Category Archives: Crime

Hollywood Stadium Mystery (1938)

Same bat time, same bat channel. It’s Neil Hamilton proving that he’s as good an actor as a leading man as he was being Commissioner Gordon on Batman. I almost expected Bruce Ward to say “Holy Chick with a Feather in her hat Batman!” But since that doesn’t happen, you’ll have to settle for a […]

Capture, The (1950)

Here’s a film noir for your Saturday afternoon. It’s the confession to a priest for the mistakes made my an oil man after a robbery. I don’t really know how to describe it without giving most of the plot away in this potboiler film from 1950. It’s a good film.

A Bunch of Dragnet (1955)

Dragnet was created and produced by Jack Webb, who starred as stoic Sergeant Joe Friday. Webb was a stickler for accurate details, and Dragnet used authentic touches, such as the LAPD’s actual radio call sign (KMA367), and the names of actual department officials. For the next thirty minutes, in cooperation with the Los Angeles Police […]

Stranger, The (1946)

Edward G. Robinson pursues a nazi war criminal named Franz Kindler. He thinks it’s the kindly college professor played by Orson Welles. Only a dead man can link him to the crimes… or is it his own obsessions that will finally be his undoing. If you haven’t caught this film, this is a keeper in the realm of public domain films.