Best Crime Movies of 1923

1.

The Extra Girl

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Sue Graham is a small town girl who wants to be a motion picture star. She wins a contract when a picture of a very pretty girl is sent to a studio instead of her picture. When she arrives in Hollywood, the mistake is discovered and she starts working in the props department of the studio instead. Her parents then come out to California and invest some money with a very shifty individual.

Starring: Mabel Normand, Ralph Graves, George Nichols, Anna Dodge, Vernon Dent, Ramsey Wallace, Charlotte Mineau, William Desmond, Louise Carver, William Desmond ..
Directed by: F. Richard Jones
Release date: 1923-10-28
Best Crime Movies of 1923 : White Tiger
2.

White Tiger

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Three crooks pull off a magnificent crime. As they're forced to hide out together they slowly begin to distrust each other.

Starring: Priscilla Dean, Matt Moore, Raymond Griffith, Wallace Beery, Alfred Allen, Emmett King, Lillian Langdon, Eric Mayne ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1923-12-17
Best Crime Movies of 1923 : Human Wreckage
3.

Human Wreckage

1.7
7.3/10 IMDB

An attorney's wife is determined to fight the evils of addictive substances.

Starring: Dorothy Davenport, James Kirkwood, Bessie Love, George Hackathorne, Claire McDowell, Robert McKim, Harry Northrup, Victory Bateman, Eric Mayne, Otto Hoffman ..
Directed by: Dorothy Davenport, John Griffith Wray
Release date: 1923-06-17
Best Crime Movies of 1923 : Boston Blackie
4.

Boston Blackie

1.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Boston Blackie is a former prison inmate campaigning to outlaw Warden Benton's infamous "Water Cross" torture. Benton, however, is successful in his attempt to have Blackie arrested and returned to the prison, but his evil schemes are ultimately thwarted by Mary Carter, Blackie's girlfriend, who manages to alert the governor.

Starring: William Russell, Eva Novak, Frank Brownlee, Otto Matieson, W.C. Robinson, Fred Esmelton ..
Directed by: Scott R. Dunlap
Release date: 1923-05-06
Best Crime Movies of 1923 : The Fiery Hand
5.

The Fiery Hand

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

In this exciting adventure based on the second Fu-Manchu novel, intrepid sleuths Nayland Smith and Petrie investigate a haunted house, but get more of a fright than they expected. Caught by the evil Dr Fu-Manchu, Nayland Smith faces a plague of ravenous Cantonese rats - a torture known as 'The Six Gates of Joyful Wisdom'. Will Petrie end his agony, with the razor-sharp ‘Friend’s Sword’?

Starring: H. Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Joan Clarkson, Humberston Wright, Frank Wilson, Pat Royale ..
Directed by: A.E. Coleby
Release date: 1923-09-03
Best Crime Movies of 1923 : The Bright Shawl
6.

The Bright Shawl

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Charles Abbott is implicated in the death of his friend Escobar, brother to the woman he loves.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Gish, Jetta Goudal, William Powell, Mary Astor, George Beranger, Edward G. Robinson ..
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1923-04-22
Best Crime Movies of 1923 : The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu
7.

The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A killer kitty with poison-tipped claws, giant noxious mushrooms and aphonia-inducing flowers are just some of the challenges faced by Sir Denis Nayland Smith and Dr Petrie in their battles against arch-villain Fu Manchu. Series of 15 shorts, each with a self-contained story.

Starring: H. Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Joan Clarkson, Humberston Wright, Frank Wilson ..
Directed by: A.E. Coleby
Release date: 1923-04-15
Best Crime Movies of 1923 : Quicksands
8.

Quicksands

1.3
5.4/10 IMDB

Stationed at the Mexican border, a young lieutenant whose job is to capture a ring of narcotics smugglers, spies his sweetheart, the daughter of a U. S. Customs official, in a cantina suspected of being the headquarters of the dope ring.

