Best Crime Movies of 1929



6.9/10 IMDB

London, 1929. Frank Webber, a very busy Scotland Yard detective, seems to be more interested in his work than in Alice White, his girlfriend. Feeling herself ignored, Alice agrees to go out with an elegant and well-mannered artist who invites her to visit his fancy apartment.

Starring: Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton, John Longden, Donald Calthrop, Cyril Ritchard, Hannah Jones, Harvey Braban, Ex-Det. Sergt. Bishop, Alfred Hitchcock ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1929-07-28
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Piccadilly


7.1/10 IMDB

A young Chinese woman, working in the kitchen at a London dance club, is given the chance to become the club's main act.

Starring: Anna May Wong, Gilda Gray, Jameson Thomas, Charles Laughton, Cyril Ritchard, King Hou Chang, Hannah Jones, Gordon Begg, John Longden, Ray Milland ..
Directed by: E.A. Dupont
Release date: 1929-02-01

Springtime Saps

7.1/10 IMDB

Snub Pollard and Marvin Loback find comic situations as bums, night cops and seance attendees in this silent short.

Starring: 'Snub' Pollard, Marvin Loback ..
Directed by: Leslie Goodwins
Release date: 1929-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Hell's Heroes

Hell's Heroes

7.2/10 IMDB

Three bank robbers on the run happen across a woman about to give birth in an abandoned covered wagon. Before she dies, she names the three bandits as her newborn son's godfathers.

Starring: Charles Bickford, Fred Kohler, Raymond Hatton, Fritzi Ridgeway, Maria Alba, Joe De La Cruz, Buck Connors, Walter James, Mary Gordon, John Huston ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1929-12-27
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Seven Footprints to Satan

Seven Footprints to Satan

6.7/10 IMDB

A young man of society wants to make an expedition to Africa, but his fiancée asks him for help about one of her fathers guests shortly before his planed departure. Her suspects about that guest were serious, this man tries to steal one of her fathers rubin, and she and her fiance are kidnapped and brought to a house, where strange things happen. The whole thing becomes a nightmare under the direction of a mysterious Mr. Satan.

Starring: Thelma Todd, Creighton Hale, Sheldon Lewis, William V. Mong, Sôjin Kamiyama, Laska Winter, Angelo Rossitto, Loretta Young, Ivan Christy, DeWitt Jennings ..
Directed by: Benjamin Christensen
Release date: 1929-01-27
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Return of the Rat

The Return of the Rat

6.8/10 IMDB

The rich, amoral Zelie is married to Pierre Boucheron, "The Rat" - but her interest in another man is an open secret. Forced to defend his honour, the Rat takes refuge in his old domain of the Paris underworld. But even here he has a rival - and when murder is afoot, the sinister Morel's ambition threatens to cost the Rat dear....

Starring: Ivor Novello, Isabel Jeans, Mabel Poulton, Gordon Harker, Marie Ault, Bernard Nedell ..
Directed by: Graham Cutts
Release date: 1929-05-30
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Donovan Affair

The Donovan Affair

6.1/10 IMDB

Inspector Killian tries to solve a murder case with his assistant Carney.

Starring: Jack Holt, Dorothy Revier, William Collier Jr., Agnes Ayres, John Roche, Fred Kelsey, Hank Mann, Wheeler Oakman, Virginia Brown Faire, Alphonse Ethier ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1929-04-11
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Thunderbolt


6.5/10 IMDB

A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl, without knowing of their relationship. Thunderbolt hopes to stave off the execution long enough to kill young Moran for romancing his girl.

Starring: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall, Eugenie Besserer, James Spottswood, Fred Kohler, Robert Elliott, E.H. Calvert, George Irving ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1929-06-20
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Voice of the City

The Voice of the City

5.9/10 IMDB

An escaped convict and the detective tasked with hunting him down end up working in parallel to clear the convict's name and nab the gangsters that framed him.

Starring: Robert Ames, Willard Mack, Sylvia Field, Jim Farley, John Miljan, Clark Marshall, Duane Thompson, Tom McGuire, Alice Moe, Beatrice Banyard ..
Directed by: Willard Mack
Release date: 1929-04-13
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Side Street

Side Street

5.4/10 IMDB

Three New York Irish brothers cross paths as policeman, doctor and bootlegger.

