Thirties Gangster Filmsby karljhickey14 | created - 11 months ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
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1. The Public Enemy (1931)
Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama
A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.
3. Scarface (1932)
PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.
4. 'G' Men (1935)
Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval ... See full summary »
5. The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.
12. Hide-Out (1930)
59 min | Drama
A bootlegger on the run from the law hides out on a college campus. He disguises himself as a student, and soon becomes the school's star athlete and most popular man on campus.
13. Hook Line and Sinker (1930)
Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance
Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run ... See full summary »
15. Man Trouble (1930)
Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Music
A hard-boiled nightclub owner saves a beautiful young girl from drowning. He promptly falls in love with her, but she prefers a younger, more-genteel lover.
16. The Hole in the Wall (1929)
73 min | Drama, Mystery
Mrs. Ramsey sent Jean Oliver to prison on a false charge. To get even, Jean (disguised as Madame Mystera) plans to kidnap her daughter and turn her into a thief. Love entanglements with a ... See full summary »
17. Alibi (1929)
TV-PG | 91 min | Crime
Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took ... See full summary »
18. The Night Ride (1930)
Passed | 60 min | Crime, Drama
Just after newsman Rooker and Ruth Kearns are married he covers a double murder during a bank robbery. Cigarettes at the scene implicate gangster Tony Garotta. Garotta kidnaps Rooker and another reporter, intending to kill them.
19. Outside the Law (1930)
79 min | Crime, Drama
Fingers is planning a half-million-dollar bank robbery in gang boss Cobra Collins' territory. Fingers' moll Connie tries to bluff Cobra into thinking the hit won't be for another week when the call comes through saying it's now.
20. The Pay-Off (1930)
Passed | 65 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
21. Playing Around (1930)
66 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
New York girl has a dull boyfriend and seems destined for a dull marriage when she meets a rich playboy who has money to burn and places to go. She gets involved with the playboy and never ... See full summary »
24. The Squealer (1930)
67 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A gangster's wife, fearful that he is about to be murdered by his rivals, tips off the police to his whereabouts in order to save his life. Her husband, however, believes her reason was ... See full summary »
26. The Widow from Chicago (1930)
Not Rated | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Vice lord Dominic has brought Swifty Dorgan east to do a job for him. When Swifty appears to have died falling from a train, detective Henderson impersonates him hoping to get into the mob.... See full summary »
27. Bad Company (1931)
76 min | Drama
Ricardo Cortez plays a ruthless, near-psychotic gangster who withal follows his own code of honor. Helen Twelvetrees co-stars as a trusting young woman who marries mob lawyer John Garrick, ... See full summary »
29. Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
After the death of her father and loss of the family fortune, Bonnie gets a job as a cub reporter while her brother becomes involved in bootlegging.
31. A Free Soul (1931)
Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.
32. The Gang Buster (1931)
65 min | Comedy, Crime
Naïve insurance agent 'Cyclone' Case falls in love with Sylvia Martine, whose father has a dispute with gangster Mike Slade. When Sylvia is kidnapped by Slade and his gang, 'Cyclone' ... See full summary »
33. Gentleman's Fate (1931)
Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama
Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years ... See full summary »
34. The Good Bad Girl (1931)
Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Marcia Cameron (Mae Clark), a gangster's moll, quits her racketeering boyfriend Dapper Dan Tyler (Robert Ellis) for a respectable rich man, Bob Henderson (Jmaes Hall), but after giving ... See full summary »
35. The Guilty Generation (1931)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A Romeo and Juliet love story between the son of a brutal Italian bootlegger and the daughter of his bitter ex-partner, who is engaged in a blood feud with his one-time friend.
38. Hush Money (1931)
68 min | Comedy, Drama
Hush Money is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy-drama film featuring Joan Bennett, Hardie Albright, Owen Moore, Myrna Loy, and George Raft. The movie was directed by Sidney Lanfield.
39. The Last Parade (1931)
Passed | 82 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The first film produced by Harry Cohn's brother Jack, and a version of this film's plot was used in 1937's "End of the Trail" that also starred Jack Holt as the good-man-gone-wrong who is ... See full summary »
42. Quick Millions (1931)
72 min | Crime, Drama
Truck driver Bugs Raymond organizes the trucking associations and takes protection money. Now rich, he decides to marry socialite Dorothy Stone. She rejects him for another, so he makes plans to kidnap her on her wedding day.
44. The Secret 6 (1931)
Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama
After rising bootlegger Slaughterhouse Scorpio eliminates his gangland competition, two reporters and a cabal of six businessmen work to expose him.
45. Smart Money (1931)
Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama
Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles' heel.
48. Afraid to Talk (1932)
Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery