Best Crime Movies of 1944

1.

Double Indemnity

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Richard Gaines, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Fortunio Bonanova, Byron Barr, John Berry ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1944-06-14
2.

Arsenic and Old Lace

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Mortimer Brewster, a newspaper drama critic, playwright, and author known for his diatribes against marriage, suddenly falls in love and gets married; but when he makes a quick trip home to tell his two maiden aunts, he finds out his aunts' hobby - killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar!

Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, John Alexander, Jack Carson, James Gleason, Edward Everett Horton ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1944-09-01
3.

Gaslight

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

A newlywed fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.

Starring: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, May Whitty, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Everest, Tom Stevenson, Heather Thatcher, Lawrence Grossmith, Halliwell Hobbes ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1944-05-04
4.

The Woman in the Window

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Edmund Breon, Dan Duryea, Thomas E. Jackson, Dorothy Peterson, Arthur Loft, Frank Dawson, Robert Blake ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1944-10-25
5.

Murder, My Sweet

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit.

Starring: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Mike Mazurki, Miles Mander, Otto Kruger, Douglas Walton, Donald Douglas, Esther Howard, Ralf Harolde ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1944-12-14
6.

Ministry of Fear

4.3
7.1/10 IMDB

Stephen Neale is released into WWII England after two years in an asylum, but it doesn't seem so sane outside either. On his way back to London to rejoin civilization, he stumbles across a murderous spy ring and doesn't quite know to whom to turn.

Starring: Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond, Hillary Brooke, Percy Waram, Dan Duryea, Alan Napier, Erskine Sanford, Harry Allen, Frank Baker ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1944-05-19
7.

Phantom Lady

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A mystery woman is a murder suspect's only alibi for the night of his wife's death.

Starring: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis, Aurora Miranda, Thomas Gomez, Fay Helm, Elisha Cook Jr., Andrew Tombes, Regis Toomey, Joseph Crehan ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1944-01-28
8.

The Pearl of Death

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The famous Borgia Pearl, a valuable gem with a history of bringing murder and misfortune to its owner since the days of the Borgias, is brought to London, thanks in part to Sherlock Holmes. But before long the jewel is stolen, due to an error on Holmes' part, and shortly thereafter, a series of horrible murders begin, the murderer leaving his victims with their spines snapped and surrounded by a mass of smashed china.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Evelyn Ankers, Miles Mander, Ian Wolfe, Charles Francis, Holmes Herbert, Richard Aherne, Mary Gordon ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1944-08-01
9.

The Scarlet Claw

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

When a woman is found dead with her throat torn out, the local villagers blame a supernatural monster. But Sherlock Holmes, who gets drawn into the case from nearby Quebec, suspects a human murderer.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gerald Hamer, Paul Cavanagh, Arthur Hohl, Miles Mander, Kay Harding, David Clyde, Ian Wolfe, Victoria Horne ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1944-05-18
10.

The Mask of Dimitrios

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A mystery writer is intrigued by the tale of notorious criminal Dimitrios Makropolous, whose body was found washed up on the shore in Istanbul. He decides to follow the career of Dimitrios around Europe, in order to learn more about the man. Along the way he is joined by the mysterious Mr. Peters, who has his own motivation.

Starring: Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen, Steven Geray, Florence Bates, Eduardo Ciannelli, Kurt Katch, Marjorie Hoshelle ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1944-06-23
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Uncertain Glory
11.

Uncertain Glory

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A French playboy gets serious when his country is threatened during World War II.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas, Lucile Watson, Faye Emerson, James Flavin, Douglass Dumbrille, Dennis Hoey, Sheldon Leonard, Odette Myrtil, Francis Pierlot ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1944-04-07
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Black Magic
12.

Black Magic

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Chinese detective Charlie Chan solves a murder linked to the occult. This movie had an alternative title: Meeting at Midnight.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Frances Chan, Joseph Crehan, Helen Beverly, Jacqueline deWit, Geraldine Wall, Ralph Peters, Frank Jaquet, Edward Earle ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1944-08-19
13.

Christmas Holiday

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Abigail Martin marries Southern aristocrat Robert Monette. Unfortunately, Robert has inherited his family's streak of violence and instability, and soon drags Abigail into a life of misery.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Richard Whorf, Dean Harens, Gladys George, Gale Sondergaard, David Bruce, Eddie Acuff, Oliver Blake, Charles Cane ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1944-07-31
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : In Society
14.

