Best Thriller Movies of 1959

1.

North by Northwest

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau, Leo G. Carroll, Adam Williams, Jessie Royce Landis, Doreen Lang, Josephine Hutchinson, Philip Ober ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1959-07-08
2.

Anatomy of a Murder

5.8
8.0/10 IMDB

A virtuoso James Stewart plays a small-town Michigan lawyer who takes on a difficult case: the defense of a young army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) accused of murdering a local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife (Lee Remick). This gripping envelope-pusher, the most popular film by Hollywood provocateur Otto Preminger, was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex—but more than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. Featuring an outstanding supporting cast—with a young George C. Scott as a fiery prosecutor and the legendary attorney Joseph N. Welch as the judge—and an influential score by Duke Ellington, Anatomy of a Murder is an American movie landmark, nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture.

Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant, George C. Scott, Orson Bean, Russ Brown, Murray Hamilton ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1959-07-01
3.

Suddenly, Last Summer

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker, Mercedes McCambridge, Gary Raymond, Mavis Villiers, Patricia Marmont, Joan Young, Maria Britneva ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1959-12-22
4.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.

Starring: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi, David Oxley, Francis de Wolff, Miles Malleson, Ewen Solon, John Le Mesurier, Helen Goss ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1959-05-04
5.

Last Train from Gun Hill

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Earl Holliman, Carolyn Jones, Brad Dexter, Brian G. Hutton, Ziva Rodann, Bing Russell, Val Avery, Walter Sande ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1959-07-29
6.

Tiger Bay

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

In Tiger Bay, the docklands of Cardiff, rough-and-tumble street urchin Gillie witnesses the brutal killing of a young woman at the hands of visiting Polish sailor Korchinsky. Instead of reporting the crime to the authorities, Gillie merely pockets a prize for herself — Korchinsky's shiny black revolver — and flees the scene. When Detective Graham discovers that Gillie has the murder weapon, the fiery young girl weaves a web of lies to throw him off course.

Starring: John Mills, Horst Buchholz, Hayley Mills, Yvonne Mitchell, Megs Jenkins, Anthony Dawson, Marne Maitland, Kenneth Griffith, Meredith Edwards, Marianne Stone ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1959-03-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : Day of the Outlaw
7.

Day of the Outlaw

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise, Alan Marshal, Venetia Stevenson, David Nelson, Nehemiah Persoff, Jack Lambert, Frank De Kova, Lance Fuller ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1959-07-01
8.

Odds Against Tomorrow

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

An old-time crook plans a heist. When one of his two partners is found out to be a black man tensions flare.

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame, Will Kuluva, Kim Hamilton, Mae Barnes, Richard Bright, Carmen De Lavallade ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1959-10-15
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : Sapphire
9.

Sapphire

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Two Scotland Yard detectives investigate the murder of a young woman of mixed race who had been passing for white. As they interview a spate of suspects -- including the girl's white boyfriend and his disapproving parents -- the investigators wade through a stubbornly entrenched sludge of racism and bigotry.

Starring: Nigel Patrick, Michael Craig, Yvonne Mitchell, Paul Massie, Bernard Miles, Olga Lindo, Earl Cameron, Gordon Heath, Barbara Steele, Peter Vaughan ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1959-11-02
10.

No Name on the Bullet

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

When hired killer John Gant rides into Lordsburg, the town's folk become paranoid as each leading citizen has enemies capable of using the services of a professional killer for personal revenge.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans, Virginia Grey, Warren Stevens, R. G. Armstrong, Willis Bouchey, Edgar Stehli, Simon Scott, Karl Swenson ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1959-02-01
11.

The Crimson Kimono

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A Los Angeles detective and his Japanese partner woo an artist while solving a stripper's murder.

Starring: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Anna Lee, Paul Dubov, Jaclynne Greene, Neyle Morrow, Gloria Pall, Pat Silver, George Yoshinaga ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1959-10-21
12.

The Scapegoat

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

An Englishman in France unwittingly is placed into the identity, and steps into the vacated life, of a look-alike French nobleman.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Bette Davis, Nicole Maurey, Irene Worth, Pamela Brown, Annabel Bartlett, Geoffrey Keen, Noel Howlett, Peter Bull, Leslie French ..
Directed by: Robert Hamer
Release date: 1959-08-06
13.

The Wreck of the Mary Deare

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Virginia McKenna, Richard Harris, Emlyn Williams, Alexander Knox, Cecil Parker, Ben Wright, Peter Illing ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1959-11-17
14.

