Best Thriller Movies of 1948

1.

Rope

6.5
7.9/10 IMDB

Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.

Starring: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Constance Collier, Douglas Dick, Edith Evanson, Dick Hogan, Joan Chandler, Cedric Hardwicke, Alfred Hitchcock ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1948-03-11
2.

Key Largo

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up - and holds at gunpoint hotel owner James Temple, his widowed daughter-in-law Nora, and ex-GI Frank McCloud.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, Thomas Gomez, Harry Lewis, William Haade, Dan Seymour, Marc Lawrence ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1948-07-16
3.

The Naked City

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The Naked City portrays the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, finding the girl's killer.

Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Frank Conroy, Ted de Corsia, House Jameson, Anne Sargent, Adelaide Klein, Grover Burgess ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1948-03-04
4.

Sorry, Wrong Number

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Leona Stevenson is confined to bed and uses her telephone to keep in contact with the outside world. One day she overhears a murder plot on the telephone and is desperate to find out who is the intended victim.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey, Harold Vermilyea, Ed Begley, William Conrad, Dorothy Neumann, Leif Erickson, John Bromfield ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1948-09-24
5.

The Big Clock

4.6
7.6/10 IMDB

Stroud, a crime magazine's crusading editor has to post-pone a vacation with his wife, again, when a glamorous blonde is murdered and he is assigned by his publishing boss Janoth to find the killer. As the investigation proceeds to its conclusion, Stroud must try to disrupt his ordinarily brilliant investigative team as they increasingly build evidence (albeit wrong) that he is the killer.

Starring: Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, George Macready, Rita Johnson, Elsa Lanchester, Harold Vermilyea, Dan Tobin, Harry Morgan, Richard Webb ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1948-03-18
6.

The Fallen Idol

4.6
7.7/10 IMDB

Phillipe, the son of an ambassador in London, idolizes Baines, his father's butler, a kind of hero in the eyes of the child, whose perception changes when he accidentally discovers the secret that Baines keeps and witnesses the consequences that adults' lies can cause.

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey, Denis O'Dea, Jack Hawkins, Walter Fitzgerald, Dandy Nichols, Joan Young, Karl Stepanek ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1948-09-30
7.

Act of Violence

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

A former prisoner of war, Frank Enley is hailed as a hero in his California town. However, Frank has a shameful secret that comes back to haunt him when fellow survivor Joe Parkson emerges, intent on making Frank pay for his past deeds.

Starring: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor, Phyllis Thaxter, Berry Kroeger, Taylor Holmes, Harry Antrim, Connie Gilchrist, Will Wright ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1948-12-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Brighton Rock
8.

Brighton Rock

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Centring on the activities of a gang of assorted criminals and, in particular, their leader – a vicious young hoodlum known as "Pinkie" – the film's main thematic concern is the criminal underbelly evident in inter-war Brighton.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Carol Marsh, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams, Wylie Watson, Nigel Stock, Joan Sterndale-Bennett, Marianne Stone, Virginia Winter ..
Directed by: John Boulting
Release date: 1948-01-09
9.

Raw Deal

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A revenge-seeking gangster is sent to prison after being framed for a crime he didn't commit. After seducing a beautiful young woman, he uses her to help him carry out his plot for vengeance, leading him to the crazy pyromaniac who set him up.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland, Raymond Burr, Curt Conway, Chili Williams, Regis Toomey, Whit Bissell, Cliff Clark ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1948-05-21
10.

Pitfall

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

An insurance man's affair with a blonde leads to guilt, murder and a confession to his wife.

Starring: Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, Raymond Burr, John Litel, Byron Barr, Jimmy Hunt, Ann Doran, Selmer Jackson, Margaret Wells ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1948-08-11
11.

Road House

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm, Richard Widmark, O. Z. Whitehead, Robert Karnes, George Beranger, Ian MacDonald, Grandon Rhodes, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1948-09-22
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Night Has a Thousand Eyes
12.

Night Has a Thousand Eyes

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancée Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate?

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Gail Russell, John Lund, Virginia Bruce, William Demarest, Richard Webb, Jerome Cowan, Onslow Stevens, John Alexander, Roman Bohnen ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1948-10-13
13.

The Street with No Name

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

After two gang-related killings in "Center City," a suspect (who was framed) is arrested, released on bail...and murdered. Inspector Briggs of the FBI recruits a young agent, Gene Cordell, to go undercover in the shadowy Skid Row area (alias George Manly) as a potential victim of the same racket. Soon, Gene meets Alec Stiles, neurotic mastermind who's "building an organization along scientific lines." Stiles recruits Cordell, whose job becomes a lot more dangerous.

