Best Crime Movies of 1943

1.

Shadow of a Doubt

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Just when Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Newton, is feeling especially frustrated by the lack of excitement in her small town in California, she receives wonderful news: Her uncle and namesake, Charlie Oakley, is coming to visit. However, as secrets about him come to the fore, Charlotte’s admiration turns into suspicion.

Starring: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers, Patricia Collinge, Hume Cronyn, Wallace Ford, Edna May Wonacott, Charles Bates, Irving Bacon ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1943-01-15
2.

The Spider Woman

3.7
7.0/10 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
3.

Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

3.6
6.9/10 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
4.

Sherlock Holmes in Washington

3.6
6.7/10 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
5.

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

In the midst of World War II, Sherlock Holmes rescues the Swiss inventor of a new bomb-sight from the Gestapo and brings him to England, where he shortly falls into the clutches of Professor Moriarty.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne, William Post Jr., Dennis Hoey, Mary Gordon, Holmes Herbert, Harry Cording, Harold De Becker ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1943-02-12
6.

Batman

3.3
6.1/10 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. The great crime-fighters Batman and Robin, with the help of their allies, are in pursuit.

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 : Calling Dr. Death
7.

Calling Dr. Death

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Losing his memories of the last few days, neurologist Dr. Steele is told that his wife has been brutally murdered. Steele, aware of his conniving wife's infidelity, believes he may have been the killer and enlists the aid of his pretty nurse Stella to hypnotize him into recovering his lost memories.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Patricia Morison, J. Carrol Naish, David Bruce, Ramsay Ames, Fay Helm, Holmes Herbert, Alec Craig, Frederick Giermann, Lisa Golm ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1943-12-17
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Dangerous Blondes
8.

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 : Riders of the Northwest Mounted
9.

Riders of the Northwest Mounted

3.1
5.6/10 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
10.

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 : A Stranger in Town
11.

A Stranger in Town

2.9
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 : Quiet Please, Murder
12.

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
13.

Find the Blackmailer

2.8
6.0/10 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
14.

Whistling in Brooklyn

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Radio crime show host "The Fox" finds himself on the trail of a serial killer while a suspect himself.

Starring: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Jean Rogers, Rags Ragland, Ray Collins, Henry O'Neill, William Frawley, Sam Levene, Arthur Space, Robert Emmett O'Connor ..
Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon
Release date: 1943-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : One Dangerous Night
15.

One Dangerous Night

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Reformed jewel thief the Lone Wolf investigates the murder of a playboy who was blackmailing three socialites.

Starring: Warren William, Marguerite Chapman, Eric Blore, Mona Barrie, Tala Birell, Margaret Hayes, Ann Savage, Thurston Hall, Gerald Mohr, Louis Jean Heydt ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1943-01-22
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : The Falcon and the Co-Eds
16.

The Falcon and the Co-Eds

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

The Falcon is called to a young woman's school to investigate a murder. When he arrives, another victim is discovered.

Starring: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Rita Corday, Amelita Ward, Isabel Jewell, George Givot, Cliff Clark, Edward Gargan, Barbara Brown, Nita Hunter ..
Directed by: William Clemens
Release date: 1943-11-10
17.

Crime Doctor

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Robert is found beside the highway with a head injury and amnesia. His amnesia motivates him to become a Physician and the country's leading criminal psychologist.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Margaret Lindsay, John Litel, Ray Collins, Harold Huber, Don Costello, Leon Ames, Phil Arnold, Vi Athens, Betty Blythe ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1943-06-22
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Keep 'Em Slugging
18.

Keep 'Em Slugging

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A gang of tough street kids decide to go straight and get jobs in order to free draft-age men for the war effort. However, because of their past tangles with the law, they can't find anybody who'll hire them. Finally one of them gets a job at the department store where his sister works, but runs afoul of a store executive who is in league with a ring of hijackers.

Starring: Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell, Norman Abbott, Evelyn Ankers, Elyse Knox, Frank Albertson, Don Porter, Shemp Howard, Samuel S. Hinds ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1943-03-01
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Passport to Suez
19.

Passport to Suez

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

The Lone Wolf goes undercover in Egypt to foil a Nazi plot to bomb and disable the Suez canal, which is vital to England's war effort.

Starring: Warren William, Ann Savage, Eric Blore, Robert Stanford, Sheldon Leonard, Lloyd Bridges, Gavin Muir, Grace Lem, Sig Arno, Frank Arnold ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1943-08-19
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : The Falcon Strikes Back
20.

The Falcon Strikes Back

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

The Falcon is framed for the murder of a banker and the theft of war bonds. He makes his escape into the mountains where he hides out in a rustic lodge. From here he uncovers a phony war bond operation.

Starring: Tom Conway, Harriet Nelson, Jane Randolph, Edgar Kennedy, Cliff Edwards, Rita Corday, Erford Gage, Wynne Gibson, André Charlot, Richard Loo ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1943-04-01
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : The Chance of a Lifetime
21.

The Chance of a Lifetime

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

A mad scramble for stolen loot ensues after Boston Blackie has prisoners released for work in a wartime defence plant.

Starring: Chester Morris, Erik Rolf, Jeanne Bates, Richard Lane, George E. Stone, Lloyd Corrigan, Douglas Fowley, Sid Melton, Ray Teal, Maude Eburne ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1943-10-26
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : After Midnight with Boston Blackie
22.

After Midnight with Boston Blackie

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Blackie is arrested when retrieving stolen gems from a safety deposit box for a friend.

Starring: Chester Morris, Richard Lane, Ann Savage, George E. Stone, Lloyd Corrigan, Cy Kendall, George McKay, Al Hill, Walter Sande, Walter Baldwin ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1943-03-18
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : The Falcon in Danger
23.

The Falcon in Danger

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Two industrialists disappear from an airplane while the plane is in the air. Also missing is $100,000. The Falcon investigates and discovers a plot against the government.

Starring: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Elaine Shepard, Amelita Ward, Cliff Clark, Edward Gargan, Clarence Kolb, Felix Basch, Richard Davies, Richard Martin ..
Directed by: William Clemens
Release date: 1943-07-17
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Whispering Footsteps
24.

Whispering Footsteps

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

An Ohio bank clerk's life becomes a nightmare when his descriptions is a fit of a maniac killer.

Starring: John Hubbard, Rita Quigley, Joan Blair, Charles Halton, Cy Kendall, Juanita Quigley, Mary Gordon, Matt McHugh, Marie Blake, William Benedict ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1943-12-30
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Margin for Error
25.

Margin for Error

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

When police officer Moe Finkelstein and his colleague Officer Salomon are ordered to serve as bodyguards to German consul Karl Baumer by the mayor of New York City, Finkelstein turns in his badge, convinced he has to quit the service because the man is a Nazi.

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
26.

Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

In this 13th entry to the Dr. Kildare series, the medical staff of Blair General hospital are challenged with further dilemmas, not the least of which includes a prison inmate who Dr. Gillespie believes belongs instead in an insane asylum.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson, Keye Luke, Alma Kruger, Nat Pendleton, Margaret O'Brien, Donna Reed, John Craven, Michael Duane, William Lundigan ..
Directed by: Willis Goldbeck
Release date: 1943-05-08
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : London Blackout Murders
27.

London Blackout Murders

2.4
5.8/10 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 : The Mystery of the 13th Guest
28.

The Mystery of the 13th Guest

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

Murders result from an uncle's wish to eliminate beneficiaries to a will.

Starring: Helen Parrish, Dick Purcell, Tim Ryan, Frank Faylen, Jacqueline Dalya, Paul McVey, Johnny Duncan, John Dawson, Cyril Ring, Addison Richards ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1943-11-05
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : You Can't Beat the Law
29.

You Can't Beat the Law

2.3
5.3/10 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 : The Crime Doctor’s Strangest Case
30.

The Crime Doctor’s Strangest Case

2.3
6.3/10 IMDB

The Crime Doctor gets involved in the case of the poisoning of a wealthy industrialist.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Lynn Merrick, Gloria Dickson, Barton MacLane, Jerome Cowan, Reginald Denny, Rose Hobart, Virginia Brissac, Lloyd Bridges, Constance Worth ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1943-12-09
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : City Without Men
31.

City Without Men

2.2
5.2/10 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 : The Dummy Talks
32.

The Dummy Talks

2.2
5.0/10 IMDB

A ventriloquist is murdered during a theatre variety performance. A dwarf 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 : Man of Courage
33.

