Best Crime Movies of 1955

1.

The Night of the Hunter

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Billy Chapin, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Sally Jane Bruce, Evelyn Varden, Don Beddoe, Gloria Castillo, Peter Graves ..
Directed by: Charles Laughton
Release date: 1955-08-26
2.

To Catch a Thief

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

An ex-thief is accused of enacting a new crime spree, so to clear his name he sets off to catch the new thief, who’s imitating his signature style.

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel, Brigitte Auber, Jean Martinelli, Georgette Anys, René Blancard, William 'Wee Willie' Davis ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1955-08-03
3.

Bad Day at Black Rock

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

One-armed war veteran John J. Macreedy steps off a train at the sleepy little town of Black Rock. Once there, he begins to unravel a web of lies, secrecy, and murder.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Dean Jagger, John Ericson, Russell Collins, Walter Sande ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1955-01-13
4.

The Ladykillers

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Five oddball criminals planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, Katie Johnson, Jack Warner, Philip Stainton, Frankie Howerd, Madge Brindley ..
Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
Release date: 1955-12-08
5.

The Desperate Hours

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they're holding hostage.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott, Dewey Martin, Gig Young, Mary Murphy, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton, Alan Reed ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1955-10-05
6.

The Man with the Golden Arm

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker, Arnold Stang, Darren McGavin, Robert Strauss, John Conte, Doro Merande, George E. Stone, George Mathews ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1955-12-26
7.

The Trouble with Harry

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

When a local man's corpse appears on a nearby hillside, no one is quite sure what happened to him. Many of the town's residents secretly wonder if they are responsible, including the man's ex-wife, Jennifer, and Capt. Albert Wiles, a retired seaman who was hunting in the woods where the body was found. As the no-nonsense sheriff gets involved and local artist Sam Marlowe offers his help, the community slowly unravels the mystery.

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Mildred Natwick, Mildred Dunnock, Jerry Mathers, Royal Dano, Parker Fennelly, Barry Macollum, Dwight Marfield ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1955-10-03
8.

Guys and Dolls

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancée, Adelaide, wants him to go legit and marry her.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine, Robert Keith, Stubby Kaye, Sheldon Leonard, Regis Toomey, Danny Dayton, George E. Stone ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1955-12-23
9.

Killer's Kiss

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

The film revolves around Davey Gordon, a 29 year old welterweight New York boxer in the end of his career, and his relationship with a dancer and her violent employer.

Starring: Frank Silvera, Jamie Smith, Irene Kane, Jerry Jarrett, Mike Dana, Felice Orlandi, Shaun O'Brien, Barbara Brand ..
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1955-10-01
10.

We're No Angels

4.6
7.4/10 IMDB

Three convicts escape from prison on Devil's Island just before Christmas and arrive at a nearby French colonial town. They go to the store of the Ducotels, the only store that gives supplies on credit. They initially intend to take advantage of them but have a change of heart after they find the family is in financial troubles.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, Peter Ustinov, Joan Bennett, Basil Rathbone, John Baer, Gloria Talbott, Leo G. Carroll, Lea Penman, John Smith ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1955-07-07
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : The Big Combo
11.

The Big Combo

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

Police Lt. Leonard Diamond vies to bring a clever, well connected, and sadistic gangster to justice all the while obsessing over the gangster's girlfriend.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy, Richard Conte, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Robert Middleton, Helen Walker, Jay Adler, John Hoyt ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1955-02-13
12.

Blackboard Jungle

4.5
7.4/10 IMDB

Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the pupils. He is subjected to violence as well as duplicitous schemes.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes, John Hoyt, Richard Kiley, Emile Meyer, Warner Anderson ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1955-03-25
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Mr. Arkadin
13.

Mr. Arkadin

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Claiming that he doesn't know his own past, a rich man enlists an ex-con with an odd bit of detective work. Gregory Arkadin says he can't remember anything before the late 1920s, and convict Guy Van Stratten is happy to take the job of exploring his new acquaintance's life story. Guy's research turns up stunning details about his employer's past, and as his work seems linked to untimely deaths, the mystery surrounding Mr. Arkadin deepens.

Starring: Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina, Akim Tamiroff, Mischa Auer, Paola Mori, Peter van Eyck, Grégoire Aslan, Katina Paxinou, Suzanne Flon ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1955-03-01
14.

