The Best Gangster Films of the 1940s

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1

White Heat 1949, 114 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: James CagneyVirginia MayoEdmond O'Brien

Crime    Crime Thriller    Film Noir

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Key Largo 1948, 100 min.

John Huston     Starring: Lauren BacallLionel BarrymoreClaire Trevor

Crime    Crime Thriller    Film Noir

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High Sierra 1941, 100 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: Joan LeslieIda LupinoHumphrey Bogart

Caper    Crime    Crime Drama

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The Glass Key 1942, 85 min.

Stuart Heisler     Starring: Brian DonlevyAlan LaddRichard Denning

Crime    Detective Film    Film Noir

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Dillinger 1945, 70 min.

Max Nosseck     Starring: Edmund LoweLawrence TierneyMarc Lawrence

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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Brother Orchid 1940, 88 min.

Lloyd Bacon     Starring: Ralph BellamyEdward G. RobinsonDonald Crisp

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Larceny, Inc. 1942, 95 min.

Lloyd Bacon     Starring: Edward G. RobinsonJane WymanBroderick Crawford

Caper    Comedy    Crime

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The Gangster 1947, 84 min.

Gordon Wiles     Starring: Barry SullivanBelitaJoan Lorring

Crime    Gangster Film

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Alias Nick Beal 1949, 93 min.

John Farrow     Starring: Ray MillandAudrey TotterThomas Mitchell

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Golden Fleecing 1940, 69 min.

Leslie Fenton     Starring: Lew AyresRita JohnsonLloyd Nolan

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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