Best Crime Movies of 1961

1.

West Side Story

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.

Starring: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente ..
Directed by: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Release date: 1961-12-13
2.

Murder She Said

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

Miss Marple believes she's seen a murder in a passing-by train, yet when the police find no evidence she decides to investigate it on her own.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Muriel Pavlow, James Robertson Justice, Thorley Walters, Charles Tingwell, Conrad Phillips, Ronald Howard, Joan Hickson, Stringer Davis ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1961-09-26
3.

Victim

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Barrister Melville Farr is on the path to success. With his practice winning cases and a loving marriage to his wife, Farr's career and personal life are nearly idyllic. However, when blackmailers link the secretly closeted Farr to a young gay man, everything Farr has worked for is threatened. But instead of giving in, Farr decides to fight.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Nigel Stock, Peter McEnery, Anthony Nicholls, Norman Bird, Margaret Diamond, Hilton Edwards, John Barrie ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1961-08-01
4.

Cash on Demand

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Starring: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon, Norman Bird, Barry Lowe, Kevin Stoney, Edith Sharpe, Lois Daine, Alan Haywood, Charles Morgan ..
Directed by: Quentin Lawrence
Release date: 1961-12-20
5.

Whistle Down the Wind

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

When an injured wife-murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the farmer’s three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

Starring: Alan Bates, Hayley Mills, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird, Diane Clare, Hamilton Dyce, John Arnatt, Ronald Hines, Michael Lees, Michael Raghan ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1961-07-25
6.

Blast of Silence

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.

Starring: Allen Baron, Molly McCarthy, Larry Tucker, Bill DePrato, Peter H. Clune, Danny Meehan, Lionel Stander, Joe Bubbico, Gil Rogers, Ruth Kaner ..
Directed by: Allen Baron
Release date: 1961-03-20
7.

Underworld U.S.A.

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, Paul Dubov, Robert Emhardt, Larry Gates, Richard Rust, Gerald Milton, David Kent, Peter Brocco ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1961-02-22
8.

The Young Savages

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews, Vivian Nathan, Shelley Winters, Larry Gates, Telly Savalas, Pilar Seurat, Jody Fair, Roberta Shore ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1961-05-24
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : The Adventures of Superboy
9.

The Adventures of Superboy

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Jimmy, Clark Kent and Lana Lang's friend, is ashamed that his father works as a doorman at the Smallville theater. His opinion changes when Superboy is able to thwart a robbery with Jimmy's father's help.

Starring: John Rockwell, Bunny Henning, Ross Elliott, Monty Margetts, Charles Maxwell, Robert B. Williams, Richard Reeves, Yvonne White, Stacy Harris, Jimmy Bates ..
Directed by: George Blair
Release date: 1961-01-01
10.

The Terror of the Tongs

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

In 1910, Hong Kong, under the rule of the British Empire, is a prosperous and bustling city, but, hidden in the shadows of its many narrow streets, the hideous members of the Red Dragon gang, a branch of the evil Chinese secret society of the Tongs, lurk and murder those who oppose to their tyranny, which thrives on vice, crime and the fear of the weakest.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Yvonne Monlaur, Geoffrey Toone, Marne Maitland, Brian Worth, Roger Delgado, Ewen Solon, Marie Burke, Richard Leech, Charles Lloyd Pack ..
Directed by: Anthony Bushell
Release date: 1961-03-15
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : The Crimebusters
11.

The Crimebusters

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Government agents hunt America's most dangerous crooks. Based on the "Cain's Hundred" TV series.

Starring: Peter Mark Richman, Martin Gabel, Phillip Pine, Carol Eve Rossen, Gavin MacLeod, Bruce Dern, Ted de Corsia ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Payroll
12.

Payroll

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ahead with the robbery, but when the driver of the armoured van is killed in the raid, his wife plans revenge, and with the police closing in, the gang start to turn on each other.

Starring: Michael Craig, Françoise Prévost, Billie Whitelaw, William Lucas, Kenneth Griffith, Tom Bell, Barry Keegan, Edward Cast, Andrew Faulds, William Dexter ..
Directed by: Sidney Hayers
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Seven Keys
13.

Seven Keys

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Alan Dobie plays a convict who is bequeathed a set of seven keys by a fellow prisoner. After discovering that the deceased was an embezzler who stole £20,000 that was never recovered; he sets out to find the cash after finishing the last three months of his sentence. However he must first solve the mystery of which locks the keys fit, and run the gauntlet of the police and a number of gangsters who are after him and the money.

