Best Crime Movies of 1952
The Narrow Margin
A tough cop meets his match when he has to guard a gangster's widow on a tense train ride.
Kansas City Confidential
A down-on-his-luck ex-GI finds himself framed for an armored car robbery. When he's finally released for lack of evidence--after having been beaten up and tortured by the police--he sets out to discover who set him up, and why. The trail leads him into Mexico and a web of hired killers and corrupt cops.
Deadline - U.S.A.
With three days before his paper folds, a crusading editor tries to expose a vicious gangster.
Eddie Miller struggles with his hatred of women, he's especially bothered by seeing women with their lovers. He starts a killing spree as a sniper by shooting women from far distances. In an attempt to get caught, he writes an anonymous letter to the police begging them to stop him.
David Marshall Williams is sent to a prison farm where he works in the tool shop and eventually develops the precursor of the famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in World War II.
The Captive City
A small-town newspaper editor defies threats to expose the mob.
An unusual relationship develops between a fugitive killer and a runaway orphan on an odyssey across England.
Picking a pocket leads to blackmail and murder for a petty criminal (Sidney Tafler) in London.
Police track a serial killer.
Here Come the Marines
After Slip is drafted into the Marines, the rest of the gang volunteers so they can be with him. Sach discovers that the colonel knew his father and he is promoted. During a drill that he is putting the rest of the gang through, they find a soldier left for dead on the side of the road. Slip discovers a playing card next to the marine and traces it to Jolly Joe Johnson's gambling house. They suspect that the gambling house is cheating and set out to uncover the proof.