Best Thriller Movies of 1929



6.9/10 IMDB

London, 1929. Frank Webber, a very busy Scotland Yard detective, seems to be more interested in his work than in Alice White, his girlfriend. Feeling herself ignored, Alice agrees to go out with an elegant and well-mannered artist who invites her to visit his fancy apartment.

Starring: Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton, John Longden, Donald Calthrop, Cyril Ritchard, Hannah Jones, Harvey Braban, Ex-Det. Sergt. Bishop, Alfred Hitchcock ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1929-07-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1929 : Bulldog Drummond

Bulldog Drummond

6.3/10 IMDB

Bulldog Drummond is a British WWI veteran who longs for some excitement after he returns to the humdrum existence of civilian life. He gets what he's looking for when a girl requests his help in freeing her uncle from a nursing home. She believes the home is just a front and that her uncle is really being held captive while the culprits try to extort his fortune from him.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Claud Allister, Lawrence Grant, Montagu Love, Wilson Benge, Joan Bennett, Lilyan Tashman, Charles Sellon, Adolph Milar, Tetsu Komai ..
Directed by: F. Richard Jones
Release date: 1929-05-02
Best Thriller Movies of 1929 : Condemned


6.4/10 IMDB

Suave thief Colman is sent to Devil's Island, where he becomes romantically involved with the wife of sadistic warden Digges.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Ann Harding, Dudley Digges, Louis Wolheim, William Elmer, Wilhelm von Brincken, Albert Kingsley, Constantine Romanoff, Harry Ginsberg, Bud Sommers ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1929-11-03
Best Thriller Movies of 1929 : The Locked Door

The Locked Door

6.0/10 IMDB

On her first anniversary, Ann Reagan finds that her sister-in-law is involved with a shady character that she used to be intimate with, and determines to intervene.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Rod La Rocque, William 'Stage' Boyd, Betty Bronson, Harry Stubbs, Harry Mestayer, Mack Swain, Zasu Pitts, George Bunny, Purnell Pratt ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1929-11-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1929 : Alibi


5.7/10 IMDB

Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took Joan, a policeman's daughter, to the theater, sneaked out during the intermission to commit the crime, then used her to support his alibi. The detective squad employs its most sophisticated and barbaric techniques, including planting an undercover agent in the gang, to bring him to justice.

Starring: Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch, Eleanor Griffith, Regis Toomey, Purnell Pratt, Irma Harrison, Al Hill, James Bradbury Jr., Elmer Ballard ..
Directed by: Roland West
Release date: 1929-04-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1929 : The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu

The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu

6.1/10 IMDB

A Chinese doctor vows revenge against the allied troops who killed his wife and child during the Boxer Rebellion.

Starring: Warner Oland, Neil Hamilton, Jean Arthur, O. P. Heggie, William Austin, Claude King, Charles A. Stevenson, Evelyn Selbie, Noble Johnson, Laska Winter ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1929-08-10
Best Thriller Movies of 1929 : The Unholy Night

The Unholy Night

5.7/10 IMDB

One dark foggy London night, someone tries to strangle Lord Montague, but he escapes. Only to discover the four other men who did get killed were old regimental comrades in Gallipoli. When Scotland Yard gets Monty to gather the other nine surviving officers at his home, one of them is murdered, and no one else has entered the house. Now, they must determine who the murderer is.

Starring: Ernest Torrence, Roland Young, Dorothy Sebastian, Natalie Moorhead, Sydney Jarvis, Polly Moran, George Cooper, SĂ´jin Kamiyama, Claude Fleming, Clarence Geldart ..
Directed by: Lionel Barrymore
Release date: 1929-09-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1929 : Seven Keys to Baldpate

Seven Keys to Baldpate

6.1/10 IMDB

A writer rents what he believes is a deserted lodge in order to complete his novel. But then six other people show up one-by-one, each for reasons of their own.

Starring: Richard Dix, Miriam Seegar, Margaret Livingston, Lucien Littlefield, Joseph Allen Sr., DeWitt Jennings, Nella Walker, Carleton Macy, Alan Roscoe, Crauford Kent ..
Directed by: Reginald Barker
Release date: 1929-12-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1929 : Behind That Curtain

Behind That Curtain

4.8/10 IMDB

Sir George hires Hillary Gatt to find out more about Eric who wants to marry Lois. Gatt is murdered and the couple, married, run off to India. Old friend John Beetham sympathizes with the bride who sees that her hubby is a liar and drunk. John and Lois fly to San Francisco. Eric shows up and tries to kill John, but Scotland Yard's Lt. Charlie Chan intervenes. Chan fans may be disappointed in this globe-trotting mystery, however, as the detective only appears in a few scenes. The film is more noteworthy for its introduction of Boris Karloff to sound features, in a small role as a servant from Sudan who mutters inscrutable nonsense about the whims of the desert.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Lois Moran, E.L. Park, Boris Karloff, Gilbert Emery, Claude King, Phillip Strange, Jamiel Hasson, Peter Gawthrone, John Rogers ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1929-06-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1929 : After the Verdict

After the Verdict

5.2/10 IMDB

A British-German silent drama film directed by Henrik Galeen

Starring: Olga Tschechowa, Warwick Ward, Betty Carter, Malcolm Tod, Ivo Dawson, Daisy Campbell, Winter Hall, Annie Esmond, A.B. Imeson, Henry Victor ..
Directed by: Henrik Galeen
Release date: 1929-01-01

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