Best Thriller Movies of 1953

1.

Stalag 17

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

It's a dreary Christmas 1944 for the American POWs in Stalag 17 and the men in Barracks 4, all sergeants, have to deal with a grave problem—there seems to be a security leak.

Starring: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck, Richard Erdman, Peter Graves, Neville Brand, Sig Ruman, Michael Moore ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1953-05-29
2.

The Big Heat

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby, Lee Marvin, Jeanette Nolan, Peter Whitney, Willis Bouchey, Robert Burton, Adam Williams ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1953-10-14
3.

Pickup on South Street

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

In New York City, an insolent pickpocket, Skip McCoy, inadvertently sets off a chain of events when he targets ex-prostitute Candy and steals her wallet. Unaware that she has been making deliveries of highly classified information to the communists, Candy, who has been trailed by FBI agents for months in hopes of nabbing the spy ringleader, is sent by her ex-boyfriend, Joey, to find Skip and retrieve the valuable microfilm he now holds.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye, Richard Kiley, Willis Bouchey, Milburn Stone, Parley Baer, Chet Brandenburg, Frank Kumagai ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1953-05-27
4.

I Confess

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Unable, due to the seal of the confessional, to be forthcoming with information that would serve to clear himself during a murder investigation, a priest becomes the prime suspect.

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, O.E. Hasse, Brian Aherne, Roger Dann, Dolly Haas, Charles Andre, Nan Boardman, Henry Corden ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1953-02-28
5.

The Naked Spur

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Howard Kemp has been tracking killer Ben Vandergroat for a long time. In the Colorado Rockies, he teams up with prospector Jesse Tate and former Union soldier Roy Anderson. Thinking Kemp is a sheriff, they agree to help for a small fee. When they catch Vandergroat, he tells them Kemp is pursuing a $5,000 bounty. After demanding equal shares, the uneasy alliance heads for Kansas as Vandergroat tries to turn them against each other.

Starring: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker, Millard Mitchell ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1953-01-30
6.

Niagara

5.0
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
7.

Angel Face

4.4
7.2/10 IMDB

An ambulance driver gets involved with a rich girl that might have a darker side.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Mona Freeman, Herbert Marshall, Barbara O'Neil, Leon Ames, Raymond Greenleaf, Griff Barnett, Kenneth Tobey, Jim Backus ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1953-01-02
8.

The Hitch-Hiker

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Roy and Gilbert's fishing trip takes a terrifying turn when the hitchhiker they pick up turns out to be a sociopath on the run from the law. He's killed before, and he lets the two know that as soon as they're no longer useful, he'll kill again. The two friends plot an escape, but the hitchhiker's peculiar physical affliction, an eye that never closes even when he sleeps, makes it impossible for them to tell when they can make a break for it.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, José Torvay, Sam Hayes, Wendell Niles, Jean Del Val, Clark Howat, Natividad Vacío, Larry Hudson ..
Directed by: Ida Lupino
Release date: 1953-03-30
9.

Invaders from Mars

3.8
6.3/10 IMDB

In the early hours of the night, young David Maclean sees a flying saucer land and disappear into the sand dunes just beyond his house. Slowly, all of the adults, including his once loving parents, begin to act strangely.

Starring: Jimmy Hunt, Arthur Franz, Helena Carter, Leif Erickson, Hillary Brooke, Morris Ankrum, Walter Sande, Bert Freed, Max Wagner, Charles Gibb ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1953-04-22
10.

99 River Street

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

A former boxer --now taxi driver-- gets mixed up with jewel thieves.

Starring: John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen, Peggie Castle, Jay Adler, Jack Lambert, Glenn Langan, Eddy Waller, John Daheim ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1953-08-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : The Man Between
11.

The Man Between

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A British woman on a visit to post-war Berlin is caught up in an espionage ring smuggling secrets into and out of the Eastern Bloc.

Starring: Claire Bloom, James Mason, Hildegard Knef, Geoffrey Toone, Hilde Sessak, Aribert Wäscher, Ernst Schröder, Dieter Krause, Karl John, Ljuba Welitsch ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1953-11-18
12.

Man on a Tightrope

3.6
7.2/10 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: 1953-05-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : The Blue Gardenia
13.

The Blue Gardenia

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Deeply distraught that her GI ex-boyfriend plans to marry another woman, Norah Larkin agrees to go out on a date with lothario Harry Prebble. Norah's drunken night out with Prebble ends in a hazily remembered confrontation and the next day a startling discovery: Harry has been murdered, and the police have found Norah's personal effects at the scene. Tipped off to the breaking news, reporter Casey Mayo invites Norah to tell her side of the story.

Starring: Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern, Raymond Burr, Jeff Donnell, Richard Erdman, George Reeves, Ruth Storey, Ray Walker, Nat King Cole ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1953-03-20
14.

Dangerous Crossing

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A young bride is set to begin her honeymoon aboard a luxury liner. Her happiness does not last when she finds that her husband has disappeared. Trouble is, no one else ever saw him board the ship with her and his name has mysteriously dropped from the passenger list.

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Michael Rennie, Max Showalter, Carl Betz, Mary Anderson, Marjorie Hoshelle, Willis Bouchey, Yvonne Peattie ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1953-07-22
15.

Jeopardy

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A woman is kidnapped when she goes to get help for her husband who is trapped on a beach with the tide coming in to surely drown him.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Ralph Meeker, Lee Aaker, Rico Alaniz, Charles Stevens, Juan Torena, Paul Fierro ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1953-03-30
16.

Inferno

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

When selfish and arrogant millionaire Donald Carson fractures his leg during a desert vacation, his wife, Geraldine, leaves with their friend Joseph Duncan to supposedly get help. However, the two of them are really lovers who are leaving Carson to die in the heat. Slowly, Carson realizes he is on his own and vows revenge on the traitorous couple. Having had a privileged life, Carson must now use his wits to stay alive.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Larry Keating, Henry Hull, Carl Betz, Robert Burton, Barbara Pepper, Everett Glass ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1953-08-12
17.

Split Second

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Escaped convicts hold hostages in a ghost town targeted for a nuclear bomb test.

Starring: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Keith Andes, Arthur Hunnicutt, Paul Kelly, Robert Paige, Richard Egan, Frank De Kova ..
Directed by: Dick Powell
Release date: 1953-05-02
18.

Vicki

3.4
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
19.

A Blueprint for Murder

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Whitney Cameron is in a quandary: he's attracted to his beautiful sister-in-law, Lynn, but also harbors serious suspicions about her. Her husband, Cameron's brother, died under mysterious circumstances, and now that the death of her stepchild, Polly, has been attributed to poisoning, he suspects that Lynn is after his late brother's estate, and killing everyone in her way.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine McLeod, Jack Kruschen, Barney Phillips, Freddy Ridgeway, Pamela Duncan, Mae Marsh, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Release date: 1953-07-24
20.

Second Chance

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

The story tells of Russ Lambert (Robert Mitchum), a prize-fighter with a lethal right-handed punch, who through no fault of his own, killed a fighter in the ring. Since the fight his life has gone downhill.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Linda Darnell, Jack Palance, Roy Roberts, Dan Seymour, Fortunio Bonanova, Sandro Giglio, Reginald Sheffield, Margaret Brewster, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1953-07-18
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Grand National Night
21.

Grand National Night

3.1
6.7/10 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
22.

Man in the Attic

3.1
6.1/10 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
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Street Corner
23.

Street Corner

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

London policewomen handle rescues and larceny as they go about their work in Chelsea.

Starring: Anne Crawford, Peggy Cummins, Rosamund John, Terence Morgan, Barbara Murray, Ronald Howard, Eleanor Summerfield, Michael Medwin, Charles Victor, Lily Kann ..
Directed by: Muriel Box
Release date: 1953-03-17
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : The Glass Web
24.

The Glass Web

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

The ice-cold diva Paula ruthlessly exploits the guys she dates. While blackmailing the married Don with a recent one-night-stand, she has a secret affair with Henry, who works as researcher for the weekly authentic TV show "Crime of the Week", which Don writes for. When Henry fails to help her to a role, she insults him deadly... and ends up dead herself. Now Don desperately tries to hide his traces, but Henry sabotages his efforts and suggests he write the unsolved murder case for next week's show...

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, John Forsythe, Kathleen Hughes, Marcia Henderson, Richard Denning, Hugh Sanders, Jean Willes, Kathleen Freeman, Eve McVeagh, Harry Tyler ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1953-11-11
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Personal Affair
25.

Personal Affair

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

A British girl (Glynis Johns) disappears for three days after a frank talk with the wife (Gene Tierney) of a Latin teacher (Leo Genn) she loves.

