Best Crime Movies of 1957

1.

Witness for the Prosecution

6.1
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

5.1
7.2/10 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
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
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4.

Time Without Pity

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Agnes, 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
5.

The Burglar

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

Burglar Nat Harbin (Dan Duryea) 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 (Jayne Mansfield), 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
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6.

How to Murder a Rich Uncle

3.0
7.0/10 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 : Fortune Is a Woman
7.

Fortune Is a Woman

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

An insurance man (Jack Hawkins) discovers his ex-girlfriend (Arlene Dahl) and her husband's (Dennis Price) 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 : Across the Bridge
8.

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 : Plunder Road
9.

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
10.

Man in the Shadow

2.9
6.9/10 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: 1957-09-20

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