Best Crime Movies of 1948

1.

Rope

6.5
7.9/10 IMDB

Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.

Starring: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Constance Collier, Douglas Dick, Edith Evanson, Dick Hogan, Joan Chandler, Cedric Hardwicke, Alfred Hitchcock ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1948-03-11
2.

Key Largo

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up - and holds at gunpoint hotel owner James Temple, his widowed daughter-in-law Nora, and ex-GI Frank McCloud.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, Thomas Gomez, Harry Lewis, William Haade, Dan Seymour, Marc Lawrence ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1948-07-16
3.

The Naked City

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The Naked City portrays the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, finding the girl's killer.

Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Frank Conroy, Ted de Corsia, House Jameson, Anne Sargent, Adelaide Klein, Grover Burgess ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1948-03-04
4.

The Big Clock

4.6
7.6/10 IMDB

Stroud, a crime magazine's crusading editor has to post-pone a vacation with his wife, again, when a glamorous blonde is murdered and he is assigned by his publishing boss Janoth to find the killer. As the investigation proceeds to its conclusion, Stroud must try to disrupt his ordinarily brilliant investigative team as they increasingly build evidence (albeit wrong) that he is the killer.

Starring: Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, George Macready, Rita Johnson, Elsa Lanchester, Harold Vermilyea, Dan Tobin, Harry Morgan, Richard Webb ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1948-03-18
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : They Live by Night
5.

They Live by Night

4.4
7.4/10 IMDB

An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.

Starring: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva, Jay C. Flippen, Helen Craig, Will Wright, William Phipps, Ian Wolfe, Harry Harvey, Marie Bryant ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1948-08-06
6.

Call Northside 777

4.3
7.4/10 IMDB

In 1932, a cop is killed and Frank Wiecek sentenced to life. Eleven years later, a newspaper ad by Frank's mother leads Chicago reporter P.J. O'Neal to look into the case. For some time, O'Neal continues to believe Frank guilty. But when he starts to change his mind, he meets increased resistance from authorities unwilling to be proved wrong.

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker, Betty Garde, Kasia Orzazewski, Joanne De Bergh, Howard Smith, Moroni Olsen, John McIntire ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1948-02-13
7.

Yellow Sky

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

In 1867, a gang led by James "Stretch" Dawson robs a bank and flees into the desert. Out of water, the outlaws come upon a ghost town called Yellow Sky and its only residents, a hostile young woman named Mike and her grandpa. The story is a Western adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest".

Starring: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark, Robert Arthur, John Russell, Harry Morgan, James Barton, Charles Kemper, Victor Kilian, Norman Leavitt ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1948-12-24
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Brighton Rock
8.

Brighton Rock

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Centring on the activities of a gang of assorted criminals and, in particular, their leader – a vicious young hoodlum known as "Pinkie" – the film's main thematic concern is the criminal underbelly evident in inter-war Brighton.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Carol Marsh, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams, Wylie Watson, Nigel Stock, Joan Sterndale-Bennett, Marianne Stone, Virginia Winter ..
Directed by: John Boulting
Release date: 1948-01-09
9.

Cry of the City

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he walks a tightrope between sentiment and cynicism. When Martin fears Candella will implicate his girlfriend Teena, he'll do anything to protect her. How many others will he drag down to disaster with him?

Starring: Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Fred Clark, Shelley Winters, Betty Garde, Berry Kroeger, Tommy Cook, Debra Paget, Hope Emerson, Roland Winters ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1948-09-29
10.

Raw Deal

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A revenge-seeking gangster is sent to prison after being framed for a crime he didn't commit. After seducing a beautiful young woman, he uses her to help him carry out his plot for vengeance, leading him to the crazy pyromaniac who set him up.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland, Raymond Burr, Curt Conway, Chili Williams, Regis Toomey, Whit Bissell, Cliff Clark ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1948-05-21
11.

Pitfall

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

An insurance man's affair with a blonde leads to guilt, murder and a confession to his wife.

Starring: Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, Raymond Burr, John Litel, Byron Barr, Jimmy Hunt, Ann Doran, Selmer Jackson, Margaret Wells ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1948-08-11
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Force of Evil
12.

Force of Evil

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Lawyer Joe Morse wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one big powerful operation. But his elder brother Leo is one of these small-time operators who wants to stay that way, preferring not to deal with the gangsters who dominate the big-time.

Starring: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain, Roy Roberts, Paul Fix, Barry Kelley, Paul McVey, Beatrice Pearson, Beau Bridges ..
Directed by: Abraham Polonsky
Release date: 1948-12-25
13.

