Best Crime Movies of 1931

1.

The Public Enemy

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and cold-blooded killers. But with street notoriety and newfound wealth, the duo feels the heat from the cops and rival gangsters both. Despite his ruthless criminal reputation, Tom tries to remain connected to his family, however, gang warfare and the need for revenge eventually pull him away.

Starring: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell, Donald Cook, Leslie Fenton, Beryl Mercer, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Murray Kinnell, Clark Burroughs ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1931-04-23
2.

Little Caesar

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell, William Collier Jr., Sidney Blackmer, Ralph Ince, Thomas E. Jackson, Stanley Fields, Maurice Black, George E. Stone ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1931-01-25
3.

Blonde Crazy

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Adventures of a cocky con man and his beautiful accomplice.

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Louis Calhern, Noel Francis, Ray Milland, Guy Kibbee, Polly Walters, William Burgess, Maude Eburne, Nat Pendleton ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1931-12-03
4.

Five Star Final

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

An unscrupulous newspaper editor searches for headlines at any cost.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner, Anthony Bushell, George E. Stone, Frances Starr, Ona Munson, Boris Karloff, Aline MacMahon, Oscar Apfel ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1931-09-26
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Smart Money
5.

Smart Money

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Two brothers' trip to the big city to do a little gambling results in a fateful turn of events.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Margaret Livingston, Evalyn Knapp, Ralf Harolde, Noel Francis, Maurice Black, Billy House, Paul Porcasi, Gladys Lloyd ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1931-07-11
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Night Nurse
6.

Night Nurse

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Lora Hart manages to land a job in a hospital as a trainee nurse. Upon completion of her training she goes to work as a night nurse for two small children who seem to be very sick, though something much more sinister is going on.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable, Blanche Friderici, Charlotte Merriam, Charles Winninger, Edward Nugent, Vera Lewis, Ralf Harolde ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1931-07-16
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Alibi
7.

Alibi

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

This dramatization of Christie's novel was first produced on stage in London with Charles Laughton in the role of Poirot.

Starring: Austin Trevor, Franklin Dyall, Elizabeth Allan, J.H. Roberts, John Deverell, Ronald Ward, Mary Jerrold, Mercia Swinburne, Harvey Braban, Clare Greet ..
Directed by: Leslie S. Hiscott
Release date: 1931-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Phantom of Paris
8.

The Phantom of Paris

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Chéri-Bibi is a world class escape artist, but he cannot escape the false murder charge that is placed on him.

Starring: John Gilbert, Leila Hyams, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt, C. Aubrey Smith, Natalie Moorhead, Ian Keith, Douglas Scott, Alfred Hickman, Sidney Bracey ..
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1931-09-12
9.

Mata Hari

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, C. Henry Gordon, Karen Morley, Alec B. Francis, Blanche Friderici, Edmund Breese, Helen Jerome Eddy ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1931-12-26
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : City Streets
10.

City Streets

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A mobster's daughter leads her boyfriend from the circus into bootlegging.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas, William 'Stage' Boyd, Wynne Gibson, Guy Kibbee, Stanley Fields, Betty Sinclair, Robert Homans, Barbara Leonard ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1931-04-18
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Maltese Falcon
11.

The Maltese Falcon

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.

Starring: Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Una Merkel, Robert Elliott, Thelma Todd, Otto Matieson, Walter Long, Dwight Frye, J. Farrell MacDonald ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1931-05-28
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : A Free Soul
12.

A Free Soul

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, James Gleason, Clark Gable, George Irving, Bess Flowers, Lucy Beaumont, Roscoe Ates, Ann Brody ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1931-06-02
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Front Page
13.

The Front Page

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Hildy Johnson is an investigative reporter is looking for a bigger paycheck. When an accused murderer escapes from custody, Hildy sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime. But when he finds the criminal, he learns that the man may not be guilty. With the help of his editor, Hildy attempts to hide the convict, uncover the conspiracy and write the scoop of his career.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton, Walter Catlett, George E. Stone, Mae Clarke, Slim Summerville, Matt Moore, Frank McHugh ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1931-04-04
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Huckleberry Finn
14.