City of Fear

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

An escaped convict gets a hold of some radioactive material after his escape. Authorities desperately try to find the man that unknowingly is threating the lives of everyone in the city.

Starring: Vince Edwards, Lyle Talbot, John Archer, Steven Ritch, Patricia Blair, Kelly Thordsen, Joseph Mell, Sherwood Price, Kathie Browne ..
Directed by: Irving Lerner
Release date: 1959-02-01
15.

The 39 Steps

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

In London, a diplomat accidentally becomes involved in the death of a British agent who's after a spy ring that covets British military secrets.

Starring: Kenneth More, Taina Elg, James Hayter, Barry Jones, Barbara Steele, Brenda De Banzie, Faith Brook, Joan Hickson, Sid James, Leslie Dwyer ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1959-03-13
16.

Up Periscope

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Lieutenant Braden discovers that Sally, the woman he's been falling in love with, has actually been checking out his qualifications to be a U.S. Navy frogman. He must put his personal life behind him after being assigned to be smuggled into a Japanese-held island via submarine to photograph radio codes.

Starring: James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andra Martin, Alan Hale Jr., Edd Byrnes, Clifford Kawada, Carleton Carpenter, Richard Bakalyan, William Leslie, Frank Gifford ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1959-03-04
17.

The Bat

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Mystery writer Cornelia Van Gorder has rented a country house called "The Oaks", which not long ago was the scene of some murders committed by a strange and violent criminal known as "The Bat". Meanwhile, the house's owner, bank president John Fleming, has recently embezzled one million dollars in securities and has hidden the proceeds in the house, but is killed before he can retrieve it.

Starring: Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, Gavin Gordon, John Sutton, Lenita Lane, Darla Hood, Elaine Edwards, John Bryant, Harvey Stephens, Mike Steele ..
Directed by: Crane Wilbur
Release date: 1959-08-09
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery
18.

The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Career criminals and a local youth carefully plan and rehearse the robbery of a Missouri bank.

Starring: Steve McQueen, David Clarke, Crahan Denton, James Dukas, Molly McCarthy, Martha Gable, Larry Gerst, Gumball Williams ..
Directed by: Charles Guggenheim, John Stix
Release date: 1959-09-10
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : Jet Storm
19.

Jet Storm

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Crisis in the air: A passenger aboard a commercial airplane flying from London to New York threatens to detonate a bomb over the Atlantic.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Stanley Baker, Harry Secombe, Hermione Baddeley, George Rose, Mai Zetterling, Diane Cilento, Virginia Maskell, Elizabeth Sellars, David Kossoff ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1959-09-16
20.

Curse of the Undead

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

A mysterious epidemic has struck an Old West frontier town and young girls are falling deathly ill. Doc Carter, his lovely daughter Dolores, and preacher Dan Young have their hands full caring for the infirm. When one of the patients dies unexpectedly, Dan notices two puncture wounds on her neck. His investigation leads him to the strange gunslinger Drake Robey, who always seems to be slower on the draw than his opponents, but who—despite being outdrawn, and even shot—always manages to survive these deadly encounters. Dan soon discovers that Drake also has an aversion to crucifixes, sleeps in coffins, and cannot tolerate sunlight...

Starring: Eric Fleming, Michael Pate, Kathleen Crowley, John Hoyt, Bruce Gordon, Jimmy Murphy, Helen Kleeb, Don Sullivan, Edward Binns, Helen Kleeb ..
Directed by: Edward Dein
Release date: 1959-05-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : Witness in the Dark
21.

Witness in the Dark

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

A killer breaks into an apartment to steal a valuable brooch. He kills an old woman, but in fleeing he encounters a young woman on the stairs who will become his target.

Starring: Patricia Dainton, Conrad Phillips, Madge Ryan, Nigel Green, Richard O'Sullivan, Frazer Hines, Enid Lorimer, Stuart Saunders, Noel Trevarthen, Maureen O'Reilly ..
Directed by: Wolf Rilla
Release date: 1959-12-01
22.

Verboten!

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A young American serviceman stationed in Germany after the fall of the Third Reich, jeopardises his future after falling in love with a German woman.

Starring: James Best, Susan Cummings, Tom Pittman, Paul Dubov, Harold Daye, Dick Kallman, Stuart Randall, Steven Geray, Anna Hope, Robert Boon ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1959-03-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : SOS Pacific
23.

