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'Fair films': Two-star (out of five) film ratings by 'The Motion Picture Guide' (Jay Robert Nash and Stanley Ralph Ross, Cinebooks, Inc.; 1927-1983)--Part I

As I've become more enthralled by cinema over the years, I have cherished reading all I possibly could about my favourite hobby. A fine resource I have discovered has been 'The Motion Picture Guide' which, in 1985, came out for films 1927-1983, then they put out annual guides till about 1999. I wish they kept on making them up to the present!

I stopped at 3200--Part II continues from there. This covers up to Page 1725 (in Volume V). Counting ones listed below, 405 (not listed in Letterboxd) the total is 3605.

This list is one of 12. There are 11, ranging by half-star increments from zero to five stars, and, inexplicably for one year, they refused to give an…

There are 449 crime films in this list.

  • Accident
  • Account Rendered
  • Accused, Stand Up!
  • Across 110th Street
  • Act of Murder
  • The Adventures of P.C. 49: Investigating the Case of the Guardian Angel
  • Affair in Reno
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • After Midnight with Boston Blackie
  • After Office Hours
  • Death of a Cyclist
  • Bulldog Jack
  • Alibi
  • Am I Guilty?
  • The Amateur
  • The Amsterdam Kill
  • ...And Justice for All
  • The Angry Man
  • Anything Might Happen
  • Appointment in Honduras
  • Assassin for Hire
  • Assault on a Queen
  • At the Stroke of Nine
  • Attempt to Kill
  • The Avenging Hand
  • Baby Face Harrington
  • Baby Face Morgan
  • Baby Face Nelson
  • Back Door to Heaven
  • Band of Outsiders
  • The Bandit
  • Bank Shot
  • The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers
  • Bedevilled
  • Before I Hang
  • Behind City Lights
  • Behind the Green Lights
  • Behind Green Lights
  • Behind Locked Doors
  • Behind Prison Walls
  • Behind The Headlines
  • Behind the Mask
  • The Bells
  • Below the Deadline
  • Bengazi
  • The Benson Murder Case
  • Between Midnight and Dawn
  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
  • The Big Boodle
  • The Big Chase
  • The Big Combo
  • The Big Mouth
  • Big News
  • The Big Shot
  • Big Town
  • Big Town After Dark
  • Big Town Scandal
  • The Biggest Bundle of Them All
  • The Bishop Misbehaves
  • Black Diamonds
  • Black Friday
  • Black Tuesday
  • Blind Alibi
  • Revolver
  • Bloodline
  • Bumerang
  • Born Reckless
  • Born to Kill
  • Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
  • Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood
  • Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
  • The Boys
  • The Brain Machine
  • The Bride Wore Black
  • The Brides of Fu Manchu
  • The Burglar
  • The Burglars
  • Burnt Evidence
  • Butterfly
  • Café de Paris
  • Cage of Evil
  • Cage of Gold
  • Cairo
  • Cairo Road
  • Calling Bulldog Drummond
  • Calling Dr. Gillespie
  • Calling Homicide
  • Candidate for Murder
  • The Carey Treatment
  • Police Python 357
  • The Case of the Black Parrot
  • The Case of the Curious Bride
  • The Case of the Howling Dog
  • The Case of the Velvet Claws
  • Cash on Demand
  • Pittsville - Ein Safe voll Blut
  • Cell 2455 Death Row
  • The Ceremony
  • The Champagne Murders
  • Channel Crossing