Best Crime Movies of 1954


Dial M for Murder

8.2/10 IMDB

An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his wife murdered after discovering she is having an affair, and assumes she will soon leave him for the other man anyway. When things go wrong, he improvises a new plan—to frame her for murder instead.

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams, Anthony Dawson, Leo Britt, Patrick Allen, George Leigh, Bess Flowers, Robin Hughes ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1954-05-29

On the Waterfront

8.1/10 IMDB

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Eva Marie Saint, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1954-06-22
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Bugs and Thugs

Bugs and Thugs

8.0/10 IMDB

When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada).

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1954-03-13
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

7.5/10 IMDB

Based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, an upper crust family dinner is interrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has died in suspicious circumstances. It seems that any or all of them could have had a hand in her death. But who is the mysterious Inspector and what can he want of them?

Starring: Alastair Sim, Jane Wenham, Brian Worth, Eileen Moore, Olga Lindo, Arthur Young, Bryan Forbes, George Woodbridge, Barbara Everest, Charles Saynor ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1954-03-16

Riot in Cell Block 11

7.0/10 IMDB

A prisoner leads his counterparts in a protest for better living conditions which turns violent and ugly.

Starring: Neville Brand, Emile Meyer, Frank Faylen, Leo Gordon, Robert Osterloh, Paul Frees, Don Keefer, Alvy Moore, Dabbs Greer, Whit Bissell ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1954-02-18

Human Desire

7.1/10 IMDB

Jeff Warren, a Korean War vet just returning to his railroad engineer's job, boards at the home of co-worker Alec Simmons and is charmed by Alec's beautiful daughter. He becomes attracted immediately to Vicki Buckley, the sultry wife of brutish railroad supervisor Carl Buckley, an alcoholic wife beater with a hair-trigger temper and penchant for explosive violence. Jeff becomes reluctantly drawn into a sordid affair by the compulsively seductive Vicki. After Buckley is fired for insubordination, he begs her to intercede on his behalf with John Owens, a rich and powerful businessman whose influence can get him reinstated.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Edgar Buchanan, Kathleen Case, Peggy Maley, Diane DeLaire, Grandon Rhodes ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1954-08-05


7.1/10 IMDB

A police detective falls for the bank robber's girlfriend he is supposed to be tailing.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Philip Carey, Kim Novak, Dorothy Malone, E.G. Marshall, Allen Nourse, Marion Ross, James Anderson, Joe Bailey, Tony Barrett ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1954-07-21
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : King of the Coral Sea

King of the Coral Sea

6.7/10 IMDB

A body is found floating in the Torres Strait and pearler Ted King is asked to investigate. He discovers the murder is connected to a people smuggling ring and involves one of his men, Yusep. He is helped by Peter Merriman, the playboy owner of King's company who romances King's daughter Rusty. Yusep kidnaps Rusty but Merriman and King rescue her.

Starring: Chips Rafferty, Ilma Adey, Rod Taylor, Reg Lye, Charles Tingwell ..
Directed by: Lee Robinson
Release date: 1954-08-12

Shield for Murder

6.8/10 IMDB

A crooked detective masterminds a robbery then fights to keep his money.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Marla English, John Agar, Emile Meyer, Carolyn Jones, Claude Akins, Lawrence Ryle, Herbert Butterfield, Hugh Sanders, William Schallert ..
Directed by: Howard W. Koch, Edmond O'Brien
Release date: 1954-08-27

Drive a Crooked Road

6.9/10 IMDB

A mechanic gets caught up with the mob when he falls for a gangster's girlfriend.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster, Kevin McCarthy, Jack Kelly, Harry Landers, Jerry Paris, Paul Picerni, Dick Crockett ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1954-03-10
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : The Good Die Young

The Good Die Young

6.7/10 IMDB

An amoral, psychotic playboy incites three men who are down on their luck to commit a mail van robbery, which goes badly wrong.

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Gloria Grahame, Richard Basehart, Joan Collins, John Ireland, René Ray, Stanley Baker, Margaret Leighton, Robert Morley, Freda Jackson ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1954-03-02

Witness to Murder

6.6/10 IMDB

A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder while looking out her bedroom window.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Jesse White, Harry Shannon, Claire Carleton, Lewis Martin, Dick Elliott, Harry Tyler, Juanita Moore ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1954-04-15


6.6/10 IMDB

Two homicide detectives try to find just the facts behind a mobster's brutal murder.