In Society

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marion Hutton, Kirby Grant, Margaret Irving, Ann Gillis, Arthur Treacher, Thomas Gomez, George Dolenz, Steven Geray ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1944-08-16
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat
15.

Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

To solve the murder of a man shot in a locked room, Chan must wade through a Fun House, the writings of an unscrupulous author, and chess pieces.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, Benson Fong, Ian Keith, Sam Flint, Cy Kendall, Weldon Heyburn, Anthony Warde, John Davidson ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1944-05-20
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Charlie Chan in the Secret Service
16.

Charlie Chan in the Secret Service

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Charlie Chan is an agent of the US government working in Washington DC and he is assigned to investigate the murder of the inventor of a highly advanced torpedo. Aiding Chan is his overeager but dull-witted son Tommy and his daughter Iris.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Arthur Loft, Gwen Kenyon, Sarah Edwards, George J. Lewis, Marianne Quon, Benson Fong, Muni Seroff, Barry Bernard ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1944-02-14
17.

Bluebeard

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Young female models are being strangled. Will law enforcement be able to stop the crime wave before more women become victims?

Starring: John Carradine, Jean Parker, Nils Asther, Ludwig Stössel, George Pembroke, Teala Loring, Sonia Sorel, Henry Kolker, Emmett Lynn, Iris Adrian ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1944-11-11
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : The Port of 40 Thieves
18.

The Port of 40 Thieves

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

A widow confesses she murdered her husband and kills two more people before her stepdaughter and an attorney prove her wrong.

Starring: Stephanie Bachelor, Tom Keene, Lynne Roberts, Olive Blakeney, Russell Hicks, George Meeker, Mary Field, Ellen Lowe, Patricia Knox, John Hamilton ..
Directed by: John English
Release date: 1944-08-13
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Dead Man's Eyes
19.

Dead Man's Eyes

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

Artist David Stuart is blinded by a jealous assistant / model. His fiance's father generously offers his eyes for a sight restoring operation. There's only one hitch: Stuart has to wait until after the man dies. Not surprisingly, when the benefactor dies a very premature death, suspicion falls on the artist.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Acquanetta, Jean Parker, Paul Kelly, Thomas Gomez, Jonathan Hale, Edward Fielding, George Meeker, Pierre Watkin, Eddie Dunn ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1944-11-10
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Strangers in the Night
20.

Strangers in the Night

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

In this Gothic tale, a returning WW2 vet goes looking for a small-town girl whom he knows only from letters. Its the pretext for an off-beat treatment of sexual frustration morphing into a dangerous delusion, and eventually murder.

Starring: William Terry, Virginia Grey, Helene Thimig, Edith Barrett, Anne O'Neal, Audley Anderson, Jimmie Lucas, Roy Butler, Charles Sullivan, Frances Morris ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1944-09-12
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : The Falcon in Hollywood
21.

The Falcon in Hollywood

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Suave amateur detective Tom Lawrence--aka Michael Arlen's literary hero The Falcon--arrives in Hollywood for some rest and relaxation, only to find himself involved in the murder of a movie actor. There's no shortage of suspects: the costume designer to whom he was married, a tyrannical director, a beautiful young French starlet, a Shakespeare-quoting producer, even a New York gangster. Helping The Falcon solve the crime is a cute, wise-cracking cab driver and a pair of bumbling cops.

Starring: Tom Conway, Veda Ann Borg, Barbara Hale, Sheldon Leonard, Rita Corday, Jean Brooks, Konstantin Shayne, John Abbott, Emory Parnell, Frank Jenks ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1944-12-08
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : The Last Ride
22.

The Last Ride

2.7
5.6/10 IMDB

A police lieutenant is determined to bust the gang of crooks selling defective automobile tires.

Starring: Richard Travis, Eleanor Parker, Charles Lang, Cy Kendall, Jack La Rue, Mary Gordon, Wade Boteler, Harry Lewis, Tod Andrews, Virginia Patton ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1944-10-07
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Gambler's Choice
23.

Gambler's Choice

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

The professional gambler Ross Hadley is the owner of a posh gaming establishment in the heart of New York...

Starring: Chester Morris, Nancy Kelly, Russell Hayden, Lee Patrick, Lloyd Corrigan, Sheldon Leonard, Lyle Talbot, Maxine Lewis, Jack Carr ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1944-04-27
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : The Falcon Out West
24.

