Best Crime Movies of 1958
Cool and Lam
Light-hearted pilot for a proposed CBS detective series featuring character created by Erle Stanley Gardner (under the pseudonym of A.A. Fair). Penny-pinching, rotund Bertha Cool runs a detective agency while her dimunitive junior partner Donald Lam provides the legs and padded expense account. In the pilot, Lam's investigation of infidelity leads to murder.
Rx for Murder
An American doctor moves into a quiet British community and becomes entangled in a murder mystery when the town gossips informs him the town doctors wives have all had mysterious deaths.
The True Story of Lynn Stuart
When the nephews of Phyllis Carter are killed in an automobile crash while under the influence of narcotics, she persuades Police Lieutenant Jim Hahan to use her as an undercover agent.
The Man Inside
A detective tracking a stolen gem begins to suspect there's more to the case than just theft.
Date with Disaster
A car salesman and suspected safecracker Miles saves his fiancee Sue from those who would kidnap her.
Safe cracker, Colley Dawson, is recruited to steal a list of Nazi agents from a safe in a Nazi occupied chateau in Belgium.
Nightclub employee Joan Foster (Kay Callard) assists the brother of a murdered reporter to expose a drug ring.
Mark of the Phoenix
A jewel thief finds himself a target when a smuggled cigarette case made from a stolen new metal falls into his hands.
Fraction of a Second
After spending the weekend with her daughter, Mrs. Ellis takes her child to the bus depot. When she returns home, she finds her furniture rearranged and three strangers insisting that they own the house.
An insurance investigator finds there's more to electronic dream therapy than meets the eye.