Best Crime Movies of 1945

1.

Mildred Pierce

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

After her unfaithful husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful. However winning the approval of her spoiled daughter proves a greater challenge.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Bruce Bennett, Lee Patrick, Moroni Olsen, Veda Ann Borg, Jo Ann Marlowe ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1945-10-20
2.

Scarlet Street

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

Cashier and part-time starving artist Christopher Cross is absolutely smitten with the beautiful Kitty March. Kitty plays along, but she's really only interested in Johnny, a two-bit crook. When Kitty and Johnny find out that art dealers are interested in Chris's work, they con him into letting Kitty take credit for the paintings. Cross allows it because he is in love with Kitty, but his love will only let her get away with so much.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea, Margaret Lindsay, Jess Barker, Rosalind Ivan, Charles Kemper, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Samuel S. Hinds, Vladimir Sokoloff ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1945-12-25
3.

And Then There Were None

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island and while they are waiting for the mysterious host to appear, a recording levels serious accusations at each of the guests. Soon they start being murdered, one by one. As the survivors try to keep their wits, they reach a disturbing conclusion: one of them must be the killer.

Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, Mischa Auer, C. Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, Richard Haydn, Queenie Leonard ..
Directed by: René Clair
Release date: 1945-10-31
4.

Detour

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

The life of Al Roberts, a pianist in a New York nightclub, turns into a nightmare when he decides to hitchhike to Los Angeles to visit his girlfriend.

Starring: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald, Tim Ryan, Esther Howard, Pat Gleason, Don Brodie, Roger Clark, Eddie Hall ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1945-11-30
5.

The Body Snatcher

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

Edinburgh, 1831. Among those who undertake the illegal trade of grave robbery is Gray, ostensibly a cab driver. Formerly a medical student convicted of grave robbery, Gray holds a grudge against Dr. MacFarlane who had escaped detection and punishment.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater, Russell Wade, Rita Corday, Sharyn Moffett, Donna Lee, Mary Gordon, Robert Clarke ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1945-05-25
6.

Hangover Square

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

When composer George Harvey Bone wakes with no memory of the previous night and a bloody knife in his pocket, he worries that he has committed a crime. On the advice of Dr. Middleton, Bone agrees to relax, going to a music performance of singer Netta Longdon. Riveted by Netta, Bone agrees to write songs for her rather than his own concerto. However, Bone soon grows jealous of Netta and worries about controlling himself during his spells.

Starring: Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Glenn Langan, Faye Marlowe, Alan Napier, Ted Billings, Ann Codee, Michael Dyne, Francis Ford ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1945-02-07
7.

Fallen Angel

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

An unemployed drifter, Eric Stanton wanders into a small California town and begins hanging around the local diner. While Eric falls for the lovely waitress Stella, he also begins romancing a quiet and well-to-do woman named June Mills. Since Stella isn't interested in Eric unless he has money, the lovelorn guy comes up with a scheme to win her over, and it involves June. Before long, murder works its way into this passionate love triangle.

Starring: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford, Anne Revere, Bruce Cabot, John Carradine, Percy Kilbride, Dorothy Adams, Matthew Beard ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1945-11-15
8.

The House of Fear

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The Good Comrades are a collection of varied gentlemen who crave one thing - solitude. They reside at Drearcliff House, ancestral home of their eldest member. All seems serene and convivial until one by one the members begin to perish in the most grisly of manners. Foul play is suspected by the Good Comrades' insurance agent, who turns to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson for guidance.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather, Paul Cavanagh, Dennis Hoey, Harry Cording, Holmes Herbert, Sally Shepherd, Gavin Muir, Florette Hillier ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1945-03-16
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : The Suspect
9.

The Suspect

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Genial shopkeeper Philip has to endure the constant nagging of a shrewish wife while he secretly yearns for a pretty young stenographer. When the henpecking gets to be too much, Philip murders his wife and manages to make her death look like an accident. A ruthless blackmailer and a low-key detective both discover Philip's secret, and he has to decide which of them poses the more dangerous threat.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Ella Raines, Molly Lamont, Stanley Ridges, Henry Daniell, Rosalind Ivan, Dean Harens, Raymond Severn, Eve Amber, Maude Eburne ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1945-01-31
10.

My Name Is Julia Ross

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A woman finds herself entrenched in a murder cover-up when she goes to work for a wealthy widow.

Starring: Nina Foch, May Whitty, George Macready, Roland Varno, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Doris Lloyd, Queenie Leonard, Joy Harington, Leonard Mudie, Ottola Nesmith ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1945-11-08
11.

