Best Thriller Movies of 1946

1.

Notorious

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian, a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, Leopoldine Konstantin, Reinhold Schünzel, Ivan Triesault, Alex Minotis, Eberhard Krumschmidt, Fred Nurney ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1946-08-21
2.

The Big Sleep

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wealthy General Sternwood regarding a matter involving his youngest daughter Carmen. Before the complex case is over, Marlowe sees murder, blackmail, deception, and what might be love.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, Charles Waldron, Charles D. Brown, Bob Steele ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1946-08-23
3.

Gilda

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

A gambler discovers an old flame while in Argentina, but she's married to his new boss.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, Steven Geray, Joe Sawyer, Gerald Mohr, Mark Roberts, Ludwig Donath, Donald Douglas ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1946-04-25
4.

The Killers

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede". When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator, on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, Sam Levene, Vince Barnett, Virginia Christine, Jack Lambert, Charles D. Brown, Donald MacBride ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1946-08-28
5.

The Postman Always Rings Twice

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband.

Starring: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Audrey Totter, Alan Reed, Jeff York, Morris Ankrum, Betty Blythe ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1946-05-02
6.

The Stranger

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles, Philip Merivale, Richard Long, Konstantin Shayne, Byron Keith, Billy House, Martha Wentworth, Erskine Sanford ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1946-07-02
7.

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

4.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Three childhood friends, Martha, Walter and Sam, share a terrible secret. Over time, the ambitious Martha and the pusillanimous Walter have married. She is a cold businesswoman; he is the district attorney: a perfect combination to dominate the corrupt city of Iverstown at will. But the unexpected return of Sam, after years of absence, deeply disturbs the life of the odd couple.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Judith Anderson, Roman Bohnen, Darryl Hickman, Janis Wilson, Ann Doran, Frank Orth ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1946-08-19
8.

The Spiral Staircase

4.6
7.3/10 IMDB

On a stormy night, the mute servant to an ailing matriarch is stalked by a serial killer.

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith, Rhonda Fleming, Gordon Oliver, Elsa Lanchester, Sara Allgood, Rhys Williams, James Bell ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1946-02-06
9.

Dragonwyck

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

For Miranda Wells, moving to New York to live in Dragonwyck Manor with her rich cousin, Nicholas, seems like a dream. However, the situation gradually becomes nightmarish. She observes Nicholas' troubled relationship with his tenant farmers, as well as with his daughter, to whom Miranda serves as governess. Her relationship with Nicholas intensifies after his wife dies, but his mental imbalance threatens any hope of happiness.

Starring: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, Glenn Langan, Anne Revere, Spring Byington, Connie Marshall, Harry Morgan, Vivienne Osborne, Jessica Tandy ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1946-04-10
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Green for Danger
10.

Green for Danger

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

In the midst of Nazi air raids, a postman dies on the operating table at a rural hospital. But was the death accidental?

Starring: Leo Genn, Alastair Sim, Trevor Howard, Sally Gray, Rosamund John, Judy Campbell, Megs Jenkins, Ronald Adam, George Woodbridge, John Rae ..
Directed by: Sidney Gilliat
Release date: 1946-12-07
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : The Dark Mirror
11.

The Dark Mirror

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A sister and her disturbed twin are implicated in a murder and a police detective must figure out which one's the killer.

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell, Richard Long, Charles Evans, Garry Owen, Lela Bliss, Lester Allen, Bess Flowers, Ida Moore ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1946-10-17
12.

Deception

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

After marrying her long lost love, a pianist finds the relationship threatened by a wealthy composer who is besotted with her.

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, John Abbott, Benson Fong, Russell Arms, Patricia Barry, Gino Corrado, Richard Erdman, Franklyn Farnum ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1946-10-26
13.

Somewhere in the Night

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, he tries to track down his old identity, stumbling into a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.

Starring: John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte, Josephine Hutchinson, Fritz Kortner, Margo Woode, Sheldon Leonard, Lou Nova, Whit Bissell ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1946-06-12
14.

I See a Dark Stranger

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Determined, independent Bridie Quilty comes of age in 1944 Ireland thinking all Englishmen are devils. Her desire to join the IRA meets no encouragement, but a German spy finds her easy to recruit. We next find her working in a pub near a British military prison, using her sex appeal in the service of the enemy. But chance puts a really vital secret into her hands, leading to a chase involving Bridie, a British officer who's fallen for her, a German agent unknown to them both, and the police...paralleled by Bridie's own internal conflicts.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard, Raymond Huntley, Michael Howard, Norman Shelly, Liam Redmond, Brefni O'Rorke, James Harcourt, George Woodbridge, Garry Marsh ..
Directed by: Frank Launder
Release date: 1946-07-04
15.

