Best Crime Movies of 1933


Picture Snatcher

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

The Little Giant

7.0/10 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

The Mayor of Hell

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

Lady Killer

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

Midnight Mary

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

The Story of Temple Drake

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


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

The Kennel Murder Case

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

She Done Him Wrong

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

Ladies They Talk About

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

Murders in the Zoo

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

Bureau of Missing Persons

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 : King for a Night

King for a Night

6.8/10 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 : Clear All Wires!

Clear All Wires!

5.9/10 IMDB

Buckley is an unethical reporter who manipulates the news for his own benefit as much as he reports it. When he is in Paris to get a medal for being rescued from his alleged kidnappers, he finds that his boss, Stevens, at the Chicago Globe is going with his old gal Dolly. When Stevens learns that Dolly is staying with Buckley in Moscow, he fires Buckley. To get his job back, Buckley and Lefty stage a great news story about the shooting of the last Romanoff, but the plan backfires and they are now in line to be shot by the Commissar.

Starring: Lee Tracy, Benita Hume, Una Merkel, James Gleason, Alan Edwards, Eugene Sigaloff, Ari Kutai, C. Henry Gordon, Lya Lys, John Bleifer ..
Directed by: George W. Hill
Release date: 1933-02-24
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

5.5/10 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

The Solitaire Man

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

The California Trail

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

Crime on the Hill

6.6/10 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

Blondie Johnson

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 : Girl Missing

Girl Missing

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

One Year Later

6.6/10 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


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

Private Detective 62

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 : The Sin of Nora Moran

The Sin of Nora Moran

6.7/10 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

The Crime of the Century

6.6/10 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

Whistling in the Dark

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

Tomorrow at Seven

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

The Prizefighter and the Lady

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
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Corruption


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

The Phantom Broadcast

5.6/10 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

Jungle Bride

5.0/10 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 : The Roof

The Roof

5.1/10 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

Before Midnight

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 : The Pointing Finger

The Pointing Finger

4.8/10 IMDB

A man plots to murder his half-brother so he claim his earldom and an inheritance.

Starring: John Stuart, Viola Keats, Leslie Perrins, Michael Hogan, A. Bromley Davenport, Henrietta Watson, D.J. Williams, Clare Greet ..
Directed by: George Pearson
Release date: 1933-12-26
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Man Outside

The Man Outside

4.7/10 IMDB

A murder at a country house centres around the whereabouts of a horde of stolen diamonds and the unmasking of people who are not as they at first seem.

Starring: Henry Kendall, John Turnbull, Cyril Raymond, Louis Hayward, Michael Hogan, Ethel Warwick, Joan Gardner, Gillian Lind ..
Directed by: George A. Cooper
Release date: 1933-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Riot Squad

Riot Squad

5.1/10 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, Kit Guard, Charles De La Motte ..
Directed by: Harry S. Webb
Release date: 1933-07-25
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Lucky Number

The Lucky Number

5.4/10 IMDB

A professional footballer attempts to recover a winning pools ticket.

Starring: Clifford Mollison, Joan Wyndham, Gordon Harker, Joe Hayman, Hetty Hartley, Hay Petrie, Esme Percy, Alfred Wellesley ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1933-06-17
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : The Big Chance

The Big Chance

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 : Strange People

Strange People

5.9/10 IMDB

All 12 jury members who sent an innocent man to the gallows are gathered together for a demonstration of how convictions can be made on circumstantial evidence. During the proceedings, a phony murder is quickly revealed as the real thing.

Starring: John Darrow, Gloria Shea, Hale Hamilton, Wilfred Lucas, J. Frank Glendon, Michael Visaroff, Jack Pennick, Jerry Mandy, Lew Kelly, Jane Keckley ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1933-06-16
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Before Morning

Before Morning

5.1/10 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

The World Gone Mad

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 : Police Car 17

Police Car 17

5.9/10 IMDB

Motor patrolman Tim Conlon and his partner Bumps O'Neill vie for the attentions of Helen Regan, daughter of a fellow cop.

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

This Day and Age

6.3/10 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

Laughter in Hell

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

The Billion Dollar Scandal

7.0/10 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


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

Song of the Eagle

6.4/10 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 : State Trooper

State Trooper

6.9/10 IMDB

Mike Rolph quits his job, seemingly, as a highway patrolman and takes the position of the Police Chief of W. J. Brady's oil refinery. He is also romantically involved with Brady's daughter, June. It appears that some highly-placed employee has sold out to the opposition refinery people, and much sabotage and havoc is being caused.

Starring: Regis Toomey, Evalyn Knapp, Barbara Weeks, Raymond Hatton, Matthew Betz, Edwin Maxwell, Walter McGrail, Lew Kelly, Don Chapman, Eddy Chandler ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1933-02-10
Best Crime Movies of 1933 : Hotel Variety

Hotel Variety

6.6/10 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

Her Forgotten Past

6.5/10 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

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