The Best Gangster Films of the 1930s

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Angels with Dirty Faces

1938    Michael Curtiz    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Scarface

1932    Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Roaring Twenties

1939    Raoul Walsh    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Little Caesar

1931    Mervyn LeRoy    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Pépé le Moko

1937    Julien Duvivier    Not Rated

Crime    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Dead End

1937    William Wyler    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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G Men

1935    William Keighley    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Gangster Film

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Algiers

1938    John Cromwell    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Lady Killer

1933    Roy Del Ruth    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Smart Money

1931    Alfred E. Green    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Mayor of Hell

1933    Archie Mayo    Not Rated

Crime    Drama    Gangster Film

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Blonde Crazy

1931    Roy Del Ruth    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime    Drama

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The Criminal Code

1931    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Little Giant

1933    Roy Del Ruth    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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The Doorway to Hell

1930    Archie Mayo    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Last Gangster

1937    Edward Ludwig    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Gay Bride

1934    Jack Conway    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Born Reckless

1930    Andrew Bennison, John Ford    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

Up by 180 in the past 45 days 180

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City Streets

1931    Rouben Mamoulian    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

Up by 354 in the past 45 days 354

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Let 'em Have It

1935    Sam Wood    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gangster Film

Down by 14 in the past 45 days 14

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