Best Crime Movies of 1951

1.

The Enforcer

4.0
7.3/10 IMDB

After years of investigation, Assistant District Attorney Martin Ferguson has managed to build a solid case against an elusive gangster whose top lieutenant is about to testify…

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Zero Mostel, Ted de Corsia, Everett Sloane, Roy Roberts, Michael Tolan, King Donovan, Bob Steele, Adelaide Klein, Don Beddoe ..
Directed by: Bretaigne Windust, Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1951-02-24
Best Crime Movies of 1951 : The Family Secret
2.

The Family Secret

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

When his son accidentally kills someone, a lawyer must defend the man wrongly charged with the murder.

Starring: John Derek, Lee J. Cobb, Jody Lawrence, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Santos Ortega, Henry O'Neill, Carl Benton Reid, Peggy Converse, Jean Alexander, Dorothy Tree ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1951-10-21
Best Crime Movies of 1951 : FBI Girl
3.

FBI Girl

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

G-men (Cesar Romero, George Brent) grab a gangster and a governor thanks to a clerk (Audrey Totter) in the fingerprints division.

Starring: Cesar Romero, George Brent, Audrey Totter, Tom Drake, Raymond Burr, Raymond Greenleaf, Margia Dean, Don Garner, Alexander Pope, Richard Monahan ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1951-11-04
Best Crime Movies of 1951 : My True Story
4.

My True Story

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Ann Martin (Helen Walker) is serving time as a jewel thief. She is paroled and determined to stay clean. She quickly finds out that she was paroled by an old, vicious boss that has picked her for a job. It is dangerous for her to say yes or no.

Starring: Helen Walker, Willard Parker, Elisabeth Risdon, Emory Parnell, Aldo Ray ..
Directed by: Mickey Rooney
Release date: 1951-03-08
Best Crime Movies of 1951 : According to Mrs. Hoyle
5.

According to Mrs. Hoyle

2.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Mrs. Hoyle, a retired school teacher, resides in a hotel bought by Morganti, a gangster, who evicts most of the tenants but allows Mrs. Hoyle and Angela Brown, a dance-hall girl to remain. Mrs. Hoyle's influence for good is felt quickly by Morganti and all of his henchmen with the exception of Rogan. Ther latter, despite Morganti's orders to go straight robs a market with his accomplice Slatterty. Mrs. Hoyle is arrested when the robbery money and jewels are found in her apartment.

Starring: Spring Byington, Anthony Caruso, Tanis Chandler, Brett King, Stephen Chase, Robert Karnes, James Flavin, Paul Bryar, Tris Coffin, Charles Williams ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1951-05-20
Best Crime Movies of 1951 : The Six Men
6.

The Six Men

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

The ‘Six Men’ are a gang of six criminals that Scotland Yard is unable to pin a charge against even though they are positive of the identities.

Starring: Harold Warrender, Olga Edwardes, Peter Bull, Avril Angers, Michael Evans, Reed De Rouen, Desmond Jeans, Ivan Craig, Edward Malin, Christopher Page ..
Directed by: Michael Law
Release date: 1951-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1951 : Fury of the Congo
7.

Fury of the Congo

2.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Jungle Jim must protect rare pony-like animals whose glands produce a powerful narcotic. On the way, he fights a giant spider.

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Sherry Moreland, William Henry, Lyle Talbot, Joel Friedkin, George Eldredge ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1951-02-26
Best Crime Movies of 1951 : The Sea Hornet
8.

The Sea Hornet

2.2
6.1/10 IMDB

"The Sea Hornet" was a merchant ship sunk, supposedly by a torpedo, less than a mile off the California Coast during World War Two. Six years later when his buddy is killed, attempting to blow up the sunken ship, on the orders of Suntan Radford and Tony Sullivan, deep-sea diver "Gunner" McNeil has his suspicions aroused... especially since Suntan is the daughter of the ship's captain that died when the ship sunk, and Sullivan was a crew member. Plus the fact the ship had over a million dollars in cash on board. During the course of his investigation, he becomes romantically involved with Ginger Sullivan

Starring: Rod Cameron, Adele Mara, Lorna Gray, Chill Wills, Jim Davis, Richard Jaeckel, Ellen Corby, James Brown, Grant Withers, William Ching ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1951-11-06
Best Crime Movies of 1951 : The Son of Dr. Jekyll
9.

The Son of Dr. Jekyll

2.0
5.0/10 IMDB

The son of the notorious Dr. Henry Jekyll is determined to prove that his father's reputation has been unjustly deserved. He sets out to develop his father's formula in order to prove that he was a brilliant scientist rather than a murderous monster.

Starring: Louis Hayward, Jody Lawrance, Alexander Knox, Lester Matthews, Gavin Muir, Paul Cavanagh, Rhys Williams ..
Directed by: Seymour Friedman
Release date: 1951-10-31
10.

Camera Sleuth

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

In this Pete Smith Specialty short, we see how real-life investigator Jo Goggin used a motion picture surveillance camera to gather evidence and disprove a fraudulent insurance claim.

Starring: Pete Smith, Jo A. Goggin, John Miljan ..
Directed by: Dave O'Brien
Release date: 1951-04-28

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