Best Mystery Movies of 1932
Penguin Pool Murder
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.
Murders in the Rue Morgue
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.
Thirteen women who were schoolmates ask a swami to cast their horoscopes. The news they receive are not good for any of them.
A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.
A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery, but a detective is on their trail.
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.
The Phantom of Crestwood
Five men have to prove their innocence when a blackmailer is murdered.
By Whose Hand?
A man tries to hide aboard a moving train after murdering a jewelry magnate.
The Circus Show-Up
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.
The Night Club Lady
A police commissioner investigates the murder of a nightclub owner who was under police protection.