Best Mystery Movies of 1932


Arsène Lupin

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 : Penguin Pool Murder

Penguin Pool Murder

6.9/10 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

Doctor X

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

Murders in the Rue Morgue

6.3/10 IMDB

In 19th Century Paris, a maniac abducts young women and injects them with ape blood in an attempt to prove ape-human kinship but constantly meets failure as the abducted women die.

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

Thirteen Women

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : Charlie Chan's Chance

Charlie Chan's Chance

7.0/10 IMDB

Charlie is the intended murder victim here, and he avoids death only by chance. To find the murderer (since, of course, murder does occur), Charlie must outguess Scotland Yard and New York City police.

Starring: Warner Oland, Alexander Kirkland, H.B. Warner, Marian Nixon, Marian Nixon, James Kirkwood, Linda Watkins, Ralph Morgan, James Todd, Herbert Bunston ..
Directed by: John G. Blystone
Release date: 1932-01-24

Number Seventeen

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 Mystery Movies of 1932 : By Whose Hand?

By Whose Hand?

6.5/10 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 Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Death Kiss

The Death Kiss

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

The Circus Show-Up

5.4/10 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

The Night Club Lady

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : Mystery Ranch

Mystery Ranch

7.4/10 IMDB

Megalomaniacal rancher is a law unto himself, until a Ranger is called-upon to bring him to justice.

Starring: George O’Brien, Cecilia Parker, Charles Middleton, Charles Stevens, Forrester Harvey, Noble Johnson ..
Directed by: David Howard
Release date: 1932-06-12
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: 1932-02-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Phantom of Crestwood

The Phantom of Crestwood

6.4/10 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 : 6 Hours to Live

6 Hours to Live

6.4/10 IMDB

A murder victim is brought back to life by a scientific experiment. However, the effects only last for six hours, and he must find his killer in that time.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Miriam Jordan, John Boles, George F. Marion, Halliwell Hobbes, Irene Ware, Beryl Mercer, Edward McWade, Edwin Maxwell, Dewey Robinson ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1932-10-15

Miss Pinkerton

6.0/10 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: 1932-05-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : Cross-Examination


5.6/10 IMDB

Defense Atorney Gerald Waring uses great skill and ingenuity in his efforts to save the life of a young man charged with the murder of his father. Witness after witness piles up damaging evidence against the accused youth, but expert cross-examination by Waring digs out the startling truth behind the killing and subsequently reveals the identity of the real killer in a surprise-twist ending.

Starring: H.B. Warner, Don Dillaway, William V. Mong, Sally Blane, Sarah Padden, Natalie Moorhead, Edmund Breese, Niles Welch, Wilfred Lucas, Margaret Fealy ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1932-02-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Thirteenth Guest

The Thirteenth Guest

5.7/10 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 : Tangled Destinies

Tangled Destinies

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 Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Hurricane Express

The Hurricane Express

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 Mystery Movies of 1932 : Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

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 Mystery Movies of 1932 : Strangers of the Evening

Strangers of the Evening

5.0/10 IMDB

Bodies start mysteriously disappearing from the city morgue. An investigator tries to determine what is going on.

Starring: Eugene Pallette, Zasu Pitts, Lucien Littlefield, Theodore von Eltz, Harold Waldridge, Miriam Seegar, Tully Marshall, Warner Richmond, Mahlon Hamilton, Jack Pennick ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1932-05-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Phantom Express

The Phantom Express

5.4/10 IMDB

Railroad foes cause terror on the tracks with the illusion of a ghost train.

Starring: William Collier Jr., Sally Blane, J. Farrell MacDonald, Hobart Bosworth, Axel Axelson, Lina Basquette, Eddie Phillips, Claire McDowell, David Rollins, Robert Ellis ..
Directed by: Emory Johnson
Release date: 1932-08-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Crooked Circle

The Crooked Circle

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 Mystery Movies of 1932 : 70,000 Witnesses

70,000 Witnesses

5.9/10 IMDB

College football player is asked to dope a star teammate by his crooked gambler brother. He refuses, but they player is doped anyway and collapses and dies. A detective has the whole game re-enacted to find important clues.

