Best Crime Movies of 1950

1.

Night and the City

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

Londoner Harry Fabian is a second-rate con man looking for an angle. After years of putting up with Harry's schemes, his girlfriend, Mary, becomes fed up when he taps her for yet another loan.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe, Francis L. Sullivan, Herbert Lom, Stanislaus Zbyszko, Mike Mazurki, Charles Farrell, Alan Tilvern ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1950-06-15
2.

The Asphalt Jungle

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar "Doc" Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together in the Midwest for a big jewel heist.

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Marilyn Monroe, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marc Lawrence, Barry Kelley, Anthony Caruso ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1950-05-12
3.

Gun Crazy

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Bart Tare is an ex-Army man who has a lifelong fixation with guns, he meets a kindred spirit in sharpshooter Annie Starr and goes to work at a carnival. After upsetting the carnival owner who lusts after Starr, they both get fired. Soon, on Starr's behest, they embark on a crime spree for cash.

Starring: Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky, Anabel Shaw, Harry Lewis, Nedrick Young, Russ Tamblyn, Trevor Bardette, Mickey Little ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1950-01-20
4.

D.O.A.

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Frank Bigelow is about to die, and he knows it. The accountant has been poisoned and has only 24 hours before the lethal concoction kills him. Determined to find out who his murderer is, Frank, with the help of his assistant and girlfriend, Paula, begins to trace back over his last steps. As he frantically tries to unravel the mystery behind his own impending demise, his sleuthing leads him to a group of crooked businessmen and another murder.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Garland, Lynn Baggett, William Ching, Henry Hart, Neville Brand, Laurette Luez, Jess Kirkpatrick ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1950-04-21
5.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

4.6
7.6/10 IMDB

A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, Bert Freed, Tom Tully, Karl Malden, Ruth Donnelly, Craig Stevens, Fred Aldrich, Tom Coleman ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1950-07-07
6.

Panic in the Streets

4.4
7.2/10 IMDB

One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. The next morning, Dr. Clint Reed of the Public Health Service confirms the dead man had pneumonic plague. To prevent a catastrophic epidemic, Clint must find and inoculate the killers and their associates, with the reluctant aid of police captain Tom Warren, despite official skepticism, and in total secrecy, lest panic empties the city. Can a doctor turn detective? He has 48 hours to try.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Palance, Zero Mostel, Dan Riss, Tommy Cook, Wilson Bourg Jr., Beverly C. Brown, Lewis Charles ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1950-07-27
7.

Caged

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A single mistake puts a 19-year old girl behind bars, where she experiences the terrors and torments of women in prison.

Starring: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson, Betty Garde, Jan Sterling, Lee Patrick, Olive Deering, Jane Darwell, Gertrude Michael ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1950-05-19
8.

The Breaking Point

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

A fisherman with money problems hires out his boat to transport criminals.

Starring: John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernández, Wallace Ford, Edmon Ryan, Ralph Dumke, Guy Thomajan, William Campbell, Sherry Jackson ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1950-10-06
9.

No Way Out

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Robbers Ray Biddle and his brother are shot and taken to the local hospital. There, the two are treated by Dr. Brooks, the hospital's only black doctor. The brothers assault Brooks with racist slurs. And, when his brother ends up dying on the operating table, Ray accuses the doctor of murdering him. Blind with rage, Ray works to turn the white community of the city against Brooks, who finds an unlikely ally in the dead man's widow, Edie.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Sidney Poitier, Stephen McNally, Harry Bellaver, Amanda Randolph, Mildred Joanne Smith, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Stanley Ridges ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1950-08-16
10.

The Damned Don't Cry

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Fed up with her small-town marriage, a woman goes after the big time and gets mixed up with the mob.

Starring: Joan Crawford, David Brian, Steve Cochran, Kent Smith, Hugh Sanders, Selena Royle, Jacqueline deWit, Morris Ankrum, Edith Evanson, Richard Egan ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1950-04-07
11.

Woman on the Run

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Frank Johnson, a sole witness to a gangland murder, goes into hiding and is trailed by Police Inspector Ferris, on the theory that Frank is trying to escape from possible retaliation. Frank's wife, Eleanor, suspects he is actually running away from their unsuccessful marriage. Aided by a newspaperman, Danny Leggett, Eleanor sets out to locate her husband. The killer is also looking for him, and keeps close tabs on Eleanor.