Starring: Tom Moore, Owen Moore, Matt Moore, Emma Dunn, Katherine Perry, Frank Sheridan, Charles Byer, Arthur Housman, Mildred Harris, Walter MacNamara ..
Directed by: Malcolm St. Clair
Release date: 1929-09-14
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Broadway


6.2/10 IMDB

A naive young dancer in a Broadway show innocently gets involved in backstage bootlegging and murder.

Starring: Glenn Tryon, Evelyn Brent, Merna Kennedy, Thomas E. Jackson, Otis Harlan, Robert Ellis, Marion Lord, Fritz Feld, George Davis, Paul Porcasi ..
Directed by: Pál Fej?s
Release date: 1929-05-27
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Alibi


5.7/10 IMDB

Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took Joan, a policeman's daughter, to the theater, sneaked out during the intermission to commit the crime, then used her to support his alibi. The detective squad employs its most sophisticated and barbaric techniques, including planting an undercover agent in the gang, to bring him to justice.

Starring: Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch, Eleanor Griffith, Regis Toomey, Purnell Pratt, Irma Harrison, Al Hill, James Bradbury Jr., Elmer Ballard ..
Directed by: Roland West
Release date: 1929-04-20
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Canary Murder Case

The Canary Murder Case

5.9/10 IMDB

A beautiful showgirl, name "the Canary" is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and with that she ends up dead. But who killed "the Canary". All the suspects knew and were used by her and everyone had a motive to see her dead. The only witness to the crime has also been 'rubbed out'. Only one man, the keen, fascinating, debonair detective Philo Vance, would be able to figure out who is the killer. Written by Tony Fontana

Starring: William Powell, Louise Brooks, Jean Arthur, James Hall, Charles Lane, Lawrence Grant, Gustav von Seyffertitz, E.H. Calvert, Eugene Pallette, Ned Sparks ..
Directed by: Malcolm St. Clair, Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1929-02-16
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu

The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu

6.1/10 IMDB

A Chinese doctor vows revenge against the allied troops who killed his wife and child during the Boxer Rebellion.

Starring: Warner Oland, Neil Hamilton, Jean Arthur, O. P. Heggie, William Austin, Claude King, Charles A. Stevenson, Evelyn Selbie, Noble Johnson, Laska Winter ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1929-08-10
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Phantom in the House

The Phantom in the House

5.0/10 IMDB

A man is blamed for a murder that was actually committed by his wife.

Starring: Ricardo Cortez, Nancy Welford, Henry B. Walthall, Grace Valentine, Thomas A. Curran, Jack Curtis ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1929-10-20
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman

6.2/10 IMDB

The Flying Scotsman is a 1929 black and white film set on the Flying Scotsman train from London to Edinburgh. Engine driver Bob is due to retire from his job after years of distinguished service. On his second to last day he reports Crow, a disgruntled fireman for drinking at work, leading to his dismissal. The sacked man decides to get his revenge, vowing to kill Bob on his final run. Meanwhile, Crow's young replacement has fallen in love with a beautiful girl, whose father, unbeknown to him, happens to be Bob (and who has also boarded the train in an attempt to stop the villain).

Starring: Gordon Harker, Alec Hurley, Pauline Johnson, Moore Marriott, Ray Milland ..
Directed by: Castleton Knight
Release date: 1929-05-30
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Chinatown Nights

Chinatown Nights

6.0/10 IMDB

Joan Fry, a society woman, falls in love with Chuck Riley, the white-leader of a powerful gang in Chinatown, and he quickly drags her down into the depths with him. But seeing her so much in love with him causes him to realize he isl in love with her, and he determines to lift her up again. "Boston" Charley, the rival gang-leader, has other plans.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Florence Vidor, Warner Oland, Jack McHugh, Jack Oakie, Inez Marion, Frank Chew, Richard Cramer, Bess Flowers, Willie Fung ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1929-03-29
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : New York Nights

New York Nights

5.6/10 IMDB

Show girl Jill Deverne is married to song writer Fred Deverne, and everyone is involved in the Broadway night life and endless parties. Jill is being pursued by a gangster, and she leaves her husband after he spends the night with a floozie. Jill ends up as the gangster's moll, but she soon gets tired of the lifestyle.