The Street with No Name

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

After two gang-related killings in "Center City," a suspect (who was framed) is arrested, released on bail...and murdered. Inspector Briggs of the FBI recruits a young agent, Gene Cordell, to go undercover in the shadowy Skid Row area (alias George Manly) as a potential victim of the same racket. Soon, Gene meets Alec Stiles, neurotic mastermind who's "building an organization along scientific lines." Stiles recruits Cordell, whose job becomes a lot more dangerous.

Starring: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence, Ed Begley, Donald Buka, Joseph Pevney, John McIntire, Walter Greaza, Howard Smith ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1948-07-14
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
14.

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Bill Saunders, a former prisoner of war living in England, whose experiences have left him unstable and violent, gets into a bar fight in which he in kills a man and then flees. He hides out with the assistance of a nurse, Jane Wharton, who believes his story that the killing was an accident.

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster, Robert Newton, Lewis L. Russell, Aminta Dyne, Grizelda Harvey, Jay Novello, Colin Keith-Johnston, Reginald Sheffield, Campbell Copelin ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1948-10-30
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Sleep, My Love
15.

Sleep, My Love

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A woman wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche, Rita Johnson, George Coulouris, Queenie Smith, Ralph Morgan, Keye Luke, Fred Nurney, Raymond Burr ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1948-02-18
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Hollow Triumph
16.

Hollow Triumph

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, John Muller assumes a new identity—with unfortunate results.

Starring: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz, Leslie Brooks, John Qualen, Mabel Paige, Herbert Rudley, Charles Arnt, George Chandler, Sid Tomack ..
Directed by: Steve Sekely, Paul Henreid
Release date: 1948-08-18
17.

All My Sons

3.5
7.3/10 IMDB

During WWII, industrialist Joe Keller commits a crime and frames his business partner Herbert Deever. Years later, his sin comes back to haunt him when Joe's son plans to marry Deever's daughter.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Louisa Horton, Howard Duff, Frank Conroy, Lloyd Gough, Arlene Francis, Harry Morgan, Mady Christians, Elisabeth Fraser ..
Directed by: Irving Reis
Release date: 1948-05-01
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Superman
18.

Superman

3.3
6.8/10 IMDB

Superman comes to Earth as a child and grows up to be his home's first superhero with his first major challenge being to oppose The Spider Lady.

Starring: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Tommy Bond, Carol Forman, Pierre Watkin, George Meeker, Jack Ingram, Terry Frost, Charles Quigley, Herbert Rawlinson ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr
Release date: 1948-07-15
19.

Bodyguard

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A cop on suspension is framed for murder when he noses in on a murder investigation.

Starring: Lawrence Tierney, Priscilla Lane, Phillip Reed, June Clayworth, Elisabeth Risdon, Steve Brodie, Frank Fenton, Charles Cane, Claire Carleton, Jack Carr ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1948-09-04
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : The Dark Past
20.

The Dark Past

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

A gang hold a family hostage in their own home. The leader of the escaped cons is bothered by a recurring dream that the doctor of the house may be able to analyze.

Starring: William Holden, Nina Foch, Lee J. Cobb, Adele Jergens, Stephen Dunne, Lois Maxwell, Berry Kroeger, Steven Geray, Wilton Graff, Robert Osterloh ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1948-12-22
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Blonde Ice
21.

Blonde Ice

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

A golddigging femme fatale leaves a trail of men behind her, rich and poor, alive and dead.

Starring: Robert Paige, Leslie Brooks, Russ Vincent, Michael Whalen, James Griffith, Emory Parnell, Walter Sande, John Holland, Mildred Coles, Selmer Jackson ..
Directed by: Jack Bernhard
Release date: 1948-07-24
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : This Was a Woman
22.

This Was a Woman

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

The woman here is Sylvia Russell, who is a bit power mad and has some set goals. In order to achieve those goals she is sadistically devoted to her son and daughter, able to possess and direct them; subtly ruins her daughter's marriage by corrupting a servant girl and, then, uses her to compromise her son-in-law; slowly breaks her bumbling, unambitious husband's confidence, finds in her husband's executive friend the man she desires, and then poisons her husband in her own manner in their quiet English manor

Starring: Sonia Dresdel, Walter Fitzgerald, Emrys Jones, Barbara White, Scott Forbes, Cyril Raymond, Celia Lipton, Marjorie Rhodes, Joan Hickson, Lesley Osmond ..
Directed by: Tim Whelan
Release date: 1948-01-27
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Open Secret
23.