The Phenix City Story

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.

Starring: John McIntire, Richard Kiley, Kathryn Grant, Edward Andrews, Lenka Peterson, Biff McGuire, Truman Smith, Jean Carson, Kathy Marlowe, John Larch ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1955-07-19
15.

House of Bamboo

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Eddie Kenner is given a special assignment by the Army to get the inside story on Sandy Dawson, a former GI who has formed a gang of fellow servicemen and Japanese locals.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell, Brad Dexter, Sessue Hayakawa, Biff Elliot, Sandro Giglio, Elko Hanabusa, John Doucette ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1955-07-01
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Violent Saturday
16.

Violent Saturday

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.

Starring: Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally, Virginia Leith, Tommy Noonan, Lee Marvin, Margaret Hayes, J. Carrol Naish, Sylvia Sidney, Ernest Borgnine ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1955-04-01
17.

Illegal

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A hugely successful DA goes into private practice after sending a man to the chair -- only to find out later he was innocent. Now the drunken attorney only seems to represent criminals and low lifes.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield, Albert Dekker, Howard St. John, Ellen Corby, Edward Platt, Jan Merlin, Robert Ellenstein ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1955-10-09
18.

Dementia

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Shot entirely without dialogue and filled with suggestive violence and psycho-sexual imagery, it's like a skid row expressionist thriller following the nocturnal prowling of a young woman haunted by homicidal guilt.

Starring: Adrienne Barrett, Ben Roseman, Bruno VeSota, Ed Hinkle, Richard Barron, Shelley Berman, Ed McMahon, Angelo Rossitto, Lucille Rowland, Jebbie VeSota ..
Directed by: John Parker
Release date: 1955-12-22
19.

Cast a Dark Shadow

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

Edward "Teddy" Bare is a ruthless schemer who thinks he's hit the big time when he kills his older wife, believing he will inherit a fortune. When things don't go according to plan, Teddy sets his sights on a new victim: wealthy widow Freda Jeffries. Unfortunately for the unscrupulous criminal, Freda is much more guarded and sassy than his last wife, making separating her from her money considerably more challenging.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh, Kathleen Harrison, Robert Flemyng, Mona Washbourne, Philip Stainton, Walter Hudd, Lita Roza, Victor Harrington ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1955-09-20
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Big House, U.S.A.
20.

Big House, U.S.A.

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A tough and realistic crime drama unfolds as merciless kidnapper Jerry Barker (Ralph Meeker) demands ransom paid against a young runaway whose fate lands Barker in Casabel Island Prison.

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, Reed Hadley, William Talman, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Bronson, Felicia Farr, Roy Roberts, Willis Bouchey, Peter J. Votrian ..
Directed by: Howard W. Koch
Release date: 1955-03-03
21.

The Big Knife

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Movie star Charlie Castle draws the ire of Hollywood producer Stanley Hoff when he refuses to sign a new seven-year contract. Castle is sick of the low quality of the studio's films and wants to start a new life. While his estranged wife supports him in the decision, Castle's talent agent urges him to reconsider. When Castle continues to be uncooperative, Hoff resorts to blackmail in order to get his way.

Starring: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen, Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters, Ilka Chase, Everett Sloane, Wesley Addy, Paul Langton ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1955-10-25
22.

Tight Spot

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A former model, serving time in prison, becomes a key witness in a trial against a notorious gangster. She is put under protective watch by the District Attorney in a posh hotel, but the crime kingpin makes attempts to get to her.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith, Lorne Greene, Eve McVeagh, Lucy Marlow, Katherine Anderson, Allen Nourse, Peter Leeds, Doye O'Dell ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1955-03-19
23.

I Died a Thousand Times

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

After aging criminal Roy Earle is released from prison he decides to pull one last heist before retiring — by robbing a resort hotel.

Starring: Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson, Lee Marvin, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Lon Chaney Jr., Earl Holliman, Perry Lopez, Richard Davalos, Howard St. John ..
Directed by: Stuart Heisler
Release date: 1955-11-09
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Pete Kelly's Blues
24.

Pete Kelly's Blues

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

In 1927, a Kansas City, Missouri cornet player and his band perform nightly at a seedy speakeasy until a racketeer tries to extort them in exchange for protection.

