Best Crime Movies of 1972

1.

The Godfather

7.4
9.2/10 IMDB

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Diane Keaton ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1972-03-14
2.

Sleuth

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife's lover – but things aren't exactly as they seem.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews, Eve Channing, Teddy Martin ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1972-12-10
3.

Frenzy

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

After a serial killer strangles several women with a necktie, London police identify a suspect—but he claims vehemently to be the wrong man.

Starring: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey, Alec McCowen, Vivien Merchant, Billie Whitelaw, Clive Swift, Bernard Cribbins, Jean Marsh ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1972-05-25
4.

The Getaway

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

A recently released ex-convict and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes wrong.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Al Lettieri, Sally Struthers, Slim Pickens, Richard Bright, Jack Dodson, Dub Taylor, Bo Hopkins ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1972-09-20
5.

The Mechanic

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Arthur Bishop is a veteran hit man who, owing to his penchant for making his targets' deaths seem like accidents, thinks himself an artist. It's made him very rich, but as he hits middle age, he's so depressed and lonely that he takes on one of his victim's sons, Steve McKenna, as his apprentice. Arthur puts him through a rigorous training period and brings him on several hits. As Steven improves, Arthur worries that he'll discover who killed his father.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Jill Ireland, Tak Kubota, Keenan Wynn, Frank De Kova, Linda Ridgeway, James Davidson, Lindsay Crosby, Steve Cory ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1972-10-06
6.

Pink Flamingos

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Danny Mills, Edith Massey, Channing Wilroy, Cookie Mueller, Susan Walsh, Linda Olgeirson ..
Directed by: John Waters
Release date: 1972-03-17
7.

Super Fly

4.0
6.4/10 IMDB

Priest, a suave top-rung New York City drug dealer, decides that he wants to get out of his dangerous trade. Working with his reluctant friend, Eddie, Priest devises a scheme that will allow him to make a big deal and then retire. When a desperate street dealer informs the police of Priest's activities, Priest is forced into an uncomfortable arrangement with corrupt narcotics officers. Setting his plan in motion, he aims to both leave the business and stick it to the man.

Starring: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier, Charles McGregor, Julius Harris, Polly Niles, Nate Adams, Yvonne Delaine, Henry Shapiro, K.C. ..
Directed by: Gordon Parks Jr.
Release date: 1972-08-04
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : Ransom for a Dead Man
8.

Ransom for a Dead Man

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A brilliant tort attorney gets rid of her boring husband by faking his kidnapping and keeping the ransom. The FBI may be fooled, but not Columbo.

Starring: Peter Falk, Lee Grant, John Fink, Harold Gould, Patricia Mattick, Paul Carr, Jed Allan, Charles Macaulay, Hank Brandt, Jean Byron ..
Directed by: Richard Irving
Release date: 1972-10-09
9.

Boxcar Bertha

3.7
6.0/10 IMDB

"Boxcar" Bertha Thompson, a transient woman in Arkansas during the violence-filled Depression of the early '30s, meets up with rabble-rousing union man "Big" Bill Shelly and the two team up to fight the corrupt railroad establishment.

Starring: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey, John Carradine, Victor Argo, David Osterhout, Harry Northup, Joe Reynolds, Marianne Dole ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1972-06-14
10.

Prime Cut

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A group of Chicago mob ruthless enforcers are sent to Kansas City to settle things with the owner of a slaughterhouse who has taken money that is not his to keep.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Angel Tompkins, Gregory Walcott, Sissy Spacek, Janit Baldwin, William Morey, Clint Ellison, Howard Platt, Les Lannom ..
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Release date: 1972-06-28
11.

Across 110th Street

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Capt. Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. Will the mafia catch them first, or will the police?

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa, Antonio Fargas, Gloria Hendry, Richard Ward, Burt Young, Robert Sacchi, Paul Benjamin, Gilbert Lewis ..
Directed by: Barry Shear
Release date: 1972-12-19
12.

The New Centurions

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

An idealistic rookie cop joins the LAPD to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life.

Starring: George C. Scott, Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander, Scott Wilson, Rosalind Cash, Erik Estrada, Clifton James, Richard E. Kalk, James B. Sikking, Isabel Sanford ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1972-08-03
13.

