Best Mystery Movies of 1960

1.

Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Peter Carter, his wife Sally and their young daughter Jean move to a sleepy Canadian village, where Peter has been hired as a school principal. Their idyll is shattered when Jean becomes the victim of an elderly, and extremely powerful, paedophile. The film was neither a box office nor a critical success, it garnered criticism for breaking a significant public taboo.

Starring: Patrick Allen, Gwen Watford, Janina Faye, Felix Aylmer, Niall MacGinnis, Michael Gwynn, Alison Leggatt, Bill Nagy, MacDonald Parke, Estelle Brody ..
Directed by: Cyril Frankel
Release date: 1960-03-04
2.

Midnight Lace

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Kit Preston begins to unravel when she receives threatening telephone calls informing her she's soon to be murdered.

Starring: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy, Roddy McDowall, Herbert Marshall, Natasha Parry, Hermione Baddeley, John Williams, Richard Ney ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1960-10-13
3.

The City of the Dead

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Dennis Lotis, Patricia Jessel, Tom Naylor, Venetia Stevenson, Betta St. John, Valentine Dyall, Ann Beach, Norman Macowan, Fred Johnson ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1960-09-09
4.

Murder, Inc.

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Chronicles the rise and fall of the organised crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated, focusing on powerful boss Lepke and violent hit man Reles.

Starring: Stuart Whitman, May Britt, Peter Falk, Henry Morgan, David J. Stewart, Simon Oakland, Sarah Vaughan, Morey Amsterdam, Eli Mintz, Joseph Bernard ..
Directed by: Burt Balaban, Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1960-06-28
Best Mystery Movies of 1960 : Faces in the Dark
5.

Faces in the Dark

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

A businessman (John Gregson) loses his sight in an explosion on the day his wife (Mai Zetterling) planned to leave him for another man (Michael Denison).

Starring: John Gregson, Mai Zetterling, John Ireland, Michael Denison, Tony Wright, Nanette Newman, Valerie Taylor ..
Directed by: David Eady
Release date: 1960-11-22
6.

The Full Treatment

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

British film, released in the United States as "Stop Me Before I Kill!". A few hours after their wedding, international racing driver, Alan Colby and his new wife Denise, are involved in a horrific car crash. Alan's physical injuries heal but the mental blackouts continue. Denise suggests a delayed honeymoon in the south of France and it is here that eminent psychiatrist, Dr. Prade, promises a complete treatment to cure Alan's suffering. The couple accept his offer unaware that it comes from a mind more hideously disturbed and psychologically unbalanced than Alan's.

Starring: Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento, Françoise Rosay, Bernard Braden, Katya Douglas, Barbara Chilcott, Anne Tirard, Edwin Styles, George Merritt, Ronald Lewis ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1960-10-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1960 : The Impersonator
7.

The Impersonator

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

When a USAF sergeant stationed on a base in England is suspected and then accused of murdering a woman, both he and a local school teacher must race to clear his name and find the real killer.

Starring: John Crawford, Jane Griffiths, John Salew, Edmund Glover, Patricia Burke, Frank Thornton ..
Directed by: Alfred Shaughnessy
Release date: 1960-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1960 : The Spider's Web
8.

The Spider's Web

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Mystery film based on an Agatha Christie story.

Starring: Glynis Johns, John Justin, Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Ronald Howard, David Nixon, Wendy Turner, Basil Dignam, Joan Sterndale-Bennett, Ferdy Mayne ..
Directed by: Godfrey Grayson
Release date: 1960-11-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1960 : Last Woman on Earth
9.

Last Woman on Earth

2.5
4.8/10 IMDB

Harold Gern, a successful businessman from New York who is constantly in legal trouble, is spending a holiday in Puerto Rico with his attractive wife Evelyn, whom he married “between trials”. They are joined by Martin Joyce, Harold's lawyer, who has come to discuss the latest indictment. Harold invites him along on a boat trip during which all three try out some newly bought scuba diving equipment. When they resurface, they are unable to breathe without using their scuba tanks. They climb back into their boat and find Manuel, the crewman, dead, apparently of asphyxiation. Upon rowing ashore, they enter the jungle. (from Wikipedia)

Starring: Betsy Jones-Moreland, Antony Carbone, Robert Towne ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1960-08-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1960 : Scent of Mystery
10.

Scent of Mystery

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

An Englishman (Denholm Elliott) and a cabby (Peter Lorre) try to save an heiress from murder in Spain.

Starring: Denholm Elliott, Peter Lorre, Beverly Bentley, Paul Lukas, Liam Redmond, Leo McKern, Peter Arne, Diana Dors, Mary Laura Wood, Elizabeth Taylor ..
Directed by: Jack Cardiff
Release date: 1960-01-12

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