Starring: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence, Ed Begley, Donald Buka, Joseph Pevney, John McIntire, Walter Greaza, Howard Smith ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1948-07-14
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
14.

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Bill Saunders, a former prisoner of war living in England, whose experiences have left him unstable and violent, gets into a bar fight in which he in kills a man and then flees. He hides out with the assistance of a nurse, Jane Wharton, who believes his story that the killing was an accident.

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster, Robert Newton, Lewis L. Russell, Aminta Dyne, Grizelda Harvey, Jay Novello, Colin Keith-Johnston, Reginald Sheffield, Campbell Copelin ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1948-10-30
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Sleep, My Love
15.

Sleep, My Love

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A woman wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche, Rita Johnson, George Coulouris, Queenie Smith, Ralph Morgan, Keye Luke, Fred Nurney, Raymond Burr ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1948-02-18
16.

Berlin Express

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Robert Ryan leads a group of Allied agents fighting an underground Nazi group in post-war Europe.

Starring: Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan, Charles Korvin, Paul Lukas, Robert Coote, Reinhold Schünzel, Roman Toporow, Peter von Zerneck, Otto Waldis, Fritz Kortner ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1948-05-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Ruthless
17.

Ruthless

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Horace Vendig always gets what he wants. Even as a poor youth, he charmed his way into high society by getting the father of his friend, Martha, to foot the bill for his Harvard education. When Vic, another childhood pal, is invited to Horace's mansion for a party, he brings along Mallory Flagg, who happens to bear a striking resemblance to Martha. As Vic and Horace reunite, old resentments rise to the surface.

Starring: Zachary Scott, Louis Hayward, Diana Lynn, Sydney Greenstreet, Lucille Bremer, Martha Vickers, Edith Barrett, Dennis Hoey, Raymond Burr, Joyce Arling ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1948-04-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : The Velvet Touch
18.

The Velvet Touch

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Leo Genn, Claire Trevor, Sydney Greenstreet, Leon Ames, Frank McHugh, Walter Kingsford, Dan Tobin, Lex Barker, Nydia Westman ..
Directed by: Jack Gage
Release date: 1948-07-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : The Amazing Mr. X
19.

The Amazing Mr. X

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about such things. After more ghostly manifestations, Christine and younger sister Janet become enmeshed in the eerie artifices of Alexis; but he in turn finds himself manipulated into deeper deviltry than he had in mind...

Starring: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, Richard Carlson, Donald Curtis, Virginia Gregg, Norma Varden, Harry Mendoza ..
Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus
Release date: 1948-07-29
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : The Dark Past
20.

The Dark Past

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

A gang hold a family hostage in their own home. The leader of the escaped cons is bothered by a recurring dream that the doctor of the house may be able to analyze.

Starring: William Holden, Nina Foch, Lee J. Cobb, Adele Jergens, Stephen Dunne, Lois Maxwell, Berry Kroeger, Steven Geray, Wilton Graff, Robert Osterloh ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1948-12-22
21.

The Woman in White

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

A young painter stumbles upon an assortment of odd characters at an English estate where he has been hired to give art lessons to beautiful Laura Fairlie. Among them are Anne Catherick, a strange young woman dressed in white whom he meets in the forest and who bears a striking resemblance to Laura; cunning Count Fosco, who hopes to obtain an inheritance for nobleman Sir Percival Glyde, whom he plans to have Laura marry; Mr. Fairlie, a hypochondriac who can't stand to have anyone make the slightest noise; and eccentric Countess Fosco who has her own dark secret. The artist also finds himself drawn to Marion Halcomb, a distant relation to Laura for whom the Count also has plans.

Starring: Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet, Gig Young, Agnes Moorehead, John Abbott, John Emery, Curt Bois, Emma Dunn, Matthew Boulton ..
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 1948-05-07
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Blonde Ice
22.

Blonde Ice

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

A golddigging femme fatale leaves a trail of men behind her, rich and poor, alive and dead.

Starring: Robert Paige, Leslie Brooks, Russ Vincent, Michael Whalen, James Griffith, Emory Parnell, Walter Sande, John Holland, Mildred Coles, Selmer Jackson ..
Directed by: Jack Bernhard
Release date: 1948-07-24
23.

Docks of New Orleans

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Detective Charlie Chan springs into action when top officials of a New Orleans chemical company begin dropping like flies.

