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1950s Spy Movies

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Jet Pilot(1957)

| 1h 52min | Action
2.7/5 (with 17 votes)

John Wayne stars as U.S. Air Force aviator Jim Shannon, who's tasked with escorting a Soviet pilot (Janet Leigh) claiming -- at the height of the Cold War -- that she wants to defect. After falling in love with and wedding the fetching flyer, Shannon learns from his superiors that she's a spy on a mission to extract military secrets. To save his new wife from prison and deportation, Shannon devises a risky plan in this 1957 drama.


2h 4min | War, Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

The film is based on the true story of Special Operations Executive French-born agent Odette Sansom, who was captured by the Germans in 1943, condemned to death and sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp to be executed. However, against all odds she survived the war and testified against the prison guards at the Hamburg Ravensbrück Trials. She was awarded the George Cross in 1946; the first woman ever to receive the award, and the only woman who has been awarded it while still alive. (From Wikipedia, licensed under CC-BY-SA)

Hell and High Water(1954)

1h 43min | Action, War
3.1/5 (with 17 votes)

A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III. Mixes deviously plotted schoolboy fiction with submarine spectacle and cold war heroics.

Big Jim McLain(1952)

2.6/5 (with 9 votes)

House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter come to post war Hawaii to track Communist Party activities even though belonging to the party was legal at the time. They are interested in everything from insurance fraud to the sabotage of a U.S. naval vessel.

The Spies(1957)

2h 5min | Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

A doctor at a run-down psychiatric hospital is offered a large sum of money to shelter a new patient. Soon the place is full of suspicious and secretive characters, all apparently international secret agents trying to find out who and what the patient is.

The Two-Headed Spy(1958)

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

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.

Foreign Intrigue(1956)

1h 35min | Drama, Action, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

Millionaire Victor Danemore, living on the French Riviera, dies suddenly of a heart attack. His secretary, Dave Bishop, wants to know more about his employer's life. Surprisingly, not even his young wife knows anything about her husband's background or how he earned his fortune. Clues lead Bishop to Vienna and Stockholm, where he learns that Danemore was black-mailing people who cooperated with the Nazis during WW2.

Highly Dangerous(1950)

1h 30min | Action, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

A US newsman and a British entomologist spy on germ-warfare research in a mythical country.

Assignment: Paris(1952)

1h 25min | Thriller, Drama
2.8/5 (with 7 votes)

Paris-based New York Herald Tribune reporter Jimmy Race (Andrews) is sent by his boss (Sanders) behind the Iron Curtain in Budapest to investigate a meeting involving the Hungarian ambassador.

Directed by Robert Parrish - With Dana Andrews

Rocket Attack U.S.A.(1958)

1h 4min | Thriller
1.0/5 (with 8 votes)

It's the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union with the Communists launching a spy satellite that has the Free World leaders in a panic. Fears about the nature of the satellite force the United States to send an agent undercover behind the Iron Curtain to discover what the Soviets have learned. What he finds is the Communists have used the information acquired from their spy satellite to help them perfect a new and even more deadly nuclear weapon.

Directed by Barry Mahon

The Scarlet Coat(1955)

3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

A Colonial major (Cornel Wilde) turns traitor to catch a British spy (Michael Wilding) plotting with Benedict Arnold.

Radar Secret Service(1950)

1.0/5 (with 5 votes)

A federal agent and his partner track uranium-ore hijackers with radar.

Directed by Sam Newfield - With John Howard, Adele Jergens
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2h 45min

Based on true events.

Directed by Ramesh Saigal - With Ashok Kumar, Nalini Jaywant, Kuldip Kaur, Shyam, Shashi Kapoor

Little Red Monkey(1955)

1h 11min | Crime
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Several murders of nuclear scientists, that baffles Scotland Yard, occur in London about the same time that Bill Locklin, a special officer from the United States State Department, arrives to oversee the transfer of Professor Leon Dushenko, a Russian scientist who as fled the U.S.S.R. An attempt is made on Dushenko's life with a monkey's paw-print found at the scene.

Government Agents vs Phantom Legion(1951)

| 2h 47min | Action, Crime

Two federal agents battle a gang that hijacks trucks carrying materials vital for the security of the country and sells them to foreign powers.

Tokyo File 212(1951)

1h 24min | Crime, Drama
2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

A Communist spy ring in Japan is hard at work trying to sabotage the American war effort during the Korean War, using kidnapping, murder and a disturbed former kamikaze pilot. A U.S. secret agent, posing as a reporter, is dispatched to Tokyo to put a stop to these nefarious activities.

The Bamboo Prison(1954)

1h 19min | Drama, War
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

A communist POW sides with his North Korean guards against his fellow prisoners.

Directed by Lewis Seiler

Les loups chassent la nuit(1952)

1h 38min | Drama

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Dick Barton at Bay(1950)

1.8/5 (with 1 vote)

David Phillips (Patrick Macnee) is running down the darkened streets of London's Limehouse district, pursued by two men with guns. He finds a public phone and puts a call through to Dick Barton (Don Stannard), but before he can report, a shot rings out. Barton must piece together what Phillips found out that got him killed. Phillips had been assigned to protect Professor Mitchell (Percy Walsh) and his new development, a ray capable of exploding any unstable element aboard an aircraft in flight. Mitchell has been targeted for kidnapping by Serge Volkoff (Meinhart Maur), a foreign agent from Eastern Europe, as part of a larger, much more sinister plot to destroy England and cripple Western Europe. Complicating matters further is that Mitchell's daughter (Joyce Linden) has also been kidnapped, and Barton must contend with Volkoff's crafty female companion Anna (Tamara Desni).

Directed by Godfrey Grayson - With Don Stannard

Captain Ardant(1951)

1h 32min

- No description / details available yet. -

Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders(1953)

2h 47min | Action

A villain named Marlof attempts to set up secret missile bases inside Canada so he can launch missiles at the U.S. The Canadian Mounted Police dispatch agents to try to stop him.

Uomini ombra(1954)

1h 34min | Adventure

- No description / details available yet. -

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