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
7.1/10 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

3.4
6.7/10 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
7.2/10 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 : Four Frightened People
6.

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 : Journal of a Crime
7.

Journal of a Crime

2.6
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 : House of Mystery
8.

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
9.

Green Eyes

2.2
5.2/10 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 : Marie Galante
10.

Marie Galante

2.2
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

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