Terror by Night

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Holmes and Watson board a passenger train bound from London to Edinburgh, to guard the Star of Rhodesia, an enormous diamond worth a fortune belonging to an elderly woman of wealth; but within the first hour of the trip, the woman's son is murdered and the diamond stolen and any of the passengers in their car could be the killer thief.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey, Mary Forbes, Renee Godfrey, Frederick Worlock, Janet Murdoch, Gerald Hamer, Geoffrey Steele ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1946-02-01
16.

Three Strangers

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

On the eve of the Chinese New Year, three strangers, Crystal Shackleford, married to a wealthy philanderer; Jerome Artbutny, an outwardly respectable judge; and Johnny West, a seedy sneak thief, make a pact before a small statue of the Chinese goddess of Destiny. The threesome agree to purchase a sweepstakes ticket and share whatever winnings might accrue.

Starring: Sydney Greenstreet, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring, Robert Shayne, Marjorie Riordan, Arthur Shields, Rosalind Ivan, John Alvin, Peter Whitney ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1946-01-28
17.

Dressed to Kill

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes. When the innocent purchasers of the boxes start to be murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison, Edmund Breon, Frederick Worlock, Carl Harbord, Patricia Cameron, Holmes Herbert, Harry Cording, Leyland Hodgson ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1946-05-24
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Bedlam
18.

Bedlam

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

London, 1761. St. Mary's of Bethlehem, a sinister madhouse, is visited by wealthy people who enjoy watching the patients confined there as if they were caged animals. Nell Bowen, one of the visitors, is horrified by the deplorable living conditions of the unfortunate inhabitants of this godforsaken place, better known as Bedlam.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Richard Fraser, Billy House, Elizabeth Russell, Ian Wolfe, Jason Robards Sr., Leyland Hodgson, Joan Newton, Robert Clarke ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1946-05-10
19.

Black Angel

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A falsely convicted man's wife, Catherine, and an alcoholic composer and pianist, Martin team up in an attempt to clear her husband of the murder of a blonde singer, who is Martin's wife.

Starring: Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford, Constance Dowling, Wallace Ford, Hobart Cavanaugh, Freddie Steele, Ben Bard, Junius Matthews ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1946-08-02
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Deadline at Dawn
20.

Deadline at Dawn

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A young Navy sailor has one night to find out why a woman was killed and he ended up with a bag of money after a drinking blackout.

Starring: Susan Hayward, Paul Lukas, Bill Williams, Joseph Calleia, Osa Massen, Lola Lane, Jerome Cowan, Marvin Miller, Roman Bohnen, Steven Geray ..
Directed by: Harold Clurman, William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1946-03-18
21.

Undercurrent

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

After a rapid engagement, a dowdy daughter of a chemist weds an industrialist, knowing little of his family or past. He transforms her into an elegant society wife, but becomes enraged whenever she asks about Michael, his mysterious long-lost brother.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum, Edmund Gwenn, Marjorie Main, Jayne Meadows, Clinton Sundberg, Dan Tobin, Kathryn Card, Leigh Whipper ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1946-11-11
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Cloak and Dagger
22.

Cloak and Dagger

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Italian partisans help a professor sent by the OSS to find an atomic scientist held by Nazis.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Lilli Palmer, Robert Alda, Vladimir Sokoloff, J. Edward Bromberg, Marjorie Hoshelle, Ludwig Stössel, Helene Thimig, Dan Seymour, Marc Lawrence ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1946-09-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : The Strange Woman
23.

The Strange Woman

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Isaiah, a 19th-century businessman, has his eye on the beautiful and very young Jenny. Finally of age, she accepts his marriage proposal, but their love affair quickly turns sour. Ephraim, Isaiah's college-age son, comes for a visit, immediately striking up a chemistry with Jenny. She promises marriage -- if he murders his father first. But Jenny also swoons for John, the fiancé of her best friend, Meg.

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Louis Hayward, Gene Lockhart, Hillary Brooke, Rhys Williams, June Storey, Moroni Olsen, Olive Blakeney, Kathleen Lockhart ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer, Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1946-10-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Dark Alibi
24.

