List of American films of 1930

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A list of American feature films released in 1930.
All Quiet on the Western Front won the Academy Award for Best Picture


Title Director Featured Cast Genre Note
Abraham Lincoln D. W. Griffith Walter Huston, Kay Hammond Drama
Africa Speaks! Walter Futter Paul Hoefler, Lowell Thomas Documentary
All Quiet on the Western Front Lewis Milestone Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, Arnold Lucy Drama, War
Along Came Youth Lloyd Corrigan Frances Dee, Charles Rogers, Evelyn Hall Comedy
Animal Crackers Victor Heerman Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Margaret Dumont Comedy
Anna Christie Clarence Brown Greta Garbo, Marie Dressler, Charles Bickford Drama Greta Garbo's first talkie.
Anybody's Woman Dorothy Arzner Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Clive Brook Drama
Around the Corner Bert Glennon Charles Murray, George Sidney, Joan Peers Comedy


Title Director Featured Cast Genre Note
Back Pay William A. Seiter Corinne Griffith, Grant Withers, Vivien Oakland Comedy, Drama
The Bad Man Clarence G. Badger Walter Huston, James Rennie, Myrna Loy Western
The Bad One George Fitzmaurice Dolores del Río, Edmund Lowe, Blanche Friderici Musical
The Bat Whispers Roland West Chester Morris, Maude Eburne, Chance Ward Horror, Comedy Widescreen.
The Benson Murder Case Frank Tuttle William Powell, Paul Lukas, Natalie Moorehead Drama
Big Boy Alan Crosland Al Jolson, Lloyd Hughes, Claudia Dell Musical
The Big House George W. Hill Wallace Beery, Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone Drama
The Big Pond Hobart Henley Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert Romantic comedy
The Big Trail Raoul Walsh John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill Western
Billy the Kid King Vidor Wallace Beery, Johnny Mack Brown Western Widescreen.
The Border Legion Otto Brewer Fay Wray, Richard Arlen Western
Born Reckless Andrew Bennison, John Ford Edmund Lowe, Catherine Dale Owen, Frank Albertson Drama, Crime
Bride of the Regiment John Francis Dillon Vivienne Segal, Walter Pidgeon Musical
Bright Lights Michael Curtiz James Murray, Noah Beery, Dorothy Mackaill Musical Full Technicolor.
Burning Up A. Edward Sutherland Richard Arlen, Francis McDonald, Charles Sellon Drama
Call of the Flesh Charles Brabin Ramón Novarro, Dorothy Jordan, Ernest Torrence Musical In partial Technicolor.
Call of the West Albert Ray Dorothy Revier, Tom O'Brien, Alan Roscoe Western
The Cat Creeps Rupert Julian Helen Twelvetrees, Neil Hamilton Mystery
Chasing Rainbows Charles Reisner Bessie Love, Charles King Musical
Check and Double Check Melville W. Brown Freeman F. Gosden, Charles J. Correll, Duke Ellington Comedy
Children of Pleasure Harry Beaumont Lawrence Gray, Wynne Gibson Musical comedy
City Girl F. W. Murnau Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, Anne Shirley Drama
Common Clay Victor Fleming Constance Bennett, Lew Ayres Drama
Conspiracy Christy Cabanne Ned Sparks, Bessie Love, George Irving Drama
Courage Archie Mayo Belle Bennett, Marian Nixon, Blanche Friderici Drama
Crazy That Way Hamilton MacFadden Kenneth MacKenna, Joan Bennett Comedy
The Cuckoos Paul Sloane Bert Wheeler, Dorothy Lee Musical comedy


