1931 Crime Movies

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Daughter of the Dragon(1931)

| 1h 10min | Crime, Drama
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

At her Chinese father's bidding, a woman goes to murder an enemy and meets a Scotland Yard detective.

The Secret Six(1931)

| 1h 23min | Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

Bootlegger/cafe owner, Johnny Franks recruits crude working man Scorpio to join his gang, masterminded by crooked criminal defense lawyer Newton. Scorpio eventually takes over Frank's operation, beats a rival gang, becomes wealthy and dominates the city for several years until a secret group of 6 masked businessmen have him prosecuted and sent to the electric chair.

The Man Who Committed the Murder(1931)

1h 11min | Drama
2.6/5 (with 2 votes)

The story is about Conrad Veidt as military attache in Turkey where he learns to know an English consul (Heinrich George) and his attractive wife who is treated badly. They begin an affair and soon the husband proves to be an obstacle that has to be disposed of.

The Galloping Ghost(1931)

3h 46min | Action
1.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A gambling ring run out of the Mogul Taxi company is intent on fixing college football games. Football star Harold "Red" Grange is a target for the gamblers, whose thugs try to eliminate Grange from playing. Grange's buddy Buddy is himself vulnerable to blackmail, since he has broken team rules by marrying. The crooks use all their wiles to keep Grange and Buddy from leading their team to victory.

Chin Chin Chinaman(1931)

52min | Crime

A crime film directed by Guy Newall.

Directed by Guy Newall - With Elizabeth Allan

The Lawyer's Secret(1931)

| 1h 10min | Crime, Drama
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Sailor Joe Hart, who is spending his shore leave at a gambling joint, sells his gun to young Laurie Roberts after losing terribly. After Hart again loses his last dime, he leaves the joint and steals a car in order to return to his ship. Later that night, a tough gambler named "The Weasel" convinces Laurie, who also lost badly, that Baldy, the joint's owner, is crooked, and they both return to the joint to break open the safe. During the holdup, The Weasel kills Baldy with Joe's gun and, after being picked up for speeding, Joe is arrested for murder.

Directed by Louis J. Gasnier - With Clive Brook

Creeping Shadows(1931)

1h 19min | Drama, Crime

Three victims plot to murder a retired informer.

Directed by J.O.C. Orton - With Franklin Dyall

Night Beat(1931)

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

A young couple finds themselves mixed up with mobsters planning to rob a warehouse.

Directed by George B. Seitz - With Jack Mulhall

Down River(1931)

1h 13min | Crime

A murderous skipper involved in dope trafficking.

Directed by Peter Godfrey - With Charles Laughton

The daredevil(1931)

1h 26min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

Harbour policeman Hans and his companion rescue a young woman from water during their night watch, to find out she is connected with a jewel robbery in which a gangster now owner of an hippodrome, an out jailed one and his mistress now mixed up with an American millionaire weave some obscure plans.

Before the Jury(1931)

1h 10min | Drama, Mystery

During a reception in a villa, wealthy banker Calandri is killed in the park with a gunshot. The gamekeeper Barra is immediately arrested, but he declares himself innocent. During the trial it turns out that the defendant had threatened the victim, guilty of courting his sister-in-law. But the deposition of a journalist present at the party soon leads to discover the existence of a dense network of equivocal relations between the victim, the guests and the servants. This judicial setting drama is allegedly the second Italian sound film after "The Song of Love", made using the RCA Photophone recording technique, and is also considered to be the first Italian detective film, a precursor to the later genre of Giallo films.


1h 25min | Drama

When a prostitute is murdered in a cheap Berlin boarding house, an investigating judge suspects that the killer is her boyfriend, unaware that his own son and daughter are also mixed up in the case.

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A Private Scandal(1931)

0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

There is a sensational jewel robbery at the home of one of the leaders of the Boston Back Bay aristocracy, and a Count d'Alencourt is arrested on the basis of a long police record involving jewel thefts and later convicted. The story follows the activities of his accomplices who escape, led by Daniel Treve. Daniel and a gang-member hide out in a small Connecticut town, where Danny marries a local girl, Mary Gate, when her guardians try to railroad her in a reform school when she refuses to marry their son. She is the innocent means by which Danny gets the stolen jewels to New York. Danny tells her he only went through with the marriage to save her, and gives her money to live on until she can obtain a position. He them leaves New York determined to quit the rackets and make himself worthy of her. She then provides the way in which he can.

Directed by Charles Hutchison

The Mystery of the Red Cat(1931)

1h 21min | Comedy, Crime

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Erich Schönfelder

Lucky children(1931)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Alexander Esway - With Dina Gralla


57min | Crime

The estranged son of a newspaper owner returns to his father's good favour by unmasking a gang of criminals.

The Ringer(1931)

| 1h 15min | Thriller, Crime

Scotland Yard detectives hunt for a dangerous criminal who has recently returned to England.

Air Eagles(1931)

Two former WWI aces from opposite sides, Bill Ramsey and Otto Shumann, in the best tradition of Eddie Rickenbacker and the Red Baron, barnstorm their way across the Poverty Row skies of middle-America while competing for daredevil honors and the favors of the lovely Eve.


1h | Drama, Crime
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A gray-haired convict, within the shadows of the gallows, tells his story to the prison chaplain beginning twenty years earlier when he was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.

Directed by Louis J. Gasnier - With Clive Brook

Enemies of the Law(1931)

| 1h 16min | Crime

The Lady cop Florence Vinton goes undercover to get the goods on rival gangsters Eddie Swan and Larry Marsh. Just at the point in which Florence looks like she's going to be rubbed out, Swan and Marsh shoot each other down.

The Lawless Woman(1931)

| 1h 3min | Crime, Drama

Dancer June Page is charged with the murder of gangster "Honest Ed" Baker. Allan Perry, an ambitious journalist at the dawn of his career, seeks at all costs to cover the case to obtain exclusivity and impress his hierarchy. He falls in love with the young woman, but Ed Baker's former friends, determined to take revenge, have not said their last word ...

The Man They Couldn't Arrest(1931)

1h 12min | Crime, Drama

An amateur detective goes on the trail of a gang of violent criminals.

Directed by T. Hayes Hunter - With Hugh Wakefield

Defenders of the Law(1931)

A gang of racketeers, with the aid of a high-ranking city official has control of a big-city, and the police plant an undercover cop to gather evidence against the hoodlums - except the police keep telling the wrong person what they are up to.

Directed by Joseph Levering

About an investigation(1931)

1h 33min | Crime, Drama

During an inquest after a woman is killed, the judge suspects his own son. The woman's lover had been friendly with the son and he was also supposed to be married to the judge's daughter.

Contraband Love(1931)

1h 7min | Crime

'Cornwall. Detective poses as escaped convict to catch smugglers.' (British Film Catalogue)

Directed by Sidney Morgan - With C. Aubrey Smith

Detective Lloyd(1932)

3h 36min | Crime, Drama

A detective matches wits with a group of thieves out to steal a priceless amulet.

Directed by Henry MacRae, Ray Taylor - With Muriel Angelus, Jack Lloyd


1h 25min | Crime, Drama

A murder takes place in a film studio during the shooting of a new film.

Directed by George King - With Stewart Rome

The House Opposite(1932)

1h 6min | Crime

A Police Officer pursues a gang of blackmailers.

Directed by Walter Summers

The Public Defender(1931)

1h 9min | Mystery, Crime, Drama
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

A mysterious phantom who calls himself The Reckoner vows to expose the crooked bankers who embezzled their company's funds.

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