SOS Pacific

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

A flying boat has to ditch off an island in the Pacific. Along with the injured owner-pilot the passengers include a policeman and his smuggler prisoner, a slimey limey witness against him, a physicist, and a globe-hopping good-time girl. On the island they find a fleet of derelict ships, farm animals tethered, and cameras in a lead-lined bunker and a stark realisation soon dawns.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, John Gregson, Eva Bartok, Eddie Constantine, Gunnar Möller, Jean Anderson, Cec Linder, Clifford Evans, Harold Kasket ..
Directed by: Guy Green
Release date: 1959-10-14
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : The Last Mile
24.

The Last Mile

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Jail house tensions mount as a killer's execution approaches.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Frank Overton, Michael Constantine, John Vari, Clifford David, Harry Millard, John McCurry, Ford Rainey, Johnny Seven, George Marcy ..
Directed by: Howard W. Koch
Release date: 1959-02-18
25.

The Atomic Submarine

2.8
5.1/10 IMDB

Ships disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a special submarine is sent to investigate.

Starring: Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway, Paul Dubov, Bob Steele, Victor Varconi, Joi Lansing, Selmer Jackson, Jack Mulhall ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1959-11-29
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : The Hangman
26.

The Hangman

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A marshal nicknamed "The Hangman" because of his track record in hunting down and capturing wanted criminals traces a robbery suspect to a small town. However, the man is known and liked in the town, and the citizens band together to try to help him avoid capture.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Tina Louise, Fess Parker, Jack Lord, Gene Evans, Mickey Shaughnessy, Mabel Albertson, Shirley Harmer, James Westerfield, Lorne Greene ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1959-06-17
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : Blind Date
27.

Blind Date

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacqueline Cousteau, an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. He arrives and is confronted by Detective Police Inspector Morgan who accuses him of having murdered Jacqueline. Morgan listens sceptically to the dazed denials of Van Rooyer as he tells the story of his relationship with the murdered woman. Morgan, after hearing the story, realizes that the mystery has deepened, and it becomes more complicated when the Assistant Commissioner, Sir Brian Lewis, explains that Jacqueline was not married but was being kept by Sir Howard Fenton, a high-ranking diplomat whose names must be kept out of the case.

Starring: Hardy Krüger, Stanley Baker, Micheline Presle, John Van Eyssen, Gordon Jackson, Robert Flemyng, Jack MacGowran, Redmond Phillips, George Roubicek, Lee Montague ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1959-08-01
28.

Jack the Ripper

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

A serial killer is murdering women in the Whitechapel district of London. An American policeman is brought in to help Scotland Yard solve the case.

Starring: Lee Patterson, Eddie Byrne, Betty McDowall, Ewen Solon, John Le Mesurier, George Rose, Philip Leaver, Barbara Burke, Anne Sharp, Denis Shaw ..
Directed by: Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman
Release date: 1959-05-28
29.

Guns Girls and Gangsters

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Chuck Wheeler gets out of the Pen and sets up an elaborate heist of Vegas casino money travelling by armored truck. He enlists the help of shady club owner Joe Darren and his ex-cellmate's wife, Vi. Vi's husband Mike is a trigger happy and jealous hothead and will not grant her a divorce. Mike escapes from prison right before the armored truck job goes into motion and promises trouble as he tries to locate his associates and his wandering wife.

Starring: Mamie Van Doren, Gerald Mohr, Lee Van Cleef, Grant Richards, Elaine Edwards, John Baer, Paul Fix, Carlo Fiore, Mamie Van Doren, Gerald Mohr ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1959-01-01
30.

Vice Raid

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

A prostitute sets out to frame a cop.

Starring: Mamie Van Doren, Richard Coogan, Brad Dexter, Barry Atwater, Carol Nugent, Frank Gerstle, Chris Alcaide, James Sullivan, Jack Kenney, George Cisar ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1959-12-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : The Touch of Flesh
31.

The Touch of Flesh

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Wealthy landowner Dr. Earl Denton buys a premium development with the intention of leaving it to his daughter, Joan. When Joan gets impregnated by her mechanic boyfriend, she tries to convince her father to help her get an abortion, despite the protestations of her boyfriend.

Starring: Jeanne Rainer, Ted Marshall, Charles Martin, Sue Ellis, Robert J. Cannon, Stephen Wesley, Tony Morris, Josie Hascall ..
Directed by: R. John Hugh
Release date: 1959-02-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : Where Is Everybody?
32.

