Best Crime Movies of 1952

1.

The Narrow Margin

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

A tough cop meets his match when he has to guard a gangster's widow on a tense train ride.

Starring: Charles McGraw, Jacqueline White, Marie Windsor, David Clarke, Gordon Gebert, Queenie Leonard, Peter Virgo, Don Beddoe, Paul Maxey, Harry Harvey ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1952-05-03
2.

Kansas City Confidential

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

A down-on-his-luck ex-GI finds himself framed for an armored car robbery. When he's finally released for lack of evidence--after having been beaten up and tortured by the police--he sets out to discover who set him up, and why. The trail leads him into Mexico and a web of hired killers and corrupt cops.

Starring: John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Dona Drake, Mario Siletti, Howard Negley, Carleton Young ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1952-11-11
Best Crime Movies of 1952 : Deadline - U.S.A.
3.

Deadline - U.S.A.

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

With three days before his paper folds, a crusading editor tries to expose a vicious gangster.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Ed Begley, Warren Stevens, Paul Stewart, Martin Gabel, Joe De Santis, Joyce Mackenzie, Audrey Christie ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1952-03-14
4.

The Sniper

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Eddie Miller struggles with his hatred of women, he's especially bothered by seeing women with their lovers. He starts a killing spree as a sniper by shooting women from far distances. In an attempt to get caught, he writes an anonymous letter to the police begging them to stop him.

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Arthur Franz, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor, Frank Faylen, Richard Kiley, Mabel Paige, Marlo Dwyer, Geraldine Carr, Carl Benton Reid ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1952-05-09
5.

Carbine Williams

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

This is the story of David Marshall 'Marsh' Williams, the real life inventor of the world famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in WWII. It all started when Marsh, who was one to do things his way, was caught distilling moonshine, and was accused and convicted of shooting a federal officer in the process. This at first placed him in the chain gang which labeled him as a hard case. Later, to make room for those more deserving, he was moved to a prison farm, where he came under the direction of Captain H.T. Peoples. The Captain was a mild mannered warden, who did not shy from discipline when necessary, but also believed that given the opportunity, most men will respond to good. Believing that Marsh was just such a person, the Captain gave him every opportunity to reform, so much so, that he eventually allowed Marsh to work in the tool shop on his spare time to develop and build by hand, a working riffle, inside the prison farm itself.

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Hagen, Wendell Corey, James Arness, Rhys Williams, Otto Hulett ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1952-05-01
6.

Beware, My Lovely

3.2
6.7/10 IMDB

A psychopath takes a job as a handyman at the house of a lonely widow.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Taylor Holmes, Barbara Whiting, James Willmas, O.Z. Whitehead, Dee Pollock, Brad Morrow, Jimmy Mobley, Shelly Lynn Anderson ..
Directed by: Harry Horner
Release date: 1952-08-07
7.

Hunted

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

An unusual relationship develops between a fugitive killer and a runaway orphan on an odyssey across England.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Elizabeth Sellars, Kay Walsh, Frederick Piper, Julian Somers, Jane Aird, Geoffrey Keen, Jack Stewart, Douglas Blackwell ..
Directed by: Charles Crichton
Release date: 1952-03-17
8.

The Sellout

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A small-town newspaper editor risks everything to expose a corrupt sheriff.

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak, Audrey Totter, Paula Raymond, Thomas Gomez, Cameron Mitchell, Karl Malden, Everett Sloane, Jonathan Cott, Frank Cady ..
Directed by: Gerald Mayer
Release date: 1952-05-30
Best Crime Movies of 1952 : The Light Touch
9.

The Light Touch

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

An art thief tries to double cross his gangster boss.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Pier Angeli, George Sanders, Kurt Kasznar, Joseph Calleia, Larry Keating, Rhys Williams, Norman Lloyd, Mike Mazurki ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1952-01-16
Best Crime Movies of 1952 : Without Warning!
10.

Without Warning!

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Police track a serial killer.

Starring: Adam Williams, Meg Randall, Harlan Warde, Edward Binns, John Maxwell, Angela Stevens, Byron Kane, Charles Tannen, Marilee Phelps, Robert Foulk ..
Directed by: Arnold Laven
Release date: 1952-05-08

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