The Golden Era of Suspense by Nate Dowby starsofheaven-dow | created - 04 Jul 2013 | updated - 24 Aug 2013 | Public
Suspense... these are movies that might have some.
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1. The Big Steal (1949)
Approved | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance
An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's fiancee.
Very, very good dialogue.
2. Pickup on South Street (1953)
Passed | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.
Just think the next time you pick someones pocket... death could be in that pocket.
3. Run for the Sun (1956)
Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Thriller
In Central America, an action-adventure novelist and a journalist for a magazine find themselves at the mercy of Nazi war criminals.
Dishonesty never pays. Someone always gets hurt.
4. His Kind of Woman (1951)
Approved | 120 min | Action, Crime, Film-Noir
A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle.
Awesome movie. Someone should tell them that hot Irons burn things. now why did i say that... it will come to me eventually.
5. Macao (1952)
Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?
A case of mistaken identity. well you try to convince a scared crook your not the police.
6. Notorious (1946)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
Votes: 86,431 | Gross: $10.46M
One of Cary Grant's more interesting films.
7. Saboteur (1942)
PG | 109 min | Thriller, War
An aircraft factory worker goes on the run after being wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.
There is nothing like being hand-cuffed to the prime suspect. wait... that was the other movie.
8. Spellbound (1945)
Approved | 111 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance
A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.
Votes: 40,002 | Gross: $7.00M
"You have Amnesia but Freud is hooey this you know." I happen to know too and i don't have amnesia.
9. Laura (1944)
Passed | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.
Votes: 39,252 | Gross: $4.36M
The only thing more haunting then her picture over the fire place is the theme song.
10. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him.
I love the restaurant they eat at I'd like to eat there myself.
11. The Fearmakers (1958)
Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A Korean War veteran co-operating with a Senate committee uncovers subversives.
I love the film. absolutely love it.
12. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 408,496 | Gross: $36.76M
13. To Catch a Thief (1955)
PG | 106 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation.
Votes: 57,912 | Gross: $8.75M
Danger is so overrated.
14. Ransom! (1956)
Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The Stannards' son is kidnapped for ransom. Plot centres around Ford's (the father) efforts to find him.
Philosophy! interesting thing theories you never know if there true.
15. While the City Sleeps (1956)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A serial killer has been killing beautiful women in New York and the new owner of a media company offers a high ranking job to the first of his senior executives who can get the earliest scoops on the case.
this movie was a bit ahead of its time. maybe not nothing new under the sun. was yester years so much better...?
16. The Big Clock (1948)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After murdering someone, a magazine tycoon tries to frame an unknown, innocent man for the murder instead, while the innocent man tries to solve the murder himself.
17. The Big Sleep (1946)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
Votes: 74,632 | Gross: $6.54M
The next few movies are Bogart and Bacall. Great Chemistry and why not they where married by the time "The Big Sleep" was released. To Have and Have Not was when they met.
18. Key Largo (1948)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A man visits his war buddy's family hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.
20. To Have and Have Not (1944)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Film-Noir
During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.
21. Lady in the Lake (1946)
Approved | 105 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.
Interesting movie. you only see the hero when he looks in the Mirror.
22. Ten Little Indians (1965)
Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Ten people are invited to a luxury mountaintop mansion, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?
Some say this was Agatha Christie's best Book.
23. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.
Votes: 95,731 | Gross: $8.18M
Agatha Christie wrote another masterpiece with this one.
24. On Dangerous Ground (1951)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case.
How the seeing are so blind... at least I think so.
26. I Love Trouble (1948)
Passed | 93 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is ... See full summary »
Some private-eyes never learn.
27. Impact (1949)
Approved | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.
Ella Rains is fantastic in the film. It is also great to see guy that usually plays the villain have the starring role.
28. Mirage (1965)
Approved | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
An accountant suddenly suffers from amnesia. This appears related to the suicide of his boss. Now some violent thugs are out to get him. They work for a shadowy figure known simply as The Major.
Votes: 3,867 | Gross: $3.27M
Mirage. A wonderful movie on humanity. Question is caring just a mirage.
29. Borderline (1950)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Two undercover agents infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring in Mexico, but neither is aware of the other's identity.
I thought you where suppose to be relieved when you found out the person you like isn't a crook.
30. Doomed Cargo (1936)
Not Rated | 67 min | Crime, Thriller
A wise cracking American P.I. traveling abroad with his love interest and sidekick, stumbles on to a dead body. After it disappears again, he starts to unravel a devious crime ring.
This is another movie with great dialogue.