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.

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
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Account Rendered
3.

Account Rendered

3.3
5.9/10 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
4.

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
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Fortune Is a Woman
5.

Fortune Is a Woman

3.1
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 : The Midnight Story
6.

The Midnight Story

3.0
6.9/10 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 : Plunder Road
7.

Plunder Road

2.9
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 ..
Directed by: Hubert Cornfield
Release date: 1957-12-05
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : The Garment Jungle
8.

The Garment Jungle

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Alan Mitchell (Kerwin Mathews) returns to New York to work for his father Walter (Lee J. Cobb), the owner of a fashion house that designs and manufactures dresses. To stay non-union, Walter has hired Artie Ravidge (Richard Boone), 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: 1957-04-25
Best Crime Movies of 1957 : Portland Exposé
9.

Portland Exposé

2.8
6.1/10 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 : Pickup Alley
10.

Pickup Alley

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

A U.S. narcotics lead by agent Charles Sturgis (Mature) trails an international drug smuggler.

Starring: Victor Mature, Anita Ekberg, Trevor Howard, Bonar Colleano, Dorothy Alison, André Morell, Martin Benson, Eric Pohlmann, Peter Illing ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1957-08-13

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