Crime

Wives Under Suspicion (1938)

A prosecuting attorney treats every homicide case as first degree murder and uses miniature replicas of human skulls to tally the death sentences that he garners. Then he himself is beset by the urge to murder.

Crime

Phantom of 42nd St, The (1945)

An actor is killed during the performance of a play and critic Tony Woolrich (Dave O’Brien) undertakes to solve the crime. Claudia Moore (Kay Aldridge, in her last movie role), the girl he loves, is suspected, but when two more deaths occur, she is also threatened by the Phantom Killer.

Crime

File on Thelma Jordan, The (1950)

Thelma Jordon (Barbara Stanwyck) falls for a jewel thief and helps him steal her aunts jewelry. She ends up shooting her formerly-rich aunt but makes it look like an outside job. The D.A. falls in love with her and gets her off. From there things go badly.

Free Classic Movies

The Crooked Circle (1932)

This movie is about a group of amateur detectives sets out to expose The Crooked Circle, a secretive group of hooded occultists. This is the first movie ever shown on TV on March 10, 1933 according to The Early Television Museum.

Drama

Whistle Stop (1946)

Here’s a 1946 black and white movie starring George Raft and Ava Gardner shot in and in the film noir style, but without really being a film noir. At least I don’t think so. You could argue with me.