Best Thriller Movies of 1934

1.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

While vacationing in St. Moritz, a British couple receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

Starring: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Frank Vosper, Hugh Wakefield, Nova Pilbeam, Pierre Fresnay, Cicely Oates, D.A. Clarke-Smith, George Curzon ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1934-12-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : Charlie Chan in London
2.

Charlie Chan in London

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

After receiving congratulations from the Home Secretary for solving his most recent case, Charlie is sought out by Pamela Gray, a beautiful but desperate young socialite whose brother Paul awaits execution for the murder of a weapons inventor. She is so convinced of his innocence that she becomes distraught when she overhears Neil Howard, her brother's lawyer and her fiancee, confide to the detective his belief in his client's guilt. Angered at this disclosure, she returns his ring and breaks off the engagement. Although the execution will take place in 65 hours, Charlie pledges to expose the murderer. All potential suspects are reassembled in the country mansion of family friend Geoffrey Richmond, where the murder took place, as Charlie tries to expose the real murderer before time runs out.

Starring: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Ray Milland, Mona Barrie, Douglas Walton, Alan Mowbray, George Barraud, Paul England, Madge Bellamy, Walter Johnson ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1934-09-12
3.

Fog Over Frisco

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Val takes the assistance of a society reporter and a journalist to investigate the disappearance of her half-sister Arlene, a wealthy socialite who is involved in criminal activities.

Starring: Bette Davis, Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot, Hugh Herbert, Arthur Byron, Robert Barrat, Henry O'Neill, Irving Pichel, Douglass Dumbrille ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1934-06-02
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : Heat Lightning
4.

Heat Lightning

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A lady gas station attendant gets mixed up with escaped murderers.

Starring: Aline MacMahon, Ann Dvorak, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Ruth Donnelly, Theodore Newton, Willard Robertson, Harry C. Bradley ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1934-03-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : Stamboul Quest
5.

Stamboul Quest

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

In 1915, German Counter-Intelligence Chief Von Sturm learns that someone is providing the British with critical strategic planning for the Turkish theater. He suspects Ali Bey, Turkish commander for the Dardanelles, and dispatches Annemarie to Constantinople to secure the proof. En route she becomes involved with Douglas Beall, a footloose American. Complications ensue, requiring Annemarie to engage in some dangerous improvisations.

Starring: Myrna Loy, George Brent, Lionel Atwill, C. Henry Gordon, Rudolph Anders, Mischa Auer, Leo G. Carroll ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1934-07-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : Murder on the Blackboard
6.

Murder on the Blackboard

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

There are plenty of guilty secrets at the school where Hildegarde Withers teaches. When she finds the body of the pretty music teacher, she calls in her old friend Inspector Piper, who promptly arrests the obvious suspect. Clues multiply and everyone looks suspicious as Piper and Miss Withers continue their battle of the sexes.

Starring: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot, Gertrude Michael, Regis Toomey, Edgar Kennedy, Tully Marshall, Jackie Searl, Frederick Vogeding, Barbara Fritchie ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1934-06-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : Tailspin Tommy
7.

Tailspin Tommy

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A young mechanic gets a job with a small airline, which he helps win a mail contract. A rival airline plots to destroy it in order to get the contracts for itself.

Starring: Maurice Murphy, Noah Beery Jr., Patricia Farr, Walter Miller, Grant Withers, Charles A. Browne, Bryant Washburn ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1934-10-29
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : The Crime of Helen Stanley
8.

The Crime of Helen Stanley

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

An actress is murdered in the midst of shooting a dance sequence for her latest picture, with Inspector Steve Trent on the case.

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, Shirley Grey, Gail Patrick, Kane Richmond, Bradley Page, Ward Bond, Arthur Rankin, Lucien Prival, Vincent Sherman, Phillip Trent ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1934-04-20
9.

Four Frightened People

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Malaya tropical island romantic love triangle adventure thriller, about a cruise ship where Bubonic plague breaks out. Four people are able to leave the ship in a tiny boat and make it to a desert island, where many adventures ensue and, of course, the two men fight over the beautiful young schoolteacher who is with them.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, William Gargan, Leo Carrillo, Nella Walker, Ethel Griffies, Tetsu Komai, Chris-Pin Martin, Joe De La Cruz ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1934-01-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : Journal of a Crime
10.

Journal of a Crime

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A woman murders her husband's mistress and someone else gets accused of the crime.

Starring: Ruth Chatterton, Adolphe Menjou, Claire Dodd, Douglass Dumbrille, Frank Reicher, Walter Pidgeon, Bess Flowers, George Barbier, Noel Madison, Henry O'Neill ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1934-03-10
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : The Fire Raisers
11.

The Fire Raisers

2.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Jim Bronton is an insurance investigator, but he's unhappy with his work and gets involved with a gang of arsonists. His conscience is troubling him ...

