The Best Crime Movies of the 1950s

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Touch of Evil 1958, 95 min.

Orson Welles     Starring: Charlton HestonJanet LeighOrson Welles

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

Held position in the past 45 days

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On the Waterfront 1954, 108 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Marlon BrandoKarl MaldenLee J. Cobb

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

Held position in the past 45 days

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In a Lonely Place 1950, 94 min.

Nicholas Ray     Starring: Humphrey BogartGloria GrahameFrank Lovejoy

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

Up by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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Rififi 1955, 122 min.

Jules Dassin     Starring: Jean ServaisCarl MohnerRobert Manuel

Caper    Crime Thriller    Crime

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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The Big Heat 1953, 89 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Alexander ScourbyLee MarvinGlenn Ford

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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The Asphalt Jungle 1950, 112 min.

John Huston     Starring: Louis CalhernJames WhitmoreSam Jaffe

Caper    Crime Thriller    Crime

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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Pickpocket 1959, 75 min.

Robert Bresson     Starring: Martin LasalleMarika GreenJean Pélégri

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

Up by 16 in the past 45 days 16

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Gun Crazy 1950, 86 min.

Joseph H. Lewis     Starring: Peggy CumminsJohn DallBerry Kroeger

Crime Thriller    Crime    Femme Fatale

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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Bob le Flambeur 1956, 98 min.

Jean-Pierre Melville     Starring: Gerard BuhrRoger DuchesneIsabelle Corey

Caper    Crime Drama    Crime

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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Up by 9 in the past 45 days 9

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