The Harder They Come

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Ivanhoe Martin arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, looking for work and, after some initial struggles, lands a recording contract as a reggae singer. He records his first song, "The Harder They Come," but after a bitter dispute with a manipulative producer named Hilton, soon finds himself resorting to petty crime in order to pay the bills. He deals marijuana, kills some abusive cops and earns local folk hero status. Meanwhile, his record is topping the charts.

Starring: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman, Basil Keane, Bob Charlton, Winston Stona, Lucia White, Volair Johnson, Beverly Anderson ..
Directed by: Perry Henzell
Release date: 1972-09-01
14.

The Hot Rock

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...

Starring: Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Paul Sand, Moses Gunn, William Redfield, Topo Swope, Charlotte Rae, Graham Jarvis, Christopher Guest ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1972-01-26
15.

The Doberman Gang

3.5
6.0/10 IMDB

After a failed bank robbery, an ex-con, an ex-waitress and a few of their friends train a pack of doberman dogs to rob a bank for them.

Starring: Byron Mabe, Hal Reed, Simmy Bow, JoJo D'Amore, John Tull, Julie Parrish ..
Directed by: Byron Chudnow
Release date: 1972-01-01
16.

Trouble Man

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

It seems that masked men are knocking over the floating crap games of Chalky and Pete. Chalky and Pete hire the cool, loose, elegant Mr. T to fix things. Then, the masked manipulators set up the death of a collector for a rival gang lord. It looks like it's up to T to hold a gang war from breaking out, keep the police off his back, and earn his fee from Chalky and Pete.

Starring: Robert Hooks, William Smithers, Paul Winfield, Ralph Waite, Paula Kelly, Gordon Jump, Jeannie Bell, Stack Pierce, Julius Harris ..
Directed by: Ivan Dixon
Release date: 1972-11-01
17.

The Valachi Papers

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

When Joe Valachi has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese, he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the sacred code of silence.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lino Ventura, Jill Ireland, Walter Chiari, Joseph Wiseman, Amedeo Nazzari, Fausto Tozzi, Pupella Maggio, Angelo Infanti, Guido Leontini ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1972-01-06
18.

Sitting Target

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, Ian McShane, Edward Woodward, Frank Finlay, Freddie Jones, Jill Townsend, Robert Beatty, Tony Beckley, Mike Pratt ..
Directed by: Douglas Hickox
Release date: 1972-05-01
19.

Shaft's Big Score!

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo, Kathy Imrie, Wally Taylor, Julius Harris, Rosalind Miles, Joe Santos, Angelo Nazzo ..
Directed by: Gordon Parks
Release date: 1972-06-08
20.

The Visitors

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike and Tony are old acquaintances of Bill; a few years back, in Vietnam, they were in the same platoon. They also became opposed parties in a court martial - for a reason that Bill never explained to Martha. What happened in Vietnam, and what is the reason for the presence of Mike and Tony ?

Starring: Patrick McVey, Patricia Joyce, James Woods, Steve Railsback, Chico Martínez ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1972-02-02
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : The Ragman's Daughter
21.

The Ragman's Daughter

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

Based on the Alan Sillitoe short story. Tony, a worker at a cheese factory, is also a petty thief. He moves from robbery after robbery until he meets Doris, the daughter of the local ragman. Slowly, he falls in love with her and must decide whether he will stay a thief or start a new life with Doris.

Starring: Simon Rouse, Victoria Tennant, Patrick O'Connell, Brian Murphy, Brenda Peters, Jane Wood, Leslie Sands, Rita Howard, Kevin Richmond, Reginald Marsh ..
Directed by: Harold Becker
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : Fear Is the Key
22.

Fear Is the Key

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

A man becomes a criminal in Louisiana after a plane crash. During a fight with local police, he escapes custody and kidnaps the daughter of a local millionaire.

Starring: Barry Newman, Suzy Kendall, John Vernon, Dolph Sweet, Ben Kingsley, Ray McAnally, Peter Marinker, Roland Brand, Tony Anholt, Elliott Sullivan ..
Directed by: Michael Tuchner
Release date: 1972-12-26
23.

Cisco Pike

3.2
6.5/10 IMDB

A down on his luck former drug dealer is forced by a corrupt LAPD policeman to sell 100 kilos of confiscated marijuana in one weekend.