Starring: Roland Winters, Virginia Dale, Mantan Moreland, John Gallaudet, Victor Sen Yung, Carol Forman, Douglas Fowley, Harry Hayden, Emmett Vogan, Howard Negley ..
Directed by: Derwin Abrahams
Release date: 1948-03-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Open Secret
24.

Open Secret

3.0
6.4/10 IMDB

A couple discovers that their friend has gone missing. Their investigation leads them to believe that anti-semites are behind the disappearance.

Starring: John Ireland, Jane Randolph, Sheldon Leonard, Roman Bohnen, George Tyne, Morgan Farley, Ellen Lowe, Arthur O'Connell, Rory Mallinson, John Alvin ..
Directed by: John Reinhardt
Release date: 1948-02-14
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Sleeping Car To Trieste
25.

Sleeping Car To Trieste

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Spies pursue a stolen diary aboard the Orient Express.

Starring: Jean Kent, Albert Lieven, Derrick De Marney, Paul Dupuis, Rona Anderson, David Tomlinson, Bonar Colleano, Finlay Currie, Grégoire Aslan, Alan Wheatley ..
Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs
Release date: 1948-10-06
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : So Evil My Love
26.

So Evil My Love

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

In the late 19th century, on board a ship sailing from Jamaica to England, Olivia Harwood, a recent widow, takes on the task of caring for several malaria patients, including Mark Bellis, a mysterious and tormented painter.

Starring: Ray Milland, Ann Todd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Leo G. Carroll, Raymond Huntley, Raymond Lovell, Martita Hunt, Moira Lister, Roderick Lovell, Muriel Aked ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1948-08-02
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : The Small Voice
27.

The Small Voice

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A man (James Donald) and his wife (Valerie Hobson) take to their house some men they rescue from a road crash and then find they have picked up some dangerous criminals.

Starring: Valerie Hobson, James Donald, Howard Keel, David Greene, Michael Balfour, Joan Young, Angela Fouldes, Glyn Dearman, Norman Claridge, Edward Evans ..
Directed by: Fergus McDonell
Release date: 1948-11-27
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Blanche Fury
28.

Blanche Fury

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Penniless governess Blanche Fullerton takes a job at the estate of her rich relations, the Fury family. To better her position in life, Blanche marries her dull cousin, Laurence Fury, with whom she has a daughter. But before long, boredom sets in, and Blanche begins a tempestuous romance with stableman Philip Thorn. Together, they hatch a murderous plan to gain control of the estate.

Starring: Valerie Hobson, Stewart Granger, Michael Gough, Walter Fitzgerald, Susanne Gibbs, Maurice Denham, Sybille Binder, Ernest Jay, Townsend Whitling, J.H. Roberts ..
Directed by: Marc Allégret
Release date: 1948-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Embraceable You
29.

Embraceable You

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Eddie, (Dane Clark) a small-time hoodlum is forced to care for Marie (Geraldine Brooks) he accidentally hits with his car during a crime. He is broke and hits up his very displeased mob boss for cash. To make matters worse, Eddie and Marie begin to fall for each other.

Starring: Dane Clark, Geraldine Brooks, S.Z. Sakall, Wallace Ford, Richard Rober, Dave Barry, Lina Romay, Douglas Kennedy, Mary Stuart, Philip Van Zandt ..
Directed by: Felix Jacoves
Release date: 1948-08-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Escape
30.

Escape

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl.

Starring: Rex Harrison, Peggy Cummins, William Hartnell, Norman Wooland, Jill Esmond, Frederick Piper, Marjorie Rhodes, Betty Ann Davies, Cyril Cusack, John Slater ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1948-03-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : To the Ends of the Earth
31.

To the Ends of the Earth

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A treasury agent becomes obsessed with exposing an international drug ring.

Starring: Dick Powell, Signe Hasso, Maylia, Ludwig Donath, Vladimir Sokoloff, Edgar Barrier, John Hoyt, Marcel Journet, Luis van Rooten, Fritz Leiber ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1948-02-07
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Daybreak
32.

Daybreak

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A mysterious barber hides a secret identity that eventually leads to tragedy.

Starring: Ann Todd, Eric Portman, Bill Owen, Maxwell Reed, Edward Rigby, Eliot Makeham, Jane Hylton, Margaret Withers, John Turnbull, Maurice Denham ..
Directed by: Compton Bennett
Release date: 1948-05-18
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Behind Locked Doors
33.

Behind Locked Doors

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Behind the locked doors of a mental institution resides crooked politico Judge Drake (Herbert Heyes), free from prosecution so long as he pretends to be crazy. To get the goods on Drake, private detective Ross Stewart has himself committed to the asylum as a patient. Meanwhile, reporter Kathy Lawrence (Lucille Bremer), posing as Stewart's wife, acts as his liaison to the outside world.

