Best Crime Movies of 1932

1.

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

5.7
8.2/10 IMDB

A World War I veteran’s dreams of becoming a master architect evaporate in the cold light of economic realities. Things get even worse when he’s falsely convicted of a crime and sent to work on a chain gang.

Starring: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Noel Francis, Preston Foster, Allen Jenkins, Berton Churchill, Edward Ellis, David Landau, Hale Hamilton ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1932-11-09
2.

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
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Trouble in Paradise
3.

Trouble in Paradise

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Thief Gaston Monescu and pickpocket Lily are partners in crime and love. Working for perfume company executive Mariette Colet, the two crooks decide to combine their criminal talents to rob their employer. Under the alias of Monsieur Laval, Gaston uses his position as Mariette's personal secretary to become closer to her. However, he takes things too far when he actually falls in love with Mariette, and has to choose between her and Lily.

Starring: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, Charles Ruggles, Edward Everett Horton, C. Aubrey Smith, Robert Greig, Luis Alberni, Gino Corrado, George Humbert ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1932-10-30
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : American Madness
4.

American Madness

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Socially-conscious banker Thomas Dickson faces a crisis when his protégé is wrongly accused of robbing the bank, gossip of the robbery starts a bank run, and evidence suggests Dickson's wife had an affair... all in the same day.

Starring: Walter Huston, Pat O’Brien, Kay Johnson, Constance Cummings, Gavin Gordon, Arthur Hoyt, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Edwin Maxwell, Sterling Holloway, Robert Ellis ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1932-08-15
5.

Jewel Robbery

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.

Starring: William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson, Hardie Albright, Alan Mowbray, André Luguet, Henry Kolker, Spencer Charters, Lee Kohlmar, Clarence Wilson ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1932-07-08
6.

Three on a Match

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Mary, Vivian and Ruth are former schoolmates who do some catching up after a chance meeting. Of the three women, Vivian, who married successful lawyer Robert, seems to have the most glamorous life. Vivian really isn't satisfied though, and soon deserts Robert and her son for Mike, a mobster. Before long, Vivian is hooked on drugs, and Mike needs cash.

Starring: Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Bette Davis, Warren William, Lyle Talbot, Humphrey Bogart, Allen Jenkins, Edward Arnold, Virginia Davis, Anne Shirley ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1932-10-29
7.

20,000 Years in Sing Sing

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Arthur Byron, Lyle Talbot, Warren Hymer, Louis Calhern, Spencer Charters, G. Pat Collins, Lucille Collins, James Donlan ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1932-12-24
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Taxi!
8.

Taxi!

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Amidst a backdrop of growing violence and intimidation, independent cab drivers struggling against a consolidated juggernaut rally around hot-tempered Matt Nolan. Nolan is determined to keep competition alive on the streets, even if it means losing the woman he loves.

Starring: James Cagney, Loretta Young, George E. Stone, Guy Kibbee, Leila Bennett, Dorothy Burgess, David Landau, Ray Cooke, Nat Pendleton, Joe Barton ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1932-01-23
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Beast of the City
9.

The Beast of the City

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick is after gangster Sam Belmonte. He uses his corrupt brother Ed to watch over Daisy who was associated with Belmonte.

Starring: Walter Huston, Jean Harlow, Wallace Ford, Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Peterson, Tully Marshall, Emmett Corrigan, Warner Richmond, Sandy Roth, J. Carrol Naish ..
Directed by: Charles Brabin
Release date: 1932-02-13
10.

Murders in the Rue Morgue

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

In 19th Century Paris, the maniacal Dr. Mirakle abducts young women and injects them with ape blood in an attempt to prove ape-human kinship. He constantly meets failure as the abducted women die. Medical student Pierre Dupin discovers what Mirakle is doing too late to prevent the abduction of his girlfriend Camille. Now he desperately tries to enlist the help of the police to get her back.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Leon Ames, Sidney Fox, Bert Roach, Noble Johnson, Betty Ross Clarke, Brandon Hurst, D'Arcy Corrigan, Arlene Francis, Iron Eyes Cody ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1932-02-21

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