Best Crime Movies of 1950
Crusading newspaperman Cliff Roberts masquerades as a prison guard to document inhuman conditions.
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.
Cage of Gold
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.
Watch the Birdie
A photographer falls for a rich girl and gets mixed up with crooks.
A blind man is witness to a murder; later cured of his blindness he attempts to puzzle out the solution to the crime.
Federal Agent at Large
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.
Paul Temple's Triumph
Paul Temple, a writer and amateur detective and his wife team up to search for a missing atomic scientist.
Dick Barton at Bay
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).
The daughter (Faith Domergue) of a slain man pushes her brother toward vengeance in 19th-century Corsica.
Western Pacific Agent
An agent searches for a psychopath guilty of robbery and murder, and falls in love with a murder victim's sister.