Best Crime Movies of 1973

1.

The Sting

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan, Harold Gould, John Heffernan, Dana Elcar, Jack Kehoe ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1973-12-25
2.

Papillon

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe, Robert Deman, Woodrow Parfrey, Bill Mumy, George Coulouris, Ratna Assan ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1973-12-13
3.

Serpico

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Frank Serpico is an idealistic New York City cop who refuses to take bribes, unlike the rest of the force. His actions get Frank shunned by the other officers, and often placed in dangerous situations by his partners. When his superiors ignore Frank's accusations of corruption, he decides to go public with the allegations. Although this causes the Knapp Commission to investigate his claims, Frank has also placed a target on himself.

Starring: Al Pacino, John Randolph Jones, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire, Cornelia Sharpe, James Tolkan, M. Emmet Walsh, Tony Roberts, Allan Rich, F. Murray Abraham ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1973-12-05
4.

Mean Streets

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Richard Romanus, Cesare Danova, Victor Argo, George Memmoli, Lenny Scaletta, Jeannie Bell ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1973-10-14
5.

Paper Moon

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl—who may or may not be his daughter—and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman, P.J. Johnson, Jessie Lee Fulton, James N. Harrell, Noble Willingham, Randy Quaid, Desmond Dhooge ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1973-05-09
6.

Badlands

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Ramon Bieri, Warren Oates, Alan Vint, Charles Fitzpatrick, Gary Littlejohn, John Carter, Bryan Montgomery, Terrence Malick ..
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Release date: 1973-10-15
7.

The Long Goodbye

5.5
7.5/10 IMDB

Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, David Arkin, Warren Berlinger, Jim Bouton, Henry Gibson, Jo Ann Brody, Jack Knight ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1973-03-07
8.

Charley Varrick

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends, but instead of obtaining a small amount of money, they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to the mob. Charley must now come up with a plan to not only evade the police but the mob as well.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr, Andrew Robinson, Sheree North, Norman Fell, Benson Fong, Woodrow Parfrey, William Schallert, Jacqueline Scott ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1973-09-19
9.

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

An aging hood is about to go back to prison. Hoping to escape his fate, he supplies information on stolen guns to the feds, while simultaneously supplying arms to his bank robbing chums.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats, Alex Rocco, Joe Santos, Mitchell Ryan, Peter MacLean, Kevin O'Morrison, Marvin Lichterman ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1973-06-26
10.

Magnum Force

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul, Tim Matheson, Kip Niven, Robert Urich, Felton Perry, Margaret Avery, Tony Giorgio ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1973-12-23
11.

Soylent Green

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

This is the year 2022. Overcrowding, pollution, and resource depletion have reduced society’s leaders to finding food for the teeming masses. The answer is Soylent Green.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly, Stephen Young, Mike Henry, Lincoln Kilpatrick ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1973-04-18
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : Coffy
12.

Coffy

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

After her younger sister gets involved in drugs and is severely injured by contaminated heroin, a nurse sets out on a mission of vengeance and vigilante justice, killing drug dealers, pimps, and mobsters who cross her path.

Starring: Pam Grier, Robert DoQui, Sid Haig, Booker Bradshaw, William Elliott, Allan Arbus, Linda Haynes, Barry Cahill, Lee de Broux, Ruben Moreno ..
Directed by: Jack Hill
Release date: 1973-06-13
13.

The Offence

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester.

Starring: Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant, Ian Bannen, Peter Bowles, Derek Newark, Ronald Radd, John Hallam, Richard Moore, Anthony Sagar ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1973-01-11
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : The Girl Most Likely to...
14.

The Girl Most Likely to...

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

An ugly girl undergoes plastic surgery and becomes beautiful. She then takes revenge on all the people who mistreated her when she was ugly.

