Best Crime Movies of 1934

1.

The Thin Man

5.6
7.9/10 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
2.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

While vacationing in St. Moritz, a British couple receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

Starring: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Frank Vosper, Hugh Wakefield, Nova Pilbeam, Pierre Fresnay, Cicely Oates, D.A. Clarke-Smith, George Curzon ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1934-12-01
3.

Manhattan Melodrama

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Starring: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo, Nat Pendleton, George Sidney, Isabel Jewell, Muriel Evans, Thomas E. Jackson, Isabelle Keith ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1934-05-04
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Charlie Chan in London
4.

Charlie Chan in London

3.7
6.9/10 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
5.

Fog Over Frisco

3.5
6.6/10 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 : Jimmy the Gent
6.

Jimmy the Gent

3.4
6.6/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Hide-Out
7.

Hide-Out

3.1
6.9/10 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
8.

The Case of the Howling Dog

3.1
6.9/10 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 : Looking for Trouble
9.

Looking for Trouble

3.0
6.4/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Hi, Nellie!
10.

Hi, Nellie!

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Managing Editor Brad Bradshaw refuses to run a story linking the disappearance of Frank Canfield with embezzlement of the bank. He considers Frank a straight shooter and he goes easy on the story. Every other paper goes with the story that Frank took the money and Brad is demoted, by the publisher, to the Heartthrob column - writing advice to the lovelorn. After feeling sorry for himself for two months, he takes the column seriously and makes it the talk of the town. But Brad still wants his old job back so he will have to find Canfield and the missing money.

Starring: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Ned Sparks, Robert Barrat, Donald Meek, Berton Churchill, Kathryn Sergava, Hobart Cavanaugh, Douglass Dumbrille, Edward Ellis ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1934-01-20
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Heat Lightning
11.

Heat Lightning

3.0
7.1/10 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 Defense Rests
12.

The Defense Rests

2.9
6.5/10 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 : Search for Beauty
13.

Search for Beauty

2.9
6.1/10 IMDB

Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new health and beauty magazine which is only a front for salacious stories and pictures.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Ida Lupino, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason, Toby Wing, Gertrude Michael, Bradley Page, Frank McGlynn Sr., Nora Cecil, Virginia Hammond ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1934-02-02
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : The President Vanishes
14.

The President Vanishes

2.9
6.2/10 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
15.

The Man with Two Faces

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Actress Jessica Wells, sister of actor Damon Wells, is on top of her form except when her husband Vance is around. When Vance takes her to the apartment of a theatrical producer she comes home incoherent and Vance is found dead in the vanished producer's hotel suite

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Ricardo Cortez, Mae Clarke, Louis Calhern, Arthur Byron, John Eldredge, David Landau, Emily Fitzroy, Henry O'Neill ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1934-08-04
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Upperworld
16.

Upperworld

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A railroad tycoon, disillusioned with his marriage, starts seeing a showgirl. Things go agreeably until the woman's manager decides to blackmail the millionaire.

Starring: Warren William, Mary Astor, Ginger Rogers, Andy Devine, J. Carrol Naish, Dickie Moore, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Sidney Toler, Henry O'Neill, Theodore Newton ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1934-04-19
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Wonder Bar
17.

Wonder Bar

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Harry and Inez are a dance team at the Wonder Bar. Inez loves Harry, but he is in love with Liane, the wife of a wealthy business man. Al Wonder and the conductor/singer Tommy are in love with Inez. When Inez finds out that Harry wants to leave Paris and is going to the USA with Liane, she kills him.

Starring: Al Jolson, Kay Francis, Dolores del Río, Ricardo Cortez, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee, Ruth Donnelly, Hugh Herbert, Louise Fazenda, Hal Le Roy ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1934-03-31
18.

The Mystery of Mr. X

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A sophisticated jewel thief tries to prove himself innocent of a string of cop murders.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Allan, Lewis Stone, Ralph Forbes, Henry Stephenson, Forrester Harvey, Ivan F. Simpson, Leonard Mudie ..
Directed by: Edgar Selwyn
Release date: 1934-02-23
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Murder on the Blackboard
19.

