1930s Crime Movies

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Jamaica Inn(1939)

1h 48min | Adventure, Crime
3.0/5 (with 51 votes)

In coastal Cornwall, England, during the early 19th Century, a young woman discovers that she's living with a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecking for profit.

Charlie Chan in Reno(1939)

1h 10min | Mystery, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

Mary Whitman has gone to Reno to obtain a divorce. While there she is arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow guest at her hotel (which specializes in divorcers). There are many others at the hotel who wanted the victim out of the way. Charlie comes from his home in Honolulu to solve the murder.

Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo(1937)

3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

Although Charlie and Lee are in Monaco for an art exhibit, they become caught up in a feud between rival financiers which involves the Chan's in a web of blackmail and murder.

The Beast of the City(1932)

3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick is after gangster Sam Belmonte. He uses his corrupt brother Ed to watch over Daisy who was associated with Belmonte.

The Mask of Fu Manchu(1932)

2.8/5 (with 19 votes)

The villainous Dr. Fu Manchu races against a team of Englishmen to find the tomb of Ghengis Khan, because he wants to use the relics to cause an uprising in the East to wipe out the white race.

Death on the Diamond(1934)

1h 11min | Mystery, Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Pop Clark is about to lose his baseball team, unless they can win the pennant so he can pay off debts. He hires ace player Larry Kelly to ensure the victory. As well as rival teams, mobsters are trying to prevent the wins, and as the pennant race nears the end, Pop's star players begin to be killed, on and off the field. Can Larry romance Pop's daughter, win enough games, and still have time to stop a murderer before he strikes more than three times?

The Case of the Curious Bride(1935)

1h 20min | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

After giving the District Attorney another stinging defeat, Perry plans to take a vacation in China. That is, he was, until Rhoda, his old flame, meets him at a restaurant. It seems that her husband Moxley, who had been allegedly dead for four years, is alive and demanding money as she has married into wealth. The case escalates when the police find the body of Moxley and charge her with the murder.

Mr. Wong, Detective(1938)

| 1h 10min | Crime, Thriller, Mystery
2.7/5 (with 8 votes)

A chemical manufacturer is killed just after asking detective James Wong to help him. So Detective Wong decides to investigate this as well as two subsequent murders.

Charlie Chan in Honolulu(1938)

3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

While Charlie is distracted with the birth of his first grandchild, son Jimmy impersonates his father in order to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor.

The Dragon Murder Case(1934)

1h 7min | Mystery
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Wonderful idea to give a party with people who dislike each other. Late at night, everyone decides to go into the pool, except Stamm, who is drunk. Montague dives in as does Greeff and Leland, but only Greeff and Leland come out. Montague is no where to be found so Leland suspects foul play and calls the cops. Luckily, Philo is with the D.A. and comes along, but they do not find Montague. When they drain the pool the next day, they find nothing except what looks like dragon prints. Philo has his suspicions and tries to piece the clues together to find out what has happened.

Night Key(1937)

3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

The inventor of a new top-of-the-line burglar alarm system is kidnapped by a gang in order to get him to help them commit robberies.

You and Me(1938)

1h 30min | Crime, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 5 votes)

Mr. Morris, the owner of a large metropolitan department store, gives jobs to paroled ex-convicts in an effort to help them reform and go straight. Among his 'employed-prison-graduates' are Helen Roberts and Joe Dennis, working as sales clerks. Joe is in love with Helen and asks her to marry him, but she is forbidden to marry as she is still on parole, but she says yes and they are married. In spite of their poverty-level life, their marriage is a happy one until Joe discovers she has lied about her past, in order to marry him. Disillusioned, he leaves, goes back to his old gang and plans to rob the department store.

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Charlie Chan at Treasure Island(1939)

1h 12min | Mystery, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

Charlie's investigation of a phony psychic during the 1939 World Exposition on San Francisco's Treasure Island leads him to expose a suicide as murder.

Private Detective 62(1933)

1h 6min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 4 votes)

A former government agent in France, who has failed at an assignment and been disavowed, is deported back to the USA, where he can only find work at a low-rent detective agency. He soon gets involved with a woman with ties to a crooked gambling club owner, who is a client of his agency.

Bulldog Jack(1935)

3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

While filling in for injured supersleuth Bulldog Drummond (Atholl Fleming), world-class cricket player Jack Pennington (Jack Hulbert) attempts to foil a criminal mastermind's (Ralph Richardson) impending heist that's targeting a valuable jewel necklace held within the British Museum. This comedic 1930s mystery features daring rescues, intense fistfights and an exciting edge-of-your seat finale aboard a runaway train.

