Best Crime Movies of 1920


The Penalty

7.4/10 IMDB

Blizzard, deranged from a childhood operation in which both his legs were needlessly amputated after an accident, becomes a vicious criminal, and eventually mob leader of the San Francisco underworld.

Starring: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Claire Adams, Lon Chaney, Jim Mason, Milton Ross, Ethel Grey Terry, Kenneth Harlan, Cesare Gravina, Montgomery Carlyle ..
Directed by: Wallace Worsley
Release date: 1920-08-15
Best Crime Movies of 1920 : The Wonderful Chance

The Wonderful Chance

5.8/10 IMDB

Upon leaving prison, an ex con vows to go straight, but circumstances force him to return to crime. Meanwhile, a gang of crooks kidnaps a visiting British aristocrat, but the ex-con has an incredible likeness to the Englishman, and his intended hosts take him home to their mansion.

Starring: Eugene O'Brien, Martha Mansfield, Tom Blake, Rudolph Valentino, Joseph Flanagan, Warren Cook ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1920-09-27
Best Crime Movies of 1920 : Nomads of the North

Nomads of the North

5.7/10 IMDB

A Canadian Mountie allows an innocent fugitive to escape with the women he loves.

Starring: Betty Blythe, Lon Chaney, Lewis Stone, Francis McDonald, Spottiswoode Aitken, Melbourne MacDowell, Gordon Mullen, Charles Smiley ..
Directed by: David Hartford
Release date: 1920-09-25
Best Crime Movies of 1920 : April Folly

April Folly

7.8/10 IMDB

April Poole (Davies), a young writer in love with publisher Kerry Sarle (Tearle), visits the office of Mr. Sarle and his partner Ronald Kenna (Frank) and reads her latest story to them. She has made Sarle the hero, Kenna the villain, and herself the heroine. In the story, April changes places with Lady Diana Mannister (Marshall), who is being sent to South Africa to separate her from her lover, a young artist. A famous diamond that Lady Diana is to deliver at the end of her journey is given to April. Thieves trail her during her journey. With efforts by Kenna to steal the diamond prevented by the intervention of Sarle, the story comes to a close.

Starring: Marion Davies, Madeline Marshall, Hattie Delaro, Amelia Summerville, Conway Tearle, J. Herbert Frank, Warren Cook, Spencer Charters, Charles Peyton, Agnes Neilson ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1920-03-20
Best Crime Movies of 1920 : Over the Hill to the Poorhouse

Over the Hill to the Poorhouse

4.6/10 IMDB

The mother of a large family is abandoned by her children and faces consignment to the poorhouse. But one of her offspring, the one no one had faith in, returns to rescue her.

Starring: Mary Carr, James Sheridan, Noel Tearle, William Welsh, Stephen Carr, Mary Carr, Jerry Devine, Johnnie Walker, Wallace Ray ..
Directed by: Harry F. Millarde
Release date: 1920-09-17

Alias Jimmy Valentine

5.3/10 IMDB

Starring: Bert Lytell, Vola Vale, Eugene Pallette, Wilton Taylor, Marc Robbins ..
Directed by: Edmund Mortimer, Arthur Ripley
Release date: 1920-02-29

The Forged Bride

0.0/10 IMDB

Professional forger Bill Butters realizes one day that the police are closing in on him, and convinces his daughter Peggy to flee.

Starring: Thomas Jefferson, Mary MacLaren, Harold Miller, Dorothy Hagan, J. Barney Sherry, Dagmar Godowsky ..
Directed by: Douglas Gerrard
Release date: 1920-03-08

Anna the Adventuress

4.0/10 IMDB

Two identical sisters are able to switch places, leading to a series of unfortunate incidents.

Starring: Alma Taylor, Jean Cadell, James Carew, Gerald Ames, Gwynne Herbert, Ronald Colman, Christine Rayner, James Annand ..
Directed by: Cecil M. Hepworth
Release date: 1920-02-01
Best Crime Movies of 1920 : The Master Mind

The Master Mind

0.0/10 IMDB

The defense attorney who was unable to obtain the acquittal of an innocent young man concocts a complicated and diabolical scheme to revenge himself upon the prosecutor.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Gypsy O'Brien, Ralph Kellard, Bradley Barker, Charles Brandt, Marie Shotwell, Bernard Randall, Charles Michael Edwards, Percy Helton ..
Directed by: Kenneth S. Webb
Release date: 1920-09-12
Best Crime Movies of 1920 : The Strange Boarder

The Strange Boarder

0.0/10 IMDB

Honest Arizona rancher Sam Gardner, goes with his motherless son Billy to the city, where he is cheated out of ten thousand dollars by a band of crooks. Taking up residence in a boardinghouse where he meets Jane Ingraham, Sam decides that the only way to regain his losses is by gambling. To achieve this, he makes friends with gambler Kittie Hinch who takes him to Jack Bloom's gambling house. When Bloom begins flirting with Hinch's wife Florry, the injured husband kills his rival and the evidence points to Sam as the killer. Jane tries to provide him with an alibi, but fails. Just as things look grim for the rancher, a wire arrives from Hinch, now in Mexico, confessing to the crime. His faith in mankind thus rewarded, Sam is free to marry Jane

Starring: Will Rogers, Irene Rich, Jimmy Rodgers, James Mason, Doris Pawn, Lionel Belmore, Jack Richardson, Sydney Deane, Louis Durham ..
Directed by: Clarence G. Badger
Release date: 1920-04-01

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