Best Mystery Movies of 1960


Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

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

Midnight Lace

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

The City of the Dead

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

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 (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

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1960 : The Impersonator

The Impersonator

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

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

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