7.0/10
17
3 user

The Crooked Road (1940)

Approved | | Drama | 10 May 1940 (USA)

Director:

Phil Rosen (as Philip Rosen)

Writers:

Garnett Weston (screen play), Joseph Krumgold (screen play) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: Passed Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Dr. Ralph Snyder and Dr. Frank Blake open an office together but soon split over a rivalry for nightclub singer Diana Wayne and a difference over ethics. In an effort to make some quick ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: John Beal, Florence Rice, Edward Norris
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A bank runner is accused of killing a woman for whom he deposited a large amount. Reporter and bank official investigate.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Gloria Stuart, Michael Whalen, Chick Chandler
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A framework story serves as context for a retelling of the Exodus story and, most importantly, a recycling of footage from the silent version of The Ten Commandments.

Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, William Schorr
Stars: Sari Maritza, Gene Raymond, Marguerite Churchill
Adventure | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Having acquired the controlling interest in the Eureka Discovery Corporation for five-hundred dollars, and selling half of it to a detective for two-hundred dollars, Bob Harvey ('Richard ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard
Stars: Richard Arlen, Cecilia Parker, Henry B. Walthall
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Gangster tries to censor a crusading radio station by jamming its signal.

Director: Albert S. Rogell
Stars: Ann Sothern, Lloyd Nolan, Douglass Dumbrille
Svengali (1954)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The story of a genius who hypnotizes an artist's model into becoming a great concert singer, and how she escapes from his influence only by his death.

Director: Noel Langley
Stars: Hildegard Knef, Donald Wolfit, Terence Morgan
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A nightclub singer is caught between a big-time gangster and a tough Broadway columnist.

Director: Frederick De Cordova
Stars: Dane Clark, Janis Paige, Zachary Scott
I'll Fix It (1934)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A power-broker ward-heeler, Bill Grimes, wields more power than the elected politicians and has no problem in getting matters-of-the-city handled in which ever way is best for his needs. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Jack Holt, Mona Barrie, Winnie Lightner
Edge of Hell (1956)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A Russian beggar and his performing dog Flip struggle to make ends meet living upon the cruel streets.

Director: Hugo Haas
Stars: Hugo Haas, Francesca De Scaffa, June Shelley
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1929, middle-class bank clerk Eddie Clark, unhappy with his lot in life and jealous of prosperous George Bates, an ex-suitor of his loyal wife Agnes, steals $200,000 from his bank, with ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Colmes
Stars: John Shelton, Ann Doran, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
The Spider (1931)
Certificate: Passed Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Directors: Kenneth MacKenna, William Cameron Menzies
Stars: Edmund Lowe, Lois Moran, El Brendel
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

World War II is raging and the manpower shortage has hit the range since every able-bodied cowboy of military age is off fighting for Uncle Sam. Dad Mathews, a rancher with a huge ... See full summary »

Director: John English
Stars: Eddie Dew, Smiley Burnette, Jennifer Holt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Edmund Lowe ... Danny Driscoll / John Vincent / George Atwater
Irene Hervey ... Louise Dalton
Henry Wilcoxon ... Bob Trent
Paul Fix ... Nick Romero
Arthur Loft ... Carl Gobel
Claire Carleton ... Virgie Gobel
Charles Lane ... Phil Wesner, Defense Attorney
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Better than I thought it would be
11 August 2014 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Edmund Lowe (Johnny) is an escaped prisoner from England who has become successful in the USA. One day, he is blackmailed by fellow ex-prisoner Arthur Loft (Gobel). Loft will betray him and lead him back to custody in England if Lowe doesn't pay him a large amount of money. When Loft is killed, Lowe's friend Henry Wilcoxon (Bob) involves himself in the investigation. It's pretty tense for Lowe as the truth unfolds....

This film zips along at quite a pace and you'll need to pay attention to follow the different characters. If you are prepared for that, you will be pleasantly surprised as the story unfolds. And you won't second guess things.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed