Bearing in mind that suspense and mystery or not synonyms, they often go together especially in motion pictures. So my suspenseful list (in no particular order) of the best 1950s mysteries goes like this:
To Catch a Thief– with Grace Kelly and Cary Grant, what’s not to adore?
The Trouble with Harry– dark comedy with landscapes.
Rear Window– suspense with a white knuckles.
The Hound of the Baskervilles– Almost anything with Sherlock Holmes is bound to be a treat. This version is especially dark and creepy.
I would add both Rebecca and Suspicion to the list, but they were a decade too soon. I’d love to hear any other suggestions that ought to be on this list. I’ll be adding more titles and I’d love to have a well-rounded representation.