Starring: Phillips Holmes, Charles Ruggles, Dorothy Jordan, Johnny Mack Brown, Lew Cody, David Landau, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, J. Farrell MacDonald, Kenneth Thomson, Stuart Erwin ..
Directed by: Ralph Murphy
Release date: 1932-09-09
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case

The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case

5.8/10 IMDB

A young woman turns to 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: 1932-05-12

Haunted Gold

5.4/10 IMDB

John Mason returns to the Sally Ann mine to claim his half share. Janet Cater also returns although her father lost his half share to Joe Ryan. Ryan and his gang are also there to get the gold. A mysterious Phantom is also present. Mason's plan to expose Ryan as an outlaw and to force him to turn his share to Janet works. But when distracted by the Phantom, John is made a prisoner by the gang.

Starring: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Harry Woods, Erville Alderson, Otto Hoffman, Martha Mattox, Blue Washington, Ken Maynard, Slim Whitaker, Tom Bay ..
Directed by: Mack V. Wright
Release date: 1932-12-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : Discarded Lovers

Discarded Lovers

4.7/10 IMDB

In this murder mystery, sexy blonde film star Irma Gladden is found dead in her car after shooting the last scene in her film, "Falling Star" at Eminent Studios. The suspects are numerous due to her free and easy lifestyle and messy romantic affairs. Among them are Grace Sibley the jealous wife of her director, Warren Sibley, her drunken actor husband, Andre Leighton, her screenwriter boyfriend, Rex Forsythe, and her first husband, Robert Worth. Also on hand to help solve the mystery are visiting reporter Bob Adair, Irma's secretary, Valerie Christine, and policemen Captain Sommers and Sergeant Delaney.

Starring: Natalie Moorhead, Russell Hopton, J. Farrell MacDonald, Barbara Weeks, Jason Robards Sr., Roy D'Arcy, Sharon Lynn, Fred Kelsey, Robert Frazer, Jack Trent ..
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer
Release date: 1932-01-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : Tombstone Canyon

Tombstone Canyon

5.4/10 IMDB

A range lawman (Ken Maynard) unmasks a black-cloaked phantom killer (Sheldon Lewis).

Starring: Ken Maynard, Cecilia Parker, Sheldon Lewis, Frank Brownlee, Jack Rube Clifford, George Gerwing, Lafe McKee, Edward Peil Sr. ..
Directed by: Alan James
Release date: 1932-12-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Skull Murder Mystery

The Skull Murder Mystery

4.9/10 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 Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Monster Walks

The Monster Walks

4.1/10 IMDB

Ruth Earlton has come home to her ancestral mansion to claim her inheritance. Accompanied by her boyfriend, she discovers that her father died suddenly under suspicious circumstances. Now it's her turn, as her deranged and relentless uncle targets her for death with the help of his wife and son, plus a very unhappy ape.

Starring: Rex Lease, Vera Renolds, Sheldon Lewis, Mischa Auer, Martha Mattox, Sidney Bracey, Willie Best, Vera Reynolds ..
Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Release date: 1932-02-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The King Murder

The King Murder

5.3/10 IMDB

A beautiful blonde makes a career out of seducing and then blackmailing wealthy married men. She is found murdered after demanding a $5000 payoff from her latest victim, and the detective investigating the case finds out that she was involved in a lot more than just blackmail.

Starring: Conway Tearle, Natalie Moorhead, Marceline Day, Dorothy Revier, Don Alvarado, Huntley Gordon, Maurice Black, Robert Frazer, Rose Dione ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1932-10-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : Sinister Hands

Sinister Hands

5.1/10 IMDB

During a séance at an elderly millionaire's house, the millionaire is murdered. The detectives investigating the crime discover that everyone who was at the séance had a motive for killing the man.

Starring: Jack Mulhall, Phyllis Barrington, Crauford Kent, Mischa Auer, Louis Natheaux, Gertrude Messinger, Lloyd Ingraham, James P. Burtis, Henry Hall ..
Directed by: Armand Schaefer
Release date: 1932-02-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Menace

The Menace

6.5/10 IMDB

A man framed for murder escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence.

