Best Crime Movies of 1927


The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

7.3/10 IMDB

London. A mysterious serial killer brutally murders young blond women by stalking them in the night fog. One foggy, sinister night, a young man who claims his name is Jonathan Drew arrives at the guest house run by the Bunting family and rents a room.

Starring: Ivor Novello, June Tripp, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, Malcolm Keen, Reginald Gardiner, Eve Gray, Alfred Hitchcock, Alma Reville ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1927-02-14
Best Crime Movies of 1927 : Underworld


7.6/10 IMDB

Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.

Starring: George Bancroft, Evelyn Brent, Clive Brook, Fred Kohler, Helen Lynch, Larry Semon, Jerry Mandy ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1927-08-20
Best Crime Movies of 1927 : The Show

The Show

6.9/10 IMDB

Cock Robin is the swaggering ballyhoo man of a Hungarian sideshow known as the Palace of Illusions. The highlight of the show is a reenactment of Salome's dance of the seven veils, replete with the beheading of Jokanaan. The performer portraying Salome is in love with Cock Robin. Jealous, sinister The Greek is determined to eliminate that competition.

Starring: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Lionel Barrymore, Gertrude Short, Edward Connelly, Andy MacLennan, Agostino Borgato, Betty Boyd, Jules Cowles, Jacqueline Gadsden ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1927-01-22
Best Crime Movies of 1927 : Chicago


7.2/10 IMDB

Based on a true crime story, the movie is about a wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart who kills her boyfriend in cold blood after he leaves her, and how she finagles her way out being convicted. Remade once as a movie, and as a Broadway musical.

Starring: Phyllis Haver, Victor Varconi, Virginia Bradford, Robert Edeson, Eugene Pallette, Warner Richmond, T. Roy Barnes, Clarence Burton, Julia Faye, May Robson ..
Directed by: Frank Urson
Release date: 1927-12-23
Best Crime Movies of 1927 : Finger Prints

Finger Prints

5.9/10 IMDB

A gang of inept crooks and even more inept lawmen search for a cache of hidden money.

Starring: Louise Fazenda, John T. Murray, Helene Costello, Myrna Loy, George Nichols, Martha Mattox, Franklin Pangborn, William Demarest, Bob Perry, Edgar Kennedy ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1927-01-08
Best Crime Movies of 1927 : The City Gone Wild

The City Gone Wild

7.0/10 IMDB

Hard-boiled underworld melodrama, with gang wars and gunfights, in which criminal lawyer turns prosecutor to avenge a friend's death.

Starring: Thomas Meighan, Marietta Millner, Louise Brooks, Fred Kohler, Duke Martin, Nancy Phillips, Wyndham Standing, Charles Hill Mailes, King Zany, Gunboat Smith ..
Directed by: James Cruze
Release date: 1927-11-12
Best Crime Movies of 1927 : The Girl from Chicago

The Girl from Chicago

0.0/10 IMDB

The Girl From Chicago

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Myrna Loy, William Russell, Carroll Nye, Paul Panzer, Erville Alderson ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1927-11-09
Best Crime Movies of 1927 : Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

0.0/10 IMDB

Helen Wayne and Archie Crossley, two clever pickpockets, rob J. Hamilton Smith, a well-known metropolitan banker, and he is later recognized by one of their gang as a former prisonmate; they demand a price for their silence, and he is forced to accede.

Starring: Priscilla Dean, Hugh Allan, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Ben Hendricks Jr., Sidney Bracey, William H. Tooker ..
Directed by: William James Craft
Release date: 1927-03-27

For the Term of His Natural Life

6.0/10 IMDB

A convict, wrongfully accused and sent a harsh prison colony, attempts to escape.

Starring: Eva Novak, George Fisher ..
Directed by: Norman Dawn
Release date: 1927-06-20

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