Best 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.

Freaks

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates, Henry Victor, Harry Earles, Daisy Earles, Angelo Rossitto, Jerry Austin, Schlitze ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1932-02-12
Best 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
4.

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
5.

Grand Hotel

5.2
7.3/10 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
6.

Horse Feathers

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley U, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin U.

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Thelma Todd, David Landau, Bobby Barber, Reginald Barlow, Vince Barnett, Sheila Bromley ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1932-08-19
7.

The Most Dangerous Game

5.1
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
8.

The Old Dark House

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Seeking shelter from a relentless rainstorm and landslides in a remote region of Wales, five travelers are admitted to a large foreboding old house that belongs to the extremely strange Femm family. Sepulchral Horace Femm and his obsessive, inhospitable sister Rebecca are the group's peculiar hosts. The house also holds surprises - and a brutish mute manservant named Morgan.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Lilian Bond, Ernest Thesiger, Eva Moore, Raymond Massey, Gloria Stuart, Elspeth Dudgeon, Brember Wills ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1932-10-20
9.

The Mummy

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

An ancient Egyptian priest named Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition finds his mummy and one of the archaeologists accidentally reads an ancient life-giving spell. Imhotep escapes from the field site and searches for the reincarnation of the soul of his lover.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron, Edward Van Sloan, Bramwell Fletcher, Noble Johnson, Kathryn Byron, Leonard Mudie, James Crane ..
Directed by: Karl Freund
Release date: 1932-01-01
Best Movies of 1932 : The Music Box
10.

The Music Box

4.8
7.9/10 IMDB

The Laurel & Hardy Moving Co. have a challenging job on their hands (and backs): hauling a player piano up a monumental flight of stairs to Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen's house. Their task is complicated by a sassy nursemaid and, unbeknownst to them, the impatient Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen himself. But the biggest problem is the force of gravity, which repeatedly pulls the piano back down to the bottom of the stairs.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dinah, Billy Gilbert, William Gillespie, Charlie Hall, Lilyan Irene, Sam Lufkin, Hazel Howell ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1932-04-16
11.

Island of Lost Souls

4.5
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: 1932-12-31
12.

Shanghai Express

4.4
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, George Blagoi ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1932-02-12
13.

White Zombie

4.4
6.3/10 IMDB

In Haiti, a wealthy landowner convinces a sorcerer to lure the American woman he has fallen for away from her fiance, only to have the madman decide to keep the woman for himself, as a zombie.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer, John Harron, Brandon Hurst, George Burr Macannan, Frederick Peters, Annette Stone, John Printz ..
Directed by: Victor Halperin
Release date: 1932-07-28
Best Movies of 1932 : Flowers and Trees
14.

Flowers and Trees

4.3
7.3/10 IMDB

A jealous stump threatens two trees that are in love by starting a forest fire. When the rain comes and puts out the fire the forest revives and celebrates the wedding.

Starring: Marion Darlington, Esther Campbell, Mae Questel, Marion Darlington, Esther Campbell, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Burt Gillett
Release date: 1932-07-30
Best Movies of 1932 : One Way Passage
15.

One Way Passage

4.0
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
Best Movies of 1932 : Helpmates
16.

Helpmates

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

Ollie's house is a mess after a wild party from the previous night. Ollie receives a telegram from his wife (who is on vacation in Chicago), which tells him that she is returning home in the afternoon. Fearing his wife's wrath he calls Stan over to help him clean up. Things go downhill and they make more mess not less.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Blanche Payson, Bobby Burns, Bob Callahan ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1932-01-23
Best Movies of 1932 : Broken Lullaby
17.

Broken Lullaby

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

A young French soldier in World War I is overcome with guilt when he kills a German soldier who, like himself, is a musically gifted conscript, each having attended the same musical conservatory in France. The fact that the incident occurred in war does not assuage his guilt. He travels to Germany to meet the man's family.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Phillips Holmes, Nancy Carroll, Louise Carter, Lucien Littlefield, Tom Douglas, Zasu Pitts, Frank Sheridan, George Bickel, Emma Dunn ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1932-01-24
Best Movies of 1932 : Towed in a Hole
18.

Towed in a Hole

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Although they are successful fishmongers, Stan convinces Ollie that they should become fishermen too, but making a boat seaworthy isn't an easy task.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1932-12-31
Best Movies of 1932 : Scram!
19.

