Best Crime Movies of 1929

1.

Blackmail

4.2
7.0/10 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
2.

Piccadilly

3.5
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
3.

Springtime Saps

3.2
7.0/10 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
4.

Hell's Heroes

2.8
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 : The Return of the Rat
5.

The Return of the Rat

2.8
7.0/10 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 : Seven Footprints to Satan
6.

Seven Footprints to Satan

2.7
6.6/10 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, Laska Winters, Angelo Rossitto, Loretta Young ..
Directed by: Benjamin Christensen
Release date: 1929-01-27
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Alibi
7.

Alibi

2.7
5.8/10 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 ..
Directed by: Roland West
Release date: 1929-04-20
Best Crime Movies of 1929 : Thunderbolt
8.

Thunderbolt

2.6
6.6/10 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 : Side Street
9.

Side Street

2.5
5.7/10 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 : The Canary Murder Case
10.

The Canary Murder Case

2.5
6.0/10 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

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