Starring: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Richard Boone, Ann Robinson, Stacy Harris, Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Georgia Ellis, James Griffith, Dick Cathcart ..
Directed by: Jack Webb
Release date: 1954-09-04
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Father Brown

Father Brown

6.7/10 IMDB

Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee, Sid James, Gérard Oury, Ernest Clark, Aubrey Woods, John Salew ..
Directed by: Robert Hamer
Release date: 1954-06-08

Private Hell 36

6.7/10 IMDB

In New York, a bank robbery of $300,000 goes unsolved for a year, until some of the marked bills are found in a Los Angeles drugstore theft. Police detectives Cal Bruner and Jack Farnham investigate and are led from the drugstore to a nightclub, where singer Lili is another recipient of a stolen bill. With Lili's help, the partners track down the remaining money, but both Lili and Frank are dismayed when Cal decides he wants to keep part of it.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Steve Cochran, Howard Duff, Dean Jagger, Dorothy Malone, Bridget Duff, Jerry Hausner, Dabbs Greer, Chris O'Brien, Kenneth Patterson ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1954-09-03

Night People

6.5/10 IMDB

A US intelligence officer, stationed in Germany, is caught in a political dilemma when the Russians kidnap a young Army private, the son of prominent American businessman. In exchange for the soldier's return, the Russians attempt to barter a trade for an elderly German couple who they want for treason.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Anita Björk, Rita Gam, Walter Abel, Buddy Ebsen, Max Showalter, Jill Esmond, Peter van Eyck, Marianne Koch ..
Directed by: Nunnally Johnson
Release date: 1954-03-11

Phantom of the Rue Morgue

5.9/10 IMDB

When several women are found mutilated and murdered, the Paris police are baffled as to who the killer may be. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is someone (or something) stronger and deadlier than a human.

Starring: Karl Malden, Claude Dauphin, Patricia Medina, Steve Forrest, Allyn Ann McLerie, Anthony Caruso, Veola Vonn, Dolores Dorn, Merv Griffin, Paul Richards ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1954-03-27

Naked Alibi

6.5/10 IMDB

Questioned as a murder suspect, solid (but drunk) citizen Al Willis attacks his police questioners, is beaten, and swears vengeance against them. Next night, Lieut. Parks is murdered; Willis is the only suspect in the eyes of tough Chief Conroy, who pursues him doggedly despite lack of evidence. The obsessed Conroy is dismissed from the force, but continues to harass Willis, who flees to a sleazy town on the Mexican border. Of course, Conroy follows. But which is crazy, Conroy or Willis?

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Gloria Grahame, Gene Barry, Marcia Henderson, Max Showalter, Billy Chapin, Chuck Connors, Don Haggerty, Stuart Randall, Don Garrett ..
Directed by: Jerry Hopper
Release date: 1954-10-01
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Convict Concerto

Convict Concerto

7.0/10 IMDB

Woody is a piano tuner and is forced to play after a bank robber hides out in the piano and points a gun at him.

Directed by: Don Patterson
Release date: 1954-11-21
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Eight O'Clock Walk

Eight O'Clock Walk

6.7/10 IMDB

Only a British cabdriver's (Richard Attenborough) wife (Cathy O'Donnell) and lawyer (Derek Farr) believe him innocent of killing a little girl.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Cathy O'Donnell, Derek Farr, Ian Hunter, Maurice Denham, Bruce Seton, Lily Kann, Harry Welchman, Kynaston Reeves ..
Directed by: Lance Comfort
Release date: 1954-03-16
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Loophole


6.7/10 IMDB

Bank teller Mike Donovan (Barry Sullivan) takes the first step on the road to Perdition when he fails to report a $49,000 shortage. Accused of theft, Donovan is fired from his job. He is then prevented from finding other employment by Javert-like insurance investigator Gus Slavin (Charles McGraw). Despite many setbacks, Donovan attempts to clear his muddied name.

Starring: Barry Sullivan, Dorothy Malone, Charles McGraw, Don Haggerty, Mary Beth Hughes, Don Beddoe, Dayton Lummis, Joanne Jordan, John Eldredge, Richard Reeves ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster
Release date: 1954-03-28
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Forbidden Cargo

Forbidden Cargo

6.5/10 IMDB

Kenyon is a narcotics agent who, with the aid of a titled bird-watcher attempts to trap a brother and sister drug smuggling team.

