Best Crime Movies of 1924
A lottery win of $5,000 forever changes the lives of a miner turned dentist and his wife.
The Red Lily
Jean and Marise, young lovers forced from their homes, flee to Paris. Irrevocably separated there, their lives deviate into the slums and hard labor of low-class French society. All the while, the two desperately search for one another.
The Arizona Express
A man is framed for the murder of his uncle, a bank president, and sentenced to hang. His sister and a mail clerk who's helping her discover information that may clear him, but they have to get to the governor in time to present their new evidence and get a stay of execution.
The Family Secret
The daughter of a wealthy man secretly marries a man below her station— one whom her father violently disapproves of. The father, in an excess of parental concern, separates the lovers by sending his daughter away so that she might forget her lover, unaware of their married state. During this time, she gives birth to a daughter. After some months, the young mother returns to her family manor and presents her father with his new granddaughter, which causes a most unfortunate scene. Unbeknownst to the young woman, her enraged father falsely accuses his son-in-law of theft and has him incarcerated in order to separate the lovers in an irrational attempt to force his daughter to forget this "unworthy" young man.
The Further Mysteries of Fu-Manchu
Detective Nayland Smith, comissioned by the British Government to investigate a series of murders comes up against the "Coughing Horror", Dr Fu-Manchu's servant.
The Silent Accuser
A Dog Picture That'll Claw Your Emotions
The Beautiful Sinner
The Beautiful Sinner is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by W.S. Van Dyke and starring William Fairbanks, Eva Novak, and George Nichols.
A pair of professional thieves discover that their accomplice, Mary Brennan, is a dead-ringer for wealthy heiress Margaret Waring. They wait until Margaret is absent from the house, then place Mary there to make their heist easier. Unfortunately, Margaret returns before they've finished the job and gets shot. When the police get there, both women claim to be Margaret Waring and accuse the other of being the thief--and they look so much alike that no one can tell the difference.
Through the Dark
Through the Dark is a 1924 silent mystery drama produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and distributed through Goldwyn Pictures. It is based on a short story "The Daughter of Mother McGinn" by Jack Boyle
I Am the Man
A jealous politician tries to force a woman to marry him by framing her father for a crime.
A tough policeman who patrols the city's worst beat loses his nerve when he believes he has hurt the girl he loves.
The Confidence Man
Wade is a promoter of fake oil stock who sends two of his men, Dan Corvan and Larry Maddox, down to the small Florida town of Fairfield to make a sale to the miserly Godfrey Queritt (Charles Dow Clark). When Corvan discovers that Sunday school teacher Margaret Leland is friends with the old man, he romances her. He also helps out the local charities and endears himself to the local folk. Corvan is too good at his tricks -- all this hard-won trust is turning him into an honest man.