Best Crime Movies of 1905


The Life of Charles Peace

6.3/10 IMDB

The story of Charles Peace, one of Britain's most notorious criminals. Peace was an expert in cat burglary. The film reconstructs Peace's real-life leap from a train on his way to trial for the murder of Arthur Dyson.

Starring: Walter Haggar, Violet Haggar, Lily Haggar, James Haggar, Henry Haggar, Fred Haggar, Joe Giddings, Sarah Haggar ..
Directed by: William Haggar
Release date: 1905-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1905 : The Nihilists

The Nihilists

5.6/10 IMDB

A happy Russian family is broken up when their patriarch is arrested for treason. His distraught wife joins the secret society of nihilists and is assigned to commit an act of terror. Based on the play "Vera; or, The Nihilists" by Oscar Wilde.

Starring: Edward Dillon ..
Directed by: Wallace McCutcheon Sr.
Release date: 1905-03-27

An Execution by Hanging

4.6/10 IMDB

Hangman brings criminal to gallows, places hood on head, priest prays.

Release date: 1905-04-20

Police Chasing Scorching Auto

5.3/10 IMDB

Police officers pursue a speeding automobile that almost hit a small child. This short is an outtake from Life of an American Policeman (1905). Once that film had been edited to fit a standard 1,000 foot reel, this sequence was left over, so it was sold as a separate short.

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter, Wallace McCutcheon Sr.
Release date: 1905-12-31

The Counterfeiters

5.2/10 IMDB

The story of a group of counterfeiters, caught, and then escaping from prison.

Release date: 1905-04-26

Les voleurs d'enfants

5.5/10 IMDB

A gang of child thieves take one away and hand him over to other gypsies who dress him in rags and cruelly mistreat him. The boy wants to escape and the police find them. The father shoots one of the gypsies and the others are happily arrested.

Release date: 1905-12-14
Best Crime Movies of 1905 : Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

4.6/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Gilbert M. Anderson, H. Kyrle Bellew, J. Barney Sherry, Paul Panzer ..
Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1905-10-07

Desperate Encounter Between Burglar and Police

0.0/10 IMDB

Film shot with the help of the New York City (Metropolitan) Police.

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1905-12-05

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