Best Thriller Movies of 1958

1.

Vertigo

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby, Konstantin Shayne, Lee Patrick, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock, Z-Dogg, Busta Nut
Release date: 1958-05-09
2.

Touch of Evil

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie, in jeopardy.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Joanna Moore, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver, Valentin de Vargas, Mort Mills ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1958-03-30
3.

The Lineup

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

An international drug-smuggling racket plants heroin on unsuspecting American tourists traveling in Asia, so that the dope traffic can pass through customs undetected. Two psychopathic killers (Eli Wallach and Robert Keith) and their driver Richard Jaeckel then collect the contraband.

Starring: Eli Wallach, Robert Keith, Richard Jaeckel, Mary LaRoche, William Leslie, Emile Meyer, Marshall Reed, Raymond Bailey, Vaughn Taylor, Cheryl Callaway ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1958-06-11
4.

Murder by Contract

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Claude is a ruthless and efficient contract killer. His next target, a woman, is the most difficult.

Starring: Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine, Herschel Bernardi, Caprice Toriel, Michael Granger, Kathie Browne, Joseph Mell, Frances Osborne, Steven Ritch, Don Garrett ..
Directed by: Irving Lerner
Release date: 1958-12-18
5.

The Snorkel

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Jacques Duval devises a fiendishly clever method of murdering his wife. Doping her up with sleeping tablets, Duval places his wife in a sealed room, then opens all the gas jets. While the police identify the body, Duval remains hidden in the room, breathing through a snorkel, then makes his escape when the authorities leave. Only one flaw in this perfect crime: Duval's stepdaughter (Mandy Miller) is the suspicious type.

Starring: Peter van Eyck, Betta St. John, Mandy Miller, William Franklyn, Marie Burke, Irene Prador, Henri Vidon, Flush, Grégoire Aslan ..
Directed by: Guy Green
Release date: 1958-07-07
Best Thriller Movies of 1958 : Thunder Road
6.

Thunder Road

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A father comes home to Tennessee from the "police action" in Korea to take over operation of the family moonshine making operation, but runs afoul of some gangsters who want in on the action.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith, Trevor Bardette, Sandra Knight, James Mitchum, Betsy Holt, Francis Koon, Randy Sparks ..
Directed by: Arthur Ripley
Release date: 1958-05-10
7.

The Quiet American

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Cynical British journalist Fowler falls in love with a young Vietnamese woman, but is dismayed when a naïve U.S. official also begins vying for the girl’s attention. In retaliation, Fowler informs the communists that the American is selling arms to their enemy.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin, Giorgia Moll, Yoko Tani, Fred Sadoff, Bruce Cabot, Kerima, Richard Loo, Peter Trent ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1958-02-08
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8.

Corridors of Blood

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

An 1840s British surgeon, experiments with anesthetic gases in an effort to make surgery pain-free. While doing so, his demonstration before a panel of his peers ends in a horrific mishap with his patient awakening under the knife; he is forced to leave his position in disgrace. To complicate matters, he becomes addicted to the gases and gets involved with a gang of criminals, led by Black Ben and his henchman Resurrection Joe.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Christopher Lee, Finlay Currie, Adrienne Corri, Francis de Wolff, Francis Matthews, Frank Pettingell, Basil Dignam, Nigel Green ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1958-12-01
9.

I Bury the Living

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A newly appointed cemetery chairman believes that, merely by inserting a black plot-marking pin into a wall-sized map of the cemetery, he can cause the deaths of that plot's owner.

Starring: Richard Boone, Theodore Bikel, Peggy Maurer, Howard Smith, Herbert Anderson, Robert Osterloh, Russ Bender, Glen Vernon, Lynette Bernay, Ken Drake ..
Directed by: Albert Band
Release date: 1958-07-01
10.

I Married a Monster from Outer Space

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Aliens from Outer Space are slowly switching places with real humans -- one of the first being a young man about to get married. Slowly, his new wife realizes something is wrong, and her suspicions are confirmed when her husband's odd behaviour begins to show up in other townspeople.

Starring: Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin, Robert Ivers, Chuck Wassil, Valerie Allen, Ty Hardin, Ken Lynch, Maxie Rosenbloom, John Eldredge ..
Directed by: Gene Fowler Jr.
Release date: 1958-10-01

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