Best Thriller Movies of 1948



8.0/10 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 ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1948-08-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Charlie Chan in The Golden Eye

Charlie Chan in The Golden Eye

6.4/10 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 Woman from Tangier

The Woman from Tangier

5.9/10 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: 1948-02-24
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Million Dollar Weekend

Million Dollar Weekend

6.2/10 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 : River Patrol

River Patrol

4.3/10 IMDB

The Thames river police try to track down smugglers.

Starring: John Blythe, Lorna Dean, Wally Patch, Stan Paskin, Cyril Collins, John Tatum ..
Directed by: Ben R. Hart
Release date: 1948-03-01

The Naked City

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

The Big Clock

7.7/10 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

To the Ends of the Earth

0.0/10 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

Key Largo

7.8/10 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: 1948-07-31
Best Thriller Movies of 1948 : Lady at Midnight

Lady at Midnight

6.3/10 IMDB

A couple's (Richard Denning, Frances Rafferty) adopted daughter (Lora Lee Michel) has an inheritance someone else wants.

Starring: Richard Denning, Frances Rafferty, Lora Lee Michel, Ralph Dunn, Nana Bryant, Jackie Searl, Harlan Warde, Claudia Drake, Ben Welden, Sid Melton ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1948-08-15

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