Crime

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Love from a Stranger (1937)

A poor woman (Ann Harding) wins the lottery and soon she’s swept off her feet by a nice man (Basil Rathbone) but after they’re married she begins to think he has a few secrets including murder.

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Doomed to Die (1940)

This is the third of the series with Boris Karloff as detective Mr. Wong. Mr. Wong (Boris Karloff) needs to find out who killed shipping magnate Cyrus P. Wentworth (Melvin Lang).

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St. Benny the Dip (1951)

Some gangsters dress up like the clergy to hide their career as bank robbers, but soon find themselves sympathetic to the moral people around them.

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Chase, The (1946)

Bob Cummings (Love that Bob) stars as a World War II veteran Chuck Scott, who has bad dreams. He gets a job driving for a mobster, and falls in love with his wife. It gets film noir from there.

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Hell’s Highway (1932)

This is a terrific little film (especially given it’s from 1932) about characters who are sentenced to a chain gang and the terrible conditions they face. Sometimes 1930’s movies suffer from bad music, chattery dialogue and silly distractions but this is a very nice well shot piece of antique cinema. Richard Dix plays the top dog on a chain gang.

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Lady In the Death House (1944)

Mary Logan is accused of murdering a blackmailer. She is innocent but waiting on death row. Lionel Atwill plays the criminologist who must figure out whodunnit before Mary gets executed.