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 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
2.

The Enemy Below

3.8
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 ..
Directed by: Dick Powell
Release date: 1957-12-25
3.

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
4.

The Heart Within

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

Murder suspect on the run must depend on strangers to help clear his name.

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
Best Thriller Movies of 1957 : Across the Bridge
5.

Across the Bridge

2.9
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
Best Thriller Movies of 1957 : The Long Haul
6.

The Long Haul

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

An American ex-GI takes a job as a truck driver to support his British war bride Connie. It isn't long, however, before Harry is blackmailed into joining a smuggling operation run by a conniving criminal.

Starring: Victor Mature, Gene Anderson, Patrick Allen, Diana Dors, Liam Redmond, Peter Reynolds, Michael Wade, Wensley Pithey, Madge Brindley, John Welsh ..
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1957-08-27
7.

Man in the Shadow

2.8
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 : The Brothers Rico
8.

The Brothers Rico

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

The Rico brothers are mobsters in the employ of syndicate head Sid Kubick. Richard Conte plays the one Rico brother who has forsaken crime. But the other Ricos (James Darren and Paul Picerni) haven't yet seen the light, causing a deep rift in the brothers' family bonds. Conte gets word that his brothers have been marked for murder, and tries to warn them.

Starring: Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant, Larry Gates, James Darren, Argentina Brunetti, Lamont Johnson, Harry Bellaver, Paul Picerni, Paul Dubov ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1957-09-01
9.

The Brain from Planet Arous

2.8
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
Best Thriller Movies of 1957 : Hell Bound
10.

Hell Bound

2.7
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

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