Best Crime Movies of 1966
How to Steal a Million
A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.
The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.
Harry Dean is a career burglar set on stealing a piece of priceless art from the world's wealthiest man, Mr. Shahbandar. With the help of exotic showgirl Nicole Chang, he concocts the perfect scheme for how the robbery should go and lays it out point by point. However, when the team tries to execute the plan, perfection and reality don't quite match up, and Harry's vision begins to unravel in this twisty tale of a heist gone wrong.
Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
When a plot against a prominent Middle Eastern politician is uncovered, David Pollock, a professor of ancient hieroglyphics at Oxford University, is recruited to help expose the scheme. Pollock must find information believed to be in hieroglyphic code and must also contend with a mysterious man called Beshraavi. Meanwhile, Beshraavi's lover, Yasmin Azir, seems willing to aid Pollock -- but is she really on his side?
The Wrong Box
In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other—or can be made to have seemed to do so.
The Deadly Affair
Charles Dobbs is a British secret agent investigating the apparent suicide of Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan. Dobbs suspects that Fennan's wife, Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi Germany extermination camp, might have some clues, but other officials want Dobbs to drop the case. So Dobbs hires a retiring inspector, Mendel, to quietly make inquiries. Dobbs isn't at all sure as there are a number of anomalies that simply can't be explained away. Dobbs is also having trouble at home with his errant wife, whom he very much loves, having frequent affairs. He's also pleased to see an old friend, Dieter Frey, who he recruited after the war. With the assistance of a colleague and a retired policeman, Dobbs tries to piece together just who is the spy and who in fact assassinated Fennan.
Matt Helm is called out of retirement to stop the evil Big O organization who plan to explode an atomic bomb over Alamagordo, NM, and start WW III.
The Quiller Memorandum
After two British Secret Intelligence Service agents are murdered at the hands of a cryptic neo-Nazi group known as Phoenix, the suave agent Quiller is sent to Berlin to investigate.
Fame Is the Name of the Game
A brash, big-time investigative reporter, looking into the death of a call girl, uncovers her diary and tries to find her killer among the names contained in it.
After the Fox
A criminal mastermind sets up a phony film production as part of a plan to smuggle stolen gold.
Eye of the Devil
A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret.
When James met Penelope at a club, it took all of three weeks before they were married. But after the marriage, other women became attracted to James and he kept getting promoted, which took him away from Penelope. So Penelope puts on a disguise and robs her husband's bank. Her psychiatrist, Greg, believes that this condition is caused by James being over worked and under romantic with Penelope. She also tells Greg that she robs the business associates of James. But Greg is in love with Penelope - in fact everyone likes her. The problem is when she confesses to her crimes, no one believes her.
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
A sophisticated con man mounts an intricate plan to rob an airport bank while the Soviet premier is due to arrive.
The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery
The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.
The Brides of Fu Manchu
This time Fu Manchu and his army of henchmen are kidnaping the daughters of prominent scientists and taking them to his remote island headquarters. Instead of asking for ransom, Fu demands that the fathers help him to build a death ray, which he intends to use to take over the world. But Fu's archenemy, Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard, is determined not to let that happen.
Assault on a Queen
A group of adventurers refloat a WWII German submarine and prepare to use it to pull a very large heist; The Queen Mary which they plan to rob on the high seas.
Hot Rod Hullabaloo
A young hot rodder, needing money to go to college, decides to participate in an illegal drag race. He knows he has the fastest car around and so does his competitor who is willing to stop at nothing to win the large pot and begins plotting to shooting the hero. When the good driver's best friend learns of the scheme he races off to warn him. Unfortunately, the wicked driver runs him over right in front of the aspiring student's girl friend, who learns of the plot from the dying friend. The quick-witted girl saves her lover's life in one ingenious, and ultimately, gory stroke. The film was shot on location in Washington, D.C.
A group of young railway enthusiasts attempt to stop the closure of the local railway by trying to raise money to buy it and the steam engine "Matilda." They get help from a pair of men claiming to be enthusiasts but who turn out to be robbers who plan to hold up the mail train
The Trygon Factor
A Scotland Yard detective is investigating a string of robberies and a murder, and the information he uncovers leads him to the estate of a wealthy but strange English family, who share their mansion with a group of nuns. The detective comes to suspect that neither the family nor the nuns is quite what they seem to be.
Inspector Holloway is investigating a series of brutal murders in which a doll of each victim is found at the scene. The dolls, as it turns out,were purchased by the crippled Mrs. Von Sturm, whose home is overcrowded with a doll collection. Her pale, wide-eyed, neurotic son is the prime suspect and the daughter of one of the victims discovers the shocking truth.
The Boy Cried Murder
A young lad with a penchant for spinning elaborate yarns gets himself in deep trouble when he tries to tell people that he really did witness a terrible murder. Unfortunately no one believes him--except the killer. This multi-national drama/thriller, set within a resort community on the Adriatic Sea is a remake of the 1949 film The Window. A screen adaptation of a Cornell Woolrich story of the same name.
