Best Crime Movies of 1933

1.

Picture Snatcher

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

An ex-con uses his street smarts to become a successful photojournalist.

Starring: James Cagney, Ralph Bellamy, Patricia Ellis, Alice White, Ralf Harolde, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Robert Barrat, G. Pat Collins, Arthur Vinton, Tom Wilson ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1933-05-06
2.

The Little Giant

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Prohibition is ending so bootlegger Bugs Ahearn decides to crack California society. He leases a house from down-on-her-luck Ruth and hires her as social secretary. He rescues Polly Cass from a horsefall and goes home to meet her dad who sells him some phony stock certificates. When he learns about this he sends to Chicago for mob help.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Helen Vinson, Russell Hopton, Kenneth Thomson, Shirley Grey, Berton Churchill, Don Dillaway, Louise Mackintosh, Lester Dorr ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1933-05-20
3.

The Mayor of Hell

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Members of a teenage gang are sent to the State Reformatory, presided over by the callous Thompson. Soon Patsy Gargan, a former gangster appointed Deputy Commissioner, arrives and takes over the administration to run the place on radical principles. Thompson needs a quick way to discredit him.

Starring: James Cagney, Madge Evans, Frankie Darro, Dudley Digges, Arthur Byron, Allen Jenkins, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Sidney Miller, Sheila Terry, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1933-06-24
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Lady Killer
4.

Lady Killer

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

An ex-gangster tries to resist his old cohorts' criminal activities after he accidentally becomes a movie star.

Starring: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Margaret Lindsay, Leslie Fenton, Douglass Dumbrille, Russell Hopton, Raymond Hatton, Henry O'Neill, Robert Elliott, Marjorie Gateson ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1933-12-09
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Midnight Mary
5.

Midnight Mary

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager -- a mistaken arrest and prison term for shoplifting and lack of employment lead to involvement with gangsters. In a brothel, she meets a young lawyer, scion of a wealthy and prestigious family, who falls for her and helps her turn around her life. But her past catches up with her, and she must face the music rather than cause him scandal.

Starring: Loretta Young, Ricardo Cortez, Franchot Tone, Andy Devine, Una Merkel, Frank Conroy, Warren Hymer, Ivan F. Simpson, Harold Huber, Sandy Roth ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1933-06-30
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Story of Temple Drake
6.

The Story of Temple Drake

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The coquettish granddaughter of a respected small-town judge is stranded at a bootleggers’ hide-out, subjected to an act of nightmarish sexual violence, and plunged into a criminal underworld that threatens to swallow her up completely.

Starring: Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue, Florence Eldridge, Guy Standing, Irving Pichel, Jobyna Howland, William Collier Jr., Elizabeth Patterson, James Eagles ..
Directed by: Stephen Roberts
Release date: 1933-05-06
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Penthouse
7.

Penthouse

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Gertie Waxted knows how notorious gangster Jim Crelliman runs his rackets, because she's long been under the hoodlum's thumb. She's secretly helping lawyer Jackson Durant in a snoop job aimed at pinning a murder on the thug. Her life will be in peril when that secret gets out.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Charles Butterworth, Mae Clarke, Phillips Holmes, C. Henry Gordon, Martha Sleeper, Nat Pendleton, George E. Stone, Robert Emmett O'Connor ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1933-09-08
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Kennel Murder Case
8.

The Kennel Murder Case

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Starring: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan, Robert McWade, Robert Barrat, Frank Conroy, Etienne Girardot, James Lee, Paul Cavanagh ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1933-10-28
9.

She Done Him Wrong

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

New York singer and nightclub owner Lady Lou has more men friends than you can imagine. One of them is a vicious criminal who’s escaped and is on the way to see “his” girl, not realising she hasn’t exactly been faithful in his absence. Help is at hand in the form of young Captain Cummings, a local temperance league leader.

Starring: Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland, Noah Beery, David Landau, Rafaela Ottiano, Dewey Robinson, Rochelle Hudson, Tammany Young ..
Directed by: Lowell Sherman
Release date: 1933-02-09
10.

