Best Crime Movies of 1917


Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman

6.5/10 IMDB

AJ Raffles, a handsome jewel thief masquerades as a gentleman of society fitting in with well-to-do people. He dons a mask and waits for an opportune moment to steal belongings, usually some jewelry and to take advantage of unsuspecting women whether at an estate or aboard a passenger ship. Raffles knows secret passageways to aid his escape from capture such as disappearing into a large grandfather clock that is really a secret doorway. He even eludes capture by jumping off a ship and swimming to shore while women passengers fire pistols at him.

Starring: John Barrymore, Evelyn Brent, Frank Morgan, Christine Mayo, Kathryn Adams ..
Directed by: George Irving
Release date: 1917-12-14
Best Crime Movies of 1917 : Oh, Doctor!

Oh, Doctor!

5.9/10 IMDB

Roscoe is a doctor who falls in love with a pretty woman whose boyfriend, in turn, falls in love with Roscoe's wife's jewelry.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Mann, Alice Lake ..
Directed by: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Release date: 1917-09-30

A Bid for Fortune

5.2/10 IMDB

An occult scientist tries to steal a collector's Chinese staff.

Starring: A. Harding Steerman, Violet Graham, Sydney Vautier ..
Directed by: Sidney Morgan
Release date: 1917-04-11
Best Crime Movies of 1917 : Come Through

Come Through

0.0/10 IMDB

From a Montana mining camp, a young man progresses to the society heights of New York, making his mark publicly as a dancer, but secretly as a gentleman burglar.

Starring: Alice Lake, Jean Hathaway, Herbert Rawlinson, George Webb, Roy Stewart ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1917-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1917 : Money Madness

Money Madness

0.0/10 IMDB

When a bank is on the verge of collapse, its president, George Fuller, uses his own fortune to cover its losses. Unknown to Fuller, however, Monroe Simmons, his vice-president, is undermining the bank for his own purposes. Then Tom Williams, who is in love with Fuller's daughter Ethel, asks his uncle, famous detective "Whispering Smith," to investigate the case.

Starring: Mary MacLaren, Eddie Polo, Rex De Rosselli, Charles Hill Mailes, Don Bailey ..
Directed by: Henry MacRae
Release date: 1917-05-28

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