Starring: Helene Chadwick, Richard Dix, Alan Hale, Noah Beery, J. Farrell MacDonald, George Cooper, Tom Wilson, Dick Sutherland, Hardee Kirkland, Louis King ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1923-02-28
Best Crime Movies of 1923 : The Knocking on the Door
9.

The Knocking on the Door

1.2
5.6/10 IMDB

The evil Dr Fu-Manchu proves to be a master of disguise as well as villainy in this thrilling episode of the popular adventure serial. Adopting the persona of a long-bearded professor, Fu-Manchu pays a visit to London's Madame Tussauds waxworks. Elsewhere, there's something horribly uncanny going on at a remote country cottage: sleuths Nayland Smith and Petrie leave the capital to investigate.

Starring: H. Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Joan Clarkson, Humberston Wright, Frank Wilson, W.G. Saunders ..
Directed by: A.E. Coleby
Release date: 1923-09-03
10.

The Fungi Cellars

1.1
5.5/10 IMDB

Fu-Manchu’s slave girl Karamaneh leads sleuths Nayland Smith and Dr Petrie to her evil master’s lair, where they fall prey to another of the Devil Doctor’s traps. Bound hand and foot, they watch helplessly as a party of policemen are imprisoned in a subterranean vault and poisoned with vile fungal spore vapour, while Fu-Manchu cackles with maniacal glee. Can our heroes escape to save the day?

Starring: H. Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Joan Clarkson, Humberston Wright, Frank Wilson, Pat Royale ..
Directed by: A. E. Coleby
Release date: 1923-09-03
11.

The West Case

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Second release in 'The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu' series. Plans for an aerial torpedo are stolen from its inventor Frank Norris West, Nayland Smith tries to retrieve them but is defeated by Fu-Manchu.

Starring: H. Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Joan Clarkson, Humberston Wright, Frank Wilson, Wingold Lawrence ..
Directed by: A. E. Coleby
Release date: 1923-09-03
Best Crime Movies of 1923 : The Darling of New York
12.

The Darling of New York

0.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Santussa, an orphan who becomes separated from her nurse en route to America to live with her grandfather, is cared for by gangsters who hide their stolen jewels in her ragdoll. In New York, Big Mike, finding Santussa a nuisance, dumps her and the doll in a trash can, where a newsboy finds her. After several adventures, Santussa finds her grandfather, the jewels are handed over to customs officials, and the gang of crooks is reformed.

Starring: Baby Peggy, Sheldon Lewis, Gladys Brockwell, Pat Hartigan, Frank Currier, Frank Coghlan Jr., Dorothy Hagan, Estelle Goulder, Carl Stockdale, William H. Turner ..
Directed by: King Baggot
Release date: 1923-12-03
13.

The Cry of the Nighthawk

0.0
7.0/10 IMDB

n this episode of adventure serial The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu, intrepid sleuths Nayland Smith and Dr Petrie investigate the strange death of a man from Forest Hill found with his face covered with scratches; their enquiries lead them once more to the Devil Doctor, Fu-Manchu. Meanwhile, Petrie’s stiff upper lip begins to quiver, as he grows dangerously fond of Fu-Manchu’s slave girl, Karamaneh...

Starring: H. Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Joan Clarkson, Humberston Wright, Frank Wilson, H. Cundall ..
Directed by: A. E. Coleby
Release date: 1923-09-03
14.

The Silver Buddha

0.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Our hero Dr Petrie is caught by evil Fu-Manchu and imprisoned near the British Museum, where he risks a daring escape, high above the London streets.

Starring: H. Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Joan Clarkson, Humberston Wright, Frank Wilson, E. Lewis Waller ..
Directed by: A. E. Coleby
Release date: 1923-09-22
Best Crime Movies of 1923 : The Love Letter
15.

The Love Letter

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

While working in an overall factory Mary Ann McKee sends mash notes in the overalls prepared for shipment. She is involved in a robbery perpetrated by her boyfriend, Red Mike, but escapes and goes to the town from which she has received an answer to one of her notes.