Murder on the Blackboard

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

There are plenty of guilty secrets at the school where Hildegarde Withers teaches. When she finds the body of the pretty music teacher, she calls in her old friend Inspector Piper, who promptly arrests the obvious suspect. Clues multiply and everyone looks suspicious as Piper and Miss Withers continue their battle of the sexes.

Starring: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot, Gertrude Michael, Regis Toomey, Edgar Kennedy, Tully Marshall, Jackie Searl, Frederick Vogeding, Barbara Fritchie ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1934-06-15
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Among the Missing
20.

Among the Missing

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Seeking to avoid arrest while fleeing through a city park at night, two jewel thieves, Gordon and young Tommy, stash some just-stolen jewels on elderly, unknowing Martha Abbott. They then invite Martha to come live with them as their housekeeper, duping her into helping fence their goods. When Martha eventually becomes aware of the criminal activities, she strives to help Tommy reform.

Starring: Richard Cromwell, Henrietta Crosman, Billie Seward, Arthur Hohl, Ivan F. Simpson, Ben Taggart, Wade Boteler, Harry C. Bradley, Claire Du Brey, Douglas Cosgrove ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1934-09-25
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Tailspin Tommy
21.

Tailspin Tommy

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A young mechanic gets a job with a small airline, which he helps win a mail contract. A rival airline plots to destroy it in order to get the contracts for itself.

Starring: Maurice Murphy, Noah Beery Jr., Patricia Farr, Walter Miller, Grant Withers, Charles A. Browne, Bryant Washburn ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1934-10-29
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Crime without Passion
22.

Crime without Passion

2.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Caddish lawyer Lee Gentry is going out with Katy Costello, but carrying on an affair with dancer Carmen Brown. When he wants to end the dalliance with Carmen, she is so distraught that she becomes suicidal. Seizing the gun from Carmen, he accidentally shoots her, and thinking she's dead, concocts a series of increasingly outlandish alibis to cover his tracks under the guidance of a ghostly apparition that is his alter ego.

Starring: Claude Rains, Margo, Whitney Bourne, Stanley Ridges, Paula Trueman, Esther Dale, Marjorie Main, Fanny Brice, Helen Hayes, Ben Hecht ..
Directed by: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Lee Garmes
Release date: 1934-08-30
23.

I Am a Thief

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A man dodges jewel thieves while carrying a fortune in diamonds on the Orient Express.

Starring: Mary Astor, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Robert Barrat, Irving Pichel, Hobart Cavanaugh, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Arthur Aylesworth, Florence Fair, Frank Reicher ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1934-11-24
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Fugitive Lovers
24.

Fugitive Lovers

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

In a hopeful effort to evade gangster Legs Caffey, chorus girl Letty Morris hops a bus in New York bound for Los Angeles--with Legs close on her heels. Along the way the bus picks up escaped convict Paul Porter, who quickly allies himself with Letty. With the police in hot pursuit and Legs monitoring his every move with Letty, Paul is running out of both time and ideas.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Madge Evans, Ted Healy, Nat Pendleton, C. Henry Gordon, Ruth Selwyn, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Walter Brennan ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1934-01-05
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Father Brown, Detective
25.

Father Brown, Detective

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

After notorious jewel thief Flambeau meets Evelyn Fischer during a raid on a casino, he falls deeply in love with her. Later Flambeau sends notes to both Leopold Fischer, who unknown to him is Evelyn's uncle, and Father Brown, in which he vows he will steal from them the ten diamonds that comprise the "Flying Star." Flambeau intends to give these diamonds to Evelyn. Father Brown, whose gold cross contains some of the Flying Star diamonds, is determined to meet Flambeau before he is arrested, to reform and redeem his soul.

Starring: Walter Connolly, Paul Lukas, Gertrude Michael, Robert Loraine, Halliwell Hobbes, Una O'Connor, E. E. Clive, Donald Gray ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1934-12-14
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : The Gay Bride
26.

The Gay Bride

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Mary wants to marriy a gangster because that is where the money is. Unfortunately, the life expectancy and finances of a gangster are unstable.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Chester Morris, Zasu Pitts, Nat Pendleton, Leo Carrillo, Sam Hardy, Walter Walker, Norman Ainsley, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Irving Bacon ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1934-12-14
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Midnight Alibi
27.