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith, John Qualen, Frank Jenks, Ross Elliott, Jane Liddell, Joan Shawlee, J. Farrell MacDonald, Steven Geray ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1950-11-10
12.

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Ralph Cotter, a ruthless criminal, escapes violently from a farm prison. Then, he seduces a dead inmate’s sister, gets back quickly into the crime business, faces corrupt local cops who run the city’s underworld and meets a powerful tycoon’s whimsical daughter.

Starring: James Cagney, Barbara Payton, Helena Carter, Ward Bond, Luther Adler, Barton MacLane, Steve Brodie, Rhys Williams, Herbert Heyes, John Litel ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1950-08-19
13.

Mister 880

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

The Skipper is a charming old man loved by all his neighbors. What they don't know is that he is also Mr. 880, an amateurish counterfeiter who has amazingly managed to elude the Secret Service for 20 years.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dorothy McGuire, Edmund Gwenn, Millard Mitchell, Minor Watson, Howard St. John, Hugh Sanders, James Millican, George Adrian, Rico Alaniz ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1950-09-29
14.

The Baron of Arizona

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

The U.S. government recognizes land grants made when the West was under Spanish rule. This inspires James Reavis to forge a chain of historical evidence that makes a foundling girl the Baroness of Arizona. Reavis marries the girl and presses his claim to the entire Arizona territory.

Starring: Vincent Price, Ellen Drew, Vladimir Sokoloff, Beulah Bondi, Reed Hadley, Robert Barrat, Robin Short, Karen Kester, Margia Dean, Jonathan Hale ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1950-03-04
15.

Mystery Street

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

When a young woman's skeletal remains turn up on a Massachusetts beach, Barnstable cop Peter Moralas teams with Boston police and uses forensics, with the help of a Harvard professor, to determine the woman's identity, how she died, and who killed her.

Starring: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester, Marshall Thompson, Jan Sterling, Edmon Ryan, Betsy Blair, Wally Maher, May McAvoy ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1950-06-23
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : House by the River
16.

House by the River

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Wealthy writer Stephen Byrne tries to seduce the family maid, but when she resists, he kills her. Long jealous of his brother John, Stephen does his best to pin the blame for the murder on his sibling. Also affected by Stephen's arrogant dementia is his long-suffering wife Marjorie.

Starring: Louis Hayward, Jane Wyatt, Lee Bowman, Dorothy Patrick, Ann Shoemaker, Jody Gilbert, Sarah Padden, Peter Brocco, Howland Chamberlain, Leslie Kimmell ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1950-03-25
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : The Sound of Fury
17.

The Sound of Fury

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A family man -desperate for a job- latches onto a friend that encourages him into being a criminal.

Starring: Frank Lovejoy, Kathleen Ryan, Richard Carlson, Lloyd Bridges, Katherine Locke, Adele Jergens, Art Smith, Robert Altuna, Frank Baker, Joe Conlin ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1950-12-12
18.

Side Street

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A struggling young father-to-be gives in to temptation and impulsively steals an envelope of money from the office of a corrupt attorney. Instead of a few hundred dollars, it contains $30,000, and when he decides to return the money things go wrong and that is only the beginning of his troubles.

Starring: Farley Granger, Cathy O'Donnell, James Craig, Paul Kelly, Jean Hagen, Paul Harvey, Edmon Ryan, Charles McGraw, Edwin Max, Adele Jergens ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1950-03-23
19.

Madeleine

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.

Starring: Ann Todd, Norman Wooland, Ivan Desny, Leslie Banks, Barbara Everest, Susan Stranks, Douglas Barr, Patricia Raine, Elizabeth Sellars, Eugene Deckers ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1950-02-16
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : The Blue Lamp
20.

The Blue Lamp

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

P.C. George Dixon is a long-serving traditional copper who is due to retire shortly. He takes a new recruit under his aegis and introduces him to the easy-going night beat. Dixon is a classic ordinary hero but also anachronistic, unprepared and unable to answer the violence of the 1950s.

Starring: Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Flemyng, Bernard Lee, Peggy Evans, Patric Doonan, Bruce Seton, Meredith Edwards, Frederick Piper ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1950-01-19
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Armored Car Robbery
21.