The Falcon Out West

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

When a Texas playboy is murdered in a New York City nightclub the Falcon investigates. When he learns that the victim was slipped rattlesnake venom, the trail leads to Texas, his own kidnapping and near death.

Starring: Tom Conway, Carole Gallagher, Barbara Hale, Joan Barclay, Cliff Clark, Edward Gargan, Minor Watson, Donald Douglas, Lyle Talbot, Lee Trent ..
Directed by: William Clemens
Release date: 1944-03-17
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : The Falcon in Mexico
25.

The Falcon in Mexico

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

The Falcon travels to Mexico where he gets involved with murder and a mysterious painting.

Starring: Tom Conway, Martha Vickers, Nestor Paiva, Emory Parnell, Mary Currier, Mona Maris, Joseph Vitale, Fernando Alvarado, Cecilia Callejo, Bryant Washburn ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1944-08-04
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : One Mysterious Night
26.

One Mysterious Night

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

After a rare gem is stolen from an exhibition at a posh hotel, Inspector Farraday decides to recruit former thief Boston Blackie to find the stone. Along with his assistant, "The Runt", Blackie focuses his investigation on the hotel manager, George Daley, and his sister, Eileen. Through disguises and ruses, Blackie and the Runt try to trick their way to discovering the thieves.

Starring: Chester Morris, Janis Carter, William Wright, Richard Lane, George E. Stone, Joseph Crehan, Robert B. Williams, Mark Roberts, Dorothy Malone, Ben Taggart ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1944-10-21
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Shadows in the Night
27.

Shadows in the Night

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A criminal psychologist tries to help a beautiful heiress going mad in a haunted mansion.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Nina Foch, George Zucco, Edward Norris, Lester Matthews, Ben Welden, Jeanne Bates, Charles Halton, Arthur Hohl, Minor Watson ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1944-07-27
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Ghost Catchers
28.

Ghost Catchers

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion.

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Leo Carrillo, Gloria Jean, Martha O'Driscoll, Andy Devine, Christine Forsyth, Lon Chaney Jr., Walter Catlett, Morton Downey ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1944-06-16
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Double Exposure
29.

Double Exposure

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

In New York City, a newly hired photographer becomes embroiled in a scandal when her photo is mistaken for evidence of a murder and she must try to prove her own innocence.

Starring: Chester Morris, Nancy Kelly, Jane Farrar, Phillip Terry, Richard Gaines, Charles Arnt, Claire Rochelle, Dewey Robinson, Roma Aldrich, Jack Chefe ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1944-12-18
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : The Case of the Screaming Bishop
30.

The Case of the Screaming Bishop

2.4
5.0/10 IMDB

Hairlock Combs, a parody of Sherlock Holmes, and his partner Dr. Gotsome bumble through an investigation of a stolen dinosaur skeleton.

Starring: John McLeish ..
Directed by: Howard Swift
Release date: 1944-08-04
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Wild Horse Phantom
31.

Wild Horse Phantom

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

A lawman stages a prison break so a gang of imprisoned robbers will lead him to their hidden loot.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Janet Warren, Kermit Maynard, Budd Buster, Hal Price, Robert Meredith, Frank Ellis, Frank McCarroll, John L. Cason ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1944-10-28
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Easy Life
32.

Easy Life

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

In this entry in the MGM "Crime Does Not Pay" series young Frank Davis, dropping out of school and joining a small-time hoodlum gang, finds out that leading a life of crime is not all he thought it would be.

Starring: Steven Geray, Bernard Thomas, William Phillips ..
Directed by: Walter Hart
Release date: 1944-05-20
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Dark Shadows
33.

Dark Shadows

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

A police psychiatrist is enlisted to catch a killer.

Starring: Henry O'Neill, Morris Ankrum, Arthur Space, Paul Guilfoyle, Jacqueline White, Paul Langton, Dorothy Adams, William Tannen, John Vosper, Henry O'Neill ..
Directed by: Paul Burnford, Walter Hart
Release date: 1944-12-16
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : End of the Road
34.

End of the Road

2.3
5.8/10 IMDB

A crime writer believes that a man imprisoned for committing the notorious "Flower Shop Murder" is innocent of the crime. He believes he knows who the actual culprit is, and sets out to befriend the man and get enough evidence to prove that he is the real killer.

