Best Crime Movies of 1964

1.

A Shot in the Dark

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Herbert Lom, Graham Stark, Moira Redmond, Tracy Reed, Burt Kwouk, André Maranne, Vanda Godsell ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1964-06-23
2.

Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Cecil Kellaway, Victor Buono, Mary Astor, Wesley Addy, William Campbell, Bruce Dern ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1964-12-15
3.

Dead Ringer

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.

Starring: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford, Philip Carey, Jean Hagen, George Macready, Estelle Winwood, George Chandler, Mario Alcalde, Cyril Delevanti ..
Directed by: Paul Henreid
Release date: 1964-02-19
4.

The Naked Kiss

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.

Starring: Constance Towers, Michael Dante, Anthony Eisley, Virginia Grey, Patsy Kelly, Marie Devereux, Karen Conrad, Linda Francis, Bill Sampson, Sheila Mintz ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1964-10-29
5.

Murder Most Foul

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank, Megs Jenkins, Dennis Price, Ralph Michael, Stringer Davis, Francesca Annis, James Bolam ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1964-03-01
6.

Murder Ahoy

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

During an annual board of trustees meeting, one of the trustees dies. Miss Marple thinks he’s been poisoned after finding a chemical on him. She sets off to investigate at the ship where he had just come from. The fourth and final film from the Miss Marple series starring Margaret Rutherford as the quirky amateur detective.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Lionel Jeffries, Charles Tingwell, William Mervyn, Henry Oscar, Joan Benham, Nicholas Parsons, Miles Malleson ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1964-06-01
7.

The Killers

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager, Claude Akins, Norman Fell, Ronald Reagan, Virginia Christine, Don Haggerty, Robert Phillips ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1964-07-07
8.

Topkapi

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Arthur Simon Simpson is a small-time crook biding his time in Greece. One of his potential victims turns out to be a gentleman thief planning to steal the emerald-encrusted dagger of the Mehmed II from Istanbul's Topkapi Museum.

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Gilles Ségal, Robert Morley, Jess Hahn, Akim Tamiroff, Titos Vandis, Joe Dassin, Ege Ernart ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1964-09-02
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9.

Woman of Straw

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Anthony Richmond schemes to get the fortune of his tyrannical, wheelchair-using tycoon uncle Charles Richmond by persuading Maria, a nurse he employs, to marry him.

Starring: Gina Lollobrigida, Sean Connery, Ralph Richardson, Alexander Knox, Johnny Sekka, Peter Madden, Danny Daniels, Laurence Hardy, Michael Goodliffe, André Morell ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1964-04-28
10.

Robin and the 7 Hoods

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north side. Although he's out-gunned, Robbo wants to keep his own territory. A pool-playing dude from Indiana and the director of a boys' orphanage join forces with Robbo; and, when he gives some money to the orphanage, he becomes the toast of the town as a hood like Robin Hood. Meanwhile, Guy schemes to get rid of Robbo, and Big Jim's heretofore unknown daughter Marian appears and goes from man to man trying to find an ally in her quest to run the whole show. Can Robbo hold things together?

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, Barbara Rush, Victor Buono, Hank Henry, Robert Foulk, Allen Jenkins ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1964-06-24

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