Poll: Best U.S. Movie Crime Dramas of the 1950s
A poll by Ed_Jones_XLIX
Results of 301 votes:
Rear Window (1954)
On the Waterfront (1954)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
The Killing (1956)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
The Big Heat (1953)
Blackboard Jungle (1955)
The Defiant Ones (1958)
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
I Want to Live! (1958)
Al Capone (1959)
Detective Story (1951)
Soldier of Fortune (1955)
Night and the City (1950)
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
The Desperate Hours (1955)
Angel Face (1953)
No Way Out (1950)
Big Jim McLain (1952)
Love in the Afternoon (1957)
Beat the Devil (1953)
Thunder Road (1958)
I Confess (1953)
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Panic in the Streets (1950)
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
The FBI Story (1959)
Please Murder Me! (1956)
Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)
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Directorial Debuts by Noted Film Actors
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Morally Bankrupt Classic Movies
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Harmless Nicknames, Dangerous Characters
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