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Gene Hackman, Karen Black, Harry Dean Stanton, Viva, Joy Bang, Roscoe Lee Browne, Severn Darden, Lorna Thayer, Allan Arbus ..
Directed by: Bill L. Norton
Release date: 1972-01-14
24.

The Carey Treatment

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital's Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong, and Carey's friend and colleague Dr. David Tao is accused of performing the abortion. Carey doesn't buy it, and so he digs deeper, angering the girl's father in the process. Questions abound: Who performed the abortion? Was the girl really pregnant? And what does it have to do with stolen morphine, blackmail attempts, and a mysterious and dangerous masseur?

Starring: James Coburn, Jennifer O'Neill, Pat Hingle, Skye Aubrey, Elizabeth Allen, John Fink, Dan O'Herlihy, James Hong, Alex Dreier, Michael Blodgett ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1972-03-29
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : Goodnight, My Love
25.

Goodnight, My Love

3.2
6.8/10 IMDB

Gruff gumshoe Francis Hogan is hired by a mysterious woman to find her boyfriend who has gone missing. With his perpetually hungry partner in tow, Hogan must untangle a web of intrigue involving the criminal underworld and a dead courier. One double-cross follows another as Hogan investigates the whole sordid affair.

Starring: Richard Boone, Michael Dunn, Barbara Bain, Victor Buono, Gianni Russo, John Quade, Walter Burke, Lou Wagner, Lou Cutell, John Lawrence ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1972-10-18
26.

Endless Night

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Shiftless dreamer Michael Rogers fantasizes about a lifestyle above his means and marries a wealthy, young girl who just came of age. They hire a famous architect to build their dream home amidst a series of suspicious incidents. The spouse has dark intentions toward his naive, inexperienced bride. Secrets from his past and sinister ties to their house guest Greta lead to a terrible turn of unexpected events.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Britt Ekland, George Sanders, Per Oscarsson, Aubrey Richards, Lois Maxwell, Ann Way, Patience Collier, Leo Genn ..
Directed by: Sidney Gilliat
Release date: 1972-10-05
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : A Very Missing Person
27.

A Very Missing Person

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

An ex-schoolteacher is asked by the police to help locate a missing heiress.

Starring: Eve Arden, James Gregory, Julie Newmar, Ray Danton, Dennis Rucker, Pat Morita, Ezra Stone, Woodrow Parfrey, Skye Aubrey, Bob Hastings ..
Directed by: Russ Mayberry
Release date: 1972-03-04
28.

Hickey & Boggs

3.1
6.3/10 IMDB

Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.

Starring: Bill Cosby, Robert Culp, Rosalind Cash, Lou Frizzell, Isabel Sanford, Michael Moriarty, Carmencristina Moreno, Ed Lauter, James Woods, Jack Colvin ..
Directed by: Robert Culp
Release date: 1972-10-04
29.

The Revengers

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

The life of peaceful rancher John Benedict is torn apart when his family is massacred by a gang of marauding outlaws and his farm is destroyed. He assembles a team of mean, lawless convicts to act as his posse as he pursues the gang responsible for the deaths of his loved ones.

Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Woody Strode, Roger Hanin, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Jorge Luke, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Arthur Hunnicutt, Warren Vanders, Larry Pennell ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1972-06-21
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : The Big Bird Cage
30.

The Big Bird Cage

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Grier and Haig are thieving mercenaries who engineer a prison break from the outside.

Starring: Pam Grier, Anitra Ford, Candice Roman, Teda Bracci, Carol Speed, Karen McKevic, Vic Diaz, Andres Centenera, Sid Haig, Marissa Delgado ..
Directed by: Jack Hill
Release date: 1972-07-01
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : The Crooked Hearts
31.

The Crooked Hearts

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

A charming but somewhat larcenous widow attempts to snare a rich bachelor through a lonely hearts club, but her scheme boomerangs into a deadly cat-and-mouse game. This marked the TV-movie debut of both Rosalind Russell and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and was sadly also Russell's last film role.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rosalind Russell, Ross Martin, Michael Murphy, Kent Smith, Dick Van Patten, Patrick Campbell, Maureen O'Sullivan, Liam Dunn, Penny Marshall ..
Directed by: Jay Sandrich
Release date: 1972-11-08
32.

