Mill Creek's Dark Crimes

by prosfilaes | created - 21 Sep 2012 | updated - 28 Sep 2012 | Public

The 50 movie set from Mill Creek titled "Dark Crimes". It seems to be all public domain movies; unlike other sets of theirs, there's no Crown International Pictures or other apparently licensed material.

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1. The Mandarin Mystery (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.3
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Two murders are committed and a $50,000 Chinese Mandarin stamp is stolen, tossed around and eventually recovered as an aggregation of costly-stamp counterfeiters are uncovered through the mastermind investigation by Ellery Queen.

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Eddie Quillan, Charlotte Henry, Rita La Roy, Wade Boteler

Votes: 272

2. The Red House (1947)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.9
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An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandon farmhouse, located deep in the woods.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson, Rory Calhoun

Votes: 2,427

3. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Man Who Had Influence (1950)

59 min | Drama

5.7
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Business mogul's son David Grant uses his father's power to extricate himself from problems - until implication in a woman's death tests David's willingness to avoid responsibility.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Stanley Ridges, Robert Sterling, King Calder, Robert Pastene

Votes: 62

4. The Strange Woman (1946)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.7
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In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny Hager marries rich old man Isaiah Poster but also seduces his son and his company foreman.

Directors: Edgar G. Ulmer, Douglas Sirk | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Louis Hayward, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 1,210

5. Half a Sinner (1940)

Passed | 59 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

6.4
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Although young and beautiful, schoolteacher Anne Gladden fears a dull future. She finally decides to take a walk on the wild side, splurging on some fashionable new clothes and setting off ... See full summary »

Director: Al Christie | Stars: Heather Angel, John 'Dusty' King, Constance Collier, Walter Catlett

Votes: 212

6. Guest in the House (1944)

Approved | 121 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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A young manipulative woman moves in with her fiances family and turns a happy household against itself.

Directors: John Brahm, John Cromwell, André De Toth, Lewis Milestone | Stars: Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Aline MacMahon, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 514

7. Ten Minutes to Live (1932)

Not Rated | 58 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

4.0
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A movie producer offers a nightclub singer a role in his latest film, but all he really wants to do is bed her. She knows, but accepts anyway. Meanwhile, a patron at the club gets a note ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Lawrence Chenault, A.B. DeComathiere, Laura Bowman, Willor Lee Guilford

Votes: 122

8. Fear in the Night (1947)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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A man dreams he committed murder, then begins to suspect it was real.

Director: Maxwell Shane | Stars: Paul Kelly, DeForest Kelley, Ann Doran, Kay Scott

Votes: 1,018

9. The Wrong Road (1937)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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A young married couple whose plans for their life together haven't turned out as expected decide to rob the bank where the husband works of $100,000, then hide the money in a safe place and... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Richard Cromwell, Helen Mack, Lionel Atwill, Horace McMahon

Votes: 170

10. The Naked Kiss (1964)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists, leaves her past, and finds solace in the town of Grantville. She meets Griff, the ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Michael Dante, Virginia Grey

Votes: 5,486

11. Sinners in Paradise (1938)

Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.8
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A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance ... See full summary »

Director: James Whale | Stars: Madge Evans, John Boles, Bruce Cabot, Marion Martin

Votes: 246

12. The Capture (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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A badly injured fugitive explains to a priest how he came to be in his present predicament.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Lew Ayres, Teresa Wright, Victor Jory, Jacqueline White

Votes: 329

13. The Phantom Fiend (1932)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Crime, Romance

5.8
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A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Ivor Novello, Elizabeth Allan, A.W. Baskcomb, Barbara Everest

Votes: 220

14. The Sleeping Tiger (1954)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.6
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After a convict breaks in a psychotherapist's home, he agrees to rehabilitation rather than arrest but the therapist's wife becomes infatuated with him.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Alexis Smith, Alexander Knox, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 532

15. Shoot to Kill (1947)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.7
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A woman apparently marries a corrupt deputy D.A. to get evidence that a certain criminal was framed for murder.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Russell Wade, Luana Walters, Edmund MacDonald, Robert Kent

Votes: 344

16. Slightly Honorable (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Edward Arnold, Broderick Crawford, Ruth Terry

Votes: 307

17. The Devil's Party (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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Adults who grew up as slum kids meet later in life, but murder disrupts their reunion.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Victor McLaglen, William Gargan, Paul Kelly, Beatrice Roberts

Votes: 184

18. A Night of Terror (1937)

86 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.5
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A lottery winner breaks up with her fiancé and marries a fortune hunter who proves to be dangerous.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Ann Harding, Basil Rathbone, Binnie Hale, Bruce Seton

Votes: 354

Listed as "Love From a Stranger"

19. Prison Shadows (1936)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama

4.8
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A boxer is framed for murder after an opponent dies in the ring.

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Edward J. Nugent, Lucille Lund, Joan Barclay, Forrest Taylor

Votes: 97

20. Whistle Stop (1946)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.6
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When beautiful Mary returns home to her "whistle stop" home town, long-standing feelings of animosity between two of her old boyfriends leads to robbery and murder.

Director: Léonide Moguy | Stars: George Raft, Ava Gardner, Victor McLaglen, Tom Conway

Votes: 760

21. Inner Sanctum (1948)

Approved | 62 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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A man fleeing the police after having committed a murder hides out in a boarding house in a small town.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Charles Russell, Mary Beth Hughes, Dale Belding, Billy House

Votes: 527

22. Gaslight (1940)

Not Rated | 84 min | Thriller

7.4
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Twenty years after the murder of Alice Barlow, her house is finally occupied again. However, the husband of the couple who have moved in has a secret which he will do anything to keep hidden.

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell, Cathleen Cordell

Votes: 2,935

23. The Last Mile (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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An innocent man sentenced to death gets caught up in a prison riot.

Director: Samuel Bischoff | Stars: Howard Phillips, Preston Foster, George E. Stone, Noel Madison

Votes: 254

24. D.O.A. (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.4
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Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Garland

Votes: 8,812

25. Sucker Money (1933)

Passed | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.2
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A phony spiritualist hypnotizes the daughter of a wealthy banker in a scheme to swindle the banker out of his money. A reporter investigating the swami discovers the plot, determines to expose it.

Directors: Dorothy Davenport, Melville Shyer | Stars: Mischa Auer, Phyllis Barrington, Earl McCarthy, Ralph Lewis

Votes: 87

26. The Chase (1946)

Approved | 86 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

6.7
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Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Lloyd Corrigan

Votes: 1,112

27. Woman in the Dark (1934)

Unrated | 68 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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A paroled prisoner hits a man attacking a woman. He runs away scared that he may have killed him - he did not. From a book "Woman in the Dark" by Dashiell Hammett.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Fay Wray, Ralph Bellamy, Melvyn Douglas, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 206

Listed as Woman in the Shadows

28. Hollow Triumph (1948)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, John Muller takes a new identity, with ironic results.

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz, Leslie Brooks

Votes: 1,557

Listed as "The Scar (AKA Hollow Triumph)"

29. The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)

Approved | 68 min | Mystery

6.4
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Detective tries to solve the murder of antiques collector who was in possession of a famous jewel known as "The Eye of the Daugther of The Moon."

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Dorothy Tree, Craig Reynolds

Votes: 537

30. Strange Illusion (1945)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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Paul, a young man whose father was once lieutenant Governor of California before his untimely death, has a strange, recurring dream in which his mother falls in love with a dangerous man (... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Sally Eilers, Warren William, Regis Toomey

Votes: 685

31. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.5
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Once three childhood friends. Now, a ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., and a returning companion who may have been the only witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 6,445

32. The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Lisa Howard

Votes: 856

33. Cause for Alarm! (1951)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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An invalid husband wrongly believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in a letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling, Margalo Gillmore

Votes: 1,367

34. Woman on the Run (1950)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith, John Qualen

Votes: 1,691

35. Please Murder Me! (1956)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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A lawyer suffers a guilt complex after getting a murder acquittal for his client, and then finding out she did commit the crime.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Raymond Burr, Dick Foran, John Dehner

Votes: 674

36. A Life at Stake (1955)

78 min | Drama, Film-Noir

5.8
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An out-of-work architect meets a married woman who has a business proposition for him. The architect begins to suspect the woman's interest in him is not just financial and may actually be deadly.