Murder, He Says

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Pete Marshall is sent as a replacement to the mountain district town of Plainville when a public opinion surveyor who went there goes missing. Visiting the hillbilly family of Mamie Fleagle, Pete begins to suspect that she and her two sons have murdered the surveyor. Pete then believes that Mamie is slowly poisoning wealthy Grandma Fleagle, who has put a vital clue to her fortune in a nonsensical embroidered sampler.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Helen Walker, Marjorie Main, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Peter Whitney, Mabel Paige, Barbara Pepper, Francis Ford, Harry Allen ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1945-01-01
12.

Pursuit to Algiers

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

After the King of Ruthenia has been assassinated, Holmes and Watson are engaged to escort his son to Europe via Algiers, aboard a transatlantic ocean liner which also carries a number of suspicious persons, any of whom may be involved in a plot to also assassinate him.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Riordan, Rosalind Ivan, Morton Lowry, Leslie Vincent, Martin Kosleck, Rex Evans, John Abbott, Gerald Hamer ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1945-10-26
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Lady on a Train
13.

Lady on a Train

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

While on a train, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder as they pass a building. When she tells the police, they think she's crazy since she can't tell exactly where the crime happened. She then enlists a popular mystery writer to help with her sleuthing.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, David Bruce, George Coulouris, Allen Jenkins, Dan Duryea, Edward Everett Horton, Patricia Morison, Maria Palmer, Elizabeth Patterson ..
Directed by: Charles David
Release date: 1945-08-03
14.

The Woman in Green

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke, Henry Daniell, Paul Cavanagh, Matthew Boulton, Eve Amber, Frederick Worlock, Coulter Irwin, Sally Shepherd ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1945-06-15
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : The House on 92nd Street
15.

The House on 92nd Street

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

The US Government tries to track down embedded Nazi agents in the States.

Starring: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart, Leo G. Carroll, Lydia St. Clair, William Post Jr., Harry Bellaver, Reed Hadley, Kenneth Konopka ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1945-09-10
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : The Great Flamarion
16.

The Great Flamarion

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A beautiful but unscrupulous female performer manipulates all the men in her life in order to achieve her aims.

Starring: Erich von Stroheim, Mary Beth Hughes, Dan Duryea, Steve Barclay, Lester Allen, Esther Howard, Michael Mark, Franklyn Farnum, John Hamilton, Sam Harris ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1945-01-13
17.

Two O'Clock Courage

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

After nearly running over him with her cab, Patty Mitchell picks up a fare who claims to have amnesia. As he fumbles to remember the basic facts of his identity, Patty becomes interested in the stranger and decides to help him in his search. But as the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, and Patty's interest becomes more personal, the stranger finds that he is the prime suspect in a murder case.

Starring: Tom Conway, Ann Rutherford, Richard Lane, Lester Matthews, Roland Drew, Emory Parnell, Jane Greer, Jean Brooks, Chester Clute ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1945-04-13
18.

Dillinger

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

The life of American public enemy number one who was shot by the police in 1934.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys, Eduardo Ciannelli, Marc Lawrence, Elisha Cook Jr., Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stössel, Constance Worth, Lawrence Tierney, Ralph Lewis ..
Directed by: Max Nosseck
Release date: 1945-04-25
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask
19.

Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

The latest assignment for respected detective Charlie Chan has come directly from the government and involves the disappearance of a scientist named Harper, who was working on an extremely important serum. When the scientist is killed, Chan must sort through all very likely suspects, including the man's sister and his butler.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Edwin Luke, Hardie Albright, Janet Warren, Al Bridge, Edith Evanson, Dorothy Granger, Cyril Delevanti, Jack Ingram ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1945-01-26
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Johnny Angel
20.

Johnny Angel

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

George Raft plays a sailor who sets out to solve his father's mysterious death.

Starring: George Raft, Claire Trevor, Signe Hasso, Lowell Gilmore, Hoagy Carmichael, Marvin Miller, Margaret Wycherly, J. Farrell MacDonald, Mack Gray, Rusty Farrell ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1945-10-25
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : The Frozen Ghost
21.

The Frozen Ghost

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

When a man dies of a heart attack, a stage and radio mentalist believes he has willed him to die because he was angry with the man. Riddled with guilt, the mentalist cancels further shows, breaks off his engagement to his female partner, who can read minds while in a hypnotic trance, and takes refuge in the eerie wax-museum-cum-home of another woman friend.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers, Elena Verdugo, Martin Kosleck, Tala Birell, Milburn Stone, Douglass Dumbrille, Arthur Hohl ..
Directed by: Harold Young
Release date: 1945-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Escape in the Fog
22.