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, John Wray, Lilyan Tashman, Mary Doran, Roscoe Karns, Jean Harlow, Al Jolson, Clarence Muse ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1929-12-28
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Big News

Big News

5.4/10 IMDB

A reporter's marriage is jeopardized by his drinking and he finds himself accused of a murder he didn't commit.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Louis Payne, Wade Boteler, Charles Sellon, Sam Hardy, Tom Kennedy, Warner Richmond, Helen Ainsworth, Herbert Clark ..
Directed by: Gregory La Cava
Release date: 1929-09-06
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Racketeer

The Racketeer

5.3/10 IMDB

A dapper gangster sponsors an alcoholic violinist in order to win the love of a glamorous divorced socialite.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Roland Drew, Paul Hurst, Hedda Hopper, Budd Fine, Jeanette Loff, Kit Guard, Al Hill, Bobby Dunn ..
Directed by: Howard Higgin
Release date: 1929-11-09
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Behind That Curtain

Behind That Curtain

4.8/10 IMDB

Sir George hires Hillary Gatt to find out more about Eric who wants to marry Lois. Gatt is murdered and the couple, married, run off to India. Old friend John Beetham sympathizes with the bride who sees that her hubby is a liar and drunk. John and Lois fly to San Francisco. Eric shows up and tries to kill John, but Scotland Yard's Lt. Charlie Chan intervenes. Chan fans may be disappointed in this globe-trotting mystery, however, as the detective only appears in a few scenes. The film is more noteworthy for its introduction of Boris Karloff to sound features, in a small role as a servant from Sudan who mutters inscrutable nonsense about the whims of the desert.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Lois Moran, E.L. Park, Boris Karloff, Gilbert Emery, Claude King, Phillip Strange, Jamiel Hasson, Peter Gawthrone, John Rogers ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1929-06-28
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Her Private Affair

Her Private Affair

5.1/10 IMDB

A married society woman accidentally kills her would-be lover and blackmailer and then suffers a crisis of conscience when his disgruntled butler is charged with the crime.

Starring: Ann Harding, Harry Bannister, John Loder, Kay Hammond, Arthur Hoyt, William Orlamond, Lawford Davidson, Elmer Ballard, Frank Reicher, Betty Carter ..
Directed by: Rollo Lloyd, Paul L. Stein
Release date: 1929-09-27
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Silent House

The Silent House

7.3/10 IMDB

A Mandarin hypnotises his partner's daughter to locate hidden bonds.

Starring: Mabel Poulton, Gibb McLaughlin, Arthur Pusey, Gerald Rawlinson, Albert Brouett, Rex Maurice, Raston Medrora, Frank Perfitt, Arthur Stratton, Kiyoshi Takase ..
Directed by: Walter Forde
Release date: 1929-01-02
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Runaway Princess

The Runaway Princess

7.0/10 IMDB

A prince in disguise saves a runaway princess from becoming a forger's dupe.

Starring: Mady Christians, Paul Cavanagh, Norah Baring, Fred Rains, Claude Beerbohm, Eveline Chipman, Lewis Dayton, Anne Grey ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith, Fritz Wendhausen
Release date: 1929-03-01
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Square Shoulders

Square Shoulders

7.0/10 IMDB

Tad's dream is to attend a military academy so he can grow up to be a great soldier and a war hero, like his father. What he doesn't know is that his father, Slag, is actually a thief and a derelict. Slag robs a factory in order to get the money to send Tad to military school, then gets a job at the academy's horse stables to be close to his son, who doesn't know he's alive.