Pulp

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

A seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta.

Starring: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott, Nadia Cassini, Dennis Price, Al Lettieri, Leopoldo Trieste, Amerigo Tot, Robert Sacchi ..
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Release date: 1972-11-01
33.

Slaughter

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and after being blackmailed by the feds, is forced to head to South America to finish the mobsters off.

Starring: Jim Brown, Stella Stevens, Rip Torn, Cameron Mitchell, Don Gordon, Marlene Clark, Robert Phillips, Marion Brash, Norman Alfe, Eddie Lo Russo ..
Directed by: Jack Starrett
Release date: 1972-08-16
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : Man On A String
34.

Man On A String

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A government agent, out to destroy a crime ring, finds himself in the middle of a mob war.

Starring: Christopher George, William Schallert, Michael Baseleon, Keith Carradine, Joel Grey, Kitty Winn, Paul Hampton, Jack Warden, Barry Russo, Jack Bernardi ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1972-02-18
35.

Fuzz

3.0
5.4/10 IMDB

Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Tom Skerritt, Jack Weston, Raquel Welch, Yul Brynner, James McEachin, Steve Ihnat, Dan Frazer, Bert Remsen, Stewart Moss ..
Directed by: Richard A. Colla
Release date: 1972-07-14
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : Michael O'Hara the Fourth
36.

Michael O'Hara the Fourth

2.9
7.5/10 IMDB

The name Michael O'Hara has become synonymous with law enforcement. There have been three generations of Michael O'Haras and all have been exemplary policemen. When Michael O'Hara III's child was born he was told that they would not be able to have any more children, and there has always been a Michael O'Hara, so he named his child Michael O'Hara IV despite the fact that she is a girl. Now Mike has a tendency to get involved with police matters and not always with good results, which annoys her father. And despite being told repeatedly to stay out of it, she continues her amateurish detective activities.

Starring: Dan Dailey, Jo Ann Harris, Michael McGreevey, Nehemiah Persoff, James Almanzar, Mike Henry, William Bramley, Maggie Wellman, Yvonne Gilbert, Dave Willock ..
Directed by: Robert Totten, Erven Jourdan
Release date: 1972-03-26
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : The Rookies
37.

The Rookies

2.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Three new officers in a large metropolitan police department adjust to their new jobs and way of life. This is another TV-pilot that was first aired as an ABC Movie of the Week before becoming a TV-series.

Starring: Darren McGavin, Cameron Mitchell, Robert F. Lyons, Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1972-03-08
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : Hot Dogs for Gauguin
38.

Hot Dogs for Gauguin

2.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A down-on-his-luck photographer determined to capture visual magic and fame. He concocts an intricate plot to blow up the Statue of Liberty and sets his camera to record the exact moment of its destruction.

Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Martin Brest, William Duff-Griffin ..
Directed by: Martin Brest
Release date: 1972-06-12
39.

The Outside Man

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A French hit man is hired by a crime family to end the life of a rival mobster, but things fall apart when the boss who hired him is killed.

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ann-Margret, Roy Scheider, Angie Dickinson, Michel Constantin, Umberto Orsini, Georgia Engel, Jackie Earle Haley, Felice Orlandi, Carlo De Mejo ..
Directed by: Jacques Deray
Release date: 1972-12-21
40.

Summertime Killer

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

During his childhood, a boy sees four men drown his father; now, the grown young man makes it his business to kill each member of the foursome. His last killing presents him with some challenges, as his victim is only wounded. He kidnaps the man's daughter and goes to a hideout. In the meantime, an ex-cop has been tracking them down.

Starring: Christopher Mitchum, Karl Malden, Olivia Hussey, Claudine Auger, Gérard Barray, José Nieto, Gustavo Re, Raf Vallone, Víctor Israel, Gérard Tichy ..
Directed by: Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi
Release date: 1972-07-01
41.

The Legend of Nigger Charley

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

A trio of runaway slaves evade authorities in the Old West.

Starring: Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin, Don Pedro Colley, Thomas Anderson, Jerry Gatlin, Alan Gifford, Will Hussung, Gertrude Jeannette, Fred Lerner, Marcia McBroom ..
Directed by: Martin G. Goldman
Release date: 1972-03-16
42.

