Best Crime Movies of 1922


Flesh and Blood

6.2/10 IMDB

A convict hiding in Chinatown assumes the identity of a cripple to track down a businessman who framed him 15 years previously. He discovers that his daughter has fallen in love with the businessman's son.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Edith Roberts, Noah Beery, DeWitt Jennings, Ralph Lewis, Jack Mulhall, Togo Yamamoto, Kate Price, Wilfred Lucas ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1922-08-22
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : The Light in the Dark

The Light in the Dark

6.2/10 IMDB

A young girl is struck and seriously injured by a wealthy society matron's car. The woman brings the girl back to her house. Later, a hardened thief is told by the girl of a goblet, that could be the Holy Grail, which has healing powers and could help her. The thief, touched by her predicament, sets out to steal the goblet and bring it to her.

Starring: Hope Hampton, E.K. Lincoln, Lon Chaney, Theresa Maxwell Conover, Dorothy Walters, Charles Mussett, Edgar Norton, Dore Davidson, Mr. McClune ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1922-09-03
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

5.7/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes is a master at solving the most impenetrable mysteries, but he has his work cut out for him on his latest case. Prince Alexis is accused of a theft that he insists he didn’t commit. The evidence is stacked against him, but Holmes’ trusted friend, Dr. Watson, vouches for the prince. As the famed detective investigates, he’s brought face to face with his most devious adversary yet — Professor Moriarty.

Starring: John Barrymore, Roland Young, Carol Dempster, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Louis Wolheim, Percy Knight, William Powell, Hedda Hopper, Reginald Denny, Peggy Bayfield ..
Directed by: Albert Parker
Release date: 1922-03-07
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : Trapped by the Mormons

Trapped by the Mormons

5.5/10 IMDB

Mormons capture women for their wives in this silent anti-Mormon propaganda film featuring the original organ music.

Starring: Evelyn Brent, Louis Willoughby, Ward McAllister, Olaf Hytten, Olive Sloane, George Wynn, Cecil Morton York ..
Directed by: Harry B. Parkinson
Release date: 1922-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : One Exciting Night

One Exciting Night

5.5/10 IMDB

A young orphan girl, courted by an unpleasant older suitor who has a hold over her adoptive mother, falls in love with Fairfax, a young stranger at a party. A group of bootleggers try to get away with the loot stashed previously within Fairfax's mansion; Mysterious faces peer into the windows and shadowy figures stalk the hall. One of the bootleggers is killed and the young stranger becomes the prime suspect.

Starring: Carol Dempster, Henry Hull, Porter Strong, Morgan Wallace, Charles Croker-King, Margaret Dale, Frank Wunderlee, Frank Sheridan, Herbert Sutch, Grace Griswold ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1922-10-02
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : Nice and Friendly

Nice and Friendly

4.6/10 IMDB

This short was made as a wedding present for Lord and Lady Mountbatten. In it, Lady Mountbatten has a valuable pearl necklace, which a very large number of crooks wants to steal.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edwina Mountbatten, Louis Mountbatten ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1922-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : On Patrol

On Patrol

6.0/10 IMDB

Billy Bevan trying to escape the cops! Roughly only half of the original short's twenty-two minutes still exists.

Starring: Billy Bevan, Mildred June, James Donnelly, Kalla Pasha, Kewpie Morgan, Fanny Kelly, Andy Clyde, Al Cooke, Patrick Kelly, Marvin Loback ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1922-03-12
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : Flames of Passion

Flames of Passion

6.7/10 IMDB

Dorothy, a young girl, is seduced by her father's chauffeur. She gives birth to a child who is given to the chauffeur's wife. The chauffeur, on a drunken binge murders the child, unaware that the child is his own.

Starring: Mae Marsh, Herbert Langley, Hilda Bayley, C. Aubrey Smith, George K. Arthur, Allan Aynesworth, Eva Moore, Henry Vibart, A.G. Poulton, Alban Atwood ..
Directed by: Graham Cutts
Release date: 1922-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby

5.3/10 IMDB

Posing as relatives, Ralph and Helen Gordon visit Col. Moncrief Gordon's Kentucky mansion, hoping to marry Helen to the colonel's son, Donald. The colonel agrees, but Donald balks at the suggestion, then reveals his secret marriage to Alice Brown. The colonel turns them out, and Ralph conspires with Bob Thurston to frame Donald for theft of Colonel Gordon's wager money and to shanghai him. After 3 years Donald discovers the source of his misfortune, returns, finds his wife, hears of a plot against his father's best racehorse, wrings a complete confession from Thurston, and saves the Derby for his repentant father.

Starring: Reginald Denny, Lillian Rich, Emmett King, Walter McGrail, Gertrude Astor, Lionel Belmore, Kingsley Benedict, Bert Woodruff, Bert Tracy, Harry Carter ..
Directed by: King Baggot
Release date: 1922-12-04
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : Fair Lady

Fair Lady

4.5/10 IMDB

Countess Margherita is a Sicilian girl who is about to be married, but Caesar Maruffi, the head of a criminal syndicate, wants her for himself. He arranges to have the bridegroom assassinated, and Norvin Blake, a young American (Robert Elliott), almost loses his life in his attempt to save him.