Starring: Stockard Channing, Ed Asner, Jim Backus, Joe Flynn, Chuck McCann, Carl Ballantine, Reb Brown, Dennis Dugan, Larry Wilcox, Fred Grandy ..
Directed by: Lee Philips
Release date: 1973-11-06
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : The Night Strangler
15.

The Night Strangler

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

After being run out of Las Vegas, reporter Carl Kolchak heads for Seattle and another reporting job with the local paper. It's not long before he is on the trail of another string of bizarre murders. It seems that every 21 years, for the past century, a killer kills a certain number of people, drains them of their blood and then disappears into the night. Kolchak is on his trail, but can he stop him?

Starring: Darren McGavin, Jo Ann Pflug, Simon Oakland, Scott Brady, Wally Cox, Margaret Hamilton, John Carradine, Al Lewis, Nina Wayne, Virginia Peters ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1973-01-16
16.

Dillinger

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort out several other mobsters, while Dillinger's bank robbing exploits make him something of a folk hero. Escaping from jail he finds Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson have joined the gang and pretty soon he is Public Enemy Number One. Now the G-men really are after him.

Starring: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Cloris Leachman, Harry Dean Stanton, Geoffrey Lewis, John P. Ryan, Richard Dreyfuss, John Martino, Roy Jenson ..
Directed by: John Milius
Release date: 1973-07-20
17.

The Last of Sheila

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.

Starring: Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon, James Coburn, Joan Hackett, James Mason, Ian McShane, Raquel Welch, Yvonne Romain, Pierre Rosso, Serge Citon ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1973-06-14
18.

Electra Glide in Blue

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around him in order to solve the case, eventually returning to solitude in the desert.

Starring: Robert Blake, Mitchell Ryan, Billy Green Bush, Jeannine Riley, Elisha Cook Jr., Nick Nolte, Royal Dano, Hawk Wolinski, Peter Cetera, Terry Kath ..
Directed by: James William Guercio
Release date: 1973-05-17
19.

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A black man plays Uncle Tom in order to gain access to CIA training, then uses that knowledge to plot a new American Revolution.

Starring: Lawrence Cook, Janet League, Paula Kelly, J.A. Preston, Paul Butler, Don Blakely, David Lemieux, Anthony Ray ..
Directed by: Ivan Dixon
Release date: 1973-09-21
20.

The Outfit

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A two-bit criminal takes on the Mafia to avenge his brother's death. Earl Macklin is a small time criminal who is released from prison after an unsuccessful bank robbery only to discover that a pair of gunmen killed his brother.

Starring: Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker, Robert Ryan, Timothy Carey, Richard Jaeckel, Sheree North, Felice Orlandi, Marie Windsor, Jane Greer ..
Directed by: John Flynn
Release date: 1973-10-01
21.

Walking Tall

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Buford Pusser's a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father. But he is shocked to discover all sorts of graft and corruption going on. And when he is a victim of it and decides to strike back by running against the corrupt sheriff. And he wins and wages his own little war against them

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Gene Evans, Noah Beery Jr., Brenda Benet, John Brascia, Bruce Glover, Arch Johnson, Felton Perry, Richard X. Slattery ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1973-02-22
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : The Magician
22.

The Magician

3.5
7.5/10 IMDB

Bill Bixby stars in this NBC pilot movie as a famous stage magician and escape artist who solves crimes.

Starring: Bill Bixby, Kim Hunter, Elizabeth Ashley, Joan Caulfield, Signe Hasso, Keene Curtis, Barry Sullivan, Anne Lockhart, Robert Mandan ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1973-03-17
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : See the Man Run
23.

See the Man Run

3.5
7.4/10 IMDB

Kidnappers making a ransom demand dial a wrong number and reach a struggling actor instead. He decides to cut himself in for some of the money.

Starring: Robert Culp, Angie Dickinson, Eddie Albert, June Allyson, Charles Cioffi, Antoinette Bower, Michael Bell, Ross Elliott, Robert Lipton, John Goddard ..
Directed by: Corey Allen
Release date: 1973-06-16
24.