Dark Alibi

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

After three men are convicted of bank robberies, Charlie becomes suspicious. After some investigation Charlie finds the men are innocent and that the fingerprint evidence used to convict them had been forged. Charlie then proceeds to find the true bank robbers.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, Benson Fong, Teala Loring, George Holmes, Joyce Compton, John Eldredge, Russell Hicks, Tim Ryan ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1946-05-25
25.

Lady in the Lake

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Private detective Philip Marlowe is asked by a publishing executive, Adrienne Fromsett, to locate the wife of her boss, publisher Derace Kingsby. Earlier she had sent her husband a telegram saying she was heading to Mexico to marry Chris Lavery. However Kingsby had recently seen Lavery in the neighbouring Bay City. Marlowe pursues his investigation at the Kingsby's lakeside cottage.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully, Leon Ames, Jayne Meadows, Dick Simmons, Ellay Mort, Morris Ankrum, Lila Leeds ..
Directed by: Robert Montgomery
Release date: 1946-12-19
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : The Chase
26.

The Chase

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.

Starring: Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Peter Lorre, Lloyd Corrigan, Jack Holt, Don Wilson, Alex Minotis, Nina Koshetz, Yolanda Lacca ..
Directed by: Arthur Ripley
Release date: 1946-11-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Shock
27.

Shock

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

In this thriller, psychiatrist Dr. Cross (Vincent Price) kills his wife and expects to get away with murder, until he discovers that the slaying was observed by a next-door neighbor, Janet Stewart (Anabel Shaw). As Janet attempts to convince her husband (Frank Latimore) of the doctor's dastardly deed, Cross shows up to advise him that Janet is in dire need of some in-depth counseling.

Starring: Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore, Anabel Shaw, Stephen Dunne, Reed Hadley, Renee Carson, Charles Trowbridge, Robert Adler, Harry Carter ..
Directed by: Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1946-02-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Live Wires
28.

Live Wires

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

Slip gets fired from his job at a construction company for decking his boss. His sister, who got him a job at the company, is angry with him. Slip manages to get a job with the District Attorney serving warrants, as does Sach. Through his job, Slip finds out that all is not quite kosher at his old construction company, and that his sister may be in danger.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Mike Mazurki, Bobby Jordan, William Benedict, William Frambes, Claudia Drake, Pamela Blake, John Eldredge, Bernard Gorcey ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1946-01-12
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Tangier
29.

Tangier

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Maria Montez plays a Spanish dancer named Rita, who is determined to bring Nazi collaborator Colonel Jose Artiego (Preston Foster) to justice. Artiego is at presently working incognito, as military governor of the North African city of Tangier. Maria finds an unexpected ally in the form of Artiego's discarded mistress Dolores (Louise Allbritton). Dominating the film's hotel-lobby set is an old-fashioned "open" elevator, which will obviously figure prominently in the climax. A camp classic, Tangier is distinguished by supporting actor Sabu's offkey renditions of such American standards as "Polly Wolly Doodle" and "She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain"!

Starring: Maria Montez, Robert Paige, Sabu, Preston Foster, Louise Allbritton, Kent Taylor, J. Edward Bromberg, Reginald Denny, Charles Judels, Francis McDonald ..
Directed by: George Waggner
Release date: 1946-06-06
30.

O.S.S.

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

The (O)ffice of (S)trategic (S)ervices' Cmdr. Brady (Patric Knowles) forms Operation "Applejack" (based on a composite of actual incidents during WWII) and sends Lt. (j.g.) Philip Masson, U.S.N.R. aka John Martin as spy Philippe Martine (Alan Ladd) along with Miss Ellen Rogers posing as her college roommate, Madame Elaine Duprez (Geraldine Fitzgerald) and Robert Bouchet, Tech Sgt., A.U.S. as Albert Bernardito (Richard Benedict) to acquire secret Nazi plans. After nearly getting caught they succeed and get new identities. However they discover a secret that could change the war and risk their lives to get the information back to London before it jeopardizes their lives. Martine and Duprez then get reassigned to assist fellow spy Frank Schmidt aka Parker (Richard Webb) embedded in the German army so he can relay important Nazi troop movements. Then she is discovered by an old foe, Col. Paul Meister (John Hoyt) but Martine must radio the vital information and misses her.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Patric Knowles, John Hoyt, Gloria Saunders, Richard Webb, Richard Benedict, Harold Vermilyea, Don Beddoe, Crane Whitley ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel, Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1946-05-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : The Trap
31.

