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
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Trouble in Paradise
2.

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
3.

Scarface

5.5
7.7/10 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 : 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 jeweller's shop.

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
7.1/10 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
6.8/10 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
8.

Two Seconds

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A condemned murderer, in the process of being executed, relives the events that led to his being sentenced to die in the electric chair. Told in flashback, we witness a sleazy dancehall girl (Vivienne Osborne) dupe a high rise riveter (Edward G. Robinson) into marriage so she can live off of him. But when he loses his job and his marbles, she ends up supporting him with money from her side man--and misses no opportunity to rub it in Robinson's face that she's now supporting him in his emasculated state. As the animosity grows and things get more and more unbearable for Robinson, he is eventually driven to desperate measures.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Vivienne Osborne, Guy Kibbee, Preston Foster, J. Carrol Naish, Frederick Burton, Harry Beresford, Dorothea Wolbert, Berton Churchill, William Janney ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1932-05-28
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Beast of the City
9.

The Beast of the City

3.4
6.7/10 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

3.3
6.3/10 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
11.

Doctor X

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy, Preston Foster, John Wray, Harry Beresford, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Leila Bennett, Robert Warwick, George Rosener ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1932-08-03
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Night Court
12.

Night Court

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A corrupt night court judge tears an innocent young family apart in his efforts to elude a special prosecutor.

Starring: Phillips Holmes, Walter Huston, Anita Page, Lewis Stone, Mary Carlisle, John Miljan, Jean Hersholt, Tully Marshall, Noel Francis, Reginald Barlow ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1932-06-04
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Virtue
13.

Virtue

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Given a second chance after her arrest for prostitution, Mae decides to go straight. Mae is soon befriended by kindly cab driver Jimmy Doyle who gets her work at a diner, where she meets Gert, another former prostitute. Mae and Jimmy fall in love, marry and save to buy a small business. Gert then pleads for money from Mae, which results in her unwitting involvement in a crime. Believing Mae has lied and cheated him, Jimmy threatens to leave her.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Pat O’Brien, Ward Bond, Shirley Grey, Mayo Methot, Jack La Rue, Willard Robertson, Lew Kelly, Fred Santley, Arthur Wanzer ..
Directed by: Edward Buzzell
Release date: 1932-10-25
14.

Number Seventeen

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery, but a detective is on their trail.

Starring: Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey, John Stuart, Donald Calthrop, Barry Jones, Ann Casson, Henry Caine, Garry Marsh, Herbert Langley ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1932-07-18
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Phantom of Crestwood
15.

The Phantom of Crestwood

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Five men have to prove their innocence when a blackmailer is murdered.

Starring: Ricardo Cortez, Karen Morley, Anita Louise, Pauline Frederick, H.B. Warner, Mary Duncan, Sam Hardy, Tom Douglas, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Aileen Pringle ..
Directed by: J. Walter Ruben
Release date: 1932-10-14
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : By Whose Hand?
16.

By Whose Hand?

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

A man tries to hide aboard a moving train after murdering a jewelry magnate.

Starring: Ben Lyon, Barbara Weeks, Kenneth Thomson, Ethel Kenyon, William V. Mong, Dolores Ray, Nat Pendleton, Tom Dugan, Dwight Frye, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
Release date: 1932-07-06
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Death Kiss
17.

The Death Kiss

2.9
6.0/10 IMDB

When a movie actor is shot and killed during production, the true feelings about the actor begin to surface. As the studio heads worry about negative publicity, one of the writers tags along as the killing is investigated and clues begin to surface.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Edward Van Sloan, David Manners, Adrienne Ames, John Wray, Vince Barnett, Alexander Carr, Harold Minjir, Barbara Bedford, Al Hill ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1932-12-05
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Hell's Highway
18.

Hell's Highway

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A prison-camp convict learns that his younger brother will soon be joining him behind bars.

Starring: Richard Dix, Tom Brown, Rochelle Hudson, C. Henry Gordon, Oscar Apfel, Stanley Fields, John Arledge, Warner Richmond, Charles Middleton, Louise Beavers ..
Directed by: Rowland Brown
Release date: 1932-09-23
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Secrets of the French Police
19.