Man of Courage

2.1
4.8/10 IMDB

A crusading district attorney tries to stop a local mob boss who has connections in high places.

Starring: Barton MacLane, Charlotte Wynters, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess, Patsy Nash, Forrest Taylor, John Ince, Jane Novak ..
Directed by: Alexis Thurn-Taxis
Release date: 1943-01-04
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Where Are Your Children?
34.

Where Are Your Children?

2.1
5.4/10 IMDB

Judy Wilson (Gale Storm), feeling neglected because both of her parents are working in defense plants, meets and falls in love with Danny Chester (Jackie Cooper), who enlists in the Navy and is sent to San Diego for training. She accepts an invitation to go on a ride to San Diego with her friends Herb (Neyle Morrow), Opal (Evelyn Eaton)and Jerry (Jimmy Zahner) but doesn't know the car has been stolen.

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Gale Storm, Patricia Morison, John Litel, Gertrude Michael, Anthony Warde, Evelyn Eaton, Addison Richards, Herbert Rawlinson ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1943-11-26
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher
35.

Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher

2.0
4.9/10 IMDB

Cosmo Jones, a correspondence-school detective from a small town, comes to the big city to offer his services to the police. He happens by where a gangster is killed by an opposing gang. Socialite Phyllis Blake is running around with gang member Tom and the opposing gang plan on kidnapping her. Cosmo is with Sergeant Flanagan when the attempt is made in front of a night club, where a bystander is seriously wounded in the gun-battle. Police Chief Murphy blames Flanagan for the shooting and demotes him. Cosmo, with the aid of a porter, Eustace and Flanagan's fiancée, Susan, tries to find the killer. Phyllis is finally kidnapped and Cosmo decides the act was committed by one of the two gangs. He has her father place an ad in the newspaper that contact has been made with the kidnappers. Each gang thinks the other is pulling a double cross, and one gang wipes out the other.

Starring: Edgar Kennedy, Richard Cromwell, Gale Storm, Mantan Moreland, Frank Graham, Herbert Rawlinson, Tris Coffin, Charles Jordan, Vince Barnett, Emmett Vogan ..
Directed by: James Tinling
Release date: 1943-01-29
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : A Night for Crime
36.

A Night for Crime

2.0
5.1/10 IMDB

A dark night in war time, with several black-outs, it's just a night for murder. Susan Cooper, a fast-talking girl reporter, doubles as amateur sleuth solving yet another mystery among Hollywood's famous.

Starring: Glenda Farrell, Lyle Talbot, Ralph Sanford, Lina Basquette, Lynn Starr, Donald Kirke, Forrest Taylor, Rick Vallin, Marjorie Manners, Edna Harris ..
Directed by: Alexis Thurn-Taxis
Release date: 1943-02-18
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Girls in Chains
37.

Girls in Chains

2.0
4.6/10 IMDB

A fired teacher finds work at a girls reform school and helps a detective on a case.

Starring: Arline Judge, Roger Clark, Robin Raymond, Barbara Pepper, Dorothy Burgess, Clancy Cooper, Jack Randall, Patricia Knox, Sid Melton, Russell Gaige ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1943-05-17
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Smart Guy
38.

Smart Guy

1.8
7.7/10 IMDB

A gambler is about to stand trial for a crime he actually didn't commit. In order to brush up his "image", he adopts an orphaned newsboy.

Starring: Rick Vallin, Veda Ann Borg, Bobby Larson, Wanda McKay, Jack La Rue, Mary Gordon, Paul McVey, Addison Richards, Roy Darmour, John Dawson ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1943-12-17
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Over the Wall
39.

Over the Wall

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A prison Chaplain is forced to leave his post for health reasons, but fate provides him with another chance to reform an escaped convict.

Starring: Dane Clark, Tom Tully, Clarence Muse, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1943-12-25
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Shantytown
40.

Shantytown

1.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Liz lives with her mother and stepfather in a boarding house on the "wrong side of the tracks"

Starring: Mary Lee, John Archer, Marjorie Lord, Harry Davenport, Billy Gilbert, Anne Revere, John F. Hamilton, Frank Jenks, Cliff Nazarro, Carl Switzer ..
Directed by: Joseph Santley
Release date: 1943-04-20
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Sleepy Lagoon
41.