Starring: Frank Coghlan Jr., Louis Wolheim, Philippe De Lacy, Anita Louise, Clarence Geldart ..
Directed by: E. Mason Hopper
Release date: 1929-03-10
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Drake Case

The Drake Case

6.1/10 IMDB

Talkie about a maid who is accused of killing the lady of the house

Starring: Gladys Brockwell, Robert Frazer, Forrest Stanley, James Crane, Edward Hearn, Doris Lloyd, Tom Dugan ..
Directed by: Edward Laemmle
Release date: 1929-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Two Sisters

Two Sisters

6.2/10 IMDB

Twin sisters, one good and honest and sweet, and the other given to totin' pistols and pulling robberies, keep confusing a detective about which one he his chasing for what, since he has different reasons for chasing both.

Starring: Viola Dana, Rex Lease, Claire Du Brey, Thomas G. Lingham, Irving Bacon, Thomas A. Curran, Boris Karloff, Adeline Ashbury ..
Directed by: Scott Pembroke
Release date: 1929-03-23
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Below the Deadline

Below the Deadline

5.1/10 IMDB

Beau Nash is a "gentleman crook" who headquarters his gang of jewel thieves in a run-down boardinghouse. When one of his gang, Mike, gets arrested, his sister Claire--aka "Lady Byron"--swears to get revenge. The gang frames Donald, the best friend of the detective who arrested Mike, for a jewelry store robbery. The detective gives Donald--and his new love, Claire--a short time to find the thieves and clear his name before he takes him in.

Starring: Frank Leigh, Barbara Worth, Arthur Rankin, Walter Merrill, J.P. McGowan, Mike Donlin, Virginia Sale, Lou Gory, Bill Patton, Tiny Ward ..
Directed by: J.P. McGowan
Release date: 1929-01-02
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Ghost Talks

The Ghost Talks

5.0/10 IMDB

Miriam Holt hopes to solve the disappearance of a million dollars in bonds allegedly stolen by her late uncle. A team of crooks is following her, though, in hopes she'll uncover the missing money and they can grab it from her. She checks into a hotel where Franklyn Green works as a desk clerk. Franklyn is learning to be a detective through a correspondence course, and he thinks he's just the guy to help Miriam solve her mystery. The fact that she's a very attractive lady doesn't hurt, either.

Starring: Helen Twelvetrees, Charles Eaton, Carmel Myers, Stepin Fetchit, Earle Foxe, Henry Sedley, Joe Brown, Clifford Dempsey, Baby Mack, Arnold Lucy ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1929-02-24
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Ace of Scotland Yard

The Ace of Scotland Yard

6.2/10 IMDB

From the Universal synopsis: Retired Inspector Blake of Scotland Yard learns that Lord Blanton has acquired the sacred "Love Ring"---a cursed jewel that has brought grief to its previous owners. Prince Darius seeks to obtain the ring, and the mummy of a princess of an ancient country to return them to his homeland.

Starring: Crauford Kent, Florence Allen, Albert Prisco, Monte Montague, Grace Cunard, Herbert Prior ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1929-09-30
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Woman Trap

Woman Trap

5.7/10 IMDB

In Woman Trap, Hal Skelly is hard-bitten police sergeant Dan Malone, whose mission in life is to rid his community of gangsters. The revelation that Dan's own brother Ray (Chester Morris) is the secret head of all local criminal activities does not weaken Dan's resolve in the least. The barely relevant title is a reference to "heroine" Kitty Evans (Evelyn Brent), the wife of a minor gang functionary. Screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz, presumably on a dare, makes a brief appearance as a crime reporter.

Starring: Hal Skelly, Chester Morris, Evelyn Brent, William B. Davidson, Effie Ellsler, Guy Oliver, Leslie Fenton, Charles Giblyn, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Clarence Wilson ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1929-09-28

Behind Closed Doors

5.1/10 IMDB

Behind the doors of a foreign government's embassy in Washington D. C., a group of royal loyalists is attempting to raise funds to aid a counter-revolution and restore the deposed emperor in a new republic. They are led by an unknown leader called 'The Eagle."

