Every month on Past Offences Rich Westwood gathers together blog posts about crime fiction written or filmed in a particular year. He has called it Crimes of the Century. Kate from crossexaminingcrime has suggested 1954 for August 2016.
If only I could find a decent copy, I would like to watch Crime Wave, a 1954 film, shot in 1952, and directed by André De Toth.
You can read an excellent review at Film Noir of the Week here.