The Groundstar Conspiracy

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

A break-in and sabotage attempt occurs at a top secret research institute and the culprit is cornered and captured. The problem is that he's been badly injured and claims to have lost his memory entirely. A cat-and-mouse game ensues between investigator Tuxan, the mystery intruder Welles and the people who sent him on the mission.

Starring: George Peppard, Michael Sarrazin, Christine Belford, Cliff Potts, James Olson, Tim O'Connor, James McEachin, Alan Oppenheimer, Roger Dressler, Ty Haller ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1972-06-12
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : The Victim
43.

The Victim

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A woman is trapped during a storm in a house with no electricity or phone. A killer has murdered her sister, stuffed the body in the basement, and is now after her.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Eileen Heckart, Sue Ane Langdon, George Maharis, Jess Walton, Richard Derr, Ross Elliott, John Furlong, George Jue, Michael Keller ..
Directed by: Herschel Daugherty
Release date: 1972-11-14
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : The Man Hunter
44.

The Man Hunter

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

A professional hunter is brought in to track a bank robbery suspect through a Louisiana swamp, and winds up getting romantically involved with the suspect's wife.

Starring: Roy Thinnes, Sandra Dee, Albert Salmi, William Smith, Royal Dano, Sorrell Booke, David Brian, Madeleine Sherwood, Madlyn Rhue ..
Directed by: Don Taylor
Release date: 1972-03-20
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : The Hound of the Baskervilles
45.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Holmes and Dr. Watson tackle the case of a curse on the Baskerville bloodline in this ABC Movie of the Week adaptation.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Bernard Fox, William Shatner, Anthony Zerbe, Sally Ann Howes, Jane Merrow, Ian Ireland, John Williams, Alan Caillou, Brendan Dillon ..
Directed by: Barry Crane
Release date: 1972-02-12
46.

Top of the Heap

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A Black cop is pushed over the edge when he is passed over for a promotion, leading him on a violent personal crusade against criminals punctuated by feverish psychedelic dream visions.

Starring: Christopher St. John, Paula Kelly, Florence St. Peter, Ingeborg Sørensen, Almeria Quinn, Marilyn Wirt, Anne Mason, Maria Lennard, Mayrita Varna, Beatrice Webster ..
Directed by: Christopher St. John
Release date: 1972-06-02
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : Hide and Seek
47.

Hide and Seek

2.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A young boy runs away from an approved school to meet up with his father in the hope that he can persuade his dad to allow him to travel to Canada with him. He also meets up with two local children and discovers that his father is instead planning a bank heist.

Starring: Peter Newby, Gary Kemp, Eileen Fletcher, Robin Askwith, Roger Avon, Richard Coleman, Frances Cuka, Roy Dotrice, Liz Fraser, Ben Howard ..
Directed by: David Eady
Release date: 1972-10-07
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : The Strangers in 7A
48.

The Strangers in 7A

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

A building superintendent and his wife are held hostage in their apartment by a sadistic would-be bank robber and his spaced-out accomplices.

Starring: Andy Griffith, Ida Lupino, James A. Watson, Jr, Tim McIntire, Susanne Hildur, Connie Sawyer, Victoria Carroll, Victoria Carroll, Squire Fridell, Virginia Vincent ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1972-11-24
49.

Trick Baby

2.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Two Philadelphia con men try to evade gangsters they have conned and cops who are trying to put them in jail.

Starring: Kiel Martin, Mel Stewart, Dallas Edward Hayes, Beverly Ballard, Vernee Watson-Johnson, Donald Symington, Don Fellows, Thomas Anderson, Clebert Ford, Fuddle Bagley ..
Directed by: Larry Yust
Release date: 1972-12-22
Best Crime Movies of 1972 : The Daredevil
50.

The Daredevil

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

In this action movie, a top stock-car driver causes a death on the race track and finds his career in shambles. Desperate for money, he gets a job as a driver for a drug ring.

Starring: George Montgomery, Terry Moore, Gay Perkins, Cyril Poitier, Bill Kelly, Frank Logan, Wayne Murray, Mark Harris, Noah Meeks, Ben Rossi ..
Directed by: Robert W. Stringer
Release date: 1972-01-01

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