The Dark Eyes of London(1939)

1h 16min | Horror
2.8/5 (with 5 votes)

Insurance agent-physician collects on policies of men murdered by a disfigured resident of the home for the blind where he acts as doctor-on-call.

The Ghost Camera(1933)

3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

When a photograph is taken at the scene of a murder, the camera is tossed out of a castle window to destroy the evidence and lands in the back of a passing car belonging to chemist John Gray who becomes amateur sleuth after developing the film and goes in search of the woman captured by the photograph. When the camera is stolen from his laboratory, Gray's suspicions are further aroused.

Bulldog Drummond's Revenge(1937)

2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Captain Drummond is travelling to Switzerland to marry his girlfriend. However, when a cargo containing dangerous explosives goes missing from its place, Drummond is forced to delay his plans.

Directed by Louis King - With John Barrymore, John Howard

A Face in the Fog(1936)

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

A mysterious killer known as The Fiend uses an unusual bullet as his trademark for his murders.

Directed by Robert F. Hill

Grief Street(1931)

2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

A reporter helps the police investigate the murder of a disagreeable and philandering actor who is found strangled to death in his theater dressing room with its door and window locked from the inside.

Dick Tracy(1937)

4h 50min | Crime, Action, Comedy, Thriller
2.1/5 (with 2 votes)

Dick Tracy's foe for this serial is the crime boss and Masked Mystery Villain The Spider/The Lame One and his Spider Ring. In the process of various crimes, including using his Flying wing and sound weapon to destroy the Bay Bridge in San Francisco and stealing an experimental "Speed Plane", the Spider captures Dick Tracy's brother, Gordon. The Spider's minion, Dr. Moloch, performs a brain operation on Gordon Tracy to turn him evil, making him secretly part of the Spider Ring and so turning brother against brother.

Directed by Alan James, Ray Taylor - With Ralph Byrd

Lord Jeff(1938)

1h 25min | Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Spoiled child Geoffrey Bramer teams up with a pair of small time crooks to pose as an aristocrat and steal jewelry from exclusive shops. During a a caper, Geoffrey is caught and is sentenced to a reformatory where young men are trained to be sailors. He is befriended by model in-mate Terry O'Mulvaney but soon starts to get them both in trouble.

Great Guy(1936)

1h 15min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

A meat inspector sets out to rid his town of payoff deals affecting the quality of meat being sold to the public.

The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu(1930)

1h 13min | Mystery, Drama
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

The villainous master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu sets out to destroy the people he holds responsible for the death of his family.

Directed by Rowland V. Lee - With Warner Oland

The House of Secrets(1936)

1h 10min | Thriller, Mystery
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Two men stumble into an old mansion, and get involved with a crazed scientist, torture chambers and sinister medical experiments.

Black Moon(1934)

1h 8min | Horror
2.8/5 (with 6 votes)

A woman returning to her island birthplace finds herself drawn to a voodoo cult.

The Riverside Murder(1935)

1h 4min | Crime, Mystery
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

This is a great rainy day/night murder mystery in a mansion that all whodunit lovers will appreciate. A woman reporter helps an inspector solve the deaths of four financiers on the eve of a group shareout. Based on "Les Six Hommes Morts" (Editions du Masque) by Stanislas-André Steeman.

Directed by Albert Parker

The Mystery Man(1935)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Hard-boiled newspaper reporter Larry Doyle (Robert Armstrong) goes a bit too far in celebrating a work bonus and wakes up on a train bound for St. Louis with only a buck on his person. To remedy the problem, Doyle pawns the revolver he's carrying. When the gun is subsequently used in a murder, Doyle's problems only multiply. In the meantime, he's also fallen in love with a comely stranger (Maxine Doyle) he convinced to impersonate his wife.

Directed by Ray McCarey

Torchy Blane in Chinatown(1939)

58min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Torchy Blane joins her police-detective fiance to solve a series of murders involving a set of Chinese grave tablets taken and sold to a collector and death-threats written in Chinese characters.

Directed by William Beaudine - With Glenda Farrell

Murder at the Baskervilles(1937)

1h 11min | Crime, Mystery
2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

Sherlock Holmes takes a vacation and visits his old friend Sir Henry Baskerville. His vacation ends when he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a double-murder mystery. Now he's got to find Professor Moriarty and the horse Silver Blaze before the great cup final horse race.

Directed by Thomas Bentley - With Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming, D. J. Williams, Eve Gray, John Turnbull, Lyn Harding, ...
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