Great Film Taglines

Silents to 1930s

Great Film Taglines: Taglines (often called slogans) are catchy, enticing short phrases used by marketers and film studios to advertise and sell a movie, and to sum up the plot, tone or themes of a film. Many films have multiple taglines. Composing ad copy for posters and trailers is generally the first step in marketing a film and setting a strategic direction for the product.

Note: The films that are marked with a yellow star are the films that "The Greatest Films" site has selected as the 100 Greatest Films.

Great Film Tag Lines
(chronological, by film title)
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Silents to 1930s
Great Film Tagline:
Film Title:

"The Fiery Cross of the Ku Klux Klan."

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

"6 reels of Joy."

The Kid (1921)

"The epic of the American doughboy."

The Big Parade (1925)

"Love, Locomotives, and Laughs."

The General (1927)

"Warner Bros. Supreme Triumph"

The Jazz Singer (1927)

"Garbo TALKS!"

Anna Christie (1930)

"The story of the strangest passion the world has ever known!"

Dracula (1931)

"A Monster Science Created - But Could Not Destroy!"

Frankenstein (1931)

"Six sticks of dynamite that blasted his way to freedom... and awoke America's conscience!"

I Am A Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)

"The strangest story ever conceived by man."

King Kong (1933)

"Together for the first time."

It Happened One Night (1934)

"A laugh tops every thrilling moment!"

The Thin Man (1934)

"Handcuffed to the girl who double-crossed him."

The 39 Steps (1935)

"The Monster demands a Mate!"

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

"A Thousand Hours of Hell for One Moment of Love."

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

"Don't miss it! The funniest picture ever made!"

A Night at the Opera (1935)

"They're Dancing Cheek-to-Cheek Again!"

Top Hat (1935)

"You who are so young--where can you have learned all you know about women like me?"

Camille (1936)

"Rocking America with laughter!"

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

"You'll never laugh as long and as loud again as long as you live! The laughs come so fast and so furious you'll wish it would end before you collapse!"

Modern Times (1936)

"A glorious songburst of gaiety and laughter!"

Swing Time (1936)

"Still the fairest of them all!"

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) (re-release tagline)

"Only the rainbow can duplicate its brilliance."

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

"The Most Passionate Adventure of Them All!"

Algiers (1938)

"The South's Greatest Romance."

Jezebel (1938)

"The most magnificent picture ever!"
"The greatest screen entertainment of all time!"

Gone With The Wind (1939)

"Capra at his greatest!"

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

"Garbo LAUGHS!"

Ninotchka (1939)

"Thrilling As Love Born Amid A Thousand Fabulous Adventures!"

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

"A Powerful Story of 9 Strange People!"

Stagecoach (1939)

"Gaiety! Glory! Glamour!"

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

"I am Heathcliff! I love a woman who belongs to another man!... My love was fierce... my hate is burning! I will have vengeance!"

Wuthering Heights (1939)

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