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1920s Crime Movies

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The Last Warning(1928)

1h 29min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 5 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.

The Wrecker(1929)

1h 14min
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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 Flying Ace(1926)

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

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.

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

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

The Celestial City(1929)

1h 20min | Crime, Drama

A British silent crime film directed by J. O. C. Orton.

Directed by J.O.C. Orton - With Norah Baring, Malvina Longfellow

Don't Shoot(1922)

1h

Court, a crook, is forced to marry Velma by her enraged fiancé, who mistakes him for her clandestine suitor.

Directed by Jack Conway

Die Todesfahrt im Weltrekord(1929)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Curt Blachnitzky

One Stolen Night(1929)

58min

When his ne'er-do-well brother embezzles the commissary funds of their cavalry unit stationed in the Sudan, a British soldier takes the blame for him. He winds up deserting his post and joining up with a traveling vaudeville troupe. He falls in love with a pretty young woman in one of the show's acts but finds that a local Arab sheik has his own plans for the young girl.

Directed by Scott R. Dunlap - With Betty Bronson

Das Geheimnis der Mumie(1921)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Victor Janson

Das grüne Monokel(1929)

1h 20min

- No description / details available yet. -

Masken(1930)

1h 19min | Crime

- No description / details available yet. -

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Moriturus(1920)

1h 38min | Crime

- No description / details available yet. -

Jack O'Clubs(1924)

50min | Crime

A tough policeman who patrols the city's worst beat loses his nerve when he believes he has hurt the girl he loves.

Directed by Robert F. Hill

The Fatal Mistake(1924)

50min

After being fired from his job on the Evening Star newspaper, cub reporter Jack Darwin (William Fairbanks) , with the help of an undercover police woman, Ethel Bennett (Eva Novak), prevents the theft of the valuable Riko jewels. Jack gets his job back...and marries Ethel.

Directed by Scott R. Dunlap

The Law Divine(1920)

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

Cocaine(1922)

1h 20min | Drama

A decadent tale of drugs and the London underworld the cosseted daughter of a respectable businessman - in fact head of a cocaine racket - succumbs to the pleasures of drink and drugs. Vivid nightlife scenes recreate the interwar world of flappers and hedonists; the dapper club owner and seedy street dealers.

Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins(1929)

1h 11min | Drama

- No description / details available yet. -

With Eddie Polo, Lydia Potechina, Harry Nestor

Crooked Alley(1923)

50min | Drama

Reformed criminal Boston Blackie is outraged when a judge refuses to grant a pardon for a dying friend. He hires Norine, his now-dead friend's daughter, to get to the judge through his son Rudy. However, things don't work out quite as Blackie had planned.

Directed by Robert F. Hill

McGuire of the Mounted(1923)

A film about a man named McGuire of the Royal Mounted Police.

Directed by Richard Stanton

Down Under Donovan(1922)

An ex-crook's horse wins despite his crooked rival and regains the formula for a malleable glass from a Russian.

The Girl from Havana(1929)

1h 5min | Crime

Joan Anders, a girl detective for a jewelers' protective association, poses as a chorus girl in a musical comedy troupe to capture a gang of jewel thieves.

Directed by Benjamin Stoloff

In the Land of the Amazons(1922)

2h 9min | Documentary

"No País das Amazonas" begins showing the indigenous people of Amazonas. Then, it presents the economical activities showing each step in the production line of the incipient local industries, inclusive with the exit of workers from a factory in the end of the working period. The documentary shows also the boats on the river, the fishing of manatee ("peixe-boi") and preparation of the flesh with salt, the rubber trees, the extraction and each step of the preparation until the rubber mattress is ready to be exported, the Brazilian chestnuts, guaraná and smoke and the insects.

Directed by Silvino Santos

The Million Dollar Collar(1929)

1h 2min

A part-talkie crime film.

Directed by D. Ross Lederman - With Rin Tin Tin

The Sign of Four(1923)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The final feature in the Eille Norwood Holmes series.

Directed by Maurice Elvey - With Eille Norwood, Isobel Elsom, Arthur Cullin

Tenderloin(1928)

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.

Tangled Trails(1921)

2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Corporal Jack Borden, of the Northwest Mounted Police, trails the man who killed his partner to New York City. The killer is an unscrupulous promoter who is selling worthless stock in a gold mine. Borden, with the help of Blanche Hall, locates the man in a Bowery dive, but he escapes and Borden tracks him back to Canada. Along the way, he discovers that Blanche and his sweetheart, Milly, are long-separated sisters and brings about a reconciliation.

Directed by Charles Bartlett
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