Best Crime Movies of 1957

1.

Witness for the Prosecution

6.8
8.4/10 IMDB

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits—but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, John Williams, Henry Daniell, Ian Wolfe, Torin Thatcher, Norma Varden, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1957-12-17
2.

Love in the Afternoon

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Lovestruck conservatory student Ariane pretends to be just as much a cosmopolitan lover as the worldly mature Frank Flannagan hoping that l’amour will take hold.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver, Van Doude, Lise Bourdin, Olga Valéry, Jean Ozenne, Paul Bonifas, Moustache ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1957-05-29
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Hell Drivers
3.

Hell Drivers

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

An ex-con trying to go clean ends up working for a crooked trucking company swindling money.

Starring: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan, William Hartnell, Wilfrid Lawson, Sid James, Jill Ireland, Alfie Bass, Gordon Jackson ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1957-07-23
4.

Man in the Shadow

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

In effect, modern cow town Spurline is run by Virgil Renchler, owner of the Golden Empire Ranch. One night, two of Virgil's henchmen go a little too far and beat a "bracero" ranch hand to death. Faced with an obvious cover-up and opposition on every hand, sheriff Ben Sadler is goaded into investigating. His unlikely ally: Renchler's lovely, self-willed and overprotected daughter. Will Ben survive Renchler's wrath?

Starring: Orson Welles, Jeff Chandler, Colleen Miller, James Gleason, Paul Fix, Ben Alexander, Barbara Lawrence, John Larch, Royal Dano, Leo Gordon ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1957-12-12
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Time Without Pity
5.

Time Without Pity

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Jennie, with whom he spent a weekend at the English country home of the parents of his friend Brian Stanford. Alec’s father, David Graham, a not-so-successful writer and alcoholic who has neglected his son in the past, flies in from Canada to visit his son on death row. David then goes on a quest to try and clear his son’s name while battling “the bottle.”

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern, Paul Daneman, Peter Cushing, Alec McCowen, Renée Houston, Lois Maxwell, Richard Wordsworth, George Devine ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1957-03-21
6.

The Brothers Rico

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Eddie Rico, the erstwhile bookkeeper for a big Mafia boss, is now making a living as an honest merchant in Florida with his family. Things go sour when the police start a search for his syndicate-linked brothers who are on the lam after a big hit, forcing Eddie to get involved with the Mafia again.

Starring: Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant, Larry Gates, James Darren, Argentina Brunetti, Lamont Johnson, Harry Bellaver, Paul Picerni, Paul Dubov ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1957-09-01
7.

The Garment Jungle

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Alan Mitchell returns to New York to work for his father Walter, the owner of a fashion house that designs and manufactures dresses. To stay non-union, Walter has hired Artie Ravidge, a hood who uses strong-arm tactics to keep the employees in line.

Starring: Lee J. Cobb, Kerwin Mathews, Gia Scala, Richard Boone, Valerie French, Robert Loggia, Joseph Wiseman, Harold J. Stone, Adam Williams, Wesley Addy ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich, Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1957-05-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The River's Edge
8.

The River's Edge

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A murderous thief on the run with stolen loot forces a poor rancher to guide him across the desert into Mexico. Accompanying them is the rancher's wife, who happens to be the killer's former girlfriend.

Starring: Ray Milland, Anthony Quinn, Debra Paget, Harry Carey, Jr., Chubby Johnson, Byron Foulger, Tom McKee, Frank Gerstle, Lee Morgan ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1957-04-11
9.

The Burglar

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

Burglar Nat Harbin and his two associates set their sights on wealthy spiritualist Sister Sarah, who has inherited a fortune -- including a renowned emerald necklace -- from a Philadelphia financier. Using Nat's female ward, Gladden, to pose as an admirer and case the mansion where the woman lives, they set up a perfect break-in. Things get complicated afterwards.

Starring: Dan Duryea, Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers, Peter Capell, Mickey Shaughnessy, Wendell K. Phillips, Phoebe Mackay, Stewart Bradley, John Facenda, Sam Elber ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1957-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Across the Bridge
10.

Across the Bridge

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

In Mexico, a financier on the run poses as a man he just murdered, only to find out that the man was also a murderer.

Starring: Rod Steiger, David Knight, Marla Landi, Noel Willman, Bernard Lee, Eric Pohlmann, Alan Gifford, Ingeborg von Kusserow, Bill Nagy, Faith Brook ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1957-08-20
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : How to Murder a Rich Uncle
11.

How to Murder a Rich Uncle

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A broke British nobleman (Nigel Patrick) targets his Canadian uncle (Charles Coburn), but other relatives get in the way.

