Best Crime Movies of 1952


The Narrow Margin

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

Kansas City Confidential

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.

Deadline - U.S.A.

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

The Sniper

7.2/10 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

Carbine Williams

7.0/10 IMDB

David Marshall Williams is sent to a prison farm where he works in the tool shop and eventually develops the precursor of the famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in World War II.

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

Beware, My Lovely

6.7/10 IMDB

A psychopath on the run 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: 1952-08-29


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
Best Crime Movies of 1952 : Wide Boy

Wide Boy

7.1/10 IMDB

Picking a pocket leads to blackmail and murder for a petty criminal (Sidney Tafler) in London.

Starring: Sydney Tafler, Susan Shaw, Ronald Howard, Melissa Stribling, Colin Tapley ..
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1952-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1952 : Home at Seven

Home at Seven

6.7/10 IMDB

Unable to recall the past 24 hours, a British bank clerk is the prime suspect for a robbery/murder.

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Campbell Singer, Jack Hawkins, Michael Shepley, Frederick Piper, Meriel Forbes, Margaret Withers, Gerald Case, Diana Beaumont ..
Directed by: Ralph Richardson
Release date: 1952-03-16
Best Crime Movies of 1952 : Without Warning!

Without Warning!

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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