Suspense Movies on YouTube

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I am using the term "suspense" here to mean a movie which sets up a dramatic mystery and whose principle theme is the story that leads up to the mystery and then its resolution.

Freaks (1932), suspense drama starring Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova and Roscoe Ates
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11
    Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21 (complete)

The Thin Man (1934) suspense
    starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Cesar Romero (playlist - complete)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) suspense drama added May 2010
    starring Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, directed by Alfred Hitchcock
A murdered friend was a British secret agent, and so a couple's daughter is kidnapped to stop them from telling what they know.  Shunning official involvement, they decide to track the kidnappers themselves.

The 39 Steps (1935), suspense drama directed by Alfred Hitchcock (playlist - complete)

The Lady Vanishes (1938), suspense drama
    directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10
    (Trivia: Michael Redgrave was the father of Lynn Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave, also actors)

Mr Moto's Last Warning (1939) law and order suspense added May 2010
    starring Peter Lorre with Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Field, John Carradine, George Sanders, Joan Carol

Rebecca (1940), suspense romance Produced by David O Selznick.  Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
A poor girl suddenly thrust into a Cinderella romance tries to fit into her new life but is confronted by some dark shadows in her husband's past.
    starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine
    and George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Gladys Cooper
    Won Best Picture Oscar for 1940
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13

The Lost Weekend (1945) suspense drama (playlist - complete)
    Starring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry
    Won Best Picture Oscar for 1945 and also Best Director for Billy Wilder
    The introductory and trailing credits have been cut off this version -- boo!!
    Ray Milland is an alcoholic, this film covers one binge.  Jane Wyman provides thin romantic interest.

Home Sweet Homicide (1946) comedy suspense starring Peggy Ann Garner, Randolph Scott
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10 (complete)

The Chase (1946) law and order suspense added 25 Aug 09
    starring Robert Cummings, Michele Morgan, Steve Cochran, Peter Lorre
An unemployed man Robert Cummings returns a wallet to a man Steve Cochran who turns out to be apparently a small-time mobster, and in return the mobster gives him a job as his chauffeur.  Peter Lorre is the mobster's slimy side-kick and Michele Morgan plays the dame who wants to split.
At first this plays like a typical film noire but stay tuned for a twist.
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) suspense drama
    starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas (his first film)
    Judith Anderson, Roman Bohnen, Darryl Hickman

Dark Alibi (1946) comedy suspense added 30 Dec 2010, a Charlie Chan mystery
    starring Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter
Charlie Chan takes the case of a man convicted of a bank robbery, whose fingerprints were found in a bank vault.
Trivia: Tim Ryan (b. 1899), who here plays "Foggy", was the first husband of Irene Ryan, better known today as "Granny" from "The Beverly Hillbillies"

Cry Wolf (1947) suspense drama starring Barbara Stanwyck and Errol Flynn

Rope (1948), suspense drama directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    starring James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Sir Cedric Hardwick

Strangers on a Train (1951) suspense drama, directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    starring Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker
A chance meeting on a train, leads to a plan for two men to "swap murders".  "I kill your wife, and you kill my father".  But one of the men, thinks it's just a tasteless joke.

The Captain's Paradise (1953) comedy suspense movies on youtube (playlist - complete)
    starring Alec Guinness, Yvonne De Carlo, Celia Johnson

The Trouble with Harry (1955) suspense comedy, directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    starring Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe (also notice Jerry Mathers)
    and introducing Shirley MacLaine
When a dead man is discovered by a hunter, he believes that he has mistakenly shot him.  However this tale has more twists than a rope.

The Bat (1959) suspense added 6 Jan 2011
    starring Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead is a mystery writer, with her own mystery to solve, when a murderer stalks the town and eventually her own house!

Charade (1963), suspense drama starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12 (complete)

Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) suspense horror (playlist - complete) added 11 Aug 09
    starring Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers
Stefanie Powers whose fiance has just died, meets for the first time his seriously batty mother.  What starts in the old woman as eccentricities, turns quite sinister.

