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Movies: Popular Movies of 1932

Movies in chronological context: 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1932nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 932nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 32nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1930s decade. ()

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Freaks(1932)

NR
| 1h 2min | Drama, Horror
3.9/5 (with 358 votes)

A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Scarface(1932)

1h 33min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 175 votes)

A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.

The Mummy(1932)

NR
| 1h 13min | Horror
3.5/5 (with 172 votes)

An ancient Egyptian priest named Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition finds his mummy and one of the archaeologists accidentally reads an ancient life-giving spell. Imhotep escapes from the field site and searches for the reincarnation of the soul of his lover.

Vampyr(1932)

PG-13
| 1h 14min | Horror, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 136 votes)

Traveler Allan Gray arrives in the village of Courtempierre and takes lodgings in a small inn. Gray has a great interest in the supernatural, particularly vampires. He's barely settled in when he feels a sinister force descending upon him. In the night an old man enters his room to tell him 'she must not die'. One of the old man's daughters, Leone, has been bitten by a vampire. In order to break the curse, Gray and Leone's sister Gisele must find the original vampire and drive a stake through her heart.

Grand Hotel(1932)

NR
| 1h 52min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 93 votes)

Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through worry, scandal, and heartache.

Trouble in Paradise(1932)

NR
| 1h 23min | Comedy, Crime, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 76 votes)

Thief Gaston Monescu and pickpocket Lily are partners in crime and love. Working for perfume company executive Mariette Colet, the two crooks decide to combine their criminal talents to rob their employer. Under the alias of Monsieur Laval, Gaston uses his position as Mariette's personal secretary to become closer to her. However, he takes things too far when he actually falls in love with Mariette, and has to choose between her and Lily.

White Zombie(1932)

NR
| 1h 7min | Horror
3.0/5 (with 73 votes)

In Haiti, a wealthy landowner convinces a sorcerer to lure the American woman he has fallen for away from her fiance, only to have the madman decide to keep the woman for himself, as a zombie.

The Old Dark House(1932)

NR
| 1h 12min | Comedy, Horror
3.5/5 (with 70 votes)

Seeking shelter from a relentless rainstorm and landslides in a remote region of Wales, five travelers are admitted to a large foreboding old house that belongs to the extremely strange Femm family. Sepulchral Horace Femm and his obsessive, inhospitable sister Rebecca are the group's peculiar hosts. The house also holds surprises - and a brutish mute manservant named Morgan.

The Most Dangerous Game(1932)

NR
| 1h 3min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 70 votes)

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.

The Music Box(1932)

NR
| 29min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 69 votes)

The Laurel & Hardy Moving Co. have a challenging job on their hands (and backs): hauling a player piano up a monumental flight of stairs to Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen's house. Their task is complicated by a sassy nursemaid and, unbeknownst to them, the impatient Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen himself. But the biggest problem is the force of gravity, which repeatedly pulls the piano back down to the bottom of the stairs.

Island of Lost Souls(1932)

3.5/5 (with 62 votes)

An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.

Horse Feathers(1932)

NR
| 1h 8min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 62 votes)

Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley U, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin U.

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I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang(1932)

1h 32min | Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 60 votes)

A World War I veteran’s dreams of becoming a master architect evaporate in the cold light of economic realities. Things get even worse when he’s falsely convicted of a crime and sent to work on a chain gang.

Shanghai Express(1932)

3.5/5 (with 58 votes)

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

Tarzan the Ape Man(1932)

1h 40min | Action, Adventure
3.3/5 (with 57 votes)

James Parker and Harry Holt are on an expedition in Africa in search of the elephant burial grounds that will provide enough ivory to make them rich. Parker's beautiful daughter Jane arrives unexpectedly to join them. Jane is terrified when Tarzan and his ape friends abduct her, but when she returns to her father's expedition she has second thoughts about leaving Tarzan.

Flowers and Trees(1932)

NR
| 8min | Animation
3.4/5 (with 47 votes)

A jealous stump threatens two trees that are in love by starting a forest fire. When the rain comes and puts out the fire the forest revives and celebrates the wedding.

