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
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Great Film Taglines
Silents to 1930s
Film Title
Great Film Tagline
The Birth of a Nation (1915)

"The Fiery Cross of the Ku Klux Klan."

The Kid (1921)

"6 reels of Joy."

The Big Parade (1925)

"The epic of the American doughboy."

The General (1927)

"Love, Locomotives, and Laughs."

The Jazz Singer (1927)

"Warner Bros. Supreme Triumph"

Anna Christie (1930)

"Garbo TALKS!"

Dracula (1931)

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

Frankenstein (1931)

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

I Am A Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)

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

King Kong (1933)

"The strangest story ever conceived by man."

It Happened One Night (1934)

"Together for the first time."

The Thin Man (1934)

"A laugh tops every thrilling moment!"

The 39 Steps (1935)

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

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

"The Monster demands a Mate!"

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

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

A Night at the Opera (1935)

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

Top Hat (1935)

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

Camille (1936)

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

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

"Rocking America with laughter!"

Modern Times (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!"

Swing Time (1936)

"A glorious songburst of gaiety and laughter!"

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

"Still the fairest of them all!"

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

"Only the rainbow can duplicate its brilliance."

Algiers (1938)

"The Most Passionate Adventure of Them All!"

Jezebel (1938)

"The South's Greatest Romance."

Gone With The Wind (1939)

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

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

"Capra at his greatest!"

Ninotchka (1939)

"Garbo LAUGHS!"

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

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

Stagecoach (1939)

"A Powerful Story of 9 Strange People!"

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

"Gaiety! Glory! Glamour!"

Wuthering Heights (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!"

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