Starring: Jack Warner, Nigel Patrick, Elizabeth Sellars, Terence Morgan, Greta Gynt, Theodore Bikel, Eric Pohlmann, Joyce Grenfell, Michael Hordern, James Gilbert ..
Directed by: Harold French
Release date: 1954-05-04
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Alaska Seas

Alaska Seas

6.1/10 IMDB

A crooked salmon fishermantries to steal his best friend's fiancée and put him out of business.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Jan Sterling, Brian Keith, Gene Barry, Ralph Dumke, Ross Bagdasarian, Fay Roope, Timothy Carey, Peter Coe, Aaron Spelling ..
Directed by: Jerry Hopper
Release date: 1954-01-27

The Fast and the Furious

5.3/10 IMDB

A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car, hostage and slip into a cross-border sports car race to try to make it to Mexico before the police get him.

Starring: John Ireland, Dorothy Malone, Bruce Carlisle, Iris Adrian, Marshall Bradford, Byrd Holland, Larry Thor, Henry Rowland, Jean Howell, Dick Pinner ..
Directed by: John Ireland, Edward Sampson
Release date: 1954-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Duffy of San Quentin

Duffy of San Quentin

6.7/10 IMDB

San Quentin's new warden crusades for reform and for a framed inmate who loves a nurse.

Starring: Louis Hayward, Joanne Dru, Paul Kelly, Maureen O'Sullivan, George Macready, Horace McMahon, Irving Bacon, Joel Fluellen, Joe Turkel, Jonathan Hale ..
Directed by: Walter Doniger
Release date: 1954-03-16
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Mickey Spillane's 'Mike Hammer!'

Mickey Spillane's 'Mike Hammer!'

6.6/10 IMDB

Pilot episode of an unreleased television series. Blake Edwards filmed and sent this first television attempt to film Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer in 1954, but the "pilot" went unsold and was archived because it was too naturalistic and violent for the small screen at the time. It was accidentally discovered, restored and posted on the Internet. Brian Keith stars as Mike Hammer.

Starring: Sara Paretsky, Gar Haywood, Stacy Keach, Otto Penzler, Parnell Hall, Loren Estleman, Walter Mosley, Mickey Spillane, Stephen Marlowe, Leonard Maltin ..
Directed by: Max Allan Collins, Blake Edwards
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : The Black Rider

The Black Rider

5.3/10 IMDB

When young reporter and amateur biker Jerry Marsh investigates a mysterious hooded figure on a motorbike, he discovers crooks hiding out in a ruined castle with atomic sabotage on their minds...

Starring: Jimmy Hanley, Rona Anderson, Leslie Dwyer, Lionel Jeffries, Kenneth Connor, Beatrice Varley, Michael Golden, Valerie Hanson ..
Directed by: Wolf Rilla
Release date: 1954-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Blackout


6.2/10 IMDB

When a beautiful girl offers Casey Morrow a lot of money for a mystery job, Morrow doesn't ask too many questions. But when the girl's father is found murdered the following day and Morrow's coat is soaked with blood perhaps a little more caution should have been exercised. An intriguing story of deception, greed and immorality.

Starring: Dane Clark, Belinda Lee, Betty Ann Davies, Eleanor Summerfield, Andrew Osborn, Harold Lang, Jill Melford, Alvys Maben, Michael Golden, Nora Gordon ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1954-03-19
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Black Tuesday

Black Tuesday

6.6/10 IMDB

Vicious gangster Vincent Canelli pulls off a daring prison escape just moments before going to the electric chair, taking with him Peter Manning – a bank robber and cop killer who was to die right after him. Taking several hostages along, they try to get their hands on the loot from Manning’s robbery to finance their escape from the country.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Peter Graves, Jean Parker, Milburn Stone, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Sylvia Findley, James Bell, Vic Perrin, Harry Bartell ..
Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
Release date: 1954-12-31
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Highway Dragnet

Highway Dragnet

6.3/10 IMDB

An ex-Marine on the lam from a murder charge. He hitches a ride from glamor-magazine photographer, who is travelling cross-country with her principal model. Tensions rise when the woman realize the man with them may be a killer.

Starring: Richard Conte, Joan Bennett, Wanda Hendrix, Reed Hadley, Mary Beth Hughes, Iris Adrian, Harry Harvey, Tom Hubbard, Frank Jenks, Murray Alper ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1954-01-20

Rogue Cop

6.6/10 IMDB

A police detective on the take tries to catch his brother's killer.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh, George Raft, Steve Forrest, Anne Francis, Robert Ellenstein, Robert F. Simon, Anthony Ross, Alan Hale Jr., Peter Brocco ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1954-09-17
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : River Beat

River Beat

6.2/10 IMDB

British diamond smugglers use the radiowoman (Phyllis Kirk) from a freighter docked on the Thames to unwittingly "mule" their swag, hidden in cigarettes, past customs, not knowing that she has befriended an Inspector for the Thames River Patrol.

