Best Crime Movies of 1923
The Extra Girl
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.
Three crooks pull off a magnificent crime. As they're forced to hide out together they slowly begin to distrust each other.
The Bright Shawl
Charles Abbott is implicated in the death of his friend Escobar, brother to the woman he loves.
The Fungi Cellars
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?
The West Case
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.
The Darling of New York
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.
The Cry of the Nighthawk
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...
The Silver Buddha
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.
The Fiery Hand
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’?
The Love Letter
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.