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, William Cameron Menzies
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


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

The Sniper

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

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, Carl Benton Reid, Paul Stewart, Herbert Heyes ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1952-05-01
Best Crime Movies of 1952 : The Captive City

The Captive City

6.6/10 IMDB

A small-town newspaper editor defies threats to expose the mob.

Starring: John Forsythe, Joan Camden, Harold J. Kennedy, Marjorie Crossland, Victor Sutherland, Ray Teal, Martin Milner, Geraldine Hall, Hal K. Dawson, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1952-03-26
Best Crime Movies of 1952 : Wide Boy

Wide Boy

7.0/10 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, Laidman Browne, Gerald Case, Glyn Houston, Ian Wallace, Dorothy Bramhall ..
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1952-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1952 : Without Warning!

Without Warning!

6.6/10 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
Best Crime Movies of 1952 : Here Come the Marines

Here Come the Marines

6.2/10 IMDB

After Slip is drafted into the Marines, the rest of the gang volunteers so they can be with him. Sach discovers that the colonel knew his father and he is promoted. During a drill that he is putting the rest of the gang through, they find a soldier left for dead on the side of the road. Slip discovers a playing card next to the marine and traces it to Jolly Joe Johnson's gambling house. They suspect that the gambling house is cheating and set out to uncover the proof.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Hanley Stafford, Myrna Dell, Murray Alper, Arthur Space, Tim Ryan, Bernard Gorcey, Gil Stratton, David Gorcey ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1952-06-29

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