Crime Category

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
Picture of Quicksand (1950)

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
picture of The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Posted On August 25, 2014By TilIn Crime, Film Noir, Thriller

The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Two friends on a fishing trip pick up a stranded motorist who turns out to be a psychotic escaped convict. This sociopath has already murdered other good Samaritans in his efforts to evade authorities. He sadistically taunts and threatens the two men and perversely delights in telling them that he has them both marked for death sometime before the end of the trip. His destination is a ferryboat in Baja, California, which he hopes will help him get to the mainland. The hostages hope to stay alive long enough toRead More
Picture of Gangster Story (1959)

Posted On July 27, 2014By TilIn Crime, Drama

Gangster Story (1959)

Gangster and cop killer Jack Martin is on the run from the law, and hides out in a small town. Low on funds, he engineers a clever bank robbery that yields him a big bundle. Now he has not only the cops and the FBI after him, but also the local crime boss, who’s outraged that an outsider can pull off a heist like that in his territory and not cut him in on it. (Plot summary written by frankfob2@yahoo.com Director: Walter Matthau Writer: Richard Grey, V.J. Rhems (story), PaulRead More
5 Minute Edit of And Then There Were None (1945)

Posted On November 15, 2013By 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
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943) 90to5'd
Working for the British government, Sherlock Holmes manages to spirit Dr. Franz Tobel out of Switzerland and into England before the GESTAPO are able to get to him. Tobel has devised an immensely accurate bomb site and while he is willing to make it available to the Allies, he insists on manufacturing it himself. Soon however, he vanishes and it is left to Homes, assisted bu the bumbling Dr. Watson, to decipher a coded message he left behind. Holmes soon realizes that he is up against his old nemesis, ProfessorRead More