Best Crime Movies of 1941

1.

The Maltese Falcon

6.5
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

3.9
7.2/10 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
4.

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 : They Met in Bombay
5.

They Met in Bombay

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China.

Starring: Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell, Peter Lorre, Reginald Owen, Jessie Ralph, Matthew Boulton, Eduardo Ciannelli, Luis Alberni, Rosina Galli, Jay Novello ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1941-06-27
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Manpower
6.

Manpower

3.6
6.6/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Charlie Chan in Rio
7.

Charlie Chan in Rio

3.6
6.9/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : The Face Behind the Mask
8.

The Face Behind the Mask

3.6
7.1/10 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 : Dead Men Tell
9.

Dead Men Tell

3.5
6.9/10 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 : 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
11.

Footsteps in the Dark

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A high-society gent has a secret life - he writes murder mysteries and hangs out with the police attempting to solve crimes. This causes him no end of problems when his wife wants to know about his little disappearances and exceptionally late nights out.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Lee Patrick, Alan Hale, Ralph Bellamy, Lucile Watson, Allen Jenkins, William Frawley, Grant Mitchell, Turhan Bey ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1941-03-08
12.

Blues in the Night

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their talented leader from dying after he breaks from the band and begins drinking and taking drugs.

Starring: Priscilla Lane, Betty Field, Richard Whorf, Lloyd Nolan, Jack Carson, Wallace Ford, Elia Kazan, Howard Da Silva, Joyce Compton, Faith Domergue ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1941-11-15
13.

Out of the Fog

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A Brooklyn pier racketeer bullies boat-owners into paying protection money but two fed-up fishermen decide to eliminate the gangster themselves rather than complain to the police.

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
14.

Johnny Eager

3.4
7.0/10 IMDB

A charming racketeer seduces the DA's stepdaughter for revenge, then falls in love.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold, Van Heflin, Robert Sterling, Patricia Dane, Glenda Farrell, Henry O'Neill, Diana Lewis, Barry Nelson ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1941-12-09
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Honky Tonk
15.

Honky Tonk

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Fast-talking con-man and grifter Candy Johnson rises to be the corrupt boss of Yellow Creek, but his wife's alcoholic father tries to set things right.

Starring: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Frank Morgan, Claire Trevor, Marjorie Main, Albert Dekker, Henry O'Neill, Chill Wills, Veda Ann Borg, Douglas Wood ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1941-10-01
16.

Rage in Heaven

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A jealous man frames his wife's suspected lover for murder.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Lucile Watson, Oskar Homolka, Philip Merivale, Matthew Boulton, Aubrey Mather, Frederick Worlock, Francis Compton ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1941-03-07
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Inspector Hornleigh Goes to It
17.

Inspector Hornleigh Goes to It

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Third and final film in the series of ‘Inspector Hornleigh’ comedy-thrillers. Inspector Hornleigh (Gordon Harker), disappointed at not being handed an important spy case, is assigned by Scotland Yard to an army barracks to investigate the mundane thefts of supplies from the stores. This accidentally leads Hornleigh and Sergeant Bingham (Alastair Sim) to a nest of fifth columnists when his dim-witted assistant carelessly talks to a girl in the cafeteria – and that night, news of Hornleigh and Bingham’s arrival is embarrassingly transmitted back to Germany.

Starring: Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Phyllis Calvert, Edward Chapman, Charles Oliver, Raymond Huntley, Percy Walsh, David Horne, Peter Gawthorne, Wally Patch ..
Directed by: Walter Forde
Release date: 1941-05-17
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : The Great Train Robbery
18.

The Great Train Robbery

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Tom Logan is a railroad detective who takes it upon himself to halt the activities of his crooked brother Duke. Duke and his henchman have stolen an entire gold train, including the passengers......

Starring: Bob Steele, Claire Carleton, Milburn Stone, Helen MacKellar, Si Jenks, Monte Blue, Hal Taliaferro, Jay Novello, Dick Wessel, Lew Kelly ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1941-02-28
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Unholy Partners
19.

Unholy Partners

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

A crusading newsman starts up a tabloid with a gangster 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
20.

Secrets of the Lone Wolf

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Michael Lanyard's faithful butler Jamison is 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
21.

Flight from Destiny

2.9
6.5/10 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 : Sleepers West
22.

Sleepers West

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Private eye Mike Shayne encounters a large amount of trouble while attempting to guard a murder witness.

Starring: Lloyd Nolan, Lynn Bari, Mary Beth Hughes, Louis Jean Heydt, Edward Brophy, Don Costello, Ben Carter, Donald Douglas, Oscar O'Shea, Harry Hayden ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1941-03-14
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Strange Alibi
23.

Strange Alibi

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.

Starring: Arthur Kennedy, Joan Perry, Jonathan Hale, John Ridgely, Florence Bates, Charles Trowbridge, Howard Da Silva, Cliff Clark, Stanley Andrews, Wade Boteler ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1941-04-19
24.

Meet Boston Blackie

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in New York, the trail leads to Coney Island and a spy ring.

