Best Crime Movies of 1934

1.

The Thin Man

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

A husband and wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell, Porter Hall, Henry Wadsworth, William Henry, Harold Huber, Cesar Romero ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1934-05-25
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Charlie Chan in London
2.

Charlie Chan in London

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

After receiving congratulations from the Home Secretary for solving his most recent case, Charlie is sought out by Pamela Gray, a beautiful but desperate young socialite whose brother Paul awaits execution for the murder of a weapons inventor. She is so convinced of his innocence that she becomes distraught when she overhears Neil Howard, her brother's lawyer and her fiancee, confide to the detective his belief in his client's guilt. Angered at this disclosure, she returns his ring and breaks off the engagement. Although the execution will take place in 65 hours, Charlie pledges to expose the murderer. All potential suspects are reassembled in the country mansion of family friend Geoffrey Richmond, where the murder took place, as Charlie tries to expose the real murderer before time runs out.

Starring: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Ray Milland, Mona Barrie, Douglas Walton, Alan Mowbray, George Barraud, Paul England, Madge Bellamy, Walter Johnson ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1934-09-12
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Jimmy the Gent
3.

Jimmy the Gent

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

An unpolished racketeer, whose racket is finding heirs for unclaimed fortunes, affects ethics and tea-drinking manners to win back the sweetheart who now works for his seemingly upright competitor.

Starring: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Allen Jenkins, Alan Dinehart, Alice White, Arthur Hohl, Phillip Reed, Hobart Cavanaugh, Mayo Methot, Renee Whitney ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1934-03-09
4.

Fog Over Frisco

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Val takes the assistance of a society reporter and a journalist to investigate the disappearance of her half-sister Arlene, a wealthy socialite who is involved in criminal activities.

Starring: Bette Davis, Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot, Hugh Herbert, Arthur Byron, Robert Barrat, Henry O'Neill, Irving Pichel, Douglass Dumbrille ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1934-06-02
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Hide-Out
5.

Hide-Out

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Wounded criminal Lucky Wilson takes refuge in a small Connecticut farm. He falls in love with the farmer's daughter who at first is unaware of his criminal record. Lucky is fully prepared to shoot his way out when the cops come calling, but he is softened by the daughter's affections.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Maureen O'Sullivan, Edward Arnold, Elizabeth Patterson, Whitford Kane, Mickey Rooney, C. Henry Gordon, Muriel Evans, Edward Brophy, Henry Armetta ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1934-08-24
6.

The Case of the Howling Dog

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

A very nervous man named Cartwright comes into Perry's office to have the neighbor arrested for his howling dog. He states that the howling is a sign that there is a death in the neighborhood. He also wants a will written giving his estate to the lady living at the neighbors house. It is all very mysterious and by the next day, his will is changed and Cartwright is missing, as is the lady of the house next door. Perry has a will and a retainer and must find out whether he has a client or a beneficiary.

Starring: Warren William, Mary Astor, Allen Jenkins, Grant Mitchell, Helen Trenholme, Helen Lowell, Dorothy Tree, Gordon Westcott, Harry Tyler, Arthur Aylesworth ..
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1934-09-22
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Heat Lightning
7.

Heat Lightning

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

A lady gas station attendant gets mixed up with escaped murderers.

Starring: Aline MacMahon, Ann Dvorak, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Ruth Donnelly, Theodore Newton, Willard Robertson, Harry C. Bradley ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1934-03-01
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : The President Vanishes
8.

The President Vanishes

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

The President Vanishes, released in the United Kingdom as Strange Conspiracy, is a 1934 American political drama film directed by William A. Wellman and produced by Walter Wanger. Starring Edward Arnold and Arthur Byron, the film is an adaptation of Rex Stout's political novel of the same name.

Starring: Edward Arnold, Arthur Byron, Paul Kelly, Peggy Conklin, Andy Devine, Rosalind Russell, Janet Beecher, Osgood Perkins, Sidney Blackmer, Edward Ellis ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1934-11-17
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : The Defense Rests
9.

The Defense Rests

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.

Starring: Jack Holt, Jean Arthur, Nat Pendleton, Arthur Hohl, Raymond Walburn, Harold Huber, Robert Gleckler, Sarah Padden, Shirley Grey, Donald Meek ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1934-07-15
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Looking for Trouble
10.

Looking for Trouble

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Joe and Casey trouble-shoot for the phone company. They try to prove that Joes's girl Ethel's boss Dan is a crook but are trapped by criminals and left in a burning building.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Jack Oakie, Constance Cummings, Arline Judge, Judith Wood, Morgan Conway, Helen Westley, Paul Harvey, Joe Sawyer, Charles Lane ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1934-03-28

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