Best Thriller Movies of 1937

1.

Sabotage

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Karl Anton Verloc and his wife own a small cinema in a quiet London suburb where they live seemingly happily. But Mrs. Verloc does not know that her husband has a secret that will affect their relationship and threaten her teenage brother's life.

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester, John Loder, Joyce Barbour, Matthew Boulton, S. J. Warmington, William Dewhurst, Clare Greet, Aubrey Mather ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1937-01-08
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : The Old Mill
2.

The Old Mill

4.7
7.8/10 IMDB

Night in an old mill is dramatically depicted in this Oscar-winning short in which the frightened occupants, including birds, timid mice, owls, and other creatures try to stay safe and dry as a storm approaches. As the thunderstorm worsens, the mill wheel begins to turn and the whole mill threatens to blow apart until at last the storm subsides.

Starring: Louise Myers, Jean MacMurray, Jerry Philips, Marie Arbuckle, Marta Nelson, Barbara Whitson, Clarence Nash, Mae Questel, Purv Pullen, Melvin J. Gibby ..
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Graham Heid
Release date: 1937-11-05
3.

Young and Innocent

4.2
6.8/10 IMDB

Robert Tisdall finds on the beach the corpse of a woman he knew. Others wrongly conclude that he is the murderer. Fleeing, he desperately attempts to prove that he is not the killer. A young woman becomes embroiled in the effort.

Starring: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby, Mary Clare, John Longden, George Curzon, Basil Radford, Pamela Carme, George Merritt ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1937-11-01
4.

Night Must Fall

4.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Wealthy widow Mrs. Bramson notices that her maid is distracted, and when she learns the girl's fiancé, Danny, is the reason, she summons him in. Mrs. Bramson's niece Olivia takes a liking to Danny, and comes to believe that he may have been involved in the disappearance of a local woman.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, May Whitty, Alan Marshal, Merle Tottenham, Kathleen Harrison, Matthew Boulton, Beryl Mercer, E. E. Clive, Eily Malyon ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1937-04-30
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Charlie Chan on Broadway
5.

Charlie Chan on Broadway

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Returning from European exile where she avoided testifying against her criminal associates, a former singer with a tell-all diary is murdered to insure her silence.

Starring: Keye Luke, Joan Marsh, J. Edward Bromberg, Douglas Fowley, Harold Huber, Donald Woods, Louise Henry, Joan Woodbury, Leon Ames, Marc Lawrence ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1937-09-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Charlie Chan at the Olympics
6.

Charlie Chan at the Olympics

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Get ready for a Gold Medal murder mystery! This "tense, thrilling mystery" ('California Congress of Parents and Teachers') pits Charlie Chan against international spies who are using the Berlin Olympic games as the perfect cover...for cold-blooded murder!

Starring: Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille, Pauline Moore, Allan Lane, Keye Luke, C. Henry Gordon, John Eldredge, Layne Tom Jr., Jonathan Hale, Morgan Wallace ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1937-05-21
7.

Marked Woman

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In the underworld of Manhattan, a woman dares to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters.

Starring: Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell, Mayo Methot, Eduardo Ciannelli, Rosalind Marquis, Jane Bryan, Allen Jenkins, Mark Strong ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1937-04-10
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo
8.

Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Although Charlie and Lee are in Monaco for an art exhibit, they become caught up in a feud between rival financiers which involves the Chan's in a web of blackmail and murder.

Starring: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Virginia Field, Sidney Blackmer, Harold Huber, Kay Linaker, Robert Kent, Edward Raquello, George Lynn, Louis Mercier ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1937-12-17
9.

Think Fast, Mr. Moto

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

When his import/export business infiltrated by international diamond smugglers, Mr. Moto must follow a trail of clues littered with beautiful women, glittering gems and deadly assassins. Making his way from the mysterious streets of San Francisco's Chinatown to the dark and dangerous alleys of Shanghai, Mr. Moto will stop at nothing to bring the culprits to justice...even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice!

Starring: Peter Lorre, Virginia Field, Thomas Beck, Sig Ruman, Murray Kinnell, John Rogers, Lotus Long, George Cooper, J. Carrol Naish, Frederick Vogeding ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1937-07-23
10.

The Last Gangster

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A crime boss goes searching for his ex-wife and son after a ten-year prison stint. His old gang has other plans though, and use the child to try and make him disclose the location of the loot he hid before going to the slammer.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart, Rose Stradner, Lionel Stander, Douglas Scott, John Carradine, Sidney Blackmer, Grant Mitchell, Edward Brophy, Alan Baxter ..
Directed by: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 1937-11-12
11.

Dark Journey

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Madeline Goddard, is a British double agent who meets and falls in love with a German spy Baron Karl Von Marwitz during World War I. This tale of espionage blends high adventure and romance making perfect order from wartime chaos and growing in faith from despair.

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Conrad Veidt, Joan Gardner, Anthony Bushell, Ursula Jeans, Margery Pickard, Eliot Makeham, Austin Trevor, Sam Livesey, Edmund Willard ..
Directed by: Victor Saville
Release date: 1937-07-02
12.

Thank You, Mr. Moto

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Mr. Moto Heads to China on a quest for seven ancient scrolls that reveal the location of Genghis Khan's tomb—a crypt filled with fabulous treasure! But Moto isn't the only one stalking the scrolls—so is a shadowy band of thieves. But when his ruthless rivals go too far, the mild-mannered detective's quest for antiquities becomes a passion for vengeance—because if he can't bring these villains to justice... he'll bring them to their knees.

Starring: Peter Lorre, Thomas Beck, Pauline Frederick, Jayne Regan, Sidney Blackmer, Sig Ruman, John Carradine, Wilhelm von Brincken, Nedda Harrigan, Philip Ahn ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1937-12-24
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Smash and Grab
13.

Smash and Grab

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

John Forrest, an insurance investigator with a weakness for model railways, is on the trail of a gang of smash-and-grab thieves targeting Europe's most prestigious jewellers. As the chase leads him to Ireland, Forrest finds he needs help and who better to call upon than his impossibly elegant, highly capable wife, Alice?

Starring: Jack Buchanan, Elsie Randolph, Arthur Margetson, Anthony Holles, Edmund Willard, Lawrence Grossmith, Zoe Wynn, Edward Lexy, Nigel Fitzgerald, Laurence Hanray ..
Directed by: Tim Whelan
Release date: 1937-09-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Non-Stop New York
14.

Non-Stop New York

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A young woman finds herself as the intended victim of a murder plot on a transatlantic flight from London to New York.

Starring: John Loder, Anna Lee, Francis L. Sullivan, Frank Cellier, Desmond Tester, Athene Seyler, William Dewhurst, Drusilla Wills, Jerry Verno, James Pirrie ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1937-09-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Lancer Spy
15.

Lancer Spy

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.

Starring: Dolores del Río, George Sanders, Peter Lorre, Virginia Field, Sig Ruman, Joseph Schildkraut, Maurice Moscovitch, Lionel Atwill, Luther Adler, Fritz Feld ..
Directed by: Gregory Ratoff
Release date: 1937-10-08
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Bulldog Drummond at Bay
16.

Bulldog Drummond at Bay

2.7
5.8/10 IMDB

Bulldog Drummond goes up against foreign agents who are trying to steal plans for a top-secret aircraft.

Starring: John Lodge, Dorothy Mackaill, Victor Jory, Claud Allister, Richard Bird, Hugh Miller, Leslie Perrins, Brian Buchel, Jim Gérald, Maire O'Neill ..
Directed by: Norman Lee
Release date: 1937-05-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Night Club Scandal
17.

Night Club Scandal

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

When Dr. Ernest Tindal's wife is murdered, evidence mounts to convict her lover, Frank Marian. But Frank knows he didn't do it.....

Starring: John Barrymore, Lynne Overman, Louise Campbell, Charles Bickford, Harvey Stephens, J. Carrol Naish, Evelyn Brent, Elizabeth Patterson, Cecil Cunningham, Barlowe Borland ..
Directed by: Ralph Murphy
Release date: 1937-11-11
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Love from a Stranger
18.