Starring: Nigel Patrick, Charles Coburn, Wendy Hiller, Katie Johnson, Anthony Newley, Athene Seyler, Kenneth Fortescue, Paddy Webster, Michael Caine, Noel Hood ..
Directed by: Nigel Patrick
Release date: 1957-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Plunder Road
12.

Plunder Road

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A spectacular heist starts to unravel as the crooks take it on the lam.

Starring: Gene Raymond, Jeanne Cooper, Wayne Morris, Elisha Cook Jr., Stafford Repp, Steven Ritch, Harry Tyler, Nora Hayden, Helene Heigh, Charles J. Conrad ..
Directed by: Hubert Cornfield
Release date: 1957-12-05
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Fortune Is a Woman
13.

Fortune Is a Woman

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

An insurance man discovers his ex-girlfriend and her husband's art-forgery/arson scam.

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Arlene Dahl, Dennis Price, Violet Farebrother, Ian Hunter, Malcolm Keen, Geoffrey Keen, Patrick Holt, John Robinson, Michael Goodliffe ..
Directed by: Sidney Gilliat
Release date: 1957-03-13
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Baby Face Nelson
14.

Baby Face Nelson

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Famed Depression-era gangster “Baby Face Nelson” (Mickey Rooney) robs and kills while accompanied by his beautiful moll (Carolyn Jones).

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Carolyn Jones, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo Gordon, Anthony Caruso, Jack Elam, John Hoyt, Ted de Corsia, Elisha Cook Jr., Duke Mitchell ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1957-12-11
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Portland Exposé
15.

Portland Exposé

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

The owner of a tavern is pressured by the local mob to go into business with them, and figures it's better all around if he does that rather than cause trouble. However, when he starts to see what kind of place his nice little neighborhood bar is turning into, and when one of the mob's goons tries to rape his daughter, he decides to fight them.

Starring: Edward Binns, Carolyn Craig, Virginia Gregg, Lawrence Dobkin, Frank Gorshin, Joseph Marr, Rusty Lane, Richard Bellis, Lea Penman, Jeanne Carmen ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster
Release date: 1957-08-11
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Account Rendered
16.

Account Rendered

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

Police find that everyone had a motive for the murder of a wealthy woman.

Starring: Griffith Jones, Ursula Howells, Honor Blackman, Ewen Solon, Carl Bernard, Mary Jones, Philip Gilbert, John Van Eyssen, Doris Yorke, Harry Ross ..
Directed by: Peter Graham Scott
Release date: 1957-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Violators
17.

The Violators

2.8
4.9/10 IMDB

The Violators is a 1957 American crime film directed by John Newland and written by Ernest Pendrell. The film stars Arthur O'Connell, Nancy Malone, Fred Beir, Clarice Blackburn and Henry Sharp. The film was released on November 27, 1957, Universal Pictures.

Starring: Arthur O'Connell, Nancy Malone, Fred Beir, Clarice Blackburn, Henry Sharp, Mary Michael, Mary Michael ..
Directed by: John Newland
Release date: 1957-11-30
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Dino
18.

Dino

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A juvenile delinquent on parole receives support from a social worker and a girl from a slum.

Starring: Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, Brian Keith, Frank Faylen, Joe De Santis, Richard Bakalyan, Byron Foulger, Pat DeSimone, Molly McCart, Penny Santon ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1957-07-21
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Long Haul
19.

The Long Haul

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

An American ex-GI takes a job as a truck driver to support his British war bride Connie. It isn't long, however, before Harry is blackmailed into joining a smuggling operation run by a conniving criminal.

Starring: Victor Mature, Gene Anderson, Patrick Allen, Diana Dors, Liam Redmond, Peter Reynolds, Michael Wade, Wensley Pithey, Madge Brindley, John Welsh ..
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1957-08-27
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Stranger in Town
20.

Stranger in Town

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

A vacationing journalist investigates the mysterious death of a composer and debunks the theory that it was suicide.

Starring: Alex Nicol, Anne Paige, Mary Laura Wood, Mona Washbourne, Charles Lloyd Pack, Bruce Beeby, Colin Tapley, John Horsley, Betty Impey, Henri Vidon ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1957-05-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Interpol
21.

Interpol

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Spurred on by the death of his drug-addicted sister at the hands of ruthless narcotics kingpin Frank McNally, U.S. drug enforcement agent Charles Sturgis embarks on an investigation that takes him from New York to London, Lisbon, Rome, Naples and finally Athens in pursuit of McNally's shapely associate, Gina Broger.

Starring: Victor Mature, Anita Ekberg, Trevor Howard, Bonar Colleano, Dorothy Alison, André Morell, Martin Benson, Eric Pohlmann, Peter Illing, Sydney Tafler ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1957-04-02
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Midnight Story
22.

The Midnight Story

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Beloved priest Father Thomasino is murdered in a San Francisco alley, and the police have few clues. But traffic cop Joe Martini becomes obsessed with finding the killer; he suspects Sylvio Malatesta. Ordered off the case, Joe turns in his badge and investigates alone. Soon he is a close friend of the Malatesta family, all delightful people, especially lovely cousin Anna. Uncertain whether Sylvio is guilty or innocent, Joe is now torn between old and new loyalties.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Marisa Pavan, Gilbert Roland, Jay C. Flippen, Argentina Brunetti, Ted de Corsia, Richard Monda, Kathleen Freeman, Herb Vigran, Peggy Maley ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1957-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Secret Place
23.

The Secret Place

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

British Melodrama and crime thriller that follows a group of jewel robbers after a major heist. The film makes extensive use of bombed out areas of London.

Starring: Belinda Lee, Michael Brooke, David McCallum, Ronald Lewis, Michael Gwynn, Geoffrey Keen, Maureen Pryor, George Selway, George A. Cooper, Anne Blake ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1957-02-06
24.

Tip on a Dead Jockey

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Broke and about to divorce his wife, a pilot joins a smuggling scheme in postwar Madrid.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Dorothy Malone, Marcel Dalio, Martin Gabel, Gia Scala, Jack Lord, Hayden Rorke, Joyce Jameson, Frank Wilcox, Wilton Graff ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1957-09-06
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Big Caper
25.

The Big Caper

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A con artist moves into a small town to spearhead a payroll robbery.

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Mary Costa, James Gregory, Robert H. Harris, Roxanne Arlen, Corey Allen, Paul Picerni, Patrick McVey ..
Directed by: Robert Stevens
Release date: 1957-03-28
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Flying Scot
26.

The Flying Scot

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A gang of four would-be robbers plans to steal a fortune in currency hidden aboard the "Flying Scotsman" in a railroad stateroom by cutting through the wall of the adjacent stateroom, but find themselves up against numerous unexpected drawbacks, including interference by their fellow passengers.

Starring: Lee Patterson, Kay Callard, Alan Gifford, Margaret Withers, Mark Baker, Jeremy Bodkin, Gerald Case, John Lee, Kerry Jordan, John Dearth ..
Directed by: Compton Bennett
Release date: 1957-11-01
27.

Hot Summer Night

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

An out-of-work reporter (Leslie Nielsen) seeks out a bank robber, and his bride (Colleen Miller) has to rescue him.

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Colleen Miller, Edward Andrews, Jay C. Flippen, James Best, Paul Richards, Robert J. Wilke, Claude Akins, Marianne Stewart, Leslie Parrish ..
Directed by: David Friedkin
Release date: 1957-02-15
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Big Chance
28.

The Big Chance

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A clerk sees his big chance to escape a humdrum existence, but his resolve is tested as many unexpected obstacles arise.

Starring: Adrienne Corri, William Russell, Ian Colin, Penelope Bartley, Ferdy Mayne, John Rae, Mary Jones, Douglas Ives, Doris Yorke, John Walters ..
Directed by: Peter Graham Scott
Release date: 1957-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Flesh Is Weak
29.

The Flesh Is Weak

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Giani is a pimp who preys on the naïve, ‘just off the bus’ young women who come to post-war London for fortune.

Starring: John Derek, Milly Vitale, William Franklyn, Martin Benson, Vera Day, Freda Jackson, Patricia Jessel, Shirley Anne Field ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1957-08-06
30.

The Tattered Dress

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

After a wild night, wealthy Michael Reston's adulterous wife Charleen comes home with her ripe young body barely concealed by a dress in rags; murder results. Top defense lawyer J.G. Blane, whose own marriage exists in name only, arrives in Desert View, Nevada to find the townsfolk and politically powerful Sheriff Hoak distinctly hostile to the Restons. In due course, Blane discovers he's been "taken for a ride," and that quiet desert communities can be deadly...

Starring: Jeff Chandler, Jeanne Crain, Jack Carson, Gail Russell, Elaine Stewart, George Tobias, Edward Andrews, Phillip Reed, Edward Platt, Paul Birch ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1957-03-14
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Escape from San Quentin
31.

Escape from San Quentin

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Desmond plays convict Mike Gilbert, who goes on the lam with fellow prisoners Gruber and Graham when he finds out his wife is divorcing him and feels he has nothing to lose. Gruber intends to get his robbery loot, which his father, Curly, has successfully hidden from the law. After commandeering a plane, they double-cross Graham, who assembles his gang to get revenge - and Gruber's loot. Meanwhile, Gilbert falls in love with Robbie, his ex-wife’s sister. Through Robbie’s influence, Gilbert decides to go straight, but his cohorts aren’t quite so willing to reform.