Secrets of the French Police

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

A burglar is recruited by the French Surete to help find his kidnapped girlfriend, who has been kidnapped by a deranged White Russian to impersonate the missing Princess Anastasia Romanoff while under his hypnotic spell.

Starring: Gwili Andre, Gregory Ratoff, Frank Morgan, John Warburton, Rochelle Hudson, Vivien Oakland, Christian Rub, Murray Kinnell, Arnold Korff, Kendall Lee ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1932-12-02
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Ladies of the Jury
20.

Ladies of the Jury

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Society matron Mrs. Livingston Baldwin Crane is selected as a juror in the trial of former chorus girl Yvette Gordon, who's accused of murdering her rich older husband. In court and during deliberations, Mrs. Crane proves to be a disruptive and unorthodox juror.

Starring: Edna May Oliver, Jill Esmond, Helene Millard, Robert McWade, Ken Murray, Roscoe Ates, Kitty Kelly, Cora Witherspoon, Charles Dow Clark, Kate Price ..
Directed by: Lowell Sherman
Release date: 1932-02-02
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Love Is a Racket
21.

Love Is a Racket

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A gossip columnist helps a Broadway ingenue who's beholden to a penthouse gangster.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ann Dvorak, Frances Dee, Lee Tracy, Lyle Talbot, Warren Hymer, André Luguet, Cecil Cunningham, Polly Walters ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1932-06-18
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Payment Deferred
22.

Payment Deferred

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Bank clerk William Marble is desperate for money to pay his family's bills. When his wealthy nephew visits, Marble asks him for a loan, but the young man refuses. Marble decides to kill his nephew. It is a twisted path to justice after Marble is transformed by the crime he committed and the wealth he gains.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Dorothy Peterson, Verree Teasdale, Ray Milland, Billy Bevan, Halliwell Hobbes, William Stack ..
Directed by: Lothar Mendes
Release date: 1932-11-07
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Vanity Street
23.

Vanity Street

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A New York policeman helps a hungry and penniless young woman start life anew by arranging to get her a job in "The Follies".

Starring: Charles Bickford, Helen Chandler, Mayo Methot, George Meeker, Arthur Hoyt, Raymond Hatton, Ruth Channing, Dolores Ray, Claudia Morgan, Ann Fay ..
Directed by: Nick Grinde
Release date: 1932-10-14
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Famous Ferguson Case
24.

The Famous Ferguson Case

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A foreword warns against the peril of yellow journalism, and the story illustrates it by following events in the upstate New York town of Cornwall after prominant financier George Ferguson is killed. Two types of New York City journalists descend on Cornwall, one interested in facts, the other in getting sensational "news". Mrs. Ferguson is known to have been friendly with a local banker. The Fergusons quarrel the evening he is killed (by "burglers", his wife tells the police later), and she is arrested, spurred on by the "bad" journalists, who also manage to badger the banker's wife into the hospital. Meanwhile, young Bruce Foster runs the Cornwall Courier, and shows the big city reporters how to dig out real news while they attempt to subvert justice for their own ends.

Starring: Joan Blondell, Grant Mitchell, Vivienne Osborne, Adrienne Dore, Tom Brown, Kenneth Thomson, Leslie Fenton, Oscar Apfel, Walter Miller, Purnell Pratt ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1932-05-14
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Little Geezer
25.

Little Geezer

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

A parody of gangland thrillers, with children playing the parts of adults, opens with a heist. Little Geezer, a handsome and self-confident gangster, brings the loot to one of Big Shot's holes in the wall where the instructions are to divide it equally. Little Geezer takes a bigger share. Meanwhile, Big Shot is under pressure from Scarface Macaroni and his East Side gang; they're undercutting Big Shot with cheap beer. They kill one of his guys and wound Little Geezer. Meanwhile, Geezer's fallen under the spell of a siren, Greta Garbage; love leads him to want to leave gang life. But, is there any way out? Will Big Shot let him leave?

Directed by: Theodore Huff
Release date: 1932-04-17
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Behind the Mask
26.

Behind the Mask

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

A Secret Service agent (Jack Holt) nabs a scalpel-happy doctor who runs drugs in caskets.

Starring: Jack Holt, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff, Claude King, Bertha Mann, Edward Van Sloan, Willard Robertson, Thomas E. Jackson, Martha Mattox, Jessie Arnold ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Release date: 1932-02-25
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Strange Love of Molly Louvain
27.

