The Best Crime Movies of the 1940s

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Laura 1944, 88 min.

Otto Preminger     Starring: Gene TierneyDana AndrewsClifton Webb

Crime Thriller    Crime    Detective Film

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White Heat 1949, 114 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: James CagneyVirginia MayoEdmond O'Brien

Crime Thriller    Crime    Film Noir

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Key Largo 1948, 100 min.

John Huston     Starring: Lauren BacallLionel BarrymoreClaire Trevor

Crime Thriller    Crime    Film Noir

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Mildred Pierce 1945, 111 min.

Michael Curtiz     Starring: Joan CrawfordJack CarsonZachary Scott

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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The Killers 1946, 103 min.

Robert Siodmak     Starring: Ava GardnerAlbert DekkerJeff Corey

Crime    Detective Film    Drama

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The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946, 113 min.

Tay Garnett     Starring: Leon AmesCecil KellawayHume Cronyn

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Detour 1945, 67 min.

Edgar G. Ulmer     Starring: Tom NealAnn SavageClaudia Drake

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Scarlet Street 1945, 103 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Margaret LindsayJess BarkerDan Duryea

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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High Sierra 1941, 100 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: Joan LeslieIda LupinoHumphrey Bogart

Caper    Crime Drama    Crime

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