Best Crime Movies of 1959

1.

Some Like It Hot

6.7
8.2/10 IMDB

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O’Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee, Billy Gray, George E. Stone ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1959-03-19
2.

Anatomy of a Murder

5.8
8.0/10 IMDB

A virtuoso James Stewart plays a small-town Michigan lawyer who takes on a difficult case: the defense of a young army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) accused of murdering a local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife (Lee Remick). This gripping envelope-pusher, the most popular film by Hollywood provocateur Otto Preminger, was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex—but more than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. Featuring an outstanding supporting cast—with a young George C. Scott as a fiery prosecutor and the legendary attorney Joseph N. Welch as the judge—and an influential score by Duke Ellington, Anatomy of a Murder is an American movie landmark, nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture.

Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant, George C. Scott, Orson Bean, Russ Brown, Murray Hamilton ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1959-07-01
3.

House on Haunted Hill

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Frederick Loren has invited five strangers to a party of a lifetime. He is offering each of them $10,000 if they can stay the night in a house. But the house is no ordinary house. This house has a reputation for murder. Frederick offers them each a gun for protection. They all arrived in a hearse and will either leave in it $10,000 richer or leave in it dead!

Starring: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal, Carolyn Craig, Elisha Cook Jr., Julie Mitchum, Leona Anderson, Howard Hoffman ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1959-02-17
4.

Compulsion

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Two close friends kidnap and murder a young boy and are defended in court by a renowned attorney who makes an impassioned plea against capital punishment.

Starring: Orson Welles, Diane Varsi, Dean Stockwell, Bradford Dillman, E.G. Marshall, Martin Milner, Richard Anderson, Robert F. Simon, Robert Burton, Wilton Graff ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1959-04-01
5.

Odds Against Tomorrow

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

An old-time crook plans a heist. When one of his two partners is found out to be a black man tensions flare.

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame, Will Kuluva, Kim Hamilton, Mae Barnes, Richard Bright, Carmen De Lavallade ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1959-10-15
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Sapphire
6.

Sapphire

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Two Scotland Yard detectives investigate the murder of a young woman of mixed race who had been passing for white. As they interview a spate of suspects -- including the girl's white boyfriend and his disapproving parents -- the investigators wade through a stubbornly entrenched sludge of racism and bigotry.

Starring: Nigel Patrick, Michael Craig, Yvonne Mitchell, Paul Massie, Bernard Miles, Olga Lindo, Earl Cameron, Gordon Heath, Barbara Steele, Peter Vaughan ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1959-11-02
7.

Al Capone

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

In this unusually accurate biography, small-time hood Al Capone comes to Chicago at the dawn of Prohibition to be the bodyguard of racketeer Johnny Torrio. Capone's rise in Chicago gangdom is followed through murder, extortion, and political fraud. He becomes head of Chicago's biggest "business," but moves inexorably toward his downfall and ignominious end.

Starring: Rod Steiger, Fay Spain, James Gregory, Martin Balsam, Nehemiah Persoff, Murvyn Vye, Robert Gist, Lewis Charles, Joe De Santis, Sandy Kenyon ..
Directed by: Richard Wilson
Release date: 1959-03-25
8.

The Crimson Kimono

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A Los Angeles detective and his Japanese partner woo an artist while solving a stripper's murder.

Starring: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Anna Lee, Paul Dubov, Jaclynne Greene, Neyle Morrow, Gloria Pall, Pat Silver, George Yoshinaga ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1959-10-21
9.

The Scapegoat

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

An Englishman in France unwittingly is placed into the identity, and steps into the vacated life, of a look-alike French nobleman.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Bette Davis, Nicole Maurey, Irene Worth, Pamela Brown, Annabel Bartlett, Geoffrey Keen, Noel Howlett, Peter Bull, Leslie French ..
Directed by: Robert Hamer
Release date: 1959-08-06
10.

The Wreck of the Mary Deare

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Virginia McKenna, Richard Harris, Emlyn Williams, Alexander Knox, Cecil Parker, Ben Wright, Peter Illing ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1959-11-17
11.

The 39 Steps

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

In London, a diplomat accidentally becomes involved in the death of a British agent who's after a spy ring that covets British military secrets.

Starring: Kenneth More, Taina Elg, James Hayter, Barry Jones, Barbara Steele, Brenda De Banzie, Faith Brook, Joan Hickson, Sid James, Leslie Dwyer ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1959-03-13
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Life in Danger
12.

Life in Danger

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Panic and fear overtake a small British farming community after a homicidal child-killer escapes from a local mental hospital.

