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
Best Crime Movies of 1969 : The Assassination Bureau
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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, Al Lettieri ..
Directed by: Hubert Cornfield
Release date: 1969-02-19
Best Crime Movies of 1969 : Vendetta for the Saint
7.

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
Best Crime Movies of 1969 : So Sweet... So Perverse
8.

So Sweet... So Perverse

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Industrialist Jean is living a jet set life in late sixties Paris. Things are not so well at home with his frigid wife Danielle. He meets their new neighbour, Nicole, and they become lovers. But she has a sadistic ex-boyfriend, Klaus, which keeps showing up. It soon transpires that Danielle and Nicole are conspiring against Jean, Klaus being the hitman hired to murder him.

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Carroll Baker, Erika Blanc, Horst Frank, Helga Liné, Ermelinda De Felice, Giovanni Di Benedetto, Irio Fantini, Dario Michaelis, Renato Pinciroli ..
Directed by: Umberto Lenzi
Release date: 1969-10-31
Best Crime Movies of 1969 : The File of the Golden Goose
9.

The File of the Golden Goose

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

U.S. Secret Service agent Peter Novak goes undercover with Scotland Yard officer Thompson to halt a murderous gang of counterfeiters known as the Golden Goose. Although Peter is unsure about John's loyalties, the two infiltrate the gang and win the trust of thug Nick "The Owl" Harrison before enduring a series of double-crosses.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Charles Gray, Edward Woodward, John Barrie, Adrienne Corri, Graham Crowden, Walter Gotell, Anthony Jacobs, Ivor Dean, Hugh McDermott ..
Directed by: Sam Wanamaker
Release date: 1969-10-13
Best Crime Movies of 1969 : Jeff
10.

Jeff

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Jeff is a gangster who's disappeared with a million dollars, and Laurent is looking for him to catch him before the other members of the gang find him.

Starring: Alain Delon, Mireille Darc, Georges Rouquier, Gabriel Jabbour, Nathalie Nerval ..
Directed by: Jean Herman
Release date: 1969-04-25

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