Best Mystery Movies of 1957


Witness for the Prosecution

8.4/10 IMDB

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits—but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, John Williams, Henry Daniell, Ian Wolfe, Torin Thatcher, Norma Varden, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1957-12-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : Night of the Demon

Night of the Demon

7.4/10 IMDB

American professor John Holden arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before. It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult lead by Dr. Julian Karswell. Though a skeptic, Holden is suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, Holden enters a world that makes him question his faith in science.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Athene Seyler, Liam Redmond, Peter Elliott, Ewan Roberts, Reginald Beckwith, Rosamund Greenwood, Brian Wilde ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1957-11-09

The Three Faces of Eve

7.2/10 IMDB

A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.

Starring: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Edwin Jerome, Ken Scott, Mimi Gibson, Mary Field, Vince Edwards, Terry Ann Ross, Nancy Kulp ..
Directed by: Nunnally Johnson
Release date: 1957-12-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : Time Limit

Time Limit

7.3/10 IMDB

Military investigator Colonel Edwards is assigned a case involving Major Cargill, a Korean War POW who is accused of treason. Although Cargill admits his guilt and Edwards' superiors are impatiently pushing Edwards to move this case to court martial, Edwards becomes convinced of Cargill's innocence.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart, Dolores Michaels, June Lockhart, Martin Balsam, Rip Torn, Karl Malden, Carl Benton Reid, Khigh Dhiegh, Yale Wexler ..
Directed by: Karl Malden
Release date: 1957-10-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : Hell Drivers

Hell Drivers

7.2/10 IMDB

An ex-con trying to go clean ends up working for a crooked trucking company swindling money.

Starring: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan, William Hartnell, Wilfrid Lawson, Sid James, Jill Ireland, Alfie Bass, Gordon Jackson ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1957-07-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : Time Without Pity

Time Without Pity

6.8/10 IMDB

Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Jennie, with whom he spent a weekend at the English country home of the parents of his friend Brian Stanford. Alec’s father, David Graham, a not-so-successful writer and alcoholic who has neglected his son in the past, flies in from Canada to visit his son on death row. David then goes on a quest to try and clear his son’s name while battling “the bottle.”

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern, Paul Daneman, Peter Cushing, Alec McCowen, Renée Houston, Lois Maxwell, Richard Wordsworth, George Devine ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1957-03-21

Town on Trial

6.4/10 IMDB

When an attractive young girl is murdered, suspicion falls on several members of the local tennis club. It falls to Police Inspector Halloran to sort out all the red herrings, and finally after a confrontation at the top of the local church spire, arrest the culprit. Another fascinating look at what life was like in Britain during the 50's.

Starring: John Mills, Charles Coburn, Barbara Bates, Derek Farr, Alec McCowen, Fay Compton, Geoffrey Keen, Margaretta Scott, Meredith Edwards, Harry Locke ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1957-08-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : Account Rendered

Account Rendered

6.0/10 IMDB

Police find that everyone had a motive for the murder of a wealthy woman.

Starring: Griffith Jones, Ursula Howells, Honor Blackman, Ewen Solon, Carl Bernard, Mary Jones, Philip Gilbert, John Van Eyssen, Doris Yorke, Harry Ross ..
Directed by: Peter Graham Scott
Release date: 1957-08-01

The House in the Woods

6.3/10 IMDB

A novelist and his wife go to stay at a cottage owned by a painter whose wife has just died.

Starring: Ronald Howard, Patricia Roc, Michael Gough, Andrea Troubridge, Bill Shine ..
Directed by: Maxwell Munden
Release date: 1957-10-31
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : The Traitor

The Traitor

5.7/10 IMDB

One time members of a resistance group come together every year to remember their dead leader, betrayed to and executed by the Nazis. When it seems that they might finally know the name of the traitor - and that he or she comes from within their own unit - their annual gathering becomes a deadly trial...

Starring: Donald Wolfit, Robert Bray, Jane Griffiths, Carl Jaffe, Anton Diffring, Christopher Lee, Karl Stepanek, Oscar Quitak, Frederick Schiller, Rupert Davies ..
Directed by: Michael McCarthy
Release date: 1957-03-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : The Girl in the Picture

The Girl in the Picture

5.7/10 IMDB

A crime reporter investigating a murder discovers the case hinges on a mysterious woman he had photographed earlier.

Starring: Donald Houston, Patrick Holt, Junia Crawford, Maurice Kaufmann, Paddy Joyce, Tom Chatto, John Paul, John Miller ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1957-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : Hour of Decision

Hour of Decision

5.4/10 IMDB

A reporter tries to prove that his wife is not responsible for the murder of a famous newspaper columnist.

Starring: Jeff Morrow, Hazel Court, Anthony Dawson, Mary Lauder Wood, Alan Gifford, Carl Bernard, Lionel Jeffries, Arthur Lowe ..
Directed by: C.M. Pennington-Richards
Release date: 1957-04-30

My Gun Is Quick

6.1/10 IMDB

Detective Mike Hammer's investigation of a murder puts him in the middle between warring jewel thieves.

