The Top 20 Spy Films of the 1950s

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1

North by Northwest 1959, 136 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantEva Marie SaintJames Mason

Chase Movie    Mystery    Romance

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The 39 Steps 1959, 93 min.

Ralph Thomas     Starring: Kenneth MoreTaina ElgBrenda de Banzie

Chase Movie    Drama    Spy Film

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My Favorite Spy 1951, 93 min.

Norman Z. McLeod     Starring: Hedy LamarrArnold MossJohn Archer

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Affair in Trinidad 1952, 98 min.

Vincent Sherman     Starring: Rita HayworthGlenn FordAlexander Scourby

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Betrayed 1954, 108 min.

Gottfried Reinhardt     Starring: Clark GableLana TurnerO.E. Hasse

Action    Drama    Spy Film

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The Man Between 1953, 100 min.

Carol Reed     Starring: James MasonClaire BloomHildegard Knef

Spy Film    Thriller

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Jungle Heat 1957, 75 min.

Howard W. Koch     Starring: Lex BarkerMari BlanchardJames Westerfield

Action    Adventure    Jungle Film

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FBI Girl 1951, 74 min.

William Berke     Starring: Cesar RomeroGeorge BrentAudrey Totter

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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