The Trap

2.9
6.0/10 IMDB

When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung, Tanis Chandler, Larry J. Blake, Kirk Alyn, Rita Quigley, Anne Nagel, Helen Gerald, Howard Negley ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1946-11-30
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Shadows Over Chinatown
32.

Shadows Over Chinatown

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

In San Francisco's Chinatown, Charlie helps two different people search for their missing relatives and uncovers a murder for insurance scheme.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung, Tanis Chandler, John Gallaudet, Paul Bryar, Bruce Kellogg, Al Bridge, Mary Gordon, Dorothy Granger ..
Directed by: Terry O. Morse
Release date: 1946-06-27
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Strange Impersonation
33.

Strange Impersonation

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A female research scientist conducting experiments on a new anesthetic has a very bad week. Her scheming assistant intentionally scars her face, her almost-fiancee appears to have deserted her and she finds herself being blackmailed by a women she accidentally knocked down with her car. So what is one to do?

Starring: Brenda Marshall, William Gargan, Hillary Brooke, George Chandler, Ruth Ford, H.B. Warner, Lyle Talbot, Mary Treen, Cay Forester, Dick Scott ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1946-03-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : The Spider Woman Strikes Back
34.

The Spider Woman Strikes Back

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

A young girl goes to work as a live-in caretaker for a spooky old woman. She doesn't know that every night, the woman drains some blood from her to feed her strange plant.

Starring: Gale Sondergaard, Brenda Joyce, Kirby Grant, Rondo Hatton, Hobart Cavanaugh, Milburn Stone, Guy Wilkerson, Norman Leavitt, Horace Murphy, Hans Herbert ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1946-03-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Calcutta
35.

Calcutta

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix, June Duprez, Lowell Gilmore, Milton Parsons, John Whitney, Don Beddoe, Edith King, Paul Singh ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1946-12-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Step by Step
36.

Step by Step

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Marine veteran Johnny Christopher meets and is immediately drawn to beautiful Evelyn Smith one day on the beach. Evelyn's new job as secretary to a U.S. senator in California soon brings unexpected intrigue and trouble for her and Johnny. The machinations of a sinister group of Nazi spies lead to mysteries and mistaken identities, and the two soon find themselves framed for murder!

Starring: Lawrence Tierney, Anne Jeffreys, Lowell Gilmore, Jason Robards Sr., Myrna Dell, George Cleveland, John Hamilton, Addison Richards, James Flavin, Harry Harvey ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1946-08-23
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : House of Horrors
37.

House of Horrors

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

An unsuccessful sculptor saves a madman named "The Creeper" from drowning. Seeing an opportunity for revenge, he tricks the psycho into murdering his critics.

Starring: Rondo Hatton, Martin Kosleck, Robert Lowery, Virginia Grey, Bill Goodwin, Joan Shawlee, Alan Napier, Howard Freeman, Byron Foulger, Virginia Christine ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1946-03-29
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : The Madonna's Secret
38.

The Madonna's Secret

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

This drama is an updated version of Ulmer's 1944 film Bluebeard. It is set in New York and follows the exploits of an eccentric Parisian painter who has come to New York to escape a controversy surrounding his work. The trouble stems when the model he has used in all his work is found floating dead in the Seine.

Starring: Francis Lederer, Gail Patrick, Ann Rutherford, Edward Ashley, Linda Stirling, John Litel, Leona Roberts, Michael St. Angel, Clifford Brooke, Pierre Watkin ..
Directed by: Wilhelm Thiele
Release date: 1946-02-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Night Boat to Dublin
39.

Night Boat to Dublin

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

British intelligence officers (Robert Newton, Guy Middleton) head off a Nazi plot to kidnap an atomic scientist.

Starring: Robert Newton, Raymond Lovell, Guy Middleton, Muriel Pavlow, Herbert Lom, John Ruddock, Martin Miller, Brenda Bruce, Gerald Case, Scott Forbes ..
Directed by: Lawrence Huntington
Release date: 1946-04-01
40.

They Made Me a Killer

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A fugitive receives help from a victim's sister as he tries to clear his name of robbery and murder charges.

Starring: Robert Lowery, Barbara Britton, Lola Lane, Frank Albertson, Elisabeth Risdon, Byron Barr, Edmund MacDonald, Ralph Sanford, James Bush, Paul Harvey ..
Directed by: William C. Thomas
Release date: 1946-05-03
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Temptation
41.

Temptation

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A Victorian-era drama about a beautiful young woman with a shady past.

