Best Crime Movies of 1928

1.

The Racket

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

In this silent film, a renegade police captain sets out to catch a sadistic mob boss.

Starring: Thomas Meighan, Louis Wolheim, Marie Prevost, G. Pat Collins, Henry Sedley, George E. Stone, Sam De Grasse, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, John Darrow, Lucien Prival ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1928-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1928 : The Spieler
2.

The Spieler

3.3
7.3/10 IMDB

After being released from jail, two con artists take their grift to a carnival.

Starring: Alan Hale, Clyde Cook, Renée Adorée, Fred Kohler, Fred Warren, Kewpie Morgan, Billie Latimer, Frederick Peters ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1928-12-20
Best Crime Movies of 1928 : A Perfect Gentleman
3.

A Perfect Gentleman

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Monty Banks gets involved in tracking down a stolen fortune, his adventures culminating in a whirlwind, gag-filled climax at sea.

Starring: Monty Banks, Ernest Wood, Henry A. Barrows, Ruth Dwyer, Arthur Thalasso, Hazel Howell, Agostino Borgato, Mary Foy, Syd Crossley, Jackie Combs ..
Directed by: Clyde Bruckman
Release date: 1928-01-15
4.

While the City Sleeps

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A tough New York cop is determined to bring down a crook who has always managed to provide an alibi for the crimes he's been accused of, even though the detective knows he's guilty of committing them.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Anita Page, Carroll Nye, Wheeler Oakman, Mae Busch, Polly Moran, Lydia Yeamans Titus, William Orlamond, Richard Carle, Sidney Bracey ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1928-02-15
5.

The Shield of Honor

1.8
8.0/10 IMDB

Can Neil Hamilton, the first flying policeman on the force, save his dad from stop-at-nothing jewel thieves?

Starring: Neil Hamilton, Dorothy Gulliver, Ralph Lewis, Nigel Barrie, Claire McDowell, Fred Esmelton, Harry Northrup, Thelma Todd, David Kirby, Joseph W. Girard ..
Directed by: Emory Johnson
Release date: 1928-02-19
6.

Alias Jimmy Valentine

1.7
7.7/10 IMDB

An Incompetent insurance salesman sells a policy to Jesse James and has to protect his client until he can get it back.

Starring: William Haines, Lionel Barrymore, Leila Hyams, Karl Dane, Tully Marshall, Howard Hickman, Billy Butts, Evelyn Mills ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1928-11-15
7.

The Big City

1.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Starring: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, James Murray, Betty Compson, John George ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1928-03-23
Best Crime Movies of 1928 : Interference
8.

Interference

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Paramount's first all-talking picture, Interference was dismally directed by Roy Pomeroy, whose lofty status as the studio's "technical wizard" did not necessarily qualify him to be a director. Evelyn Brent heads the cast as scheming Deborah Kane, who sets out to blackmail Faith Marley (Doris Kenyon), the above-reproach wife of Sir John Marlay.

Starring: William Powell, Evelyn Brent, Clive Brook, Doris Kenyon, Tom Ricketts, Brandon Hurst, Louis Payne, Wilfred Noy, Donald Stuart, Raymond Lawrence ..
Directed by: Lothar Mendes, Roy Pomeroy
Release date: 1928-11-04
Best Crime Movies of 1928 : Cafe X
9.

Cafe X

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Karl Kraft uncovers a major weapon smuggling scheme going on in Oslo. Along the way he meets the waitress Lilly, who is involved in the affair.

Starring: Tove Tellback, Bengt Djurberg, Ellen Isefiær, Harald Steen ..
Directed by: Walter Fyrst
Release date: 1928-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1928 : Dressed to Kill
10.

Dressed to Kill

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A mob boss' gang gets suspicious about their boss' new girlfriend, a beautiful young girl who doesn't seem to be the type who'd hang out with gangsters. They're not quite certain if she's actually a police agent or just a "groupie".

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Mary Astor, Ben Bard, Bob Perry, Joe Brown, Tom Dugan, John Kelly, Robert Emmett O'Connor, R.O. Pennell, Ed Brady ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1928-03-17

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