Scram!

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Ordered out of town by angry Judge Beaumont, vagrants Stanley and Oliver meet a congenial drunk who invites them to stay at his luxurious mansion. The drunk can't find his key, but the boys find a way in, sending the surprised woman inside into a faint.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Richard Cramer, Arthur Housman, Vivien Oakland, Wilson Benge, Charles Dorety, Sam Lufkin, Charles McMurphy, Baldwin Cooke ..
Directed by: Ray McCarey, Lloyd French, Jack Lloyd
Release date: 1932-09-10
Best Movies of 1932 : American Madness
20.

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
Best Movies of 1932 : The Dark Horse
21.

The Dark Horse

3.8
6.7/10 IMDB

The Progressive Party convention is deadlocked for governor, so both sides nominate the dark horse Zachary Hicks. Kay Russell suggests they hire Hal Blake as campaign manager; but first they have to get him out of jail for not paying alimony. Blake organizes the office and coaches Hicks to answer every question by pausing and then saying, "Well yes, but then again no." Blake will sell Hicks as dumb but honest. Russell refuses to marry Blake, while Joe keeps people away from Blake's office. Blake teaches Hicks a speech by Lincoln. At the debate when the conservative candidate Underwood recites the same speech, Blake exposes him as a plagiarist. Hicks is presented for photo opportunities and gives his yes-and-no answer to any question, including whether he expects to win.

Starring: Bette Davis, Warren William, Guy Kibbee, Vivienne Osborne, Frank McHugh, Sam Hardy, Harry Holman, Charles Sellon, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Berton Churchill ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1932-06-16
Best Movies of 1932 : Any Old Port!
22.

Any Old Port!

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie check into a seedy hotel and help a young girl escape the clutches of the landlord (Long). They are forced to flee the hotel with no money and Ollie arranges for Stan to fight at a local boxing hall for $50. Stan's opponent turns out to be Musgy who uses a loaded glove. During the fight the glove is swapped and Stan triumphs only to find that Ollie has bet their fee that he would lose.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Julie Bishop, Walter Long, Eddie Baker, Harry Bernard, Ed Brandenburg, Bobby Burns, Baldwin Cooke, Dick Gilbert ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1932-03-05
Best Movies of 1932 : Europa
23.

Europa

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Europa is a 12-minute anti-fascist film made in 1931 in Warsaw, Poland by surrealists Stefan and Franciszka Themerson. The film is based on Anatol Stern's 1925 futurist poem Europa. It uses collages and photograms, and articulates the sense of horror and moral decline its makers were witnessing. The film, while long thought to have been lost, is considered an avant-garde masterpiece.

Starring: Franciszka Themerson ..
Directed by: Stefan Themerson, Franciszka Themerson
Release date: 1932-01-02
24.

Love Me Tonight

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order to collect a sizeable bill from an aristocrat, only to fall in love with an aloof young princess.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles, Charles Butterworth, Myrna Loy, C. Aubrey Smith, Elizabeth Patterson, Ethel Griffies, Blanche Friderici, Joseph Cawthorn ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1932-08-18
Best Movies of 1932 : County Hospital
25.

County Hospital

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Ollie is in the hospital with a broken leg. When Stan comes to visit him, total chaos ensues.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert, May Wallace, William Austin, Estelle Etterre, Lilyan Irene, Dorothy Layton, Sam Lufkin ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1932-06-25
26.

Red Dust

3.8
7.2/10 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
Best Movies of 1932 : The Man Who Played God
27.

The Man Who Played God

3.8
6.8/10 IMDB

While giving a private performance for a visiting monarch, concert pianist Montgomery Royale is deafened when a bomb is detonated in an attempt to assassinate the foreign ruler. With his career over as a result of his injury, Royale returns to New York City with his sister Florence, close friend Mildred Miller, and considerably younger fiancée Grace Blair. After abandoning thoughts of suicide, Montgomery discovers he can lip read, and he spends his days observing people in Central Park from his apartment window. As he learns of people's problems, he tries to help them anonymously. He becomes absorbed in his game of "playing God" but his actions are without sincerity.