Open Secret

3.0
6.4/10 IMDB

A couple discovers that their friend has gone missing. Their investigation leads them to believe that anti-semites are behind the disappearance.

Starring: John Ireland, Jane Randolph, Sheldon Leonard, Roman Bohnen, George Tyne, Morgan Farley, Ellen Lowe, Arthur O'Connell, Rory Mallinson, John Alvin ..
Directed by: John Reinhardt
Release date: 1948-02-14
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : So You Want to Be a Detective
24.

So You Want to Be a Detective

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Joe McDoakes imagines himself as a private detective on a murder case. Throughout the film, he spars verbally with narrator Art Gilmore.

Starring: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Lila Leeds ..
Directed by: Richard L. Bare
Release date: 1948-06-26
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : An Act of Murder
25.

An Act of Murder

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A man kills his terminally ill wife to prevent her further suffering.

Starring: Fredric March, Edmond O'Brien, Florence Eldridge, Geraldine Brooks, Stanley Ridges, John McIntire, Will Wright, Virginia Brissac, Clarence Muse ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1948-12-05
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Inner Sanctum
26.

Inner Sanctum

3.0
6.0/10 IMDB

A killer hides out in a small-town boarding house.

Starring: Charles Russell, Mary Beth Hughes, Dale Belding, Billy House, Fritz Leiber, Nana Bryant, Lee Patrick, Roscoe Ates, Eddie Parks, Eve Miller ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1948-10-15
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Trapped by Boston Blackie
27.

Trapped by Boston Blackie

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Blackie is the natural suspect when an expensive pearl necklace is stolen while he is supposed to be guarding it.

Starring: Chester Morris, June Vincent, Richard Lane, Patricia Barry, George E. Stone, Frank Sully, Edward Norris, Fay Baker, William Forrest, Sarah Selby ..
Directed by: Seymour Friedman
Release date: 1948-05-13
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : G-Men Never Forget
28.

G-Men Never Forget

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

An escaped criminal impersonates a Police Commissioner, causing no end of trouble to a determined Federal Agent.

Starring: Clayton Moore, Roy Barcroft, Ramsay Ames, Gil Frye, Tom Steele, Dale van Sickel, Edmund Cobb ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon, Yakima Canutt
Release date: 1948-01-31
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : The Three Weird Sisters
29.

The Three Weird Sisters

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Three older sisters live on their family estate in Wales. This household once proudly reigned over a mining town, but the mines dried up and the estate and the town have fallen on hard times. When the land crumbles and a number of homes in the town are destroyed the sisters promise to rebuild the homes.

Starring: Nancy Price, Mary Clare, Mary Merrall, Nova Pilbeam, Anthony Hulme, Raymond Lovell, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Edward Rigby, Hugh Griffith, Marie Ault ..
Directed by: Daniel Birt
Release date: 1948-02-26
30.

So Evil My Love

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

In the late 19th century, on board a ship sailing from Jamaica to England, Olivia Harwood, a recent widow, takes on the task of caring for several malaria patients, including Mark Bellis, a mysterious and tormented painter.

Starring: Ray Milland, Ann Todd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Leo G. Carroll, Raymond Huntley, Raymond Lovell, Martita Hunt, Moira Lister, Roderick Lovell, Muriel Aked ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1948-08-02
31.

Docks of New Orleans

2.8
5.6/10 IMDB

Detective Charlie Chan springs into action when top officials of a New Orleans chemical company begin dropping like flies.

Starring: Roland Winters, Virginia Dale, Mantan Moreland, John Gallaudet, Victor Sen Yung, Carol Forman, Douglas Fowley, Harry Hayden, Emmett Vogan, Howard Negley ..
Directed by: Derwin Abrahams
Release date: 1948-03-21
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : The Return of the Whistler
32.

The Return of the Whistler

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

When a woman goes missing on the eve of her wedding, her fiancee hires a detective to track her down

Starring: Michael Duane, Lenore Aubert, Richard Lane, James Cardwell, Ann Shoemaker, Sarah Padden, Abigail Adams, Ann Doran, Otto Forrest, Eddy Waller ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1948-03-18
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : I, Jane Doe
33.

I, Jane Doe

2.8
7.1/10 IMDB

While stationed in France during World War II, an American fighter pilot marries a French girl but leaves her behind when he returns to the U.S. The French woman follows him to America only to discover he’s already married to a successful lawyer.