Starring: Lucille Bremer, Richard Carlson, Douglas Fowley, Ralf Harolde, Thomas Browne Henry, Herbert Heyes, Gwen Donovan, Tor Johnson, Morgan Farley, Dickie Moore ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1948-09-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Portrait from Life
34.

Portrait from Life

2.7
6.8/10 IMDB

A British army officer becomes fascinated by the portrait of a young woman. He travels to Germany to find her, only to discover that she is suffering from amnesia.

Starring: Mai Zetterling, Robert Beatty, Guy Rolfe, Herbert Lom, Patrick Holt, Arnold Marlé, Sybille Binder, Thora Hird, Gerard Heinz, Yvonne Owen ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1948-12-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Canon City
35.

Canon City

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Prisoners battle each other -- and the police -- when they escape the Colorado State Penitentiary.

Starring: Scott Brady, Jeff Corey, Whit Bissell, Stanley Clements, Charles Russell, DeForest Kelley, Ralph Byrd, Roy Best, Henry Brandon, Alfred Linder ..
Directed by: Crane Wilbur
Release date: 1948-06-30
36.

Corridor of Mirrors

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A man falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begins to suspect that he may have also loved her in a previous life.

Starring: Eric Portman, Edana Romney, Barbara Mullen, Hugh Sinclair, Bruce Belfrage, Alan Wheatley, Joan Maude, Leslie Weston, Hugh Latimer, John Penrose ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1948-07-24
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Daughter of Darkness
37.

Daughter of Darkness

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

In Ballyconnen, Emmy Baudine (Siobhan McKenna) is a beautiful but disturbed young woman who works for the local priest. When the carnival comes to town, she encounters a handsome young boxer called Dan (Maxwell Reed) and lays his face open with her fingernails when he expects sexual favours from her. Hurriedly packed off by Father Corcoran (Liam Redmond) to Yorkshire, Emmy is taken in by a farming family and manages to suppress the strange feelings of fascination and repulsion that she experiences in the presence of the opposite sex. Until, that is, the carnival comes to town and brings with it the vengeful Dan...

Starring: Siobhán McKenna, Maxwell Reed, Anne Crawford, George Thorpe, Barry Morse, Liam Redmond, Cyril Smith, Honor Blackman, Denis Goacher, Grant Tyler ..
Directed by: Lance Comfort
Release date: 1948-01-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : The Sign of the Ram
38.

The Sign of the Ram

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A wheelchair-bound woman manipulates her family to a point where they suspect she may be unhinged.

Starring: Susan Peters, Alexander Knox, Phyllis Thaxter, Peggy Ann Garner, Ron Randell, May Whitty, Allene Roberts, Ross Ford, Diana Douglas, Gerald Hamer ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1948-03-03
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : My Brother's Keeper
39.

My Brother's Keeper

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

War hero turned villain George Martin escapes from the police, but he is handcuffed to a naive young crook Willie Stannard. After using a clever plan to obtain railway tickets, and with the police and the press in hot pursuit, George has to find a way of breaking loose from Willie, and to make his escape.

Starring: Jack Warner, Jane Hylton, David Tomlinson, Bill Owen, George Cole, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Yvonne Owen, Raymond Lovell, Brenda Bruce, Susan Shaw ..
Directed by: Alfred Roome
Release date: 1948-08-19
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : The Iron Curtain
40.

The Iron Curtain

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

The Iron Curtain is based on the actual 1945 case of Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko, (Dana Andrews), who, after careful training, was assigned to the U.S.S.R. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada in the midst of World War II. Eventually, Gouzenko defected with 109 pages of material implicating several high level Canadian officials, outlined the steps taken to secure information about the the details of the nuclear bomb via numerous sleeper cells established throughout North America. The scandal that resulted when details of this case were publicized by American columnist Drew Pearson in early 1946 involved Canada, Britain and the United States.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, June Havoc, Berry Kroeger, Edna Best, Stefan Schnabel, Nicholas Joy, Eduard Franz, Frederic Tozere, Christopher Olsen ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1948-06-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Uneasy Terms
41.

Uneasy Terms

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Private eye Slim Callaghan is summoned to the country home of a Colonel Stenhurst, but the latter is murdered before he can talk to the detective. Was one of the Colonel's three daughters responsible?