Starring: Virginia Valli, Gaston Glass, Otto Matieson, Andrés de Segurola, Fanny Midgley, Torben Meyer, Broderick O'Farrell ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1929-02-24
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Fast Life

Fast Life

5.9/10 IMDB

A man is tried and convicted for the murder of a man who flirted with his wife., and sentenced to death However, it turns out that he is innocent of the murder and that the real killer has close ties to a powerful politician.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, William Holden, Frank Sheridan, Chester Morris, Ray Hallor, John St. Polis, Purnell Pratt ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Release date: 1929-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Dark Streets

Dark Streets

5.3/10 IMDB

Pat and Danny McGlone are identical twin brothers, rivals and competitors in everything they do, and Pat grows up and becomes a policeman while Danny turns to a life of crime. They now find themselves on the opposite sides of the law, and both are in love with a pretty Irish girl from their neighborhood, Kate Dean. Before long one has to prove that blood is thicker than water.

Starring: Jack Mulhall, Lila Lee, Aggie Herring, Earl Pingree, Will Walling, E.H. Calvert, Maurice Black, Lucien Littlefield, Pat Harmon, Pat Harmon ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1929-08-11
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : A Dangerous Woman

A Dangerous Woman

5.3/10 IMDB

The commissioner of an African outpost lives with a woman who drives the white men to their deaths with her seductive ways. The commissioner learns that his brother will be his next assistant, and the woman begins working her wiles on him....

Starring: Olga Baclanova, Clive Brook, Neil Hamilton, Clyde Cook, Leslie Fenton, Snitz Edwards ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee, Gerald Grove
Release date: 1929-05-16
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Stark Mad

Stark Mad

2.4/10 IMDB

An expedition sets out through the jungle to find a missing explorer, but stumbles upon an ancient Mayan temple that houses a giant ape.

Starring: H.B. Warner, Louise Fazenda, Jacqueline Logan, Henry B. Walthall, Claude Gillingwater, John Miljan, George Beranger, Warner Richmond, Floyd Shackelford, Lionel Belmore ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1929-02-02

The Line-Up

3.9/10 IMDB

The Line-Up (1929)

Starring: William Black, Viola Richard, Charles Slattery, Joseph Garry ..
Directed by: Charles L. Glett
Release date: 1929-12-18
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Redeeming Sin

The Redeeming Sin

0.0/10 IMDB

The Redeeming Sin (1929) is a crime drama part-talking silent film with Vitaphone music and sound effects. It was produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and stars Dolores Costello. This film is currently a lost film.

Starring: Dolores Costello, Conrad Nagel, George E. Stone, Philippe De Lacy, Lionel Belmore, Warner Richmond, Nina Quartero, Louise Carver ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1929-02-16
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Lone Wolf's Daughter

The Lone Wolf's Daughter

0.0/10 IMDB

Michael Lanyard, a reformed cracks-man, adopts Adrienne, the daughter of an old friend, and goes to Southampton to attend a party celebrating her engagement to Bobby Crenshaw, the son of a wealthy society couple. The Count and Countess Polinac, international jewel thieves, also attend the party, and Count Polinac forces Lanyard to open the safe containing the jewelry of the guests by threatening to expose Lanyard's criminal past. Lanyard forestalls the count, however, and protects the valuables. The count and countess are arrested, and Michael's secret is kept safe.

Starring: Bert Lytell, Gertrude Olmstead, Charles K. Gerrard, Lilyan Tashman, Donald Keith, Florence Allen, Robert Elliott, Ruth Cherrington ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1929-02-18
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Light Fingers

Light Fingers

0.0/10 IMDB

"Light Fingers" is both the name and the physical description of this film's hero, a dapper petty thief.

Starring: Ian Keith, Dorothy Revier, Carroll Nye, Ralph Theodore, Tom Ricketts, Charles K. Gerrard, Pietro Sosso ..
Directed by: Joseph Henabery
Release date: 1929-07-29
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Eyes of the Underworld

Eyes of the Underworld

0.0/10 IMDB

John Hueston, a wealthy newspaper publisher, plans to publish an exposé of a criminal gang but is silenced by a bullet. Pat Doran, rich sportsman, is consoling Hueston's daughter at her home when members of the gang break into the house in an effort to put their hands on the incriminating evidence accumulated by Florence's father. Pat chases the crooks off and follows them to their hideout; they capture him, and he is imprisoned on a deserted island. Pat escapes, rounds up the gang, and wins Florence's love.