Starring: H.B. Warner, Walter Byron, Bette Davis, Natalie Moorhead, William B. Davidson, Crauford Kent, Halliwell Hobbes, Murray Kinnell, Charles K. Gerrard, Oscar Apfel ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1932-01-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Night of June 13

The Night of June 13

6.9/10 IMDB

Elna Curry, once a concert pianist, develops an unfounded jealousy of neighbor, Trudie Morrow. Elna who suffers from neurasthenia, believes that Trudie is having an affair with her husband, John, and vows revenge on Trudie. John explains to Trudie Elna's condition and plan. Trudie, being good-hearted tells John that she'll move. One evening, John returns late from work to discover Elna dead. John burns Elna's suicide note to protect Trudie. This results in John being charged for murder and put on trial.

Starring: Clive Brook, Frances Dee, Charles Ruggles, Gene Raymond, Lila Lee, Mary Boland, Adrianne Allen, Charley Grapewin, Helen Ware, Helen Jerome Eddy ..
Directed by: Stephen Roberts
Release date: 1932-09-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : Tess of the Storm Country

Tess of the Storm Country

6.7/10 IMDB

When Captain Howland decides that his daughter Tess is getting a bit to old to continue to go to sea with him, they move into a small cottage on the coast of Maine, but not for long. A local millionaire, Frederick Garfield, lays a false claim to the property and has them evicted. Later, when Tess saves a young man about her age from drowning, she is a bit dismayed to learn that he is Garfield's son. But when her father is jailed on a false-accusation charge of murder, the younger Garfield comes to their aid and proves he himself.

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Dudley Digges, June Clyde, Claude Gillingwater, George Meeker, Sarah Padden, Edward Pawley, Charles Farrell ..
Directed by: Alfred Santell
Release date: 1932-11-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Frightened Lady

The Frightened Lady

6.5/10 IMDB

A young woman goes to stay at the house of Lord Lebanon, but two murders in quick succession lead to the arrival of detectives and cause the woman to fear for her life.

Starring: Emlyn Williams, Cathleen Nesbitt, Norman McKinnel, Gordon Harker, Cyril Raymond, Belle Chrystall, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Percy Parsons, Finlay Currie, Julian Royce ..
Directed by: T. Hayes Hunter
Release date: 1932-03-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : Hell's Headquarters

Hell's Headquarters

4.4/10 IMDB

Doctor Smith and his wife, Mary,depart a riverboat and are met by Phil Talbot. Phil informs Dr. Smith that Jessup, the only other white man in the village, has died while the doctor and his wife were off on a two-day holiday. Unknown to Smith, Jessup and his partner, Ross King, had a large cache of ivory tusks in the jungle, and he had told Phil about it. Meanwhile, Mary Smith has decided to steam-boat down the Congo River to Capetown for an extended holiday. Kuba, King's gun-bearer, asks Smith to write a letter to King, currently residing at a New York City Explorer's Club, and advise him that his partner has died. Talbot sends a letter to his stateside sweetheart, Diane Cameron, and her father, asking them to come to Africa and join him on an ivory-treasure expedition, and replenish their family-fortune lost in the recent stock-market crash. What Mr. Cameron and Diane don't know about Talbot is that his years in Africa have unhinged him...

Starring: Jack Mulhall, Barbara Weeks, Frank Mayo, Phillips Smalley, Fred Parker, Everett Brown, Joe De La Cruz ..
Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Release date: 1932-04-15

The Red Shadow

6.1/10 IMDB

In this musical short, General Bierbeau sends his weakling son, Pierre, to French Morocco to fight Arab insurgents, the Riffs, in the hopes that this will toughen him up. Pierre soon becomes the Riffs' leader and assumes a secret identity: The Red Shadow.

Starring: Alexander Gray, Bernice Claire, Max Stamm, Gracie Worth, Reginald Carrington, Lester Cole ..
Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1932-12-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Silent Witness

The Silent Witness

6.2/10 IMDB

A London nobleman (Lionel Atwill) takes the blame and stands trial after his son strangles a lover (Greta Nissen).

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Greta Nissen, Helen Mack, Weldon Heyburn, Bramwell Fletcher, Mary Forbes, C. Montague Shaw, Wyndham Standing, Alan Mowbray, Herbert Mundin ..
Directed by: R.L. Hough, Marcel Varnel
Release date: 1932-02-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Missing Rembrandt

The Missing Rembrandt

6.1/10 IMDB

Holmes goes on the trail of a Rembrandt painting, stolen by a drug-addicted artist.

