Best Thriller Movies of 1958


The Two-Headed Spy

7.0/10 IMDB

Wartime thriller with film noir elements based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Gia Scala, Michael Caine, Erik Schumann, Alexander Knox, Felix Aylmer ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1958-11-17
Best Thriller Movies of 1958 : The Spaniard's Curse

The Spaniard's Curse

5.7/10 IMDB

A convicted murderer uses an ancient curse to take his revenge on those responsible for sending him to prison.

Starring: Tony Wright, Lee Patterson, Michael Hordern, Susan Beaumont, Ralph Truman, Henry Oscar, Brian Oulton, Olga Dickie, Roddy Hughes, Joe Gibbons ..
Directed by: Ralph Kemplen
Release date: 1958-06-01

Mark of the Phoenix

4.6/10 IMDB

A jewel thief finds himself a target when a smuggled cigarette case made from a stolen new metal falls into his hands.

Starring: Julia Arnall, Sheldon Lawrence, Anton Diffring, Eric Pohlmann, George Margo, Michael Peake, Martin Miller, Roger Delgado, Bernard Rebel, Frederick Schrecker ..
Directed by: Maclean Rogers
Release date: 1958-10-31

Fraction of a Second

9.0/10 IMDB

After spending the weekend with her daughter, Mrs. Ellis takes her child to the bus depot. When she returns home, she finds her furniture rearranged and three strangers insisting that they own the house.

Starring: Bette Davis, Marian Seldes, Barry Atwater, Judson Pratt, Linda Watkins, Whit Bissell, Dorothy Adams, Marjorie Bennett, Ben Wright, Paul Newlan ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1958-04-21

Nowhere to Go

6.9/10 IMDB

A professional thief is sprung from prison with the assistance of a new partner who what's to know where he's hid his loot.

Starring: George Nader, Maggie Smith, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Bessie Love, Harry H. Corbett, Andree Melly ..
Directed by: Seth Holt
Release date: 1958-12-02
Best Thriller Movies of 1958 : The Quiet American

The Quiet American

6.7/10 IMDB

Cynical British journalist Fowler (Michael Redgrave) falls in love with a young Vietnamese woman, but is dismayed when a naïve U.S. official (Audie Murphy) also begins vying for the girl’s attention. In retaliation, Fowler informs the communists that the American is selling arms to their enemy. Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's drama paints a rosier picture of U.S. involvement in French Indochina than Graham Greene’s provocative 1955 novel.

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

The Strange Awakening

6.0/10 IMDB

Peter Chance (Lex Barker) suffers a blow to the head and wakes up with amnesia in a luxurious home, where a doctor and several women tell him he's a missing heir who's inherited millions. But Peter soon suspects something is not quite right with their story. He sets out to learn the truth before he's forced to sign a document that purportedly finalizes the transfer of the estate. This drama is based on Hugh Wheeler's novel Puzzle for Fiends.

Starring: Lex Barker, Carole Mathews, Lisa Gastoni, Nora Swinburne, Peter Dyneley, Joe Robinson, Malou Pantera, Richard Molinas, John Serret, Stanley Maxted ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully
Release date: 1958-04-16

The Screaming Skull

3.8/10 IMDB

Newlyweds Eric and Jenni Whitlock retire to his desolate mansion, where Eric's first wife Marianne died from a mysterious freak accident. Jenni, who has a history of mental illness, begins to see strange things including a mysterious skull, which may or may not be a product of her imagination.

Starring: John Hudson, Peggy Webber, Russ Conway, Alex Nicol ..
Directed by: Alex Nicol
Release date: 1958-01-01

I Bury the Living

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

Screaming Mimi

0.0/10 IMDB

A blonde night club dancer is being stalked. Will anyone believe her?

Starring: Anita Ekberg, Philip Carey, Gypsy Rose Lee, Harry Townes, Linda Cherney, Romney Brent, Red Norvo ..
Directed by: Gerd Oswald
Release date: 1958-06-25

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