What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1965suspense horror (playlist - complete) added 13 Aug 09
    starring Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller
A wealthy widow left unexpectedly penniless, devises an ingenious plan.  A plan of murder!  Perhaps the number one or at least one of the all-time best versions of this kind of story.  Geraldine Page is villainous.  Pay attention for the twist ending.

How Awful About Allen (1970) suspense added 12 Mar 2010
    starring Anthony Perkins, Julie Harris, Joan Hackett

What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) horror suspense added 25 Sep 09
  • starring Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver
  • Michael MacLiammoir, Agnes Moorehead
  • Two women (Debbie and Shelley) who's sons have been sentenced to life imprisonment for a horrible murder, move to Hollywood together and open a studio to teach children how to dance.  But a mysterious stranger appears to be stalking them in revenge for the crime.Dennis Weaver as the love interest of Debbie Reynolds.
  • A stunning performance by Shelley Winters.  Brilliant and shocking.

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo (1974) horror suspense added 24 Sep 09
    starring  Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks, Ralph Richardson
Shelley Winters' young daughter Catherine dies in a tragic accident, upon which she goes a bit nutty and keeps the mummified body for years afterward. Meanwhile she takes a liking to an orphan girl named Katy (Chloe Franks) about the same age as Catherine was when she died.  Katy's brother (Mark Lester), also an orphan suspects something strange is up and he investigates.

Shelly in almost a one-woman show here is amazing, in this Hansel-and-Gretel-like story with a psychotic twist.  A must see.
    Trivia: You recognize Mark Lester as Oliver Twist in 1968's musical Oliver!

Murder by Death (1976) comedy suspense (playlist - complete), written by Neil Simon
starring (in alphabetical order) Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, Nancy Walker, Estelle Winwood

Savannah Smiles (1982) comedy suspense added 22 Sep 09
    starring Mark Miller, Donovan Scott, Bridgette Andersen
The young daughter of a couple who pay little attention to her, decides to run away from home.  While playing hide and seek, she hides in the backseat of a car.  The owners of the car however, who are bumbling crooks, come back and take off without realizing it.  As they are growing fond of her, they discover that there is a large reward for her return.
    The movie is bittersweet, because while quite funny at times, the ending is left unresolved.

The Bourne Identity (1988) law and order suspense added 19 Aug 09
    starring Richard Chamberlain, Jaclyn Smith, Anthony Quayle, Donald Moffat
    remade in 2002 starring Matt Damon
A man washes ashore in a French village with no memory of who he is.  Strange flashbacks and unusual and dangerous encounters lead to sinister possibilities.

Without A Clue (1988) comedy suspense added 1 Sep 09
    starring Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones
Sherlock Holmes spoof with Michael Caine as an alcoholic Holmes, a beard for the true detective Ben Kingsley as Dr Watson.  Jeffrey Jones plays the Inspector.
Jeffrey Jones' best work (in my mind) was in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and in Beetlejuice (one of my top ten favorite movies).

True Believer (1989) law and order suspense added 20 Aug 09
    starring James Woods, Robert Downey Jr
Regularly a lawyer defending in drug cases, James Woods decides to take a case to re-try a murder conviction.  Robert Downey Jr is his law clerk.  Twists and turns and a surprise ending.

Secret Window (2004) suspense drama added 03 Aug 09
starring Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton, Charles S Dutton, Len Cariou
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10
A writer is confronted by a sinister man who claims he stole his story.

The Quiet (2005) suspense drama added May 2010
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10
Dot a deaf-mute who has lost her parents, is taken in by her godparents who have a teen-aged daughter the same age.  The mother, a neurotic pill-popper doesn't know that her husband and daughter are having an incestuous relationship.  And Dot herself, is not quite what she first appears.

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