Starring: Michael Rennie, Moira Lister, Faith Brook, Joy Shelton, Patricia Goddard, Nigel Patrick, Paul Carpenter, Barry Jones, Sydney Tafler, Roy Russell ..
Directed by: Vernon Sewell
Release date: 1948-07-06
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Counterblast
42.

Counterblast

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

An escaped World War 2 Nazi doctor, impersonates a murdered English doctor so he can work on a vaccination to protect the Germans in their planned germ warfare.

Starring: Robert Beatty, Mervyn Johns, Margaretta Scott, Nova Pilbeam, Sybilla Binder, Marie Lohr, Karl Stepanek, Alan Wheatley ..
Directed by: Paul L. Stein
Release date: 1948-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Snowbound
43.

Snowbound

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Good and bad characters are stuck in a ski chalet near buried Nazi gold in the Alps.

Starring: Dennis Price, Stanley Holloway, Marcel Dalio, Guy Middleton, Herbert Lom, Robert Newton, Willy Fueter, Mila Parély, Zena Marshall, Catherina Ferraz ..
Directed by: David MacDonald
Release date: 1948-03-23
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : The Golden Eye
44.

The Golden Eye

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

A gold mine in Arizona, that was formerly losing a lot of money, suddenly turns into a veritable money-making machine. However, the owner, instead of being happy about his now profitable business, insists to Charlie that something is fishy and that someone is out to murder him. Charlie and his "crew" travel to the mine, pretending to be tourists staying at a nearby dude ranch so as not to arouse suspicion, and discover that the owner may well be right--it looks like the mine is being used as a cover for criminal activities, and that someone is indeed out to murder him.

Starring: Roland Winters, Wanda McKay, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung, Bruce Kellogg, Tim Ryan, Evelyn Brent, Ralph Dunn, Lois Austin, Forrest Taylor ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1948-08-29
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : The Monkey's Paw
45.

The Monkey's Paw

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

A curio dealer sells a monkey's paw that can grant the possessor three wishes but warns that disaster will follow.

Starring: Milton Rosmer, Megs Jenkins, Michael Martin Harvey, Eric Micklewood, Brenda Hogan, Joan Seton, Mackenzie Ward, Norman Shelley, Hay Petrie, Rose Howlett ..
Directed by: Norman Lee
Release date: 1948-06-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Incident
46.

Incident

2.4
6.5/10 IMDB

An innocent man -- due to a case of mistaken identity -- is beaten. Once recovered, the stockbroker tries to find the actual intended target -- a gangster-- and warn him.

Starring: Warren Douglas, Jane Frazee, Robert Osterloh, Joyce Compton, Harry Lauter, Anthony Caruso, Eddie Dunn, Meyer Grace, Pierre Watkin, Ralph Dunn ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1948-10-30
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Inner Sanctum
47.

Inner Sanctum

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A killer hides out in a small-town boarding house.

Starring: Charles Russell, Mary Beth Hughes, Dale Belding, Billy House, Fritz Leiber, Nana Bryant, Lee Patrick, Roscoe Ates, Eddie Parks, Eve Miller ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1948-10-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Million Dollar Weekend
48.

Million Dollar Weekend

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A stock broker embezzles a million bucks and plans to take off to Shanghai. A number of obstacles stands in his path, however.

Starring: Gene Raymond, Osa Massen, Francis Lederer, Robert Warwick, Patricia Shay, James Craven, The Royal Hawaiian Serenaders ..
Directed by: Gene Raymond
Release date: 1948-10-29
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : The Woman from Tangier
49.

The Woman from Tangier

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

This one has Nylon, an American dancer fleeing Morocco after her employer gets into trouble with the police, and she stops off at Tangiers on her way to Gibraltar. $50,000, in gold, is stolen from the ship's safe and the captain tells the police that the purser was the thief and that he had to kill him in self defense, but the purser must have hidden the money before he got dead. The purser isn't in any position to make a disclaimer. Everybody buys that with the exception of an insurance detective, Shapley, who, along with the audience, suspects the captain of being the thief shows up to investigate further. Written By Les Adams

Starring: Adele Jergens, Stephen Dunne, Ivan Triesault, Ian MacDonald, Donna Martell, Curt Bois, Michael Duane, Maurice Marsac ..
Directed by: Harold Daniels
Release date: 1948-02-12
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Money Madness
50.

Money Madness

2.3
5.9/10 IMDB

A murderous bank robber on the run from the law hides out in a small town.

Starring: Hugh Beaumont, Frances Rafferty, Harlan Warde, Cecil Weston, Ida Moore, Danny Morton, Joel Friedkin, Lane Chandler, Dick Elliott ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1948-04-15

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