Starring: Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien, Peggy Lee, Andy Devine, Lee Marvin, Ella Fitzgerald, Martin Milner, Than Wyenn, Herbert Ellis ..
Directed by: Jack Webb
Release date: 1955-07-31
25.

Women's Prison

3.2
6.5/10 IMDB

A crusading psychiatrist battles a sadistic female warden to improve conditions at a women's prison.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Jan Sterling, Cleo Moore, Audrey Totter, Phyllis Thaxter, Howard Duff, Warren Stevens, Barry Kelley, Gertrude Michael, Vivian Marshall ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1955-02-01
26.

Female on the Beach

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

Lynn Markham moves into her late husband's beach house the morning after former tenant Eloise Crandall fell from the cliff. To her annoyance, Lynn finds both her real estate agent and Drummond Hall, her beachcomber neighbor, making themselves quite at home. Lynn soon has no doubts of what her scheming neighbors are up to, but she finds Drummond's physical charms hard to resist. And she still doesn't know what really happened to Eloise.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Jeff Chandler, Jan Sterling, Cecil Kellaway, Judith Evelyn, Charles Drake, Natalie Schafer, Stuart Randall, Marjorie Bennett, Romo Vincent ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1955-08-19
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Bobby Ware Is Missing
27.

Bobby Ware Is Missing

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

This suspense film revolves around the crime of child abduction. The parents of the missing child undertake a feverish search for their son. The police are contacted, and a ransom letter is received.

Starring: Neville Brand, Arthur Franz, Jean Willes, Walter Reed, Paul Picerni, Kim Charney, Thorpe Whiteman, Peter Leeds, Richard Crane, Lesley Harrison ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1955-10-23
28.

Creature with the Atom Brain

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

Murders, with victims dying from spines broken by brute strength, erupt in the city and the killers, when encountered, walk away unharmed by police bullets which strike them. A police doctor's investigation of the deaths leads to the discovery of an army of dead criminal musclemen restored to life, remotely controlled by a vengeful former crime boss and a former Nazi scientist, from the latter's laboratory hidden in the suburbs.

Starring: Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, S. John Launer, Michael Granger, Gregory Gaye, Linda Bennett, Charles Evans, Tris Coffin, Pierre Watkin, Harry Lauter ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1955-07-01
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Crashout
29.

Crashout

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison, then set out on a long, dangerous journey by foot, car, train and truck to retrieve Duff's bank loot. En route, as they touch the lives of "regular folks," each has his own rendezvous with destiny.

Starring: William Bendix, Arthur Kennedy, Luther Adler, William Talman, Gene Evans, Marshall Thompson, Beverly Michaels, Gloria Talbott, Adam Williams, Percy Helton ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1955-03-01
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Six Bridges to Cross
30.

Six Bridges to Cross

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Follow the evolution of a small time juvenile delinquent hood to a big time racketeer. Based on the famous 1950 Brinks Robbery in Boston that netted the crooks $2.5 million. The story delves into the psychology of the perpetrators, as well as the intricate mechanics of the hold-up.

Starring: Tony Curtis, George Nader, Julie Adams, Jay C. Flippen, Sal Mineo, Jan Merlin, Richard Castle, William Murphy, Kendall Clark, Don Keefer ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1955-01-21
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Colonel March Investigates
31.

Colonel March Investigates

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

This is a feature-length compilation of three short episodes taken from a TV series called 'Colonel March of Scotland Yard' (1954-56, 26 episodes) starring Boris Karloff as Colonel March, head of Scotland Yard's Department D.3, otherwise known as The Bureau of Queer Complaints.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts, Joan Sims, Richard Wattis, Sheila Burrell, Anthony Forwood, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Patricia Owens, John Hewer, Roger Maxwell ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1955-08-22
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Chicago Syndicate
32.

Chicago Syndicate

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

An ex-military accountant is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate the mob in Chicago in an attempt to break open the rackets. To complicate his job, two women stand in his way, each with their own agenda.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Abbe Lane, Paul Stewart, Allison Hayes, Xavier Cugat, Richard H. Cutting, Chris Alcaide, William Challee, Carroll McComas, Hugh Sanders ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1955-07-01
33.