Huckleberry Finn

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A year after their former exploits, Tom Sawyer's puppy love of Becky Thatcher keeps him home while Huck Finn, chafing under "civilizing" influences like school and shoes, plans to run away. His scapegrace, abusive father intervenes; Tom and black Jim help him escape; and (departing from the novel) all three raft down the Mississippi, where they're joined by two likable rogues and meet pretty orphans Ella and Mary Jane. The latter may change Huck's mind about girls...

Starring: Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green, Jackie Searl, Eugene Pallette, Clarence Muse, Clara Blandick, Jane Darwell, Oscar Apfel, Warner Richmond ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1931-08-07
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Silence
15.

Silence

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

A gray-haired convict, within the shadows of the gallows, tells his story to the prison chaplain beginning twenty years earlier when he was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.

Starring: Clive Brook, Peggy Shannon, Charles Starrett, Willard Robertson, John Wray ..
Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier, Max Marcin
Release date: 1931-08-29
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Taxi!
16.

Taxi!

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Amidst a backdrop of growing violence and intimidation, independent cab drivers struggling against a consolidated juggernaut rally around hot-tempered Matt Nolan. Nolan is determined to keep competition alive on the streets, even if it means losing the woman he loves.

Starring: James Cagney, Loretta Young, George E. Stone, Guy Kibbee, Leila Bennett, Dorothy Burgess, David Landau, Ray Cooke, Nat Pendleton, Joe Barton ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1931-12-29
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Dance, Fools, Dance
17.

Dance, Fools, Dance

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

When misfortune hits hard on the Jordan family of Chicago's upper class, Bonnie Jordan, a dazzling and witty girl, finds a job as an aspiring reporter; however, his naive younger brother Rodney takes a twisted path and gets involved with the wrong people.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Lester Vail, Clark Gable, Cliff Edwards, William Bakewell, William Holden, Earle Foxe, Purnell Pratt, Hale Hamilton, Natalie Moorhead ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1931-02-07
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Black Camel
18.

The Black Camel

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

Movie star Shelah Fane is seeing wealthy Alan Jaynes while filming in Honolulu, Hawaii, but won't marry him without consulting famed psychic Tanaverro first. Tanaverro confronts her about the unsolved murder of fellow film star Denny Mayo three years earlier, and she decides to reject Jaynes' proposal. When Shelah is found shot to death in her beach-front pavilion, Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police investigates.

Starring: Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi, Dorothy Revier, Victor Varconi, Murray Kinnell, William Post Jr., Robert Young, Violet Dunn, J. M. Kerrigan ..
Directed by: Hamilton MacFadden
Release date: 1931-06-21
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Vanishing Legion
19.

The Vanishing Legion

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

A mysterious master criminal known as The Voice plots with his gang to sabotage the Milesburg Oil Company, but the rightful heir has a secret army of her own to protect her rights.

Starring: Harry Carey, Edwina Booth, William Desmond, Frankie Darro, Philo McCullough, Yakima Canutt, Joe Bonomo, Tom Dugan, Lafe McKee, Bob Kortman ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1931-06-01
20.

Quick Millions

3.0
6.4/10 IMDB

A truck driver "too lazy to work and too nervous to steal" gets mixed up in racketeering. Naturally his underhanded business practices make him a pillar of the community.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Marguerite Churchill, John Wray, Warner Richmond, Sally Eilers, Bob Burns, George Raft, John Swor, Leon Ames, Oscar Apfel ..
Directed by: Rowland Brown
Release date: 1931-04-17
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Sidewalks of New York
21.

Sidewalks of New York

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

A dim-witted slumlord tries to reform a gang of urban boys (and impress an attractive young woman) by transforming their rough neighborhood into a more decent place.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Cliff Edwards, Frank Rowan, Norman Phillips Jr., Frank LaRue, Oscar Apfel, Syd Saylor, Clark Marshall ..
Directed by: Zion Myers, Jules White
Release date: 1931-09-26
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Vice Squad
22.

The Vice Squad

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A diplomat is blackmailed by crooked vice cops into helping them frame prostitutes.

Starring: Paul Lukas, Kay Francis, Judith Wood, William B. Davidson, Rockliffe Fellowes, Esther Howard, Monte Carter, Juliette Compton, G. Pat Collins, Phil Tead ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1931-05-29
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Star Witness
23.

