Best Mystery Movies of 1954

1.

Rear Window

6.8
8.4/10 IMDB

Professional photographer L.B. 'Jeff' Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. When he begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife, Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend and his visiting nurse to investigate.

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn, Ross Bagdasarian, Georgine Darcy, Sara Berner, Frank Cady ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1954-09-01
2.

Dial M for Murder

6.6
8.2/10 IMDB

An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his wife murdered after discovering she is having an affair, and assumes she will soon leave him for the other man anyway. When things go wrong, he improvises a new plan—to frame her for murder instead.

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams, Anthony Dawson, Leo Britt, Patrick Allen, George Leigh, Bess Flowers, Robin Hughes ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1954-05-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1954 : An Inspector Calls
3.

An Inspector Calls

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, an upper crust family dinner is interrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has died in suspicious circumstances. It seems that any or all of them could have had a hand in her death. But who is the mysterious Inspector and what can he want of them?

Starring: Alastair Sim, Jane Wenham, Brian Worth, Eileen Moore, Olga Lindo, Arthur Young, Bryan Forbes, George Woodbridge, Barbara Everest, Charles Saynor ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1954-03-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1954 : The Mad Magician
4.

The Mad Magician

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Don Gallico is an inventor of stage magic effects who aspires to become a star in his own right. Just before his first performance his act is shut down by capricious manager Ross Ormond who wants Gallico's brilliant buzz saw effect for the act of The Great Rinaldi, an established star. With this defeat, and the humiliation of having already lost his wife Claire to Ormond, Gallico decides it is time to take matters into his own hands.

Starring: Vincent Price, Mary Murphy, Eva Gabor, John Emery, Donald Randolph, Lenita Lane, Patrick O'Neal, Jay Novello, Corey Allen, Conrad Brooks ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1954-05-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1954 : Father Brown
5.

Father Brown

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee, Sid James, Gérard Oury, Ernest Clark, Aubrey Woods, John Salew ..
Directed by: Robert Hamer
Release date: 1954-06-08
6.

Black Widow

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A young stage hopeful is murdered and suspicion falls on her mentor, a Broadway producer.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin, Gene Tierney, George Raft, Peggy Ann Garner, Reginald Gardiner, Virginia Leith, Otto Kruger, Cathleen Nesbitt, Skip Homeier ..
Directed by: Nunnally Johnson
Release date: 1954-10-28
7.

The Teckman Mystery

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

A fiction writer begins working on a biography of a pilot who apparently went down during the test flight of a new plane, and finds himself soon involved in a series of murders.

Starring: John Justin, Margaret Leighton, Duncan Lamont, Raymond Huntley, Meier Tzelniker, Roland Culver, Michael Medwin, Jane Wenham, George Coulouris, Harry Locke ..
Directed by: Wendy Toye
Release date: 1954-10-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1954 : Make Haste to Live
8.

Make Haste to Live

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A single mother in New Mexico senses her own death in the hands of a mysterious stalker.

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Stephen McNally, Mary Murphy, Edgar Buchanan, John Howard, Ron Hagerthy, Pepe Hern, Eddy Waller, Carolyn Jones, Rosa Turich ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1954-03-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1954 : Hell's Half Acre
9.

Hell's Half Acre

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A woman travels to Hawaii to find out of a man in prison there is actually her missing husband.

Starring: Wendell Corey, Evelyn Keyes, Elsa Lanchester, Marie Windsor, Nancy Gates, Leonard Strong, Jesse White, Keye Luke, Philip Ahn, Clair Widenaar ..
Directed by: John H. Auer
Release date: 1954-06-01
10.

Phantom of the Rue Morgue

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

One of many films based on the mysterious tale written by Edger Allen Poe.

Starring: Karl Malden, Claude Dauphin, Patricia Medina, Steve Forrest, Allyn Ann McLerie, Anthony Caruso, Veola Vonn, Dolores Dorn, Merv Griffin, Paul Richards ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1954-03-27

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