Starring: Johnny Desmond, Richard Devon, Roy Engel, Ken Christy, William Bryant, Merry Anders, Larry J. Blake, Paul Bryar, Don Devlin, Dean Fredericks ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1957-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : These Dangerous Years
32.

These Dangerous Years

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A Liverpool gang member wins a singing contest is then called up for National Service where he clashes with another soldier.

Starring: Frankie Vaughan, George Baker, Carole Lesley, Jocelyn Lane, Katherine Kath, Thora Hird, Kenneth Cope, John Le Mesurier, Eddie Byrne, Robert Desmond ..
Directed by: Herbert Wilcox
Release date: 1957-07-03
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Appointment with a Shadow
33.

Appointment with a Shadow

2.6
6.8/10 IMDB

George Nader plays a reporter whose career is ruined by liquor. A comeback opportunity presents itself when Nader is a bystander at the arrest of a well-known criminal.

Starring: George Nader, Joanna Moore, Brian Keith, Virginia Field, Frank De Kova, Stephen Chase ..
Directed by: Richard Carlson
Release date: 1957-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Slaughter on 10th Avenue
34.

Slaughter on 10th Avenue

2.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A rookie assistant DA is assigned to investigate the murder of a longshoreman, killed for exposing gangster involvement on the piers, and meets up with a "code of silence" amongst all potential witnesses.

Starring: Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea, Julie Adams, Walter Matthau, Charles McGraw, Sam Levene, Mickey Shaughnessy, Harry Bellaver, Nick Dennis ..
Directed by: Arnold Laven
Release date: 1957-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Girl in the Picture
35.

The Girl in the Picture

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

A crime reporter investigating a murder discovers the case hinges on a mysterious woman he had photographed earlier.

Starring: Donald Houston, Patrick Holt, Junia Crawford, Maurice Kaufmann, Paddy Joyce, Tom Chatto, John Paul, John Miller ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1957-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Betrayal
36.

The Betrayal

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Fourteen years after he was blinded in a WWII concentration camp, a Canadian perfume executive travels to London on business and recognizes the voice of the traitor who betrayed him and his fellow prisoners to the Germans.

Starring: Philip Friend, Diana Decker, Philip Saville, Peter Burton, Harold Lang, Ballard Berkeley, Peter Bathurst ..
Directed by: Ernest Morris
Release date: 1957-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Four Boys and a Gun
37.

Four Boys and a Gun

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

The moving story of four young men struggling against overwhelming odds to remain honest. When their crooked employer shorts their earnings; they turn to crime, their first theft ending in tragedy.

Starring: Frank Sutton, Larry Green, James Franciscus, William Hinnant, Otto Hulett, Robert Dryden, J. Pat O'Malley, Diana Herbert, Patricia Sloan, Nancy Devlin ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1957-01-11
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Istanbul
38.

Istanbul

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A suspected diamond smuggler returns to Istanbul and finds the lady love he thought was dead...or does he?

Starring: Errol Flynn, Cornell Borchers, John Bentley, Torin Thatcher, Leif Erickson, Peggy Knudsen, Martin Benson, Nat King Cole, Werner Klemperer, Vladimir Sokoloff ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1957-01-23
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Rogue's Yarn
39.

Rogue's Yarn

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

An adulterous husband plans to kill his invalid wife. He thinks that he has the perfect alibi, but an alert detective unravels his story.

Starring: Nicole Maurey, Derek Bond, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Hugh Latimer, John Serret, John Salew, Joan Carol, Nigel Fitzgerald, Madoline Thomas, Agatha Carroll ..
Directed by: Vernon Sewell
Release date: 1957-08-01
40.

My Gun Is Quick

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Detective Mike Hammer's investigation of a murder puts him in the middle between warring jewel thieves.

Starring: Robert Bray, Whitney Blake, Patricia Donahue, Donald Randolph, Pamela Duncan, Booth Colman, Jan Chaney, Genie Coree, Donald Randolph, Richard Garland ..
Directed by: Phil Victor, George White
Release date: 1957-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : That Woman Opposite
41.

That Woman Opposite

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

In a French coastal town, Det. Dermot Kinross is inspecting the murder of antiques dealer Maurice Lawes, and the evidence points to Lawes's son, Toby -- and especially to Toby's bride-to-be, Eve Atwood. Eve's ex-husband, Ned, had his eyes set on something Lawes possessed.

