Best Action Movies of 1932

1.

Scarface

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.

Starring: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins, C. Henry Gordon, George Raft, Vince Barnett, Boris Karloff, Purnell Pratt, Tully Marshall ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1932-04-09
2.

The Most Dangerous Game

4.5
7.1/10 IMDB

When legendary hunter Bob Rainsford is shipwrecked on the perilous reefs surrounding a mysterious island, he finds himself the guest of the reclusive and eccentric Count Zaroff. While he is very gracious at first, Zaroff eventually forces Rainsford and two other shipwreck survivors, brother and sister Eve and Martin Towbridge, to participate in a sadistic game of cat and mouse in which they are the prey and he is the hunter.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong, Noble Johnson, Hale Hamilton, Steve Clemente, Buster Crabbe, James Flavin, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1932-09-16
3.

Tarzan the Ape Man

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

James Parker and Harry Holt are on an expedition in Africa in search of the elephant burial grounds that will provide enough ivory to make them rich. Parker’s beautiful daughter Jane arrives unexpectedly to join them. Jane is terrified when Tarzan and his ape friends abduct her, but when she returns to her father’s expedition she has second thoughts about leaving Tarzan.

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith, Doris Lloyd, Forrester Harvey, Ivory Williams, Ray Corrigan, Johnny Eck ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1932-04-02
Best Action Movies of 1932 : Fast Life
4.

Fast Life

3.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Two sailors (William Haines and Cliff Edwards) are leaving the US Navy after 10 years. In their spare time, one of them (Haines) invents a carburetor that should increase the speed that powered boats will run, but all they succeed in doing is sinking the Admiral's barge. After discharge, broke and out of work, they find work with a boat builder who wants the fastest race boat in the world. They design the boat, carburetor and the engine but lack of money and the foreclosure of the business hinders their efforts to prove the new design.

Starring: William Haines, Madge Evans, Conrad Nagel, Arthur Byron, Cliff Edwards, Warburton Gamble, Kenneth Thomson, Albert Gran, Ben Hendricks Jr., Brooks Benedict ..
Directed by: Harry A. Pollard
Release date: 1932-12-16
Best Action Movies of 1932 : The Lost Squadron
5.

The Lost Squadron

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

When World War I comes to an end, three pilots find themselves on hard times. They wind up in Hollywood, where they work as stunt fliers for a sadistic director.

Starring: Richard Dix, Mary Astor, Robert Armstrong, Dorothy Jordan, Joel McCrea, Erich von Stroheim, Hugh Herbert, Ralph Ince, Marjorie Peterson, Ralph Lewis ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1932-03-12
Best Action Movies of 1932 : Chandu the Magician
6.

Chandu the Magician

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance, he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi, Herbert Mundin, Henry B. Walthall, Weldon Heyburn, June Lang, Michael Stuart, Virginia Hammond, Nigel De Brulier ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel
Release date: 1932-08-04
Best Action Movies of 1932 : Texas Buddies
7.

Texas Buddies

2.6
5.2/10 IMDB

Kincade and Blake cause a mail plane carrying a payroll to make a forced landing in the desert. When they try to get the money, prospectors Ted and Si drive them away. With the pilot shot, Ted takes over as pilot figuring another attempt will be made and this time the Sheriff will be there.

Starring: Bob Steele, Nancy Drexel, Francis McDonald, Harry Semels, George 'Gabby' Hayes, William Dyer, Dick Dickinson ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1932-10-18
Best Action Movies of 1932 : The Crowd Roars
8.

The Crowd Roars

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Famous motor-racing champion Joe Greer returns to his hometown to compete in a local race. He discovers his younger brother has aspirations to become a racing champion, and during the race Joe loses his nerve when another driver is killed, leaving his brother to win. Joe's luck takes a plunge whilst his brother rises to height of fame.

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Eric Linden, Guy Kibbee, Frank McHugh, Billy Arnold, Leo Nomis, Fred Frame, Ralph Hepburn ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1932-04-13
Best Action Movies of 1932 : The Shadow of the Eagle
9.

The Shadow of the Eagle

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

The Eagle uses sky writing to make threats against a corporation. Nathan Gregory owns a travelling fairground and is thought to be the Eagle. Craig McCoy is a pilot who goes looking for the Eagle when Gregory turns up missing.

Starring: John Wayne, Dorothy Gulliver, Walter Miller, Kenneth Harlan, Richard Tucker, Pat O'Malley, Edmund Burns, Yakima Canutt, Roy D'Arcy, Billy West ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1932-02-01
Best Action Movies of 1932 : The Last of the Mohicans
10.

The Last of the Mohicans

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Natty Bumppo, known as Hawk-Eye, is a frontiersman in the American wilderness. Together with his Indian friends Chingachgook and Uncas, he fights battles against nefarious white soldiers as well as the vicious Indian Magua and his cohorts.

Starring: Harry Carey, Hobart Bosworth, Frank Coghlan Jr., Edwina Booth, Lucile Browne, Walter Miller, Bob Kortman, Edward Hearn, Mischa Auer, Nelson McDowell ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1932-05-17

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