Best Crime Movies of 1943

1.

The Spider Woman

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of so-called "pajama suicides". He knows the female villain behind them is as cunning as Moriarty and as venomous as a spider. Based on "The Sign of Four" and the short stories "The Dying Detective", "The Final Problem", "The Speckled Band" and "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot".

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, Dennis Hoey, Vernon Downing, Alec Craig, Arthur Hohl, Mary Gordon, Teddy Infuhr, Donald Stuart ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1943-12-24
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
2.

Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from a long list of suspects including the owners of the home, the staff and the patients recovering there.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Hillary Brooke, Mary Gordon, Halliwell Hobbes, Milburn Stone, Minna Phillips, Arthur Margetson, Gavin Muir ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1943-09-17
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Sherlock Holmes in Washington
3.

Sherlock Holmes in Washington

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

In World War II, a British secret agent carrying a vitally important document is kidnapped en route to Washington. The British government calls on Sherlock Holmes to recover it.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Lord, Henry Daniell, George Zucco, John Archer, Gavin Muir, Edmund MacDonald, Don Terry, Mary Gordon ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1943-03-24
4.

Batman

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Japanese master spy Daka operates a covert espionage-sabotage organization located in Gotham City's now-deserted Little Tokyo, which turns American scientists into pliable zombies.

Starring: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish, Shirley Patterson, William Austin, Knox Manning, Frank Austin, Lynton Brent, Roy Bucko, George Chesebro ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1943-07-16
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Riders of the Northwest Mounted
5.

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 : Dangerous Blondes
6.

Dangerous Blondes

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

Mystery writer Barry Craig (Allyn Joslyn) and his wife Jane (Evelyn Keyes), prefer solving crimes rather than writing about them. They get a chance when killings plague the fashion photography studio of Ralph McCormick (Edmund Lowe). After his secretary, Julie Taylor(Anita Louise) reports an attempt to murder her there, Erika McCormick's (Ann Savage) Aunt Isabel Fleming (Mary Forbes) is stabbed and the evidence points to Madge Lawrence (Bess Flowers) an older model and an apparent suicide. Police Inspector Joseph Clinton (Frank Craven) declares the case closed...but then Erika is murdered.

Starring: Allyn Joslyn, Evelyn Keyes, Anita Louise, Edmund Lowe, Ann Savage, William Demarest, John Hubbard, Frank Craven, John Abbott, Michael Duane ..
Directed by: Leigh Jason
Release date: 1943-09-23
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : A Stranger in Town
7.

A Stranger in Town

3.1
7.1/10 IMDB

In the small town of Crownport local attorney Bill Adams is trying to break up the ring of corrupt town officials by running for mayor. The cards seemed stacked against him when he gets help from a visiting hunter who, unknown to Adams and the rest of the town, is actually vacationing supreme court justice John Josephus Grant.

Starring: Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson, Jean Rogers, Porter Hall, Robert Barrat, Donald MacBride, Walter Baldwin, Andrew Tombes, Olin Howland, Irving Bacon ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1943-04-01
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Headline
8.

Headline

3.0
6.9/10 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
9.

Quiet Please, Murder

2.8
6.5/10 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
10.

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

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