The Star Witness

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

A tough District Attorney goes after a murderous crime gang, only to find that his witnesses, an innocent family, have clammed up in fear of reprisals.

Starring: Walter Huston, Grant Mitchell, Frances Starr, Charles 'Chic' Sale, Edward Nugent, Sally Blane, George Ernest, Dickie Moore, Ralph Ince, Nat Pendleton ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1931-08-22
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Charlie Chan Carries On
24.

Charlie Chan Carries On

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Charlie steps in to solve the murder of a wealthy American found dead in a London hotel. Settings include London, Nice, San Remo, Honolulu and Hong Kong. Fast-paced with lots of wisecracking. The first film to star Warner Oland as Charlie Chan.

Starring: Warner Oland, John Garrick, Marguerite Churchill, Warren Hymer, George Brent, Marjorie White, C. Henry Gordon, William Holden, Peter Gawthorne, John T. Murray ..
Directed by: Hamilton MacFadden
Release date: 1931-04-11
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Guilty Hands
25.

Guilty Hands

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A district attorney commits the perfect murder when he kills his daughter's womanizing fiancé and then tries framing the fiancé's lover.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Kay Francis, Madge Evans, William Bakewell, C. Aubrey Smith, Polly Moran, Alan Mowbray, Forrester Harvey, Charles Crockett, Henry A. Barrows ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1931-08-22
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Hound of the Baskervilles
26.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

On his uncle's death Sir Henry Baskerville returns from abroad and opens up the ancestral hall on the desolate moors of Devonshire. Holmes uncovers a plot to have Sir Henry murdered by a terrible trained hound.

Starring: John Stuart, Robert Rendel, Frederick Lloyd, Heather Angel, Reginald Bach, Wilfred Shine, Sam Livesey, Henry Hallett, Sybil Jane, Elizabeth Vaughan ..
Directed by: Gareth Gundrey
Release date: 1931-07-28
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Finger Points
27.

The Finger Points

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

Lee is a fresh young kid from the South when he gets a job with The Press. His first assignment on gangsters gets his name in the paper, the police on a raid and Lee in the hospital.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Fay Wray, Regis Toomey, Clark Gable, Oscar Apfel, Robert Gleckler, Mickey Bennett, James P. Burtis, Martin Cichy, Lew Harvey ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Release date: 1931-04-11
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Politics
28.

Politics

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A widow's decision to run for mayor kicks off a battle of the sexes in a small town.

Starring: Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Roscoe Ates, Karen Morley, William Bakewell, John Miljan, Joan Marsh, Tom McGuire, Kane Richmond, Mary Alden ..
Directed by: Charles Reisner
Release date: 1931-02-26
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Lawyer's Secret
29.

The Lawyer's Secret

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

Sailor Joe Hart, who is spending his shore leave at a gambling joint, sells his gun to young Laurie Roberts after losing terribly. After Hart again loses his last dime, he leaves the joint and steals a car in order to return to his ship. Later that night, a tough gambler named "The Weasel" convinces Laurie, who also lost badly, that Baldy, the joint's owner, is crooked, and they both return to the joint to break open the safe. During the holdup, The Weasel kills Baldy with Joe's gun and, after being picked up for speeding, Joe is arrested for murder.

Starring: Clive Brook, Charles Rogers, Fay Wray, Jean Arthur, Francis McDonald, Syd Saylor ..
Directed by: Max Marcin, Louis J. Gasnier
Release date: 1931-06-06
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : An American Tragedy
30.

An American Tragedy

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A social climber charms a debutante, seduces a factory worker and commits murder.

Starring: Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Frances Dee, Irving Pichel, Claire McDowell, Lucille La Verne, Charles Middleton, Claire Dodd, George Irving, Arline Judge ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1931-08-22
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Secret Six
31.

The Secret Six

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Bootlegger/cafe owner, Johnny Franks recruits crude working man Scorpio to join his gang, masterminded by crooked criminal defense lawyer Newton. Scorpio eventually takes over Frank's operation, beats a rival gang, becomes wealthy and dominates the city for several years until a secret group of 6 masked businessmen have him prosecuted and sent to the electric chair.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Johnny Mack Brown, Jean Harlow, Marjorie Rambeau, Paul Hurst, Clark Gable, Ralph Bellamy, John Miljan, DeWitt Jennings ..
Directed by: George W. Hill
Release date: 1931-04-18
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Public Defender
32.

