The Crusader (1932)

 |  Drama  |  5 October 1932 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 40 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Gangsters scheme to get rid of a crusading District Attorney by blackmailing him through his daughter.


(as Frank Strayer)


(screen story), (play)
0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Judge (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A crooked lawyer blackmails a client into a murder plot against his wife.

Director: Elmer Clifton
Stars: Milburn Stone, Katherine DeMille, Paul Guilfoyle
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Robert Newton, Sally Gray, Phil Brown
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A desperate woman turns to prostitution but is saved by true love in this vintage cautionary tale.

Director: Mort Blumenstock
Stars: Bessie Love, Conway Tearle, John Holland
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In this murder mystery, sexy blonde film star Irma Gladden is found dead in her car after shooting the last scene in her film, "Falling Star" at Eminent Studios. The suspects are numerous ... See full summary »

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: Natalie Moorhead, Russell Hopton, J. Farrell MacDonald
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships.

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Emlyn Williams
Certificate: Passed Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Defense Atorney Gerald Waring uses great skill and ingenuity in his efforts to save the life of a boy charged with the murder of his father. Witness after witness piles up damaging evidence... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: H.B. Warner, Sally Blane, Natalie Moorhead
Unholy Love (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An adaptation of Madame Bovary transported to Rye, New York in the 1930's. All characters have been renamed.

Director: Albert Ray
Stars: H.B. Warner, Lila Lee, Beryl Mercer
Shed No Tears (1948)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A wife convinces her husband to fake his death so they can collect on the life insurance. However, he doesn't know that she has been having an affair for some time, and she has plans for the money - and they don't include him.

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Wallace Ford, June Vincent, Mark Roberts
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The lives of a number of the workers and executives in a Manhattan skyscraper are affected by the actions of a philandering and crooked company boss.

Director: Frank R. Strayer
Stars: Mary Brian, Irene Rich, James Hall
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Sarah Padden, John Darrow, Claudia Dell


Cast overview:
Tess Brandon
Phillip Brandon
Lew Cody ...
Jimmie Dale
Ned Sparks ...
Eddie Crane
Walter Byron ...
Joe Carson
John St. Polis ...
Robert Henley
Arthur Hoyt ...
Oscar Shane
Ara Haswell ...
Madge Blake
Joseph W. Girard ...
Chief of Detectives Corrigan
Syd Saylor ...
Harry Smaltz
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Warden John Alton


Gangsters scheme to get rid of a crusading District Attorney by blackmailing him through his daughter.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

5 October 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Should a Woman Tell?  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Jimmie Dale: Have you seen one of the new $100 bils?
Madge: I haven't seen one of the old ones, yet.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Don't Stand in Evelyn Brent's Way!
27 February 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

How can you go wrong spending 60 some odd minutes with the likes of Ned Sparks, Lew Cody, Marceline Day, and the empress of this type of early 30s film, Evelyn Brent? Make no mistake, this is a talking talkie, with very little active action (save Brent parking her DeSoto and tracking through brush to the secret entrance), but you won't notice. The dialogue crackles by, delivered with relish by every actor in the picture. You know what happens when the District Attorney decides he's going to do some house cleaning? Well, eventually, this big plan hits too close to his own home. Naturally, Our Miss Brent has a past. This seems to be of major importance to some, but typically, Brent hardly seems to raise an eyebrow of concern, yet goes through the motions for the sake of her husband, and her husband's randy sister, Marceline Day in a blonde wig and looking so thin she would surely win roles on many of today's popular television shows. The cast is having a swell time, with Walter Byron, Arthur Hoyt, and especially Ned Sparks delivering the goods. It is especially nice to watch the great Lew Cody looking and playing so well. Marceline Day gets a chance to be rather rotten and haughty before diving into more typical simpering Day territory, the difference here is that she asked for it this time! And who's gonna save her? Evelyn Brent is forced to step back into her past, which she wears like a gorgeous beaded gown, and she takes the bulls by their horns. Don't stand in this woman's way! [Brent's wardrobe is especially good in this one, too.] I hope you can find a copy of this gem, we saw a rare screening up at the annual Bay City/Saginaw show, and it was an audience favorite.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Crusader (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: