84 movies

Odd Man Out

April 23, 1947

Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman (James Mason) wounded in a daring robbery.

Brighton Rock

November 7, 1951

Centring on the activities of a gang of assorted criminals and, in particular, their leader – a vicious young hoodlum known as "Pinkie" – the film's main thematic concern is the criminal underbelly evident in inter-war Brighton.

Hell Drivers

July 23, 1957

An ex-con trying to go clean ends up working for a crooked trucking company swindling money.

Cast a Dark Shadow

November 27, 1957

Edward "Teddy" Bare killed his first wife (making it look like an accident) hoping to claim her inheritance, only to discover she didn't have one. When another chance presents itself Bare plans to kill his next wife. But murder second time round is a bit more difficult.

Obsession

August 3, 1949

Dr. Clive Riordan's beautiful-but-flirty wife, "Storm", comes home one night in the company of an American diplomat, Bill Kronin. Riordan, obsessed with jealousy, determines to murder his most recent rival and plans, as only a psychiatrist would, to not only kill bill, but to commit the perfect crime in the process.

The Marker

June 25, 2017

Noir thriller about a criminal seeking redemption by tracking down the daughter of the woman he killed. Along the way he is haunted by his guilt in the guise of the woman's ghost.

The Blue Lamp

June 1, 1950

P.C. George Dixon (Warner) a long-serving traditional "copper" who is due to retire shortly, takes a new recruit, Andy Mitchell (Hanley), under his aegis, introducing him to the easy-going night beat. Dixon is a classic Ealing 'ordinary' hero, but also anachronistic, unprepared and unable to answer the violence of Tom Riley (Bogarde). Called to the scene of a robbery at a local cinema, Dixon finds himself face-to-face with Riley, a desperate youth armed with a revolver. Dixon initially tries to talk Riley into surrendering the weapon, but Riley panics and fires. Dixon walks to his own death almost uncomprehending. Dixon is taken to hospital, but dies some hours later. The ending is another Ealing quirk, with ordinary decent society, including 'professional' criminals used to violence, banding together to track down and catch the murderer, who is trapped in the crowd at White City greyhound track in west London. To Andy Mitchell falls the honour of arresting Riley.

Robbery

August 1, 1967

A dramatization of the Great Train Robbery. While not a 'how to', it is very detail dependent, showing the care and planning that took place to pull it off.

The Criminal

June 6, 1962

When a robbery at a racetrack goes wrong ex-con Johnny Bannion is caught and sent back to prison. He won't tell the rest of the gang where he has stashed the loot leading to violent consequences.

Yield to the Night

November 18, 1956

A beautiful young woman snaps and kills a man she thought truly loved her. Her past shows that she's had a life of abusive relationships with men.

Payroll

May 20, 1962

A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ahead with the robbery, but when the driver of the armoured van is killed in the raid, his wife plans revenge, and with the police closing in, the gang start to turn on each other.

They Made Me a Fugitive

June 24, 1947

After being framed for a policeman's murder, a criminal escapes prison and sets out for revenge.

Home at Seven

March 16, 1952

Unable to recall the past 24 hours, a British bank clerk is the prime suspect for a robbery/murder.

The Limping Man

December 11, 1953

An American (Lloyd Bridges) returns to his London lover (Moira Lister) and joins the search for a limping sniper.

Chase a Crooked Shadow

January 21, 1958

Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958) is a suspense film in which a woman has trouble convincing anybody that a complete stranger has taken her dead brother's identity. It stars Richard Todd, Anne Baxter, and Herbert Lom as a policeman.

Do You Know This Voice?

October 1, 1964

Dan Duryea as a kidnapper in this classic crime drama

The Sleeping Tiger

October 5, 1954

A petty thief breaks into the home of a psychiatrist and gets caught in a web of a doctor who wishes to experiment on him and a doctor's wife who wishes to seduce him.

Daybreak

May 18, 1948

A mysterious barber hides a secret identity that eventually leads to tragedy.

Stolen Face

June 15, 1952

A doctor changes a woman's face to match the one that broke his heart. Trouble starts when his love returns.

Dancing with Crime

June 25, 1947

A London cab driver gets mixed up with a criminal gang and sets out to expose the group and its leader for what they are.