Midnight Alibi

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

An elderly woman provides an alibi to a man she scarcely knows who is on trial for murder of his girlfriend's racketeer father.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Ann Dvorak, Helen Lowell, Helen Chandler, Henry O'Neill, Robert Barrat, Robert McWade, Purnell Pratt, Harry Tyler, Paul Hurst ..
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1934-07-12
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Tiger Bay
28.

Tiger Bay

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Michael is a young Englishman abroad who deliberately visits a tough Chinese district of Tiger Bay to test his strength. He falls in love and battles a protection racket.

Starring: Anna May Wong, Henry Victor, Lawrence Grossmith, Margaret Yarde, René Ray, Victor Garland, Ernest Jay, Wally Patch, Graham Soutten, Brian Buchel ..
Directed by: J. Elder Wills
Release date: 1934-09-01
29.

The Big Shakedown

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Former bootlegger Dutch Barnes pressures neighborhood druggist Jimmy Morrell into making cut-rate knockoff toiletry, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products.

Starring: Bette Davis, Ricardo Cortez, Glenda Farrell, Allen Jenkins, Henry O'Neill, Dewey Robinson, John Wray, Philip Faversham, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Renee Whitney ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Release date: 1934-01-06
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : The Crime of Helen Stanley
30.

The Crime of Helen Stanley

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

An actress is murdered in the midst of shooting a dance sequence for her latest picture, with Inspector Steve Trent on the case.

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, Shirley Grey, Gail Patrick, Kane Richmond, Bradley Page, Ward Bond, Arthur Rankin, Lucien Prival, Vincent Sherman, Phillip Trent ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1934-04-20
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Baby Take a Bow
31.

Baby Take a Bow

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight, and Eddie and Kay have a beautiful little girl named Shirley. However, Welch has kept a close eye on them for years. He believes in "once a criminal, always a criminal." Then, when Eddie's employer's wife's pearls go missing, it comes out that Eddie and Larry both spent time in prison, and they're fired. Welch suspects that Eddie and Larry have something to do with the theft of the pearls. Will Welch prove that Eddie and Larry had something to do with the theft, or will the truth prevail?

Starring: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Claire Trevor, Alan Dinehart, Ray Walker, Dorothy Libaire, Ralf Harolde, James Flavin, Richard Tucker, Olive Tell ..
Directed by: Harry Lachman
Release date: 1934-06-30
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Whirlpool
32.

Whirlpool

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

An ex-convict tries to connect with the daughter who doesn't even know he exists.

Starring: Jack Holt, Jean Arthur, Donald Cook, Allen Jenkins, Lila Lee, John Miljan, Rita La Roy, Oscar Apfel, Willard Robertson, Ward Bond ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1934-04-10
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Back Page
33.

Back Page

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A former New York reporter (Peggy Shannon) is hired as editor of a failing, small town newspaper in California.

Starring: Peggy Shannon, Russell Hopton, Claude Gillingwater, Edwin Maxwell, Sterling Holloway, Sidney Bracey, Rockliffe Fellowes, David Callis, Harvey Clark, Ottola Nesmith ..
Directed by: Anton Lorenze
Release date: 1934-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : In Old Santa Fe
34.

In Old Santa Fe

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Gangster Chandler and his accomplice Tracy arrive at a dude ranch. Cowboy Kentucky arrives at the same time. When Tracy double-crosses his boss and has the stage robbed, Kentucky finds the outlaws and brings them in. Tracy frames him for the murder of the driver but his pal Cactus gets him out of jail. He returns just as Chandler shoots Tracy and Kentucky finds himself arrested for another murder.

Starring: Ken Maynard, Evalyn Knapp, H.B. Warner, Kenneth Thomson, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Wheeler Oakman, George Burton, George Chesebro, Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette ..
Directed by: David Howard
Release date: 1934-11-15
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : The Notorious Sophie Lang
35.

The Notorious Sophie Lang

2.6
6.7/10 IMDB

After an extended stay in England, Sophie Lang returns to America. She is beautiful, sophisticated--and a notorious jewel thief. A New York police detective who's been trying to nail her finally comes up with what seems a foolproof scheme--to catch her off guard by having her fall for a handsome and suave jewel thief who happens to be in the U.S. traveling under an assumed name.