Starring: Ruth Hussey, John Carroll, Vera Ralston, Gene Lockhart, John Howard, Benay Venuta, Adele Mara, Roger Dann, James Bell, Leon Belasco ..
Directed by: John H. Auer
Release date: 1948-05-25
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Out of the Storm
34.

Out of the Storm

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

Former "Henry Aldrich" James Lydon acquits himself nicely in a serious role in Republic's Out of the Storm. Lydon plays Donald Lewis, a low-paid clerk in a high-profile shipbuilding firm. When the company is robbed in broad daylight, Lewis gathers up $100,000 on his own and skeedaddles, figuring that the lost funds will be attributed to the holdup. Before his girlfriend Ginny (Lois Collier) can persuade him to go straight, the hapless Lewis finds himself hotly pursued by cops and crooks alike.

Starring: Jimmy Lydon, Lois Collier, Marc Lawrence, Richard Travis, Robert Emmett Keane, Helen Wallace, Harry Hayden, Roy Barcroft, Charles Lane, Iris Adrian ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1948-09-11
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : I Love Trouble
35.

I Love Trouble

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's mysterious past.

Starring: Franchot Tone, Janet Blair, Janis Carter, Adele Jergens, Glenda Farrell, Steven Geray, Tom Powers, Lynn Merrick, John Ireland, Donald Curtis ..
Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon
Release date: 1948-01-15
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Fighting Father Dunne
36.

Fighting Father Dunne

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Darryl Hickman, Charles Kemper, Una O'Connor, Ruth Donnelly, Arthur Shields, Harry Shannon, Joe Sawyer, Anna Q. Nilsson, Billy Gray ..
Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff
Release date: 1948-05-12
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Daybreak
37.

Daybreak

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A mysterious barber hides a secret identity that eventually leads to tragedy.

Starring: Ann Todd, Eric Portman, Bill Owen, Maxwell Reed, Edward Rigby, Eliot Makeham, Jane Hylton, Margaret Withers, John Turnbull, Maurice Denham ..
Directed by: Compton Bennett
Release date: 1948-05-18
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Behind Locked Doors
38.

Behind Locked Doors

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Behind the locked doors of a mental institution resides crooked politico Judge Drake, free from prosecution so long as he pretends to be crazy. To get the goods on Drake, private detective Ross Stewart has himself committed to the asylum as a patient. Meanwhile, reporter Kathy Lawrence, posing as Stewart's wife, acts as his liaison to the outside world.

Starring: Lucille Bremer, Richard Carlson, Douglas Fowley, Ralf Harolde, Thomas Browne Henry, Herbert Heyes, Gwen Donovan, Tor Johnson, Morgan Farley, Dickie Moore ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1948-09-13
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Embraceable You
39.

Embraceable You

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Eddie, (Dane Clark) a small-time hoodlum is forced to care for Marie (Geraldine Brooks) he accidentally hits with his car during a crime. He is broke and hits up his very displeased mob boss for cash. To make matters worse, Eddie and Marie begin to fall for each other.

Starring: Dane Clark, Geraldine Brooks, S.Z. Sakall, Wallace Ford, Richard Rober, Dave Barry, Lina Romay, Douglas Kennedy, Mary Stuart, Philip Van Zandt ..
Directed by: Felix Jacoves
Release date: 1948-08-21
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Canon City
40.

Canon City

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Prisoners battle each other -- and the police -- when they escape the Colorado State Penitentiary.

Starring: Scott Brady, Jeff Corey, Whit Bissell, Stanley Clements, Charles Russell, DeForest Kelley, Ralph Byrd, Roy Best, Henry Brandon, Alfred Linder ..
Directed by: Crane Wilbur
Release date: 1948-06-30
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Trouble Makers
41.

Trouble Makers

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Slip and Sach are in the sidewalk star-gazing business when they see a murder committed in a room at the El Royale Hotel.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Frankie Darro, Lionel Stander, John Ridgely, Helen Parrish, Fritz Feld, William Benedict, David Gorcey ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1948-12-10
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : The Strange Mrs. Crane
42.

The Strange Mrs. Crane

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Hoping to bury her criminal past, Jenny Hadley settles into a comfortable existence as Gina, the wife of the politician Clinton Crane. When her former associate Floyd Durant shows up to blackmail Gina, she has no choice but to murder him. Things take a bizarre turn when Barbara Arnold is charged with Durant's murder and Gina is selected to serve on the jury.