New York Confidential

2.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Story follows the rise and subsequent fall of the notorious head of a New York crime family, who decides to testify against his pals in order to avoid being killed by his fellow cohorts.

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Richard Conte, Marilyn Maxwell, Anne Bancroft, J. Carrol Naish, Onslow Stevens, Barry Kelley, Mike Mazurki, Celia Lovsky, Herbert Heyes ..
Directed by: Russell Rouse
Release date: 1955-02-15
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Dial Red O
34.

Dial Red O

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

The first of the five films where Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant in the L.A Sheriff's department, Dial Red "O" (the correct title with the number 0 (zero), as on a telephone dial, shown in ") opens with war-torn veteran Ralph Wyatt getting word that his wife is divorcing him, and he flees the psychiatric ward of the veteran's hospital, wanting to talk to her. His escape touches off an all-out manhunt, led by Lieutenant Andy Flynn of the sheriff's department.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Helene Stanley, Keith Larsen, Paul Picerni, Jack Kruschen, Elaine Riley, Robert Bice, Rick Vallin, George Eldredge, John Phillips ..
Directed by: Daniel B. Ullman
Release date: 1955-03-13
35.

Portrait of Alison

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

An actress and an artist are linked by his brother to deadly smugglers sought by Scotland Yard.

Starring: Terry Moore, Robert Beatty, William Sylvester, Josephine Griffin, Geoffrey Keen, Allan Cuthbertson, Henry Oscar, William Lucas, Terence Alexander, Bruno Barnabe ..
Directed by: Guy Green
Release date: 1955-11-29
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Shack Out on 101
36.

Shack Out on 101

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A greasy spoon diner provides a base for a spy smuggling nuclear secrets.

Starring: Terry Moore, Frank Lovejoy, Keenan Wynn, Lee Marvin, Whit Bissell, Jess Barker, Donald Murphy, Frank De Kova, Len Lesser, Fred Gabourie ..
Directed by: Edward Dein
Release date: 1955-12-04
37.

The Toughest Man Alive

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

This adventurous crime drama is set in exotic Latin America and chronicles a lawman's attempt to bust up the ring of Yankee gun-smugglers who have been supplying arms to war-torn Central America. To stop them, the American agent must masquerade as a smuggler and join the gang. Meanwhile a young revolutionary is captivated by the brave words of her leader and pretends to be a singer while she looks for smugglers to sell her the weapons her group so badly needs. The agent is doing well until the smuggler he impersonates shows up and blows his cover. Fortunately, the authorities arrive before the agent is killed.

Starring: Dane Clark, Lita Milan, Anthony Caruso, Ross Elliott, Myrna Dell, Thomas Browne Henry, Paul Levitt, John Eldredge, Dehl Berti, Jonathan Seymour ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1955-11-16
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Storm Fear
38.

Storm Fear

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A wounded bank robber takes over his brother's home.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Dan Duryea, Lee Grant, David Stollery, Dennis Weaver, Steven Hill ..
Directed by: Cornel Wilde
Release date: 1955-12-16
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Track the Man Down
39.

Track the Man Down

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

A newspaper reporter finds himself drawn into the aftermath of a racetrack robbery.

Starring: Kent Taylor, Petula Clark, George Rose, Kenneth Griffith, Ursula Howells, Renée Houston, Walter Rilla ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1955-06-06
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Cell 2455 Death Row
40.

Cell 2455 Death Row

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A Death Row inmate uses his prison law studies to fight for his life. Based on a true story.

Starring: William Campbell, R. Wright Campbell, Marian Carr, Kathryn Grant, Vince Edwards, Allen Nourse, Diane DeLaire, Bart Braverman, Paul Dubov, Tyler MacDuff ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1955-04-19
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Double Jeopardy
41.

Double Jeopardy

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Marc Hill is the attorney for Emmet Devrey, a real estate developer with a past, who is being blackmailed by his former partner Sam Baggett. When Sam's unfaithful wife Marge cooks up a scheme with her used car salesman lover Jeff Calder to bilk both Devrey and her alcoholic husband, Sam is killed and Devrey is accused of the crime. Mark is called to prove his employers innocence.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Gale Robbins, Allison Hayes, Jack Kelly, John Litel, Robert Armstrong, John Gallaudet, Robert Nelson, Minerva Urecal, Tom Powers ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1955-06-23
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : A Life in the Balance
42.

