1942 Crime Movies

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Eyes in the Night(1942)

| 1h 20min | Crime, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

Blind detective Duncan Maclain gets mixed up with enemy agents and murder when he tries to help an old friend with a rebellious stepdaughter.

Night in New Orleans(1942)

1h 15min | Mystery, Crime, Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A policeman's family helps to exonerate him of murder charges in the death of a man he had under interrogation.

Sealed Lips(1942)

| 1h 2min | Crime
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

There's something very odd about Romano, a notorious gangster serving time in the federal pen. For one thing, Romano doesn't sound much like himself. For another, he always seems to be hiding something. Detective Lee suspects that something's amiss, and he's probably right!

Directed by George Waggner - With William Gargan

Busses Roar(1942)

3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

A sergeant saves the day when Axis agents plant a bomb on a bus bound for California oil fields.

Directed by D. Ross Lederman - With Richard Travis

The Trump Card(1942)

1h 45min | Crime, Drama
2.1/5 (with 3 votes)

A man is shot In the hotel of an imaginary South American country. Clarence and Montès, two inspector students, must solve this murder, but they don't know that dead guy is the USA public enemy No.1.

Secrets of a Co-Ed(1942)

1h 7min | Drama, Crime

An attorney's immature college-student daughter becomes romantically involved with a mobster, unaware that a nightclub singer also loves him - or that her father is secretly the mob's leader.

Directed by Joseph H. Lewis

Mug Town(1942)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Steve Bell, Tommy, Pig, Ape, and String are run of town. Steve, while hopping a freight card and trying to avoid the brakeman, is killed. The boys meet Steve's mother, Alice Bell and Tommy is given a job in the storage garage which she owns jointly with Mack Steward. Steve's brother Don Bell is working with some gangsters by tipping them off on valuable merchandise that can be hijacked. Pig, Ape and String overhear Don's plans to use Tommy as the fall guy in the next hijacking.

Directed by Ray Taylor

I Was Framed(1942)

1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A reporter runs from charges by a corrupt politician only to face them years later.

Highways by Night(1942)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A young millionaire (Richard Carlson) joins the real world and meets a maid (Jane Randolph) and mobsters.

Directed by Peter Godfrey - With Richard Carlson

Midnight in Paris(1942)

1h 46min | Mystery, Drama, Crime
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

On a rainy night, eccentric tramp Mr. La Souris finds a corpse. But the body soon vanishes in his car leaving only his wallet. While the police start investigating a missing person report, La Souris concocts a plan to secure his find.

Escape from Crime(1942)

51min | Crime
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

An ex-con becomes a daredevil photojournalist.

City of Silent Men(1942)

The plot revolves around a group of ex-convicts who try to start life anew by relocating in a small town under assumed names. The mayor of the town welcomes the former cons with open arms, helping them re-open a dormant canning factory and encouraging them to hire other reformed criminals.

Directed by William Nigh
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Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood(1942)

1h 8min | Crime, Mystery
2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Blackie receives a call from a friend who asks him to retrieve some money from his apartment and deliver it to him in California. Performing this good deed, he is accused of theft, but is allowed to proceed to Hollywood to help the police find a lost diamond.

L'assassin a peur la nuit(1942)

1h 40min | Crime
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Having pulled off a robbery with his friend Maurice, Olivier leaves his mistress Lola and hides out in a small village in the country. He finds work, thanks to a young man named Gilbert, who introduces him to his sister, Monique. Once the robbery has been all but forgotten, Olivier intends to head back to Paris, but before he goes, he steals money from his employer. In Paris, Olivier wants to say a proper goodbye to Lola, but she is being blackmailed by Jérôme, an antique dealer who has recognized a necklace stolen by Olivier. Before returning to Monique, Olivier calls on Jérôme to recover the necklace.

Tough as They Come(1942)

1h | Drama, Crime

The 'Dead End Kids & Little Tough Guys' are working as collectors for a finance company, when they discover the company's illegal activities and try to stop them.

Directed by William Nigh

Man From Headquarters(1942)

| 1h 4min | Comedy, Crime
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A police reporter solves a murder case in Chicago, then moves on to St. Louis-but not voluntarily, since he has been kidnapped by the minions of the Windy City gang leader against whom he is scheduled to testify.

Directed by Jean Yarbrough

Secrets of the Underground(1942)

| 1h 10min | Crime

With the help of a WAAC group, Mr. District Attorny smashes a Nazi spy-ring that is selling counterfeit War Stamps and Bonds.

Mississippi Gambler(1942)

1h | Crime, Drama

A journalist finds out, that a plantation owner he meets is a gangster the police is looking for, who has changed his face with plastic surgery.

Directed by John Rawlins

Man With Two Lives(1942)

| 1h 5min | Horror, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

A man is brought back from death at the same time a vicious criminal dies in the electric chair. However, the man's soul is now taken over by the electrocuted gangster, who embarks on a vengeful crime wave.

Directed by Phil Rosen

Doctor Crippen(1942)

1h 26min | Crime
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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The Missing Million(1942)

1h 24min | Drama, Mystery
2.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Rex Walton, millionaire man-about-town, mysteriously disappears on the eve of his wedding after an attempt at blackmail by infamous criminal The Panda. His plucky sister Joan aids the police in their investigations, but Rex’s disappearance sets in motion a chain of violent and incomprehensible events when blackmail turns to murder...

Directed by Philip Brandon - With Linden Travers

Eyes of the Underworld(1942)

1h 1min | Crime
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Blackmail and murder in a tale of an auto-theft ring.

Directed by Roy William Neill - With Richard Dix

Police Bullets(1942)

1h 1min | Comedy, Drama

A gangster running a protection racket gets information that he's about to be prosecuted on income-tax-evasion charges. He hires a man with a photographic memory to memorize his books, then destroys them all so the police won't have any evidence to link him to the racket.

Directed by Jean Yarbrough

Chambre 13(1942)

1h 15min | Crime

On a Marseille film set, a street urchin who has been hired as an actor is suspected when both a star and a baroness are robbed.With the help of the boy's neer do well friend the real crooks are tracked down.

Eight Men in a Castle(1942)

1h 33min | Crime

The Paladines write crime novels together. In a cinema, they happen to see a report on the consequences of a shipwreck in which Lieutenant Dupuis tells about the death of an old man in the lifeboat carrying the survivors. Husband and wife agree that this could be the starting point of a new story and go and see Dupuis to get more details about the drama. When they come to his hotel Dupuis is dead with a bullet in his head. Police characterizes the death as suicide but Paladine has found a train ticket in the dead man's pocket. With his wife he takes the train to the specified destination, somewhere in the provinces...

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