Best Crime Movies of 1962

1.

To Kill a Mockingbird

6.6
8.2/10 IMDB

Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, John Megna, Brock Peters, James Anderson, Estelle Evans, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1962-12-25
2.

Lolita

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's teenaged daughter.

Starring: James Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Lois Maxwell, John Harrison, Diana Decker, Jerry Stovin, Gary Cockrell, Bill Greene ..
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1962-06-13
3.

Birdman of Alcatraz

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard and nurses it back to health. Despite having only a third grade education, Stroud goes on to become a renowned ornithologist and achieves a greater sense of freedom and purpose behind bars than most people find in the outside world.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand, Betty Field, Telly Savalas, Edmond O'Brien, Hugh Marlowe, Whit Bissell, Crahan Denton ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1962-07-04
4.

The Trial

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider, Orson Welles, Akim Tamiroff, Elsa Martinelli, Suzanne Flon, Madeleine Robinson, Max Haufler, Max Buchsbaum ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1962-12-21
5.

Experiment in Terror

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works. He threatens to kill her teenage sister Toby, if she tells the police. However she manages to contact F.B.I. agent Ripley.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers, Roy Poole, Ned Glass, Anita Loo, Patricia Huston, Gilbert Green, Clifton James, Al Avalon ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1962-04-12
6.

Captain Clegg

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

What secret lay behind the dreaded Marsh Phantoms, the ghostly riders whose silent approach in the darkness of the bleak, unwelcoming Romney Marshes causes men to die of fright? Are they a genuine manifestation or a cover for illegal smuggling activities. Perhaps Dr. Blyss, the benign vicar of the quiet village of Dymchurch, knows the truth about the ruthless pirate and smuggler who lies buried in the village graveyard and can unravel the phenomenon of the curse of Captain Clegg.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed, Yvonne Romain, Michael Ripper, Martin Benson, David Lodge, Daphne Anderson, Derek Francis, Milton Reid ..
Directed by: Peter Graham Scott
Release date: 1962-06-13
Best Crime Movies of 1962 : The Boys
7.

The Boys

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A night watchman at a garage is found murdered, and four teddy boys are put on trial for the crime. Witnesses and suspects give differing accounts of the lead-up to the crime, and the truth emerges.

Starring: Richard Todd, Robert Morley, Dudley Sutton, Ronald Lacey, Jess Conrad, Tony Garnett, Wilfrid Brambell, Felix Aylmer, David Lodge, Patrick Magee ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1962-08-31
Best Crime Movies of 1962 : Jigsaw
8.

Jigsaw

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and Hove but also further afield.

Starring: Jack Warner, Yolande Donlan, Michael Goodliffe, John Le Mesurier, John Barron, Moira Redmond, Christine Bocca, Brian Oulton, Ray Barrett, Norman Chappell ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1962-08-21
Best Crime Movies of 1962 : Strongroom
9.

Strongroom

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

During a bank robbery, the manager and a cashier are locked in the strongroom, while the crooks escape. Later, when the gang realise that their plan to release the pair has gone wrong, they return to the bank to try and release them before the police turn up.

Starring: Colin Gordon, Ann Lynn, Keith Faulkner, Derren Nesbitt, John Chappell, William Morgan Sheppard, Hilda Fenemore, Diana Chesney, Ian Colin, Pamela Conway ..
Directed by: Vernon Sewell
Release date: 1962-05-04
Best Crime Movies of 1962 : Crooks Anonymous
10.

Crooks Anonymous

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

A former burglar trying to go straight joins a rehabilitation scheme using much the same methods as AA. Through the process, he takes work as a department store Santa, where the endless parade of goods and money, not to mention the pretty young shop hands have him like a moth to a flame in no time flat.

Starring: Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Julie Christie, Wilfrid Hyde-White, James Robertson Justice, Dick Emery, Dandy Nichols, Michael Medwin, Raymond Huntley, Norman Rossington ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1962-03-31

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