Best Thriller Movies of 1932

1.

Scarface

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

In 1920s Chicago, Italian immigrant and notorious thug, Antonio "Tony" Camonte, shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.

Starring: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins, C. Henry Gordon, George Raft, Vince Barnett, Boris Karloff, Purnell Pratt, Tully Marshall ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1932-04-09
2.

The Most Dangerous Game

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

When legendary hunter Bob Rainsford is shipwrecked on the perilous reefs surrounding a mysterious island, he finds himself the guest of the reclusive and eccentric Count Zaroff. While he is very gracious at first, Zaroff eventually forces Rainsford and two other shipwreck survivors, brother and sister Eve and Martin Towbridge, to participate in a sadistic game of cat and mouse in which they are the prey and he is the hunter.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong, Noble Johnson, Hale Hamilton, Steve Clemente, Buster Crabbe, James Flavin, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1932-09-16
3.

Shanghai Express

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

A beautiful temptress re-kindles an old romance while trying to escape her past during a tension-packed train journey.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Eugene Pallette, Lawrence Grant, Louise Closser Hale, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Émile Chautard, George Blagoi ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1932-02-12
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
Best Thriller Movies of 1932 : Thirteen Women
5.

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
Best Thriller Movies of 1932 : Chandu the Magician
6.

Chandu the Magician

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance, he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi, Herbert Mundin, Henry B. Walthall, Weldon Heyburn, June Lang, Michael Stuart, Virginia Hammond, Nigel De Brulier ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel
Release date: 1932-08-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1932 : Night Court
7.

Night Court

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A corrupt night court judge tears an innocent young family apart in his efforts to elude a special prosecutor.

Starring: Phillips Holmes, Walter Huston, Anita Page, Lewis Stone, Mary Carlisle, John Miljan, Jean Hersholt, Tully Marshall, Noel Francis, Reginald Barlow ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1932-06-04
8.

Number Seventeen

3.0
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 Thriller Movies of 1932 : The Death Kiss
9.

The Death Kiss

2.9
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
Best Thriller Movies of 1932 : Payment Deferred
10.

Payment Deferred

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Bank clerk William Marble is desperate for money to pay his family's bills. When his wealthy nephew visits, Marble asks him for a loan, but the young man refuses. Marble decides to kill his nephew. It is a twisted path to justice after Marble is transformed by the crime he committed and the wealth he gains.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Dorothy Peterson, Verree Teasdale, Ray Milland, Billy Bevan, Halliwell Hobbes, William Stack ..
Directed by: Lothar Mendes
Release date: 1932-11-07
Best Thriller Movies of 1932 : Rome Express
11.

Rome Express

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

The theft of a famous painting leads to murder and many suspects on a plush train speeding from Paris to Rome.

Starring: Conrad Veidt, Esther Ralston, Hugh Williams, Donald Calthrop, Joan Barry, Harold Huth, Gordon Harker, Eliot Makeham, Cedric Hardwicke, Frank Vosper ..
Directed by: Walter Forde
Release date: 1932-10-31
12.

Miss Pinkerton

2.6
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 Thriller Movies of 1932 : Behind the Mask
13.

Behind the Mask

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A Secret Service agent nabs a scalpel-happy doctor who runs drugs in caskets.

Starring: Jack Holt, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff, Claude King, Bertha Mann, Edward Van Sloan, Willard Robertson, Thomas E. Jackson, Martha Mattox, Jessie Arnold ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Release date: 1932-02-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1932 : Sinners in the Sun
14.

Sinners in the Sun

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A New York fashion model finds herself being pursued by a poor but honest garage mechanic and a rich philanderer.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Chester Morris, Adrienne Ames, Cary Grant, Alison Skipworth, Reginald Barlow, Walter Byron, Zita Moulton, Luke Cosgrave, Ida Lewis ..
Directed by: Alexander Hall
Release date: 1932-05-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1932 : The Thirteenth Guest
15.

The Thirteenth Guest

2.3
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 Thriller Movies of 1932 : The Phantom Fiend
16.

The Phantom Fiend

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

An elderly couple's lodger, a British musician (Ivor Novello), becomes the suspect in a series of killings.

Starring: Ivor Novello, Elizabeth Allan, A.W. Baskcomb, Barbara Everest, Jack Hawkins, Shayle Gardner, Peter Gawthorne, Kynaston Reeves, Drusilla Wills, Anthony Holles ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1932-09-08
Best Thriller Movies of 1932 : The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case
17.

The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case

2.2
5.8/10 IMDB

A young woman turns to Sherlock 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
18.

Murder at Dawn

2.1
4.5/10 IMDB

Mad scientist works on a death ray in his mountain hideaway.

Starring: Jack Mulhall, Mischa Auer, Josephine Dunn, Eddie Boland, Marjorie Beebe ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1932-02-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1932 : The Skull Murder Mystery
19.

The Skull Murder Mystery

2.0
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 Thriller Movies of 1932 : The Monster Walks
20.

The Monster Walks

1.9
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
21.

C.O.D.

1.3
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
Best Thriller Movies of 1932 : A Strange Adventure
22.

A Strange Adventure

1.2
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 Thriller Movies of 1932 : Get That Girl
23.

Get That Girl

1.2
5.2/10 IMDB

A young girl, who is about to receive a large inheritance, is abducted to an isolated sanitarium where a crazed doctor is performing strange experiments.

Starring: Richard Talmadge, Shirley Grey, Fred Malatesta, Geneva Mitchell, Carl Stockdale, Lloyd Ingraham, Victor Metzetti ..
Directed by: George Crone
Release date: 1932-04-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1932 : Murder on the Second Floor
24.

Murder on the Second Floor

1.1
4.4/10 IMDB

A novelist imagines the murders of his fellow tenants...

Starring: John Longden, Pat Peterson, Amy Veness, Ben Field, Florence Desmond, Sydney Fairbrother, Franklyn Bellamy, Oswald Skilbeck, John Turnbull, Pat Paterson ..
Directed by: William C. McGann
Release date: 1932-03-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1932 : Almost Married
25.

Almost Married

0.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Starring: Violet Heming, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander Kirkland, Alan Dinehart, Mischa Auer ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1932-07-17
Best Thriller Movies of 1932 : The Roadhouse Murder
26.

The Roadhouse Murder

0.0
5.5/10 IMDB

After he stumbles across a murder, a young reporter devises an elaborate scene to keep his newspaper stories about the crime front-page news. Eric Linden, Dorothy Jordan, Bruce Cabot, Roscoe Ates, Roscoe Karns and Purnell Pratt star in this 1932 thriller, directed by J. Walter Ruben.

Starring: Dorothy Jordan, Eric Linden, Roscoe Ates, Purnell Pratt, David Landau, Bruce Cabot, Phyllis Clare, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Roscoe Karns, William Morris ..
Directed by: J. Walter Ruben
Release date: 1932-04-28

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