Starring: Chester Morris, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Lane, Constance Worth, Jack O'Malley, George Magrill, Michael Rand, Charles Wagenheim, James Seay, James Blaine ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1941-02-20
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : The Gay Falcon
25.

The Gay Falcon

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Having forsaken the detective business for the safer confines of personal insurance, Gay Laurence is compelled to return to his sleuthing ways. Along with sidekick Jonathan "Goldie" Locke, he agrees to look into a series of home party robberies that have victimized socialite Maxine Wood. The duo gets more than they bargained for when a murder is committed at Wood's home, but Lawrence still finds time to romance the damsel.

Starring: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Allen Jenkins, Nina Vale, Gladys Cooper, Edward Brophy, Arthur Shields, Damian O'Flynn, Turhan Bey, Eddie Dunn ..
Directed by: Irving Reis
Release date: 1941-10-24
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Holt Of The Secret Service
26.

Holt Of The Secret Service

2.7
6.7/10 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 : Forbidden Passage
27.

Forbidden Passage

2.7
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
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : The Tell-Tale Heart
28.

The Tell-Tale Heart

2.7
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
29.

Highway West

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A young woman marries a man who turns out to be a bank robber.

Starring: Brenda Marshall, Arthur Kennedy, William Lundigan, Olympe Bradna, Slim Summerville, Noel Madison, Dorothy Tree, Willie Best, Pat Flaherty, Frank Wilcox ..
Directed by: William C. McGann
Release date: 1941-08-07
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Confessions of Boston Blackie
30.

Confessions of Boston Blackie

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A murder is committed during the auction of a valuable statue. The prime suspect is Boston Blackie, whose reputation for living on the edge of the law makes him an easy target for the police. When the body disappears, Blackie must find it to prove his innocence.

Starring: Chester Morris, Harriet Nelson, Richard Lane, George E. Stone, Lloyd Corrigan, Joan Woodbury, Walter Sande, Ralph Theodore, Kenneth MacDonald, Walter Soderling ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1941-12-08
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Criminals Within
31.

Criminals Within

2.7
5.3/10 IMDB

A young soldier uncovers a ring of spies when he investigates his brother's mysterious murder.

Starring: Eric Linden, Ben Alexander, Donald Curtis, Ann Doran, Constance Worth, Weldon Heyburn, Earle Hodgins, I. Stanford Jolley, Emmett Vogan, Bill Cartledge ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1941-06-27
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Mr. District Attorney
32.

Mr. District Attorney

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

An assistant prosecutor (Dennis O'Keefe) and his spunky friend (Florence Rice) investigate a suddenly hot case.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Florence Rice, Peter Lorre, Stanley Ridges, Minor Watson, Charles Arnt, Joan Blair, Charles Halton, Alan Edwards, George Watts ..
Directed by: William Morgan
Release date: 1941-03-27
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : The Penalty
33.

The Penalty

2.6
6.2/10 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 : Bowery Blitzkrieg
34.

Bowery Blitzkrieg

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

The East Side Kids discover that one of their own, Danny, is torn between staying and school and becoming a boxer, and is getting mixed up with gangsters.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Keye Luke, Warren Hull, Charlotte Henry, Bobby Stone, Donald Haines, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, David Gorcey ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1941-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : The Monster and the Girl
35.

The Monster and the Girl

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

After a young woman is coerced into prostitution and her brother framed for murder by an organized crime syndicate, retribution in the form of an ape visits the mobsters.

Starring: Ellen Drew, Robert Paige, Paul Lukas, Joseph Calleia, Onslow Stevens, George Zucco, Rod Cameron, Phillip Terry, Marc Lawrence, Gerald Mohr ..
Directed by: Stuart Heisler
Release date: 1941-02-28
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Tall, Dark and Handsome
36.

Tall, Dark and Handsome

2.6
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 : The Saint In Palm Springs
37.

The Saint In Palm Springs

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

George Sanders makes his final appearance as crook-turned-detective Simon Templar, a.k.a. "The Saint," in The Saint in Palm Springs. The gimmick in this one is a set of rare stamps, smuggled from England. Wendy Barrie is the true heir to this treasure, and the Saint is engaged to protect her and the stamps. Our hero meets Barrie in a posh Palm Springs resort, where a gang of homicidal thieves have converged to relieve the girl of her inheritance. Three murders and one kidnapping attempt later, the villains are foiled by the Saint, with the aid of his onetime partner in crime Pearly Gates (Paul Guilfoyle). The Saint in Palm Springs is the sixth in RKO's series of films based on the character created by Leslie Charteris.

Starring: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Paul Guilfoyle, Jonathan Hale, Linda Hayes, Harry Shannon, Eddie Dunn, Ferris Taylor ..
Directed by: Jack Hively
Release date: 1941-01-24
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : A Man Betrayed
38.

A Man Betrayed

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Bucolic lawyer John Wayne takes on big-city corruption in A Man Betrayed. He sets out to prove that an above-suspicion politician (Edward Ellis) is actually a crook. The price of integrity is sweet in this instance, since Wayne happens to be in love with the politician's daughter (Frances Dee).

