Crime

Payroll (1961) Sidney Hayers, Michael Craig, Françoise Prévost, Billie Whitelaw, Crime, Drama

Payroll (Sidney Hayers, 1961)
A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ahead with the robbery, but when the driver of the armoured van is killed in the raid, his wife plans revenge, and with the police closing in, the gang start to turn on each other.
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Chained Heat (1983) Paul Nicholas, Linda Blair, John Vernon and Sybil Danning, Action, Crime, Drama, Erotic

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Linda Blair plays Carol, a young woman who must serve 18 months in prison after killing a man (by accident). The prison turns out to be brimming with decadence, corruption and sleaze, where the other female inmates are sadistic crack-selling lesbian rapists and the guards and warden are no better. Racial tensions are high as the inmates is divided into two factions, blacks and whites, who must either join together against the management or kill each other trying. A sleazy blend of sexploitation and blaxploitation make this movie a real winner.
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På en bänk i en park / On a Bench in a Park (1960) Hasse Ekman, Sigge Fürst, Bengt Ekerot, Crime

Pa en bank i en park (Hasse Ekman, 1960)
Sam Persson is released from a mental hospital. He goes to Stockholm to meet a man he hates, theater manager Stig Brender. In Brender’s office they get into a fight and Persson falls down dead. Brender uses his car to get rid of the body in a park. However, the following day he is visited by police inspector Envall, who wants to talk to him. Brender’s lies and strange behavior is no match for some thorough police work.
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Bureau of Missing Persons (1933) Roy Del Ruth, Bette Davis, Lewis Stone, Pat O’Brien, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Bureau of Missing Persons (Roy Del Ruth, 1933)
Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work. He regards the assignment as “kindergarten” work. When a young woman asks him to help locate her husband, Therme, he learns that she is really Norma Phillips, wanted by Chicago police for murder of her husband. She escapes, but Saunders borrows a corpse from the morgue to arrange her fake funeral. The trap brings the woman and Therme to the mortuary out of curiosity.
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The Fortune (1975) Mike Nichols, Stockard Channing, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Comedy, Crime, Romance

The Fortune (1975)
The early 1900’s with its Mann-Act (disallowing women to be transported across State lines for immoral reasons) brings a married man to devise a scheme for taking his upper-class girlfriend away with him… he simply has her marry his unmarried buddy. However, it doesn’t take very long before both men start laying claim to her affection… until, that is, she’s about to be cut out of her parent’s fortune. So, a new scheme is devised, which only adds to their problems, as well as to the sly whimsy of this film.
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Desert Fury (1947) Lewis Allen, John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Desert Fury (Lewis Allen, 1947)
Fritzi Haller is a powerful casino owner in Chuckawalla, Nevada. Her daughter Paula (having quit school) returns at the same time as racketeer Eddie Bendix, who left under suspicion of murdering his wife. Paula and Eddie become involved; each for their own reasons, Fritzi, Paula’s old beau Tom, and Eddie’s pal Johnny try to break up the relationship. Then Eddie’s past catches up with him in an unexpected way.
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De La Part Des Copains / Cold Sweat (1970) Terence Young, Charles Bronson, James Mason, Liv Ullmann, Action, Crime, Drama

De La Part Des Copains (Terence Young, 1970)
Joe Martin, a quiet American, lives a quiet life in the South of France renting boats to tourists. He is happily married to Fabienne and has a twelve-year-old daughter named Michèle. But the quiet man has a past: ten years before, Joe (then Moran) had escaped with four other convicts, among whom the sadistic ex-mercenary Katanga. Seeing the latter brutally kill an M. P., Joe had abandoned his accomplices and left with the car. One night, Captain Ross, Katanga, Whitey and Fausto re-appear..
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Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959) Charles Guggenheim, John Stix, Steve McQueen, Crahan Denton, David Clarke, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (Charles Guggenheim & John Stix, 1959)
George Fowler is drawn into a gang planning to rob a bank in St. Louis that they expect will have a $100,000 on hand on an upcoming Friday. George is drawn into the plan as the gang’s driver by Gino, an old girlfriend’s older brother. As the gang goes about its planning, George and Gino have to find a way to live for the next two weeks and they turn to Gino’s sister, Ann, for help. George is hoping to go back to college and the money he would make would go a long way to helping him do that. Not trusting George to keep his nerve, the gang’s leader John Egan moves him to the inside, but the robbery doesn’t go off as planned.
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Black Caesar (1973) Larry Cohen, Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund, Action, Crime, Drama

Black Caesar (Larry Cohen, 1973)
Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in New York City’s Harlem. Angry at the racist society around him, both criminal and straight, he sees the acquisition of power as the solution to his rage. He performs a free-lance hit on a Mob contract to attract the attention of the head of a Mafia family. Reluctantly accepted into ‘The Family,’ he grows increasingly autonomous and aggressive, eventually starting a gang war.
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Serial Killers: The Real Life Hannibal Lecters (2001) Sean Buckley, Richard Morgan, Melanie Porter, Jennifer Franks, Documentary, Crime

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In the 2001 documentary Serial Killers: Real Life Hannibal Lecters, director Sean Buckley profiles five of the most infamous and deadly serial killers of the 20th century, each of whom has inspired a number of big-screen fictional murderers. Featuring interviews with experts as well as the monsters themselves, the film attempts to offer insight into the minds and lives of John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Andrei Chikatilo, and Albert Fish.
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