Best Thriller Movies of 1950

1.

In a Lonely Place

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid, Art Smith, Jeff Donnell, Martha Stewart, Robert Warwick, Morris Ankrum, William Ching ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1950-05-17
2.

Night and the City

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

Londoner Harry Fabian is a second-rate con man looking for an angle. After years of putting up with Harry's schemes, his girlfriend, Mary, becomes fed up when he taps her for yet another loan. His latest ploy, promoting an aging Greek wrestler, goes awry when the wrestler dies and everyone points the finger at Harry. Hiding out in a riverfront barge, Harry sees his grand ambitions spiral into a nightmare of fear and desperation as the underworld closes in.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe, Francis L. Sullivan, Herbert Lom, Stanislaus Zbyszko, Mike Mazurki, Charles Farrell, Alan Tilvern ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1950-06-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1950 : Gun Crazy
3.

Gun Crazy

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Bart Tare is an ex-Army man who has a lifelong fixation with guns, he meets a kindred spirit in sharpshooter Annie Starr and goes to work at a carnival. After upsetting the carnival owner who lusts after Starr, they both get fired. Soon, on Starr's behest, they embark on a crime spree for cash.

Starring: Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky, Anabel Shaw, Harry Lewis, Nedrick Young, Russ Tamblyn, Trevor Bardette, Mickey Little ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1950-01-20
4.

Stage Fright

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Michael Wilding, Richard Todd, Alastair Sim, Sybil Thorndike, André Morell, Kay Walsh, Miles Malleson, Hector MacGregor ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1950-02-23
5.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, Bert Freed, Tom Tully, Karl Malden, Ruth Donnelly, Craig Stevens, Fred Aldrich, Tom Coleman ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1950-07-07
6.

Panic in the Streets

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr. Clint Reed of the Public Health Service confirms the dead man had pneumonic plague. To prevent a catastrophic epidemic, Clint must find and inoculate the killers and their associates, with the reluctant aid of police captain Tom Warren, despite official skepticism, and in total secrecy, lest panic empty the city. Can a doctor turn detective? He has 48 hours to try...

Starring: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Palance, Zero Mostel, Dan Riss, Tommy Cook, Wilson Bourg Jr., Beverly C. Brown, Lewis Charles ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1950-07-27
7.

No Way Out

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

The Biddle brothers, shot while robbing a gas station, are taken to the prison ward of the County Hospital; Ray Biddle, a rabid racist, wants no treatment from black resident Dr. Luther Brooks. When brother John dies while Luther tries to save him, Ray is certain it's murder and becomes obsessed with vengeance. But there are black racists around too, and the situation slides rapidly toward violence.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Sidney Poitier, Stephen McNally, Harry Bellaver, Amanda Randolph, Mildred Joanne Smith, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Stanley Ridges ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1950-08-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1950 : The Sound of Fury
8.

The Sound of Fury

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A family man -desperate for a job- latches onto a friend that encourages him into being a criminal.

Starring: Frank Lovejoy, Kathleen Ryan, Richard Carlson, Lloyd Bridges, Katherine Locke, Adele Jergens, Art Smith, Robert Altuna, Frank Baker, Joe Conlin ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1950-12-12
Best Thriller Movies of 1950 : House by the River
9.

House by the River

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Louis Hayward stars as a wealthy man who tries to seduce the family maid. She resists, and he kills her. Long jealous of his brother Lee Bowman, Hayward does his best to pin the blame for the murder on his sibling. Also affected by Hayward's arrogant dementia is his long-suffering wife Jane Wyatt. Originally, director Lang had proposed that the unfortunate maid be a black woman, but was over ruled

Starring: Louis Hayward, Jane Wyatt, Lee Bowman, Dorothy Patrick, Ann Shoemaker, Jody Gilbert, Sarah Padden, Peter Brocco, Howland Chamberlain, Leslie Kimmell ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1950-03-25
10.

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Ralph Cotter, a ruthless criminal, escapes violently from a farm prison. Then, he seduces a dead inmate’s sister, gets back quickly into the crime business, faces corrupt local cops who run the city’s underworld and meets a powerful tycoon’s whimsical daughter.

Starring: James Cagney, Barbara Payton, Helena Carter, Ward Bond, Luther Adler, Barton MacLane, Steve Brodie, Rhys Williams, Herbert Heyes, John Litel ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1950-08-19

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