Crime (Sorted by Year Ascending)



1. The Arrest of a Pickpocket (1895)

1 min | Short, Crime

5.0
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A policeman catches a pickpocket, who slips from his jacket but is caught by a sailor.

Director: Birt Acres

Votes: 155

2. The Arrest of a Bookmaker (1895)

1 min | Short, Crime

5.3
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Bookmaker struggles with police and is arrested.

Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 140

3. An Arrest at New Haven, Conn. (1896)

Short, Crime

4.9
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"Shows a police patrol dashing up: the prisoner taken in and carried away."

Votes: 8

4. Duel au pistolet (1896)

1 min | Short, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Director: Gabriel Veyre

Votes: 205

5. Burglar Caught in the Act (1897)

Short, Crime, Family

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"This is an interesting picture, illustrating how two little girls entrap a burglar. The burglar is seen to fore his way into the room where the children are sleeping, and proceeds to ... See full summary »

6. Caught Napping (1897)

Short, Crime, Family

3.2
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"Two children sleeping in bed are aroused by a burglar, who foolishly lays down his revolver while he is ransacking the room. One of the little girls gets possession of the pistol, and ... See full summary »

Votes: 6

7. Foiled Again (1897)

Short, Comedy, Crime

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"A burglar attempting to crack a safe is disturbed in his operations by the entrance of the owner. The burglar hides behind the safe, and is astonished to see the owner open the safe and ... See full summary »

8. Chicken Thieves (1897)

Short, Crime

4.8
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"The hen house occupies the entire left foreground of the picture, running back to the nearby road. The main foreground is filled with tall grass swept by the wind, the naturalness of which... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

Votes: 27

9. Making an Arrest (1897)

Short, Crime

2.8
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"A mounted policeman chasing a flying thief whom he captures after a desperate struggle."

Votes: 6

10. Knock-Out Drops (1897)

Short, Crime, Drama

3.9
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"A dramatic incident, showing how the victim is lured into a Bowery lodging house, and there drugged and robbed by a woman and her confederate."

Votes: 7

11. Jealousy (1897)

Short, Crime, Drama

3.7
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Dramatic scene in gardens - jealous husband shot.

Votes: 6

12. The Burglar on the Roof (I) (1898)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Crime

4.6
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There is a burglar on the rooftop of a Manhattan office building, and he is trying to break in. Two women spot him, and one of them begins beating him with a broom as they wait for help to ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 176

13. The Burglar (I) (1898)

Short, Comedy, Crime

4.2
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"Here's one of those bold daylight robbers you read about. In steals the villain, mask, dark lantern, jimmy, hand-drill and full outfit. Sees the solid looking safe, starts to drill out the... See full summary »

Director: William Heise

Votes: 6

14. Poursuite sur les toits (1898)

1 min | Short, Crime, Drama

4.5
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Votes: 39

15. Murder Will Out (1899)

Short, Crime, Fantasy

6.5
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A lady is seated at her desk writing when a burglar enters and strangles her. He stabs her and after wrapping her in a sheet throws her in a trunk and then proceeds to steal her jewelry. He... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 15

16. Pisutoru gôtô Shimizu Sadakichi (1899)

Short, Crime

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'Armed Robber Shimizu Sadakicchi' is considered Japan's debut film and came on the heels of the country obtaining its first film camera. It famously was only a couple of minutes' long as ... See full summary »

Director: Tsunekichi Shibata | Stars: Unpei Yokoyama, Mokuko Ichikawa

17. The Hairbreadth Escape of Jack Sheppard (1900)

Short, Crime

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A thief chased by a watchman crosses a roof on a plank.

Director: Walter R. Booth

18. A Career of Crime (1900)

Short, Crime, Drama

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After losing his money at the horse races, a young man turns to crime, only to end up in the electric chair.

19. How They Rob Men in Chicago (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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A burlesque on the work of highwaymen in Chicago. An elderly gentleman is sandbagged and robbed by a thug, who inadvertently leaves some money on the victim's prostate body. A policeman ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace McCutcheon

Votes: 106

20. A Raid on 'Dago' Counterfeiters (1900)

Short, Crime

5.9
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Votes: 9

21. A Raid on a Chinese Opium Joint (1900)

Short, Crime

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22. Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

5.2
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Sherlock Holmes enters his drawing room to find it being burgled, but on confronting the villain is surprised when the latter disappears. Holmes initially attempts to ignore the event by ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marvin | Star: Anonymous

Votes: 482

23. Escape from Sing Sing (1900)

Short, Crime

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Showing the roof of the famous prison. Two convicts are making an attempt to escape. A guard shoos one; but is himself killed by an iron bar in the hands of the other, who succeeds in getting away.

24. A Raid on a Woman's Poolroom (1900)

Short, Crime

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25. The Brutal Burglar (1900)

Short, Crime

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26. History of a Crime (1901)

5 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A burglar is arrested for a murder. He is condemned to death. Before his execution the murderer dreams of his past, of how he was a bank clerk, then turned to crime. The criminal is then ... See full summary »

Director: Ferdinand Zecca | Stars: Jean Liézer, Bretteau, Ferdinand Zecca

Votes: 538

27. The Gambler's Fate; or, The Road to Ruin (1901)

Short, Crime, Drama

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A gambler shoots a cardsharper. Police arrest the gambler.

28. A Convict's Daring (1902)

Short, Crime, Drama

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A convict, wounded while escaping, has visions of home.

29. The Great Train Robbery (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Crime

7.3
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A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

Votes: 15,966

30. Daylight Burglary (1903)

5 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.0
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A thief jumps a fence and removes the shutter from a house. He enters, but a lad who's witnessed the crime runs off to hail the coppers. The first officer on the scene climbs the fence, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank S. Mottershaw

Votes: 337

31. The Burglar (1903)

Short, Comedy, Crime

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This is a very humorous picture in two continuous scenes. The first shows a bedroom, where an elderly couple have retired for the night. The burglar enters cautiously through a window and ... See full summary »

32. The Wages of Sin: A -- Murder (1903)

Short, Crime, Drama

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Showing a den of thugs. A young girl, the wife of one of the thieves, tries to persuade him to forsake the life he is leading. He attacks her and strangles her. A very sensational and dramatic scene.

33. Murder Scene from 'King of the Detectives' (1903)

Short, Crime, Drama

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34. Burglar and Fairy (1903)

Crime, Fantasy, Short

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A beautiful and wonderful subject is this. A burglar enters and grasping the lady by the throat who is seated with her back to him, he throttles her and throws her on the floor. He breaks ... See full summary »

35. Squire's Court (1903)

Crime, Short

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This is a typical court scene. You see the judge on the bench, the policeman bringing in prisoners, etc. One man who has committed burglary is given a sentence of six months, while a little... See full summary »

36. The Dude and the Burglars (1903)

1 min | Crime, Drama, Short

4.4
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A melodramatic scene showing how an apparently bashful young man foiled two house-breakers and rescued his lady fair.

Director: Wallace McCutcheon

Votes: 31

37. The Lady Thief and the Baffled Bobbies (1903)

Short, Comedy, Crime

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This film is remarkable in many ways. The idea is a daring one and is carried out in an exceedingly clever fashion. An expert diamond thief, who has made a large haul, is being followed by ... See full summary »

Director: Percy Stow

38. Danger of Dining in Private Dining Rooms (1903)

Short, Crime

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A. THE DINNER. In this scene two gay couples are enjoying a wine dinner in the private room of a Bohemian Cafe. There is a great deal of hilarity and some love-making. A game of cards is ... See full summary »

39. Life of a London Bobby (1903)

Short, Crime

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This is a mixture of fun and pathos. When the picture first bursts into view, the exterior of an English Police Station is seen, from which the squad emerges. A change and then one of the "... See full summary »

Director: George Albert Smith | Star: Tom Green

40. The Kidnapper: In the Den (1903)

Short, Crime

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Here we find the little child on a pallet of straw. The kidnapper, intoxicated, catches the little boy in an attempt to escape and cruelly thrashes him with a heavy whip.

41. The Kidnapper: The Rescue (1903)

Short, Crime

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The kidnapper is continuing his abuse of the child when the father, who has discovered his whereabouts, rushes in. A fierce fight ensues, in which the kidnapper gets his just deserts. The ... See full summary »

42. Pickpocket (1903)

4 min | Short, Crime, Drama

5.3
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A pickpocket is caught in the act, and leads the police on a lengthy chase.

Director: Alf Collins

Votes: 17

43. The Wages of Sin: B -- Retribution (1903)

Short, Crime

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This is a sequel to 2446 [THE WAGES OF SIN. A - MURDER]. A young clergyman who has come to the rescue of the young woman, but who arrives too late, engages in a hand-to-hand conflict with ... See full summary »

44. Remorse (1903)

Short, Crime, Drama

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A killer plants a knife on a drunk, is blackmailed, and confesses in court after a vision of injustice.

Director: James Williamson | Star: D. Philippe

45. Robbery of the Mail Coach (1903)

Short, Crime

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This scene is a pleasing variation from the chase pictures which have recently become so popular, in that it is laid in the 17th Century during the period when the famous gentleman ... See full summary »

Director: Frank S. Mottershaw

46. Little Nell and Burglar Bill (1903)

Short, Crime, Drama

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A burglar reforms when a child mistakes him for Santa Claus.

Director: Alf Collins | Star: Alf Collins

47. The Octoroon (1903)

Short, Crime, Drama

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A man kills a boy for a mailbag, and is killed by an Indian.

Director: Dicky Winslow

48. A Railway Tragedy (1904)

5 min | Short, Crime

5.1
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A woman arriving at a train station is unaware that a nearby stranger is closely eyeing her and her purse as she leaves her carriage. As she waits for her train, the same stranger lurks ... See full summary »

Votes: 45

49. The Bold Bank Robbery (1904)

6 min | Crime, Short

5.6
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A gang of criminals plans and executes the robbery of a bank in Philadelphia. However, the police are alerted and a chase through the city's streets ensues.

Director: Jack Frawley

Votes: 66

50. Le crime de la Rue du Temple (1904)

Short, Crime

4.2
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Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 6


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