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
7.0/10 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
Best Mystery Movies of 1958 : Rx Murder
6.

Rx Murder

3.3
7.3/10 IMDB

An American doctor, Jethro Jones, comes into a quiet British seaside community and becomes entangled in a murder mystery when the town gossips inform him that all of the three wives of the town doctor, Doctor Dysert (or Doctor Deadcert as they call him) have had mysterious deaths. And now Doctor Dysert is treating his own secretary, Kitty, who he wants to make her his next wife, as she has inexplicably fallen ill.

Starring: Rick Jason, Lisa Gastoni, Marius Goring, Sandu Scott, Mary Merrall, Vida Hope, Helen Shingler, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Nicholas Hannen, Kynaston Reeves ..
Directed by: Derek N. Twist
Release date: 1958-02-18
7.

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
8.

Money, Women and Guns

2.2
6.2/10 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 : The Electronic Monster
9.

The Electronic Monster

2.0
4.7/10 IMDB

An insurance investigator tumbles onto a series of similar deaths, by brain hemorrhage, of patients of a psychiatric clinic in France where therapy involves a device which can implant visual imagery in the minds of patients, ostensibly to help them relax.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Mary Murphy, Meredith Edwards, Peter Illing, Carl Jaffe, Kay Callard, Malou Pantera, Carl Duering, Felix Felton, Jacques Cey ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully, David Paltenghi
Release date: 1958-03-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1958 : Dust in the Sun
10.

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

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