The Public Defender

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A mysterious phantom who calls himself The Reckoner vows to expose the crooked bankers who embezzled their company's funds.

Starring: Richard Dix, Shirley Grey, Purnell Pratt, Ruth Weston, Boris Karloff, Edmund Breese, Frank Sheridan, Alan Roscoe, Nella Walker, Paul Hurst ..
Directed by: J. Walter Ruben
Release date: 1931-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Guilty Generation
33.

The Guilty Generation

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

The children of feuding gangsters fall in love and fight to escape their parents' notoriety.

Starring: Leo Carrillo, Constance Cummings, Robert Young, Boris Karloff, Emma Dunn, Leslie Fenton, Murray Kinnell, Ruth Warren, James Wilcox, Elliott Rothe ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1931-11-19
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Ruling Voice
34.

The Ruling Voice

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A mob boss has a change of heart when his daughter convinces him to move on from crime.

Starring: Walter Huston, Loretta Young, Dudley Digges, David Manners, Doris Kenyon, John Halliday, Nora Cecil, Charles Middleton, Nat Pendleton ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1931-10-30
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : X Marks the Spot
35.

X Marks the Spot

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

The story begins in 1923 where after an accident, a newspaper reporter needs to raise $5,000 to pay for an operation, otherwise his young sister will be crippled for life. The desperate reporter is finally able to get the cash from a shady acquaintance, Riggs. Eight years later in New York, circumstances conspire to place the reporter as the number one suspect in the murder of a showgirl. With no witness or alibi, the reporter devises a plan to smoke out the real culprit. A meeting is arranged under the cover of night and to the surprise of both men, the murderer is Riggs. Out of gratitude for past generosity to his sister, the reporter agrees not to expose Riggs, however unwittingly leads the police to him! Riggs is found guilty, and a dramatic scene in the courthouse ensues.

Starring: Lew Cody, Sally Blane, Wallace Ford, Fred Kohler, Mary Nolan, Clarence Muse, Joyce Coad, Helen Parrish, Charles Middleton ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1931-12-13
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Gang Buster
36.

The Gang Buster

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Naïve insurance agent 'Cyclone' Case falls in love with Sylvia Martine, whose father has a dispute with gangster Mike Slade. When Sylvia is kidnapped by Slade and his gang, 'Cyclone' decides to save her and wanders straight into a gang war without even realizing it.

Starring: Jack Oakie, Jean Arthur, Wynne Gibson, William 'Stage' Boyd, Tom Kennedy, Francis McDonald, William Morris ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1931-01-17
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Gentleman's Fate
37.

Gentleman's Fate

2.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A bootlegger falls apart when his wife leaves him.

Starring: John Gilbert, Louis Wolheim, Leila Hyams, Anita Page, Marie Prevost, John Miljan, George Cooper, Ferike Boros, Ralph Ince, Frank Reicher ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1931-03-07
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Bum Bandit
38.

The Bum Bandit

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Masked bandit Bimbo holds up a train carrying someone tougher… Betty Boop (with dog's ears), played by a different, deeper-voiced actress.

Starring: Harriet Lee ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1931-04-03
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Big Gamble
39.

The Big Gamble

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A gambler, hopelessly in debt, agrees to pay off his debt by allowing his creditor to take out a life insurance policy on him and collecting once the one-year suicide clause has elapsed.

Starring: William Boyd, Dorothy Sebastian, Warner Oland, James Gleason, Geneva Mitchell, Zasu Pitts, June MacCloy, William Collier Jr., Ralph Ince ..
Directed by: Fred Niblo
Release date: 1931-09-27
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour
40.

Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A card cheat is threatened with exposure into joining a criminal enterprise that Holmes believes is controlled by Professor Moriarity.

Starring: Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming, Minnie Rayner, Leslie Perrins, Jane Welsh, Norman McKinnel, William Fazan, Sydney King, Philip Hewland, Gordon Begg ..
Directed by: Leslie S. Hiscott
Release date: 1931-02-15
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Speckled Band
41.

The Speckled Band

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

After her sister dies under mysterious circumstances, a young heiress seeks Holmes' help when she feels threatened by her brutish stepfather.