Starring: Edward Norris, John Abbott, June Storey, Jonathan Hale, Pierre Watkin, Ted Hecht ..
Directed by: George Blair
Release date: 1944-11-10
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Lady in the Death House
35.

Lady in the Death House

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

As a woman walks the "last mile" to her execution she remembers back to the incidents that got her framed for murder.

Starring: Jean Parker, Lionel Atwill, Douglas Fowley, Marcia Mae Jones, Robert Middlemass, Cy Kendall, John Maxwell, George Irving, Forrest Taylor, Sam Flint ..
Directed by: Steve Sekely
Release date: 1944-03-15
36.

Destiny

2.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Framed for two crimes he didn't commit, and betrayed by his girl, Cliff Banks finds himself on the run from the police. Now distrustful of everyone, he finds a safe haven hiding out at a quaint country cottage under the care of a kindly old farmer and his daughter, a Cinderella-like blind woman who seems to be able to communicate with nature. There he is forced by their love to question his misanthropy.

Starring: Gloria Jean, Alan Curtis, Frank Craven, Grace McDonald, Vivian Austin, Minna Gombell, Frank Fenton ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1944-12-22
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : A Night of Adventure
37.

A Night of Adventure

2.3
6.1/10 IMDB

A lawyer tries to clear his wife's lover of murder charges.

Starring: Tom Conway, Audrey Long, Edward Brophy, Jean Brooks, Louis Borel, Addison Richards, Nancy Gates, Russell Hopton, Claire Carleton, Emory Parnell ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1944-06-02
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : The Mystery of the Riverboat
38.

The Mystery of the Riverboat

1.6
6.7/10 IMDB

A movie serial in 13 chapters: Some swampland becomes valuable, and various factions squabble over ownership of it.

Starring: Robert Lowery, Marjorie Clements, Lyle Talbot, Arthur Hohl, Mantan Moreland, Oscar O'Shea, Joe Devlin, Anthony Warde, Francis McDonald, Eddy Waller ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor, Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1944-10-24
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : The Racket Man
39.

The Racket Man

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A gangster is drafted into the Army and, soon realizing how wrong his life of crime has been, agrees to help the FBI break up a black market ring by pretending to have been kicked out of service and to have resumed his old life of crime.

Starring: Tom Neal, Jeanne Bates, Hugh Beaumont, Douglas Fowley, Larry Parks, Clarence Muse, Charles D. Brown, Warren Ashe, Anthony Caruso, Pauline Drake ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1944-01-18
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Delinquent Daughters
40.

Delinquent Daughters

1.5
3.3/10 IMDB

A town is shocked when a high school girl commits suicide. A reporter and a cop team up to investigate and find out exactly what is going on among the youth of the town.

Starring: June Carlson, Fifi D'Orsay, Teala Loring, Mary Bovard, Margia Dean, Johnny Duncan, Joe Devlin, Jimmy Zahner, John Dawson, Frank McGlynn Sr. ..
Directed by: Albert Herman
Release date: 1944-07-15
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Enter Arsène Lupin
41.

Enter Arsène Lupin

1.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A rich but naive young woman is in possession of some priceless jewels. She doesn't realize it, but a gang of jewel thieves does.

Starring: Charles Korvin, Ella Raines, George Dolenz, J. Carrol Naish, Miles Mander, Gale Sondergaard, Leyland Hodgson, Tom Pilkington, Lillian Bronson, Holmes Herbert ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1944-11-24
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Shadow of Suspicion
42.

Shadow of Suspicion

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Brash ladies' man James Dale and his partner, wisecracking Everett Northrup, are sent by Cartell & Co. jewelers to safeguard the arrival of the famous Stonehaven necklace at one of its branch offices, recently the victim of a jewel robbery.

Starring: Marjorie Weaver, Peter Cookson, Tim Ryan, Pierre Watkin, Clara Blandick, Anthony Warde, Frank J. Scannell ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1944-09-23
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : My Buddy
43.

My Buddy

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A priest relates the tale of his friend, a WWI veteran, to the Post-War Planning Committee. Unable to get a job upon his return from the war, he puts off his marriage and works for a bootlegger. He is forced to take a rap for his boss, goes to prison, and forms a gang.

Starring: Don Barry, Ruth Terry, Lynne Roberts, Alexander Granach, Emma Dunn, John Litel, George E. Stone, Jonathan Hale, Ray Walker, Joe Devlin ..
Directed by: Steve Sekely
Release date: 1944-10-12
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Oh, What a Night!
44.