Title Director Featured Cast Genre Note
Dancing Sweeties Ray Enright Grant Withers, Sue Carol, Tully Marshall Romantic comedy
Danger Lights George B. Seitz Jean Arthur, Hugh Herbert, Louis Wolheim Drama
Dangerous Nan McGrew Malcolm St. Clair Helen Kane, Victor Moore, Frank Morgan Comedy, Western
Dangerous Paradise William A. Wellman Nancy Carroll, Richard Arlen, Warner Oland Drama
The Dawn Patrol Howard Hawks Douglas Fairbanks, Neil Hamilton, Frank McHugh Drama, War
Derelict Rowland V. Lee George Bancroft, Jessie Royce Landis Adventure
The Devil to Pay! George Fitzmaurice Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Myrna Loy Comedy
A Devil With Women Irving Cummings Victor McLaglen, Humphrey Bogart, Mona Maris Drama
Divorce Among Friends Roy Del Ruth James Hall, Irene Delroy Comedy
The Divorcee Robert Z. Leonard Norma Shearer, Chester Morris, Robert Montgomery Drama
Dixiana Luther Reed Bebe Daniels, Bert Wheeler Musical
The Doorway to Hell Archie Mayo James Cagney, Lew Ayres, Robert Elliott Drama, Crime
Doughboys Edward Sedgwick Buster Keaton, Sally Eilers, Edward Brophy Comedy
East Is West Monta Bell Edward G. Robinson, Lupe Vélez, Lew Ayres Drama
Extravagance Phil Rosen June Collyer, Lloyd Hughes Drama
The Eyes of the World Henry King Eulalie Jensen, Hugh Huntley, Una Merkel Drama
The Fall Guy Leslie Pearce Ned Sparks, Mae Clarke, Jack Mulhall Comedy
Fast and Loose Fred C. Newmeyer Miriam Hopkins, Carole Lombard, Frank Morgan Romantic comedy
Feet First Clyde Bruckman Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent Comedy
The Flirting Widow William A. Seiter Dorothy Mackaill, Basil Rathbone Comedy
Follow the Leader Norman Taurog, Albert Parker Ed Wynn, Ginger Rogers, Ethel Merman Musical comedy
Follow Thru Lloyd Corrigan Buddy Rogers, Nancy Carroll Musical comedy
For the Defense John Cromwell William Powell, Kay Francis, William B. Davidson Drama
Free and Easy Edward Sedgwick Buster Keaton, Robert Montgomery, Anita Page Comedy


Title Director Featured Cast Genre Note
General Crack Alan Crosland John Barrymore, Marian Nixon, Lowell Sherman Drama In partial Technicolor
The Girl of the Golden West John Francis Dillon Ann Harding, James Rennie, Harry Bannister Drama
The Girl Said No Sam Wood William Haines, Marie Dressler, Polly Moran Comedy
The Green Goddess Alfred E. Green George Arliss, Alice Joyce, H.B. Warner Adventure
Golden Dawn Ray Enright Walter Woolf King, Vivienne Segal Operetta
Going Wild William A. Seiter Joe E. Brown, Lawrence Gray, Ona Munson Musical
Good News Nick Grinde Bessie Love, Cliff Edwards Musical
Grumpy George Cukor Cyril Maude, Frances Dade Drama
Half Shot at Sunrise Paul Sloane Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee Comedy
Hell Harbor Henry King Lupe Velez, Jean Hersholt Drama
Hell's Angels Howard Hughes Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, James Hall Drama, War
Hell's Heroes William Wyler Charles Bickford, Raymond Hatton Western
High Society Blues David Butler Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Hedda Hopper Musical, Comedy
Hold Everything Roy Del Ruth Winnie Lightner, Joe E. Brown Musical comedy
Holiday Edward H. Griffith Ann Harding, Mary Astor Romantic comedy
Honey Wesley Ruggles Nancy Carroll, Harry Green, Lillian Roth Comedy
Hook, Line and Sinker Edward F. Cline Bert Wheeler, Dorothy Lee Comedy
Hot Curves Norman Taurog Benny Rubin, Rex Lease, Alice Day Comedy
In Gay Madrid Robert Z. Leonard Ramon Novarro, Dorothy Jordan Musical comedy
In the Next Room Edward F. Cline Jack Mulhall, Alice Day Mystery
Ingagi William Campbell Exploitation
Inside the Lines Roy Pomeroy Betty Compson, Montagu Love, Betty Carter Drama, War
Journey's End James Whale Colin Clive, David Manners War co-produced with GB
Just Imagine David Butler Maureen O'Sullivan, John Garrick Musical
King of Jazz John Murray Anderson Bing Crosby, Paul Whiteman, John Boles Musical In full Technicolor
Kismet John Francis Dillon Otis Skinner, Loretta Young, David Manners Costume drama