The Strange Love of Molly Louvain

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A fast-talking reporter befriends a young woman and her male companion who are wanted for a policeman's shooting.

Starring: Ann Dvorak, Lee Tracy, Richard Cromwell, Guy Kibbee, Leslie Fenton, Frank McHugh, Evalyn Knapp, Charles Middleton, Mary Doran, C. Henry Gordon ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1932-05-28
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Hatchet Man
28.

The Hatchet Man

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

When he's forced to kill his best friend, a Chinese hit man adopts the man's daughter.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Dudley Digges, Leslie Fenton, Edmund Breese, Tully Marshall, J. Carrol Naish, Charles Middleton, E. Alyn Warren, Edward Peil Sr. ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1932-02-06
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Devil Is Driving
29.

The Devil Is Driving

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Gabby Denton, a hard-drinking, down-on-his-luck drifter, seems to get a chance at redemption when his brother-in-law helps get him a job as a mechanic. Not realizing the garage he works for is actually a front for a stolen car ring, Gabby soon finds himself mixed up in both murder and a liaison with the boss's girl.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Wynne Gibson, James Gleason, Lois Wilson, Alan Dinehart, Dickie Moore, George Rosener, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ..
Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
Release date: 1932-12-09
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Final Edition
30.

The Final Edition

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A reporter gets the best story of her life when she goes under cover to take down the head of a crime syndicate.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Mae Clarke, Morgan Wallace, Bradley Page, Mary Doran, Phil Tead, Wallis Clark, Bertha Mann, James Donlan ..
Directed by: Howard Higgin
Release date: 1932-02-12
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Sealskins
31.

Sealskins

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

In their first comedy two-reeler of 1932, vivacious Thelma Todd and fluttery ZaSu Pitts learn that the royal seal of a foreign country has been stolen and promptly set out to catch it -- a sea lion.

Starring: Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd, Charlie Hall, Leo Willis, Billy Gilbert, Buddy McDonald, Frank Austin, Charles Gemora, Tiny Sandford, Clifford Thompson ..
Directed by: Gilbert Pratt, Morey Lightfoot
Release date: 1932-02-07
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Are You Listening?
32.

Are You Listening?

2.4
6.2/10 IMDB

WBLA is on the air, presenting the live music, the sudsy dramas and the sell-sell-sell of commercial interludes that keep consumers buying and sponsors smiling. But one sponsor, a producer of plumbing supplies, isn’t happy. So WBLA scriptwriter Bill Grimes is bounced from his job, setting in motion this movie’s turn from comedic to darkly tragic. William Haines, two years removed from being Tinseltown’s top male star, plays Grimes in a melodrama noted for its glimpses of live radio production and for a Depression-era ethos that includes peroxide cuties eager to land a job, a sugar daddy or both.

Starring: William Haines, Madge Evans, Anita Page, Karen Morley, Neil Hamilton, Wallace Ford, Jean Hersholt, John Miljan, Hank Mann, Murray Kinnell ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1932-03-21
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Is My Face Red?
33.

Is My Face Red?

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Poster writes a gossip column for the Morning Gazette. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit. He gets most of his information from showgirl pal his gal, Peggy. Eventually Bill's reckless tattling gets him in deep trouble with friends and enemies, putting his career and life in jeopardy.

Starring: Ricardo Cortez, Helen Twelvetrees, Jill Esmond, Robert Armstrong, Arline Judge, Zasu Pitts, Clarence Muse, Sidney Toler, Fletcher Norton, Nella Walker ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1932-06-17
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Phantom Fiend
34.

The Phantom Fiend

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

An elderly couple's lodger, a British musician (Ivor Novello), becomes the suspect in a series of killings.

Starring: Ivor Novello, Elizabeth Allan, A.W. Baskcomb, Barbara Everest, Jack Hawkins, Shayle Gardner, Peter Gawthorne, Kynaston Reeves, Drusilla Wills, Anthony Holles ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1932-09-08
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Tangled Destinies
35.

Tangled Destinies

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

An airliner makes a forced landing at night in the desert. The passengers and crew take refuge in a nearby deserted house. Soon some of the passengers are found murdered, and one of the passengers reveals himself to be a detective who was guarding one of the murdered passengers, who was carrying a bag of diamonds--which is now missing. The detective must find out which of the passengers is the killer.