Starring: Merle Oberon, George Brent, Charles Korvin, Paul Lukas, Lenore Ulric, Arnold Moss, Robert Capa, Aubrey Mather, Ludwig Stössel, André Charlot ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1946-12-02
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : The Inner Circle
42.

The Inner Circle

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

Johnny Strange (Warren Douglas) a fresh-faced young detective, gets set up, framed for murder, and alibied by a smart blonde (Adele Mara).

Starring: Adele Mara, Warren Douglas, William Frawley, Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Christine, Ken Niles, Will Wright, Dorothy Adams, Martha Montgomery, Edward Gargan ..
Directed by: Philip Ford
Release date: 1946-08-07
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Crime Doctor's Man Hunt
43.

Crime Doctor's Man Hunt

2.4
6.2/10 IMDB

A criminal psychologist investigates the murder of a veteran with amnesia.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Ellen Drew, William Frawley, Frank Sully, Claire Carleton, Bernard Nedell, Jack Lee, Francis Pierlot, Olin Howland, Harry Morgan ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1946-10-24
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : The Mask of Diijon
44.

The Mask of Diijon

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

A stage illusionist plots a revenge after a particularly humiliating comeback attempt.

Starring: Erich von Stroheim, Jeanne Bates, William Wright, Denise Vernac, Edward Van Sloan, Hope Landin, Mauritz Hugo, Shimen Ruskin, Antonio Filauri, George Chandler ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1946-03-11
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : The Glass Alibi
45.

The Glass Alibi

2.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Eying a large inheritance, a reporter marries a rich woman with failing health. When she begins feeling healthy after the wedding, the reporter takes drastic measures to make sure his wife dies.

Starring: Paul Kelly, Douglas Fowley, Anne Gwynne, Maris Wrixon, Ted Stanhope, Selmer Jackson, Cy Kendall, Cyril Thornton, Walter Soderling, Victor Potel ..
Directed by: W. Lee Wilder
Release date: 1946-04-27
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : The Last Crooked Mile
46.

The Last Crooked Mile

2.3
6.1/10 IMDB

A mystery grows after a bank robbery car leads investigators to a carnival sideshow.

Starring: Don Barry, Ann Savage, Adele Mara, Tom Powers, John Miljan, Sheldon Leonard, Nestor Paiva, Ben Welden, Harry Shannon, Charles D. Brown ..
Directed by: Philip Ford
Release date: 1946-08-09
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : The Notorious Lone Wolf
47.

The Notorious Lone Wolf

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Ex-thief Lone Wolf (Gerald Mohr) and his valet (Eric Blore) don turbans to solve a museum jewel theft.

Starring: Gerald Mohr, Janis Carter, Eric Blore, John Abbott, William B. Davidson, Don Beddoe, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1946-02-14
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Specter of the Rose
48.

Specter of the Rose

2.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one.

Starring: Judith Anderson, Michael Chekhov, Ivan Kirov, Viola Essen, Lionel Stander, Charles 'Red' Marshall, George Shdanoff, Billy Gray, Juan Panalle, Lew Hearn ..
Directed by: Ben Hecht
Release date: 1946-07-05
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : Below the Deadline
49.

Below the Deadline

2.1
5.4/10 IMDB

A veteran, Joe Hilton (Warren Douglas), returns from the war to find that his brother Jeffrey Hilton (George Meeker), a gangster, has been killed. His quest for revenge leads him to take over his brother's illegal operations but his sweetheart, Lynn Turner (Ramsay Ames), persuades him to change his ways and return to the straight and narrow.

Starring: Warren Douglas, Ramsay Ames, Jan Wiley, Paul Maxey, Philip Van Zandt, John Harmon, Bruce Edwards, George Meeker, Clancy Cooper, Cay Forester ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1946-08-03
Best Thriller Movies of 1946 : The Flying Serpent
50.

The Flying Serpent

2.0
4.8/10 IMDB

A demented archaeologist discovers a living, breathing serpent creature known to the Aztecs as Quetzalcoatl and accidentally kills his wife by giving her one of the beast's feathers, causing the creature to track her down and slaughter her. Using this knowledge he exacts revenge upon his enemies by placing one of the feathers on his intended victim and letting the beast loose to wreak havoc.

Starring: George Zucco, Hope Kramer, Eddie Acuff, Wheaton Chambers, James Metcalf, Henry Hall, Ralph Lewis, Richard Crane ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1946-02-01

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