Starring: John Bentley, Phyllis Kirk, Leonard White, Glyn Houston, Patrick Jordan, Harold Ayer, David Hurst, Charles Lloyd Pack, Robert Ayres, Ewan Roberts ..
Directed by: Guy Green
Release date: 1954-02-01
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Meet Mr. Callaghan

Meet Mr. Callaghan

6.0/10 IMDB

A young woman is framed for the murder of a wealthy man who met his death at the hands of his heirs.

Starring: Derrick De Marney, Harriette Johns, Adrienne Corri, Peter Neil, John Miller, Robert Adair, Delphi Lawrence, Michael Balfour, Larry Burns, Michael Partridge ..
Directed by: Charles Saunders
Release date: 1954-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Cry Vengeance

Cry Vengeance

6.4/10 IMDB

Ex-cop Vic Barron crossed the wrong mobsters; his wife and child were killed and he himself scarred, framed and imprisoned. On release, Vic has but one desire, revenge on still-hiding Tino Morelli.

Starring: Mark Stevens, Martha Hyer, Skip Homeier, Joan Vohs, Douglas Kennedy, Cheryl Callaway, Mort Mills, Warren Douglas, Lewis Martin, Don Haggerty ..
Directed by: Mark Stevens
Release date: 1954-11-24
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : The Long Wait

The Long Wait

6.5/10 IMDB

Soon after thumbing a ride from a truck driver, Johnny McBride is badly burned and suffers from complete amnesia when the vehicle he’s riding in blows a tire and goes over an embankment in a fiery blaze. McBride later receives a tip from an acquaintance that a photo of him was placed prominently in the window of a photography studio in a town called Lyncastle, so Johnny immediately leaves for the burg in the hopes that something there will jog his memory.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, Gene Evans, Peggie Castle, Mary Ellen Kay, Shirley Patterson, Dolores Donlon, Barry Kelley, James Millican, Bruno VeSota ..
Directed by: Victor Saville
Release date: 1954-05-26

Meet Mr. Malcolm

5.6/10 IMDB

Celebrated crime writer Colin Knowles finds himself at the centre of a baffling real-life mystery when his estranged wife Louie asks for his help. Her new boss has gone missing at his grand country home -- and when his body is found, the hunt is on for a devious and twisted murderer. Sinister letters from London refer to a 'double crime'. Who will be the killer's next victim?

Starring: Adrianne Allen, Sarah Lawson, Richard Gale, Duncan Lamont, Meredith Edwards, Nigel Green ..
Directed by: Daniel Birt
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Dangerous Voyage

Dangerous Voyage

5.7/10 IMDB

Intrigue and smuggling in the English Channel.

Starring: William Lundigan, Naomi Chance, Vincent Ball, Jean Lodge, Kenneth Henry ..
Directed by: Vernon Sewell
Release date: 1954-09-03
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Time Is My Enemy

Time Is My Enemy

6.3/10 IMDB

A happily-married woman is blackmailed by her first husband, who she wrongly believed was killed in the Blitz.

Starring: Dennis Price, Renée Asherson, Susan Shaw, Patrick Barr, Bonar Colleano, Dandy Nichols, Alfie Bass, Agnes Lauchlan, Brenda Hogan ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1954-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Final Appointment

Final Appointment

6.0/10 IMDB

A pair of reporters try to discover the link between three unsolved, seemingly isolated murders. The only connection between them is they all took place on the same day in three successive years. The police don't trust their instincts - but as 10th July nears again, a solicitor has started receiving threatening letters...

Starring: John Bentley, Eleanor Summerfield, Hubert Gregg, Liam Redmond, Jean Lodge, Meredith Edwards, Sam Kydd, Charles Farrell, Arthur Lowe, Peter Bathurst ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1954-10-01
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Five Days

Five Days

6.1/10 IMDB

A man pays a hitman to kill him. Circumstances change and he tries to call off the hit but he has trouble getting the deal killed.

Starring: Dane Clark, Cecile Chevreau, Paul Carpenter, Thea Gregory, Anthony Forwood, Howard Marion-Crawford, Arthur Young, Arnold Diamond, Peter Gawthorne, Charles Hawtrey ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully
Release date: 1954-06-25
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : The Human Jungle

The Human Jungle

5.9/10 IMDB

Danforth is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle.

Starring: Gary Merrill, Jan Sterling, Regis Toomey, Lamont Johnson, Patrick Waltz, Chuck Connors, Claude Akins, Paula Raymond, Emile Meyer, Henry Kulky ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1954-10-03
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Radio Cab Murder

Radio Cab Murder

6.2/10 IMDB

Fred Martin, a taxi driver who is a reformed convict, is used by the police to go undercover in order to help catch a gang of safe robbers. However things start to go wrong when the police stake out the wrong bank and Fred finds himself alone with the crooks.