Starring: Sally Blane, Bill Cody, Arthur Lubin, Harry Tenbrook, Charles Clary, Monte Montague ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor, Leigh Jason
Release date: 1929-04-28
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Acquitted


0.0/10 IMDB

A doctor is wrongly convicted of murder and sent to prison.

Starring: Lloyd Hughes, Margaret Livingston, Sam Hardy, Charles West, George Regas, Charles C. Wilson, Otto Hoffman ..
Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Release date: 1929-11-15
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Black Waters

Black Waters

0.0/10 IMDB

A mad captain poses as a cleric to murder people aboard a fogbound ship.

Starring: James Kirkwood, Mary Brian, John Loder, Robert Ames, Frank Reicher, Hallam Cooley, Lloyd Hamilton, Noble Johnson, Ben Hendricks Sr. ..
Directed by: Marshall Neilan
Release date: 1929-04-05
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : To What Red Hell

To What Red Hell

0.0/10 IMDB

'Woman shelters epileptic son when he kills prostitute.' (British Film Catalogue)

Starring: Sybil Thorndike, John Hamilton, Bramwell Fletcher, Gillian Sande, Janice Adair, Arthur Pusey, Athole Stewart, Drusilla Wills, Wyn Weaver, Matthew Boulton ..
Directed by: Edwin Greenwood
Release date: 1929-11-01

The Woman in White

0.0/10 IMDB

Following a promise she made to her father on his deathbed, Laura Fairlie go to Scotland with Sir Percival Glyde to his mysterious mansion to be married. Once there, many strange and disturbing things happen. She meets a girl who has been a victim of Sir Percival's scheming in order to get her fortune.

Starring: Blanche Sweet, Haddon Mason, Cecil Humphreys, Louise Prussing, Frank Perfitt, Minna Grey ..
Directed by: Herbert Wilcox
Release date: 1929-05-24
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Cheaters

The Cheaters

0.0/10 IMDB

This silent picture (which was redone as a talkie in 1930) concerns the daughter of the head of a criminal gang, who falls in love with the son of her father's most bitter enemy.

Starring: Marie Lorraine, Arthur Greenaway, John Faulkner, Josef Bambach, Nellie McNiven, Elaine de Chair, Frank Hawthorne, Leal Douglas ..
Directed by: Paulette McDonagh
Release date: 1929-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Fugitives


0.0/10 IMDB

Nightclub singer Alice Carroll is found in the office of club owner Al Barrow, who is lying dead on the floor. Alice has been overheard threatening to kill Barrow rather than give in to his advances. She protests her innocence, but the District Attorney doesn't believe her and charges her with Barrow's murder. However, things aren't quite as cut-and-dried as the D.A. believes them to be.

Starring: Madge Bellamy, Don Terry, Arthur Stone, Earle Foxe, Matthew Betz, Lumsden Hare, Edith Yorke, Jean Laverty, Hap Ward, Virginia Bruce ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1929-01-27
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

0.0/10 IMDB

This Vitaphone one-reel short, written by the author of "Show-Off", George Kelly

Starring: Helen Ferguson, John Litel, Janet Adair, Helen Foster ..
Directed by: Bryan Foy
Release date: 1929-12-27
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Come Across

Come Across

0.0/10 IMDB

Mary, a high society girl, wants to see how the other half lives, so she becomes a cabaret dancer in a New York nightclub. The owner of the nightclub, Pop Hanson, and his criminal friends, Harry and Cassie, scheme to rip off a Montana millionaire. Finding herself interested in Harry, Mary goes along with their plan and decides to pose as his wife. The gang moves into Mary's aunt's deserted mansion as their base of operations. A silent film with sound sequences.

Starring: Lina Basquette, Flora Finch, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Reed Howes, Crauford Kent, Clarissa Selwynne, Leo White ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1929-06-30
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : The Greyhound Limited

The Greyhound Limited

0.0/10 IMDB

A train engineer and his fireman are best friends until the engineer breaks up a romance between his pal and a trampy girl he knows is no good for him, which also breaks up their friendship.

Starring: Monte Blue, Edna Murphy, Grant Withers, Lucy Beaumont, Ernest Shields, Lew Harvey ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1929-02-09

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