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: 1958-05-09
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
6.4/10 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!

2.8
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 : Manhunt in the Jungle
9.

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1958 : Hong Kong Affair
10.

Hong Kong Affair

1.4
5.8/10 IMDB

An American businessman travels to Hong Kong to find out why his tea plantation isn't making money. When he gets there he discovers that his business partner has been growing something on the plantation, but it isn't tea. Complications ensue.

Starring: Jack Kelly, May Wynn, Richard Loo, Gerald Young, Michael Bulmer, James Hudson, Lolita Shek, Richard Malik ..
Directed by: Paul F. Heard
Release date: 1958-05-11

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