Best Thriller Movies of 1953



6.5/10 IMDB

A supermodel gets murdered. While investigating the case the story of a waitress turned glamor girl is revealed.

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Jean Peters, Elliott Reid, Richard Boone, Max Showalter, Alexander D'Arcy, Carl Betz, Aaron Spelling, Frank Gerstle, John Dehner ..
Directed by: Harry Horner
Release date: 1953-10-05
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Murder at 3am

Murder at 3am

5.2/10 IMDB

A police detective suspects that his sister's boyfriend is a murderer.

Starring: Dennis Price, Peggy Evans, Philip Saville, Greta Mayaro, Rex Garner, Leonard Sharp, Renee Goddard, Nora Gordon ..
Directed by: Francis Searle
Release date: 1953-07-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Desperate Moment

Desperate Moment

6.7/10 IMDB

Story of a Dutchman's flight across post-war Germany trying to locate the man who alone can clear him of a false murder charge. (BFI Website)

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Mai Zetterling, Philip Friend, Albert Lieven, Fritz Wendhausen, Carl Jaffe, Gerard Heinz, Andre Mikhelson, Harold Ayer, Walter Gotell ..
Directed by: Compton Bennett
Release date: 1953-03-17
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : The 49th Man

The 49th Man

6.0/10 IMDB

Two federal agents (John Ireland, Richard Denning) do not believe an atomic-bomb threat is just another war game.

Starring: John Ireland, Richard Denning, Suzanne Dalbert, Robert Foulk, Mike Connors, Richard Avonde, William Bryant, Cicely Browne, Tommy Farrell, Joseph Mell ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1953-05-20


7.0/10 IMDB

Rose Loomis and her older, gloomier husband, George, are vacationing at a cabin in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The couple befriend Polly and Ray Cutler, who are honeymooning in the area. Polly begins to suspect that something is amiss between Rose and George, and her suspicions grow when she sees Rose in the arms of another man. While Ray initially thinks Polly is overreacting, things between George and Rose soon take a shockingly dark turn.

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter, Denis O'Dea, Richard Allan, Don Wilson, Lurene Tuttle, Russell Collins, Will Wright ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1953-01-26
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : The Large Rope

The Large Rope

6.1/10 IMDB

After being framed for a murder he didn't commit, Tom Penney (Donald Houston) serves his time and returns to his rural English home to establish a quiet life. When another victim is found, however, Tom is blamed for the crime and flees rather than returnng to prison. Hoping to find the real killer -- or killers -- Tom investigates while keeping a low profile to elude his pursuers, and a vital clue leads him on the path to possible redemption.

Starring: Donald Houston, Susan Shaw, Robert Brown, Vanda Godsell, Peter Byrne, Richard Warner, Christine Finn, Thomas Heathcote, Margaret Anderson, Katie Johnson ..
Directed by: Wolf Rilla
Release date: 1953-12-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Man on a Tightrope

Man on a Tightrope

7.1/10 IMDB

Elia Kazan's 1953 film stars Fredric March as the owner of an impoverished circus in Communist-ruled Czechoslovokia who plots to flee across the border to freedom, taking his entire troupe of performers and wild animals with him. The cast also includes Gloria Grahame, Terry Moore, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Boone and Adolphe Menjou.

Starring: Fredric March, Terry Moore, Gloria Grahame, Cameron Mitchell, Adolphe Menjou, Robert Beatty, Richard Boone, Alexander D'Arcy, Pat Henning, Paul Hartman ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1953-04-01

Man in the Attic

6.2/10 IMDB

London, 1888: on the night of the third Jack the Ripper killing, soft-spoken Mr. Slade, a research pathologist, takes lodgings with the Harleys, including a gloomy attic room for "experiments." Mrs. Harley finds Slade odd and increasingly suspects the worst; her niece Lily (star of a decidedly Parisian stage revue) finds him interesting and increasingly attractive. Is Lily in danger, or are her mother's suspicions merely a red herring?

Starring: Jack Palance, Constance Smith, Byron Palmer, Frances Bavier, Rhys Williams, Sean McClory, Leslie Bradley, Tita Phillips, Lester Matthews, Harry Cording ..
Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
Release date: 1953-12-23

Grand National Night

0.0/10 IMDB

The story of a husband's implication in his wife's death, his stupid disposal of her body and the police enquiry which almost embroils him in a murder charge.

Starring: Nigel Patrick, Moira Lister, Beatrice Campbell, Betty Ann Davies, Michael Hordern, Noel Purcell, Leslie Mitchell, Barry MacKay, Colin Gordon, Gibb McLaughlin ..
Directed by: Bob McNaught
Release date: 1953-04-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Stolen Identity

Stolen Identity

0.0/10 IMDB

A jealous musician kills his wife and frames a cab driver.

Starring: Donald Buka, Joan Camden, Francis Lederer, Adrienne Gessner, Inge Konradi, Gisela Wilke, Hermann Erhardt, Egon von Jordan, Manfred Inger ..
Directed by: Gunther von Fritsch
Release date: 1953-01-01

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