Best Crime Movies of 1963

1.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Ethel Merman, Dick Shawn ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1963-11-07
2.

The Pink Panther

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

The trademark of The Phantom, a renowned jewel thief, is a glove left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Clouseau, an expert on The Phantom's exploits, feels sure that he knows where The Phantom will strike next and leaves Paris for Switzerland, where the famous Lugashi jewel 'The Pink Panther' is going to be. However, he does not know who The Phantom really is, or for that matter who anyone else really is...

Starring: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine, Brenda De Banzie, Colin Gordon, John Le Mesurier, James Lanphier, Guy Thomajan, Michael Trubshawe ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1963-12-18
Best Crime Movies of 1963 : Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination
3.

Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

President John F. Kennedy is shown riding in an open-top car with his wife and several others, waving at crowds on the sidewalk. He is hit by a bullet and clutches his throat as the others react with surprise. Another shot hits Kennedy in the head and he collapses. A Secret Service agent runs up to the car, and Mrs. Kennedy climbs onto the trunk to pull him aboard as the car speeds away.

Starring: Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy ..
Directed by: Abraham Zapruder
Release date: 1963-11-22
4.

Murder at the Gallop

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Miss Marple and Mr. Stringer are witnesses to the death by heart attack of elderly, rich Mr. Enderby. Yet they have their doubts about what happened. The police don't believe them, thus leading Miss Marple to yet again investigate by herself.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley, Flora Robson, Charles Tingwell, Gordon Harris, Robert Urquhart, Katya Douglas, Noel Howlett, Finlay Currie ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1963-01-01
5.

The Prize

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

For some reason, this year's Nobel prize in literature has been awarded to the young author Andrew Craig, who seems to be more interested in women and drinking than writing. Another laureate is Dr. Max Stratman, the famous German-American physicist who comes to Stockholm with his young and beautiful niece Emily. The Foreign Department also gives him an assistant during his stay, Miss Andersson. Craig soon notices that Dr. Stratman is acting strangely. The second time they meet, Dr. Stratman does not even recognize him.

Starring: Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson, Elke Sommer, Diane Baker, Micheline Presle, Gérard Oury, Sacha Pitoëff, Sergio Fantoni, Kevin McCarthy, Leo G. Carroll ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1963-12-25
6.

The List of Adrian Messenger

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Adrian Messenger, a famous writer, asks his friend Anthony Gethryn, a former British agent, to help him investigate the whereabouts of the people who appear on a list, without asking him the reason why he should do so.

Starring: George C. Scott, Dana Wynter, Clive Brook, Tony Curtis, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, John Merivale, Gladys Cooper ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1963-05-23
Best Crime Movies of 1963 : A Jolly Bad Fellow
7.

A Jolly Bad Fellow

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

An English professor decides that there are too many useless people in the world and invents a gas that will kill them off. But first they'll at least have a good laugh.

Starring: Leo McKern, Janet Munro, Maxine Audley, Dennis Price, Miles Malleson, Mervyn Johns, Leonard Rossiter ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1963-11-01
Best Crime Movies of 1963 : The Running Man
8.

The Running Man

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

An insurance man (Alan Bates) gets chummy in Spain with a couple (Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick) who have collected on a fake death.

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick, Alan Bates, Felix Aylmer, Eleanor Summerfield, Allan Cuthbertson, Harold Goldblatt, Noel Purcell, Ramsay Ames, Fernando Rey ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1963-10-01
9.

The Wrong Arm of the Law

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

The crooks in London know how it works. No one carries guns and no one resists the police. Then a new gang appears that go one better. They dress as police and steal from the crooks. This upset's the natural order of the police/criminal relationship and the police and the crooks join forces to catch the IPOs (Impersonating Police Officers), including an armoured car robbery in which the police must help the gangs to set a trap.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Lionel Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins, Nanette Newman, Davy Kaye, Bill Kerr, Ed Devereaux, Reg Lye, John Le Mesurier, Graham Stark ..
Directed by: Cliff Owen
Release date: 1963-03-17
10.

Maniac

3.3
5.9/10 IMDB

When a stranger enters a quiet, country town and is seduced by a sensuous married woman he unwittingly finds himself at the centre of a storm of sexual guilt and murder.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray, Donald Houston, Liliane Brousse, George Pastell, Arnold Diamond, Norman Bird, Justine Lord, Jerold Wells, Leon Peers ..
Directed by: Michael Carreras
Release date: 1963-05-20

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