Best Drama 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.

Grand Hotel

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through worry, scandal, and heartache.

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt, Robert McWade, Purnell Pratt, Ferdinand Gottschalk ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1932-05-25
3.

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

5.0
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 Drama Movies of 1932 : American Madness
4.

American Madness

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

American Madness is a film from director Frank Capra from 1932. Set during the depression the film depicts a bank trustee involved in a robbery scandal.

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
Best Drama Movies of 1932 : One Way Passage
5.

One Way Passage

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

A terminally ill woman and a debonair murderer facing execution meet and fall in love on a trans-Pacific crossing, each without knowing the other's secret.

Starring: William Powell, Kay Francis, Aline MacMahon, Frank McHugh, Warren Hymer, Frederick Burton, Glen Cavender, Mike Donlin, Stanley Fields, Willie Fung ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1932-10-04
6.

Rain

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Due to a possible cholera epidemic on board, passengers on a ship are forced to disembark at Pago Pago, a small village on a Pacific island where it always rains, only inhabited by islanders and United States marines. Among the stranded passengers are Sadie Thompson, a prostitute, and Alfred Davidson, a fanatic missionary who will try to redeem her.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Walter Huston, Matt Moore, Guy Kibbee, William Gargan, Beulah Bondi, Kendall Lee, Mary Shaw, Fred Howard, Ben Hendricks Jr. ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1932-10-12
7.

Red Dust

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Dennis, owner of a rubber plantation in Cochinchina, is involved with Vantine, who left Saigon to evade the police; but when his new surveyor, Gary, arrives along with his refined but sensual wife, Barbara, Dennis gets infatuated by her.

Starring: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Mary Astor, Gene Raymond, Donald Crisp, Tully Marshall, Forrester Harvey, Willie Fung ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1932-10-22
8.

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, Émile Chautard ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1932-02-03
9.

Blonde Venus

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

American chemist Ned Faraday marries a German entertainer and starts a family. However, he becomes poisoned with Radium and needs an expensive treatment in Germany to have any chance at being cured. Wife Helen returns to night club work to attempt to raise the money and becomes popular as the Blonde Venus. In an effort to get enough money sooner, she prostitutes herself to millionaire Nick Townsend.

Starring: Herbert Marshall, Dickie Moore, Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Rita La Roy, Gene Morgan, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Sidney Toler, Morgan Wallace, Clarence Muse ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1932-09-23
Best Drama Movies of 1932 : Forbidden
10.

Forbidden

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

On a cruise to Cuba, Lulu Smith falls in love with Bob Grover. Back home, she breaks off the romance when he tells her he is married. Lulu has a baby, but doesn't tell Bob, who turns out to be a rising politician. She passes herself off as the baby's nanny. When Bob learns what is going on, he adopts the little girl, not telling his wife or anyone else where she came from. Lulu gets a job at a newspaper. Things get complicated when the editor gets the dirt on Grover, but also wants to marry Lulu

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy, Dorothy Peterson, Thomas Jefferson, Myrna Fresholt, Charlotte Henry, Oliver Eckhardt ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1932-01-09

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