Ladies They Talk About

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A moll, imprisoned after participating in a bank robbery, helps with a breakout plot.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess, Lillian Roth, Maude Eburne, Ruth Donnelly, Harold Huber, Robert McWade, Cecil Cunningham ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley
Release date: 1933-02-04
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Murders in the Zoo
11.

Murders in the Zoo

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Dr. Gorman is a millionaire adventurer, traveling the world in search of dangerous game. His bored, beautiful, much younger wife entertains herself in the arms of other men. In turn, Gorman uses his animals to kill these men. When a New York City zoo suggests a fundraising gala, Gorman sees a prime opportunity to dispatch the dashing Roger and anyone else who might cross him.

Starring: Charles Ruggles, Lionel Atwill, Gail Patrick, Randolph Scott, Kathleen Burke, Harry Beresford, John Lodge, Jane Darwell, Nancy Crowley, Samuel S. Hinds ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1933-03-31
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Bureau of Missing Persons
12.

Bureau of Missing Persons

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work...

Starring: Bette Davis, Lewis Stone, Pat O’Brien, Glenda Farrell, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly, Hugh Herbert, Alan Dinehart, Marjorie Gateson, Noel Francis ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1933-09-16
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Blood Money
13.

Blood Money

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

The title refers to the business of affable, ambitious bail bondsman (and politically-connected grifter) Bill Bailey, who, in the course of his work, crosses paths with every kind of offender there is, from first-time defendants to career criminals.

Starring: George Bancroft, Judith Anderson, Frances Dee, Chick Chandler, Blossom Seeley, Etienne Girardot, George Regas, Theresa Harris, Kathlyn Williams, John Bleifer ..
Directed by: Rowland Brown
Release date: 1933-11-17
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : King for a Night
14.

King for a Night

3.1
6.9/10 IMDB

A prizefighter is convicted of a murder that was actually committed by his sister.

Starring: Chester Morris, Helen Twelvetrees, Alice White, John Miljan, Grant Mitchell, Frank Albertson, George Meeker, Warren Hymer, Maxie Rosenbloom, John Sheehan ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1933-12-09
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : A Study in Scarlet
15.

A Study in Scarlet

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

In London, a secret society led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any of its deceased members and divides them among the remaining members. Society members start dropping like flies. Sherlock Holmes is approached by member James Murphy's widow, who is miffed at being left penniless by her husband. When Captain Pyke is shot, Holmes keys in on his mysterious Chinese widow as well as the shady Merrydew. Other members keep dying: Malcom Dearing first, then Mr. Baker. There is also an attempt on the life of young Eileen Forrester, who became a reluctant society member upon the death of her father. Holmes' uncanny observations and insights are put to the test.

Starring: Reginald Owen, Anna May Wong, Alan Mowbray, Warburton Gamble, June Clyde, John Warburton, Doris Lloyd, J. M. Kerrigan, Alan Dinehart, Billy Bevan ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1933-05-14
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Solitaire Man
16.

The Solitaire Man

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

An almost-retired jewel thief plans to marry Helen, his partner in crime. Their plans are shattered when Bascom, a gang member, arrives with a stolen necklace, putting their whole gang at risk.

Starring: Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, Lionel Atwill, May Robson, Elizabeth Allan, Ralph Forbes, Lucile Gleason, Robert McWade, Jean De Briac, Lawrence Grant ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1933-09-22
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The California Trail
17.

The California Trail

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

Santa Fe Stuart, leading a relief train bringing food to the peasants, gets caught up in the Commandante and his brother the Mayor's effort to starve out the peasants. Thrown in jail and about to be hung, he escapes and joins the peasants in their fight against the brothers and their troops...

Starring: Buck Jones, Helen Mack, George Humbert, Luis Alberni, Charles Stevens, Carlos Villarías, Chris-Pin Martin, Carmen Laroux, William Steele, Al Ernest Garcia ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1933-03-24
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Crime on the Hill
18.

