Best Crime Movies of 1916


Going Straight

5.2/10 IMDB

A man and his wife both have criminal pasts, but have quit crime and are now respectable citizens. One day a member of their old gang shows up and threatens to expose them if they don't help him pull a heist.

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Ralph Lewis, Ninon Fovieri, Francis Carpenter, Fern Collier, Ruth Handforth, Eugene Pallette, Georgie Stone, Kate Toncray, 'Baby' Carmen De Rue ..
Directed by: Chester M. Franklin, Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1916-06-03

The Valley of Fear

5.8/10 IMDB

An ex-convict tries to kill the detective who once posed as a member of an American hooded clan.

Starring: H.A. Saintsbury, Daisy Burrell, Booth Conway, Jack McCauley, Cecil Mannering, Arthur M. Cullin, Lionel d'Aragon, Bernard Vaughan, Jack Clare ..
Directed by: Alexander Butler
Release date: 1916-05-19
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Sherlock Holmes

6.4/10 IMDB

When a couple of scammers hold young Alice Faulkner against her will to discover the whereabouts of letters whose dissemination could cause a scandal affecting the royal family, Sherlock Holmes decides to take over the case. (Considered lost, a copy was found in 2014, in the vaults of the Cinémathèque Française.)

Starring: William Gillette, Ernest Maupain, Marjorie Kay, Edward Fielding, Stewart Robbins, Hugh Thompson, Ludwig Kreiss, Mario Majeroni, William Postance, Chester Beery ..
Directed by: Arthur Berthelet
Release date: 1916-06-30

The Mystery of the Leaping Fish

6.9/10 IMDB

Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his time into periods of "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drinks". In fact, he overcomes every situation with drugs: consuming cocaine to increase his energy or injecting it in his opponents to incapacitate them. To help the police, he tracks down a contraband of opium (which he eagerly tastes) transported within "leaping fishes", saving a "fish-blower" girl from blackmail along the way.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Bessie Love, Allan Sears, Tom Wilson, George Hall, William Lowery, Joe Murphy, Alma Rubens, Charles Stevens, B.F. Zeidman ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne, John Emerson
Release date: 1916-06-11

The People vs. John Doe

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Harry De More, Evelyn Selbie, Willis Marks, Leah Baird, George Berrell, Maude George, Charles Hill Mailes ..
Directed by: Lois Weber
Release date: 1916-12-10

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