The Seven-Ups

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Jerry Leon, Tony Lo Bianco, Victor Arnold, Ken Kercheval, Larry Haines, Richard Lynch, Bill Hickman, Lou Polan, Joe Spinell ..
Directed by: Philip D'Antoni
Release date: 1973-12-14
25.

Executive Action

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green, John Anderson, Paul Carr, Colby Chester, Ed Lauter, Walter Brooke, John Brascia ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1973-11-07
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : The Candy Snatchers
26.

The Candy Snatchers

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

An abused autistic boy is the sole witness to the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

Starring: Tiffany Bolling, Ben Piazza, Susan Sennett, Brad David, Vince Martorano, Bonnie Boland, Leon Charles, Dolores Dorn, Phyllis Major, James Whitworth ..
Directed by: Guerdon Trueblood
Release date: 1973-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : White Lightning
27.

White Lightning

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Bo Hopkins, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Louise Latham, R. G. Armstrong, Dabbs Greer, Matt Clark ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1973-08-06
28.

The Laughing Policeman

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

When a gunman opens fire on a crowded city bus in San Francisco, Detective Dave Evans is killed, along with the man he'd been following in relation to a murder. Evans' partner, Sgt. Jake Martin, becomes obsessed with solving the case.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Bruce Dern, Louis Gossett Jr., Albert Paulsen, Anthony Zerbe, Val Avery, Cathy Lee Crosby, Mario Gallo, Joanna Cassidy, Frances Lee McCain ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1973-12-20
29.

Shaft in Africa

3.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Detective John Shaft travels incognito to Ethiopia, then France, to bust a human trafficking ring.

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay, Vonetta McGee, Neda Arneri?, Debebe Eshetu, Spiros Focás, Jacques Herlin, Jho Jhenkins, Willie Jonah, Adolfo Lastretti ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1973-06-14
30.

Black Caesar

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the racist society around him, both criminal and straight, he sees the acquisition of power as the solution to his rage.

Starring: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund, D'Urville Martin, Julius Harris, Minnie Gentry, Philip Roye, William Wellman Jr., James Dixon, Val Avery ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1973-02-07
31.

The Stone Killer

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Martin Balsam, Jack Colvin, Paul Koslo, Stuart Margolin, Norman Fell, David Sheiner, Ralph Waite, Alfred Ryder, Walter Burke ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1973-08-08
32.

Harry in Your Pocket

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

A master thief and his drug-addicted partner teach two aspiring crooks how to steal wallets.

Starring: James Coburn, Michael Sarrazin, Trish Van Devere, Walter Pidgeon, Michael C. Gwynne, Tony Giorgio, Michael Stearns, Susan Mullen, David Dean Bottrell, Susan Mullen ..
Directed by: Bruce Geller
Release date: 1973-09-23
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : Deliver Us from Evil
33.

Deliver Us from Evil

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Several men hiking in the mountains discover an injured skyjacker who parachuted from a plane with $600,000. They kill him, then start fighting each other over the money.

Starring: George Kennedy, Jan-Michael Vincent, Bradford Dillman, Charles Aidman, Jim Davis, Jack Weston, Allen Pinson ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1973-09-11
34.

The Don Is Dead

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

After his mistress is murdered, a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Frederic Forrest, Robert Forster, Al Lettieri, Abe Vigoda, Victor Argo, Angel Tompkins, Charles Cioffi, Jo Anne Meredith, Louis Zorich ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1973-11-14
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : Beg, Borrow...or Steal
35.

Beg, Borrow...or Steal

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

A museum heist with an unusual twist: the three thieves are all physically disabled. The men, one confined to a wheelchair, one with prosthetic hands, and one blind, plan to steal a valuable statue. The men use teamwork and ingenuity to beat the high-tech security and get in and out with the statue. However, their plan is not foolproof, as a museum guard recognizes their M.O. and pays them a visit.