Crime on the Hill

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

In this murder mystery, Vicar Casson looks into the poisoning of a wealthy man. He soon finds that the man they convicted, the fiance of the rich man's niece, was innocent.

Starring: Sally Blane, Nigel Playfair, Lewis Casson, Anthony Bushell, Phyllis Dare, Judy Kelly, George Merritt, Reginald Purdell, Gus McNaughton, Hal Gordon ..
Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus
Release date: 1933-12-27
19.

Blondie Johnson

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A Depression-downtrodden waif uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.

Starring: Joan Blondell, Chester Morris, Allen Jenkins, Earle Foxe, Claire Dodd, Mae Busch, Joseph Cawthorn, Olin Howland, Sterling Holloway, Toshia Mori ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1933-02-25
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Private Detective 62
20.

Private Detective 62

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A former government agent in France, who has failed at an assignment and been disavowed, is deported back to the USA, where he can only find work at a low-rent detective agency. He soon gets involved with a woman with ties to a crooked gambling club owner, who is a client of his agency.

Starring: William Powell, Margaret Lindsay, Arthur Hohl, Ruth Donnelly, Gordon Westcott, Natalie Moorhead, James Bell, Hobart Cavanaugh, Irving Bacon, Arthur Byron ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1933-06-10
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Girl Missing
21.

Girl Missing

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Kay and June, two showgirls, are hurt when they seek financial help from Daisy. On Daisy's wedding night when she is rendered missing, Kay and June decide to look for her to claim the reward.

Starring: Glenda Farrell, Ben Lyon, Mary Brian, Lyle Talbot, Guy Kibbee, Harold Huber, Edward Ellis, Peggy Shannon, Helen Ware, Ferdinand Gottschalk ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1933-03-04
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : One Year Later
22.

One Year Later

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A man is convicted of killing his boss, whom he suspected of having an affair with his wife. On board the train taking him to prison for his execution are a reporter, who is dying of lung cancer and wants to interview the condemned man--and who also has some inside knowledge of the circumstances of the man's case. Also aboard is the prisoner's wife, who doesn't believe her husband is a killer and desperately wants to talk to him about it but he refuses to speak to her.

Starring: Mary Brian, Russell Hopton, Don Dillaway, DeWitt Jennings, George Irving, Jackie Searl, Edward Keane, Pauline Garon, Walter Brennan, Harry Holman ..
Directed by: E. Mason Hopper
Release date: 1933-08-24
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Loyalties
23.

Loyalties

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

While a houseguest at an upper-class gathering, wealthy Jew Ferdinand de Levis is robbed of £1,000 with evidence pointing towards the guilt of another guest, Captain Dancy. Instead of supporting De Levis, the host attempts to hush the matter up and when this fails, he sides with Dancy and subtly tries to destroy de Levis' reputation. When Dancy is later exposed, and commits suicide, de Levis is blamed for his demise.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Heather Thatcher, Miles Mander, Joan Wyndham, Philip Strange, Alan Napier, Algernon West, Cecily Byrne, Athole Stewart, Patric Curwen ..
Directed by: Thorold Dickinson, Basil Dean
Release date: 1933-07-02
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Sin of Nora Moran
24.

The Sin of Nora Moran

2.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Nora Moran, a young woman with a difficult and tragic past, is sentenced to die for a murder that she did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it would not damage the lives, careers and reputations of those whom she loves.

Starring: Zita Johann, John Miljan, Alan Dinehart, Paul Cavanagh, Claire Du Brey, Sarah Padden, Henry B. Walthall, Otis Harlan, Aggie Herring, Cora Sue Collins ..
Directed by: Phil Goldstone
Release date: 1933-12-13
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Crime of the Century
25.

The Crime of the Century

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A doctor who is also a “mentalist” confesses to a murder. The only problem is that the murder he’s confessed to hasn’t happened yet – although dead bodies are now starting to turn up all over the place. A reporter sets out to solve the “mystery”.

Starring: Jean Hersholt, Wynne Gibson, Stuart Erwin, Frances Dee, Gordon Westcott, Robert Elliott, David Landau, William Janney, Bodil Rosing, Torben Meyer ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1933-02-18
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Whistling in the Dark
26.

