Best Crime Movies of 1941

1.

The Maltese Falcon

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstreet, Ward Bond, Jerome Cowan, Elisha Cook Jr. ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1941-10-18
2.

High Sierra

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Given a pardon from jail, Roy Earle gets back into the swing of things as he robs a swanky resort.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy, Joan Leslie, Henry Hull, Henry Travers, Jerome Cowan, Minna Gombell, Barton MacLane ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1941-01-23
3.

Shadow of the Thin Man

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed, Sam Levene, Alan Baxter, Henry O'Neill, Richard Hall, Stella Adler, Loring Smith ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1941-11-21
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Dead Men Tell
4.

Dead Men Tell

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A treasure map in four pieces, the ghost of a hanged pirate, a talking parrot, and a ship full of red herrings complicate Charlie's search for a murderer on board a docked ship.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Sheila Ryan, Robert Weldon, Victor Sen Yung, Donald Douglas, Kay Aldridge, Paul McGrath, George Reeves, Truman Bradley, Ethel Griffies ..
Directed by: Harry Lachman
Release date: 1941-03-28
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Manpower
5.

Manpower

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work as power company linesmen. Hank is injured in an accident and subsequently promoted to foreman of the gang. Tensions start to show in the road crew as rivalry between Hank and Johnny increases.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, George Raft, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh, Eve Arden, Barton MacLane, Ward Bond, Walter Catlett, Joyce Compton ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1941-08-09
6.

I Wake Up Screaming

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A young promoter is accused of the murder of Vicky Lynn, a young actress he "discovered" as a waitress while out with ex-actor Robin Ray and gossip columnist Larry Evans.

Starring: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar, William Gargan, Alan Mowbray, Allyn Joslyn, Elisha Cook Jr., Chick Chandler, Cyril Ring ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1941-10-31
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : The Face Behind the Mask
7.

The Face Behind the Mask

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

In this low-budget thriller, Peter Lorre plays Janos Szabo, an immigrant from Hungary who is a skilled craftsman. After he's caught in a fire, his face is horribly scarred; his terrifying appearance makes it impossible for him to get a job. With nowhere else to turn, Janos begins working for the criminal underworld. Janos begins having second thoughts about his life of crime when he falls in love

Starring: Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe, George E. Stone, John Tyrrell, Cy Schindell, Stanley Brown, James Seay, Warren Ashe, Charles C. Wilson ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1941-01-16
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Charlie Chan in Rio
8.

Charlie Chan in Rio

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A pair of murders in Rio de Janeiro leads the local police to call the famed detective. Charlie is puzzled, at first, when it appears that one of the murderers is killed by the first victim's widow.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mary Beth Hughes, Cobina Wright, Ted North, Victor Jory, Harold Huber, Victor Sen Yung, Richard Derr, Jacqueline Dalya, Kay Linaker ..
Directed by: Harry Lachman
Release date: 1941-09-05
9.

Out of the Fog

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A racketeer terrorizes a small fishing community until he falls in love with a fisherman's daughter.

Starring: John Garfield, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Eddie Albert, George Tobias, John Qualen, Aline MacMahon, Jerome Cowan, Odette Myrtil, Leo Gorcey ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1941-06-14
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Swamp Water
10.

Swamp Water

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.

Starring: Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Virginia Gilmore, John Carradine, Mary Howard, Eugene Pallette, Ward Bond, Guinn Williams ..
Directed by: Jean Renoir
Release date: 1941-11-16

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