Armored Car Robbery

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

While executing an armored car heist in Los Angeles, icy crook Dave Purvis shoots policeman Lt. Phillips before he and his cronies make off with the loot. Thinking he got away scot-free, Purvis collects his money-crazy mistress, Yvonne, then disposes of his partners and heads out of town. What Purvis doesn't know is that Phillips' partner, tough-as-nails Lt. Cordell, is wise to the criminal's plans and is closing in on his prey.

Starring: Charles McGraw, Adele Jergens, William Talman, Douglas Fowley, Steve Brodie, Don McGuire, Don Haggerty, James Flavin, Gene Evans, Anne Nagel ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1950-06-08
22.

Crisis

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

An American doctor gets caught in the middle of a revolution when he's forced to operate on a South American dictator.

Starring: Cary Grant, José Ferrer, Paula Raymond, Signe Hasso, Ramon Novarro, Gilbert Roland, Leon Ames, John George ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1950-07-07
23.

Outrage

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A young woman who has just become engaged has her life completely shattered when she is raped while on her way home from work.

Starring: Mala Powers, Tod Andrews, Raymond Bond, Lillian Hamilton, Rita Lupino, Hal March, Kenneth Patterson, Jerry Paris, Angela Clarke, Roy Engel ..
Directed by: Ida Lupino
Release date: 1950-09-27
24.

Shadow on the Wall

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Angered that her sister Celia has stolen her fiance, Dell Faring kills her and allows Celia's husband David, knocked out in an argument with Celia, to take the blame and end up on death row. Later Dell, finding out that David's young daughter Susan was witness to the crime and is undergoing psychiatric treatment, plans to eliminate her before her memory returns.

Starring: Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, Gigi Perreau, Nancy Reagan, Kristine Miller, John McIntire, Tom Helmore, Helen Brown, Barbara Billingsley, Marcia Van Dyke ..
Directed by: Pat Jackson
Release date: 1950-05-19
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Convicted
25.

Convicted

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford, Millard Mitchell, Dorothy Malone, Carl Benton Reid, Frank Faylen, Will Geer, Martha Stewart, Henry O'Neill, Douglas Kennedy ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1950-08-01
26.

Whirlpool

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

The wife of a psychoanalyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients now being treated by the real doctor is found murdered, with her still at the scene, and suspicion points only one way.

Starring: Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford, Barbara O'Neil, Eduard Franz, Constance Collier, Fortunio Bonanova, Lawrence Dobkin, Robert Foulk ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1950-01-13
27.

Union Station

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Police catch a break when suspected kidnappers are spotted on a train heading towards Union Station. Police, train station security and a witness try to piece together the crime and get back the blind daughter of a rich business man.

Starring: William Holden, Nancy Olson, Barry Fitzgerald, Lyle Bettger, Jan Sterling, Allene Roberts, Herbert Heyes, Don Dunning, Fred Graff, James Seay ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1950-10-04
28.

Dark City

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger, Don DeFore, Jack Webb, Ed Begley, Harry Morgan, Walter Sande, Mark Keuning ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1950-10-17
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : The Underworld Story
29.

The Underworld Story

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A blacklisted reporter brings his shady ways to a small-town newspaper after being fired from a big city daily.

Starring: Dan Duryea, Herbert Marshall, Gale Storm, Howard Da Silva, Michael O'Shea, Mary Anderson, Gar Moore, Melville Cooper, Frieda Inescort, Art Baker ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1950-07-26
30.

711 Ocean Drive

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

The Horatio Alger parable gets the film noir treatment with the redoubtable Edmund O’Brien as a whip-smart telephone technician who moves up the ladder of a Syndicate gambling empire in Southern California until distracted by an inconveniently married Joanne Dru and his own greed. Ripped from the headlines of the 1950 Kevaufer Organized Crime Hearings, this fast-moving picture is laden with location sequences shot in Los Angeles, the Hoover Dam and Palm Springs including the famous Doll House watering hole on North Palm Canyon Drive!

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Joanne Dru, Otto Kruger, Barry Kelley, Dorothy Patrick, Don Porter, Howard St. John, Robert Osterloh, Sammy White, Fred Aldrich ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1950-07-01
31.

The Man Who Cheated Himself

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.

Starring: Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Lisa Howard, Harlan Warde, Tito Vuolo, Charles Arnt, Marjorie Bennett, Alan Wells, Mario Siletti ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1950-12-26
32.