Starring: Derren Nesbitt, Julie Hopkins, Howard Marion-Crawford, Victor Brooks, Jack Allen, Christopher Witty, Carmel McSharry, Mary Manson, Bruce Seton, Celia Hewitt ..
Directed by: Terry Bishop
Release date: 1959-01-30
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery
13.

The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Career criminals and a local youth carefully plan and rehearse the robbery of a Missouri bank.

Starring: Steve McQueen, David Clarke, Crahan Denton, James Dukas, Molly McCarthy, Martha Gable, Larry Gerst, Gumball Williams ..
Directed by: Charles Guggenheim, John Stix
Release date: 1959-09-10
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Scarface Mob
14.

The Scarface Mob

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Story of how a group of incorruptible federal lawmen helped put 1920s' Chicago gangster Al Capone in prison.

Starring: Robert Stack, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Nichols, Pat Crowley, Bill Williams, Joe Mantell, Bruce Gordon, Neville Brand, Peter Leeds, Eddie Firestone ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1959-04-19
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Trap
15.

The Trap

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit from the country. Ralph's arrival has a profound effect on his estranged father, the sheriff; his brother Tip, an alcoholic deputy; and his ex-sweetheart Linda, now married to Tip. Tension builds as a small army of gangsters takes over the town. Then the situation abruptly changes...

Starring: Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Tina Louise, Earl Holliman, Carl Benton Reid, Lorne Greene, Peter Baldwin, Chuck Wassil, Richard Shannon, Carl Milletaire ..
Directed by: Norman Panama
Release date: 1959-01-28
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Ten Little Indians
16.

Ten Little Indians

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

Ten strangers are invited to a mansion on a remote island, where they are killed one by one by a mysterious assailant. Based on the Agatha Christie novel, also known by the title And Then There Were None.

Starring: Nina Foch, Barry Jones, Romney Brent, Kenneth Haigh, Valerie French, Peter Bathurst, James Berwick, Chandler Cowles ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1959-01-18
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : I, Mobster
17.

I, Mobster

2.9
6.1/10 IMDB

The rise and fall of gang lord Joe Sante. A crime boss appears before a Senate subcommittee. A flashbacks tell his story.

Starring: Steve Cochran, Lita Milan, Robert Strauss, Celia Lovsky, Lili St. Cyr, John Brinkley, Grant Withers, Yvette Vickers, Frank Gerstle, Robert Shayne ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1959-02-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Edge of Eternity
18.

Edge of Eternity

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Helped by socialite Janice Kendon and barkeeper Scott O'Brien, Arizona deputy sheriff Les Martin works to solve three brutal murders in and around the Grand Canyon. His efforts leads to the killer fleeing with Janice as a hostage and a chase by car and helicopter lead to a climax on a miner's bucket on cables a mile above the canyon floor.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Victoria Shaw, Mickey Shaughnessy, Edgar Buchanan, Jack Elam, Rian Garrick, Alexander Lockwood, Tom Fadden, Wendell Holmes, Hope Summers ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1959-11-02
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Last Mile
19.

The Last Mile

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Jail house tensions mount as a killer's execution approaches.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Frank Overton, Michael Constantine, John Vari, Clifford David, Harry Millard, John McCurry, Ford Rainey, Johnny Seven, George Marcy ..
Directed by: Howard W. Koch
Release date: 1959-02-18
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Blind Date
20.

Blind Date

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacqueline Cousteau, an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. He arrives and is confronted by Detective Police Inspector Morgan who accuses him of having murdered Jacqueline. Morgan listens sceptically to the dazed denials of Van Rooyer as he tells the story of his relationship with the murdered woman. Morgan, after hearing the story, realizes that the mystery has deepened, and it becomes more complicated when the Assistant Commissioner, Sir Brian Lewis, explains that Jacqueline was not married but was being kept by Sir Howard Fenton, a high-ranking diplomat whose names must be kept out of the case.

Starring: Hardy Krüger, Stanley Baker, Micheline Presle, John Van Eyssen, Gordon Jackson, Robert Flemyng, Jack MacGowran, Redmond Phillips, George Roubicek, Lee Montague ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1959-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Forbidden Island
21.

Forbidden Island

2.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Tropical island underwater scuba diving swimming murder thriller, in which divers and thieves search for a sunken treasure.

Starring: Jon Hall, Nan Adams, John Farrow, Jonathan Haze, Greigh Phillips, Dave 'Howdy' Peters, Tookie Evans, Martin Denny, Bob LaVarre, Bill Anderson ..
Directed by: Charles B. Griffith
Release date: 1959-03-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Big Operator
22.

The Big Operator

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A power-mad union boss resorts to murder to eliminate witnesses scheduled to testify against him. The eclectic cast includes Mickey Rooney, Mamie Van Doren, Mel Torme, Jay North, Vampira, Charles Chaplin Jr., Jackie Coogan and Norman Grabowski.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Mamie Van Doren, Steve Cochran, Mel Tormé, Jim Backus, Jackie Coogan, Ray Danton, Vampira, Ray Anthony, Charles Chaplin, Jr. ..
Directed by: Charles F. Haas
Release date: 1959-08-01
23.

Jack the Ripper

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

A serial killer is murdering women in the Whitechapel district of London. An American policeman is brought in to help Scotland Yard solve the case.

Starring: Lee Patterson, Eddie Byrne, Betty McDowall, Ewen Solon, John Le Mesurier, George Rose, Philip Leaver, Barbara Burke, Anne Sharp, Denis Shaw ..
Directed by: Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman
Release date: 1959-05-28
24.

The Siege of Pinchgut

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

An escaped prisoner is trying to clear his name.

Starring: Aldo Ray, Heather Sears, Neil McCallum, Victor Maddern, Carlo Giustini, Alan Tilvern, Barbara Mullen, Gerry Duggan, Kenneth J. Warren, Grant Taylor ..
Directed by: Harry Watt
Release date: 1959-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Purple Gang
25.

The Purple Gang

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

The story of the infamous Purple Gang - a ring of bootleggers, hijackers and killers in 1920's Detroit.

Starring: Barry Sullivan, Robert Blake, Elaine Edwards, Marc Cavell, Jody Lawrance, Suzanne Ridgeway, Joe Turkel, Victor Creatore, Paul Dubov, Ray Boyle ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1959-12-18
26.

Guns Girls and Gangsters

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Chuck Wheeler gets out of the Pen and sets up an elaborate heist of Vegas casino money travelling by armored truck. He enlists the help of shady club owner Joe Darren and his ex-cellmate's wife, Vi. Vi's husband Mike is a trigger happy and jealous hothead and will not grant her a divorce. Mike escapes from prison right before the armored truck job goes into motion and promises trouble as he tries to locate his associates and his wandering wife.

Starring: Mamie Van Doren, Gerald Mohr, Lee Van Cleef, Grant Richards, Elaine Edwards, John Baer, Paul Fix, Carlo Fiore, Mamie Van Doren, Gerald Mohr ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1959-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Price of Silence
27.

The Price of Silence

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Roger Fenton has been released from prison and stared to build a new life. But his past catches up when an elderly visitor is murdered in his office.

Starring: Gordon Jackson, June Thorburn, Maya Koumani, Terence Alexander, Mary Clare, Victor Brooks, Joan Heal, Llewellyn Rees, Olive Sloane, Annette Kerr ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully
Release date: 1959-06-06
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Treasure of San Teresa
28.

The Treasure of San Teresa

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

After World War II, an ex-spy returns to Germany to search for a cache of jewels he hid in a Czechoslovakian convent.

Starring: Eddie Constantine, Dawn Addams, Marius Goring, Christopher Lee, Nadine Tallier, Walter Gotell ..
Directed by: Alvin Rakoff
Release date: 1959-07-21
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The White Trap
29.

The White Trap

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Serving a jail sentence for a crime he didn't commit, Paul Langley makes several attempts to escape from prison, in order to clear his name. He also has other problems, his wife is about to go into labor with their first baby.

Starring: Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips, Michael Goodliffe, Jack Allen ..
Directed by: Sidney Hayers
Release date: 1959-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : No Trees in the Street
30.

No Trees in the Street

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Based on the play by Ted Willis, the film is set in the years just before World War II, when England hadn't completely dug itself out of the worldwide depression. Melvyn Hayes is featured as an aimless teenager, who tries to escape his squalid surroundings by entering a life of crime. He falls in with local hoodlum Herbert Lom, who holds the rest of the slum citizens in the grip of fear including Hayes' own family. No Trees in the Street chronicles Hayes' sordid progress from nickel-and-dime thefts to murder.

Starring: Sylvia Syms, Herbert Lom, Melvyn Hayes, Ronald Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joan Miller, Carole Lesley, Lana Morris, Liam Redmond, Lily Kann ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1959-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Crime and Punishment USA
31.

Crime and Punishment USA

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A murderer believes he can escape the penalties of justice.

Starring: Mary Murphy, Frank Silvera, Marian Seldes, John Harding, George Hamilton, Eve McVeagh, Toni Merrill, Ken Drake, Len Lesser ..
Directed by: Denis Sanders
Release date: 1959-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Beat Generation
32.

The Beat Generation

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

A group of beatniks unwittingly harbor a serial rapist. A cop goes after him after his wife is attacked.

