Best Crime Movies of 1941

1.

Unholy Partners

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

A crusading newsman (Edward G. Robinson) starts up a tabloid with a gangster (Edward Arnold) as his 50-50 partner.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Edward Arnold, Laraine Day, Marsha Hunt, William T. Orr, Don Beddoe, Walter Kingsford, Charles Dingle, Charles Halton, Joe Downing ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1941-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Secrets of the Lone Wolf
2.

Secrets of the Lone Wolf

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Michael Lanyard, the reformed criminal known as the Lone Wolf, is played in this Columbia B picture by the suave Warren William. The script contrives to have Lanyard's faithful butler Jamison (Eric Blore) to be mistaken for his boss by a gang of jewel robbers.

Starring: Warren William, Ruth Ford, Roger Clark, Victor Jory, Eric Blore, Thurston Hall, Fred Kelsey, Victor Kilian, Marlo Dwyer, Lester Sharpe ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1941-11-13
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Flight from Destiny
3.

Flight from Destiny

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

After his doctor informs him he will die in six months, Professor Henry Todhunter decides to spend his last days killing someone who contributes nothing but harm to society. When Henry learns that his friend Betty's husband, Michael, has been painting forgeries of ancient paintings for gallery owner Ketti Moret, he investigates the fraudulent dealer's life. Judging that Ketti is truly evil, Henry prepares to murder her.

Starring: Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell, Jeffrey Lynn, James Stephenson, Mona Maris, Jonathan Hale, David Bruce, Thurston Hall, Alexis Smith, Mary Gordon ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1941-02-08
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Tall, Dark and Handsome
4.

Tall, Dark and Handsome

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Robin Hoodish gangster in 1929 Chicago is an object of affection, kind to New York hood and bad to a bad crook.

Starring: Cesar Romero, Virginia Gilmore, Charlotte Greenwood, Milton Berle, Sheldon Leonard, Stanley Clements, Marion Martin, Frank Jenks, Marc Lawrence, Anthony Caruso ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1941-01-24
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Holt Of The Secret Service
5.

Holt Of The Secret Service

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A murderous gang of counterfeiters has kidnapped the government's best engraver and is forcing him to print virtually undetectable phony money. The Secret Service's toughest agent, Jack Holt, and a female reporter go after the gang.

Starring: Jack Holt, Evelyn Brent, C. Montague Shaw, Tris Coffin, John Ward, Ted Adams, Joe McGuinn, Edward Hearn, Ray Parsons, Jack Cheatham ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1941-11-21
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : The Penalty
6.

The Penalty

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

In this crime drama, a ruthless gangster's son is soon following in his father's footsteps. When his daddy kills an FBI agent and a cabby, the boy sees it all. Fortunately the courts intervene and send the lad off to live with a family of farmers.

Starring: Edward Arnold, Lionel Barrymore, Marsha Hunt, Robert Sterling, Gene Reynolds, Emma Dunn, Veda Ann Borg, Richard Lane, Gloria DeHaven, Grant Mitchell ..
Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet
Release date: 1941-03-13
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : The Tell-Tale Heart
7.

The Tell-Tale Heart

2.6
6.8/10 IMDB

In this classic Edgar Allan Poe story, a man commits a murder, but afterward the victim's beating heart torments the murderer's mind.

Starring: Joseph Schildkraut, Roman Bohnen, Oscar O'Shea, Will Wright ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1941-10-25
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Forbidden Passage
8.

Forbidden Passage

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

This MGM Crime Does Not Pay series short looks at the U.S. Department of Immigration's efforts to halt the smuggling of illegal aliens into the country. Desperate immigrants, tired of waiting for legal entry, pay exorbitant fees and risk a grisly death to enter by illegal means.

Starring: Addison Richards, Wolfgang Zilzer, Hugh Beaumont, George Lessey ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1941-02-08
9.

The Get-Away

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A jailed cop befriends a mob chieftain and stages a breakout with him.

Starring: Robert Sterling, Charles Winninger, Donna Reed, Henry O'Neill, Dan Dailey, Donald Douglas, Ernest Whitman, Grant Withers, Clara Blandick, Chester Gan ..
Directed by: Edward Buzzell
Release date: 1941-06-13
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Rise and Shine
10.

Rise and Shine

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game

Starring: Jack Oakie, George Murphy, Linda Darnell, Walter Brennan, Milton Berle, Sheldon Leonard, Donald Meek, Ruth Donnelly, Raymond Walburn, Donald MacBride ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1941-11-21

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