Backfire

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

When he's discharged from a military hospital, ex-GI Bob Corey goes on a search for his army buddy Steve Connolly. A reformed crook, Connolly is on the lam from a trumped-up murder rap, and Corey hopes to clear his pal. Tagging along is Army nurse Julie Benson, who has fallen for Corey.

Starring: Virginia Mayo, Gordon MacRae, Edmond O'Brien, Dane Clark, Viveca Lindfors, Ed Begley, Frances Robinson, Richard Rober, Sheila MacRae, David Hoffman ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1950-01-26
33.

Appointment with Danger

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

Al Goddard, a detective who works for the United States Postal Inspection Service, is assigned to arrest two criminals who've allegedly murdered a U.S. postal detective.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart, Jan Sterling, Jack Webb, Stacy Harris, Harry Morgan, Dan Riss, Geraldine Wall, George J. Lewis ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1950-04-07
34.

Walk Softly, Stranger

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

A petty crook moves to an Ohio town and courts a factory owner's disabled daughter.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Spring Byington, Paul Stewart, Jack Paar, Jeff Donnell, John McIntire, Howard Petrie, Frank Puglia, Esther Dale ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1950-10-14
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Borderline
35.

Borderline

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Two undercover agents infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring in Mexico, thee find them selves falling in love with each other. Neither is aware of the other's identity As they decide to make a run for the border.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr, José Torvay, Morris Ankrum, Roy Roberts, Don Diamond, Nacho Galindo, Grazia Narciso, Pepe Hern ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1950-03-01
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : The Tattooed Stranger
36.

The Tattooed Stranger

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Detectives investigate the Central Park murder of a young woman with a Marine Corps tattoo.

Starring: John Miles, Patricia Barry, Walter Kinsella, Frank Tweddell, Rod McLennan, Henry Lasko, Arthur L. Jarrett, Jim Boles, Jack Lord ..
Directed by: Edward Montagne
Release date: 1950-02-09
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : The Great Jewel Robber
37.

The Great Jewel Robber

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Director Peter Godfrey's 1950 drama, inspired by true events, dramatizes the crime spree of the notorious jewel thief known as "The Hollywood Raffles", whose famous robbery victims included such real-life celebrities as Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith and Dennis Morgan. David Brian stars in the title role, and he's supported by John Archer, Marjorie Reynolds, Jacqueline de Wit, Alix Talton, Ned Glass, Perdita Chandler and columnist Sheilah Graham, playing herself.

Starring: David Brian, Marjorie Reynolds, John Archer, Jacqueline deWit, Perdita Chandler, Stanley Church, Alix Talton, Jessie Arnold, Lois Austin, Claudia Barrett ..
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 1950-07-15
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Highway 301
38.

Highway 301

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

The "Tri-State" gang goes on a successful bank robbing streak causing local authorities to turn up the heat on the daring career criminals.

Starring: Edmon Ryan, Steve Cochran, Virginia Grey, Gaby André, Wally Cassell, Robert Webber, Aline Towne, Richard Egan, Edward Norris, William P. Lane Jr. ..
Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Release date: 1950-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Woman in Hiding
39.

Woman in Hiding

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

As far as the rest of the world is concerned, mill heiress Deborah Chandler Clark (Ida Lupino) is dead, killed in a freak auto accident. But Deborah is alive, if not too well. Having discovered a horrible truth about her new husband (Stephen McNally), Deborah is now a “woman in hiding,” living in mortal fear that someday her husband will catch up with her again. When a returning GI (Howard Duff) recognizes Deborah, however, she must decide whether or not she can trust him.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Stephen McNally, Howard Duff, Peggy Dow, John Litel, Taylor Holmes, Irving Bacon, Don Beddoe, Joe Besser, William Gould ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1950-01-06
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Undercover Girl
40.

Undercover Girl

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

After her father is murdered, a girl joins the police force in an effort to track down the killers.

Starring: Alexis Smith, Scott Brady, Richard Egan, Gladys George, Edmon Ryan, Gerald Mohr, Royal Dano, Harry Landers, Connie Gilchrist, Angela Clarke ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1950-11-02
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Gunman in the Streets
41.

Gunman in the Streets

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

An American is on the run in the streets and back alleys of France.