Directed by Burt Gillett

A Farewell to Arms(1932)

1h 29min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.2/5 (with 37 votes)

A tale of the World War I love affair, begun in Italy, between American ambulance driver Lt. Frederic Henry and British nurse Catherine Barkley. Eventually separated by Frederic's transfer, tremendous challenges and difficult decisions face each as the war rages on.

Santa's Workshop(1932)

NR
| 7min | Animation
3.2/5 (with 35 votes)

Santa's little helpers must hurry to finish the toys before Christmas Day.

Directed by Wilfred Jackson

I Was Born, But...(1932)

1h 31min | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 33 votes)

Two young brothers become the leaders of a gang of kids in their neighborhood. Ozu's charming film is a social satire that draws from the antics of childhood as well as the tragedy of maturity.

Blonde Venus(1932)

1h 33min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 32 votes)

American chemist Ned Faraday marries a German entertainer and starts a family. However, he becomes poisoned with Radium and needs an expensive treatment in Germany to have any chance at being cured. Wife Helen returns to night club work to attempt to raise the money and becomes popular as the Blonde Venus. In an effort to get enough money sooner, she prostitutes herself to millionaire Nick Townsend.

Boudu Saved from Drowning(1932)

1h 24min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

Michel Simon gives one of the most memorable performances in screen history as Boudu, a Parisian tramp who takes a suicidal plunge into the Seine and is rescued by a well-to-do bookseller, Edouard Lestingois. The Lestingois family decides to take in the irrepressible bum, and he shows his gratitude by shaking the household to its foundations. With Boudu Saved from Drowning, legendary director Jean Renoir takes advantage of a host of Parisian locations and the anarchic charms of his lead actor to create an effervescent satire of the bourgeoisie.

Murders in the Rue Morgue(1932)

3.2/5 (with 27 votes)

In 19th Century Paris, the maniacal Dr. Mirakle abducts young women and injects them with ape blood in an attempt to prove ape-human kinship. He constantly meets failure as the abducted women die. Medical student Pierre Dupin discovers what Mirakle is doing too late to prevent the abduction of his girlfriend Camille. Now he desperately tries to enlist the help of the police to get her back.

Number Seventeen(1932)

1h 3min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 27 votes)

A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery, but a detective is on their trail.

County Hospital(1932)

NR
| 19min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 24 votes)

Ollie is in the hospital with a broken leg. When Stan comes to visit him, total chaos ensues.

Helpmates(1932)

20min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 23 votes)

Ollie's house is a mess after a wild party from the previous night. Ollie receives a telegram from his wife (who is on vacation in Chicago), which tells him that she is returning home in the afternoon. Fearing his wife's wrath he calls Stan over to help him clean up. Things go downhill and they make more mess not less.

Minnie the Moocher(1932)

3.4/5 (with 22 votes)

Betty Boop and Bimbo run away from home, but that night they are scared by a chorus of ghosts singing the title song.

Directed by Dave Fleischer

Three on a Match(1932)

1h 3min | Crime, Drama
3.2/5 (with 21 votes)

Mary, Vivian and Ruth are former schoolmates who do some catching up after a chance meeting. Of the three women, Vivian, who married successful lawyer Robert, seems to have the most glamorous life. Vivian really isn't satisfied though, and soon deserts Robert and her son for Mike, a mobster. Before long, Vivian is hooked on drugs, and Mike needs cash.

The Mask of Fu Manchu(1932)

2.8/5 (with 21 votes)

The villainous Dr. Fu Manchu races against a team of Englishmen to find the tomb of Ghengis Khan, because he wants to use the relics to cause an uprising in the East to wipe out the white race.

Love Me Tonight(1932)

3.3/5 (with 21 votes)

A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order to collect a sizeable bill from an aristocrat, only to fall in love with an aloof young princess.

Towed in a Hole(1932)

NR
| 21min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 21 votes)

Although they are successful fishmongers, Stan convinces Ollie that they should become fishermen too, but making a boat seaworthy isn't an easy task.

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