Starring: Gertrude Michael, Paul Cavanagh, Alison Skipworth, Leon Errol, Arthur Byron, Ben Taggart, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Ann Sheridan ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies, Ralph Murphy
Release date: 1934-07-20
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : The Return of Bulldog Drummond
36.

The Return of Bulldog Drummond

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

The retired British captain forms a gang to rescue his wife and thwart his nemesis, Carl Peterson.

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Joyce Kennedy, Francis L. Sullivan, Claud Allister, H. Saxon-Snell, Spencer Trevor, Charles Mortimer, Wallace Geoffrey, Patrick Aherne ..
Directed by: Walter Summers
Release date: 1934-04-19
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Journal of a Crime
37.

Journal of a Crime

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A woman murders her husband's mistress and someone else gets accused of the crime.

Starring: Ruth Chatterton, Adolphe Menjou, Claire Dodd, Douglass Dumbrille, Frank Reicher, Walter Pidgeon, Bess Flowers, George Barbier, Noel Madison, Henry O'Neill ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1934-03-10
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Inside Information
38.

Inside Information

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

Lloyd Wilson, trusted employee of an investment firm, is suspected of theft when $20,000 in security bonds is stolen from his office. Tarzan, the Famous Police Dog, has an intuitive dislike of an apparently respectable citizen, and this leads Wilson and the police to the gang headquarters. Tarzan wins a public citation for his leading part in breaking the case against a desperate gang of criminals.

Starring: Rex Lease, Marion Shilling, Tarzan, Philo McCullough, Henry Hall, Charles King, Jean Porter, Robert McKenzie, Victor Potel, Robert F. Hill ..
Directed by: Robert F. Hill
Release date: 1934-09-24
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Honor of the Range
39.

Honor of the Range

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

After Sheriff Ken puts money in the safe, his brother Clem gives Rawhide the combination. With the money gone the disgruntled townsmen make Boots Sheriff and lock up Ken. Clem, now a prisoner of Rawhide, has a change of heart and sends Ken a message with the outlaw's location. Ken escapes by impersonating the saloon entertainer and rides for the hangout.

Starring: Ken Maynard, Cecilia Parker, Fred Kohler, Frank Hagney, Jack Rockwell, James A. Marcus, Albert J. Smith, Eddie Barnes, Slim Whitaker, Franklyn Farnum ..
Directed by: Alan James
Release date: 1934-04-15
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : The Personality Kid
40.

The Personality Kid

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

An arrogant boxer (Pat O'Brien) discovers his wife (Glenda Farrell) had a hand in his success.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Glenda Farrell, Claire Dodd, Robert Gleckler, Henry O'Neill, Bess Flowers, Thomas E. Jackson, Arthur Vinton, Clarence Muse, Clay Clement ..
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1934-06-06
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Woman in the Dark
41.

Woman in the Dark

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

A recently released prisoner lives alone in his cabin so that his bad temper won't get him back in any more trouble, but his peaceful existence is disrupted when a mysterious woman arrives.

Starring: Fay Wray, Ralph Bellamy, Melvyn Douglas, Roscoe Ates, Ruth Gillette, Nell O'Day, Granville Bates, Frank Shannon, Frank Otto, Joe King ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1934-11-08
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Woman Unafraid
42.

Woman Unafraid

2.4
6.2/10 IMDB

A dedicated and compassionate policewoman risks her job by offering refuge to a young mother with mob associations. Crime drama.

Starring: Lucile Gleason, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Lona Andre, Warren Hymer, Barbara Weeks, Ruth Clifford, Laura Treadwell, Jason Robards Sr., Dick Elliott, Erin LaBissomiere ..
Directed by: William J. Cowen
Release date: 1934-03-27
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : The Fire Raisers
43.

The Fire Raisers

2.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Jim Bronton is an insurance investigator, but he's unhappy with his work and gets involved with a gang of arsonists. His conscience is troubling him ...

Starring: Leslie Banks, Anne Grey, Francis L. Sullivan, Carol Goodner, Frank Cellier, Lawrence Anderson, Harry Caine, George Merritt, Joyce Kirby, Wally Patch ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1934-01-22
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Midnight
44.