Escape in the Fog

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

A military nurse recovering at an inn from a nervous breakdown keeps having dreams where she sees two men trying to murder a third. When she meets a man who is a federal agent at the inn, she is astounded to discover that he is the man in her dream who is the intended murder victim.

Starring: Otto Kruger, Nina Foch, William Wright, Konstantin Shayne, Ivan Triesault, Ernie Adams, Shelley Winters, Mary Newton, Jessie Arnold, Chin Kuang Chow ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1945-04-05
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Dick Tracy
23.

Dick Tracy

2.9
5.9/10 IMDB

Detective Tracy (Morgan Conway) rescues Tess Trueheart (Anne Jeffreys) and Junior from a killer called Splitface (Mike Mazurki).

Starring: Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Mike Mazurki, Jane Greer, Lyle Latell, Joseph Crehan, Mickey Kuhn, Trevor Bardette, Morgan Wallace, Milton Parsons ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1945-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Pink String and Sealing Wax
24.

Pink String and Sealing Wax

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Melodrama set in Victorian Brighton. Scheming pub landlady uses the timorous son of a domineering pharmacist to assist in the poisoning of her drunkard husband. (The title is from the way pharmacists used to wrap parcels containing poison).

Starring: Mervyn Johns, Gordon Jackson, Googie Withers, Garry Marsh, Jean Ireland, Sally Ann Howes, Mary Merrall, Catherine Lacey, Frederick Piper, Colin Simpson ..
Directed by: Robert Hamer
Release date: 1945-11-22
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : I Didn't Do It
25.

I Didn't Do It

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

Gormless George Trotter (George Formby) moves down from Manchester to the bright lights of London in search of fame and fortune on the stage - only to find himself the prime suspect in a bizarre murder mystery! Whilst staying at Ma Tubbs' theatrical boarding house, a man is murdered in the room right next door to George. When George tries to solve the mystery, he ends up presenting the police with a whole load of clues - all of which point to him as the culprit! Now George must uncover the real murderer himself, with the help of his showbiz friends, his little Ukulele and a fiendishly cunning song! This delightful comedy musical includes three full-length musical numbers - The Daring Young Man, She's Got Two of Everything and I'd Like a Dream Like That.

Starring: George Formby, Billy Caryll, Hilda Mundy, Gaston Palmer, Jack Daly, Carl Jaffe, Marjorie Browne, Wally Patch, Ian Fleming, Vincent Holman ..
Directed by: Marcel Varnel
Release date: 1945-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Strange Confession
26.

Strange Confession

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

A scientist who is working on a cure for influenza is victimized by his unscrupulous boss, who releases the vaccine before it's ready, resulting in the death of the scientist's young son.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Brenda Joyce, J. Carrol Naish, Milburn Stone, Lloyd Bridges, Addison Richards, Mary Gordon, Christian Rub, George Chandler, Jody Gilbert ..
Directed by: John Hoffman
Release date: 1945-10-05
27.

The Monster and the Ape

2.9
6.0/10 IMDB

A famous scientist invents a humanoid robot (the titular "monster"), so a greedy rival scientist plans to steal it for use in his criminal plans. His henchmen often kidnap a trained gorilla (the titular "ape") from the zoo, to aid in the schemes.

Starring: Robert Lowery, George Macready, Ralph Morgan, Carole Mathews, Willie Best, Jack Ingram, Anthony Warde, Ted Mapes, Eddie Parker, Stanley Price ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1945-04-20
28.

Danger Signal

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

After robbing and murdering his married lover and then making her death look like suicide, conniving philanderer Ronnie Mason relocates to Los Angeles. Under a new identity and claiming to be a writer, Ronnie finds lodging at the home of Hilda Fenchurch and her mother. He woos Hilda, knowing she has money, but when he discovers that Hilda's sister, Anne, has just inherited $25,000, he switches his attentions to her.

Starring: Faye Emerson, Zachary Scott, Richard Erdman, Rosemary DeCamp, Bruce Bennett, Mona Freeman, John Ridgely, Mary Servoss, Joyce Compton, Virginia Sale ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1945-11-21
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Pillow of Death
29.

Pillow of Death

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

Attorney Wayne Fletcher and his secretary are having an affair, so when Wayne's wife is found smothered to death, he becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigate the murder, a psychic with questionable motives tries to contact the deceased woman. Soon, Wayne begins seeing visions of his dead wife, and other people involved with the case begin to be killed, one by one.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Brenda Joyce, J. Edward Bromberg, Rosalind Ivan, Clara Blandick, George Cleveland, Wilton Graff, Bernard Thomas, Fern Emmett, J. Farrell MacDonald ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1945-12-14
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Shady Lady
30.

