Best Crime Movies of 1906

1.

Motor Pirates

3.8
5.8/10 IMDB

Crooks in an armored car-- the modern-day pirates-- trespass, murder and rob other motorists while sailing the roadways. Able to traverse small bodies of water in their craft, they evade police capture... for a time.

Directed by: Arthur Melbourne Cooper
Release date: 1906-10-01
2.

The Impossible Convicts

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

Four prisoners, in convicts' stripes, march backwards down stairs and, under the watchful eyes of guards, hop backwards into their cells. Later, one overpowers a guard and springs his three pals. But, will they be able to pull off an escape? Other guards come to the aid of their fallen comrade before all four felons can flee. Guards and convicts spring forward and backward out of cells, up and down stairs, and into and out of freedom.

Directed by: Billy Bitzer
Release date: 1906-01-27
Best Crime Movies of 1906 : The Black Hand
3.

The Black Hand

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

Two gang members send a threatening letter to a butcher, demanding money if he did not want his shop to be destroyed and his daughter Maria kidnapped. When he is unable to meet their request, they take Maria away. The Black Hand is the earliest surviving gangster film.

Starring: Robert G. Vignola, Anthony O'Sullivan ..
Directed by: Wallace McCutcheon
Release date: 1906-03-29
Best Crime Movies of 1906 : The Story of the Kelly Gang
4.

The Story of the Kelly Gang

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Just as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) is testimony to German silent film art, The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) symbolises both the birth of the Australian film industry and the emergence of an Australian identity. Even more significantly it heralds the emergence of the feature film format. The Story of the Kelly Gang, directed by Charles Tait in 1906, is the first full-length narrative feature film produced anywhere in the world. Only fragments of the original production of more than one hour are known to exist and are preserved at the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra. (unesco.org)

Starring: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait ..
Directed by: Charles Tait
Release date: 1906-12-26
Best Crime Movies of 1906 : From Leadville to Aspen: A Hold-Up in the Rockies
5.

From Leadville to Aspen: A Hold-Up in the Rockies

2.3
6.0/10 IMDB

From the point of view of the front end of a train, a group of robbers on a handcar rob the train and murder one of its crew.

Directed by: Wallace McCutcheon, Francis J. Marion
Release date: 1906-06-29
6.

The Automobile Thieves

1.7
7.5/10 IMDB

A young couple conducts a series of robberies, followed by a chase, in which they are shot and killed.

Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1906-11-10
Best Crime Movies of 1906 : Paris Slums
7.

Paris Slums

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A criminal gang descends into the sewers of Paris and uses an interior exit to get their hands on a safe. They move it out of town, where they work to open it.

Directed by: Lucien Nonguet
Release date: 1906-12-24
8.

Douaniers et fraudeurs

1.2
5.1/10 IMDB

Smugglers land their goods. Customs inspectors spot them and take off in pursuit.

Release date: 1906-04-26

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