Starring: Jimmy Hanley, Sonia Holm, Jack Allen, Sam Kydd, Frank Thornton, Lana Morris, Michael Mellinger, Charles Morgan, Bruce Beeby, Rupert Evans ..
Directed by: Vernon Sewell
Release date: 1954-10-01

Face the Music

5.6/10 IMDB

A famed trumpet player is suspected of murdering a blues singer. Using only two minor clues, he narrows the suspects to four people, but only after surviving poison placed on the mouthpiece of his trumpet!

Starring: Alex Nicol, Eleanor Summerfield, John Salew, Paul Carpenter, Geoffrey Keen, Ann Hanslip, Fred Johnson, Martin Boddey, Arthur Lane, Paula Byrne ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1954-01-29
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : The Miami Story

The Miami Story

6.2/10 IMDB

Fed up with the raising crime in Miami, the police chief and the leading members of the city council hire a former Miami gangster, gone straight, to help eliminate the biggest crime syndicate in the city.

Starring: Barry Sullivan, Luther Adler, John Baer, Adele Jergens, Beverly Garland, Dan Riss, Damian O'Flynn, Chris Alcaide, Gene Darcy, George E. Stone ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1954-05-03
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : The Diamond Wizard

The Diamond Wizard

5.7/10 IMDB

While in London trying to nab several fugitives who stole a million dollars from a U.S. Treasury vault, American federal agent Dennison (Dennis O'Keefe) assists Scotland Yard Insp. McClaren (Philip Friend) in his search for a missing atomic scientist (Paul Hardtmuth). The detective duo discovers that the key to solving both cases may rest with the scientist's daughter (Margaret Sheridan) and her fascinating diamond.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Margaret Sheridan, Philip Friend, Alan Wheatley, Francis de Wolff, Eric Berry, Gudrun Ure ..
Directed by: Dennis O'Keefe, Montgomery Tully
Release date: 1954-04-01
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Burnt Evidence

Burnt Evidence

5.8/10 IMDB

Duncan Lamont plays Jane Hylton's jealous husband. In a confrontation, Lamont accidentally shoots Hylton's lover. Convinced that he's a murderer, he heads for the hills as a police hunt begins... Classic British thriller from the creator of Dixon Of Dock Green.

Starring: Jane Hylton, Duncan Lamont, Donald Gray, Meredith Edwards, Cyril Smith, Irene Handl, Hugo Schuster, Kynaston Reeves, Hugh Moxey ..
Directed by: Daniel Birt
Release date: 1954-01-01

A Bullet Is Waiting

5.5/10 IMDB

A plane carrying a sheriff and a man indicted for manslaughter is wrecked on a lonely California beach and the prisoner manages to escape, after a struggle, only to be taken in hand by the female manager of a remote sheep ranch.

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Jean Simmons, Stephen McNally, Brian Aherne ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1954-09-04
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Hell's Outpost

Hell's Outpost

5.9/10 IMDB

A returning Korean War vet becomes embroiled in a fight over possession of a tungsten mine.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Joan Leslie, John Russell, Chill Wills, Ben Cooper, Kristine Miller, Jim Davis, Barton MacLane, Oliver Blake, Taylor Holmes ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1954-12-15
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : The Green Buddha

The Green Buddha

5.5/10 IMDB

Yankee charter pilot Morris inadvertently finds himself in the midst of thieves who have purloined a costly antique jade figure from an exhibit. He tracks the thieves to Battersea, where he rescues the fair Germaine from their unsavory clutches, and the Buddha boosters gain only jaded justice.

Starring: Wayne Morris, Mary Germaine, Marcia Ashton, Mary Merrall, Walter Rilla, Leslie Linder, Percy Herbert, Wolf Frees, Kenneth Griffith, Victor Platt ..
Directed by: John Lemont
Release date: 1954-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1954 : Dangerous Cargo

Dangerous Cargo

5.4/10 IMDB

Inspired by the real events of the attempted heist at Heathrow Airport in 1952, a criminal tricks an old friend into giving away the location of a shipment of gold bullion so he and his gang can steal it.

Starring: Jack Watling, Susan Stephen, Karl Stepanek, Richard Pearson, Terence Alexander, John Le Mesurier, Ballard Berkeley, Genine Graham, John Longden, Trevor Reid ..
Directed by: John Harlow
Release date: 1954-05-01

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