Where Is Everybody?

2.6
7.9/10 IMDB

In the first episode of The Twilight Zone, a man finds himself totally alone in a small town. His panic escalates into terror as he desperately looks for an explanation.

Starring: Earl Holliman, James Gregory, Garry Walberg, Paul Langton, James McCallion, John Conwell, Jay Overholts, Carter Mullally Jr., Jim Johnson, Rod Serling ..
Directed by: Robert Stevens
Release date: 1959-10-02
33.

The House of the Seven Hawks

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

A ship's captain gets mixed up with murder during the hunt for lost Nazi treasure.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Nicole Maurey, Linda Christian, Donald Wolfit, David Kossoff, Eric Pohlmann ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1959-10-29
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : Subway in the Sky
34.

Subway in the Sky

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Berlin provides the backdrop for this crime drama that centers on a military doctor falsely accused of dealing illegal drugs. Determined to prove his innocence, he escapes from the MPs and ends up holing up in the apartment his wife rented. He doesn't know that she has sublet the flat to a nightclub singer. When he finds out, he begs the singer to assist him. She is attracted to him and agrees. The doctor believes that his wife is behind the black-market dealings, but in the end, they find the real culprit.

Starring: Van Johnson, Hildegard Knef, Albert Lieven, Cec Linder, Vivian Matalon, Carl Jaffe, Chuck Keyser, Edward Judd, Gaylord Cavallaro, Katherine Kath ..
Directed by: Muriel Box
Release date: 1959-11-01
35.

The Man in the Net

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A artist living in a quiet Connecticut town is the main suspect in the disappearance of his shrew wife. Things turn ugly when the townsfolk attempt to take the law into their own hands.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Carolyn Jones, Diane Brewster, John Lupton, Charles McGraw, Tom Helmore, Betty Lou Holland, John Alexander, Edward Binns ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1959-06-10
36.

Beast from Haunted Cave

2.4
4.3/10 IMDB

A gold thief and his gang use a skier's lodge and meet a monster covered with cobwebs.

Starring: Michael Forest, Sheila Noonan, Frank Wolff, Wally Campo, Richard Sinatra, Linné Ahlstrand, Kay Jennings, Chris Robinson, Jaclyn Hellman, Kinta Zertuche ..
Directed by: Monte Hellman
Release date: 1959-10-30
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : Jet Over The Atlantic
37.

Jet Over The Atlantic

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

Director Byron Haskin's 1960 airplane-in jeopardy drama stars Guy Madison, Virginia Mayo, George Raft, Ilona Massey, Margaret Lindsay, George Macready, Brett Halsey, Anna Lee and Mary Anderson.

Starring: Guy Madison, Virginia Mayo, George Raft, Ilona Massey, George Macready, Anna Lee, Margaret Lindsay, Venetia Stevenson, Mary Anderson, Brett Halsey ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1959-11-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : The Scavengers
38.

The Scavengers

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

This low-budget Asian-set adventure concerns a reformed smuggler (Vince Edwards of TV's Ben Casey) who finds his missing wife (Carol Ohmart) in Hong Kong.

Starring: Vince Edwards, Carol Ohmart, Richard Loo, Tamar Benamy, John Wallace, Eddie Infante, Mario Barri, Joe Sison, Bruno Punzalan, Renato Robles ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1959-10-01
39.

The Angry Hills

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Nazis chase a U.S. newsman (Robert Mitchum) paid to smuggle names of Greek resistance leaders to London.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Stanley Baker, Elisabeth Müller, Gia Scala, Theodore Bikel, Sebastian Cabot, Peter Illing, Marius Goring, Leslie Phillips, Donald Wolfit ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1959-07-29
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : Riot in Juvenile Prison
40.

Riot in Juvenile Prison

2.2
4.9/10 IMDB

When the shootings of two juvenile inmates bring public protest, a psychologist is brought in to see if he can do anything to control the problems peacefully.

Starring: Jerome Thor, Marcia Henderson, Scott Marlowe, John Hoyt, Virginia Aldridge, Dorothy Provine, Richard Tyler, Jack Grinnage, Ann Doran, Craig Slocum ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1959-04-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : The Cosmic Man
41.

The Cosmic Man

2.1
4.8/10 IMDB

A strange sphere settles down in a California canyon, causing both the scientific and military communities to gather around to investigate.