Starring: Jeannie Carson, Alan Dobie, Delphi Lawrence, Jack Carson, John Lee, Anthony Nicholls, Robertson Hare, Fabia Drake, Alan White, Colin Gordon ..
Directed by: Pat Jackson
Release date: 1961-02-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Pit of Darkness
14.

Pit of Darkness

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

When Richard Logan, the partner in a safe making firm, is found unconscious, on an old deserted bomb site, he finds that he has no recollection of the last three weeks. Then he discovers that the private detective, hired by his wife, has been found murdered, and a safe that his firm installed in a large country house, has been cleverly opened, and the contents are missing. So with the help of his wife, he sets out to uncover the truth.

Starring: William Franklyn, Moira Redmond, Bruno Barnabe, Leonard Sachs, Nigel Green, Nanette Newman, Tony Booth, Jacqueline Jones, Michael Balfour, Bruce Beeby ..
Directed by: Lance Comfort
Release date: 1961-10-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Johnny Nobody
15.

Johnny Nobody

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

When the atheistic ranting of Irish-American author James Mulcahy upsets the inhabitants of the Irish village to which he has retired, a mob threatens him. But moments after he has dared God to strike him dead, a stranger appears and does so. The man, dubbed "Johnny Nobody" by the press, claims no knowledge of Mulcahy or even of himself. He asks the help of the village priest, Father Carey, in his upcoming trial for Mulcahy's murder. While the amnesiac Johnny goes to trial, Father Carey mulls questions of belief raised by the case. And then, the good father learns a little more about Johnny Nobody...

Starring: William Bendix, Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Aldo Ray, Cyril Cusack, Niall MacGinnis, Bernie Winters, Noel Purcell, Eddie Byrne, John Welsh ..
Directed by: Nigel Patrick
Release date: 1961-10-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : The Secret Partner
16.

The Secret Partner

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A shipping tycoon with a record becomes a suspect when money goes missing from the company vault.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Haya Harareet, Bernard Lee, Hugh Burden, Lee Montague, Melissa Stribling, Conrad Phillips, John Lee, Norman Bird, Peter Illing ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1961-05-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : You Have to Run Fast
17.

You Have to Run Fast

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

Dr. Frank Harlow is in the process of trying to save a man badly beaten by two gangsters whom he identifies to the police. When the victim dies the charge becomes murder and Harlow hightails it to the far woods where he finds a job as clerk Roger Condon in a sporting-goods store. Harlow's plan is to lay low until the gangsters forget about him. But complications arise from two different sectors. First, Harlow falls in love with the local beauty Laurie Maitland and second, the murderers find out where he is hiding.

Starring: Craig Hill, Elaine Edwards, Grant Richards, Willis Bouchey, Ken Mayer, Shepherd Sanders, Brad Trumbull, John Apone, Jack Mann, Max Mellinger ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1961-07-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : The Man in the Back Seat
18.

The Man in the Back Seat

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

The haunting story of two incompetent crooks and an unwanted passenger which obviously has its roots in the Banquo’s ghost segment of Macbeth.

Starring: Derren Nesbitt, Keith Faulkner, Carol White, Harry Locke ..
Directed by: Vernon Sewell
Release date: 1961-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : The Frightened City
19.

The Frightened City

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A London accountant (Herbert Lom) forms six gangs into a syndicate which he tries to control with a killer (Sean Connery).

Starring: Herbert Lom, John Gregson, Sean Connery, Alfred Marks, Yvonne Romain, Olive McFarland, Frederick Piper, Marianne Stone, John Stone, David Davies ..
Directed by: John Lemont
Release date: 1961-09-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Offbeat
20.

Offbeat

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

When Scotland Yard finds themselves up against a brick wall in tracking down a vicious gang of thieves and bank robbers, they call in Layton, a loner from MI5 to work his way into the gang and help bring them down.

Starring: William Sylvester, Mai Zetterling, John Meillon, Anthony Dawson, Neil McCarthy, Joseph Fürst, Harry Baird, John Phillips, Victor Brooks, Diana King ..
Directed by: Cliff Owen
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : The Clue of the New Pin
21.

The Clue of the New Pin

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

TV journalist Tab Holland assists Scotland yard with the murder of a reclusive millionaire whose corpse is discovered locked in a vault. The key to the vault is mysteriously found on the table beside the corpse.