Starring: Marjorie Lord, Robert Shayne, Pierre Watkin, James Seay, Ruth Brady, Claire Whitney, Dorothy Granger, Mary Gordon, Chester Clute, Minerva Urecal ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1948-10-07
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Calling Paul Temple
43.

Calling Paul Temple

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

Paul Temple is called in to help Scotland Yard track down a serial killer who has murdered several wealthy women.

Starring: John Bentley, Dinah Sheridan, Margaretta Scott, Alan Wheatley, Abraham Sofaer, Celia Lipton, Jack Raine, Hugh Pryse, John McLaren, Ian McLean ..
Directed by: Maclean Rogers
Release date: 1948-12-13
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Shanghai Chest
44.

Shanghai Chest

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

Charlie attempts to solve a triple murder in which a dead man's finger prints show up at all three murder sites, and all three victims were connected with the conviction and execution of an evidently innocent man.

Starring: Roland Winters, Mantan Moreland, Tim Ryan, Victor Sen Yung, Deannie Best, Tris Coffin, John Alvin, Russell Hicks, Pierre Watkin, Philip Van Zandt ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1948-07-11
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Good-Time Girl
45.

Good-Time Girl

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Good Time Girl stars Jean Kent as incipient juvenile delinquent Gwen Rawlings. Sent to a home for "problem" girls, Gwen receives a crash course in petty crime. Back on the outside, she falls in with the usual bad crowd, and suffers spectacularly as a result.

Starring: Jean Kent, Dennis Price, Flora Robson, Herbert Lom, Griffith Jones, Bonar Colleano, Peter Glenville, Diana Dors, Zena Marshall, George Carney ..
Directed by: David MacDonald
Release date: 1948-04-28
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : My Brother's Keeper
46.

My Brother's Keeper

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

War hero turned villain George Martin escapes from the police, but he is handcuffed to a naive young crook Willie Stannard. After using a clever plan to obtain railway tickets, and with the police and the press in hot pursuit, George has to find a way of breaking loose from Willie, and to make his escape.

Starring: Jack Warner, Jane Hylton, David Tomlinson, Bill Owen, George Cole, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Yvonne Owen, Raymond Lovell, Brenda Bruce, Susan Shaw ..
Directed by: Alfred Roome
Release date: 1948-08-19
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : The Feathered Serpent
47.

The Feathered Serpent

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

In order to learn the location of a fabled Aztec treasure, a professor kidnaps his colleague, the only man able to read the ancient Aztec script that is supposed to reveal the location of the treasure. Charlie Chan and his #1 and #2 sons journey to the jungles of Mexico to find the victim and bring the kidnapper and his gang to justice.

Starring: Roland Winters, Keye Luke, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung, Carol Forman, Robert Livingston, Nils Asther, Beverly Jons, Martín Garralaga, George J. Lewis ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1948-12-19
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Fighting Back
48.

Fighting Back

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

An ex-convict, freed to fight in World War II, gets a factory job and is accused when a bracelet is missing.

Starring: Paul Langton, Jean Rogers, Gary Gray, Joe Sawyer, Morris Ankrum, John Kellogg, Dorothy Christy, Tommy Ivo, Lelah Tyler, Pierre Watkin ..
Directed by: Malcolm St. Clair
Release date: 1948-07-30
Best Crime Movies of 1948 : Larceny
49.

Larceny

2.6
6.9/10 IMDB

John Payne is the no-good lowdown rat who tries to capitalize on postwar patriotism and grief. He finagles a war widow into giving up her savings for a nonexistent memorial. When Payne falls in love with the widow he has pangs of conscience, but he reckons without his con-artist boss, who tends to bolster his arguments with muscle and bullets.

Starring: John Payne, Joan Caulfield, Dan Duryea, Shelley Winters, Dorothy Hart, Richard Rober, Dan O'Herlihy, Nicholas Joy, Percy Helton, Walter Greaza ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1948-09-03
50.

No Orchids for Miss Blandish

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Filmed in England but set in New York, No Orchids For Miss Blandish tells of a sheltered heiress who is abducted on her wedding night by a trio of cheap hoods, in what starts out as a jewel robbery and turns into a kidnapping/murder when one of them kills the bridegroom. More mayhem ensues as the three kidnappers soon end up dead.

Starring: Jack La Rue, Hugh McDermott, Linden Travers, Walter Crisham, MacDonald Parke, Danny Green, Lilli Molnar, Charles Goldner, Zoe Gail, Leslie Bradley ..
Directed by: St. John Legh Clowes
Release date: 1948-04-15

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