Best Adventure Movies of 1932

1.

Island of Lost Souls

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Arthur Hohl, Kathleen Burke, Stanley Fields, Paul Hurst, Bela Lugosi, Hans Steinke, Tetsu Komai ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1932-12-01
2.

The Most Dangerous Game

3.8
7.2/10 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.

Shanghai Express

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A beautiful temptress re-kindles an old romance while trying to escape her past during a tension-packed train journey.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Eugene Pallette, Lawrence Grant, Louise Closser Hale, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Emile Chautard ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1932-02-03
4.

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
5.

The Mask of Fu Manchu

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

The villainous Dr. Fu Manchu races against a team of Englishmen to find the tomb of Ghengis Khan, because he wants to use the relics to cause an uprising in the East to wipe out the white race.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley, Charles Starrett, Myrna Loy, Jean Hersholt, Lawrence Grant, David Torrence ..
Directed by: Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor
Release date: 1932-11-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1932 : Roar of the Dragon
6.

Roar of the Dragon

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

A boatload of Westerners is trapped in Manchuria as bandits led by Russian renegade Voronsky ravage the area. Seeking refuge in a fortified inn, the group is led by the boat's Captain Carson, who becomes involved with a woman who "belongs" to Voronsky. Carson must contend with the bandits outside and the conflicting personalities of those trapped inside the inn, as well as dealing with spies among the inn's personnel.

Starring: Richard Dix, Gwili Andre, Edward Everett Horton, Arline Judge, Zasu Pitts, Dudley Digges, C. Henry Gordon, William Orlamond, Arthur Stone, Toshia Mori ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1932-07-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1932 : Chandu the Magician
7.

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: 1932-09-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1932 : Air Mail
8.

Air Mail

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Level headed Mike Miller runs Desert Airport, an air mail base full of daring young pilots risking their lives to get the mail through-regardless of the weather. Following the death of one pilot in a horrific crash, Miller is forced to engage the wild and arrogant, yet skillful, Duke Talbot. When pilot Dizzy Wilkins crashes and dies in a storm, Talbot runs off with the young Mrs.Wilkins, leaving Miller to complete the last leg of Wilkins' mail run. Miller crashes on a mountain. Alive but in an inaccessible location, Miller tries to endure his injuries while futile attempts are made by air mail pilots to rescue him. Hearing of the impossibility of reaching Miller's crash site in time to save him, Talbot can't resist the challenge of trying an airborne rescue himself.

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, Gloria Stuart, Pat O’Brien, Slim Summerville, Lilian Bond, Russell Hopton ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1932-11-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1932 : Bird of Paradise
9.

Bird of Paradise

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

When a young South Seas sailor falls overboard, the beautiful daughter of a Polynesian king dives in and saves his life. Thus begins the romance of Johnny and Luana. Though Luana is promised to another man, Johnny whisks her away, and for a brief time the lovers live very happily together. But, when a local volcano threatens their lives, Luana knows that she must sacrifice herself to the volcanic gods in order to save her island.

Starring: Dolores del Río, Joel McCrea, John Halliday, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Bert Roach, Lon Chaney Jr., Wade Boteler, Arnold Gray, Reginald Simpson, Napoleon Pukui ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1932-08-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1932 : Texas Buddies
10.

Texas Buddies

2.6
4.9/10 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

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