The following is an overview of 1931 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.
Note: Prior to 1933, awards were not based on calendar years. And there were two awards given in 1932 for 'Best Actor'. That's how there are 3 'Best Actor', 2 'Best Actress' awards for 1931 films.
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