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1930 Min & Bill (George W Hill)
runner up: The Blue Angel (Josef Von Sternberg)

1931 M (Fritz Lang)
runner up: Le Million (Rene Clair)

1932 Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch)
runner up: Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding)

1933 King Kong (Merian Cooper & Ernest B Schoedsack)
runner up: 42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon)

1934 It Happened One Night (Frank Capra)
give or take: L'Atalante (Jean Vigo). 

1935 The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale)
runner up: Naughty Marietta (Robert Z Leonard and W.S. Van Dyke)

1936 Dodsworth (William Wyler)
runner up: My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava). A lot more on this year in 2011. I'm eager to write about Dodsworth, which is one of my all time favorites. And all of these films will be experiencing their 75th anniversaries.

1937 The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey)
runner up: Nothing Sacred (William Wellman)


1938 Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks)
runner up: Jezebel (William Wyler)

1939 The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming)
runner up: Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming)