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Kriminalfilme der 1940er Jahre

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Es wurden 120 Filme für diese Auswahl gefunden (Seite 1/4):

Tote schlafen fest(1946)

FSK: ab 16 Jahre
| 1 Std. 56 Min. | Krimi, Mystery, Thriller
3,9/5 (bei 299 Stimmen)

Privatdetektiv Philip Marlowe wird von Millionär Sternwood beauftragt, eine Bande von Erpressern unschädlich zu machen. Bevor er mit seiner Arbeit beginnt, trifft er auf die beiden exzentrischen Töchter Sternwoods, Vivian und Carmen. Kurz darauf, nachdem er einem schwunghaften Handel mit pornographischer Literatur auf die Spur gekommen ist, findet er die unter Rauschgift stehende Carmen neben der Leiche eines der Erpresser. Im Anschluß häufen sich die Leichen und Marlowe selbst entgeht nur knapp dem Tod, bevor er schließlich Vivian in seine Arme schließen kann.

Die Spur des Falken(1941)

FSK: ab 12 Jahre
| 1 Std. 41 Min. | Mystery, Krimi, Thriller
3,9/5 (bei 486 Stimmen)

Im Auftrag einer Frau beschattet Privatdetektiv Miles Archer einen Mann. Doch schnell entwickelt sich der anfängliche Routineauftrag für Archers Partner, den hartgesottenen, zynischen Sam Spade zu einer heimtückischen Falle: Als sowohl Archer als auch der zu beschattende Mann ermordet werden, gerät Spade selber unter Mordverdacht. Bei seinen Recherchen stößt er auf eine Gruppe zwielichtiger Gestalten, die alle einer wertvollen Statue hinterherjagen: dem geheimnisvollen Malteser Falken.

The Great Piggy Bank Robbery(1946)

3,4/5 (bei 21 Stimmen)

While reading his favorite comic book, Daffy accidentally knocks himself unconscious and dreams he's Duck Twacy, famous detective, trying to solve the case of the missing piggy banks. Taking a streetcar (conducted by Porky Pig, in a non-speaking cameo role) to the gangsters' hideout, he meets up with such grotesque criminals as Pickle Puss, Eighty-Eight Teeth and Neon Noodle.

Gespenster im Schloß(1943)

FSK: ab 12 Jahre
| 1 Std. 8 Min. | Krimi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3,6/5 (bei 21 Stimmen)

Holmes und Watson jagen im Schloss der Musgraves einen Serienmörder. Bei ihren Ermittlungen stoßen die beiden auf einen vergessenen Schatz, der im Keller des Schlosses versteckt liegen soll - und mit einem menschlichen Schachbrett in Verbindung zu stehen scheint.

The Saint Takes Over(1940)

1 Std. 9 Min. | Krimi, Mystery
3,2/5 (bei 3 Stimmen)

The Saint Takes Over, released in 1940 by RKO Pictures, was the fifth motion picture featuring the adventures of Simon Templar, a.k.a. "The Saint" the Robin Hood-inspired crimefighter created by Leslie Charteris. George Sanders returned as Templar, with Wendy Barrie playing his latest romantic conquest in her second of three appearances in the Saint film series (playing a different role each time). This film focuses on the character of Inspector Henry Farnack (Jonathan Hale), who appeared in several of the Saint series. When Farnack is framed by a gang he is investigating, it is up to The Saint to clear his name.

Invisible Ghost(1941)

1 Std. 4 Min. | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
2,7/5 (bei 11 Stimmen)

The town's leading citizen is a man victim of homicidal impulses beyond his control. He is being controlled by his wife who had left him for another man. She was involved in a car accident that has left her brain damaged and is kept in the basement, in secret, by Kessler's gardener.

Johnny Angel(1945)

1 Std. 19 Min. | Krimi, Drama
3,0/5 (bei 8 Stimmen)

George Raft plays a sailor who sets out to solve his father's mysterious death.

Fear(1946)

1 Std. 8 Min. | Krimi, Drama, Mystery
2,0/5 (bei 4 Stimmen)

B-movie film noir take on Crime and Punishment. A college student gets deeper and deeper in trouble when he takes a loan from a shady college professor.

The Golden Eye(1948)

1 Std. 9 Min. | Krimi, Mystery, Thriller
2,8/5 (bei 4 Stimmen)

A gold mine in Arizona, that was formerly losing a lot of money, suddenly turns into a veritable money-making machine. However, the owner, instead of being happy about his now profitable business, insists to Charlie that something is fishy and that someone is out to murder him. Charlie and his "crew" travel to the mine, pretending to be tourists staying at a nearby dude ranch so as not to arouse suspicion, and discover that the owner may well be right--it looks like the mine is being used as a cover for criminal activities, and that someone is indeed out to murder him.

Regie: William Beaudine - Schauspieler: Roland Winters

C-Man(1949)

1 Std. 15 Min. | Krimi
2,2/5 (bei 5 Stimmen)

A customs agent follows a jewel smuggler's trail of corpses from Paris to New York.

Regie: Joseph Lerner - Schauspieler: John Carradine, Dean Jagger

Parole, Inc.(1948)

1 Std. 11 Min. | Krimi, Drama, Thriller
2,4/5 (bei 4 Stimmen)

A federal agent's life is in danger when he's exposed while investigating a parole scheme.

Regie: Alfred Zeisler - Schauspieler: Michael O'Shea, Turhan Bey, Evelyn Ankers, Virginia Lee

Charlie Chan im Wachsfigurenkabinett(1940)

1 Std. 3 Min. | Krimi, Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Komödie
4,0/5 (bei 6 Stimmen)

Dem Raubmörder Steve McBirney gelingt es, aus dem Gerichtssaal zu flüchten. McBirney will sich an Charly Chan rächen, weil der ihn hinter Gitter gebracht hat. Der zwielichtign Schönheitschirurg Pofessor Cream bietet dem Verbrecher seine Hilfe an.

Regie: Lynn Shores - Schauspieler: Sidney Toler, Victor Sen Yung, C. Henry Gordon, Marc Lawrence
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Dear Murderer(1947)

1 Std. 30 Min. | Thriller
3,0/5 (bei 5 Stimmen)

When a man discovers his wife is having an affair, he commits the perfect crime.

I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes(1948)

1 Std. 10 Min. | Krimi, Mystery
2,6/5 (bei 4 Stimmen)

Around Christmas time, a woman tries to prove the innocence of her dancer husband jailed for a crime she just knows he didn't commit.

Cover Up(1949)

1 Std. 22 Min. | Mystery
3,3/5 (bei 4 Stimmen)

Insurance investigator Sam Donovan is looking into the apparent suicide of a man in a small Midwestern town. All clues leads him into suspecting murder. Unfortunately, no one wants to assist him with the case, including Sheriff Larry Best.

Charlie Chan in the Secret Service(1944)

1 Std. 3 Min. | Komödie, Krimi, Mystery
2,7/5 (bei 9 Stimmen)

Charlie Chan is an agent of the US government working in Washington DC and he is assigned to investigate the murder of the inventor of a highly advanced torpedo. Aiding Chan is his overeager but dull-witted son Tommy and his daughter Iris.

Regie: Phil Rosen

Alias Boston Blackie(1942)

1 Std. 7 Min. | Mystery, Drama
2,9/5 (bei 3 Stimmen)

It is the Christmas Holidays and reformed thief, Boston Blackie goes to Castle Theater to pick up players who will perform for prisoners that are still in prison. He takes a girl with him who has a brother already in prison. She has visited the prison twice in the month, so is not suppose to visit again. However when the group is completed the girl is included as well as Inspector Farrady. One of the clowns in the show is kidnapped and replaced by a con who wants to get even with two ex-partners. Boston Blackie figures out that a con has replaced one of his clowns but is unable to stop him. Blackie's clothes are stolen and a murder is committed. Of course, the Inspector immediately suspects Blackie of being involved. Now it is Blackie's job to find the killer, exonerate himself and help the girl free her brother.

Regie: Lew Landers - Schauspieler: Chester Morris, Adele Mara

Charlie Chan in Panama(1940)

1 Std. 6 Min. | Krimi, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Komödie
3,6/5 (bei 6 Stimmen)

Als Hutmacher getarnt will Superdetektiv Charlie Chan in Panama einen Sabotageakt gegen die USA verhindern. Wichtige Informationen erhofft er sich von Mr. Godley. Doch der bricht tot zusammen, bevor er etwas sagen kann.

Strange Illusion(1945)

1 Std. 27 Min. | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3,1/5 (bei 5 Stimmen)

An adolescent believes that his widowed mother's suitor may have murdered his father.

So Dark the Night(1946)

1 Std. 11 Min. | Krimi, Drama
3,0/5 (bei 10 Stimmen)

Inspector Cassin, a renowned Paris detective, departs to the country for a much-needed break. There he falls in love with the innkeeper’s daughter, Nanette, who is already betrothed to a local farmer. On the evening of their engagement party, Nanette and the farmer both disappear. Cassin takes up the case immediately to discover what happened to them and who is responsible.

Regie: Joseph H. Lewis - Schauspieler: Steven Geray

Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat(1944)

1 Std. 6 Min. | Mystery, Komödie, Krimi, Thriller
3,2/5 (bei 5 Stimmen)

To solve the murder of a man shot in a locked room, Chan must wade through a Fun House, the writings of an unscrupulous author, and chess pieces.

Regie: Phil Rosen

Jungle Goddess(1948)

1,0/5 (bei 4 Stimmen)

When a plane carrying the daughter of a millionaire crashes in an African jungle, two pilots set out to collect the reward. They discover that she has become the goddess of a primitive tribe. An insurgent witch doctor and fierce wild animals make escape from the jungle difficult for the trio.

Regie: Lewis D. Collins - Schauspieler: George Reeves, Ralph Byrd

A Dangerous Profession(1949)

1 Std. 19 Min. | Krimi
2,8/5 (bei 5 Stimmen)

A cop-turned-bail bondsman gets involved in a murder investigation.

High Tide(1947)

1 Std. 12 Min. | Mystery, Krimi
2,7/5 (bei 3 Stimmen)

A car accident traps two men inside a car near the water. With the tide coming in, they discuss the circumstances that leading up to the accident.

Regie: John Reinhardt - Schauspieler: Lee Tracy, Francis Ford

Anklage - Mord(1947)

1 Std. 39 Min. | Krimi, Drama
3,1/5 (bei 8 Stimmen)

Nachdem ein hirngeschädigter Mann einen Mord gesteht und in eine Bezirksanstalt eingewiesen wird, versucht Dr. Ann Lorrison (Audrey Totter) seine Unschuld zu beweisen.

City Across the River(1949)

1 Std. 31 Min. | Krimi, Drama
2,7/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

Brooklyn youth Frank Cusack, good son and brother by day, is a gang member by night. The Dukes, seemingly likable dead-end-kids, are dangerously involved with racketeer Gaggsy Steens. Despite the efforts of Franks's parents, he and pal Benny get involved in a serious crime. Can Stan Albert, head of the community center, prevent them from becoming full-time crooks?

Regie: Maxwell Shane - Schauspieler: Stephen McNally

The Iron Curtain(1948)

1 Std. 27 Min. | Mystery, Thriller
3,0/5 (bei 5 Stimmen)

The Iron Curtain is based on the actual 1945 case of Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko, (Dana Andrews), who, after careful training, was assigned to the U.S.S.R. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada in the midst of World War II. Eventually, Gouzenko defected with 109 pages of material implicating several high level Canadian officials, outlined the steps taken to secure information about the the details of the nuclear bomb via numerous sleeper cells established throughout North America. The scandal that resulted when details of this case were publicized by American columnist Drew Pearson in early 1946 involved Canada, Britain and the United States.

Bondes Eis(1948)

1 Std. 13 Min. | Krimi, Drama, Romantik / Liebe
2,9/5 (bei 10 Stimmen)

A golddigging femme fatale leaves a trail of men behind her, rich and poor, alive and dead.

Der Mann mit der Totenmaske(1946)

2 Std. 47 Min. | Abenteuer, Action, Krimi
2,3/5 (bei 3 Stimmen)

Der Crimson Ghost ist ein Verbrecher, dessen Identität niemandem bekannt ist. Er versucht in den Besitz der Strahlenkanone Cyclotrode zu gelangen und befiehlt seinen Handlangern die tödliche Waffe oder Teile von ihr zu besorgen. Er kommuniziert über Radiofunk. Seine Lakaien tragen alle ein Halsband, welches den Träger bei Missachten von Befehlen durch den Crimson Ghost ferngesteuert tötet. Das Halsband dient zusätzlich als Sprengfalle. Duncan und Diana vereiteln in jedem Kapitel das Vorhaben des Crimson Ghosts. Dennoch weiß er über jeden Fortschritt in der Entwicklung der Waffe Bescheid.

Pillow of Death(1945)

1 Std. 6 Min. | Horror, Mystery
3,6/5 (bei 6 Stimmen)

Attorney Wayne Fletcher and his secretary are having an affair, so when Wayne's wife is found smothered to death, he becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigate the murder, a psychic with questionable motives tries to contact the deceased woman. Soon, Wayne begins seeing visions of his dead wife, and other people involved with the case begin to be killed, one by one.

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