Director: Paul Guilfoyle | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Keith Andes, Douglass Dumbrille, Claudia Barrett

Votes: 395

37. The Limping Man (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.8
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A WWII veteran goes back to England after the war only to discover that his wartime sweetheart has got mixed up with a dangerous spy ring.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Moira Lister, Alan Wheatley, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 374

38. The Hoodlum (1951)

PG | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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Paroled sociopath career criminal Vincent Lubeck betrays his family's trust when he masterminds a complex armored car robbery.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Marjorie Riordan, Lisa Golm

Votes: 567

39. Trapped (1949)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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U.S. Treasury Department agents go after a ring of counterfeiters.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, John Hoyt, James Todd

Votes: 533

40. The Pay-Off (1930)

65 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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A thug robs a young engaged couple of their last few dollars. When the thug's gang boss hears of the robbery, he gives them back their money and takes them under his wing. The thug, ... See full summary »

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Lowell Sherman, Marian Nixon, Hugh Trevor, George F. Marion

Votes: 178

41. The Great Flamarion (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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Flamarion, expert marksman, is entertaining people in a show which features Connie, beautiful woman and her husband Al. Flamarion and Connie fall in love and decide to get rid of the ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Mary Beth Hughes, Dan Duryea, Steve Barclay

Votes: 790

42. Parole, Inc. (1948)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

5.7
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Parole officers fight against gangsters trying to infiltrate the parole system.

Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Turhan Bey, Evelyn Ankers, Virginia Lee

Votes: 222

43. Baby Face Morgan (1942)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.2
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When gang chief Big Mike Morgan is killed, his lieutenant, "Doc" Rogers re-organizes the mob. Learning that Morgan has a son named Edward , living in the country with his mother, Rogers has... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Richard Cromwell, Mary Carlisle, Robert Armstrong, Chick Chandler

Votes: 169

44. The Woman Condemned (1934)

Passed | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.5
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Jerry Beall, a young newspaper reporter, intrigued by the charm and beauty of Barbara Hammond, a girl accused of murdering a female radio-star, sets out to prove her innocence in the face ... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Davenport | Stars: Claudia Dell, Lola Lane, Richard Hemingway, Jason Robards Sr.

Votes: 112

45. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: There Was a Crooked Man (1950)

56 min | Drama

5.7
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Otis Block is found dead in the boarding house where he lived. Although one of his fellow boarders is undoubtedly responsible, their collectively eccentric personalities make the solution of the crime a difficult problem.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Robert Sterling, Charles Korvin, Virginia Gilmore, Richard Purdy

Votes: 42

46. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Two Sharp Knives (1949)

59 min | Drama

6.5
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A small-town police chief captures a man wanted for murder in Philadelphia. But something stinks about the murder rap, the wanted poster and everything else.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Stanley Ridges, Wynne Gibson, Theodore Newton, Peggy French

Votes: 55

47. The Inner Circle (1946)

Approved | 57 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

6.1
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A private detective finds himself with a perfect new secretary. But after a notorious gossip columnist turns up murdered, she may prove too good to be true.

Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Adele Mara, Warren Douglas, William Frawley, Ricardo Cortez

Votes: 218

48. Things Happen at Night (1948)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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A young girl finds herself possessed by the spirit of a mischievous demon.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Gordon Harker, Alfred Drayton, Robertson Hare, Gwynneth Vaughan

Votes: 126

49. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Flowers from a Stranger (1949)

59 min | Drama

5.6
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The mental condition of psychiatrist's wife Lorna Baylor begins to deteriorate as an anonymous delivery of flowers arrives at her home, awakening her phobia of white carnations.

Director: George Zachary | Stars: Felicia Montealegre, Yul Brynner, John Conte, Paul Branson

Votes: 31

50. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Plan for Escape (1952)

59 min | Drama

5.3
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A crooked club owner's wife witnesses his murder, and has to flee from gangsters.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Peggy Ann Garner, Frank Overton, Jean Carson, Robert Webber

Votes: 52