Starring: Gladys Walton, Fontaine La Rue, George Cooper, Edward Hearn, Walt Whitman ..
Directed by: King Baggot
Release date: 1923-02-09
16.

The Man with the Limp

0.0
6.3/10 IMDB

This action-packed episode features one of the Devil Doctor's most enjoyably silly schemes to do away with his nemesis Nayland Smith. When Smith goes missing, it's up to Dr Petrie to continue the hunt for the Si-Fan, Fu-Manchu's secret society. On the trail of a mysterious man with a limp, Petrie disguises himself as a rough bargee to investigate a smoky riverside drinking den, the Joy-Shop Club.

Starring: H. Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Joan Clarkson, Humberston Wright, Frank Wilson, Roy Raymond, Julie Suedo ..
Directed by: A. E. Coleby
Release date: 1923-09-03
17.

The Miracle

0.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Nayland Smith restores a `dead' man to life.

Starring: H. Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Joan Clarkson, Humberston Wright, Frank Wilson, Stacey Gaunt, Napier Barry, Austin Leigh ..
Directed by: A. E. Coleby
Release date: 1923-09-03
18.

Single Handed

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Hector MacKnight, known to the townspeople as "Goofy" and an irritatingly terrible fiddler, is innocently drawn into a rigged poker game. A general fight brings the sheriff, and a chase ensues. Before the confusion is ended and Hector cleared, he meets Ruth Randolph and becomes involved in a circus while trying to recover the other half of her treasure map.

Starring: Hoot Gibson, Elinor Field, Percy Challenger, William Steele, Philip Sleeman, Dick La Reno, Mack V. Wright, Tom McGuire, Gordon McGregor, W.T. McCulley ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1923-03-25
Best Crime Movies of 1923 : Aaron's Rod
19.

Aaron's Rod

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A mysterious murder sets Nayland Smith and Petrie once again on the trail of villainous Fu-Manchu, and seeking a strange old stick with magical powers

Starring: H. Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Joan Clarkson, Humberston Wright, Frank Wilson, Percy Standing, Bob Vallis ..
Directed by: A.E. Coleby
Release date: 1923-01-01
20.

The Sacred Order

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

When sleuth Nayland Smith steals evil Dr Fu-Manchu's 'Sacred Order', the Devil Doctor himself faces death at the hands of the Si-Fan organisation.

Starring: H. Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Joan Clarkson, Humberston Wright, Frank Wilson, Percy Clarbour, Laurie Leslie, H. Manning ..
Directed by: A. E. Coleby
Release date: 1923-10-30
Best Crime Movies of 1923 : Big Brother
21.

Big Brother

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

When gangster Jimmy Donovan is made guardian of Midge, the 7-year-old brother of his friend Big Ben Murray, he decides to reform and rear Midge properly. The court takes custody of Midge, but Donovan proves himself by recovering a payroll stolen by some of his ex-colleagues, thereby winning Midge and Kitty, his girl.

Starring: Tom Moore, Edith Roberts, Raymond Hatton, Joe King, Mickey Bennett, Charles Henderson, Paul Panzer, Jack Oakie ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1923-12-23
22.

The Queen of Hearts

0.0
5.2/10 IMDB

Based on Sax Rohmer’s third Fu-Manchu novel, The Si-Fan Mysteries (1917), this sensational episode sees Fu-Manchu partly paralysed by a bullet wound. The Devil Doctor snatches eminent surgeon Sir Baldwin Frazer to carry out the delicate operation he needs. Dr Petrie, abducted by Fu-Manchu’s scheming assistant, Zarmi, must assist – and choose a playing card to determine whether he lives or dies...

Starring: H. Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Joan Clarkson, Humberston Wright, Frank Wilson, Fred Raynham, Julie Suedo, D. Bland ..
Directed by: A. E. Coleby
Release date: 1923-09-07

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