Best Crime Movies of 1912
The Girl and Her Trust
A train-station telegraphist warns the next station of approaching bandits.
The Musketeers of Pig Alley
A man recognizes the thief who had previously robbed him as one of the men involved in an unrelated mob shootout.
A Tragedy of the Cornish Coast
An artist and sailors save a fishergirl from abduction.
The Burglar’s Dilemma
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.
Lieutenant Rose and the Train Wreckers
A lieutenant fights train wreckers in a tunnel, jumps from a parapet onto another train, and rows to a ship.
The Inner Circle
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.
Every Inch a Man
Bob, son of a farmer, decides to become a detective.
Children of the Forest
A boy and his dog trail a gypsy who kidnapped his sister.
A father who is determined his daughter should marry a count leading the boyfriend to dress up as the count to thwart his plans.
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.