Starring: Paul Daneman, Bernard Archard, James Villiers, Katherine Woodville ..
Directed by: Allan Davis
Release date: 1961-02-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Twenty Plus Two
22.

Twenty Plus Two

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

A famous movie star's fan club secretary has been brutally murdered. She has in her office old newspaper clippings regarding a missing heiress. Did the secretary know something about the mystery of the heiress? David Janssen investigates.

Starring: David Janssen, Jeanne Crain, Dina Merrill, Agnes Moorehead, Brad Dexter, Robert Strauss, Jacques Aubuchon, William Demarest, George N. Neise, Fredd Wayne ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1961-08-13
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Ring of Fire
23.

Ring of Fire

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Frank Gorshin and his girlfriend, Joyce Taylor, are on the run from the law when apprehended and arrested by the Sherriff..

Starring: David Janssen, Joyce Taylor, Frank Gorshin, Joel Marston, James Johnson, Ron Myron, Marshall Kent, Doodles Weaver ..
Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Release date: 1961-06-14
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Rendezvous
24.

Rendezvous

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A soap-opera/murder mystery that builds to a deliriously melodramatic finale.

Starring: Annie Girardot, Andréa Parisy, Jean-Claude Pascal, Philippe Noiret, Michel Piccoli, George Sanders, George Sanders ..
Directed by: Jean Delannoy
Release date: 1961-11-10
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Mad Dog Coll
25.

Mad Dog Coll

2.6
5.4/10 IMDB

Killer Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll moves in on gangster Dutch Schultz in 1920s New York.

Starring: John Davis Chandler, Kay Doubleday, Brooke Hayward, Neil Burstyn, Jerry Orbach, Vincent Gardenia, Telly Savalas, Glenn Cannon, T.J. Castronovo, Leonardo Cimino ..
Directed by: Burt Balaban
Release date: 1961-05-12
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : The 7th Commandment
26.

The 7th Commandment

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

When Pete gets amnesia after a car wreck, he assumes the life of an evangelist with the help of of a preacher. After his newfound success, however, his old girlfriend, and her new boyfriend, decide to blackmail Kidd for a search of the money. Kidd's problems intensify as memories start returning--and he thinks he killed the other driver.

Starring: Jonathan Kidd, Lynn Statten, John Harmon, Frank Arvidson, Wendy Berwick, Wayne Berwick, Patrick Cranshaw ..
Directed by: Irvin Berwick
Release date: 1961-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : King of the Roaring 20's – The Story of Arnold Rothstein
27.

King of the Roaring 20's – The Story of Arnold Rothstein

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

Gambler Arnold Rothstein marries an actress, avenges his buddy and meets an underworld fate.

Starring: David Janssen, Dianne Foster, Jack Carson, Diana Dors, Dan O'Herlihy, Mickey Shaughnessy, Keenan Wynn, William Demarest, Regis Toomey, Robert Ellenstein ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1961-06-11
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : A Question of Suspense
28.

A Question of Suspense

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

A young woman sets out to get revenge against a rich man who murdered her lover.

Starring: Peter Reynolds, Noelle Middleton, Yvonne Buckingham, Norman Rodway, James Neylin, Pauline Delaney, Anne Mulvey, Peter Dix ..
Directed by: Max Varnel
Release date: 1961-10-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Never Back Losers
29.

Never Back Losers

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Two rival gangs are trying to fix horse races and a jockey is attacked and left for dead in a stage-managed car crash. An insurance investigator makes routine enquiries into the "accident" and one of the gang leaders feels threatened by this and takes counter measures.

Starring: Jack Hedley, Jacqueline Ellis, Patrick Magee, Richard Warner, Larry Martyn, Derek Francis, Austin Trevor, Harry Locke, George Tovey, Hilda Barry ..
Directed by: Robert Tronson
Release date: 1961-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Girls Beware
30.

Girls Beware

2.4
5.0/10 IMDB

Girls Beware is a trilogy of tragedies brought about by teenage girls' attempts at independent behavior. Covers do's and don'ts in the babysitting situation. Develops the problem of the 'PICK UP' and the girls who go with boys that are too old.

Directed by: Sid Davis
Release date: 1961-01-01
31.

Five Minutes to Live

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

A guitar playing killer terrorizes a housewife while his partner robs the bank where her husband works.

Starring: Johnny Cash, Ron Howard, Donald Woods, Cay Forester, Pamela Mason, Vic Tayback, Merle Travis, Midge Ware, Norma Varden, Leslie Kimmell ..
Directed by: Bill Karn
Release date: 1961-12-07
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Rag Doll
32.