Starring: George Arliss, Violet Heming, Bette Davis, André Luguet, Louise Closser Hale, Donald Cook, Ivan F. Simpson, Oscar Apfel, Charles E. Evans, Hedda Hopper ..
Directed by: John G. Adolfi
Release date: 1932-02-19
28.

Pack Up Your Troubles

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The story begins in 1917 with Stan and Ollie being drafted into the U.S. Army to fight in World War I. While in the Army, the pair befriend a man named Eddie Smith, who is killed by the enemy during a battle. After the war is over, Stan and Ollie venture to New York City, where they begin a quest to reunite Eddie's little daughter with her rightful family. The task proves both monumental and problematic as the boys discover just how many people in New York have the last name Smith.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Don Dillaway, Jacquie Lyn, Mary Carr, Richard Cramer, Adele Watson, Tom Kennedy, Charles Middleton ..
Directed by: George Marshall, Ray McCarey, Harry Black, Lloyd French
Release date: 1932-09-16
Best Movies of 1932 : Minnie the Moocher
29.

Minnie the Moocher

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Betty Boop and Bimbo run away from home, but that night they are scared by a chorus of ghosts singing the title song.

Starring: Cab Calloway, Mae Questel, Billy Murray ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Release date: 1932-03-11
30.

Rain

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Due to a possible cholera epidemic onboard, passengers on a ship are forced to disembark at Pago Pago, a small village on a Pacific island where it incessantly rains. 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
Best Movies of 1932 : One Hour with You
31.

One Hour with You

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Andre and Colette Bertier are happily married. When Colette introduces her husband to her flirtatious best friend, Mitzi, he does his best to resist her advances. But she is persistent, and very cute, and he succumbs. Mitzi's husband wants to divorce her, and has been having her tailed. Andre gets caught, and must confess to his wife. But Colette has had problems resisting the attentions of another man herself, and they forgive each other.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin, Charles Ruggles, Roland Young, Josephine Dunn, Richard Carle, Barbara Leonard, George Barbier, Lita Chevret ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch, George Cukor
Release date: 1932-03-23
32.

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 Movies of 1932 : Their First Mistake
33.

Their First Mistake

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Mrs Hardy is annoyed that her husband Oliver seems to spend more time with his friend Stanley than with her. After a furious argument, Mrs Hardy says that she is through if Ollie goes out with Stan again. Stan suggests that Ollie adopts a baby, which he does. Unfortunately, his wife has left their apartment on returning, and a process server delivers a paper informing Ollie that she is suing him for divorce, naming Stan as correspondent. The boys are now left to look after the infant on their own.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Billy Gilbert, Marjorie Campbell, George Marshall ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1932-11-05
Best Movies of 1932 : Downstairs
34.

Downstairs

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

In the Austrian manor of Baron and Baroness von Burgen, the relationship between the upstairs aristocracy and the downstairs staff is quite positive. The servants seem to enjoy their time together, and some even fall in love, as head butler Albert and maid Anna have done. But when lecherous new chauffeur Karl Schneider enters the house, affairs and blackmail follow, and the harmony of the home is slowly destroyed.

Starring: John Gilbert, Paul Lukas, Virginia Bruce, Hedda Hopper, Reginald Owen, Olga Baclanova, Bodil Rosing, Otto Hoffman, Lucien Littlefield, Marion Lessing ..
Directed by: Monta Bell
Release date: 1932-08-06
35.

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
Best Movies of 1932 : Arsène Lupin
36.

Arsène Lupin

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A charming and very daring thief known as Arsene Lupin is terrorizing the wealthy of Paris, he even goes so far as to threaten the Mona Lisa. But the police, led by the great Guerchard, think they know Arsene Lupin's identity, and they have a secret weapon to catch him.

Starring: John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Karen Morley, John Miljan, Tully Marshall, Henry Armetta, George Davis, James T. Mack, Mary Jane Irving, Mischa Auer ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1932-03-02
Best Movies of 1932 : Santa's Workshop
37.

Santa's Workshop

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Santa's little helpers must hurry to finish the toys before Christmas Day.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Allan Watson, Delos Jewkes, Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
Release date: 1932-12-10
Best Movies of 1932 : Red-Headed Woman
38.

Red-Headed Woman

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Lil works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair with businessman Gaerste and uses him to force society to pay attention to her.

