Best Mystery Movies of 1958

1.

Vertigo

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby, Konstantin Shayne, Lee Patrick, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock, Z-Dogg, Busta Nut
Release date: 1958-05-28
Best Mystery Movies of 1958 : Chase a Crooked Shadow
2.

Chase a Crooked Shadow

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A woman who lives in Spain has trouble convincing anybody that a complete stranger has taken her dead brother's identity.

Starring: Richard Todd, Anne Baxter, Herbert Lom, Faith Brook, Alan Tilvern, Alexander Knox, Thelma D'Aguiar ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1958-01-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1958 : Cool and Lam
3.

Cool and Lam

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Light-hearted pilot for a proposed CBS detective series featuring character created by Erle Stanley Gardner (under the pseudonym of A.A. Fair). Penny-pinching, rotund Bertha Cool runs a detective agency while her dimunitive junior partner Donald Lam provides the legs and padded expense account. In the pilot, Lam's investigation of infidelity leads to murder.

Starring: Billy Pearson, Benay Venuta, Maurice Manson, Margaret Field, Judith Bess Jones, Sheila Bromley, Don Megowan, Movita, Allison Hayes, John Mitchum ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1958-01-01
4.

Grip of the Strangler

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A researcher investigating a notorious serial killer who was hanged 20 years earlier seemingly becomes possessed by the long dead strangler.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Jean Kent, Elizabeth Allan, Anthony Dawson, Vera Day, Tim Turner, Diane Aubrey, Max Brimmell, Leslie Perrins, Jessica Cairns ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1958-05-11
5.

I Bury the Living

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A newly appointed cemetery chairman believes that, merely by inserting a black plot-marking pin into a wall-sized map of the cemetery, he can cause the deaths of that plot's owner.

Starring: Richard Boone, Theodore Bikel, Peggy Maurer, Howard Smith, Herbert Anderson, Robert Osterloh, Russ Bender, Glen Vernon, Lynette Bernay, Ken Drake ..
Directed by: Albert Band
Release date: 1958-07-01
6.

High School Confidential!

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A tough kid comes to a new high school and begins muscling his way into the drug scene. This is a typical morality play of the era, filled with a naive view of drugs, nihilistic beat poetry, and some incredible '50s slang.

Starring: Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Mamie Van Doren, Jackie Coogan, Diane Jergens, Ray Anthony, Charles Chaplin, Jr., Michael Landon, Jerry Lee Lewis ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1958-05-30
Best Mystery Movies of 1958 : Money, Women and Guns
7.

Money, Women and Guns

2.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Celebrated detective traces and finds beneficiaries to the will of a gold prospector murdered by bushwhackers.

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Kim Hunter, Tim Hovey, Gene Evans, Tom Drake, Lon Chaney Jr., William Campbell, Jeffrey Stone, James Gleason, Judi Meredith ..
Directed by: Richard Bartlett
Release date: 1958-10-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1958 : Escapement
8.

Escapement

1.9
4.6/10 IMDB

An insurance investigator finds there's more to electronic dream therapy than meets the eye.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Mary Murphy, Meredith Edwards, Peter Illing, Carl Jaffe, Kay Callard, Malou Pantera ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully, David Paltenghi
Release date: 1958-03-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1958 : Dust in the Sun
9.

Dust in the Sun

1.7
7.6/10 IMDB

A Northern Territory policeman, is given the job of taking an Aboriginal prisoner Emu Foot, to Alice Springs to be tried for a tribal killing. Bayard is wounded during a revenge attack by tribesmen, and Emu Foot helps him get to a remote cattle station. But there Bayard gets involved in a domestic crisis involving Julie Kirkbride, the neurotic, bored wife of the station owner, and is tempted by the head stockman's daughter Chris Palady.

Starring: Jill Adams, Ken Wayne, Robert Tudawali, Maureen Lanagan, James Forrest, Jack Hume, Henry Murdoch, Alan Light, Reg Lye ..
Directed by: Lee Robinson
Release date: 1958-10-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1958 : Manhunt in the Jungle
10.

Manhunt in the Jungle

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

British Cmdr. George M. Dyott searches the 1928 Amazon for lost explorer Col. P.H. Fawcett.

Starring: Robin Hughes, Luis Álvarez ..
Directed by: Tom McGowan
Release date: 1958-04-10

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