Starring: Robert Bray, Whitney Blake, Patricia Donahue, Donald Randolph, Pamela Duncan, Booth Colman, Jan Chaney, Genie Coree, Donald Randolph, Richard Garland ..
Directed by: Phil Victor, George White
Release date: 1957-08-01

The Girl in Black Stockings

5.5/10 IMDB

Residents at a posh Utah hotel become suspects when a girl is found murdered during a pool party. Local sheriff Jess Holmes takes charge of the investigation and must discover who among the terrified guests and staff -- including bodacious vixen Harriet Ames, the hotel's bitter, crippled proprietor, visiting lawyer David Hewson and his secretary, Beth -- is the culprit, even as murders continue to take place.

Starring: Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, Mamie Van Doren, Ron Randell, Marie Windsor, John Dehner, John Holland, Diana Van der Vlis, Richard H. Cutting, Larry Chance ..
Directed by: Howard W. Koch
Release date: 1957-09-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : Footsteps in the Night

Footsteps in the Night

6.0/10 IMDB

Two detectives investigate the strangulation murder of a Los Angeles man whom everyone seemed to like.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Don Haggerty, Eleanore Tanin, Douglas Dick, James Flavin, Harry Tyler, Robert Shayne, Gregg Palmer, David Orrick McDearmon, Ralph Sanford ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1957-04-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : No Time to Be Young

No Time to Be Young

5.8/10 IMDB

A melodrama about young adults growing up and facing the pressures of life.

Starring: Robert Vaughn, Roger Smith, Tom Pittman, Dorothy Green, Merry Anders, Kathleen Nolan, Sarah Selby ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1957-08-01

Action of the Tiger

5.0/10 IMDB

A woman hires soldier-of-fortune Carson to smuggle her into Albania by way of Greece. Their trouble is just beginning when they get there.

Starring: Van Johnson, Martine Carol, Herbert Lom, Gustavo Rojo, José Nieto, Helen Haye, Anna Gerber, Anthony Dawson, Sean Connery, Yvonne Romain ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1957-08-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : The Girl In The Kremlin

The Girl In The Kremlin

5.5/10 IMDB

In Moscow 1953, four terrified women prisoners are brought before Joseph Stalin, who chooses the beautiful Dasha. He punishes her by shaving off her long hair. Moments later, a plastic surgeon leads Stalin into the operating room and transforms his face so that he is unrecognizable. He vanishes, but OSS agent Steve Anderson searches for him in Europe.

Starring: Lex Barker, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jeffrey Stone, Maurice Manson, William Schallert, Natalie Daryll, Aram Katcher, Norbert Schiller, Michael Fox, Elena Da Vinci ..
Directed by: Russell Birdwell
Release date: 1957-04-11
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : The Glass Eye

The Glass Eye

8.4/10 IMDB

Captivated by the actor's physical beauty, an aging spinster pulls up stakes to follow a ventriloquist and his dummy from performance to performance; finally, the man consents to a much-wanted meeting.

Starring: Jessica Tandy, Tom Conway, Rosemary Harris, William Shatner, Patricia Hitchcock ..
Directed by: Robert Stevens
Release date: 1957-10-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : One More Mile to Go

One More Mile to Go

7.8/10 IMDB

After murdering his shrewish spouse, a man finds that disposing of her body may be the challenge of his life.

Starring: David Wayne, Steve Brodie, Louise Larabee, Norman Leavitt ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1957-04-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : Mail Order Prophet

Mail Order Prophet

7.8/10 IMDB

Clerk Ronald Grimes starts receiving letters from a mysterious Mr. Christiani that seemingly predict the future.

Starring: E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Judson Pratt ..
Directed by: James Neilson
Release date: 1957-10-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : The Manacled

The Manacled

7.7/10 IMDB

Shackled prisoner Stephen Fontaine tries to negotiate an escape from Sergeant Rockwell while en route to San Quentin.

Starring: Gary Merrill, William Redfield, Rusty Lane ..
Directed by: Robert Stevens
Release date: 1957-01-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : The Perfect Crime

The Perfect Crime

7.4/10 IMDB

A lawyer, with blackmail in mind, meets with a famed detective to prove he convicted an innocent man.

Starring: Vincent Price, James Gregory, Gavin Gordon, Marianne Stewart ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1957-10-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : Collector’s Item

Collector’s Item

6.9/10 IMDB

Mr. Prentiss is an appraiser at his firm, the House of Prentiss. He is about to go to Florida to appraise a vast collection of a recently deceased collector, Van der Locken, when he receives an unwanted visit from Ivor Hager, who informs him of "The Left Fist of David," a valuable but mysterious art object that was stolen from a Mexican church. An unsold TV Pilot

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Whitney Blake, Thomas Gomez, Eduard Franz, Dick Ryan, Dick Winslow, Harvey Parry, Dick Winslow ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1957-12-01

Hold That Hypnotist

5.4/10 IMDB

When one of the Boys agrees to be hypnotized, he discovers he led a past life in the 1600s as a British tax collector.

Starring: Huntz Hall, Stanley Clements, Jane Nigh, Robert Foulk, James Flavin, Queenie Smith, David Gorcey ..
Directed by: Austen Jewell
Release date: 1957-02-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1957 : Four O'Clock

Four O'Clock

0.0/10 IMDB

Paul Steppe, a successful watchmaker, begins to suspect that his wife Fran is seeing another man. Consumed with jealousy, Steppe decides to murder her. Painstakingly Steppe applies all of his watchmaking skills to the construction of a time bomb. He plans to slip into his house in the afternoon without his wife's knowledge, leave the bomb and then return to his jewelry store unnoticed and unsuspected.

Starring: Nancy Kelly, E.G. Marshall, Richard Long ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1957-09-30

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