert Armstrong Comedy
Trader Horn W. S. Van Dyke Harry Carey, Edwina Booth, C. Aubrey Smith Drama, Adventure
Transatlantic William K. Howard Edmund Lowe, Myrna Loy, John Halliday Drama
Unfaithful John Cromwell Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Juliette Compton Drama
The Unholy Garden George Fitzmaurice Ronald Colman, Fay Wray Drama
The Vice Squad John Cromwell Kay Francis, Paul Lukas, Judith Wood Drama, Crime
The Viking George Melford Louise Huntington, Charles Starrett, Arthur Vinton Adventure film
Waterloo Bridge James Whale Mae Clarke, Bette Davis, Frederick Kerr Drama, War
Way Back Home William A. Seiter Phillips Lord, Bette Davis, Frank Albertson Comedy, Drama
Working Girls Dorothy Arzner Judith Wood, Dorothy Hall, Paul Lukas Drama
X Marks the Spot Eric Kenton Sally Blane, Lew Cody, Fred Kohler Drama, Crime
The Yellow Ticket Raoul Walsh Lionel Barrymore, Laurence Olivier, Elissa Landi Drama

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