Best Mystery Movies of 1960
The City of the Dead
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.
Never Take Sweets from a Stranger
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.
Kit Preston begins to unravel when she receives threatening telephone calls informing her she's soon to be murdered.
Chronicles the rise and fall of the organised crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated, focusing on powerful boss Lepke and violent hit man Reles.
Faces in the Dark
A businessman loses his sight in an explosion on the day his wife planned to leave him for another man.
Eye of the Beholder
The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.
Man from the South
In a Las Vegas casino, an unpleasant little man hopes to use a young man's wish to impress the young woman he has just met to pressure the young fellow into accepting a macabre bet.
The Full Treatment
Race car driver Alan Colby and his new wife Denise are involved in a car crash where he sustains a serious head injury, causing him to have murderous feelings toward Denise. After Denise persuades him to honeymoon with her on the Cote D'Azur in France, they enlist the aid of a French psychiatrist who offers to regress Alan back to the time of the accident and cure him.
Bluebeard's 10 Honeymoons
A murderer enriches his finances by marrying and then killing off a series of wealthy women.
Alone on a cross-country trip, a woman continually sees the same hitch-hiker everywhere she looks. No matter how far she drives, the mysterious man always seems to be ahead of her.
The Spider's Web
Mystery film based on an Agatha Christie story.
Last Woman on Earth
Harold Gern, a shady businessman from New York, is spending a holiday in Puerto Rico with his attractive wife Evelyn. 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 find out that the world has changed forever.
Scent of Mystery
An Englishman and a cabby try to save an heiress from murder in Spain.
Desire in the Dust
Lonnie Wilson returns to small southern hometown after spending six years on the chain-gang for killing Colonel Ben Marquand's son in an automobile accident. He revives his love affair with Melinda Marquand........
Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat
A wife has to end her affair, but she receives a fur coat as a gift. She comes up with a plan to keep the coat without her husband becoming suspicious.
Horace and Sybilla Meade return home after their wedding. Sybilla is a very un-demanding wife and agrees to all of her husband’s requests. Horace is a bit of an odd duck and very set in his ways. Meals must be served at specific times and Sybilla must never enter his study.
Incident at a Corner
James is an elderly man who works as a school crossing guard. An anonymous letter soon arrives warning teachers and parents to keep their children away from him.
The Malpas Mystery
After Audrey leaves prison after being framed for jewel theft, she gets a job offer from the mysterious Mr. Malpas, triggering a plot involving a missing heir, diamonds and kidnapping.
A Passage for Trumpet
The After Hours
A World of His Own
A sinister criminal known only as "The Bat" attempts to locate a fortune in stolen securities supposedly hidden in the rambling mansion owned by spinster Cornelia Van Gorde.
King Nine Will Not Return
The Howling Man
Nick of Time
The Lateness of the Hour
The Trouble with Templeton
A Most Unusual Camera
The Four of Us Are Dying
A man who can change his face to resemble others takes on the appearance of a recently deceased musician and gets into hot water with gangsters.
Third from the Sun
With all-out nuclear war about to ignite, a scientist and his pilot friend plot to escape on an experimental spaceship.
I Shot an Arrow into the Air
Three astronauts believe they have crashed on an asteroid.
Mystery in Shadows
The detective story plays out over shadows.
The Last Flight
A World War I flying ace flies through a mysterious cloud - and lands at a modern U.S. air base in the year 1959.
The Purple Testament
Lt. Fitzgerald has found his own special wartime hell. Looking into the faces of his men prior to battle, he has the disquieting ability to see who is about to die.
Three astronauts land on what looks like Earth 200 years before they left--only all of the people seem frozen in time.
Millicent Barnes is waiting in the bus terminal waiting for her bus to Cortland to arrive. When she sees her double, she worries about going mad.
A World Of Difference
Long live, Walter Jameson
People Are Alike All Over
The Big Tall Wish
Washed-up boxer Bolie Jackson spends time with his young friend Henry Temple before a comeback fight, the young son of Bolie's neighbor Frances. Henry says he's going to make "the biggest, tallest wish" for Bolie, who then departs for the fight. After Bolie injures his knuckles in a backstage argument, he proceeds with the fight anyway. He is knocked down and just about to be counted out, when suddenly, he magically switches places with the other boxer. Bolie is now standing over his vanquished opponent.
A Nice Place to Visit
Nightmare as a Child
A Stop at Willoughby