Best Mystery Movies of 1932


Murders in the Rue Morgue

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Phantom of Crestwood

The Phantom of Crestwood

6.6/10 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 Mystery Movies of 1932 : Ladies of the Jury

Ladies of the Jury

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: 1932-02-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Night Club Lady

The Night Club Lady

6.7/10 IMDB

A police commissioner investigates the murder of a nightclub owner who was under police protection.

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Mayo Methot, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Ruthelma Stevens, Blanche Friderici, Nat Pendleton, Albert Conti, Greta Granstedt ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1932-08-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Penguin Pool Murder

The Penguin Pool Murder

7.0/10 IMDB

New York schoolmarm Hildegarde Withers assists a detective when a body of unscrupulous stockbroker Gerald Parker suddenly appears in the penguin tank at the aquarium.

Starring: Edna May Oliver, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason, Mae Clarke, Donald Cook, Edgar Kennedy, Clarence Wilson, James Donlan, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Sidney Miller ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1932-12-09
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : Thirteen Women

Thirteen Women

6.3/10 IMDB

Thirteen women who were schoolmates ask a swami to cast their horoscopes. The news they receive are not good for any of them.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Ricardo Cortez, Jill Esmond, Myrna Loy, Mary Duncan, Kay Johnson, Florence Eldridge, C. Henry Gordon, Peg Entwistle, Harriet Hagman ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1932-09-16

Miss Pinkerton

6.1/10 IMDB

Scion of the once-rich Mitchell family, Herbert Wynn is found shot to death. Nurse Adams, bored by hospital routine, is recruited by the police to ferret out clues as she tends to Wynn's elderly aunt Julia. Jokingly given the 'rank' of Miss Pinkerson, after the famous detective agency, Adams probes into the mystery, but not before a second death.

Starring: Joan Blondell, George Brent, Ruth Hall, John Wray, Elizabeth Patterson, C. Henry Gordon, Holmes Herbert, Mary Doran, Blanche Friderici, Mae Madison ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1932-06-30
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Thirteenth Guest

The Thirteenth Guest

5.8/10 IMDB

Thirteen years after a dinner party in which the thirteenth guest failed to arrive, the remaining guests are being murdered one by one, and their bodies being placed at the same dinner table in the appropriate seats they occupied thirteen years prior.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, J. Farrell MacDonald, Paul Hurst, Erville Alderson, Ethel Wales, James Eagles, Crauford Kent, Eddie Phillips, Frances Rich ..
Directed by: Albert Ray
Release date: 1932-08-09
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

5.7/10 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 Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Death Kiss

The Death Kiss

6.0/10 IMDB

The Death Kiss re-unites three of the stars of Dracula in a Hollywood movie-set murder mystery.

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

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