1920s Crime Movies

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Outside the Law(1921)

3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Silent Madden and his daughter Molly have left the criminal underworld of San Francisco thanks to the wise teachings of Chang Low, a Confucian master. But the evil Black Mike Sylva is determined to frame Madden to avenge a mistake from the past….

The Last Warning(1928)

1h 29min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

A producer decides to reopen a theater, that had been closed five years previously when one of the actors was murdered during a performance, by staging a production of the same play with the remaining members of the original cast.

Exclusive Rights(1926)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Frank O'Connor

Going Crooked(1926)

1h | Crime, Drama

A young women is part a jewel theft ring, but opts out of a robbery because guns will be used. A man gets killed in that operation and the district attorney convicts an innocent man.

Directed by George Melford - With Bessie Love

Below the Deadline(1929)

57min | Crime, Drama
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Beau Nash is a "gentleman crook" who headquarters his gang of jewel thieves in a run-down boardinghouse. When one of his gang, Mike, gets arrested, his sister Claire--aka "Lady Byron"--swears to get revenge. The gang frames Donald, the best friend of the detective who arrested Mike, for a jewelry store robbery. The detective gives Donald--and his new love, Claire--a short time to find the thieves and clear his name before he takes him in.

Directed by J. P. McGowan - With Frank Leigh

The Law Divine(1920)

A war worker wins back her wounded husband with recollections of their honeymoon.

Broad Daylight(1922)

50min | Crime

A young woman agrees to marry the son of a well-known man in order to get a chance to take revenge on her new father-in-law, who she believes framed her own father who is now in prison.

The Face at the Window(1920)

1h | Horror

A killer distracts his victims with a hideous face peering through the window.

Directed by Wilfred Noy

The House of Marney(1927)

1h 19min | Drama

An Essec sailor helps a girl save an heir from his crooked uncle.

Directed by Cecil Hepworth - With Alma Taylor

Bulldog Drummond(1929)

1h 30min | Action, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond is a British WWI veteran who longs for some excitement after he returns to the humdrum existence of civilian life. He gets what he's looking for when a girl requests his help in freeing her uncle from a nursing home. She believes the home is just a front and that her uncle is really being held captive while the culprits try to extort his fortune from him.

Midnight Rose(1928)

1h | Crime, Drama

Silent crime movie.

Directed by James Young - With Lya De Putti
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The Price of Honor(1927)

57min | Crime

Directed by Edward H. Griffith. With Dorothy Revier, Malcolm McGregor, William V. Mong, Gustav von Seyffertitz.

Directed by Edward H. Griffith

The Wrecker(1929)

1h 14min
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

The Wrecker is a British film that tells the story of a crook who organises train crashes to discredit the railway, in favour of a rival bus company. The stunts in this film were groundbreaking for 1920s British cinema A scene wich has been discribed as "the most spectacular rail crash in cinema history" was recorded by 22 cameras.

The Big City(1928)

1h 10min | Drama, Crime

- No description / details available yet. -

The Voice of the City(1929)

1h 21min | Crime
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

An escaped convict and the detective tasked with hunting him down end up working in parallel to clear the convict's name and nab the gangsters that framed him.

Directed by Willard Mack - With Robert Ames

New York Nights(1929)

1h 22min | Crime, Drama
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Show girl Jill Deverne is married to song writer Fred Deverne, and everyone is involved in the Broadway night life and endless parties. Jill is being pursued by a gangster, and she leaves her husband after he spends the night with a floozie. Jill ends up as the gangster's moll, but she soon gets tired of the lifestyle.

Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom(1927)

1h 41min | Drama, Crime, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

An international gang of thieves and swindlers decide to move their criminal operation to the Teutonic city of Cologne, but Tom Wilkens, one of the best agents of the international police, is not far behind and leads an investigation to unmask the criminals.

The Diamond Man(1924)

Orphan, Audrey Bedford takes the blame for her half- sister's gem theft and later exposes her employer as her crooked husband.

Directed by Arthur Rooke

Come Across(1929)


Mary, a high society girl, wants to see how the other half lives, so she becomes a cabaret dancer in a New York nightclub. The owner of the nightclub, Pop Hanson, and his criminal friends, Harry and Cassie, scheme to rip off a Montana millionaire. Finding herself interested in Harry, Mary goes along with their plan and decides to pose as his wife. The gang moves into Mary's aunt's deserted mansion as their base of operations.

Directed by Ray Taylor

A Daughter of the Law(1921)

50min | Crime, Drama

When Eddie, the son of a police officer, gets involved with a criminal gang, his sister tries to steer him away from crime.

Directed by Jack Conway

Sinners' Parade(1928)

58min | Crime, Drama

Sinner's Parade is a 1928 American silent crime film directed by John G. Adolfi and starring Victor Varconi, Dorothy Revier, and John Patrick. It is not known whether this film survives. The film's sets were designed by the art director Harrison Wiley.

Directed by John G. Adolfi

Brooding Eyes(1926)

Crime drama.

Directed by Edward LeSaint


1h 25min | Drama, Crime

Rose Shannon, a dancing girl at "Kelly's," in the 'Tenderloin' district of New York City, worships at a distance Chuck White, a younger member of the gang that uses the place as their hangout. Chuck's interest in her is only just as another toy to play with. Rose is unknowingly placed in a position in which she is implicated in a crime which she knows nothing about.

The Crimson Circle(1929)

1h 49min | Crime, Mystery

Police battle against a gang of blackmailers known as The Crimson Circle.

The Devil's Wheel(1926)

40min | Action, Crime
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Typically of the heady days of early Soviet cinema, this is constructed according to the fast, sharp editing principles advocated by Eisenstein, complete with symbolic inserts; but in terms of subject matter, it's much less explicitly political than most movies emerging from Russia in the '20s. Chronicling a young sailor's descent into a murky, treacherous underworld of pimps and thieves, after having encountered a Louise Brooks lookalike at a fairground and missed his departing boat, it's a lively moral fable that delights in vivid visual effects and quirky characterisations. If the plot occasionally reveals gaping holes, and the tacked-on ending urging the clearance of the Leningrad slums seems to be rather gratuitous, there's enough going on to keep one attentive and amused.

The Flying Ace(1926)

1h 5min | Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A veteran World War I fighter pilot returns home a war hero and immediately regains his former job as a railroad company detective. His first case: recover a stolen satchel filled with $25,000 of company payroll, locate a missing employee, and capture a gang of railroad thieves.

Directed by Richard Edward Norman

While London Sleeps(1926)

1h 3min | Crime, Action, Adventure

Rinty is a police-dog assigned to a young Scotland Yard police-officer who covers the Limehouse district of London.

Directed by Howard Bretherton - With Rin Tin Tin
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