Whistling in the Dark

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A mystery writer and his sweetheart are held hostage by a fugitive gangster, who hopes to enlist their help in devising the perfect crime.

Starring: Ernest Truex, Una Merkel, Edward Arnold, John Miljan, C. Henry Gordon, Nat Pendleton, Johnny Hines, Joseph Cawthorn, Tenen Holtz, Marcelle Corday ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1933-01-21
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Tomorrow at Seven
27.

Tomorrow at Seven

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

People in an old, dark mansion are menaced by a maniac called "The Black Ace.

Starring: Chester Morris, Vivienne Osborne, Frank McHugh, Allen Jenkins, Henry Stephenson, Grant Mitchell, Charles Middleton, Virginia Howell, Oscar Apfel, Cornelius Keefe ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1933-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Prizefighter and the Lady
28.

The Prizefighter and the Lady

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

An ex-sailor turned boxer finds romance and gets a shot at the heavyweight title.

Starring: Myrna Loy, Max Baer, Primo Carnera, Jack Dempsey, Walter Huston, Otto Kruger, Vince Barnett, Robert McWade, Muriel Evans, Jean Howard ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke, Howard Hawks
Release date: 1933-11-10
29.

Jungle Bride

2.4
5.1/10 IMDB

Four survivors of a ship wreck are stranded on a deserted island, including a woman and the man she believes is responsible for the murder which her brother is in prison for.

Starring: Anita Page, Charles Starrett, Kenneth Thomson, Eddie Borden, Clarence Geldart, Gertrude Simpson, Alfred Cross, Jay Emmett ..
Directed by: Harry O. Hoyt, Albert H. Kelley
Release date: 1933-01-09
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Corruption
30.

Corruption

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

A young lawyer is elected mayor of the city and promises to rid it of the corruption it's famous for. The problem is that most of the corruption he's vowed to eliminate is caused by the crooked political machine that helped elect him.

Starring: Evalyn Knapp, Preston Foster, Charles Delaney, Tully Marshall, Natalie Moorhead, Warner Richmond, Huntley Gordon, Lane Chandler, Mischa Auer, Jason Robards Sr. ..
Directed by: Charles E. Roberts
Release date: 1933-06-18
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Phantom Broadcast
31.

The Phantom Broadcast

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

A handsome radio singer has it all--fame, money, adoring fans--but what no one knows is that his accompanist, a hunchbacked piano player, is actually the voice behind the arrogant, abusive "singer"'s fame. The two men fall for the same girl, and when the singer turns up dead, suspicion falls upon his assistant and the girl.

Starring: Ralph Forbes, Vivienne Osborne, Arnold Gray, Gail Patrick, Paul Page, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Carl Miller, Rockliffe Fellowes, Pauline Garon, Louise Beavers ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1933-03-14
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Roof
32.

The Roof

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

Inspector Darrow investigates the death of a wealthy man.

Starring: Leslie Perrins, Judy Gunn, Russell Thorndike, Michael Hogan, Ivor Barnard, Eliot Makeham, George Zucco, Leo Britt, D.J. Williams, Hector Abbas ..
Directed by: George A. Cooper
Release date: 1933-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Before Midnight
33.

Before Midnight

2.2
5.9/10 IMDB

A detective tries to figure out who killed a man who predicted his own death.

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, June Collyer, Claude Gillingwater, Bradley Page, Betty Blythe, Arthur Pierson, George Cooper, William Jeffrey, Joseph Crehan, Otto Yamaoka ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1933-11-18
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Riot Squad
34.

Riot Squad

2.2
5.4/10 IMDB

The constant battling over the same woman gets two detectives demoted to what's considered the toughest job in the Police Department--the Riot Squad.

Starring: Madge Bellamy, Pat O'Malley, James Flavin, Addison Richards, Harrison Greene, Bee Eddels, Alene Carroll, Ralph Lewis ..
Directed by: Harry S. Webb
Release date: 1933-07-25
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Before Morning
35.