Starring: Mike Connors, Kent McCord, Michael Cole, Joel Fabiani, Henry Beckman, Russell Johnson, Logan Ramsey, Ron Glass, Roger Perry, Barney Phillips ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1973-03-20
36.

Detroit 9000

3.1
6.3/10 IMDB

After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

Starring: Alex Rocco, Vonetta McGee, Hari Rhodes, Ella Edwards, Scatman Crothers, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Robert Phillips, Rudy Challenger, Sally Baker, George Skaff ..
Directed by: Arthur Marks
Release date: 1973-08-01
37.

Slither

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

While searching for a small fortune of embezzled money, an ex-con, a small-time bandleader, his doting wife and a kooky drifter find themselves being followed. Their chase takes them to trailer camps, bingo halls, laundromats and ultimately, a showdown with a group of unconventional bad guys.

Starring: James Caan, Peter Boyle, Sally Kellerman, Louise Lasser, Allen Garfield, Alex Rocco, Stuart Nisbet, Len Lesser, Diana Darrin, Seamon Glass ..
Directed by: Howard Zieff
Release date: 1973-03-07
38.

The Day of the Dolphin

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Dr. Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited vocabulary. When the dolphins are stolen, he discovers they're to be used in an assassination attempt. Now he is in a race to discover who is the target, and where the dolphins are, before the attempt is carried out.

Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Paul Sorvino, John Dehner, Severn Darden, Elizabeth Wilson, Fritz Weaver, Jon Korkes, Edward Herrmann, Leslie Charleson ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1973-12-19
39.

Cleopatra Jones

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Federal agent Jones tries to rescue her framed boyfriend from a drug-queen pervert known as Mommy.

Starring: Tamara Dobson, Shelley Winters, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes, Antonio Fargas, Dan Frazer, Bill McKinney, Stafford Morgan, Michael Warren, Albert Popwell ..
Directed by: Jack Starrett
Release date: 1973-07-13
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : Nothing But the Night
40.

Nothing But the Night

3.0
5.5/10 IMDB

When various trustees of the Van Traylen Orphanage begin dying in close order, it's at first written off as a coincidence. But, when a school bus accident very nearly takes out three more of them along with a group of orphans, Col. Bingham (Christopher Lee) and his pathologist friend, Mark (Peter Cushing), begin looking into the deaths. They come to think the answer lies with one of the girls on the bus, who has vivid memories of things she could not possibly have seen.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Georgia Brown, Keith Barron, Gwyneth Strong, Fulton Mackay, Michael Gambon, Duncan Lamont, Kathleen Byron ..
Directed by: Peter Sasdy
Release date: 1973-02-16
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : The Blue Knight
41.

The Blue Knight

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after 20 years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.

Starring: William Holden, Lee Remick, Joe Santos, Sam Elliott, Eileen Brennan, Vic Tayback, Anne Archer, Lucille Benson, Jamie Farr, Lou Cutell ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1973-11-11
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : The Marcus-Nelson Murders
42.

The Marcus-Nelson Murders

3.0
7.7/10 IMDB

A homicide detective begins to suspect that the black teenager accused of murdering two white girls is being framed by his fellow detectives.

Starring: Telly Savalas, Marjoe Gortner, José Ferrer, Ned Beatty, Allen Garfield, Lorraine Gary, Roger Robinson, Harriet Karr, Gene Woodbury, Val Bisoglio ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1973-03-08
43.

Snatched

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

The wives of three wealthy men are kidnapped and held for a $3 million ransom, but one of the men doesn't want to pay his share.

Starring: Howard Duff, Leslie Nielsen, Sheree North, Barbara Parkins, Robert Reed, John Saxon, Tisha Sterling, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Davalos, Frank McRae ..
Directed by: Sutton Roley
Release date: 1973-01-31
44.