Starring: John Wayne, Frances Dee, Edward Ellis, Wallace Ford, Ward Bond, Jack Carr, Harold Huber, Alexander Granach, Barnett Parker, Edwin Stanley ..
Directed by: John H. Auer
Release date: 1941-03-07
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : The Case of the Black Parrot
39.

The Case of the Black Parrot

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

Sandy Vantine and her uncle, Paul Vantine, return from Europe with an antique cabinet purchased during their trip. Jim Moore, a reporter who had met Sandy and fallen for her during the voyage, suspects something odd about the cabinet. His suspicions are confirmed when people who have touched the cabinet mysteriously die. Jim and Sandy set out to solve the mystery before anyone else can become a victim.

Starring: William Lundigan, Maris Wrixon, Eddie Foy Jr., Paul Cavanagh, Luli Deste, Charles D. Waldron, Joseph Crehan, Emory Parnell, Phyllis Barry, Cyril Thornton ..
Directed by: Noel M. Smith
Release date: 1941-01-09
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Murder by Invitation
40.

Murder by Invitation

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

The relatives of a rich old woman unsuccessfully try to have her declared insane, so they can divide up her money. To show them that there are no hard feelings, she invites them to her estate for the weekend so she can decide to whom she actually will leave her money when she dies. Soon, however, family members begin turning up dead.

Starring: Wallace Ford, Marian Marsh, Gavin Gordon, Sarah Padden, George Guhl, Wallis Clark, Minerva Urecal, J. Arthur Young, Herb Vigran, Phillip Trent ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1941-06-30
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : No Hands on the Clock
41.

No Hands on the Clock

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A wise-cracking private detective's honeymoon is interrupted by a kidnapping case.

Starring: Chester Morris, Jean Parker, Rose Hobart, Dick Purcell, Astrid Allwyn, Rod Cameron, Lorin Raker, Billie Seward, George Watts, James Kirkwood ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1941-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Rise and Shine
42.

Rise and Shine

2.4
5.9/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Murder with Music
43.

Murder with Music

2.4
4.1/10 IMDB

Night club singer Nelle Hill has many suitors an escaped convict, a piano player and a newspaper man. One is killed. With musical shorts such as “Murder in Swingtime,” “Black and Tan Fantasy,” “Symphony in Black,” and “Ain’t Misbehaving.”

Starring: Bob Howard, Milton Williams, Nellie Hill, George Oliver, Bill Dillard, George Oliver ..
Directed by: George P. Quigley
Release date: 1941-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : The Big Boss
44.

The Big Boss

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Why did the Governor want to resign?

Starring: Otto Kruger, Gloria Dickson, John Litel, Don Beddoe, Joe Conti, George Lessey, Robert Fiske ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1941-04-28
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : The Night of January 16th
45.

The Night of January 16th

2.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Accused of killing her employer, financier Bjorn Faulkner (Nils Asther), Kit is championed by wisecracking sailor-on-leave Steve Van Ruyle (Robert Preston), who has a vested interest in the outcome of the trial.

Starring: Robert Preston, Ellen Drew, Nils Asther, Clarence Kolb, Willard Robertson, Cecil Kellaway, Donald Douglas, Paul Stanton, Margaret Hayes, Harry Hayden ..
Directed by: William Clemens
Release date: 1941-11-28
46.

The Get-Away

2.4
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 : Lady Scarface
47.

Lady Scarface

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A Chicago gang led by Slade carries out an audacious brokerage robbery. Lieutenant Bill Mason takes the case, continuing his friendly-enemy relationship with crime reporter Ann Rogers. One gang member is caught; eventually, others follow. But Mason hasn't a clue to Slade, principally because he's unaware she's a woman.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Judith Anderson, Frances E. Neal, Mildred Coles, Eric Blore, Marc Lawrence, Damian O'Flynn, Andrew Tombes, Marion Martin, Rand Brooks ..
Directed by: Frank Woodruff
Release date: 1941-09-26
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : The Nurse's Secret
48.

The Nurse's Secret

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

An apparent suicide by a rich woman leads her nurse and a policeman to an insurance scam.

Starring: Lee Patrick, Regis Toomey, Julie Bishop, Ann Edmonds, George Campeau, Clara Blandick, Charles Trowbridge, Charles Waldron, Leonard Mudie, Virginia Brissac ..
Directed by: Noel M. Smith
Release date: 1941-05-24
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Federal Fugitives
49.

Federal Fugitives

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

A government agent goes undercover in order to apprehend a saboteur who caused a plane crash.

Starring: Neil Hamilton, Doris Day, Victor Varconi, Charles C. Wilson, Frank Shannon, Betty Blythe, Frank Jaquet ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1941-03-29
Best Crime Movies of 1941 : Paper Bullets
50.

Paper Bullets

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

Circumstances force naive Rita Adams into serving an unjust prison term, but she emerges from it a cynical criminal who rises to power in the local crime organization.

Starring: Joan Woodbury, Jack La Rue, Linda Ware, John Archer, Vince Barnett, Alan Ladd, Gavin Gordon, Phillip Trent, William Halligan, George Pembroke ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1941-06-13

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