Before Morning

2.0
5.3/10 IMDB

A night of love, intrigue, death and blackmail leaves stage-star Elise Manning's fate at stake in a conflict with the unscrupulous Doctor Gruell. A rejected lover dies in Miss Manning's apartment, and Gurell implies that the death was murder and attempts to blackmail the actress. The climax brings the actress, her fiancé and the dead-man's wife face-to-face in an emotional denouement.

Starring: Leo Carrillo, Lora Baxter, Taylor Holmes, Blaine Cordner, Louise Prussing, Russell Hicks, Louis Jean Heydt, Victor Kilian ..
Directed by: Arthur Hoerl
Release date: 1933-10-18
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The World Gone Mad
36.

The World Gone Mad

2.0
4.8/10 IMDB

A district attorney and a reporter try to find the killer of a D.A. who uncovered a massive stock fraud.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Neil Hamilton, Mary Brian, Evelyn Brent, John St. Polis, J. Carrol Naish, Louis Calhern, Richard Tucker, Wallis Clark, Geneva Mitchell ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1933-04-15
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Big Chance
37.

The Big Chance

1.9
4.8/10 IMDB

Gangsters try to get a boxer to throw an important fight.

Starring: John Darrow, Merna Kennedy, Natalie Moorhead, Mickey Rooney, Matthew Betz, Hank Mann ..
Directed by: Albert Herman
Release date: 1933-08-28
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Police Car 17
38.

Police Car 17

1.7
5.4/10 IMDB

Police Car 17 is one of a handful of non-westerns made for Columbia by cowboy star Tim McCoy. Motor patrolman Tim Conlon (McCoy) and his partner Bumps O'Neill (Ward Bond) vie for the attentions of Helen Regan (Evalyn Knapp), daughter of a fellow cop. Our hero not only wins Helen but also the undying admiration of his fellow lawmen through a series of incredible acts of heroism. All things considered, Police Car 17 is a western in modern dress. All that's missing is the final shootout at High Noon, but this is neatly compensated for by a climactic fistic battle in an abandoned garage.

Starring: Tim McCoy, Evalyn Knapp, Edwin Maxwell, Ward Bond, DeWitt Jennings, Wallis Clark, Harold Huber, Jack Long, Charles West, Jessie Arnold ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1933-09-30
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : This Day and Age
39.

This Day and Age

1.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A modern-day tale of gangsterism and revenge. After a notorious mobster murders a Jewish tailor and is let off for the crime, a band of outraged high-school students turns into vigilante crusaders hell-bent on punishing the wrongdoers. Memorable pre-Code moment: the students torturing a gangster by dangling him over a pit filled with rats.

Starring: Charles Bickford, Richard Cromwell, Judith Allen, Bradley Page, Harry Green, Ben Alexander, Edward Nugent, Lester Arnold, Charles Middleton, George Barbier ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1933-08-25
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Laughter in Hell
40.

Laughter in Hell

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In the late 1800s, a man is sentenced to life at hard labor for killing his wife and her lover.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Tommy Conlon, Merna Kennedy, Berton Churchill, Gloria Stuart, Tom Brown, Clarence Muse, Douglass Dumbrille, Arthur Vinton, Noel Madison ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1933-01-12
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Billion Dollar Scandal
41.

The Billion Dollar Scandal

1.6
7.2/10 IMDB

An ex-convict working for a wealthy oil baron uncovers trouble while his brother becomes involved with the boss's daughter.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Constance Cummings, Olga Baclanova, Frank Morgan, James Gleason, Irving Pichel, Warren Hymer, Sidney Toler, Berton Churchill, Frank Albertson ..
Directed by: Harry Joe Brown
Release date: 1933-01-06
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Narcotic
42.

Narcotic

1.6
4.0/10 IMDB

As the opening scroll tells us, Narcotic was "presented in the hope that the public may become aware of the terrific struggle to rid the world of drug addiction." The movie itself is a salacious plunge into a world of sordid pleasures. It tells us the story of Dr. William G. Davies, an infamous snake-oil salesman who started his career as a promising medical student.

