Best Crime Movies of 1958

1.

Cool and Lam

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Billy Pearson, Benay Venuta, Maurice Manson, Margaret Field, Judith Bess Jones, Sheila Bromley, Don Megowan, Movita, Allison Hayes, John Mitchum ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1958 : Rx for Murder
2.

Rx for Murder

2.9
7.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Rick Jason, Lisa Gastoni, Marius Goring, Sandy Scott, Mary Merrall, Vida Hope, Helen Shingler, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Nicholas Hannen, Kynaston Reeves ..
Directed by: Derek N. Twist
Release date: 1958-02-18
Best Crime Movies of 1958 : The True Story of Lynn Stuart
3.

The True Story of Lynn Stuart

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Jack Lord, Barry Atwater, John Anderson, Harry Jackson, Gavin MacLeod, Richard Bull, Rita Duncan ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1958-03-03
Best Crime Movies of 1958 : The Man Inside
4.

The Man Inside

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

A detective tracking a stolen gem begins to suspect there's more to the case than just theft.

Starring: Jack Palance, Anita Ekberg, Nigel Patrick, Anthony Newley, Bonar Colleano, Sean Kelly, Sid James, Donald Pleasence, Eric Pohlmann, Josephine Brown ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1958-09-07
Best Crime Movies of 1958 : Date with Disaster
5.

Date with Disaster

2.6
5.3/10 IMDB

A car salesman and suspected safecracker Miles saves his fiancee Sue from those who would kidnap her.

Starring: Tom Drake, Shirley Eaton, Robert Shaw, Maurice Kaufmann, William Hartnell, Michael Golden, Van Boolen, Richard Shaw ..
Directed by: Charles Saunders
Release date: 1958-01-01
6.

The Safecracker

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Safe cracker, Colley Dawson, is recruited to steal a list of Nazi agents from a safe in a Nazi occupied chateau in Belgium.

Starring: Ray Milland, Barry Jones, Victor Maddern, Ernest Clark, Barbara Everest, Bernard Fox, Jeanette Sterke ..
Directed by: Ray Milland
Release date: 1958-10-01
Best Crime Movies of 1958 : Undercover Girl
7.

Undercover Girl

2.2
4.7/10 IMDB

Nightclub employee Joan Foster (Kay Callard) assists the brother of a murdered reporter to expose a drug ring.

Starring: Paul Carpenter, Kay Callard, Bruce Seton, Monica Grey, Jackie Collins, John Boxer, Maya Koumani, Paddy Ryan, Milton Reid, Alexander Field ..
Directed by: Francis Searle
Release date: 1958-01-01
8.

Mark of the Phoenix

2.0
4.6/10 IMDB

A jewel thief finds himself a target when a smuggled cigarette case made from a stolen new metal falls into his hands.

Starring: Julia Arnall, Sheldon Lawrence, Anton Diffring, Eric Pohlmann, George Margo, Michael Peake, Martin Miller, Roger Delgado, Bernard Rebel, Frederick Schrecker ..
Directed by: Maclean Rogers
Release date: 1958-10-31
9.

Fraction of a Second

2.0
9.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Bette Davis, Marian Seldes, Barry Atwater, Judson Pratt, Linda Watkins, Whit Bissell, Dorothy Adams, Marjorie Bennett, Ben Wright, Paul Newlan ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1958-04-21
Best Crime Movies of 1958 : Escapement
10.

Escapement

1.9
4.5/10 IMDB

An insurance investigator finds there's more to electronic dream therapy than meets the eye.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Mary Murphy, Meredith Edwards, Peter Illing, Carl Jaffe, Kay Callard, Malou Pantera ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully, David Paltenghi
Release date: 1958-03-04

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