Starring: John Carradine, Bruce Bennett, Angela Greene, Paul Langton, Scotty Morrow, Lyn Osborn, Walter Maslow, Herbert Lytton, Ken Clayton, Alan Wells ..
Directed by: Herbert S. Greene
Release date: 1959-02-17
42.

Teenagers from Outer Space

2.1
3.8/10 IMDB

A young alien falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts, who intend to use Earth as a food-breeding ground for giant lobsters from their planet.

Starring: David Love, Bryan Grant, Harvey B. Dunn, Tom Graeff, King Moody, Helen Sage, Frederick Welch, Carl Dickensen, Sonia Torgeson, Billy Bridges ..
Directed by: Tom Graeff
Release date: 1959-06-01
43.

Terror in the Midnight Sun

2.1
3.8/10 IMDB

After a herd of reindeer are mysteriously found dead following a meteor crash in a remote part of Lapland in northern Sweden, soldiers and a geologist are called out to investigate.

Starring: Barbara Wilson, Sten Gester, Robert Burton, Bengt Blomgren, Åke Grönberg, Gösta Prüzelius, John Carradine, Lars Åhrén, Brita Borg ..
Directed by: Virgil W. Vogel
Release date: 1959-08-19
44.

The Bloody Brood

2.1
5.0/10 IMDB

Two beatniks get their kicks by dealing drugs and violence.

Starring: Barbara Lord, Jack Betts, Peter Falk, Ron Hartmann, Robert Christie, Bill Brydon, Michael Zenon, Anne Collings, George Sperdakos, Sammy Sales ..
Directed by: Julian Roffman
Release date: 1959-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : Pier 5, Havana
45.

Pier 5, Havana

2.1
5.3/10 IMDB

A Yank comes to Havana in search of an old friend who disappeared during the Cuban Revolution, and discovers a group of Batista sympathizers plotting to overturn Castro.

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Allison Hayes, Eduardo Noriega, Michael Granger, Logan Field ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1959-10-09
46.

The Lonely Sex

2.0
5.1/10 IMDB

Maniac kidnaps a young girl and holds her prisoner in a shack in the woods.

Starring: Leon Benedict, Mary Gonzalez, Karl Light, Jean Evans ..
Directed by: Richard Hilliard
Release date: 1959-01-01
47.

Startime: Turn of the Screw

1.8
8.0/10 IMDB

The Turn of the Screw was episode 3 of the television program Startime, which aired 33 episodes between October 6, 1959, and May 31, 1960. It was an anthology show of drama, comedy, and variety, and was one of the first American television shows broadcast in color. The program ran on Tuesday nights in the United States on the NBC television network. In The Turn of the Screw, based on the short story by Henry James, a governess (Ingrid Bergman) put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor. The episode was directed by John Frankenheimer and first aired on October 20, 1959. Cast: Ingrid Bergman – Governess, Isobel Elsom – Mrs. Grose, Hayward Morse – Miles, Alexandra Wager – Flora, Paul Stevens – Peter Quint, Laurinda Barrett – Miss Jessel.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Isobel Elsom, Hayward Morse, Alexandra Wager, Paul Stevens, Laurinda Barrett ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1959-10-20
48.

High Jump

1.1
4.0/10 IMDB

After he accidentally causes the death of his partner, trapeze artist Bill Ryan (Richard Wyler) leaves the circus and sinks into an alcoholic mire of self-pity. Things look up when elegant Jackie Field (Lisa Daniely) takes interest in Bill, but she hides a sinister motive. Ignoring Kitty (Leigh Madison), the shopgirl who adores him, Bill falls for Jackie and joins her gang of thieves, but the daring stunt she has him perform may lead to disaster.

Starring: Richard Wyler, Lisa Daniely, Leigh Madison, Michael Peake ..
Directed by: Godfrey Grayson
Release date: 1959-05-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: Green Are the Leaves
49.

13 Demon Street: Green Are the Leaves

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A film crew doing a live broadcast from a haunted castle is convinced that a strangling was committed by a real ghost.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., John Crawford, Anne Wakefield, Jason Lindsay, Lauritz Falk, George Bisset ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-02-05
Best Thriller Movies of 1959 : 13 Demon Street: Murder in the Mirror
50.

13 Demon Street: Murder in the Mirror

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

An antique mirror reflects the image of a long-ago murder committed before its gaze.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Ben Breen, Doreen Denning, Vernon Young, Ralph Brown, Jill Donohue, Robert St. Clair ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1959-02-26

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