Best Crime Movies of 1943

1.

Riders of the Northwest Mounted

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

Fur thieves, who murder trappers when they refuse to give up their pelts at a low price, occupy the attention of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police. The leader of the gang is Victor Renaud (Dick Curtis), also the mayor of the small Canadian town where the gang is headquartered. Lucky Kerrigan is broken from the mounted service for apparent disobedience to orders, which results in the death of a fellow Mountie. Lucky, working undercover, aids the Mounties in rounding up the gang and gains back his uniform, and also the love of Gabrielle Renaud (Adele Mara), Renaud's sister who was unaware of his criminal activities.

Starring: Russell Hayden, Dub Taylor, Bob Wills, Richard Bailey, Dick Curtis, Jack Ingram, Adele Mara, Vernon Steele, Wen Wright, The Texas Playboys ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1943-02-15
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Headline
2.

Headline

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

A crime reporter begins to investigate the disappearance of his bosses wife who had witnessed a murder.

Starring: David Farrar, Anne Crawford, John Stuart, Antoinette Cellier, William Hartnell, Anthony Hawtrey, Richard Goolden, Lorna Tarbat, Merle Tottenham, Joss Ambler ..
Directed by: John Harlow
Release date: 1943-11-16
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Quiet Please, Murder
3.

Quiet Please, Murder

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

A forger steals and kills for a rare book from a library in order to make forgeries to sell to rich suckers.

Starring: George Sanders, Gail Patrick, Richard Denning, Lynne Roberts, Sidney Blackmer, Kurt Katch, Margaret Brayton, Charles Tannen, Charles Cane, Byron Foulger ..
Directed by: John Francis Larkin
Release date: 1943-03-19
4.

Find the Blackmailer

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A private eye is hired by a mayoral candidate to prevent any sort of adverse publicity. It seems that, somewhere in town, there's a talking blackbird who insists upon saying that the candidate will commit a murder. When the killing occurs, the candidate is implicated, and the detective is off on a hectic pursuit of the incriminating crow and the actual murderer.

Starring: Jerome Cowan, Faye Emerson, Gene Lockhart, Marjorie Hoshelle, Robert Kent, Wade Boteler, John Harmon, Lou Lubin, Bradley Page, Ralph Peters ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1943-11-06
5.

The Dummy Talks

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A ventriloquist is murdered during a theatre variety performance. A midget goes undercover as the dummy...

Starring: Jack Warner, Claude Hulbert, Beryl Orde, Derna Hazell, Manning Whiley, Charles Carson, G.H. Mulcaster, John Carol, Ivy Benson, Manley & Austin ..
Directed by: Oswald Mitchell
Release date: 1943-10-25
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Margin for Error
6.

Margin for Error

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Margin for Error is a 1943 American drama film directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Lillie Hayward and Samuel Fuller is based on the 1939 play of the same title by Clare Boothe Luce.

Starring: Joan Bennett, Milton Berle, Otto Preminger, Carl Esmond, Howard Freeman, Poldi Dur, Clyde Fillmore, Byron Foulger, Selmer Jackson, Emmett Vogan ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1943-02-10
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : London Blackout Murders
7.

London Blackout Murders

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

A young girl, Mary Tillet, is forced to find a new place to live due to her London home being bombed during World War II. Her tobacconist landlord, Jack Rawling, tries to help her turn her new apartment into a home. Meanwhile the newspapers are reporting news of the "London Blackout Murders," a murder spree being committed against a ring of suspected Nazi spies, and Mary must determine if her kind landlord is an assassin.

Starring: John Abbott, Mary McLeod, Lloyd Corrigan, Lester Matthews, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Louis Borell, Billy Bevan ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1943-01-15
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : You Can't Beat the Law
8.

You Can't Beat the Law

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

A wild playboy is framed by crooks for a robbery he didn't commit and eventually lands in prison. There he becomes pals with the prison's most hardened criminal, who plans a daring escape.

Starring: Edward Norris, Joan Woodbury, Jack La Rue, Milburn Stone, Robert Homans, Charles Jordan, Kenneth Harlan, Bryant Washburn, Selmer Jackson, Paul McVey ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1943-01-29
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : City Without Men
9.

City Without Men

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

A young woman's husband has been imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. In order to be near him to try to help him get his sentence overturned, she moves into a boardinghouse near the prison whose residents are the wives of inmates.

Starring: Linda Darnell, Edgar Buchanan, Michael Duane, Sara Allgood, Glenda Farrell, Leslie Brooks, Doris Dudley, Margaret Hamilton, Sheldon Leonard, Rosemary DeCamp ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1943-01-14
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : No Place for a Lady
10.

No Place for a Lady

1.7
6.7/10 IMDB

William Gargan and Margaret Lindsay, stars of Columbia's "Ellery Queen" series, were reunited for the like-minded comedy/mystery No Place for a Lady. Gargan plays private eye Jess Arno, while Lindsay is Jess' ever-faithful, long-suffering fiancee June Terry.

Starring: William Gargan, Margaret Lindsay, Phyllis Brooks, Dick Purcell, Jerome Cowan ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1943-02-11

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