Crime Category

Posted On November 1, 2015By TilIn Crime, Drama, Romance

Viola (2010)

Fleeing an abusive relationship, a young German woman moves to America – only to be swindled out of her savings. While working for Jewish baker and trying to get her life back on track, she receives a mysterious phone call from Marlene Dietrich, and she immediately suspects her new boyfriend, who denies that it was him. Trying to find the source of the phone call, she forms an unlikely friendship with a lonely woman who claims to have known Marlene and realizes that maybe, just maybe, she can learn toRead More

Posted On October 26, 2015By TilIn Crime, Horror, Mystery

Satan’s School for Girls (1973)

Elizabeth Sayers enrolls at Salem’s School for Girls, her dead sister’s alma mater, in Salem, Mass. to investigate why her sister, Martha, was mysteriously hanging from a 12-foot ceiling beam at the girls’ West Coast home. (Plot summary by LA-Lawyer)   Director: Writer: Editor: Brian Brunette, Allan Jacobs 90to5 Editor: 90to5 Editor Website: – 90to5 Editor Bio: –   What do you get when you cross producer Aaron Spelling, future Charlie’s Angel Kate Jackson, and Mephistopheles? Well, Satan’s School For Girls, that’s what; a vintage 1970s made-for-TV ‘horror’ film. WhatRead More

Posted On September 29, 2015By TilIn Crime, Drama

Dishonored Lady (1947)

Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty advertiser, and her bad luck with men are driving her to a breakdown. She seeks the help of a psychiatrist, and under his orders, quits her job and moves into a smaller flat under a new identity. She becomes interested in painting and a handsome neighbor. He soon finds out about her past when an ex-suitor implicates her inRead More

Posted On September 22, 2015By TilIn Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cold Sweat (1970)

Joe Martin, a quiet American, lives a quiet life in the South of France renting boats to tourists. He is happily married to Fabienne and has a twelve-year-old daughter named Michèle. But the quiet man has a past: ten years before, Joe (then Moran) had escaped with four other convicts, among whom the sadistic ex-mercenary Katanga. Seeing the latter brutally kill an M. P., Joe had abandoned his accomplices and left with the car. One night, Captain Ross, Katanga, Whitey and Fausto re-appear… (Plot summary by Guy Bellinger)   Director:Read More
Picture of Woman on the Run (1950)

Posted On November 18, 2014By TilIn Crime, Drama, Film Noir

Woman on the Run (1950)

Frank Johnson (Ross Elliott), sole witness to a gangland murder, goes into hiding and is trailed by Police Inspector Ferris (Robert Keith), on the theory that Frank is trying to escape from possible retaliation. Frank’s wife, Eleanor (Ann Sheridan), suspects he is actually running away from their unsuccessful marriage. Aided by a newspaperman, Danny Leggett (Dennis O’Keefe), Eleanor sets out to locate her husband. The killer is also looking for him, and keeps close tabs on Eleanor. (Plot summary written by Les Adams – longhorn1939@suddenlink.net) Director: Mike Jacobs Writer: MikeRead More
Picture of And Then There Were None (1945)

Posted On November 18, 2014By TilIn Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

And Then There Were None (1945)

Ten people are invited for a weekend on an island by a Mr U. N. Own, but he isn’t on the island. At dinner a record is played, by that all the people are accused of murder, suddenly the first of them is dead, then the next.It seems to be that one of them is the murderer Mr. U. N. Own, but the person in suspect is always the person who is murdered next. At last only two people seem to be left. (Plot summary written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>)Read More

Posted On November 15, 2014By TilIn Crime, Drama, Film Noir, Mystery

Quicksand (1950)

Motor mechanic Dan Brady lacks funds for a heavy date with new waitress Vera, the type whose life’s ambition is a fur coat; so he embezzles twenty dollars from his employer. To make up the shortage, he goes in debt for a hundred. Thereafter, every means he tries to get out of trouble only gets him deeper into crime, while everyone he meets is out for what they can get. (Plot summary written by Written by Rod Crawford – puffinus@u.washington.edu) Director: Irving Pichel Writer: Robert Smith Editor: Walter Thompson 90to5Read More
Picture of Lady Gangster (1942)

Posted On November 6, 2014By TilIn Crime, Drama

Lady Gangster (1942)

Dot Burton (Faye Emerson) has acted as a decoy in a bank robbery and fails to get away. Her arrest attracts the attention of Ken Phillips (Frank Wilcox), a former childhood sweetheart who believe her innocent until she confesses. But before going to jail she manages to steal the bank’s $40,000 from her accomplices and leaves it with her landlady. (Plot summary written by Written by Les Adams (longhorn1939@suddenlink.net)) Director: Robert Florey Writer: Anthony Coldeway (screenplay), Dorothy Mackaye and Carlton Miles (play “Gangstress, or Women In Prison”) Editor: Harold McLernonRead More