Love from a Stranger

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Ann Harding plays a lovely but somewhat naive young woman who goes on a European vacation after winning a lottery. Swept off her feet by charming Basil Rathbone, Harding finds herself married before she is fully able to grasp the situation. Slowly but surely, Rathbone's loving veneer crumbles; when he casually asks Harding to sign a document turning her entire fortune over to him, she deduces that her days are numbered.

Starring: Ann Harding, Basil Rathbone, Binnie Hale, Bruce Seton, Jean Cadell, Bryan Powley, Joan Hickson, Donald Calthrop, Eugene Leahy, Ben Williams ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1937-04-18
19.

Bulldog Drummond Escapes

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Drummond manages to save a woman from jumping in front of his car but she runs away with his car. He traces her and she asks him to help her out of a dangerous situation.

Starring: Ray Milland, Guy Standing, Heather Angel, Reginald Denny, Porter Hall, Fay Holden, E. E. Clive, Walter Kingsford, P.J. Kelly, Charles McNaughton ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1937-01-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
20.

Bulldog Drummond Comes Back

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Drummond's girlfriend is kidnapped by his enemies and he along with his friend Nielsen, an inspector from Scotland Yard, follow the trail and try to rescue her from the kidnappers.

Starring: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny, E. E. Clive, J. Carrol Naish, Helen Freeman, Zeffie Tilbury, John Sutton, Rita Page ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1937-09-24
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Dick Tracy
21.

Dick Tracy

2.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Dick Tracy's foe for this serial is the crime boss and Masked Mystery Villain The Spider/The Lame One and his Spider Ring. In the process of various crimes, including using his Flying wing and sound weapon to destroy the Bay Bridge in San Francisco and stealing an experimental "Speed Plane", the Spider captures Dick Tracy's brother, Gordon. The Spider's minion, Dr. Moloch, performs a brain operation on Gordon Tracy to turn him evil, making him secretly part of the Spider Ring and so turning brother against brother.

Starring: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette, Lee Van Atta, John Picorri, Carleton Young, Fred Hamilton, Francis X. Bushman, John Dilson, Richard Beach ..
Directed by: Alan James, Ray Taylor
Release date: 1937-02-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Catch as Catch Can
22.

Catch as Catch Can

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

On board a luxury liner, young Barbara Standish attempts to smuggle stolen jewels from France to America

Starring: James Mason, Viki Dobson, Eddie Pola, Finlay Currie, John Warwick, Margaret Rutherford, Eddie Pola, Paul Blake, James Mageean, Eva Hudson ..
Directed by: Roy Kellino
Release date: 1937-07-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Amateur Crook
23.

Amateur Crook

1.4
5.0/10 IMDB

Jerry Cummings, a mining engineer, has pledged a large diamond on a short-term note to a pair of crooked loan sharks, Crone and Jan Jaffin, and heads for Mexico. His daughter Betsy, posing as a jewel thief called Mary Layton, is working to keep the crooks from absconding with the jewel, and her efforts are hindered greatly by an artist, Jimmy Baxter, who thinks she is a crook and Crone and Jaffin the good guys.

Starring: Bruce Bennett, Joan Barclay, Monte Blue, Jack Mulhall, Vivien Oakland, Jimmy Aubrey, Fuzzy Knight, Henry Roquemore, Edward Earle, Forrest Taylor ..
Directed by: Sam Katzman
Release date: 1937-12-10
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Café Colette
24.

Café Colette

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A diplomat falls in love with an exiled Russian princess.

Starring: Paul Cavanagh, Greta Nissen, Sally Gray, Bruce Seton, Paul Blake, Donald Calthrop ..
Directed by: Paul L. Stein
Release date: 1937-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1937 : Under Secret Orders
25.

Under Secret Orders

0.0
6.3/10 IMDB

During the First World War, a woman doctor falls in love with one of her patients who turns out to be a German spy. She herself ends up working for German intelligence.

Starring: Dita Parlo, John Loder, Erich von Stroheim, Claire Luce, Gyles Isham, John Abbott, Anthony Holles, Edward Lexy, Stewart Granger, Clifford Evans ..
Directed by: Edmond T. Gréville
Release date: 1937-12-06

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