Starring: Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Leila Hyams, Una Merkel, Henry Stephenson, May Robson, Charles Boyer, Harvey Clark, Henry Armetta ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1932-06-25
Best Movies of 1932 : Smilin' Through
39.

Smilin' Through

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

On the day of his wedding, Sir John Carteret's fiancée, Moonyeen, is killed by a jealous rival named Jeremy, leaving him emotionally devastated. Carteret spends three decades in seclusion, mostly communing with the spirit of Moonyeen, until he learns that her niece, Kathleen, has become an orphan. He adopts and raises the child as his own but is alarmed when, as a young woman, she falls in love with the son of Moonyeen's murderer.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Leslie Howard, O. P. Heggie, Ralph Forbes, Beryl Mercer, Margaret Seddon, Forrester Harvey, Herbert Bunston, James Bush ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1932-09-24
Best Movies of 1932 : What Price Hollywood?
40.

What Price Hollywood?

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Sassy and ambitious waitress Mary Evans amuses and befriends amiable seldom-sober Hollywood film director Max Carey when he stumbles into her restaurant. Max invites Mary to his film premiere and, after a night of drinking and carousing, Mary is granted a screen test. A studio contract follows. Just as Mary finds her dreams coming true, Carey’s life and career begins its descent.

Starring: Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff, Brooks Benedict, Louise Beavers, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, King Baggot, Gerald Barry, Veda Buckland ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1932-06-24
Best Movies of 1932 : Queen Kelly
41.

Queen Kelly

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A prince betrothed to a mad queen falls in love with an orphan girl from a convent.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron, Seena Owen, Sidney Bracey, Tully Marshall, Sylvia Ashton, Wilson Benge, Rae Daggett, Florence Gibson, Madge Hunt ..
Directed by: Erich von Stroheim
Release date: 1932-10-18
Best Movies of 1932 : Forbidden
42.

Forbidden

3.6
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
43.

Million Dollar Legs

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money.

Starring: Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Lyda Roberti, Susan Fleming, Ben Turpin, Hugh Herbert, George Barbier, Dickie Moore, Billy Gilbert ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1932-07-08
44.

Frisco Jenny

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Frisco Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has become the madame of prosperous bawdy house. She puts her son up for adoption and he rises to prominence as district attorney dedicated to closing down such houses. When her underling Dutton proposes killing the DA, she kills the underling and must face execution.

Starring: Ruth Chatterton, Louis Calhern, Helen Jerome Eddy, Donald Cook, Hallam Cooley, Pat O'Malley, Harold Huber, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Willard Robertson, James Murray ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1932-12-30
Best Movies of 1932 : If I Had a Million
45.

If I Had a Million

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

An elderly business tycoon, believed to be dying, decides to give a million dollars each to eight strangers chosen at random from the phone directory.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, George Raft, Jack Oakie, Richard Bennett, Charles Ruggles, Alison Skipworth, W.C. Fields, Mary Boland, Roscoe Karns ..
Directed by: James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog, Stephen Roberts
Release date: 1932-12-02
46.

Merrily We Go to Hell

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A drunken newspaperman, Jerry Corbett, is rescued from his alcoholic haze by an heiress, Joan Prentice, whose love sobers him up and encourages him to write a play, but he lapses back into dipsomania.

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Fredric March, Adrianne Allen, Skeets Gallagher, George Irving, Esther Howard, Charles Coleman, Cary Grant, Florence Britton, Kent Taylor ..
Directed by: Dorothy Arzner
Release date: 1932-06-10
47.

Three on a Match

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.

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
Best Movies of 1932 : Movie Crazy
48.

Movie Crazy

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

After a mix-up with his application photograph, an aspiring actor is invited to a screen test and goes off to Hollywood.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Constance Cummings, Kenneth Thomson, Louise Closser Hale, Spencer Charters, Robert McWade, Eddie Fetherston, Sydney Jarvis, Harold Goodwin, Mary Doran ..
Directed by: Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd
Release date: 1932-09-23
Best Movies of 1932 : The Chimp
49.

The Chimp

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Stan and Ollie play bumbling circus performers who inadvertently drive the circus into bankruptcy. The circus can't pay them their wages so they are given a gorilla and a flea circus as payment. Bedlam ensues.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Billy Gilbert, Dorothy Layton, Charles Gemora ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1932-05-21
50.

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

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