Best Crime Movies of 1912


The Girl and Her Trust

6.8/10 IMDB

A train-station telegraphist warns the next station of approaching bandits.

Starring: Dorothy Bernard, Wilfred Lucas, Robert Harron ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-03-28
Best Crime Movies of 1912 : The Musketeers of Pig Alley

The Musketeers of Pig Alley

6.6/10 IMDB

A man recognizes the thief who had previously robbed him as one of the men involved in an unrelated mob shootout.

Starring: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy, Walter Miller, Alfred Paget, John T. Dillon, Madge Kirby, Harry Carey, Robert Harron, W.C. Robinson ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-10-31
Best Crime Movies of 1912 : The Burglar’s Dilemma

The Burglar’s Dilemma

6.1/10 IMDB

In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house. The jealous brother summons police, who then charge the intruder with murder.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Henry B. Walthall, Adolph Lestina, Harry Carey, Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-12-16

A Tragedy of the Cornish Coast

5.7/10 IMDB

An artist and sailors save a fishergirl from abduction.

Starring: Wallett Waller, Dorothy Fane, Oriel Farrell, Sidney Webber Northcote ..
Directed by: Sidney Webber Northcote
Release date: 1912-02-11
Best Crime Movies of 1912 : The Musgrave Ritual

The Musgrave Ritual

5.1/10 IMDB

Reginald Musgrave’s maître d’hôtel has disappeared! Called to the rescue, Sherlock Holmes goes immediately to his friend, to inspect the premises. He finds a stolen jewel in the new maître d’hôtel’s jacket, and in a drawer, the brief, enigmatic words: the “Musgrave Ritual”. Seeking to elucidate their meaning, which soon turns into a veritable treasure hunt, he is led to one of the characters who has dark confessions to make... (

Starring: Georges Tréville ..
Directed by: Georges Tréville
Release date: 1912-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1912 : Lieutenant Rose and the Train Wreckers

Lieutenant Rose and the Train Wreckers

5.2/10 IMDB

A lieutenant fights train wreckers in a tunnel, jumps from a parapet onto another train, and rows to a ship.

Starring: Harry Lorraine ..
Directed by: Percy Stow
Release date: 1912-10-13
Best Crime Movies of 1912 : The Inner Circle

The Inner Circle

5.1/10 IMDB

A lonely widower living in the Italian quarter of the city, whose only solace since the death of his wife is his little child, reluctantly becomes a member of a secret society existent among his countrymen. The active members of this society have observed the success of another Italian and feel that their they should share in his wealth. They send him a demand for $5,000, ostensibly to pay for the expenses of their society. The rich man is defiant of their demand, and consequently the society decides to kill him-- electing the newest member, the widower, to do the deed.

Starring: Adolph Lestina, Jack Pickford, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Joseph McDermott, Alfred Paget ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1912-08-12

Every Inch a Man

0.0/10 IMDB

Bob, son of a farmer, decides to become a detective.

Starring: Wallace Reid, Hal Reid, Rose Tapley, Robert Gaillard, Morris McGee, Frank Mason ..
Directed by: William Humphrey
Release date: 1912-10-13

Children of the Forest

0.0/10 IMDB

A boy and his dog trail a gypsy who kidnapped his sister.

Starring: Marie Royston, Roy Royston ..
Directed by: Lewin Fitzhamon
Release date: 1912-04-30

His Double

0.0/10 IMDB

A father who is determined his daughter should marry a count leading the boyfriend to dress up as the count to thwart his plans.

Starring: Blanche Cornwall, Darwin Karr, Lee Beggs ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1912-08-28

Charley Colms

0.0/10 IMDB

Jimmy Rudge, chief of the infamous Gang "Jacks of Spades", kidnaps the Marquis d'Harcier and passes himself off as him. The impostor held large parties at his castle, in order to rob the invited guests. Charley Colms, a quirky private detective, gets hired to unmask the Marquis as a fake.

Starring: Georges Coquet, Fernand Godeau ..
Directed by: René Leprince
Release date: 1912-04-05

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