“International Crime” is a 1938 American crime drama film directed by Charles Lamont and starring Rod La Rocque, Astrid Allwyn, and Thomas E. Jackson. The film tells the story of a detective who must infiltrate a criminal organization to bring down their leader and stop their illegal activities.
The film opens with the murder of a wealthy businessman, which is believed to be the work of an international criminal organization led by a mysterious figure known only as “The Voice.” Detective Jack Murphy (La Rocque) is assigned to investigate the case, but he is met with resistance from his superiors who believe that the case is too big for him to handle.
Undeterred, Murphy decides to go undercover to infiltrate the criminal organization and gather evidence against The Voice. He enlists the help of a female reporter, Kay Wallace (Allwyn), who is eager to get a story on the criminal organization. Together, they start to unravel the web of corruption and crime that is plaguing the city.
As Murphy gets closer to The Voice, he discovers that the criminal organization has a far-reaching network that spans across the globe. He also learns that The Voice is planning a major heist that could threaten national security. With time running out, Murphy must race against the clock to stop The Voice and his organization before it’s too late.
Overall, “International Crime” is a thrilling crime drama that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The film features a strong performance by La Rocque as the determined detective and Allwyn as the fearless reporter. The story is well-crafted and keeps the viewer guessing until the very end.
Theodore A. Tinsley, Jack Natteford, John W. Krafft
Rod La Rocque, Astrid Allwyn, Thomas E. Jackson