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Looking Back at Oscar, #7

For the next LBaO feature, we’re looking back at the Picture + acting Oscar nominees of the year 1934:

Affairs of Cellini
Barretts of Wimpole Street
Cleopatra
Flirtation Walk
Gay Divorcee
Here Comes the Navy
House of Rothschild
Imitation of Life
It Happened One Night
Of Human Bondage
One Night of Love
Thin Man
Viva Villa
White Parade

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1934 in Review

1934
BEST PICTURE

Nominees that didn’t make it:
N/A. The White Parade-UCLA, get on releasing it
11. Viva Villa-disgustingly sweaty and racist
10. House of Rothschild-Nazi fodder and another tedious Arliss work to boot
9. One Night of Love-I hate opera
8. Flirtation Walk-I also hate Keeler when her material is this bad
7. Barretts of Wimpole Street-has some interesting subtext beneath the overly theatrical biopic boredom
6. Here Comes the Navy-idiotic but kind of enjoyable
5. Cleopatra-watch it on mute and you’ll love it

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