Best Mystery Movies of 1932

1.

Penguin Pool Murder

3.5
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
2.

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : Thirteen Women
3.

Thirteen Women

3.3
6.2/10 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
4.

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
5.

Number Seventeen

3.0
5.8/10 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 Mystery Movies of 1932 : Arsène Lupin
6.

Arsène Lupin

3.0
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 Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Phantom of Crestwood
7.

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 Mystery Movies of 1932 : By Whose Hand?
8.

By Whose Hand?

2.9
6.7/10 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
9.

The Circus Show-Up

2.9
5.3/10 IMDB

The sixth in The Shadow series of shorts from Universal. In this one the circus trapeze artist falls to her death when someone flips the light switch just as she starts her famed triple somersault. It only takes the circus manager about fifteen minutes to figure out the obvious suspect was the guilty one.

Starring: Sally Blane, Russell Hopton, Paul Nicholson, William Halligan, Polly Ann Young, Neely Edwards, Allan Forrest, Martin Faust, David Leo Tillotson, John George ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1932-02-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Night Club Lady
10.

The Night Club Lady

2.9
6.5/10 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

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