Starring: Steve Cochran, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Danton, Fay Spain, Louis Armstrong, Margaret Hayes, Jackie Coogan, James Mitchum, Cathy Crosby, Ray Anthony ..
Directed by: Charles F. Haas
Release date: 1959-07-03
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Cover Girl Killer
33.

Cover Girl Killer

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A madman is on the loose... killing fashion models that appear on the cover of magazines. The police start a manhunt in an attempt to capture the killer.

Starring: Harry H. Corbett, Felicity Young, Spencer Teakle, Victor Brooks, Bernadette Milnes, Christina Gregg, Tony Doonan, John Barrard, Charles Lloyd Pack, Alan Edwards ..
Directed by: Terry Bishop
Release date: 1959-09-26
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Cat Gang
34.

The Cat Gang

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

The Cat Gang is a group of precocious British kids. They have a habit of hanging around a grown-up customs official who wishes that they'd beat it. But the Gang comes in handy when a smuggling gang arrives on the scene.

Starring: Francesca Annis, John Pike, Jeremy Bulloch, John Gabriel, John Stacy, Paddy Joyce, Patrick Crean, Frank Hayden, Joe Gibbons, Ian Gardiner ..
Directed by: Darrell Catling
Release date: 1959-01-04
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Model for Murder
35.

Model for Murder

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

An American officer scours Britain in search of his dead brother's girlfriend and becomes involved in a jewel heist.

Starring: Keith Andes, Hazel Court, Jean Aubrey, Michael Gough, Julia Arnall, Edwin Richfield, Patricia Jessel, Peter Hammond, Alfred Burke, Barbara Archer ..
Directed by: Terry Bishop
Release date: 1959-02-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Subway in the Sky
36.

Subway in the Sky

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Berlin provides the backdrop for this crime drama that centers on a military doctor falsely accused of dealing illegal drugs. Determined to prove his innocence, he escapes from the MPs and ends up holing up in the apartment his wife rented. He doesn't know that she has sublet the flat to a nightclub singer. When he finds out, he begs the singer to assist him. She is attracted to him and agrees. The doctor believes that his wife is behind the black-market dealings, but in the end, they find the real culprit.

Starring: Van Johnson, Hildegard Knef, Albert Lieven, Cec Linder, Vivian Matalon, Carl Jaffe, Chuck Keyser, Edward Judd, Gaylord Cavallaro, Katherine Kath ..
Directed by: Muriel Box
Release date: 1959-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Ugly Duckling
37.

The Ugly Duckling

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

Henry Jekyll was always the outsider, a bungling and awkward buffoon, relegated to waiting for his invitation to participate in life that never arrived: until he discovers a medical formula developed by a dead uncle, which claimed to turn 'a man of timid disposition into a bold, fearless dragon'. Taking a draught of the elixir Henry is transformed into suave, sophisticated and highly desirable Teddy Hyde. Armed with his new persona, Teddy is ready to face the world; but is Henry ready for the consequences?

Starring: Bernard Bresslaw, Jon Pertwee, Reginald Beckwith, Maudie Edwards, Jean Muir, Richard Wattis, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Michael Ripper, David Lodge, Keith Smith ..
Directed by: Lance Comfort
Release date: 1959-09-09
38.

Beast from Haunted Cave

2.4
4.3/10 IMDB

A gold thief and his gang use a skier's lodge and meet a monster covered with cobwebs.

Starring: Michael Forest, Sheila Noonan, Frank Wolff, Wally Campo, Richard Sinatra, Linné Ahlstrand, Kay Jennings, Chris Robinson, Jaclyn Hellman, Kinta Zertuche ..
Directed by: Monte Hellman
Release date: 1959-10-30
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Naked Fury
39.

Naked Fury

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

A gang of thieves led by American Eddy (Reed de Rouen) kill a security guard during a botched safe robbery and flee with his daughter (Leigh Madison) as a hostage. They hide out in a dangerously unstable old warehouse for a couple of days awaiting their getaway ship to sail, but Johnny (Kenneth Cope) falls for the girl - provoking a serious falling-out and a violent conclusion to the disastrous heist.

Starring: Reed De Rouen, Kenneth Cope, Leigh Madison, Arthur Lovegrove, Alexander Field, Tommy Eytle, Ann Lynn, Marianne Brauns, Arthur Gross, Redmond Phillips ..
Directed by: Charles Saunders
Release date: 1959-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Innocent Meeting
40.

Innocent Meeting

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

The daughter of a textile company owner falls in love with a young illustrator with a secret criminal past.

