Best Thriller Movies of 1957


Sweet Smell of Success

8.1/10 IMDB

New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan, who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas. Hunsecker strongly disproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner, Sam Levene, Barbara Nichols, David White, Jeff Donnell, Edith Atwater, Joe Frisco ..
Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
Release date: 1957-07-04

The Enemy Below

7.5/10 IMDB

The American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes commanded by Robert Mitchum, detects a German U-Boat, commanded by Curt Jürgens, resulting in a prolonged, deadly battle of wits.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel, Russell Collins, Kurt Kreuger, Frank Albertson, Biff Elliot ..
Directed by: Dick Powell
Release date: 1957-12-25

The Tall T

7.3/10 IMDB

Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that Doretta is the daughter of a rich copper-mine owner, he decides to hold her for ransom. Tension builds over the next 24 hours as Usher awaits a response to his demands and as a romantic attachment grows between Brennan and Doretta.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Sullivan, Arthur Hunnicutt, Skip Homeier, Henry Silva, John Hubbard, Robert Burton, Robert Anderson, Dick Johnstone ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1957-04-02

The Weapon

6.3/10 IMDB

A boy accidentally shoots a friend with a gun he found in the rubble of a destroyed building. The gun turns out to be a clue in a ten-year-old murder case.

Starring: Steve Cochran, Lizabeth Scott, Herbert Marshall, Nicole Maurey, Jon Whiteley, George Cole, Laurence Naismith, Stanley Maxted, Denis Shaw, Fred Johnson ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1957-05-17
Best Thriller Movies of 1957 : Man in the Shadow

Man in the Shadow

6.9/10 IMDB

In effect, modern cow town Spurline is run by Virgil Renchler, owner of the Golden Empire Ranch. One night, two of Virgil's henchmen go a little too far and beat a "bracero" ranch hand to death. Faced with an obvious cover-up and opposition on every hand, sheriff Ben Sadler is goaded into investigating. His unlikely ally: Renchler's lovely, self-willed and overprotected daughter. Will Ben survive Renchler's wrath?

Starring: Orson Welles, Jeff Chandler, Colleen Miller, James Gleason, Paul Fix, Ben Alexander, Barbara Lawrence, John Larch, Royal Dano, Leo Gordon ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1957-11-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1957 : Hell Bound

Hell Bound

6.4/10 IMDB

A criminal gang plots the robbery of a ship carrying $2 million worth of surplus narcotics left over from World War II. The plan goes awry when the gang leader's girlfriend falls for an ambulance attendant who is an unsuspecting pawn in the scheme.

Starring: John Russell, June Blair, Stuart Whitman, Margo Woode, George E. Mather, Stanley Adams, Frank Fenton, Gene O'Donnell, Virginia De Lee, Dehl Berti ..
Directed by: William J. Hole Jr.
Release date: 1957-10-01

The Brain from Planet Arous

5.3/10 IMDB

An evil alien brain, bent on world domination, takes over the body of an atomic scientist, while a "good" alien brain inhabits the body of the scientist's dog and waits for an opportunity to defeat the evil brain.

Starring: John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Robert Fuller, Thomas Browne Henry, Henry Travis, E. Leslie Thomas, Tim Graham, Bill Giorgio, Ken Terrell ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1957-10-01

5 Steps to Danger

6.2/10 IMDB

Can a couple keep important secrets from Communist spies?

Starring: Ruth Roman, Sterling Hayden, Werner Klemperer, Richard Gaines, Charles Davis, Jeanne Cooper, Peter Hansen, Karl Ludwig Lindt, John Mitchum, John Frederick ..
Directed by: Henry S. Kesler
Release date: 1957-01-30

My Gun Is Quick

6.2/10 IMDB

Detective Mike Hammer's investigation of a murder puts him in the middle between warring jewel thieves.

Starring: Robert Bray, Whitney Blake, Patricia Donahue, Donald Randolph, Pamela Duncan, Booth Colman, Jan Chaney, Genie Coree ..
Directed by: Phil Victor, George White
Release date: 1957-08-01

The Deadly Mantis

5.1/10 IMDB

The calving of an Arctic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis, trapped in suspended animation since prehistoric times. It first attacks military outposts to eat their occupants, then makes its way to the warmer latitudes of Washington and New York. A paleontologist works together with military units to try to kill it. (copied from IMDB)

Starring: Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton, Donald Randolph, Pat Conway, Florenz Ames, Paul Smith, Phil Harvey, Paul Campbell, Helen Jay ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1957-05-01

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