Title Director Featured Cast Genre Note
Ladies Love Brutes Rowland V. Lee George Bancroft, Mary Astor, Fredric March
Ladies of Leisure Frank Capra Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Graves Romantic drama
The Lady of Scandal Sidney Franklin Ruth Chatterton, Basil Rathbone Romantic comedy
A Lady to Love Victor Sjostrom Edward G. Robinson, Vilma Bánky, Robert Ames Drama
Leathernecking Edward F. Cline J. Roy Hunt Musical comedy
Let Us Be Gay Robert Z. Leonard Norma Shearer, Marie Dressler, Rod La Rocque Comedy drama
Let's Go Native Leo McCarey Jack Oakie, Jeanette MacDonald Musical comedy
The Life of the Party Roy Del Ruth Winnie Lightner, Jack Whiting Musical comedy
Lightnin' Henry King Will Rogers, Louise Dresser, Joel McCrea Comedy
Lilies of the Field Alexander Korda Corinne Griffith, Ralph Forbes Drama
Little Accident William James Craft Douglas Fairbanks, Anita Page, Sally Blane Comedy
Loose Ankles Ted Wilde Loretta Young, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Romantic comedy
Lord Byron of Broadway Harry Beaumont Charles Kaley, Ethelind Terry Musical drama
The Lottery Bride Paul L. Stein Jeanette MacDonald, John Garrick, Joe E. Brown Musical
Lotus Lady Phil Rosen Fern Andra, Ralph Emerson Drama
Lovin' the Ladies Melville W. Brown Richard Dix, Rita La Roy, Lois Wilson Comedy
Madam Satan Cecil B. DeMille Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny Drama
Mamba Albert S. Rogell Jean Hersholt, Eleanor Boardman
Mammy Michael Curtiz Al Jolson, Lois Moran Musical
The Man from Blankley's Alfred E. Green John Barrymore, Loretta Young Comedy
A Man from Wyoming Rowland V. Lee Gary Cooper, June Collyer, Regis Toomey Western
Man to Man Allan Dwan Phillips Holmes, Grant Mitchell Drama
Manslaughter George Abbott Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, Natalie Moorehead Drama
The Matrimonial Bed Michael Curtiz Frank Fay, Lilyan Tashman Comedy
Maybe It's Love William A. Wellman Joan Bennett, Joe E. Brown Musical comedy
The Medicine Man Scott Pembroke Jack Benny, Betty Bronson Comedy
Men Without Women John Ford Kenneth MacKenna, Frank Albertson Drama
Min and Bill George W. Hill Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery Comedy drama
Moby Dick Lloyd Bacon John Barrymore, Joan Bennett, Noble Johnson Drama
Monte Carlo Ernst Lubitsch Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Buchanan, ZaSu Pitts Musical
Morocco Josef von Sternberg Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou Drama
Mothers Cry Hobart Henley Dorothy Peterson, Helen Chandler, David Manners Drama
Murder Will Out Clarence G. Badger Jack Mulhall, Lila Lee, Noah Beery Mystery
New Movietone Follies of 1930 Benjamin Stoloff El Brendel, Marjorie White Musical
No, No, Nanette Clarence G. Badger Bernice Claire, Alexander Gray, Lucien Littlefield Musical
Not So Dumb King Vidor Marion Davies, Franklin Pangborn, Julia Faye Comedy
A Notorious Affair Lloyd Bacon Billie Dove, Basil Rathbone, Kay Francis Romantic drama
Numbered Men Mervyn LeRoy Bernice Claire, Conrad Nagel Prison drama


