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 : The Man Who Knew Too Much
2.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

While vacationing in St. Moritz, a British couple receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their young 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: 1934-11-30
3.

Manhattan Melodrama

3.7
7.2/10 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 : Jimmy the Gent
4.

Jimmy the Gent

3.6
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: 1934-03-17
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Fog Over Frisco
5.

Fog Over Frisco

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Bette Davis and Margaret Lindsay portray stepsisters from a society family in this atmospheric tale of crime and punishment in the City by the Bay. One sister is amiable, upright, eager to uphold the family name. The other is volatile, risk-taking, a moth hovering too close to the flame of high-living lowlifes who launder stolen bonds. Care to guess which actress plays her?

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 : The Case of the Howling Dog
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 : Hide-Out
7.

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
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Heat Lightning
8.

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: 1934-03-03
Best Crime Movies of 1934 : Upperworld
9.

Upperworld

3.0
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: 1934-04-28
10.

The Man with Two Faces

2.9
6.5/10 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

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