Best Crime Movies of 1969

1.

Take the Money and Run

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Virgil Starkwell is intent on becoming a notorious bank robber. Unfortunately for Virgil and his not-so-budding career, he is completely incompetent.

Starring: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde, Lonny Chapman, Jan Merlin, James Anderson, Howard Storm, Mark Gordon, Micil Murphy ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1969-08-18
2.

The Italian Job

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Charlie's got a 'job' to do. Having just left prison he finds one his of friends has attempted a high risk job in Torino, Italy, right under the nose of the mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far, so Charlie takes over the 'job'. Using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars and a bus, he hopes to bring Torino to a standstill, steal a fortune in gold and escape in the chaos.

Starring: Michael Caine, Noël Coward, Benny Hill, Margaret Blye, Raf Vallone, Tony Beckley, Rossano Brazzi, Irene Handl, John Le Mesurier, Fred Emney ..
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1969-06-02
3.

What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna Tilsney. The crazed Page, left only a stamp album by her husband, takes money from her housekeepers, kills them, and buries the bodies in her garden. Alice is a widow too. So is neighbor Harriet Vaughn. Lots of widows here.

Starring: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller, Mildred Dunnock, Joan Hungtington, Peter Brandon, Michael Barbera, Peter Bonerz, Richard Angarola ..
Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
Release date: 1969-08-20
4.

More

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A German student, Stefan, who has finished his studies, then decides to have an adventure. After hitch-hiking to Paris, he commits crimes to get money. He then meets a free-spirited American girl, Estelle, who he follows to Ibiza, and then begins a sad & dark path into heroin addiction. Barbet Schroeder's first film, it is also notable for its soundtrack, which was composed by the band Pink Floyd, who he would also use in his next film, La Vallée.

Starring: Mimsy Farmer, Klaus Grünberg, Heinz Engelmann, Michel Chanderli, Henry Wolf, Louise Wink, Georges Montant ..
Directed by: Barbet Schroeder
Release date: 1969-06-06
Best Crime Movies of 1969 : The Assassination Bureau
5.

The Assassination Bureau

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into question by her. She puts out a contract for the Bureau to assassinate its leader on the eve of World War I.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Curd Jürgens, Philippe Noiret, Warren Mitchell, Beryl Reid, Clive Revill, Kenneth Griffith, Vernon Dobtcheff ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1969-03-09
6.

Marlowe

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Los Angeles private-eye Philip Marlowe is trying to locate the brother of his new client, a woman named Orfamay Quest. The trail leads to two men who deny any knowledge of the brother's existence. Both are soon killed by an ice pick, so Marlowe deduces that there's much more to this than a simple missing-person case. Marlowe's path crosses that of a blackmailed movie star, Mavis Wald, and her friend, exotic dancer Delores. A mobster sends karate expert Winslow Wong to bust up Marlowe's office and warn him off the case, while Lieutenant French also cautions the detective to stay out of the police's way.

Starring: James Garner, Gayle Hunnicutt, Carroll O'Connor, Rita Moreno, Sharon Farrell, William Daniels, H.M. Wynant, Jackie Coogan, Christopher Cary, Bruce Lee ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1969-09-19
7.

The Night of the Following Day

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Two kidnappers snatch a girl off the streets and imprison her in a remote beach house.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Richard Boone, Rita Moreno, Pamela Franklin, Jess Hahn, Gérard Buhr, Jacques Marin, Hugues Wanner ..
Directed by: Hubert Cornfield
Release date: 1969-02-19
Best Crime Movies of 1969 : Busybody
8.

Busybody

2.9
5.9/10 IMDB

Starring: Marguerite Viby, Buster Larsen, Ole Monty, Karl Stegger, Ulf Pilgaard, Preben Neergaard, Erik Paaske, Alf Nielsen, Suzanne Tuxen, Denise Lee Dann ..
Directed by: Bent Christensen
Release date: 1969-08-25
Best Crime Movies of 1969 : Vendetta for the Saint
9.

Vendetta for the Saint

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Simon Templar is on holiday in Naples when a small uproar on a lunch table draws his attention. An English tourist attempts to greet an Italian businessman as an old friend, but the Italian refuses to acknowledge the greeting and claims never to have met him.

Starring: Roger Moore, Rosemary Dexter, Ian Hendry, Aimi MacDonald, Fulton Mackay ..
Directed by: Jim O'Connolly
Release date: 1969-01-05
10.

Pendulum

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality Matthews escapes in search of the man he believes to be the real killer.

Starring: George Peppard, Jean Seberg, Richard Kiley, Charles McGraw, Madeleine Sherwood, Robert F. Lyons, Frank Marth, Marj Dusay, Paul McGrath, Stewart Moss ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1969-02-17

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