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
7.2/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1928 : Let'er Go Gallegher
4.

Let'er Go Gallegher

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Young John Gallagher wants to be a newspaper reporter. One day he witnesses a murder committed by a mysterious man with only four fingers on one hand. He gives his account of the murder and a description of the killer to his hero, newsman Henry Callahan, resulting in his getting a job on the paper as an office boy. When circumstances arise that result in Callahan losing his job on the paper, he and Gallagher set out to discover the identity of the killer and help Callahan get his job back.

Starring: Frank Coghlan Jr., Harrison Ford, Elinor Fair, Wade Boteler, E.H. Calvert, Ivan Lebedeff ..
Directed by: Elmer Clifton
Release date: 1928-01-14
5.

While the City Sleeps

2.6
6.4/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1928 : The Shield of Honor
6.

The Shield of Honor

1.8
6.8/10 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
7.

Alias Jimmy Valentine

1.7
7.6/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1928 : Ladies of the Mob
8.

Ladies of the Mob

1.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A dead criminal's daughter falls in love with a small-time crook and tries to get him to reform before he winds up like her father.

Starring: Clara Bow, Richard Arlen, Helen Lynch, Mary Alden, Bodil Rosing, James Pierce ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1928-06-30
9.

Gang War

1.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Saxophone player Clyde meets a woman named Flowers, and teaches her to dance. He later discovers that gangster boss "Blackjack" is also in love with her. "Blackjack" is also battling gang boss Mike Luego in a violent turf war.

Starring: Olive Borden, Jack Pickford, Lorin Raker, Jack McKee, Mabel Albertson, Eddie Gribbon, Walter Long, Frank Chew ..
Directed by: Bert Glennon
Release date: 1928-09-02
10.

The Big City

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

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

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