Starring: Gene Tierney, Leo Genn, Glynis Johns, Walter Fitzgerald, Pamela Brown, Megs Jenkins, Michael Hordern, Thora Hird, Norah Gorsen, Nanette Newman ..
Directed by: Anthony Pélissier
Release date: 1953-10-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Rough Shoot
26.

Rough Shoot

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

An American military officer (Joel McCrea) and his wife (Evelyn Keyes) move to a cottage in what they think is the peaceful English countryside, only to discover the area is a hotbed of spies and secret agents. Director Robert Parrish's 1952 British espionage thriller--with a climax set at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London--also stars Herbert Lom, Marius Goring, Roland Culver, Frank Lawton and Megs Jenkins.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Evelyn Keyes, Herbert Lom, Roland Culver, Marius Goring, Frank Lawton, Patricia Laffan, Cyril Raymond, Karel Stepanek, David Hurst ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1953-05-15
27.

Man in the Dark

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A prisoner undergoes experimental brain surgery in order to get early parole. He released but has no memories. Things get dangerous when a group of thugs go after him in search of loot he hid before his amnesia.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Audrey Totter, Ted de Corsia, Horace McMahon, Nick Dennis, Dayton Lummis, Dan Riss ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1953-04-09
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Forbidden
28.

Forbidden

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Forbidden bears traces of several earlier film noirs, with Tony Curtis filling the shoes vacated by the likes of Alan Ladd, Dick Powell and Robert Mitchum. Curtis acquits himself very nicely as a small-time hood sent to Macao by gangster Lyle Bettger to locate Joanne Dru, the widow of another gangster.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Joanne Dru, Lyle Bettger, Marvin Miller, Victor Sen Yung, Alan Dexter, David Sharpe ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1953-12-02
29.

Time Bomb

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

When a saboteur places an explosive device on a train full of sea mines, the authorities call for bomb expert Peter Lyncort to diffuse the situation, unaware that he has explosive problems of his own.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Anne Vernon, Maurice Denham, Harcourt Williams, Victor Maddern, Harold Warrender, John Horsley, Campbell Singer, Bill Fraser, Herbert C. Walton ..
Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff
Release date: 1953-02-05
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : The Runaway Bus
30.

The Runaway Bus

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

When heavy fog prevents any flights from leaving London Airport, a group of passengers are put on a bus driven by Percy Lamb (Frankie Howerd in his first starring role) to drive to another airport. The fog is that heavy Percy doesn't know where he is going or that he is carrying stolen gold bullion that the robbers and police are relentlessly pursuing.

Starring: Frankie Howerd, Margaret Rutherford, Petula Clark, George Coulouris, Terence Alexander, Toke Townley, Belinda Lee, John Horsley, Anthony Oliver, Sam Kydd ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1953-09-28
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : The Large Rope
31.

The Large Rope

2.6
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 : Escape by Night
32.

Escape by Night

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

An Italian racketeer on the run in London holes up in a disused theatre with a hard-drinking journalist out to get the full story.

Starring: Bonar Colleano, Sid James, Andrew Ray, Simone Silva, Patrick Barr, Avice Landone, Martin Benson, Eric Berry, Peter Sinclair, Ted Ray ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1953-12-01
33.

Never Let Me Go

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

An American reporter falls in love with a Russian ballet dancer.

Starring: Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Bernard Miles, Richard Haydn, Belita, Kenneth More, Karl Stepanek, Theodore Bikel, George Froeschel, Frederick Valk ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1953-03-18
34.

36 Hours

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

When his wife stops writing to him and his letters are returned unanswered, Dan becomes extremely concerned about her welfare. He returns home but is only able to meet with her briefly before she is found murdered. Dan is the obvious suspect but has only 36 hours to find out who murdered her. In so doing he uncovers a shocking catalogue of his wife's past affairs and an identity that he knew nothing about.

Starring: Dan Duryea, Elsie Albiin, Gudrun Ure, Eric Pohlmann, John Chandos, Kenneth Griffith, Harold Lang, Marianne Stone, Jane Carr, Michael Golden ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully
Release date: 1953-12-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Cry of the Hunted
35.

Cry of the Hunted

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

A prison convict escapes through the Louisiana swamps.

Starring: Vittorio Gassman, Barry Sullivan, Polly Bergen, William Conrad, Mary Zavian, Robert Burton, Harry Shannon, Jonathan Cott ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1953-05-08
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Jennifer
36.