A Life in the Balance

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

A widower's young son leads the police to a killer of sinners in Mexico City.

Starring: Ricardo Montalban, Anne Bancroft, Lee Marvin, José Pérez, Rodolfo Acosta, Carlos Múzquiz, Jorge Treviño, José Torvay, Eva Calvo, Fanny Schiller ..
Directed by: Harry Horner, Rafael Portillo
Release date: 1955-07-01
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Finger Man
43.

Finger Man

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

An ex-con is inspired to go undercover and "finger" the mob after finding out his sister is hooked on illegal drugs.

Starring: Frank Lovejoy, Forrest Tucker, Peggie Castle, Timothy Carey, John Cliff, William F. Leicester, Glen Gordon, John Close, Hugh Sanders, Evelyn Eaton ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster
Release date: 1955-06-15
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : One Way Out
44.

One Way Out

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A tragedy played in standard cops and robbers costume. A policeman faced with deep moral choices finds that once he's set foot on the path of corruption he is trapped by an ever more complex web of lies and intrigue. A lifetime of personal honour is at stake and we wonder if redemption is possible.

Starring: Jill Adams, Eddie Byrne, Lyndon Brook, John Chandos, Olive Milbourn, Arthur Lowe, Doris Gilmore, Anne Valery, Nicholas Tanner, John Bushelle ..
Directed by: Francis Searle
Release date: 1955-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : The Crooked Web
45.

The Crooked Web

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Undercover agents investigate a murderer in Chicago.

Starring: Frank Lovejoy, Mari Blanchard, Richard Denning, John Mylong, Harry Lauter, Steven Ritch, Lou Merrill ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1955-11-30
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Murder Is My Beat
46.

Murder Is My Beat

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Mr. Dean's body is found face down in the fireplace, burned beyond recognition. Nightclub-singer Eden Lane is convicted of the crime. She is escorted to prison by one of the arresting detectives when she convinces him that she just spotted the murderer outside their train.

Starring: Paul Langton, Barbara Payton, Robert Shayne, Selena Royle, Roy Gordon, Tracey Roberts, Kate MacKenna, Harry Harvey, Jay Adler ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1955-02-27
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : They Can't Hang Me
47.

They Can't Hang Me

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

A murderer hopes to escape his death sentence by identifying the leaders of a spy ring.

Starring: Terence Morgan, Yolande Donlan, Anthony Oliver, André Morell, Reginald Beckwith, Ursula Howells, Guido Lorraine, Basil Dignam, Raymond Rollett, Fred Johnson ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1955-10-01
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : The Big Tip Off
48.

The Big Tip Off

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A newspaper man uses a mobster's tips to get the scoop on gangster activities.

Starring: Richard Conte, Constance Smith, Bruce Bennett, Cathy Downs, James Millican, Dick Benedict, Sam Flint, Mary Carroll, Murray Alper, Lela Bliss ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1955-03-20
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : The Gold Express
49.

The Gold Express

2.5
5.4/10 IMDB

Claustrophobic train-set comedy-thriller (produced by H.G. Wells son) with an ace reporter coming up against crooks intent on stealing a gold shipment on the Scotland to London express. A scatterbrained scientist, a gun-toting dame with revenge on her mind and a pair of eccentric spinster crime novelists – who steal the film – round out the motley band of passengers who cross the path of our intrepid hero as he tries to get his big scoop.

Starring: Vernon Gray, Ann Walford, May Hallatt, Ivy St. Helier, Patrick Boxill, John Serret, Delphi Lawrence, Delene Scott, Charles Rolfe, Percy Herbert ..
Directed by: Colin Bell, Guy Fergusson
Release date: 1955-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Sudden Danger
50.

Sudden Danger

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Detective Andy Doyle suspects that a suicide is actually a murder. He suspects the victim's son, Wallace who is blind and he pursues him until he gets to the truth.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Tom Drake, Beverly Garland, Dayton Lummis, Helene Stanton, Minerva Urecal, Lucien Littlefield, John Close, Pierre Watkin, Ralph Gamble ..
Directed by: Hubert Cornfield
Release date: 1955-12-14

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