Best Mystery Movies of 1960
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.
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.
Faces in the Dark
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).
Bluebeard's 10 Honeymoons
A murderer enriches his finances by marrying and then killing off a series of wealthy women.
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.
The Spider's Web
Mystery film based on an Agatha Christie story.
Last Woman on Earth
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)
Scent of Mystery
An Englishman (Denholm Elliott) and a cabby (Peter Lorre) 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........