Best Thriller Movies of 1934

1.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

While vacationing in St. Moritz, a British couple receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their young 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
7.0/10 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
6.8/10 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
6.3/10 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
6.8/10 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
6.8/10 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 : Four Frightened People
8.

Four Frightened People

2.7
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 : The Crime of Helen Stanley
9.

The Crime of Helen Stanley

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Director D. Ross Lederman's 1934 drama, about a controlling and vengeful Hollywood actress, stars Gail Patrick, Ralph Bellamy, Shirley Grey, Kane Richmond, Bradley Page and Vincent Sherman.

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
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

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