Title Director Featured Cast Genre Note
The Office Wife Lloyd Bacon Dorothy Mackaill, Lewis Stone, Joan Blondell Romance
Oklahoma Cyclone John P. McCarthy Bob Steele, Slim Whitaker, Rita Rey Western
Old English Alfred E. Green George Arliss, Leon Janney Drama
On Your Back Guthrie McClintic Irene Rich, Raymond Hackett, H. B. Warner Drama
Only the Brave Frank Tuttle Gary Cooper, Mary Brian, Guy Oliver Drama, War
The Other Tomorrow Lloyd Bacon Billie Dove, Kenneth Thomson, Grant Withers Drama
Our Blushing Brides Harry Beaumont, Bess Meredyth Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Anita Page Drama
Outside the Law Tod Browning Edward G. Robinson, Mary Nolan, Owen Moore Drama
Outward Bound Robert Milton Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Helen Chandler Drama
Paid Sam Wood Joan Crawford, Marie Provost, Robert Armstrong Drama
Paramount on Parade Dorothy Arzner, Otto Brower Jean Arthur, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper Musical
Part Time Wife Leo McCarey Edmund Lowe, Leila Hyams Comedy
Party Girl Victor Halperin Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Jeanette Loff, Marie Provost Drama
The Pay-Off Lowell Sherman Lowell Sherman, Marian Nixon, William Janney Drama
Peacock Alley Marcel de Sano Mae Murray, Jason Robards, Sr.
Playing Around Mervyn LeRoy Alice White, Chester Morris Drama
Puttin' On The Ritz Edward Sloman Joan Bennett, Harry Richman, George Irving Musical


Title Director Featured Cast Genre Note
Raffles George Fitzmaurice Ronald Colman, Kay Francis
Rain Or Shine Frank Capra Louise Fazenda, Joan Peers, Joe Cook Comedy
Reaching for the Moon Edmund Goulding Douglas Fairbanks, Edward Everett Horton, Bing Crosby Musical
Redemption Fred Niblo John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Conrad Nagel Drama
Renegades Victor Fleming Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Noah Beery Western
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu Rowland V. Lee Warner Oland, Jean Arthur Detective
The Right to Love Richard Wallace Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Irving Pachel Drama
River's End Michael Curtiz Charles Bickford, Evalyn Knapp Drama
Road to Paradise William Beaudine Loretta Young, Jack Mulhall, George Barraud Drama
The Rogue Song Lionel Barrymore Lawrence Tibbett, Clifford Grey Operetta
Romance Clarence Brown Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone Romance
The Royal Family of Broadway George Cukor Fredric March, Mary Brian, Ina Claire Comedy
The Runaway Bride Donald Crisp Mary Astor, Lloyd Hughes, Paul Hurst Drama
Safety in Numbers Victor Schertzinger Carole Lombard, Charles Rogers, Kathryn Crawford Musical, Comedy
The Sap from Syracuse A. Edward Sutherland Jack Oakie, Ginger Rogers Comedy
Scarlet Pages Ray Enright Elsie Ferguson, John Halliday, Grant Withers Crime drama
Second Choice Howard Bretherton Dolores Costello, Chester Morris Romance
The Second Floor Mystery Roy Del Ruth Grant Withers, Loretta Young, H.B. Warner Mystery
Second Honeymoon Phil Rosen Josephine Dunn, Bernice Elliott, Edward Earle Comedy, Drama
She Couldn't Say No Lloyd Bacon Winnie Lightner, Chester Morris Drama
Show Girl in Hollywood Mervyn LeRoy Alice White, Jack Mulhall, Blanche Sweet Musical comedy
So This Is London John G. Blystone Will Rogers, Irene Rich Comedy
The Social Lion A. Edward Sutherland Jack Oakie, Mary Brian, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher Comedy
A Soldier's Plaything Michael Curtiz Ben Lyon, Harry Langdon, Noah Beery Comedy drama
Son of the Gods Frank Lloyd Richard Barthelmess, Constance Bennett Romance
Song o' My Heart Frank Borzage John McCormack, Maureen O'Sullivan Musical
Song of the Flame Alan Crosland Alexander Gray, Bernice Claire, Noah Beery Operetta
Song of the West Ray Enright John Boles, Vivienne Segal Musical
Soup to Nuts Benjamin Stoloff Ted Healy, Shemp Howard, Frances McCoy Comedy
The Storm William Wyler Lupe Vélez, Paul Cavanagh, William Boyd Western
Street of Chance John Cromwell William Powell, Jean Arthur, Kay Francis Comedy
Strictly Modern William A. Seiter Dorothy Mackaill, Sidney Blackmer Romance
Such Men Are Dangerous Kenneth Hawks Catherine Dale Owen, Hedda Hopper, Bela Lugosi Drama
Sunny William A. Seiter Marilyn Miller, Lawrence Gray, O.P. Heggie Musical
Sunny Skies Norman Taurog Benny Rubin, Marceline Day, Rex Lease Comedy. Musical
Sweet Kitty Bellairs Alfred E. Green Claudia Dell, Walter Pidgeon, Ernest Torrence Musical comedy
Sweet Mama Edward F. Cline Alice White, David Manners Drama
Sweethearts and Wives Clarence G. Badger Billie Dove, Clive Brook, Sidney Blackmer Mystery