Shady Lady

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A crook becomes the victim of a crafty card player who works for the District Attorney.

Starring: Charles Coburn, Robert Paige, Ginny Simms, Alan Curtis, Martha O'Driscoll, Kathleen Howard, James Burke, Joe Frisco ..
Directed by: George Waggner
Release date: 1945-09-07
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : The Falcon in San Francisco
31.

The Falcon in San Francisco

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

While on vacation, the Falcon is arrested for kidnapping after striking up a friendship with a girl who's nurse has been recently murdered.

Starring: Tom Conway, Rita Corday, Edward Brophy, Sharyn Moffett, Fay Helm, Robert Armstrong, Carl Kent, George Holmes, John Mylong, Esther Howard ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1945-07-20
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Duck Pimples
32.

Duck Pimples

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Donald has an unpleasant evening when a mysterious book salesman comes to his door then disappears leaving Donald with a collection of whodunnit novels. He reads one and gets so fully involved in it that it appears that the characters are actually coming out of the book and into his living room getting him involved in the murder caper. Finally the author of the book, J. Harold King, steps forth and claims Donald innocent. The characters return to the novel from whence they came leaving Donald wondering if it was really just his "imagination"

Starring: Clarence Nash, Billy Bletcher, June Foray, Doodles Weaver ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1945-08-10
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : The Fatal Witness
33.

The Fatal Witness

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

A playboy produces an airtight alibi when he is questioned about the murder of his wealthy aunt.

Starring: Evelyn Ankers, Richard Fraser, George Leigh, Barbara Everest, Barry Bernard, Frederick Worlock, Virginia Farmer, Colin Campbell, Peggy Jackson, Harry Cording ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1945-09-15
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Main Street After Dark
34.

Main Street After Dark

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

A police detective (Edward Arnold) uses fluorescent powder to catch a pickpocket (Selena Royle) and her gang.

Starring: Edward Arnold, Selena Royle, Tom Trout, Audrey Totter, Dan Duryea, Hume Cronyn, Dorothy Morris, Dick Elliott ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1945-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Allotment Wives
35.

Allotment Wives

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

Unscrupulous women marry servicemen for their pay.

Starring: Kay Francis, Paul Kelly, Otto Kruger, Gertrude Michael, Teala Loring, Bernard Nedell, Anthony Warde, Matty Fain, Jonathan Hale, Selmer Jackson ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1945-11-08
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : The Brighton Strangler
36.

The Brighton Strangler

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

After suffering a head injury during the Blitz, John Loder, a theatre actor comes to believe himself to be the Brighton Strangler, the murderer he was playing onstage.

Starring: John Loder, June Duprez, Michael St. Angel, Miles Mander, Rose Hobart, Gilbert Emery, Rex Evans, Matthew Boulton, Olaf Hytten, Lydia Bilbrook ..
Directed by: Max Nosseck
Release date: 1945-05-10
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : The Power of the Whistler
37.

The Power of the Whistler

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A woman uses a deck of cards to predict death within 24 hours for a stranger sitting at a bar, then tries to help him remember who he is based on items in his pockets.

Starring: Richard Dix, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell, Loren Tindall, Tala Birell, John Abbott, Murray Alper, Nina Mae McKinney, Edythe Elliott, Otto Forrest ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1945-04-19
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Having Wonderful Crime
38.

Having Wonderful Crime

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Newlyweds (George Murphy, Carole Landis) drag their lawyer friend (Pat O'Brien) to a mountain resort on a search for a missing magician.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, George Murphy, Carole Landis, Lenore Aubert, George Zucco, Gloria Holden, Richard Martin, Charles D. Brown, William 'Wee Willie' Davis, Blanche Ring ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1945-04-12
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : A Gun in His Hand
39.

A Gun in His Hand

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

In this MGM Crime Does Not Pay series short, a young man graduates from the police academy at the top of his class. He then teams up with some local thieves and uses his knowledge of police procedures to pursue a career of undetected crime.

Starring: Tom Trout, Richard Gaines, Anthony Caruso, Hugh Beaumont, William Challee, Roger Moore, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Arthur Space, Harry Strang, William Tannen ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1945-09-15
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : The Kid Sister
40.

The Kid Sister

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

A madcap comedy about a kid sister who tries to steal her older sister's boyfriend. Her plan involves joining forces with a burglar to rob the unfortunate suitor's home.