Rag Doll

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A British drama about a girl becoming a woman after she relocates to London. She and her young boyfriend become tempted by one of her older admirers money.

Starring: Jess Conrad, Hermione Baddeley, Kenneth Griffith, Patrick Magee, Patrick Jordan, Christina Gregg, Marie Devereux, Eve Eden ..
Directed by: Lance Comfort
Release date: 1961-01-01
33.

The Happy Thieves

2.4
5.2/10 IMDB

A suave art thief romances a wealthy duchess, only to enable him to steal a priceless painting from her collection. Complications ensue.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Rex Harrison, Joseph Wiseman, Alida Valli, Grégoire Aslan, Virgilio Teixeira, Peter Illing, Britt Ekland, George Rigaud, Gérard Tichy ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1961-12-20
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Freedom to Die
34.

Freedom to Die

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

Paul Maxwell plays Craig Owen, an incarcerated criminal whose cellmate holds the secret to the valuable contents within a safe deposit box. When the cellmate dies, Owen breaks out of jail in search of the stash. Unable to open the box, the fugitive abducts Linda (Felicity Young), the dead man's daughter. Tension mounts as the girl plays for time to prevent her own demise.

Starring: Paul Maxwell, Felicity Young, Bruce Seton, Kay Callard, Laurie Leigh, Charles Byrne, James Fitzgerald, T. P. McKenna ..
Directed by: Francis Searle
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Two Wives at One Wedding
35.

Two Wives at One Wedding

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Tom Murray's wedding day takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious woman arrives uninvited and claims to be Tom's wife.

Starring: Gordon Jackson, Christina Gregg, Lisa Daniely, André Maranne, Humphrey Lestocq, Douglas Ives, John Serret, Annette Carell, Steve Plytas, Viola Keats ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully
Release date: 1961-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Your Money or Your Life
36.

Your Money or Your Life

2.2
5.7/10 IMDB

A short crime film set in a fairground.

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski
Release date: 1961-09-19
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Return of a Stranger
37.

Return of a Stranger

2.1
5.0/10 IMDB

An obsessed man returns to claim the woman he loves.

Starring: John Ireland, Susan Stephen, Cyril Shaps, Timothy Beaton, Patrick McAlinney, Kevin Stoney, Ian Fleming, Raymond Rollett, Frederick Piper ..
Directed by: Max Varnel
Release date: 1961-01-01
38.

Fiend of Dope Island

2.0
5.4/10 IMDB

Charlie is a dope smuggler who lives on his own private desert island and rules over the natives with an iron fist. When the native stooges get out of line, Charlie literally cracks the whip on his insubordinate subordinates. When a sexpot named Glory comes to the island, he holds her prisoner and makes her go-go dance for him.

Starring: Bruce Bennett, Robert Bray, Tania Velia, Ralph A. Rodriguez, Milton Steifel, Miguel Ángel Álvarez, Edmundo Rivera Álvarez, Molly Odell, Ruth Fernández, Tito Enriquez ..
Directed by: Nate Watt
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Three Blondes In His Life
39.

Three Blondes In His Life

2.0
5.2/10 IMDB

Tough insurance investigator Mahoney goes to LA to look into the murder of a fellow investigator. It's found that the murdered man knew three different women — all blondes — and with each he had had a love affair. What is their connection to the crime? And will Mahoney bed all of them as well?

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Greta Thyssen, Jesse White, Elaine Edwards, Anthony Dexter, Valerie Porter, Brian O'Hara, Darlene Hendricks, Charles G. Neidel Sr., Gil Frye ..
Directed by: Leon Chooluck
Release date: 1961-12-31
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : 20,000 Eyes
40.

20,000 Eyes

1.9
5.4/10 IMDB

An investment counselor turns jewel thief when the gangster he embezzled funds from demands to be paid back.

Starring: Gene Nelson, Merry Anders, James Brown, John Banner, Judith Rawlins, Robert Shayne, Barbara Parkins ..
Directed by: Jack Leewood
Release date: 1961-06-14
41.

Anatomy of a Psycho

1.8
4.1/10 IMDB

The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.

Starring: Ronnie Burns, Pamela Lincoln, Darrell Howe, Judy Howard, Michael Granger, Frank Killmond, Russ Bender, Don Devlin, William Salzwedel, Robert Stabler ..
Directed by: Boris Petroff
Release date: 1961-06-14
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Hauteclaire
42.