Sleepy Lagoon

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Young radio personality Judy Joyner becomes mayor of the moribund town, Sleepy Lagoon, after running on an all women ticket and promptly sets out to turn the town around.

Starring: Judy Canova, Rondo Hatton, Dennis Day, Ruth Donnelly, Joe Sawyer, Ernest Truex, Douglas Fowley, Will Wright, Herbert Corthell, Ellen Lowe ..
Directed by: Joseph Santley
Release date: 1943-09-05
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : The Mantrap
42.

The Mantrap

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Henry Stephenson stars as a retired Scotland Yard detective. He is regarded as an icon because he has written volumes of books on the art of detection. While Stephenson is being honoured for his past successes, he senses modern detectives, particularly the current District Attorney, look at him and his methods as outdated. This spurs the old man out of retirement to prove himself to the know-it-all modern detectives.

Starring: Henry Stephenson, Lloyd Corrigan, Joseph Allen, Dorothy Lovett, Edmund MacDonald, Alice Fleming, Tom Stevenson, Frederick Worlock, Jane Weeks ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1943-04-13
43.

Pistol Packin' Mama

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Two tuneful gamblers gambol across the country in a struggle for the money they need to run their respective casinos. It all begins when gangsters oust a gambler from the Big Apple. In need of quick cash, he goes to Las Vegas and enters a casino owned by a tough but pretty young woman. Cheating like crazy, the gambler breaks the house back and takes his considerable winnings back to New York to open his own casino. The woman is in hot pursuit and eagerly plans to turn the tables in her favor.

Starring: Ruth Terry, Robert Livingston, Wally Vernon, Jack La Rue, Kirk Alyn, Eddie Parker, Helen Talbot, Lydia Bilbrook, George Lessey ..
Directed by: Frank Woodruff
Release date: 1943-12-15
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : No Place for a Lady
44.

No Place for a Lady

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A private detective and a blonde acquaintance whom he has rescued from a misdirected murder charge, discover a body in his beachside cottage; only it has disappeared by the time the police arrive, leaving him to be charged with hoaxing the police. With his license in jeopardy, his would-be fiancee and an inquiring reporter set out to investigate.

Starring: William Gargan, Margaret Lindsay, Phyllis Brooks, Dick Purcell, Jerome Cowan, Thomas E. Jackson, Frank M. Thomas, Edward Norris, James Burke, Tom Dugan ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1943-02-11
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : The West Side Kid
45.

The West Side Kid

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Millionaire Sam Winston is an unhappy man. His wife Constance lives a gay life, devoting all her time to parties; his daughter Gloria is in one scandal after another, changing husbands as often as her moods, and son Jerry spends his time getting drunk and chasing women. Sam hires gangster Johnny April to bump him off but Johnny, liking the old man, defers the killing and sets about making the family appreciate Sam.

Starring: Don Barry, Henry Hull, Dale Evans, Chick Chandler, Matt McHugh, Nana Bryant, Walter Catlett, Edward Gargan, Chester Clute, Peter Lawford ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1943-08-23
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Spy Train
46.

Spy Train

1.2
5.1/10 IMDB

People on a train want what's in a Nazi spy bag, unaware it's a time bomb.

Starring: Richard Travis, Catherine Craig, Chick Chandler, Thelma White, Evelyn Brent, Warren Hymer, Paul McVey, Herbert Heyes, Stephen Roberts, Forrest Taylor ..
Directed by: Harold Young
Release date: 1943-07-09
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Death by Design
47.

Death by Design

1.1
5.0/10 IMDB

Inspector Slade investigates a murder.

Starring: Barbara James, John Longden, Wally Patch, Leonard Sharp ..
Directed by: Germain Burger
Release date: 1943-01-23
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Quiz-Crime No. 1
48.

Quiz-Crime No. 1

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Test of observation for amateur detectives. Two crimes are depicted: The Crooked Billet Murder and Back Stage Murder.

Starring: Carol O'Connor ..
Directed by: Ronald Haines
Release date: 1943-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1943 : Deadlock
49.

Deadlock

0.0
2.6/10 IMDB

A murderous twin gets his comeuppance.

Starring: John Slater, Cecile Chevreau, Molly Hamley-Clifford, Hugh Morton, Gordon Edwards, Jack May ..
Directed by: Ronald Haines
Release date: 1943-10-01

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