1920s Thriller Movies

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Safety Last!(1923)

| 1h 14min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Action
3.9/5 (with 142 votes)

When a store clerk organizes a contest to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.

Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler(1922)

4h 31min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 66 votes)

Dr. Mabuse and his organization of criminals are in the process of completing their latest scheme, a theft of information that will allow Mabuse to make huge profits on the stock exchange. Afterwards, Mabuse disguises himself and attends the Folies Bergères show, where Cara Carozza, the main attraction of the show, passes him information on Mabuse's next intended victim, the young millionaire Edgar Hull. Mabuse then uses psychic manipulation to lure Hull into a card game where he loses heavily. When Police Commissioner von Wenk begins an investigation of this mysterious crime spree, he has little to go on, and he needs to find someone who can help him.

The Bat(1926)

1h 26min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 6 votes)

A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer.


1h 10min | Crime

"Assassination" - A far-right political organization called "Fellowship Loyalty" seeks contact with an easily seducable man whom she finds in Joachim Burthe. The leader of this deeply democratizing group, the equally characterless and unscrupulous Gregor of Askanius, whispers to the fanatical student seeking guidance that it is finally time to put the death sentence on the corrupt system and its representatives.

Achtung Harry! Augen auf!(1926)

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Directed by Harry Piel

The Midnight Taxi(1928)

1h 4min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The Midnight Taxi is a 1928 early part-talkie thriller picture from Warner Bros. directed by John G. Adolfi and starring Antonio Moreno, Helen Costello, and Myrna Loy. It is unknown whether a sound copy survives, but a silent copy with no talking is in the care of the British Film Institute. The silent print runs just under 50 minutes. According to the Library of Congress, the film survives in British Film Institute's National Film and Television Archive.

Der Teufelsreporter(1929)

54min | Thriller

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Directed by Ernst Laemmle - With Billy Wilder, Eddie Polo, Maria Forescu

What's Going on in Beely Circus?(1927)

1h 25min | Adventure, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Harry Piel plays Harry Peel who receives an urgent telephone call from a friend who has returned from South America recently. The call is being made from the circus "Beely" and our hero arrives there too late to prevent the murder of his friend. Now Harry must find his friend's killer and go on a strange mission involving a hidden document.

Caught in the Fog(1928)

1h 10min | Thriller

Wealthy Bob visits his mother's Florida houseboat in order to remove her jewelry and stumbles upon a bobbed-hair bandit and her male accomplice, who mistake him for another burglar. A fight is broken up by the arrival of an elderly couple (still more burglars) who are posing as guests. Bob keeps his identity secret and passes himself off as the butler; the girl and her partner pretend to be the maid and the cook. A couple of idiotic detectives, arrive on the scene, closely followed by a heavy fog that traps them all on board.

The Diplomatic Pouch(1927)

1h 5min | Thriller
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

The film's plot is based on the real murder of the Soviet diplomatic courier Theodor Nette abroad. The pouch of the Soviet diplomat, which is stolen by British spies, is taken away by the sailors of a ship sailing to Leningrad who deliver it to the authorities. The intelligence agents make every effort to retrieve the bag.

Directed by Oleksandr Dovzhenko - With Oleksandr Dovzhenko, Georgy Zelondzhev-Shipov, Dmitry Kapka

The Ship of Lost Men(1929)

2h 1min | Drama, Thriller
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

A young doctor gets stuck on a ship after treating an injured first mate. Later, he rescues a woman from plane wreckage, and with the help of the cook, he hides her away from the rowdy and dangerous crew.

The Woman in Flames(1924)

1h 5min

Dancing, sports and erotic pursuits are the main ingredients in this drama about the fate of this scorned and abandoned woman, Josefine, who falls for the selfish Fennhofer. This film is considered lost.

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Man Against Man(1928)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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Der Klabautermann(1924)

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Adventure in the Night Express(1925)

2h 11min

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The Armored Vault(1926)

1h 48min | Crime

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Rätsel einer Nacht(1927)

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Directed by Harry Piel - With Harry Piel, Dary Holm


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The Golden Plague(1921)

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Directed by Louis Ralph

Looping the Loop(1928)

Botto the Clown is in love with the much younger Blanche but she is in love with the handsome daredevil acrobate Andre.

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