1950s Thriller Movies

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The Blob(1958)

| 1h 26min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 178 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, ...

Stage Fright(1950)

1h 50min | Thriller
3.4/5 (with 87 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.

It Happened in Broad Daylight(1958)

1h 40min | Crime, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 35 votes)

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

The Black Widow(1951)

1h 2min | Thriller

Robert Ayres is driving down a country lane when he comes across someone laying in the middle of the road. Thinking it is someone who has been hit by a car he stops to see if he can help. What he gets for his efforts is a vicious belt to the head from a lead cosh. He is then relieved of his wallet and his car. Several minutes later having somewhat recovered, he staggers to a nearby farmhouse and collapses.

Directed by Vernon Sewell - With Christine Norden, Robert Ayres

Where the Sidewalk Ends(1950)

| 1h 35min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 47 votes)

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

Sudden Fear(1952)

| 1h 50min | Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 38 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?


| 1h 18min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 27 votes)

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

The Wreck of the Mary Deare(1959)

1h 45min | Drama, Action, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 11 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.

The Long Memory(1953)

1h 36min | Crime
3.3/5 (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.

A Life in the Balance(1955)

1h 14min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

A widower's young son leads the police to a killer of sinners in Mexico City.

Split Second(1953)

| 1h 25min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.1/5 (with 8 votes)

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

The Atomic City(1952)

1h 25min | Drama, Thriller
2.6/5 (with 5 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, ...
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Storm Warning(1951)

| 1h 33min | Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 10 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.

Dangerous Mission(1954)

1h 15min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

A policeman tries to protect a young woman against a hit man, when she flees New York after witnessing a mob killing.

Hollywood Story(1951)

1h 16min | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 6 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 Scarf(1951)

1h 33min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 3 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.

Woman in Hiding(1950)

1h 32min | Crime, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 10 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?

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.

The Snorkel(1958)

| 1h 30min | Thriller
3.6/5 (with 7 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

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye(1950)

1h 43min | Thriller, Crime
3.4/5 (with 10 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.

Grand National Night(1953)

1h 20min | Crime, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 2 votes)

The story of a husband's implication in his wife's death, his stupid disposal of her body and the police enquiry which almost embroils him in a murder charge.

The Tall Target(1951)

1h 18min | Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 10 votes)

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

Circle of Danger(1951)

1h 26min | Thriller
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

An American travels to Europe to find out the details about his brother's death. As he digs deeper the incident become more mysterious.

Cry Danger(1951)

1h 19min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 16 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.

The Devil Strikes at Night(1957)

1h 40min | Drama, History, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 8 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.

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.

Ten Seconds to Hell(1959)

1h 33min | Drama, War, Action
3.0/5 (with 8 votes)

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

Night People(1954)

1h 33min | Drama, Crime, Mystery
2.8/5 (with 9 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.

The Weapon(1957)

1h 17min | Thriller
3.8/5 (with 2 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
2.7/5 (with 6 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.

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