Hauteclaire

1.8
8.0/10 IMDB

The action takes place under the Restoration, at the Château de Savigny, near Nerville, a devout and prudish little town in the Cotentin region. Doctor Torty is the doctor. He tells a story of which he is the only one to know the secret, that of a criminal couple, without any remorse. The pretty Hauteclaire Stassin, daughter of the master of arms, meets the Count of Savigny, married to the noble and languid Delphine. Madly in love with the count, Hauteclaire joined the castle as a servant. Shortly after, the countess died of poisoning. Will the guilty lovers go unpunished?

Starring: Paul Frankeur, Mireille Darc, Clotilde Joano, Michel Piccoli, Edmond Beauchamp, Yves Brainville, Dominique Clément, Jacqueline Rivière, Marcel d'Orval, Paul Préboist ..
Directed by: Jean Prat
Release date: 1961-06-13
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Echo of Barbara
43.

Echo of Barbara

1.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Barbara is the long-lost sister of no-good Mike Roscoe (Ronald Hines). Paula Brown (Maureen Connell) is the stripper whom Mike hires to pose as Barbara. It's all part of a scheme to fool Mike's ex-convict dad Sam Roscoe (Mervyn Johns). The son hopes to entice Sam into revealing the whereabouts of his stolen money, and Paula is hopefully going to do the trick. Based on a novel by Jonathan Burke, Echo of Barbara is a better-than-usual British programmer, entertaining despite its surplus of unpleasant leading characters.

Starring: Mervyn Johns, Maureen Connell, Paul Stassino, Ronald Hines, Tom Bell, Brian Peck, Eddie Leslie, Beatrice Varley, John Abineri, Diana Potter ..
Directed by: Sidney Hayers
Release date: 1961-04-29
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : The Lawbreakers
44.

The Lawbreakers

1.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The story of a scheme to double-cross the syndicate and steal its money, and of a police commissioner?'?s efforts to investigate homicides that take place as the scheme unfolds while also fighting corruption in the city government and police department.

Starring: Jack Warden, Vera Miles, Robert Douglas, Arch Johnson, Douglas Odney, Robert H. Harris, Ken Lynch, Robert Bailey ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1961-08-15
45.

Bomb in the High Street

1.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Thieves disguised as soldiers plan to use a bomb scare as part of their plan to rob a bank.

Starring: Ronald Howard, Terry Palmer, Suzanna Leigh, Jack Allen, Russell Waters, James Villiers, Maurice Good ..
Directed by: Peter Bezencenet, Terry Bishop
Release date: 1961-12-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : The Man at the Carlton Tower
46.

The Man at the Carlton Tower

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

The police investigate the murder of an officer, killed during a jewel robbery.

Starring: Terence Alexander, Keith Ashley, Maxine Audley, Alfred Burke ..
Directed by: Robert Tronson
Release date: 1961-07-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : The Murder Men
47.

The Murder Men

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Melodrama of the attempt to smash a drug ring and to promote a former addict singer's rehabilitation. Edited from TV series, Cain's Hundred

Starring: Peter Mark Richman, Dorothy Dandridge, James Coburn, Joe Mantell, Ivan Dixon, Ed Asner ..
Directed by: John Peyser
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Portrait of a Mobster
48.

Portrait of a Mobster

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A vicious hood rises to the top of the rackets in Depression-era New York in this account of the life of Dutch Schultz.

Starring: Vic Morrow, Leslie Parrish, Peter Breck, Robert McQueeney, Ken Lynch, Stephen Roberts, Joseph Gallison, Ray Danton, Larry J. Blake, Anthony Eisley ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1961-04-19
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : V.D.
49.

V.D.

1.5
5.3/10 IMDB

A high school track star's wedding plans are capsized by venereal disease and a bad, beautiful new girl in town. His coach and a physician steer him into the light again.

Starring: Dolores Faith, Mory Schoolhouse, Charlotte Stewart, Michael Bell, Cliff Hall ..
Directed by: H. Haile Chace
Release date: 1961-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1961 : Man Detained
50.

Man Detained

1.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A petty burglar sets a chain of events in motion when he steals some money that the owner doesn't want the authorities to know about.

Starring: Bernard Archard, Elvi Hale, Paul Stassino, Michael Coles, Ann Sears ..
Directed by: Robert Tronson
Release date: 1961-10-01

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