Starring: Gene Morgan, Doris Hill, Glenn Tryon, Vera Reynolds, Ethel Wales, Monaei Lindley, Syd Saylor, Sidney Bracey, Lloyd Whitlock, James B. Leong ..
Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Release date: 1932-10-17
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Hurricane Express
36.

The Hurricane Express

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

The Wrecker wrecks trains on the L & R Railroad. One of his victims is Larry Baker's father. Baker wants to find the evildoer, among a host of suspects, but it will be difficult since the Wrecker can disguise himself to look like almost anyone

Starring: John Wayne, Tully Marshall, Conway Tearle, Shirley Grey, Edmund Breese, Lloyd Whitlock, Al Bridge, Matthew Betz, Joseph W. Girard, James P. Burtis ..
Directed by: J.P. McGowan, Armand Schaefer
Release date: 1932-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Verdict of the Sea
37.

Verdict of the Sea

2.3
4.6/10 IMDB

When 'Gentleman' Burton boards the Capri his aura of mystery makes the crew curious about his origins and makes him especially attractive to the Captain's daughter. But he little realises the danger that is to unfold when the Captain conceals diamonds on board as a favour...

Starring: John Stuart, Moira Lynd, Cyril McLaglen, David Miller, Hal Walters, H. Saxon-Snell, Bill Shine, Fred Rains ..
Directed by: Frank Miller, Sidney Webber Northcote
Release date: 1932-11-13
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Young America
38.

Young America

2.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Mrs. Doray sits with a Juvenile Court Judge to learn more about problem children and what to do about them. One of the cases involves 13 year old Arthur, "the worst kid in town", who moves cars away from fiire-plugs without the knowledge of the owners. The judge gives Arthur and friend Nutty another chance. However they run into further trouble when they break into Mr. Doray's drugstore to get medicine for Nutty's grandmother. Mr. Doray is not sympathetic and completely against his wife's plan to become Arthur's guardian. More incidents occur with Mr. Doray quick to judge prior to getting all of the facts. Mrs. Doray must choose between her marriage and Arthur.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Doris Kenyon, Ralph Bellamy, Tommy Conlon, Beryl Mercer, Anne Shirley, Raymond Borzage, Sarah Padden, Robert Homans, Louise Beavers ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1932-04-17
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Sherlock Holmes
39.

Sherlock Holmes

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Moriarty is sentenced to death, and Sherlock Holmes prepares to retire to the country and marry his girl. But Moriarty has sworn that Holmes, Lt. Col. Gore-King of Scotland Yard, and his trial judge shall all be hanged too. When Moriarty escapes and proceeds to put his threat into operation, Holmes has to postpone his retirement.

Starring: Clive Brook, Miriam Jordan, Ernest Torrence, Herbert Mundin, Reginald Owen, Alan Mowbray, C. Montague Shaw, Ivan F. Simpson, Roy D'Arcy, John George ..
Directed by: William K. Howard
Release date: 1932-11-05
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Sin's Pay Day
40.

Sin's Pay Day

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

A woman married to a defense lawyer leaves him when he refuses to stop defending criminals she believes are guilty.

Starring: Lloyd Whitlock, Dorothy Revier, Forrest Stanley, Mickey Rooney, Bess Flowers, Hal Price, Alfred Cross, Harry Semels, Ben Hall, Paul Panzer ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1932-03-02
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Crooked Circle
41.

The Crooked Circle

2.2
5.4/10 IMDB

A group of amateur detectives sets out to expose The Crooked Circle, a secretive group of hooded occultists.

Starring: Zasu Pitts, James Gleason, Ben Lyon, Irene Purcell, C. Henry Gordon, Raymond Hatton, Roscoe Karns, Berton Churchill, Spencer Charters, Robert Frazer ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1932-09-25
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case
42.

The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case

2.2
5.8/10 IMDB

A young woman turns to Sherlock Holmes for protection when she's menaced by an escaped killer seeking missing treasure. However, when the woman is kidnapped, Holmes and Watson must penetrate the city's criminal underworld to find her.

