Best Thriller Movies of 1956



6.4/10 IMDB

An 18 month old baby disappears in London. Detective Inspector Craig tries to find the child but there aren't many clues.

Starring: David Farrar, David Knight, Julia Arnall, Anthony Oliver, Thora Hird, Eleanor Summerfield, Anne Paige, Marjorie Rhodes, Anna Turner, Everley Gregg ..
Directed by: Guy Green
Release date: 1956-01-31
Best Thriller Movies of 1956 : The Gelignite Gang

The Gelignite Gang

5.9/10 IMDB

A tense thriller that tears the lid off Soho's underworld and reveals the cunning organization behind a gang of safe-breakers who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to achieve their goals.

Starring: Wayne Morris, Sandra Dorne, Patrick Holt, Eric Pohlmann, Arthur Young, Lloyd Lamble, James Kenney, Tony Doonan, Hugh Miller, Bertha Russell ..
Directed by: Francis Searle, Terence Fisher
Release date: 1956-06-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1956 : Accused of Murder

Accused of Murder

5.8/10 IMDB

The story tells of nightclub singer Vera Ralston (Ilona Vance), who is accused of murder; and it looks like she's guilty as she was the last person to see crooked attorney Hobart (Sidney Blackmer) alive. However Lt. Roy Hargis (David Brian) is convinced that Ilona is innocent, and he intends to prove it.

Starring: David Brian, Vera Ralston, Sidney Blackmer, Virginia Grey, Warren Stevens, Lee Van Cleef, Barry Kelley, Richard Karlan, Frank Puglia, Elisha Cook Jr. ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1956-12-21

The Hostage

4.5/10 IMDB

In this political thriller, set within an unnamed country, revolutionaries try to prevent their leader's execution by kidnapping the president's daughter. A brave hostage pilot, breaks out and heroically saves the girl as the revolutionary leader is killed.

Starring: Ron Randell, Mary Parker, John Bailey, Carl Jaffe, Anne Blake ..
Directed by: Harold Huth
Release date: 1956-12-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1956 : The Man in the Road

The Man in the Road

6.4/10 IMDB

A brilliant scientist who has lost his memory is hunted by Communist agents out to obtain a secret formula.

Starring: Derek Farr, Ella Raines, Donald Wolfit, Lisa Daniely, Bruce Beeby, Russell Napier, Cyril Cusack, Frederick Piper, Karel Stepanek, Alfred Maron ..
Directed by: Lance Comfort
Release date: 1956-03-01

Foreign Intrigue

5.9/10 IMDB

Millionaire Victor Danemore, living on the French Riviera, dies suddenly of a heart attack. His secretary, Dave Bishop, wants to know more about his employer's life. Surprisingly, not even his young wife knows anything about her husband's background or how he earned his fortune. Clues lead Bishop to Vienna and Stockholm, where he learns that Danemore was black-mailing people who cooperated with the Nazis during WW2.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Geneviève Page, Ingrid Thulin, Frédéric O'Brady, Inga Tidblad, Lauritz Falk, Eugene Deckers, John Padovano, Frederick Schrecker, Georges Hubert ..
Directed by: Sheldon Reynolds
Release date: 1956-07-12
Best Thriller Movies of 1956 : 23 Paces to Baker Street

23 Paces to Baker Street

6.9/10 IMDB

Philip Hannon, a blind playwright living in London, overhears part of a conversation , that leads him into a desperate race, to find a kidnapped child. When he gets no help from the police, he along with his butler, and his ex fiancée, attempt to track down the crooks.

Starring: Van Johnson, Vera Miles, Cecil Parker, Maurice Denham, Isobel Elsom, Estelle Winwood, Liam Redmond, Martin Benson, Natalie Norwick, Terence de Marney ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1956-05-18

The Man Who Never Was

7.4/10 IMDB

The true story of a British effort to trick the Germans into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack. A dead soldier is dressed as a British officer and outfitted with faked papers showing that the Allies were intending to invade occupied Greece. His body is put into the sea where it will ultimately drift ashore and the papers be passed along to German Intelligence.

Starring: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng, Josephine Griffin, Stephen Boyd, Laurence Naismith, Geoffrey Keen, Cyril Cusack, André Morell, Michael Hordern ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1956-03-15

The Man Who Knew Too Much

7.5/10 IMDB

A widescreen, Technicolor remake by Hitchcock of his 1934 film of the same title. A couple vacationing in Morocco with their young son accidentally stumble upon an assassination plot. When the child is kidnapped to ensure their silence, they have to take matters into their own hands to save him.

Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie, Bernard Miles, Alan Mowbray, Hillary Brooke, Christopher Olsen, Daniel Gélin, Reggie Nalder, Bernard Herrmann ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1956-05-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1956 : Crime Against Joe

Crime Against Joe

5.7/10 IMDB

Down-and-out artist Joe Manning (John Bromfield) wakes up from a night of drunken revelry in a jail cell, where he's being held on suspicion for the murder of a nightclub singer.

Starring: John Bromfield, Julie London, Henry Calvin, Patricia Blair, Joel Ashley, Robert Keys, Alika Louis, John Pickard, Frances Morris, Rhodes Reason ..
Directed by: Lee Sholem
Release date: 1956-03-21

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