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Good Early Crime Movies
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Movie: Up the River ( 1930 )
When paroled trustee Steve and former inmate Judy who try to put their criminal lives behind them are blackmailed, two career criminals come to their rescue.
Movie: The Criminal Code ( 1931 )
After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.
Movie: The Public Enemy ( 1931 )
A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.
Movie: The Little Giant ( 1933 )
When Prohibition ends, a beer baron sees the writing on the wall, quits the rackets, and tries to break into California society.
Movie: Bullets or Ballots ( 1936 )
After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the mob. "Buggs" Fenner thinks Blake is a police agent.
Movie: Fury ( 1936 )
When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to fake his death and frame the mob for his supposed murder.
Movie: Crime and Punishment ( 1936 )
Man is haunted by a murder he's committed.
Movie: Night Key ( 1937 )
The inventor of a new top-of-the-line burglar alarm system is kidnapped by a gang in order to get him to help them commit robberies.
Movie: Black Legion ( 1937 )
When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence.
Movie: The Roaring Twenties ( 1939 )
Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.
Movie: A Date with the Falcon ( 1942 )
Gay Lawrence, aka The Falcon, is about to depart the city to marry his fiancée, Helen Reed, when a mystery girl, Rita Mara, asks for his aid in disposing of a secret formula for making synthetic diamonds. He deliberately allows himself to be kidnapped by the gang for which Rita works. His aide, "Goldy" Locke, trails the kidnappers and brings the police. But the head of the gang escapes, and the Falcon continues the pursuit.
Movie: All Through the Night ( 1942 )
Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs.
Movie: Lady Gangster ( 1942 )
Dot Burton (Faye Emerson) has acted as a decoy in a bank robbery and fails to get away. Her arrest attracts the attention of Ken Phillips (Frank Wilcox), a former childhood sweetheart who believe her innocent until she confesses. But before going to jail she manages to steal the bank's $40,000 from her accomplices and leaves it with her landlady.
Movie: The Big Shot ( 1942 )
Fearing life in prison for a third offense, convict Duke Berne pulls out of an armored car robbery, planned by his crooked lawyer, but he is framed for the robbery anyway.
Movie: The Glass Key ( 1942 )
A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.
Movie: Phantom Lady ( 1944 )
A devoted secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife.
Movie: Criss Cross ( 1949 )
An armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route.
Movie: Tokyo Joe ( 1949 )
An American returns to Tokyo try to pick up threads of his pre-WW2 life there, but finds himself squeezed between criminals and the authorities.
Movie: Highway Dragnet ( 1954 )
Wrongly accused of killing a bar-girl he was seen with earlier, a Korean War vet flees from the police in the company of a woman photographer and her young female model.
Movie: The Desperate Hours ( 1956 )
Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household.
Movie: New Orleans Uncensored ( 1956 )
A Navy veteran purchases a government surplus vessel and becomes involved in the capture of waterfront racketeers.
Movie: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt ( 1957 )
A novelist aided by his future father-in-law conspires to frame himself in the murder of a stripper as part of an effort to ban capital punishment.
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