Best Crime Movies of 1950

1.

Chain Gang

2.8
5.1/10 IMDB

Crusading newspaperman Cliff Roberts masquerades as a prison guard to document inhuman conditions.

Starring: Douglas Kennedy, Emory Parnell, William 'Bill' Phillips, Don C. Harvey, Harry Cheshire, Marjorie Lord, Thurston Hall, Billy Lechner, Larry Steers, Herbert Rawlinson ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1950-01-11
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : State Penitentiary
2.

State Penitentiary

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A man wrongly accused of a crime must decide between getting involved in a prison break, or remaining in jail until his wife can prove his innocence.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Onslow Stevens, Karin Booth, Robert Shayne, Richard Benedict, Brett King, John Bleifer, Leo Cleary, Rick Vallin, William Fawcett ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1950-06-08
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Cage of Gold
3.

Cage of Gold

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A young woman, Judith Moray, deserts her prospective fiance, the nice doctor Alan Kearn, for an old flame, the dashing but roguish former wing commander Bill Glennan. Glennan makes her pregnant and marries her, but leaves her on the morning after the wedding when he learns that her father can't offer him financial support. Two years later she - having been told that Glennan is dead - has married Kearn and borne him a son. But then Glennan suddenly reappears and begins to blackmail her.

Starring: Jean Simmons, David Farrar, James Donald, Herbert Lom, Madeleine Lebeau, Maria Mauban, Bernard Lee, Grégoire Aslan, Gladys Henson, Harcourt Williams ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1950-09-21
4.

Watch the Birdie

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A photographer falls for a rich girl and gets mixed up with crooks.

Starring: Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl, Ann Miller, Leon Ames, Pamela Britton, Richard Rober ..
Directed by: Jack Donohue
Release date: 1950-12-11
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Blackout
5.

Blackout

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A blind man is witness to a murder; later cured of his blindness he attempts to puzzle out the solution to the crime.

Starring: Maxwell Reed, Dinah Sheridan, Eric Pohlmann, Michael Evans, Michael Brennan, Kynaston Reeves, Patric Doonan, Annette D. Simmonds, Ida Patlanski ..
Directed by: Robert S. Baker
Release date: 1950-09-13
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Federal Agent at Large
6.

Federal Agent at Large

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A crime ring is smuggling gold from Mexico across the border in the US. The Customs Service sends an agent to Mexico to try to infiltrate the ring and stop the smuggling.

Starring: Dorothy Patrick, Robert Rockwell, Kent Taylor, Thurston Hall, Jonathan Hale, Estelita Rodriguez, Frank Puglia, Roy Barcroft, Denver Pyle, Sonia Darrin ..
Directed by: George Blair
Release date: 1950-03-12
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Paul Temple's Triumph
7.

Paul Temple's Triumph

2.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Paul Temple, a writer and amateur detective and his wife team up to search for a missing atomic scientist.

Starring: John Bentley, Dinah Sheridan, Barbara Couper, Hugh Dempster, Dino Galvani, Anne Hayes, Jack Livesey, Jenny Mathot, Ivan Samson, Bruce Seton ..
Directed by: Maclean Rogers
Release date: 1950-05-01
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Dick Barton at Bay
8.

Dick Barton at Bay

2.2
4.8/10 IMDB

David Phillips (Patrick Macnee) is running down the darkened streets of London's Limehouse district, pursued by two men with guns. He finds a public phone and puts a call through to Dick Barton (Don Stannard), but before he can report, a shot rings out. Barton must piece together what Phillips found out that got him killed. Phillips had been assigned to protect Professor Mitchell (Percy Walsh) and his new development, a ray capable of exploding any unstable element aboard an aircraft in flight. Mitchell has been targeted for kidnapping by Serge Volkoff (Meinhart Maur), a foreign agent from Eastern Europe, as part of a larger, much more sinister plot to destroy England and cripple Western Europe. Complicating matters further is that Mitchell's daughter (Joyce Linden) has also been kidnapped, and Barton must contend with Volkoff's crafty female companion Anna (Tamara Desni).

Starring: Don Stannard, Tamara Desni, Meinhart Maur, Joyce Linden, Percy Walsh, Campbell Singer, Richard George, Beatrice Kane, George Crawford, Paddy Ryan ..
Directed by: Godfrey Grayson
Release date: 1950-10-02
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Vendetta
9.

Vendetta

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

The daughter (Faith Domergue) of a slain man pushes her brother toward vengeance in 19th-century Corsica.

Starring: Faith Domergue, George Dolenz, Donald Buka, Joseph Calleia, Robert Warwick, Hugo Haas, Hillary Brooke, Nigel Bruce ..
Directed by: Mel Ferrer, Stuart Heisler, Max Ophüls, Preston Sturges, Paul Weatherwax
Release date: 1950-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Western Pacific Agent
10.

Western Pacific Agent

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

An agent searches for a psychopath guilty of robbery and murder, and falls in love with a murder victim's sister.

Starring: Kent Taylor, Sheila Ryan, Mickey Knox, Morris Carnovsky, Robert Lowery, Sid Melton, Frank Richards, Dick Elliott, Ted Jacques, Anthony Jochim ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1950-04-10

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