Starring: Leslie Banks, Anne Grey, Francis L. Sullivan, Carol Goodner, Frank Cellier, Lawrence Anderson, Harry Caine, George Merritt, Joyce Kirby, Wally Patch ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1934-01-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : Marie Galante
12.

Marie Galante

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

There is unease in a pre-WWII world. Marie is kidnapped in France by sailors looking for pleasure and taken aboard a ship on a shady mission, then thrown off at Yucatan. She winds up singing in a cafe in the Panama Canal zone.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Ketti Gallian, Ned Sparks, Helen Morgan, Sig Ruman, Leslie Fenton, Arthur Byron, Jay C. Flippen, Stepin Fetchit, Robert Loraine ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1934-10-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : Green Eyes
13.

Green Eyes

2.2
5.1/10 IMDB

The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for some of his friends. However, the party turns sour when he is found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest try to discover who committed the murder.

Starring: Shirley Grey, Charles Starrett, Claude Gillingwater, John Wray, William Bakewell, Dorothy Revier, Stephen Chase, Ben Hendricks Jr., Arthur Clayton, Aggie Herring ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1934-06-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : House of Mystery
14.

House of Mystery

2.2
4.9/10 IMDB

Out of the Mystic Temples of Old India crept this terrible Monster to wreak vengeance of the Hindu Gods. One by one its victims fell with not a trace of the bloody assassin.

Starring: Ed Lowry, Verna Hillie, John Sheehan, Brandon Hurst, Joyzelle Joyner, Fritzi Ridgeway, Clay Clement, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Fuller, Harry C. Bradley ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1934-03-30
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : House of Danger
15.

House of Danger

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

To protect a young woman's life, a man pretends to be her injured friend so he can investigate a murder and capture the killers.

Starring: Onslow Stevens, Janet Chandler, James Bush, Desmond Roberts, Howard Lang, Nina Guilbert, John Andrews, Tove Linden, Roy Rice, Stan Scharling ..
Directed by: Charles Hutchison
Release date: 1934-11-10
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : Lord Edgware Dies
16.

Lord Edgware Dies

1.5
6.0/10 IMDB

A talented American actress enlists the help of the famed Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, to negotiate a divorce from her husband, Lord Edgware, only to find him the next day stabbed to death in his library. Who would want him dead?

Starring: Austin Trevor, Richard Cooper, John Turnbull, Michael Shepley, Leslie Perrins, C. V. France, Esme Percy, Jane Carr ..
Directed by: Henry Edwards
Release date: 1934-08-01
17.

The Gem of the Ocean

1.3
5.4/10 IMDB

In this musical short, the leading lady is a French woman who finds mystery and romance on a luxury liner. There is much music with a chorus of beautiful girls dancing in lush art deco settings.

Starring: Jeanne Aubert, Eton Boys, Sheldon Leonard ..
Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1934-11-19
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : The Murder in the Museum
18.

The Murder in the Museum

1.3
5.1/10 IMDB

When a city councilman is murdered while investigating allegations of drug dealing going on a a somewhat disreputable sideshow, the daughter of the chief suspect teams up with a newspaper reporter to find the real killer.

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, John Harron, Phyllis Barrington, Tom O'Brien, Joseph W. Girard, Symona Boniface, Donald Kerr, Sam Flint, John Elliott, Steve Clemente ..
Directed by: Melville Shyer
Release date: 1934-05-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : The Lost Jungle
19.

The Lost Jungle

1.1
4.7/10 IMDB

12 part movie serial where Clyde Beatty encounters obstacles and adventure on his way to rescue his damsel in distress.

Starring: Clyde Beatty, Syd Saylor, Cecilia Parker, Edward LeSaint, Warner Richmond, Wheeler Oakman, Lew Meehan, Max Wagner, Hal Taliaferro, Ernie Adams ..
Directed by: David Howard, Armand Schaefer
Release date: 1934-03-22
20.

Mr. Stringfellow Says No

1.1
4.4/10 IMDB

In this actioner, the life of a the humble church youth group leader is turned topsy-turvy when a car, driven by a spy suddenly crashes into his house.

Starring: Neil Hamilton, Claude Dampier, Muriel Aked, Kathleen Gibson, Marcelle Rogez ..
Directed by: Randall Faye
Release date: 1934-04-01
21.

The Feathered Serpent

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A reporter faces a race against time to clear an actress accused of murder.

Starring: Enid Stamp-Taylor, Tom Helmore, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Moore Marriott, Molly Fisher, Vincent Holman, Evelyn Roberts, Iris Baker, O.B. Clarence ..
Directed by: Maclean Rogers
Release date: 1934-12-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1934 : When London Sleeps
22.

When London Sleeps

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

England is rocked by a series of train disasters. Police are on the hunt for the perpetrator, who is always spotted leaving the scene with a scarf around his face. The newspapers dub him "The Menace".

Starring: Victor Varconi, Joan Maude ..
Directed by: Adrian Brunel
Release date: 1934-12-01

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