Best Crime Movies of 1928
After being released from jail, two con artists take their grift to a carnival.
A Perfect Gentleman
Monty Banks gets involved in tracking down a stolen fortune, his adventures culminating in a whirlwind, gag-filled climax at sea.
Lights of New York
Eddie is conned into fronting a speakeasy for a local gangster who intends to frame him for the murder of a cop.
While the City Sleeps
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.
The Shield of Honor
Can Neil Hamilton, the first flying policeman on the force, save his dad from stop-at-nothing jewel thieves?
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.
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.
Dressed to Kill
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".
There are excellent dramatic performances by Carole Lombard and June Collyer (both of them better known for comedy roles) and a genuinely impressive performance by Don Terry in the lead role, leaving me to wonder why this actor never went on to a significant career.
State Street Sadie
Unassuming clerk Tom Blake is framed for the murder of a policeman in the midst of a violent bank robbery.