Title Director Featured Cast Genre Note
The Texan John Cromwell Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Emma Dunn Western
Those Who Dance William Beaudine Monte Blue, Lila Lee, Betty Compson Crime
Three Faces East Roy Del Ruth Constance Bennett, Erich von Stroheim Spy drama
Thus is Life George Crone José Bohr, Delia Magana Romantic comedy Spanish language
Tom Sawyer John Cromwell Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green Adventure
Top Speed Mervyn LeRoy Joe E. Brown, Laura Lee, Frank McHugh Musical, Comedy
Troopers Three Norman Taurog, B. Reeves Eason Rex Lease, Dorothy Gulliver Comedy
True to the Navy Frank Tuttle Fredric March, Clara Bow, Harry Green Comedy
The Truth About Youth William A. Seiter Loretta Young, Myrna Loy, David Manners Drama
Under a Texas Moon Michael Curtiz Myrna Loy, Noah Beery, Raquel Torres Western, Comedy
The Unholy Three Jack Conway Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, Harry Earles Drama, Crime
Up the River John Ford Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Luce Comedy, Drama
The Utah Kid Richard Thorpe Rex Lease, Dorothy Sebastian, Tom Santschi Western
The Vagabond King Ludwig Berger Jeanette MacDonald, O.P. Heggie, Lillian Roth Musical
The Virtuous Sin George Cukor Walter Huston, Kay Francis Comedy drama
War Nurse Edgar Selwyn Robert Montgomery, Anita Page, June Walker Drama, War
Way for a Sailor Sam Wood John Gilbert, Wallace Beery
Way Out West Fred Niblo William Haines, Polly Moran, Leila Hyams Comedy, Western
What a Man! George Crone Reginald Denny, Miriam Seegar Romantic comedy
What a Widow! Allan Dwan Gloria Swanson, Owen Moore Romantic comedy
Whoopee! Thornton Freeland Eddie Cantor, Eleanor Hunt, Ethel Shutta Musical
Wide Open Archie Mayo Edward Everett Horton, Patsy Ruth Miller Comedy
The Widow From Chicago Edward F. Cline Edward G. Robinson, Alice White, Frank McHugh Drama, Crime
Wild Company Leo McCarey Joyce Compton, H. B. Warner, Bela Lugosi Drama
The Woman Racket Albert H. Kelley Tom Moore, Blanche Sweet, Tenen Holtz Drama, Crime
Worldly Goods Phil Rosen James Kirkwood, Sr., Merna Kennedy [1]
Young Eagles William A. Wellman Jean Arthur, Charles Rogers, Paul Lukas Drama
Young Man of Manhattan Monta Bell Claudette Colbert, Ginger Rogers, Charles Ruggles Comedy

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