Best Thriller Movies of 1957

1.

Sweet Smell of Success

5.6
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 disapproves 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
2.

3:10 to Yuma

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Dave Evans, a small time farmer, is hired to escort Ben Wade, a dangerous outlaw, to Yuma. As Evans and Wade wait for the 3:10 train to Yuma, Wade's gang is racing to free him.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Leora Dana, Henry Jones, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Emhardt, Sheridan Comerate, George Mitchell, Robert Ellenstein ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1957-08-07
3.

Night of the Demon

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

American professor John Holden arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before. It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult lead by Dr. Julian Karswell. Though a skeptic, Holden is suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, Holden enters a world that makes him question his faith in science.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Athene Seyler, Liam Redmond, Peter Elliott, Ewan Roberts, Reginald Beckwith, Rosamund Greenwood, Brian Wilde ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1957-11-09
4.

The Enemy Below

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

The crew of the American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes, detects a German U-Boat—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, Michael McHale ..
Directed by: Dick Powell
Release date: 1957-12-25
5.

The Tall T

3.8
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
6.

Zero Hour!

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

In 1950s Canada, during a commercial flight, the pilots and some passengers suffer food poisoning, thus forcing an ex-WW2 fighter pilot to try to land the airliner in heavy fog.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden, Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch, Geoffrey Toone, Jerry Paris, Peggy King, Charles Quinlivan, Patricia Tiernan, Steve London ..
Directed by: Hall Bartlett
Release date: 1957-11-13
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7.

The Heart Within

3.2
6.5/10 IMDB

This is one of David Hemming's earliest performances in the cinema: the star actor was just 15 when he portrayed a teenager who determines to clear a black friend on the run who is accused of murder.

Starring: James Hayter, Clifford Evans, David Hemmings, Earl Cameron, Dan Jackson, Jack Stewart, Betty Cooper, Gloria Ann Simpson, Frank Singuineau, Pauline Henriques ..
Directed by: David Eady
Release date: 1957-07-01
8.

The Burglar

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

Burglar Nat Harbin (Dan Duryea) and his two associates set their sights on wealthy spiritualist Sister Sarah, who has inherited a fortune -- including a renowned emerald necklace -- from a Philadelphia financier. Using Nat's female ward, Gladden (Jayne Mansfield), to pose as an admirer and case the mansion where the woman lives, they set up a perfect break-in. Things get complicated afterwards.

Starring: Dan Duryea, Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers, Peter Capell, Mickey Shaughnessy, Wendell K. Phillips, Phoebe Mackay, Stewart Bradley, John Facenda, Sam Elber ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1957-06-01
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9.

Across the Bridge

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

In Mexico, a financier on the run poses as a man he just murdered, only to find out that the man was also a murderer.

Starring: Rod Steiger, David Knight, Marla Landi, Noel Willman, Bernard Lee, Eric Pohlmann, Alan Gifford, Ingeborg von Kusserow, Bill Nagy, Faith Brook ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1957-08-20
10.

Man in the Shadow

2.9
6.8/10 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: 1957-09-20

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