Best Mystery Movies of 1955

1.

Kiss Me Deadly

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina, an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force his car to crash. When Hammer returns to semi-consciousness, he hears Christina being tortured until she dies. Hammer, both for vengeance and in hopes that "something big" is behind it all, decides to pursue the case.

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernández, Wesley Addy, Marian Carr, Maxine Cooper, Cloris Leachman, Gaby Rodgers, Nick Dennis ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1955-04-28
2.

To Catch a Thief

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

An ex-thief is accused of enacting a new crime spree, so to clear his name he sets off to catch the new thief, who’s imitating his signature style.

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel, Brigitte Auber, Jean Martinelli, Georgette Anys, René Blancard, William 'Wee Willie' Davis ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1955-08-03
3.

The Trouble with Harry

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. The problem is that almost everyone in town thinks that they had something to do with his death.

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Mildred Natwick, Mildred Dunnock, Jerry Mathers, Royal Dano, Parker Fennelly, Barry Macollum, Dwight Marfield ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1955-10-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1955 : The Big Combo
4.

The Big Combo

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Police Lt. Leonard Diamond vies to bring a clever, well connected, and sadistic gangster to justice all the while obsessing over the gangster's girlfriend.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy, Richard Conte, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Robert Middleton, Helen Walker, Jay Adler, John Hoyt ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1955-02-15
5.

Cast a Dark Shadow

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Edward "Teddy" Bare is a ruthless schemer who thinks he's hit the big time when he kills his older wife, believing he will inherit a fortune. When things don't go according to plan, Teddy sets his sights on a new victim: wealthy widow Freda Jeffries. Unfortunately for the unscrupulous criminal, Freda is much more guarded and sassy than his last wife, making separating her from her money considerably more challenging.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh, Kathleen Harrison, Robert Flemyng, Mona Washbourne, Philip Stainton, Walter Hudd, Lita Roza, Victor Harrington ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1955-09-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1955 : Colonel March Investigates
6.

Colonel March Investigates

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

This is a feature-length compilation of three short episodes taken from a TV series called 'Colonel March of Scotland Yard' (1954-56, 26 episodes) starring Boris Karloff as Colonel March, head of Scotland Yard's Department D.3, otherwise known as The Bureau of Queer Complaints.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts, Joan Sims ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1955-08-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1955 : Three Cases of Murder
7.

Three Cases of Murder

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Three stories of murder and the supernatural: A museum worker is introduced to a world behind the pictures he sees every day. When two lifelong friends fall in love with the same woman and she is killed, they are obvious suspects. Is their friendship strong enough for them to alibi each other? When a young politician is hurt by the arrogant Secretary for Foreign Affairs Lord Mountdrago, he uses Mountdrago's dreams to get revenge.

Starring: Orson Welles, John Gregson, Elizabeth Sellars, Emrys Jones, Alan Badel, André Morell, Hugh Pryse, Leueen MacGrath, Eddie Byrne, Helen Cherry ..
Directed by: David Eady, George More O'Ferrall, Wendy Toye
Release date: 1955-03-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1955 : A Life in the Balance
8.

A Life in the Balance

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

A widower's (Ricardo Montalban) little boy leads the police to a killer of sinners (Lee Marvin) in Mexico City.

Starring: Ricardo Montalban, Anne Bancroft, Lee Marvin, José Pérez, Rodolfo Acosta, Carlos Múzquiz ..
Directed by: Harry Horner, Rafael Portillo
Release date: 1955-07-01
9.

One Way Out

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A tragedy played in standard cops and robbers costume. A policeman faced with deep moral choices finds that once he's set foot on the path of corruption he is trapped by an ever more complex web of lies and intrigue. A lifetime of personal honour is at stake and we wonder if redemption is possible.

Starring: Jill Adams, Eddie Byrne, Lyndon Brook, John Chandos, Olive Milbourn, Arthur Lowe, Doris Gilmore, Anne Valery, Nicholas Tanner ..
Directed by: Francis Searle
Release date: 1955-09-01
10.

Female on the Beach

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Lynn Markham moves into her late husband's beach house the morning after former tenant Eloise Crandall fell from the cliff. To her annoyance, Lynn finds both her real estate agent and Drummond Hall, her beachcomber neighbor, making themselves quite at home. Lynn soon has no doubts of what her scheming neighbors are up to, but she finds Drummond's physical charms hard to resist. And she still doesn't know what really happened to Eloise.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Jeff Chandler, Jan Sterling, Cecil Kellaway, Judith Evelyn, Charles Drake, Natalie Schafer, Stuart Randall, Marjorie Bennett, Romo Vincent ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1955-08-19

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