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1950s Thriller Movies

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The Blob(1958)

| 1h 26min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 222 votes)

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve and his best girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man, then it growing to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave refuses to believe the kids without proof.

Directed by Irvin Yeaworth - With Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Olin Howland, Earl Rowe, Hugh Graham, 1st Baron Atholstan, John Benson, ...

Where the Sidewalk Ends(1950)

| 1h 35min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 48 votes)

A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.

Stage Fright(1950)

1h 50min | Thriller
3.4/5 (with 107 votes)

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high-society entertainer.

Sudden Fear(1952)

| 1h 50min | Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 40 votes)

Actor Lester Blaine has all but landed the lead in Myra Hudson's new play when Myra vetoes him because, to her, he doesn't look like a romantic leading man. On a train from New York to San Francisco, Blaine sets out to prove Myra romancing her. Is he sincere, or does he have a dark ulterior motive?

The Wreck of the Mary Deare(1959)

1h 45min | Drama, Action, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 14 votes)

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.

It Happened in Broad Daylight(1958)

1h 40min | Crime, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 41 votes)

The search for a child murderer drags a once-respected detective into an all-consuming obsession.

State Secret(1950)

1h 44min | Thriller, Drama
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

Visiting in England, an American surgeon Doctor John Marlowe is decoyed to a middle European country, and discovers the operation he is to perform is on the Vosnian dictator. When the latter dies, he is replaced by a look-alike, but Marlowe then becomes the object of a shoot-to-kill, vicious pursuit by the secret police of Vosnia since it is vital to Vosnia that the dictator's death does not become known. Fleeing, he seeks help from an actress, Lisa Robinson, and the two are harried across the countryside.

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye(1950)

1h 43min | Thriller, Crime
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

Ralph Cotter, a ruthless criminal, escapes violently from a farm prison. Then, he seduces a dead inmate’s sister, gets back quickly into the crime business, faces corrupt local cops who run the city’s underworld and meets a powerful tycoon’s whimsical daughter.

Cry Danger(1951)

1h 19min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 17 votes)

After serving five years of a life sentence, Rocky Mulloy hopes to clear his friend who's still in prison for the same crime.

Female Jungle(1956)

1h 11min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

A drunk cop investigates the murder of a sexy blonde. The policeman -who can't remember the night before - starts getting worried when all fingers start pointing at him.


| 1h 18min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

An innocent man turns fugitive as he reconstructs events that implicate him for a murder and robbery he did not commit.

Zero Hour!(1957)

| 1h 21min | Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 14 votes)

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.

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The Atomic City(1952)

1h 25min | Drama, Thriller
2.6/5 (with 6 votes)

Spies hold the son of a nuclear physicist (Gene Barry) hostage in exchange for the Los Alamos bomb formula.

Directed by Jerry Hopper - With Gene Barry, Lydia Clarke, Bert Freed, Frank Cady, Lee Aaker, Milburn Stone, ...

Beware, My Lovely(1952)

1h 17min | Drama, Crime
2.9/5 (with 10 votes)

A psychopath on the run takes a job as a handyman at the house of a lonely widow.

Split Second(1953)

| 1h 25min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

Escaped convicts hold hostages in a ghost town targeted for a nuclear bomb test.

Storm Warning(1951)

| 1h 33min | Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

On the way to her new job, Marsha Mitchell takes the opportunity to visit her sister Lucy, whom she has not seen in a few years. There she not only meets her husband for the first time, but also the Ku Klux Klan.

The Weapon(1957)

1h 17min | Thriller
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

A boy accidentally shoots a friend with a gun he found in the rubble of a destroyed building. The gun turns out to be a clue in a ten-year-old murder case.

A Bullet for Joey(1955)

1h 25min | Drama, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 8 votes)

Raoul Leduc is a police inspector trailing a spy who plots to kidnap an important American atomic scientist. Joe Victor a gangster who is hired to carry out the abduction, balks when he learns what is at stake and helps Leduc out instead.

Night People(1954)

1h 33min | Drama, Crime, Mystery
2.9/5 (with 11 votes)

A US intelligence officer, stationed in Germany, is caught in a political dilemma when the Russians kidnap a young Army private, the son of prominent American businessman. In exchange for the soldier's return, the Russians attempt to barter a trade for an elderly German couple who they want for treason.

Woman in Hiding(1950)

1h 32min | Crime, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 12 votes)

Deborah Chandler's rejected suitor, Selden Clark, manages the factory of her father, who dies a suspicion death. But charming Clark manages to win her over and marry her. On the honeymoon, Clark's former girl Patricia intervenes and opens Deborah's eyes, alas too late. Now Clark tries to kill Deborah. Believed dead by all but Clark, she flees. But drifter Keith Ramsey recognizes and follows her. Can she trust him? Can he believe her?

The Devil Strikes at Night(1957)

1h 40min | Drama, History, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 9 votes)

Hamburg, Germany, 1944, during World War II. A serial killer terrorizes the city. When it seems clear that the local police are unable to catch him, forces as dark and terrible as the criminal himself become involved in the case.

The Scarf(1951)

1h 33min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

A man believe to have murdered a woman, escapes from the insane asylum to find if he was the one to actually kill her using the scarf she was wearing.


| 1h 39min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 11 votes)

A terrified stewardess is stalked by her psychotic estranged husband.

Hollywood Story(1951)

1h 16min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

A producer takes over a small film studio and - sensing that it'll be a good movie- begins investigating an old murder of a silent film star shot in his office years ago. He finds that his life is threatened as he digs deeper into the mystery.

The Tall Target(1951)

1h 18min | Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 11 votes)

A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President-elect Abraham Lincoln during a train ride in 1861.

Time Bomb(1953)

1h 12min | Thriller
3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

When a saboteur places an explosive device on a train full of sea mines, the authorities call for bomb expert Peter Lyncort to diffuse the situation, unaware that he has explosive problems of his own.

Directed by Ted Tetzlaff - With Glenn Ford

The Long Memory(1953)

1h 36min | Crime
3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

1953 British noir thriller, starring John Mills. An innocent man is released from prison after 12 years and tracks down the witnesses who lied about him in court. Based on a 1951 novel by Howard Clewes.

Dial 1119(1950)

1h 15min | Thriller
2.8/5 (with 7 votes)

A killer holds the customers at a bar hostage.

The Snorkel(1958)

| 1h 30min | Thriller, Crime, Horror
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

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.

Directed by Guy Green - With Peter van Eyck

Ten Seconds to Hell(1959)

1h 33min | Drama, War, Action
3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

Two rivals (Jeff Chandler, Jack Palance) from a German bomb squad are left to deactivate duds in postwar Berlin.

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