Starring: Phyllis Kirk, Dan O'Herlihy, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Petula Clark, Jack Watling, William Franklyn, Margaret Withers, Guido Lorraine, Jacques Cey, Andre Charisse ..
Directed by: Compton Bennett
Release date: 1957-05-28
42.

The Girl in Black Stockings

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

Residents at a posh Utah hotel become suspects when a girl is found murdered during a pool party. Local sheriff Jess Holmes takes charge of the investigation and must discover who among the terrified guests and staff -- including bodacious vixen Harriet Ames, the hotel's bitter, crippled proprietor, visiting lawyer David Hewson and his secretary, Beth -- is the culprit, even as murders continue to take place.

Starring: Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, Mamie Van Doren, Ron Randell, Marie Windsor, John Dehner, John Holland, Diana Van der Vlis, Richard H. Cutting, Larry Chance ..
Directed by: Howard W. Koch
Release date: 1957-09-24
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Shadow on the Window
43.

The Shadow on the Window

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Three delinquents murder a prosperous farmer at an isolated farm house. One witness to the crime - the dead man's secretary - is then taken hostage. The other witness - her young son - is thrown into state of shock. Can he recover soon enough to help the police - and his father - rescue his mother before it's too late?

Starring: Philip Carey, Betty Garrett, John Drew Barrymore, Corey Allen, Gerald Sarracini, Jerry Mathers, Sam Gilman, Rusty Lane, Paul Picerni, William Leslie ..
Directed by: William Asher
Release date: 1957-03-06
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Kill Her Gently
44.

Kill Her Gently

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A motorist picks up to escaped convicts. Instead of turning them over to the police he hires them to kill his wife.

Starring: Griffith Jones, Maureen Connell, Marc Lawrence, George Mikell, Shay Gorman, Marianne Brauns, Frank Hawkins, John Gayford, Roger Avon, Patrick Connor ..
Directed by: Charles Saunders
Release date: 1957-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Chain of Evidence
45.

Chain of Evidence

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A police lieutenant fights to prove a boy's innocence after he's accused of murder. The fourth of five Ben Schwab productions that starred Bill Elliott as a detective lieutenant in the L.A. Sheriff's department.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Jimmy Lydon, Don Haggerty, Claudia Barrett, Tina Carver, Ross Elliott, Meg Randall, Timothy Carey, John Bleifer, Dabbs Greer ..
Directed by: Paul Landres
Release date: 1957-01-06
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Short Cut to Hell
46.

Short Cut to Hell

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

A hitman is found out because he was paid off in traceable stolen money. On the run, he kidnaps the girlfriend of the police detective in charge of his pursuit; she tries to convince him to surrender before it's too late.

Starring: William Bishop, Robert Ivers, Georgann Johnson, Yvette Vickers, Murvyn Vye, Jacques Aubuchon, Peter Baldwin, Richard Hale, Milton Frome, Douglas Spencer ..
Directed by: James Cagney
Release date: 1957-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown
47.

The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

When a movie star is kidnapped, everyone thinks it's a publicity stunt. It's not.

Starring: Jane Russell, Keenan Wynn, Ralph Meeker, Fred Clark, Una Merkel, Adolphe Menjou, Benay Venuta, Robert Harris, Bob Kelley, Dick Haynes ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1957-05-09
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : House of Numbers
48.

House of Numbers

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Palance plays twin brothers - one trying to help another escape from prison.

Starring: Jack Palance, Harold J. Stone, Edward Platt, Barbara Lang, Frank Watkins, Timothy Carey, Donna Martell, Joe Turkel, Paul Keast, Joel Fluellen ..
Directed by: Russell Rouse
Release date: 1957-09-12
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Hypnotist
49.

The Hypnotist

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

Culver is a psychiatrist who uses hypnotism to treat his patients. When Carpenter, a test pilot, comes to see him complaining of blackouts that make his job difficult, Culver tries to mesmerise him into killing his wife.

Starring: Paul Carpenter, Patricia Roc, Roland Culver, William Hartnell, Gordon Needham, Edgar Driver, Tom Tann, Ellen Pollock, Robert Sansom, Martin Wyldeck ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully
Release date: 1957-07-29
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Rock All Night
50.

Rock All Night

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Cloud Nine, the local teen hangout, has been taken over by a pair of escaped killers, who hold the local teens hostage. The bartender realizes it's up to him to save the kids.

Starring: Dick Miller, Russell Johnson, Abby Dalton, Jeanne Cooper, Mel Welles, Jonathan Haze, Barboura Morris, Robin Morse, Richard H. Cutting, Chris Alcaide ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1957-04-01

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