Best Crime Movies of 1955


The Night of the Hunter

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

The Trouble with Harry

7.1/10 IMDB

Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. The problem is that almost everyone in town thinks that they had something to do with his death.

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

Killer's Kiss

6.7/10 IMDB

The film revolves around Davey Gordon (Jamie Smith), 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: 1955-09-21
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Bobby Ware Is Missing

Bobby Ware Is Missing

7.5/10 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 ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1955-10-23

Double Jeopardy

6.2/10 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

The Big Tip Off

6.8/10 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 ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1955-03-20
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Stolen Assignment

Stolen Assignment

5.9/10 IMDB

Henry Crossley is an artist whose wife is spending a week's holiday with her aunt. But when her aunt comes to see him, worried because her niece has not arrived, a police investigation into her disappearance begins. It seems that Henry was fully occupied at the time his wife went missing; but is his alibi completely truthful?

Starring: John Bentley, Hy Hazell, Eddie Byrne, Patrick Holt, Joyce Carey, Kay Callard, Jessica Cairns, Charles Farrell, Violet Gould, Michael Ellison ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1955-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Little Red Monkey

Little Red Monkey

5.9/10 IMDB

Several murders of nuclear scientists, that baffles Scotland Yard, occur in London about the same time that Bill Locklin, a special officer from the United States State Department, arrives to oversee the transfer of Professor Leon Dushenko, a Russian scientist who as fled the U.S.S.R. An attempt is made on Dushenko's life with a monkey's paw-print found at the scene.

Starring: Richard Conte, Rona Anderson, Russell Napier, Sylva Langova ..
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1955-06-03
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : Tiger by the Tail

Tiger by the Tail

5.5/10 IMDB

On the first night of his London assignment, newsagency reporter John Desmonmd becomes heavily involved with enigmatic Anna Ray. The affair ends when she is shot struggling for a gun she has pulled on him. This is only the start of his troubles, as Anna worked for a criminal organisation who know Desmond has now got her valuable contacts list.

Starring: Larry Parks, Constance Smith, Lisa Daniely, Cyril Chamberlain, Thora Hird ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1955-09-19
Best Crime Movies of 1955 : The Delavine Affair

The Delavine Affair

5.6/10 IMDB

Peter Reynolds stars as Rex Banner, a newspaperman who makes it his life's mission to track down a vicious gang of thieves. When his informant winds up dead, Rex finds himself framed for murder.

Starring: Peter Reynolds, Honor Blackman, Gordon Jackson, Michael Balfour, Valerie Vernon, Katie Johnson, Peter Neil, Laurie Main, Peter Swanwick, Mark Daly ..
Directed by: Douglas Peirce
Release date: 1955-01-03

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