Starring: Arthur Wontner, Isla Bevan, Ian Hunter, Graham Soutten, Miles Malleson, Herbert Lomas, Gilbert Davis, Margaret Yarde, Roy Emerton, Mr. Burnhett ..
Directed by: Graham Cutts
Release date: 1932-08-14
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Behind Stone Walls
43.

Behind Stone Walls

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

Esther Clay, wife of District Attorney John Clay and mother of attorney Bob Clay, is having an affair with Jack Keene. Scorned by him Esther kills Jack. Bob comes to her defense and confesses to the shooting. The father prosecutes the son who receives a life imprisonment sentence. Jack Keene's butler Druggett knows the truth and blackmails Esther. Bob's girlfriend Peg Harper summons John Clay to the scene...

Starring: Edward Nugent, Priscilla Dean, Ann Christy, Robert Elliott, Robert Ellis, George Chesebro ..
Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Release date: 1932-07-13
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Officer Thirteen
44.

Officer Thirteen

2.2
6.0/10 IMDB

A motorcycle policeman's partner is deliberately run off the road and killed by a member of a syndicate that controls the gambling--and much of the justice system--in his town. When the killer is freed because of perjured testimony and the corrupt legal system, the dead officer's partner quits the force and vows to bring the killer to justice.

Starring: Monte Blue, Lila Lee, Charles Delaney, Frances Rich, Joseph W. Girard, Mickey Rooney, Robert Ellis, Seena Owen ..
Directed by: George Melford
Release date: 1932-12-15
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Lucky Number
45.

The Lucky Number

2.1
5.5/10 IMDB

A professional footballer attempts to recover a winning pools ticket.

Starring: Clifford Mollison, Joan Wyndham, Gordon Harker, Joe Hayman, Hetty Hartley, Hay Petrie, Esme Percy, Alfred Wellesley ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1932-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Girl from Chicago
46.

The Girl from Chicago

2.0
4.6/10 IMDB

An undercover government agent on a case in Mississippi meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman who's being menaced by a local crime boss. He rescues the girl, and they leave Mississippi and head to Harlem, but their troubles follow them: they become involved in the murder of a local crime boss there.

Starring: Grace Smith, Carl Mahon, Juano Hernández, Eunice Brooks, Starr Calloway, Alice B. Russell, Minto Cato ..
Directed by: Oscar Micheaux
Release date: 1932-03-14
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Skull Murder Mystery
47.

The Skull Murder Mystery

2.0
5.0/10 IMDB

When the skeleton of a young man is dug up in an alley, a mysterious Chinese merchant and his eccentric upstairs tenants come under suspicion. The team of Inspector Carr and Dr. Crabtree use the skull of the victim to solve the murder.

Starring: Donald Meek, John Hamilton, Joanna Roos, Harry Mestayer, Paul Guilfoyle, Lee Tung Foo ..
Directed by: Joseph Henabery
Release date: 1932-03-01
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : The Face on the Barroom Floor
48.

The Face on the Barroom Floor

1.9
5.3/10 IMDB

Bill Bronson is a likable young bank clerk, whose congenital thirst for liquor is kept under control until he joins his wife Mary at getting blotto at a company party. From there it is a downward spiral.

Starring: Dulcie Cooper, Bramwell Fletcher, Alice Ward, Phillips Smalley, Walter Miller, Maurice Black, Eddie Fetherston, Pat Wing ..
Directed by: Bertram Bracken
Release date: 1932-10-14
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : High Speed
49.

High Speed

1.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A policeman, working on a case against a local mobster and his gang, slips on some race-car-driver overalls and goggles and, in addition to stopping the mobsters in their tracks, wins a few races and the love of the daughter of the racetrack owner.

Starring: Buck Jones, Ward Bond, Wallace MacDonald, Loretta Sayers, Pat O'Malley, Edward LeSaint, Will Walling, Dick Dickinson, Martin Faust, Mickey Rooney ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1932-04-02
Best Crime Movies of 1932 : Strange Innertube
50.

Strange Innertube

1.8
5.6/10 IMDB

After graduating from Taxi Driver school, Billy, Ben, and Clyde soon find themselves involved with a gang of jewel smugglers.

Starring: Billy Gilbert, Ben Blue, Clyde Cook, Charley Rogers, Yola d'Avril, Richard Cramer, Bud Jamison ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1932-09-16

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