The Best Gangster Films of the 1930s

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Scarface 1932, 93 min.

Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson     Starring: Paul MuniAnn DvorakGeorge Raft

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The Roaring Twenties 1939, 104 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: James CagneyJeffrey LynnPriscilla Lane

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Dead End 1937, 93 min.

William Wyler     Starring: Sylvia SidneyJoel McCreaHumphrey Bogart

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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G Men 1935, 85 min.

William Keighley     Starring: Ann DvorakMargaret LindsayRobert Armstrong

Crime    Crime Drama    Gangster Film

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Algiers 1938, 96 min.

John Cromwell     Starring: Charles BoyerSigrid GurieHedy Lamarr

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Lady Killer 1933, 76 min.

Roy Del Ruth     Starring: Margaret LindsayJames CagneyLeslie Fenton

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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The Mayor of Hell 1933, 90 min.

Archie Mayo     Starring: Frankie DarroJames CagneyMadge Evans

Crime    Drama    Gangster Film

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Blonde Crazy 1931, 79 min.

Roy Del Ruth     Starring: James CagneyJoan BlondellLouis Calhern

Comedy    Crime    Drama

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Smart Money 1931, 81 min.

Alfred E. Green     Starring: Noel FrancisEvalyn KnappEdward G. Robinson

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Criminal Code 1931, 97 min.

Howard Hawks     Starring: Walter HustonBoris KarloffPhillips Holmes

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Little Giant 1933, 76 min.

Roy Del Ruth     Starring: Edward G. RobinsonMary AstorHelen Vinson

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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The Last Gangster 1937, 81 min.

Edward Ludwig     Starring: Edward G. RobinsonJames StewartRose Stradner

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The Doorway to Hell 1930, 78 min.

Archie Mayo     Starring: Lew AyresCharles JudelsDorothy Mathews

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City Streets 1931, 83 min.

Rouben Mamoulian     Starring: Gary CooperSylvia SidneyPaul Lukas

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Smashing the Rackets 1938, 69 min.

Lew Landers     Starring: Chester MorrisFrances MercerRita Johnson

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