1900s Crime Movies

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The Great Train Robbery(1903)

12min | Crime, Action, Western
3.5/5 (with 202 votes)

The clerk at the train station is assaulted and left tied by four men, then they rob the train threatening the operator. (They) take all the money and shoot a passenger when trying to run away. A little girl discovers the clerk tied and gives notice to the sheriff, who at once goes along with his men hunting the bandits.


10min | Drama, Horror, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 21 votes)

A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances.

Sherlock Holmes Baffled(1900)

2.6/5 (with 15 votes)

Sherlock Holmes enters his drawing room to find it being burgled, but on confronting the villain is surprised when the latter disappears.

Directed by Arthur Marvin

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes(1905)

12min | Drama, Crime

The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.

Directed by J. Stuart Blackton - With Kyrle Bellew, J. Barney Sherry

The Fatal Hour(1908)

14min | Crime

This one-reeler is regarded as a Griffith thriller. It engages with the Chinese White slave traffic from the perspective of a female detective, Marion Leonard, whose assignment is to expose and break the traffic ring.

Money Mad(1908)

9min | Crime, Drama
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

The central figure is an old miser, a Harpagon of sorts, who, like Frosine, stashes his ill-gotten money in a secret cellar. While the miser is at the bank, exchanging stolen notes for gold coin, a couple of thugs witness the transaction and see their opportunity-- It seems avarice grips the hearts of all those who'd possess the bag.

The Story of the Kelly Gang(1906)

2.6/5 (with 12 votes)

Just as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) is testimony to German silent film art, The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) symbolises both the birth of the Australian film industry and the emergence of an Australian identity. Even more significantly it heralds the emergence of the feature film format. The Story of the Kelly Gang, directed by Charles Tait in 1906, is the first full-length narrative feature film produced anywhere in the world. Only fragments of the original production of more than one hour are known to exist and are preserved at the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra. (

Directed by Charles Tait, Millard Johnson, William Gibson - With John Tait

History of a Crime(1901)

5min | Drama, Crime
2.9/5 (with 12 votes)

A convicted criminal dreams about his past the night before his execution.

Betrayed by a Handprint(1908)

8min | Crime
1.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Mrs. Wharton, a dashing widow, gives a party at her beautiful villa in honor of the presentation to her of a handsome diamond necklace by her fiancé. During the evening bridge participated in by a number of the guests, among whom is Myrtle Vane. Miss Vane is playing in wretched luck, and is advised several times by Mrs. Wharton to desist, but she still plays on in the vain hopes of the tide of fortune turning, until at last, in the extreme of desperation, she stakes her all and loses. Shame and disgrace stare her in the face. What can she do to recoup her depleted fortune? As one of the guests there is Professor Francois Paracelsus, the eminent palmister, who of course, was called upon to read the palms of those present. Sheets of paper were prepared and each imprinted their hand on a sheet to be read by the erudite soothsayer at his leisure, and so were left on the drawing room table.

The Little Train Robbery(1905)

10min | Action, Crime
2.5/5 (with 4 votes)

In this parody of 1903's "Great Train Robbery", also made by Edwin S. Porter, young bandits rob the passengers of a kiddie train and are chased by police officers.

A Desperate Poaching Affray(1903)

3min | Crime, Action, Drama
2.7/5 (with 6 votes)

Three hunters surprise two poachers in the act. The hunters take umbrage and give chase over fences and through fields. The hunters fire away, but the poachers have guns as well, and a fight ensues with casualties for the hunters. Two cops appear and so do dogs as the chase continues. Will the poachers escape, or will they, like the game they were after, be trapped?

Directed by William Haggar

A Daring Daylight Burglary(1903)

4min | Crime
2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

A thief jumps a fence and removes the shutter from a house. He enters, but a lad who's witnessed the crime runs off to hail the coppers. The first officer on the scene climbs the fence, enters the house, and is soon fighting with the thief on the roof. Falling from the roof, the officer is injured and requires an ambulance. Meanwhile, the thief flees, pursued by more men in blue.

Directed by Frank Mottershaw
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For Love of Gold(1908)

9min | Crime

It is often said there is honor among thieves, but not so, as we shall see in this story. Two denizens of the underworld are seen in their squalid furnished room planning a robbery. Their intended victim is known to hold at all times in his safe at home a large sum of money and a wealth of jewels. Gathering together the tools of their nefarious calling, they start off, arriving at the house shortly after the master had retired for the night.

Tracked by Bloodhounds; or, A Lynching at Cripple Creek(1904)


A tramp kills a generous woman. In revenge, her husband tracks down and lynches the tramp.

Directed by Harry H. Buckwalter

The Bold Bank Robbery(1904)

2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

A gang of criminals plans and executes the robbery of a bank in Philadelphia. However, the police are alerted and a chase through the city's streets ensues.

Burglary at Night(1904)

3min | Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A man hides his valuables under his mattress before going to sleep, blissfully unaware of the two burglars on his roof.

Directed by Gaston Velle
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