Midnight

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Jury foreman Edward Weldon's questioning leads to the death sentence for Ethel Saxon. His daughter Stella claims to have killed her lover, the gangster Garboni, just as Saxon was to sit in the electric chair.

Starring: Sidney Fox, O. P. Heggie, Henry Hull, Margaret Wycherly, Lynne Overman, Katherine Wilson, Richard Whorf, Humphrey Bogart, Granville Bates, Cora Witherspoon ..
Directed by: Chester Erskine
Release date: 1934-03-07
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : She Loves Me Not
45.

She Loves Me Not

2.3
5.9/10 IMDB

A cabaret dancer witnesses a murder and is forced to hide from gangsters by disguising herself as a male Princeton student.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Miriam Hopkins, Kitty Carlisle, Edward Nugent, Henry Stephenson, Warren Hymer, Lynne Overman, Judith Allen, George Barbier, Henry Kolker ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1934-08-31
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : What Happened Then?
46.

What Happened Then?

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

Young Raymond Rudford,sculptor, is on trial for slitting the throat of his uncle, who had adopted and raised him after Raymond's parent's died when he was a young boy. The prosecution allows his motive was fear of being disinherited if he married his fiancé, the fair Alicia Atherton, against his uncle's wishes, and the prosecution lays a mountain of evidence against Raymond, including his razor, dragged from an artificial lake on the estate, as the murder weapon; Raymond's bloody fingerprints and footprints found at the scene of bedroom crime, and his bloody shoes, found in his cupboard and bloody monogrammed-handkerchief found under his uncle's death bed. Raymond's only defense is that he could not have committed the crime as he goes into a paroxysm of dread at the mere sight of blood, a phobia he has had ever since childhood when his dog was run over by a lorry and the dog's blood was splattered into his face.

Starring: Richard Bird, Lorna Hubbard, Geoffrey Wardwell, Francis L. Sullivan, Richard Gray, George Zucco, Quinton McPherson, Laurence Hanray, Stella Arbenina, Cecil Ramage ..
Directed by: Walter Summers
Release date: 1934-09-24
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : The Man Who Changed His Name
47.

The Man Who Changed His Name

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A young woman begins to suspect that her wealthy, respectable husband may be an escaped Canadian murderer.

Starring: Lyn Harding, Betty Stockfeld, Leslie Perrins, Ben Welden, Aubrey Mather, Stanley Vine, Richard Dolman ..
Directed by: Henry Edwards
Release date: 1934-03-01
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : The Scotland Yard Mystery
48.

The Scotland Yard Mystery

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

A doctor uses his unique medical knowledge to mastermind a lucrative life-insurance scam; in a rare film role, legendary thespian Gerald du Maurier stars as the Metropolitan Police Commissioner who sets out to uncover the secret of five empty coffins and catch the villainous swine responsible for such depravities.

Starring: Gerald du Maurier, George Curzon, Grete Natzler, Belle Chrystall, Leslie Perrins, Frederick Peisley, Wally Patch, Henry Victor, Herbert Cameron, Paul Graetz ..
Directed by: Thomas Bentley
Release date: 1934-01-03
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : The Moonstone
49.

The Moonstone

2.2
5.0/10 IMDB

A valuable gem from India is stolen in an old dark mansion and it is up to Scotland Yard inspector Charles Irwin to find out who did it among all the suspects who were in the house.

Starring: David Manners, Phyllis Barry, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Jameson Thomas, Herbert Bunston, Charles Irwin, Elspeth Dudgeon, John Davidson, Claude King, Olaf Hytten ..
Directed by: Reginald Barker
Release date: 1934-08-20
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Night Alarm
50.

Night Alarm

2.2
5.9/10 IMDB

A reporter itching to get off the boring gardening "beat" gets a chance to investigate a series of arson fires that have been plaguing the city. He believes the fires are tied into a web of political corruption involving a wealthy businessman, the mayor and the police chief. Complicatins ensue when the girl assigned to help him turns out to be the businessman's daughter.

Starring: Bruce Cabot, Judith Allen, H.B. Warner, Sam Hardy, Betty Blythe, Tom Hanlon, Harry Holman, Harold Minjir, John Bleifer, Fuzzy Knight ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1934-12-10

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