Starring: Arthur Wontner, Jane Welsh, Miles Mander, Francis L. Sullivan, Ian Fleming, Dino Galvani, Philip Hewland, Minnie Rayner, Anthony Holles ..
Directed by: Leslie S. Hiscott
Release date: 1932-03-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Woman in Room 13

The Woman in Room 13

6.5/10 IMDB

Divorcee Laura marries Paul but his employer is also enamored with Laura and sends Paul on a business trip during which a murder is committed and he is accused of the crime.

Starring: Elissa Landi, Ralph Bellamy, Neil Hamilton, Myrna Loy, Gilbert Roland, Walter Walker, Luis Alberni, Charley Grapewin, Oscar Apfel, Frank Atkinson ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1932-05-15

The Symphony Murder Mystery

5.9/10 IMDB

A cellist is murdered during a symphony concert. Shortly afterwards, the manager of the hall is found dead, an apparent suicide. But is it?

Starring: Donald Meek, John Hamilton, Rita Lan, Douglass Dumbrille, Herbert Braggiotti, Edward Keane, Almira Sessions ..
Directed by: Joseph Henabery
Release date: 1932-01-01


5.4/10 IMDB

A man assists a woman to dispose of the body of her stepfather....

Starring: Garry Marsh, Hope Davey, Arthur Stratton, Sybil Grove, Roland Culver, Peter Gawthorne, Cecil Ramage, Bruce Belfrage ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1932-08-22

The Cole Case

5.6/10 IMDB

Dr. Crabtree (Donald Meek) and Insp. Carr (John Hamilton) are visited by a man who has been receiving notes threatening to kill him. The latest note says he will die at eight o'clock tonight, so Carr sends a couple men to his house. Sure enough, the many is murdered under everyone's noses, so the two men must find out what really happened.

Starring: Donald Meek, John Hamilton ..
Directed by: Joseph Henabery
Release date: 1932-04-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : The Secrets of Wu Sin

The Secrets of Wu Sin

5.1/10 IMDB

A murder mystery about the smuggling of illegal Chinese aliens into America through Chinatown.

Starring: Lois Wilson, Grant Withers, Dorothy Revier, Robert Warwick, Tetsu Komai, Toshia Mori, Richard Loo, Luke Chan, James Wang, Eddie Boland ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1932-12-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : A Strange Adventure

A Strange Adventure

5.2/10 IMDB

A police lieutenant and a female reporter investigate a series of murders committed by a hooded killer in an old dark house.

Starring: Regis Toomey, June Clyde, Lucille La Verne, Jason Robards Sr., William V. Mong, Eddie Phillips, Dwight Frye, Nadine Dore, Alan Roscoe, Isabelle Vecki ..
Directed by: Phil Whitman, Hampton Del Ruth
Release date: 1932-11-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : Condemned to Death

Condemned to Death

5.4/10 IMDB

A condemned man uses hypnotism on a judge. After the man's death, the judge finds himself acting like the condemned man.

Starring: Arthur Wontner, Gillian Lind, Gordon Harker, Cyril Raymond, Jane Welsh, Norah Howard, Edmund Gwenn, Griffith Humphreys, T. Gordon Blythe, James Cunningham ..
Directed by: Walter Forde
Release date: 1932-01-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : Alias Mary Smith

Alias Mary Smith

4.7/10 IMDB

A young woman trying to obtain proof that a gangster committed a murder is befriended by a playboy who drinks just a bit too much.

Starring: Blanche Mehaffey, John Darrow, Gwen Lee, Raymond Hatton, Alec B. Francis, Jack Grey, Ben Hall, Henry B. Walthall, Myrtle Stedman, Edmund Breese ..
Directed by: E. Mason Hopper
Release date: 1932-07-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1932 : A Scarlet Week-End

A Scarlet Week-End

0.0/10 IMDB

A woman's cheating husband is murdered at their country estate, and suspicion immediately falls on her.

Starring: Dorothy Revier, Theodore von Eltz, Douglas Cosgrove, Phyllis Barrington, Sheila Terry, Niles Welch, Virginia Roye, William Desmond ..
Directed by: George Melford
Release date: 1932-11-30

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