A patient being psychoanalyzed by Dr. Snow is a government scientist. General Pratt hides him in a secret place known as "Base X," forcing Dr. Snow to wear a blindfold whenever he is taken there ...
Drop Dead Darling
Nick tries to kill his wife to get her money, but when learning of this, she plans the same for him!
Our Man in Marrakesh
One of six travelers who catch the bus from Casablanca airport to Marrakesh is carrying $2 million to pay a local operator to fix United Nations votes. But which one?
Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who scores sensational wins at poker and chemin de fer because he has succeeded in marking the original plates for the backs of all the playing cards manufactured in a plant in Geneva and used in all the gambling joints in Europe. In his gambling depredation, Barney is spotted by Angel McGinnis, the daughter of a Scotland Yard Inspector 'Manny' McGinnis on the lookout for a man to do a job. The inspector enlists Barney's help in playing poker with a shady London character whom Scotland Yard wants to force to financial ruin.
Poppies Are Also Flowers
In this anti-drug film narrated by Grace Kelly, a group of narcotics agents working for the United Nations inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium at the Afghanistan–Iran border, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe.
Death Is a Woman
Narcotics agent Dennis goes undercover in the Mediterranean Islands to investigate a smuggling operation, and gains the confidence of a woman who works for the ringleader. But Dennis ends up arrested for murder when the crime boss turns up dead.
One Spy Too Many
The men from U.N.C.L.E." are back! This time Robert Vaughn and David McCallum must stop the megalomaniac Alexander from committing the world's greatest crimes.
Man On The Spying Trapeze
An American spy travels to Beirut where he's attacked by agents seeking a valuable microfilm.
Too Many Thieves
When some priceless Macedonian treasures are swiped, lawyer Falk arrives to get to the bottom of things.
Take Me Naked
A man's sexual obsession with a neighbor ends in bloodshed.
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter
Dr. Frankenstein's Granddaughter Maria, and her brother assistant Rudolph, moved to the old west because the lightning storms there are more frequent and intense, which allows them to work on the experiments of their grandfather. But the experiments are failing and Rudolph's been secretly killing the corpses afterwards. Meanwhile, the Lopez family leaves the town because of the evil going on there
Prostitutes Protective Society
Madame Sue runs a successful Prostitute operation in the heart of NYC, and as it should happen, The Mob wants to get a piece of the action. Still, being the go ahead women they are, they decide to fight back and keep themselves independent of any outsider business influence.
The One Eyed Soldiers
Action - The body of Dr. Charles Berens, Chief of the United Nations Medical Relief Organization, is seen hurtling from the lofty parapet of an ancient church. He has chosen death rather than capitulate to his murderous pursuers. Police chief Colonel Ferrer (Andrew Faulds) arrives in time to hear the dying Berens last words: "July the 18th! The One Eyed Soldiers." - Dale Robertson, Luciana Paluzzi, Guy Deghy
The Devil's Sisters
This film is based on the Las Poquianchis case in Mexico where Delfina and María de Jesús González lured in young women with false help wanted ads. They would get the women addicted to drugs and put them to work as prostitutes. Once they became too ill, used up or stubborn, they would be killed. Customers may also be killed if it appeared to be profitable enough. When police officers searched the sisters' property they found 91 bodies.
Teenage Gang Debs
Low budget gang movie in which Diane Conti plays rebelious teen Terry who moves to Brooklyn from Manhattan and soon gets involved in a gang. She soon muscles her way to the top making enemies as she goes.
Fury in Marrakesh
A contemporary gang of international thieves has found the multi-billion counterfeit money stash that the Nazis produced. They need to dump it all across the world at once. A lower-level dame is spotted distributing some of it, and this sets American agent Bob Dixon (Stephen Forsyth) onto the trail. - msroz on IMDb
Operation White Shark
When "The Third Eye" - a criminal organization made up of the world's most vicious killers - kidnaps nuclear scientist Professor Von Kraft, his secret formula for a new atomic weapon that can destroy all human life falls into their evil hands. Making things a tad difficult, however, is that the weapon is located deep beneath the ocean. Nevertheless, the Third Eye plans on experimenting with the device in little more than a week. However, the Secret Service has other ideas and asks "Jerry," their super computer, to locate the best man to stop them: Mark Andrews (RODD DANA), a special forces secret agent who infiltrates the criminal gang under the cover of a robber who just happens to be an expert underwater diver! He also wastes no time romancing all manner of shapely women in the tightest clothes imaginable (when they're wearing more than a modestly placed bed sheet) especially JANINE REYNAUD, the bisexual leader of The Third Eye, who sports a wild wardrobe of very revealing outfits.
The Wild World of Batwoman
The pointlessly-named Batwoman and her bevy of Batmaidens fight evil and dance.
Down These Mean Streets
A student film by Willard Huyck