Starring: Sean Lynch, Beth Rogan, Raymond Huntley, Ian Fleming, Denis Shaw, Arnold Bell ..
Directed by: Godfrey Grayson
Release date: 1959-04-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Scavengers
41.

The Scavengers

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

This low-budget Asian-set adventure concerns a reformed smuggler (Vince Edwards of TV's Ben Casey) who finds his missing wife (Carol Ohmart) in Hong Kong.

Starring: Vince Edwards, Carol Ohmart, Richard Loo, Tamar Benamy, John Wallace, Eddie Infante, Mario Barri, Joe Sison, Bruno Punzalan, Renato Robles ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1959-10-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Inside the Mafia
42.

Inside the Mafia

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

A mob assassin holds innocent hostages at an airport in upstate New York.

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Robert Strauss, Grant Richards, James Brown, Elaine Edwards, Edward Platt, Carol Nugent, Louis Jean Heydt, Richard Karlan, Frank Gerstle ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1959-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Hidden Homicide
43.

Hidden Homicide

2.3
5.8/10 IMDB

A novelist wakes up with a gun in his hand and a corpse in the house he woke up in. He doesn't remember how he got there or even if he committed the killing.

Starring: Griffith Jones, Patricia Laffan, James Kenney, Bruce Seton, Peter Carver, Danny Green, Charles Farrell, Richard Shaw, Robert Raglan, Maya Koumani ..
Directed by: Anthony Young
Release date: 1959-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Louisiana Hussy
44.

The Louisiana Hussy

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Cajun newlyweds must deal with the jealousy of his brother, who also loved her, and the arrival of a mysterious seductress in their bayou backwater.

Starring: Nan Peterson, Robert Richards, Peter Coe, Betty Lynn, Howard Wright, Harry Lauter, Rosalee Calvert, Tyler McVey, Smoki Whitfield, Helen Forrest ..
Directed by: William Rowland, Lee Sholem
Release date: 1959-04-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : A Date with Death
45.

A Date with Death

2.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A drifter riding the rails gets mistaken for the new sheriff of a small town. He takes the police job and is immediately pressured to crack down on local organized crime.

Starring: Gerald Mohr, Liz Renay, Stephanie Farnay, Harry Lauter, Ed Erwin, Lew Markman, Robert Clarke ..
Directed by: Harold Daniels
Release date: 1959-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Riot in Juvenile Prison
46.

Riot in Juvenile Prison

2.2
4.9/10 IMDB

When the shootings of two juvenile inmates bring public protest, a psychologist is brought in to see if he can do anything to control the problems peacefully.

Starring: Jerome Thor, Marcia Henderson, Scott Marlowe, John Hoyt, Virginia Aldridge, Dorothy Provine, Richard Tyler, Jack Grinnage, Ann Doran, Craig Slocum ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1959-04-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : The Naked Road
47.

The Naked Road

2.2
4.7/10 IMDB

A sleazeball (Ronald Long) who supplies women to his public-relations clients explains the rules of the game to his latest acquisition (Jeanne Rainer).

Starring: Jeanne Rainer, Ronald Long, Art Koulias, Eileen Letchworth, Paul Judson ..
Directed by: William Martin
Release date: 1959-09-09
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Counterplot
48.

Counterplot

2.2
4.9/10 IMDB

Man hides out in Puerto Rico from the police and his double-crossing attorney.

Starring: Forrest Tucker, Allison Hayes, Gerald Milton, Jackie Wayne, Richard Verney, Ulises Brenes, Raúl Dávila, Charlie Gibbs, Art Bedard, Miguel Ángel Álvarez ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1959-10-01
49.

Teenagers from Outer Space

2.1
3.8/10 IMDB

A young alien falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts, who intend to use Earth as a food-breeding ground for giant lobsters from their planet.

Starring: David Love, Bryan Grant, Harvey B. Dunn, Tom Graeff, King Moody, Helen Sage, Frederick Welch, Carl Dickensen, Sonia Torgeson, Billy Bridges ..
Directed by: Tom Graeff
Release date: 1959-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1959 : Gangster Story
50.

Gangster Story

2.1
4.7/10 IMDB

Gangster and cop killer Jack Martin is on the run from the law, and hides out in a small town. Low on funds, he engineers a clever bank robbery that yields him a big bundle. Now he has not only the cops and the FBI after him, but also the local crime boss, who's outraged that an outsider can pull off a heist like that in his territory and not cut him in on it.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Carol Grace, Bruce MacFarlane, Garry Walberg, Raikin Ben-Ari, David Leonard, John Albright, Clegg Hoyt, Leonard Bremen, Vic Tayback ..
Directed by: Walter Matthau
Release date: 1959-12-01

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