Starring: Raymond Massey, Lyn Harding, Angela Baddeley, Athole Stewart, Nancy Price ..
Directed by: Jack Raymond
Release date: 1931-03-05
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Daughter of the Dragon
42.

Daughter of the Dragon

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

At her Chinese father's bidding, a woman goes to murder an enemy and meets a Scotland Yard detective.

Starring: Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Sessue Hayakawa, Bramwell Fletcher, Frances Dade, Holmes Herbert, Nella Walker, Lawrence Grant, Harold Minjir, Nicholas Soussanin ..
Directed by: Lloyd Corrigan
Release date: 1931-09-05
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : The Tip-Off
43.

The Tip-Off

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

A young radio repairman becomes involved with gangsters and one of their girlfriends when he repairs their radio.

Starring: Eddie Quillan, Robert Armstrong, Ginger Rogers, Joan Peers, Ralf Harolde, Mike Donlin, Ernie Adams, Charles Sellon, Helen Ainsworth, Luis Alberni ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1931-10-16
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Big Man from the North
44.

Big Man from the North

2.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Bosko is a Mountie in the cold, snowy north. His sergeant demands that he get his man: a peg-legged villain wanted dead or alive.

Starring: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray ..
Directed by: Rudolf Ising, Hugh Harman
Release date: 1931-02-01
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Night Beat
45.

Night Beat

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A young couple finds themselves mixed up with mobsters planning to rob a warehouse.

Starring: Jack Mulhall, Patsy Ruth Miller, Walter McGrail, Harry Cording, William A. Williams, Harry Semels, Richard Cramer, Ernie Adams, Jack Cheatham, Hal Price ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1931-12-26
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Night Life in Reno
46.

Night Life in Reno

2.2
4.9/10 IMDB

A story of love, humor and drama against the background of America's "Biggest Little City." An (interrupted) indiscretion by John Wyatt with a floozy prompts his wife, June, to make a trip to Reno, Nevada in order to get a quickie six-week-waiting-period divorce. John, penitent over his past actions (since he got caught), follows his wife to Reno and manages a reconciliation after a murder gives him a chance to prove his true devotion.

Starring: Virginia Valli, Jameson Thomas, Dorothy Christy, Arthur Housman, Dixie Lee, Clarence Wilson, Carmelita Geraghty, Pat O'Malley, Georgia Caine, Henry Roquemore ..
Directed by: Raymond Cannon
Release date: 1931-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Traveling Husbands
47.

Traveling Husbands

2.2
6.0/10 IMDB

A salesman gets in trouble with a party girl and a debutante in Detroit.

Starring: Evelyn Brent, Frank Albertson, Constance Cummings, Hugh Herbert, Dorothy Peterson, Gwen Lee, Frank McHugh, Carl Miller, Stanley Fields, Rita La Roy ..
Directed by: Paul Sloane
Release date: 1931-08-15
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Dragnet Patrol
48.

Dragnet Patrol

2.2
4.8/10 IMDB

A sailor falls for a gangster's moll, leaves his wife and finds himself caught up in a life of crime.

Starring: Glenn Tryon, Vera Reynolds, Marjorie Beebe, Vernon Dent, Symona Boniface, Walter Long, George 'Gabby' Hayes, George Chesebro, Lionel Backus, Jack Cheatham ..
Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Release date: 1931-12-14
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : A Honeymoon Adventure
49.

A Honeymoon Adventure

2.2
5.7/10 IMDB

An exciting tale of international crooks and stolen plans, in which an inventor is kidnapped by foreign agents whilst honeymooning in Scotland.

Starring: Benita Hume, Peter Hannen, Harold Huth, Walter Armitage, Jacky Lambert, Polly Emery, Robert English, Margery Binner, Frances Rose Campbell, Fanny Wright ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1931-09-21
Best Crime Movies of 1931 : Grief Street
50.

Grief Street

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

A reporter helps the police investigate the murder of a disagreeable and philandering actor who is found strangled to death in his theater dressing room with its door and window locked from the inside.

Starring: John Holland, Barbara Kent, Raymond Largay, James P. Burtis, Lillian Rich, Lafe McKee, Lloyd Whitlock, Larry Steers, Dorothy Christy, Crauford Kent ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1931-10-01

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