Jennifer

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A young woman is hired to take care of an eerie old mansion, where she finds herself entangled with an enigmatic murderer.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, Robert Nichols, Mary Shipp, Ned Glass, Kitty McHugh, Lorna Thayer, Russ Conway, Matt Dennis, John Brown ..
Directed by: Joel Newton
Release date: 1953-10-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Mantrap
37.

Mantrap

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Branded as criminally insane and incarcerated for a murder he did not commit, Speight escapes from the asylum, determined to clear his name. He befriends private detective Hugo Bishop (Henreid) who, convinced that the wrong man has been convicted, agrees to help find the real killer. They begin their search for the murderer closest to home where both Thelma Speight (Maxwell) and her employer Maurice Jerrard were visibly distressed by the news of her husband's jailbreak. More than Speight's 'insanity' fuels their worries.

Starring: Paul Henreid, Lois Maxwell, Kieron Moore, Hugh Sinclair, Lloyd Lamble, Anthony Forwood, Bill Travers, Laura Wood, Kay Kendall ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1953-03-10
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Appointment in Honduras
38.

Appointment in Honduras

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

On a tramp steamer off Central America are Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard, five prisoners en route to a Nicaraguan prison, and Corbett, an American carrying money for a Honduran counter-revolution. Denied permission to land in Honduras, Corbett releases the prisoners and with their aid hijacks the ship. They land, taking the wealthy Sheppards as hostages, and start the arduous trip upriver to Corbett's rendezvous, meeting jungle hazards

Starring: Glenn Ford, Ann Sheridan, Zachary Scott, Rodolfo Acosta, Jack Elam, Rodolfo Acosta, Stuart Whitman, Stanley Andrews, Conrad Paul, Ric Roman ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1953-10-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : The Steel Key
39.

The Steel Key

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

An adventurer investigates the theft of a formula for hardened steel, assisted by his girlfriend.

Starring: Terence Morgan, Joan Rice, Raymond Lovell, Dianne Foster, Colin Tapley, Esmond Knight, Mark Baker, Cyril Conway, Hector Ross, Arthur Lovegrove ..
Directed by: Robert S. Baker
Release date: 1953-05-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : The Limping Man
40.

The Limping Man

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

An American veteran returns to England after WWII to learn that his London lover has become involved with a dangerous spy ring and their search for a limping sniper.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Moira Lister, Alan Wheatley, Leslie Phillips, Hélène Cordet, Tom Gill, Bruce Beeby, Rachel Roberts, Marjory Hume, Jean Marsh ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1953-12-11
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Stolen Identity
41.

Stolen Identity

2.3
6.5/10 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
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Murder at 3am
42.

Murder at 3am

2.3
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
43.

Desperate Moment

1.5
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
44.

Wheel of Fate

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Two brothers work in their invalid father's repair garage. Johnny is the quiet, reliable one while Ted is younger and wilder. The brothers feud over Lucky, a beautiful band singer. Then their life is complicated: first by a police search for the unknown killer of a man in a dance hall fight, and then by a bookie pressuring Ted to pay his gambling debts.

Starring: Patric Doonan, Sandra Dorne, Bryan Forbes, John Horsley, Johnnie Schofield, Martin Benson ..
Directed by: Francis Searle
Release date: 1953-07-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : The 49th Man
45.

The 49th Man

1.4
5.9/10 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
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Tangier Incident
46.

Tangier Incident

1.2
5.0/10 IMDB

Steve Gordon, an American agent posing as a black market operator, is in Tangier on a mission to stop the plans of three atomic-scientists who are there to pool their secrets and sell them in a package to the Communists.

Starring: George Brent, Mari Aldon, Dorothy Patrick, Bert Freed, Dan Seymour, Alix Talton, John Harmon, Richard Karlan, Shepard Menken, Benny Rubin ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1953-02-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1953 : Strange Harvest
47.

Strange Harvest

1.0
4.2/10 IMDB

A sailor on leave gives a lift to two men who steal his money and car, leaving him for dead in a cornfield, which they don't know is to be cut the following morning. As the combine harvester begins its work the two men unwillingly return to move the body before it's discovered.

Starring: Richard Antony, James Delamare, Edgar Gray, Eve Shirley ..
Directed by: Stephen Black
Release date: 1953-04-02

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