Starring: Judy Clark, Roger Pryor, Frank Jenks, Constance Worth, Ruth Robinson, Minerva Urecal, Tom Dugan, Richard Byron, Peggy Wynne ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1945-02-06
41.

Carnival Sunday

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Madrid, Carnival Sunday. A night watchman finds the body of a woman, a rich and greedy moneylender who has apparently been murdered. The prime suspect is a watchmaker who owed her a lot of money.

Starring: Conchita Montes, Guillermo Marín, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Julia Lajos, Juana Mansó, Manuel Requena, Manuel Arbó, Joaquín Roa, Fernando Aguirre, Ildefonso Cuadrado ..
Directed by: Edgar Neville
Release date: 1945-10-22
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : I Love a Mystery
42.

I Love a Mystery

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

In San Francisco, detective partners Jack Packard and Doc Long are hired by socialite Jefferson Monk who believes someone is following him with the aim to kill him.

Starring: Jim Bannon, Nina Foch, George Macready, Barton Yarborough, Carole Mathews, Lester Matthews, Ernie Adams, Gary Bruce, Joseph Crehan, Franklyn Farnum ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1945-01-25
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Jealousy
43.

Jealousy

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A female cabbie is suspected of killing her drunken husband.

Starring: John Loder, Jane Randolph, Karen Morley, Nils Asther, Hugo Haas, Holmes Herbert, Michael Mark, Mauritz Hugo, Peggy Leon ..
Directed by: Gustav Machatý
Release date: 1945-07-23
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : The Spider
44.

The Spider

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

An ex-cop is suspected of murder after he is found with a dead woman. The private detective is on the run -- attempting to prove his innocence.

Starring: Richard Conte, Faye Marlowe, Kurt Kreuger, Martin Kosleck, Mantan Moreland, Walter Sande, Cara Williams, Charles Tannen, Margaret Brayton, Ann Savage ..
Directed by: Robert D. Webb
Release date: 1945-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : The Crime Doctor's Warning
45.

The Crime Doctor's Warning

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A criminal psychologist treats an artist whose blackouts coincide with a series of murders.

Starring: Warner Baxter, John Litel, Dusty Anderson, Coulter Irwin, Miles Mander, John Abbott, Arthur Aylesworth, Jack Cheatham, Eduardo Ciannelli, Franco Corsaro ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1945-09-27
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
46.

Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Blackie is implicated in a murder when he accidently sells a phony Charles Dickens first edition at an auction.

Starring: Chester Morris, Lynn Merrick, Richard Lane, Frank Sully, Steve Cochran, George E. Stone, Lloyd Corrigan, George M. Carleton, Edward Keane, George Lloyd ..
Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss
Release date: 1945-05-10
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : The Phantom Speaks
47.

The Phantom Speaks

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

A reporter learns that an executed killer has taken over a scientist's mind.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Stanley Ridges, Lynne Roberts, Tom Powers, Charlotte Wynters, Jonathan Hale, Marion Martin, Pierre Watkin, Garry Owen, Ralf Harolde ..
Directed by: John English
Release date: 1945-04-13
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : I'll Remember April
48.

I'll Remember April

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

The daughter of a formerly wealthy man tries to get a job singing on a radio show, but gets involved in a feud and murder.

Starring: Gloria Jean, Kirby Grant, Milburn Stone, Edward Brophy, Samuel S. Hinds, Jacqueline deWit, Hobart Cavanaugh, Addison Richards, Pierre Watkin, Clyde Fillmore ..
Directed by: Harold Young
Release date: 1945-04-01
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Apology for Murder
49.

Apology for Murder

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Head over heels in love with a stern and cold older businessman's young wife, a reporter is seduced into conspiring to murder him so she can inherit his estate, while pinning the murder on another businessman.

Starring: Hugh Beaumont, Ann Savage, Charles D. Brown, Russell Hicks, Pierre Watkin, Budd Buster, Norman Willis, Elizabeth Valentine, George Sherwood, Sarah Padden ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1945-09-27
Best Crime Movies of 1945 : Phantoms, Inc.
50.

Phantoms, Inc.

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

This Crime Does Not Pay entry focuses on fake spiritualists. A mother is worried about her son, who is missing in action. Over time, she gives a con man all of the family savings to find reassurance that her son is all right. When she can no longer pay, events take a tragic turn.

Starring: Dorothy Adams, Morris Ankrum, Ralph Dunn, Harry Hayden, Lloyd Ingraham, Howard M. Mitchell, Frank Reicher, Arthur Shields, Ann Shoemaker, Crane Whitley ..
Directed by: Harold Young
Release date: 1945-06-09

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