Best Crime Movies of 1962


To Kill a Mockingbird

8.3/10 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

The Trial

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

Experiment in Terror

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
Best Crime Movies of 1962 : Jigsaw


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 : The Boys

The Boys

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 : Crooks Anonymous

Crooks Anonymous

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

Five Miles to Midnight

6.3/10 IMDB

Immediately after Lisa (Loren) declares that she is leaving her immature, abusive, but easy-going husband Robert (Perkins), he is reported dead in a plane crash. Secretly still alive, he convinces her to collect his life insurance, although she knows that it's a bad idea. Lisa must contend with the complications of the scheme, which involve an aggressive suitor (Young), Robert's jealousy, and her own guilt.

Starring: Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Gig Young, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Yolande Turner, Tommy Norden, Mathilde Casadesus, Billy Kearns, Elina Labourdette ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1962-12-12
Best Crime Movies of 1962 : Time to Remember

Time to Remember

6.6/10 IMDB

A gang of jewel thieves rob a house which has just become empty following the recent death of it's rich lady owner. The robbery is not a complete success and one of the gang hides the jewels in the house as he's about to be captured. Later the house is put up for sale and events lead the estate agent to conclude that the jewels may still be there.

Starring: Yvonne Monlaur, Harry H. Corbett, Robert Rietti, Ernest Clark, David Lodge, Jack Watson ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1962-07-01
Best Crime Movies of 1962 : 13 West Street

13 West Street

6.4/10 IMDB

Walt Sherill (Alan Ladd) is attacked and beat down by a group of juvenile delinquents on his way home from work one night. The boys who attacked him are not previously known by the police and are therefore hard to track down. As Sherill starts getting impatient he begins his own investigation. Meanwhile Detective Sergeant Koleski (Rod Steiger) does his best to track down the culprits.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Rod Steiger, Michael Callan, Dolores Dorn, Kenneth MacKenna, Margaret Hayes, Stanley Adams, Jeanne Cooper, Arnold Merritt, Mark Slade ..
Directed by: Philip Leacock
Release date: 1962-02-23
Best Crime Movies of 1962 : The Trunk

The Trunk

6.9/10 IMDB

An attorney's former mistress and his friend feign her death in order to bilk his new bride of 2,000 pounds.

Starring: Philip Carey, Julia Arnall, Dermot Walsh, Vera Day, Jill Hyem ..
Directed by: Donovan Winter
Release date: 1962-01-01

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