Starring: Dane Clark, Simone Signoret, Fernand Gravey, Robert Duke, Michel André, Fernand Rauzéna, Pierre Gay, Edmond Ardisson, Albert Dinan, Albert Augier ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1950-12-13
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Shakedown
42.

Shakedown

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Jack Early is a photographer who will stop at nothing to climb his way to the very top of the success ladder. On the strength of his sheer tenacity, he gets a job with a major newspaper, and it's not long before he's made a name for himself by charming a notorious crime boss, Nick Palmer, into allowing himself to be photographed. Palmer takes him under his wing, but Early decides to bite the hand that feeds him and sets Palmer and another crime boss, Colton, against one another.

Starring: Howard Duff, Brian Donlevy, Peggy Dow, Lawrence Tierney, Bruce Bennett, Anne Vernon, Charles Sherlock, Rock Hudson, Peggie Castle, Joseph Pevney ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1950-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Black Hand
43.

Black Hand

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

In turn-of-the-century New York, an Italian seeks vengeance on the mobsters who killed his father.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Teresa Celli, J. Carrol Naish, Mario Siletti, Marc Lawrence, Frank Puglia, Barry Kelley, Carl Milletaire ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1950-03-12
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : No Trace
44.

No Trace

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

A famous mystery writer uses his own plot tricks to murder a blackmailer in this British thriller.

Starring: Hugh Sinclair, Dinah Sheridan, John Laurie, Barry Morse, Dora Bryan, Michael Brennan, Beatrice Varley, Michael Ward, Madoline Thomas, Ernest Butcher ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1950-09-08
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : The Clouded Yellow
45.

The Clouded Yellow

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

After leaving the British Secret Service, David Somers (played by Trevor Howard) finds work cataloging butterflies at the country house of Nicholas and Jess Fenton. After the murder of a local gamekeeper, suspicion (wrongfully) falls on their niece, Sophie Malraux (Jean Simmons). Somers helps Sophie to escape arrest and they go on the run together. After a cross-country chase they arrive at a coastal city with the intention of leaving the country by ship. All's well that ends well after the true identity of the murderer is revealed.

Starring: Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard, Sonia Dresdel, Barry Jones, Kenneth More, Geoffrey Keen, André Morell, Michael Brennan, Gerard Heinz, Lily Kann ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1950-11-21
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Lonely Heart Bandits
46.

Lonely Heart Bandits

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Two con artists join forces and pose as brother and sister. He then meets rich widows through the "personals" sections of newspapers, marries them, and both kill the widows for their money.

Starring: Dorothy Patrick, John Eldredge, Barbra Fuller, Robert Rockwell, Ann Doran, Richard Travis, Dorothy Granger, Eric Sinclair, Kathleen Freeman, Frank Kreig ..
Directed by: George Blair
Release date: 1950-08-29
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : State Penitentiary
47.

State Penitentiary

2.7
6.1/10 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
48.

My Friend Irma Goes West

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

Singer Steve, friend Seymour and fiance Jane, along with her dizzy blonde room mate Irma, have a series of misadventures on a California-bound train and end up involved with a gang of murderous gangsters in Las Vegas.

Starring: Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, John Lund, Corinne Calvet, Lloyd Corrigan, Don Porter, Harold Huber, Joseph Vitale ..
Directed by: Hal Walker
Release date: 1950-06-25
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Motor Patrol
49.

Motor Patrol

2.7
5.6/10 IMDB

A cop poses as a member of a stolen-car ring to capture the men responsible for the murder of his fiancee's brother.

Starring: Don Castle, Jane Nigh, William Henry, Gwen O'Connor, Onslow Stevens, Reed Hadley, Richard Travis, Sid Melton, Charles Victor, Frank Jenks ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1950-05-12
Best Crime Movies of 1950 : Outside the Wall
50.

Outside the Wall

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Larry Nelson, paroled from prison after serving nearly half of his thirty-year sentence, is determined to not fall into the clutches of the law again, and takes a quiet job at a country sanitarium. Thete, he meets and falls for a nurse, Charlotte Maynard, and he knows the only way to enter her web is to have a lot of money, for Miss Maynard is somewhat of a gold-digger.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Marilyn Maxwell, Signe Hasso, Dorothy Hart, Joseph Pevney, John Hoyt, Harry Morgan, Lloyd Gough, Mickey Knox, Joe Besser ..
Directed by: Crane Wilbur
Release date: 1950-02-08

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