Best Crime Movies of 1935


The Informer

7.4/10 IMDB

Gypo Nolan is a former Irish Republican Army man who drowns his sorrows in the bottle. He's desperate to escape his bleak Dublin life and start over in America with his girlfriend. So when British authorities advertise a reward for information about his best friend, current IRA member Frankie, Gypo cooperates. Now Gypo can buy two tickets on a boat bound for the States, but can he escape the overwhelming guilt he feels for betraying his buddy?

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, Margot Grahame, Wallace Ford, Una O'Connor, J. M. Kerrigan, Joe Sawyer, Donald Meek, D'Arcy Corrigan ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1935-05-09
Best Crime Movies of 1935 : The Whole Town's Talking

The Whole Town's Talking

7.3/10 IMDB

Ordinary man-in-the-street Arthur Ferguson Jones leads a very straightforward life. He's never late for work and nothing interesting ever happens to him. One day everything changes: he oversleeps and is fired as an example, he's then mistaken for evil criminal killer Mannion and is arrested. The resemblance is so striking that the police give him a special pass to avoid a similar mistake. The real Mannion sees the opportunity to steal the pass and move around freely and chaos results.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl, James Donlan, Arthur Byron, Wallace Ford, Donald Meek, Etienne Girardot, Edward Brophy, Paul Harvey ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1935-02-22
Best Crime Movies of 1935 : The Raven

The Raven

7.0/10 IMDB

A brilliant but deranged neurosurgeon becomes obsessively fixated on a judge's daughter who in no way wants him. With the help of an escaped criminal whose face he has surgically deformed, the mad man lures her, her father, and her fiance to his isolated castle-like home, where he has created a torture chamber with the intent of torturing them for having "tortured" him.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware, Samuel S. Hinds, Spencer Charters, Inez Courtney, Ian Wolfe, Maidel Turner, Raine Bennett ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1935-07-08
Best Crime Movies of 1935 : Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

7.0/10 IMDB

A man is haunted by a murder he's committed.

Starring: Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Marian Marsh, Tala Birell, Elisabeth Risdon, Robert 'Tex' Allen, Douglass Dumbrille, Gene Lockhart, Charles Waldron, Thurston Hall ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1935-11-22
Best Crime Movies of 1935 : The Black Mask

The Black Mask

6.6/10 IMDB

British crime film directed by Ralph Ince

Starring: Wylie Watson, Aileen Marson, Ellis Irving, Wyndham Goldie, Joyce Kennedy, Herbert Lomas, John Turnbull, Kate Cutler ..
Directed by: Ralph Ince
Release date: 1935-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1935 : Special Agent

Special Agent

6.7/10 IMDB

Newspaperman Bill Bradford becomes a special agent for the tax service trying to end the career of racketeer Nick Carston. Julie Gardner is Carston's bookkeeper. Bradford enters Carston's organization and Julie cooperates with him to land Carston in jail. An informer squeals on them. Julie is kidnapped by Carston's henchmen as she is about to testify

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent, Ricardo Cortez, Jack La Rue, Henry O'Neill, Robert Strange, Joseph Crehan, J. Carrol Naish, Joe Sawyer, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1935-09-14
Best Crime Movies of 1935 : Black Fury

Black Fury

6.5/10 IMDB

A simple Pennsylvania coal miner is drawn into the violent conflict between union workers and management.

Starring: Paul Muni, Karen Morley, William Gargan, Barton MacLane, John Qualen, J. Carrol Naish, Vince Barnett, Tully Marshall, Henry O'Neill, Joseph Crehan ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1935-05-18
Best Crime Movies of 1935 : After Office Hours

After Office Hours

6.4/10 IMDB

Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to solve the murder of one of her socialite acquaintences. Written by Doug Sederberg

Starring: Clark Gable, Constance Bennett, Stuart Erwin, Billie Burke, Harvey Stephens, Katharine Alexander, Hale Hamilton, Henry Travers, Henry Armetta, Charles Richman ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1935-02-22
Best Crime Movies of 1935 : Who Killed Cock Robin?

Who Killed Cock Robin?

7.0/10 IMDB

A robin is shot so the woodland community holds a trial to investigate.

Starring: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash, Purv Pullen, Martha Wentworth, Leo Cleary, Jerry Philips, Melvin Gilly, David Butler ..
Directed by: David Hand
Release date: 1935-06-25
Best Crime Movies of 1935 : The Case of the Curious Bride

The Case of the Curious Bride

6.7/10 IMDB

After giving the District Attorney another stinging defeat, Perry plans to take a vacation in China. That is, he was, until Rhoda, his old flame, meets him at a restaurant. It seems that her husband Moxley, who had been allegedly dead for four years, is alive and demanding money as she has married into wealth. The case escalates when the police find the body of Moxley and charge her with the murder.

Starring: Warren William, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Woods, Claire Dodd, Allen Jenkins, Phillip Reed, Barton MacLane, Wini Shaw, Warren Hymer, Olin Howland ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1935-04-13

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