Best Crime Movies of 1916


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
Best Crime Movies of 1916 : He Did and He Didn’t

He Did and He Didn’t

6.4/10 IMDB

A doctor, very much in love with his beautiful wife, comes to suspect that her visiting childhood friend Jack is more than just a friend. Jack's intentions are honorable, but everything he does tends to show his actions in a suspicious light, especially when burglars invade the house and Jack and the wife are caught together in their nightclothes.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, William Jefferson, Al St. John, Joe Bordeaux, Lloyd Peddrick, Jimmy Bryant, Gilbert Ely ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1916-01-29
Best Crime Movies of 1916 : Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

6.3/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1916 : Going Straight

Going Straight

5.4/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1916 : Silas Marner

Silas Marner

4.8/10 IMDB

After having been wrongly accused of murder and robbery, a heretofore kindly and gregarious weaver becomes a nasty, bitter, lonely old miser.

Starring: Frederick Warde, Louise Bates, Morgan Jones, Thomas A. Curran, Valda Valkyrien, Ethel Jewett, Frank McNish, Hector Dion, Arthur Rankin, Elise Jordan ..
Directed by: Ernest C. Warde
Release date: 1916-02-18

Arsène Lupin

7.9/10 IMDB

Arsène Lupin, alias the Duke of Charmence, is a clever gentleman burglar. Detective Guerchard has vowed to bring Lupin to justice. Given a chance to escape when caught with the goods, Lupin gives up his freedom for the love of a good woman.

Starring: Gerald Ames, Manora Thew, Kenelm Foss, Douglas Munro, Marga Rubia Levy, Philip Hewland ..
Directed by: George Loane Tucker
Release date: 1916-06-01

The Valley of Fear

5.6/10 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

Kinkaid, Gambler

0.0/10 IMDB

Determined to maintain her status as a star detective, Nellie Gleason goes after Jim Kinkaid, who has fled to Mexico after robbing real estate magnate George Arnold.

Starring: Ruth Stonehouse, R.A. Cavin, Raymond Whittaker, Noble Johnson, Harry Mann, Harry Griffith, J.H. Knowles, Cleo Loring, Jean Hersholt ..
Directed by: Raymond Wells
Release date: 1916-12-04
Best Crime Movies of 1916 : The People vs. John Doe

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, R. Cecil Smith ..
Directed by: Lois Weber
Release date: 1916-12-10

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