Starring: Harry Cording, Joan Dix, Patricia Farley, Jean Lacy, J. Stuart Blackton Jr., Paul Panzer, Miami Alvarez, Charles Bennett, Josef Swickard ..
Directed by: Dwain Esper, Vival Sodar't
Release date: 1933-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Song of the Eagle
43.

Song of the Eagle

1.6
6.1/10 IMDB

This drama centers on the fight for certain post-Prohibitionist groups to gain total control over the liquor industry. Much of the tale is focused upon a family endeavoring to keep their little brewery.

Starring: Charles Bickford, Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Jean Hersholt, Louise Dresser, Andy Devine, George E. Stone, Gene Morgan, Bert Sprotte, George Meeker ..
Directed by: Ralph Murphy
Release date: 1933-04-27
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Hotel Variety
44.

Hotel Variety

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A New York City boarding house for vaudeville performers, none of whom have any steady work....

Starring: Hal Skelly, Olive Borden, Charlotte Walker, Sally Rand, Glorian Gray, Shannon Day ..
Directed by: Raymond Cannon
Release date: 1933-01-07
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Her Forgotten Past
45.

Her Forgotten Past

1.4
6.2/10 IMDB

A compulsive gambler, thought to have been killed in an automobile crash, reappears when his wife remarries.

Starring: Monte Blue, Barbara Kent, Henry B. Walthall, Eddie Phillips, William V. Mong, Dewey Robinson ..
Directed by: Wesley Ford
Release date: 1933-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Important Witness
46.

The Important Witness

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

A freelance stenographer is hired for a job, but when she arrives at the address she was given, she finds that a murder has taken place there--and she is arrested for it.

Starring: Noel Francis, Don Dillaway, Dorothy Burgess, Noel Madison, Sarah Padden, Franklin Pangborn, Robert Ellis, Harry Myers, Charles Delaney, Paul Fix ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1933-07-15
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Channel Crossing
47.

Channel Crossing

1.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Money isn't everything. Tycoon races against time to cross the English Channel in order to save a business deal, but along the way his whole value system is thrown into turmoil.

Starring: Matheson Lang, Constance Cummings, Edmund Gwenn, Max Miller, Anthony Bushell, Dorothy Dickson, Nigel Bruce, Douglas Jefferies, H.G. Stoker ..
Directed by: Milton Rosmer
Release date: 1933-10-14
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Mad Game
48.

The Mad Game

1.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Bootlegger Ed Carson is sent to prison. His old gang turns from liquor (now legal) to kidnapping. When they nab the son and daughter-in-law of the judge who sent Carson to prison, he is paroled to help in the capture.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Ralph Morgan, Howard Lally, J. Carrol Naish, John Miljan, Matt McHugh, Kathleen Burke, Mary Mason ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1933-10-27
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Fog
49.

Fog

1.3
5.4/10 IMDB

The murders are committed in swift succession on board a liner crossing the Atlantic in a dense fog, and many of the passengers come under suspicion before the actual killer is bought to justice with the aid of a very substantial "ghost."

Starring: Mary Brian, Donald Cook, Reginald Denny, Robert McWade, Helen Freeman, Maude Eburne, G. Pat Collins, Edwin Maxwell, Samuel S. Hinds, Marjorie Gateson ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1933-11-11
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : After Dark
50.

After Dark

1.2
5.1/10 IMDB

If it wasn't British, this would be in the Forgotten Horrors book. Hugh (Inspector Holt in HUMAN MONSTER) has some valuable jewels stolen. They're hidden in the back of an old clock in an antique shop. When the thieves return for them, the clock has been sold! They trace it to a creepy country estate. When Hugh and the niece of one of the crooks also show up, things get hairy.

Starring: Horace Hodges, Hugh Williams, Grethe Hansen, George Barraud, Henry Oscar, Ian Fleming, Polly Emery, Arthur Padbury, Lucille Lisle ..
Directed by: Albert Parker
Release date: 1933-01-23

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