Terminal Island

2.9
5.2/10 IMDB

In the wake of a Supreme Court decision to outlaw the death penalty, California passes an initiative that designates San Bruno island as a dumping spot for first-degree murder convicts, free to do what they like except leave. The main camp of convicts is controlled by the tyrannical Bobby, who rules with an iron hand, and the women are used as sex slaves. A.J. and a group of more free-minded murderers have escaped and gone into hiding. When A.J. and his men liberate the women from Bobby's custody, tensions mount to an all-out confrontation for control of the island.

Starring: Don Marshall, Phyllis Davis, Ena Hartman, Marta Kristen, Barbara Leigh, Randy Boone, Tom Selleck, Roger E. Mosley, Sean Kenney, Geoffrey Deuel ..
Directed by: Stephanie Rothman
Release date: 1973-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : Outrage
45.

Outrage

2.8
7.1/10 IMDB

One man decides to wage war against a gang of teenage punks besieging an affluent California community. Based on a true incident.

Starring: Robert Culp, Marlyn Mason, Beah Richards, Jacqueline Scott, Ramon Bieri, Tom Leopold, Mark Lenard, Ivor Francis, Nicholas Hammond, Paul Jenkins ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1973-11-28
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : Money to Burn
46.

Money to Burn

2.8
7.1/10 IMDB

A convict who managed to print $1 million in counterfeit bills in the prison print shop hatches a scheme to swap them for real money

Starring: E.G. Marshall, Mildred Natwick, Alejandro Rey, Cleavon Little, Charles McGraw, David Doyle ..
Directed by: Robert Michael Lewis
Release date: 1973-10-27
47.

Book of Numbers

2.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.

Starring: Raymond St. Jacques, Philip Michael Thomas, Freda Payne, Hope Clarke, Gilbert Green, Frank DeSal, C.L. Williams, Sterling St. Jacques, D'Urville Martin, Doug Finelli ..
Directed by: Raymond St. Jacques
Release date: 1973-04-10
48.

Cops and Robbers

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Two disillusioned New York policemen plan a $10 million robbery to fuel their low pensions, only to run into one debacle after another in the process.

Starring: Cliff Gorman, Joseph Bologna, Charlene Dallas, Randy Jurgensen, Martin Kove, Joe Spinell, Richard Ward, John P. Ryan, Dolph Sweet, Walt Gorney ..
Directed by: Aram Avakian
Release date: 1973-08-15
49.

Ricco

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Fresh out of the joint, young Ricco is eager to get home to see his family. He was cut loose a year early for good behavior, but it certainly wasn't good behavior that got him in the big house in the first place. Two years prior, Ricco took it upon himself to go after Don Avito, the man who killed his pappy and took his girlfriend. Yet Ricco came out of prison a changed man. He had a lot of time to think, and the anger and thirst for revenge is no longer there, much to his mother's chagrin. She is quite upset that her son is not interested in paying back Don Avito for his deeds, and she needles Ricco relentlessly until he reluctantly gives in to her demands.

Starring: Christopher Mitchum, Barbara Bouchet, Malisa Longo, Eduardo Fajardo, Manuel Zarzo, José María Caffarel, Ángel Álvarez, Arthur Kennedy, Paola Senatore, Luis Induni ..
Directed by: Tulio Demicheli
Release date: 1973-08-27
Best Crime Movies of 1973 : The Bait
50.

The Bait

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

Tracy Fleming is a widowed police officer, with a young son, who has risen to the role of plainclothes operative. After six women have been raped and killed, Fleming agrees to go undercover in an effort to make herself a target for the killer. The climax places her in a life-and-death struggle with the killer.

Starring: Donna Mills, Michael Constantine, William Devane, Arlene Golonka, June Lockhart, Noam Pitlik, Thalmus Rasulala, Gianni Russo, Brioni Farrell, Brad Savage ..
Directed by: Leonard Horn
Release date: 1973-03-13

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