Starring: Betty Blythe, Thurston Hall, Robert Elliott, Gladys Hulette, Florence Auer, Walter James, Macey Harlam, Henry Leone, Effingham Pinto, Arnold Lucy ..
Directed by: Kenneth S. Webb
Release date: 1922-03-19
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : Boomerang Bill

Boomerang Bill

1.2/10 IMDB

When New York City police officer O'Malley learns of a young man who is about to embark on a life of crime by taking part in a robbery, he takes the boy aside and tells him the story of Boomerang Bill, another wanna-be gangster who wanted to be a big shot in the New York crime scene. It seems that Bill fell for a pretty young dance-hall girl, and went up against local gang boss Tony the Wop when he insulted her. Tony, who never forgot a slight, found a way to make things very, very tough for Boomerang Bill, in a way that he never saw coming.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Marguerite Marsh, Margaret Seddon, Frank Shannon, Matthew Betz, Charles Fang, Harry Lee, Miriam Battista, Helen Kim ..
Directed by: Tom Terriss
Release date: 1922-01-15
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : Fools First

Fools First

0.0/10 IMDB

Tommy Frazer is one of a gang of crooks lead by "Tony the Wop". Frazer gets caught and is sent up the river for three years on a forgery rap. When he gets out of prison, he finds his girl, Ann Whittaker, waiting for him -- and she's got a scheme. She is working in a bank and wants to pull an inside heist.

Starring: Richard Dix, Claire Windsor, Claude Gillingwater, Raymond Griffith, George Siegmann, Helen Lynch, Shannon Day, George Dromgold, Leo White, Robert Brower ..
Directed by: Marshall Neilan
Release date: 1922-05-27
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : Only a Shop Girl

Only a Shop Girl

0.0/10 IMDB

Dann Mulvey (William Scott), just released from prison, is falsely accused of murder. The real culprit is the least-suspected person, who makes a deathbed confession.

Starring: Estelle Taylor, Mae Busch, Wallace Beery, William Scott, James Morrison, Josephine Adair, Willard Louis, Claire Du Brey, Tully Marshall ..
Directed by: Edward LeSaint
Release date: 1922-12-15

Charles Augustus Milverton

0.0/10 IMDB

Holmes is hired by the débutante Lady Eva Blackwell to retrieve compromising letters from a blackmailer:

Starring: Eille Norwood, Hubert Willis, Teddy Arundell, George Foley, Harry Worth, Toni Edgar-Bruce, Mme. d'Esterre, Edith Bishop ..
Directed by: George Ridgwell
Release date: 1922-03-01
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : Kick In

Kick In

0.0/10 IMDB

After serving time in Sing Sing, Chic Hewes wants to go straight, but when he refuses to be a stool pigeon for the cops, they hound him mercilessly. Hewes witnesses a car accident in which Jerry Brandon, the son of the district attorney, runs over a child. He also meets Molly, the D.A.'s daughter. Because he feels the child's mother was treated unfairly, Hewes decides to pull one last heist to square things.

Starring: Betty Compson, Bert Lytell, May McAvoy, Gareth Hughes, Robert Agnew, John Miltern, Charles A. Stevenson, Jed Prouty, Charles Ogle, Kathleen Clifford ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1922-12-17
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : Missing Millions

Missing Millions

0.0/10 IMDB

A girl seeks revenge after a Wall Street broker had falsely accused her father and sent him unjustly to prison.

Starring: Alice Brady, David Powell, Frank Losee, Riley Hatch, John B. Cooke, William B. Mack, George LeGuere, Alice May, H. Cooper Cliffe, Sydney Deane ..
Directed by: Joseph Henabery
Release date: 1922-09-17

The Crimson Circle

0.0/10 IMDB

Police battle against a gang of blackmailers known as The Crimson Circle.

Starring: Clifton Boyne, Fred Groves, Robert English, Lawford Davidson, Rex Davis, Sidney Paxton, Harry J. Worth, Eva Moore, Norma Whalley, Madge Stuart ..
Directed by: George Ridgwell
Release date: 1922-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1922 : Heroes of the Street

Heroes of the Street

0.0/10 IMDB

When a smart-alec street kid's father, a policeman, is killed in the line of duty, the boy turns over a new leaf and goes to work to support his mother, brothers, and sisters. He gets a job as an usher in a theater but really wants to become a policeman to avenge the death of his father. He soon finds himself involved in a fake kidnapping, real gangsters and a tip on the identity of the man who killed his dad.

Starring: Wesley Barry, Marie Prevost, Jack Mulhall, Philo McCullough, Will Walling, Aggie Herring, Wilfred Lucas, Wedgwood Nowell, Philip Ford, Peaches Jackson ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1922-12-24

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