Story-telling masters, like directors Hitchcock and De Palma, have refined our appetites for psychological thrillers. This week, MovieZoot.com takes a look at four important classic psychological thrillers that still keep us on the edge of our seats chewing on our fingernails. We proudly present 1979’s Dominique is Dead directed by Michael Anderson, 1955’s Diabolique directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot and also 1955’s The Man with The Golden Arm directed by Otto Preminger, and finally, 1956’s The Man Who Knew Too Much directed by the one-and-only Alfred Hitchcock. Just try to get comfortable during any of these films – we bet you can’t!
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Dominique is Dead – with Cliff Robertson and Jean Simmons
Dominique is Dead is the 1979 Michael Anderson thriller starring Cliff Robertson and Jean Simmons where an American stockbroker in England drives his wife to commit suicide – or so he thinks!
Diabolique – with Simone Signoret and Paul Meurisse
Diabolique is the 1955 Henri-Georges Clouzot thriller starring Paul Meurisse, Vera Clouzot and Simone Signoret where a cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school becomes the target of a murder plot hatched by the unlikely duo of his wife and his mistress.
The Man With the Golden Arm is the 1955 Otto Preminger suspense starring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak where a recovering heroin user struggles to remain clean in his old neighborhood where his habit started.
The Man Who Knew Too Much is the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring James Stewart and Doris Day where a family traveling in Morocco witnesses an assassination, setting their lives and safety in drastic and unsavory danger as their son is abducted by the assassins and they struggle to get him back – without the help of the police.