List of thriller films of the 1950s

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A list of thriller films released in the 1950s.

Title Director Cast Country Subgenre/Notes
1950
Armored Car Robbery Richard Fleischer Charles McGraw, Adele Jergens, William Talman United States Crime thriller[1]
The Asphalt Jungle John Huston Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore United States Crime thriller[2]
The Killer That Stalked New York Earl McEvoy Evelyn Keyes, Charles Korvin, William Bishop United States Crime thriller[3]
The Man Who Cheated Himself Felix E. Feist Lee J. Cobb, John Dall, Jane Wyatt United States Psychological thriller[4]
Mystery Street John Sturges Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett United States [5]
Panic in the Streets Elia Kazan Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes United States [6]
Seven Days to Noon John Boulting, Roy Boulting Barry Jones, Olive Sloane United Kingdom [7]
Side Street Anthony Mann Farley Granger, Cathy O'Donnell, James Craig United States Crime thriller[8]
Stage Fright Alfred Hitchcock Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Wilding, Sr. United States [9]
Where Danger Lives John Farrow Robert Mitchum, Faith Domergue, Claude Rains United States [10]
Where the Sidewalk Ends Otto Preminger Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill United States [11]
Woman on the Run Norman Foster Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith United States [12]
1951
Cause for Alarm! Tay Garnett Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling United States [13]
Fourteen Hours Henry Hathaway Richard Basehart, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes United States [14]
Strangers on a Train Alfred Hitchcock Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman United States [15]
1952
Don't Bother to Knock Roy Ward Baker Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft United States [16]
The Narrow Margin Richard Fleischer Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White, Gordon Geberl United States [17]
Sudden Fear David Miller Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame United States [18]
Without Warning! Arnold Laven Adam Williams, Meg Randall FranceUnited States [19]
1953
The Big Heat Fritz Lang Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame United States [20]
The Hitch-Hiker Ida Lupino Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman United States [21]
The Limping Man Cy Raker Endfield Lloyd Bridges United Kingdom Crime thriller[22]
Vicki Harry Horner Jeanne Crain, Jean Peters, Elliott Reid United States [23]
The Wages of Fear Henri-Georges Clouzot Yves Montand, Charles Vanel France Italy [24]
1954
Les Diaboliques Henri-Georges Clouzot Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse France [25]
Dial M for Murder Alfred Hitchcock Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings United States [26]
Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock James Stewart, Grace Kelly United States [27]
Witness to Murder Roy Rowland Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill United States [28]
1955
Bad Day at Black Rock John Sturges Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis United States [29]
Cast a Dark Shadow Lewis Gilbert Dirk Bogarde, Mona Washbourne, Margaret Lockwood United Kingdom [30]
The Desperate Hours William Wyler Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy United States [31]
Killer's Kiss Stanley Kubrick Frank Silvera, Jamie Smith, Irene Kane United States [32]
A Kiss Before Dying Gerd Oswald Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Joanne Woodward United States [33]
Kiss Me Deadly Robert Aldrich Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart United States [34]
Mr. Arkadin Orson Welles Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave, Jack Watling, Patricia Medina France Spain United Kingdom Psychological thriller[35]
The Night of the Hunter Charles Laughton Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish United States [36]
Rififi Jules Dassin Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel France Crime thriller[37]
1956
The Killing Stanley Kubrick Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Marie Windsor United States Crime thriller[38]
The Man Who Knew Too Much Alfred Hitchcock James Stewart, Doris Day United States [39]
Please Murder Me Peter Godfrey Madge Blake, Raymond Burr United States [40]
While the City Sleeps Fritz Lang Dana Andrews, Ida Lupino, Rhonda Fleming United States [41]
1957
Les Espions Henri-Georges Clouzot Curd Jürgens, Véra Clouzot, Gerard Sety FranceItaly Psychological thriller[42]
Quatermass 2 Val Guest Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sid James United Kingdom United States [43]
1958
Elevator to the Gallows Louis Malle Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly France [44]
The Quiet American Joseph L. Mankiewicz Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin United States [45]
Touch of Evil Orson Welles Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles United States Psychological thriller[46]
Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes United States Psychological thriller[47]
1959
Jack the Ripper Monty Berman, Robert S. Baker Lee Patterson, Eddie Byrne, Betty McDowall United Kingdom [48]
Night Train Jerzy Kawalerowicz Leon Niemczyk, Teresa Szmigielowna, Zbigniew Cybulski Poland Psychological thriller[49]
North by Northwest Alfred Hitchcock Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint United States [50]
The Testament of Dr. Cordelier Jean Renoir Jean-Louis Barrault, Jean Topart, Michel Vitold France [51]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The Asphalt Jungle:Overview". Allrovi. Retrieved October 17, 2010. 
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  8. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Side Street:Overview". Allrovi. Retrieved October 17, 2010. 
  9. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Stage Fright:Overview". Allrovi. Retrieved October 17, 2010. 
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