Best Mystery Movies of 1960


The City of the Dead

6.7/10 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

Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

7.4/10 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

Midnight Lace

6.7/10 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

Murder, Inc.

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

Faces in the Dark

6.5/10 IMDB

A businessman loses his sight in an explosion on the day his wife planned to leave him for another man.

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

The Full Treatment

6.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento, Fran├žoise 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 : Bluebeard's 10 Honeymoons

Bluebeard's 10 Honeymoons

6.2/10 IMDB

A murderer enriches his finances by marrying and then killing off a series of wealthy women.

Starring: George Sanders, Corinne Calvet, Jean Kent, Patricia Roc, Greta Gynt, Maxine Audley, Peter Illing, George Coulouris, Sheldon Lawrence, Selma Vaz Dias ..
Directed by: W. Lee Wilder
Release date: 1960-04-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1960 : The Spider's Web

The Spider's Web

6.1/10 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

Last Woman on Earth

4.8/10 IMDB

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.

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

Scent of Mystery

5.5/10 IMDB

An Englishman and a cabby 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
Best Mystery Movies of 1960 : The Malpas Mystery

The Malpas Mystery

6.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Maureen Swanson, Allan Cuthbertson, Geoffrey Keen, Ronald Howard ..
Directed by: Sidney Hayers
Release date: 1960-12-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1960 : The Bat

The Bat

7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Helen Hayes, Jason Robards, Margaret Hamilton, Shepperd Strudwick, Karl Light, Mark Satow, Martin E. Brooks, Bethel Leslie, Reedy Talton ..
Directed by: Paul Nickell
Release date: 1960-03-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1960 : Desire in the Dust

Desire in the Dust

5.9/10 IMDB

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........

Starring: Raymond Burr, Martha Hyer, Joan Bennett, Ken Scott, Brett Halsey, Douglas Fowley, Edward Binns, Rex Ingram, Irene Ryan ..
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Release date: 1960-10-10

Mystery in Shadows

0.0/10 IMDB

The detective story plays out over shadows.

Starring: Will Rahming, Elizabeth Hart, Conrad Brooks, Henry Bederski, Fermin Urdangarin, Alan Ward ..
Directed by: Conrad Brooks
Release date: 1960-01-01

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