Oh, What a Night!

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

An international jewel thief tries to keep his secret from his neice.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Jean Parker, Marjorie Rambeau, Alan Dinehart, Pierre Watkin, Ivan Lebedeff, Claire Du Brey, Charles Miller, Olaf Hytten, Karin Lang ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1944-09-02
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Follow the Leader
45.

Follow the Leader

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Muggs and Glimpy, two East Side Kids in the army, return to their neighborhood, supposedly on furlough; actually, Muggs has been honorably discharged with a physical defect, but he tells no one of this. Danny, another East Side kid, is in jail because a large amount of medical supplies have been stolen from the warehouse where he works. Muggs see Spider, a new member of the gang, flashing a large amount of money around, and Muggs shrewdly turns toughie, boasting that he has a dishonorable discharge because of thievery. This leads Spider to confide in Muggs that he is the one who has been aiding in the theft of supplies from the warehouse, and he gets paid for the loot by Larry, operator of a nightclub where Muggs' sister, Milly, is an entertainer. Fingers, a henchman for Larry, kills Spider when he learns that Muggs has been let in on the operation. The police then suspect Muggs of killing Spider.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Joan Marsh, Jack La Rue, Bryant Washburn, William Benedict, David Durand, Bobby Stone, Jimmy Strand ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1944-06-03
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Patrolling the Ether
46.

Patrolling the Ether

1.3
5.7/10 IMDB

1940. Sixteen year old Phillip is one of a number of amateur radio operators across the US, doing it purely as a fun hobby. He is informed by Bill Beck of the Radio and Intelligence Division (RID) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that amateur international radio communication is now banned due to spying a result of the war in Europe. Beck, on behalf of the RID, asks Phillip, however, to continue to monitor the airwaves for suspicious activity.

Starring: Hazel Brooks, Marc Cramer, Richard Crane, Donald Curtis, Connie Gilchrist, Selmer Jackson, Lee Phelps, Emmett Vogan ..
Directed by: Paul Burnford
Release date: 1944-04-10
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Call of the South Seas
47.

Call of the South Seas

1.2
5.0/10 IMDB

FBI Agent Kendall Gaige goes undercover on a South Seas island in order to expose the underhanded and exploitative business practices of Steve Landrau. In the course of his investigation Gaige is introduce to the Paris-educated native princess Tahia, who believes that he has arrived to save her people from poverty. A romance, of course, ensues as Gaige attempts to expose Landrau before his cover is blown.

Starring: Janet Martin, Allan Lane, William Henry, Roy Barcroft, Wally Vernon, Adele Mara, Duncan Renaldo, Frank Jaquet, Anna Demetrio, Richard Alexander ..
Directed by: John English
Release date: 1944-04-07
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : The Ghost That Walks Alone
48.

The Ghost That Walks Alone

1.1
4.7/10 IMDB

Honeymooners find a dead radio producer in their suite.

Starring: Arthur Lake, Janis Carter, Lynne Roberts, Frank Sully, Warren Ashe, Arthur Space, Barbara Brown, Matt Willis, Ida Moore, Robert B. Williams ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1944-02-10
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Roger Touhy, Gangster
49.

Roger Touhy, Gangster

0.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Set during Prohibition, the movie centers on Touhy's rise from small time thug to the city's most powerful bootlegger whose empire is rivaled only by that of Al Capone (who is referred to, but never named in the story). It is his rival who frames Touhy for kidnapping and arranges for him to serve a life-long term in Stateville prison. Determined to be free again, the desperate Touhy and his cellmate Basil "the Owl" Banghart, begin plotting a violent break out.

Starring: Preston Foster, Victor McLaglen, Lois Andrews, Kent Taylor, Anthony Quinn, William Post Jr., Harry Morgan, Matt Briggs, Moroni Olsen, Reed Hadley ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1944-06-03
Best Crime Movies of 1944 : Rats in Spats
50.

Rats in Spats

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Live-action short directed by Irv Spence.

Starring: Gus Arriola, George Stoddard Herbert, Joseph Bruce Price, Felix Reyes Alegre, Tom Ray, Gordy Adams, Harvey Eisenberg, Elmer Swanson, Bill Littlejohn, Pete Burness ..
Directed by: Irven Spence
Release date: 1944-08-18

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