Mysteryfilme aus dem Jahr 1940

Öffentliche Liste von WPS mit 26 Filmen bzw. TV-Shows/Serien

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FSK: ab 16 Jahre
| 2 Std. 10 Min. | Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Romantik / Liebe
4,0/5 (bei 766 Stimmen)

Eine junge Frau aus einfachen Verhältnissen trifft auf einer Reise an die Riviera auf den Adligen Maxim de Winter. Nach einer turbulenten Romanze und Heirat kehren beide auf den prachtvollen Landsitz Mandalay in England zurück. Hier muss sie feststellen, dass sie bei den Hausangestellten nicht unbedingt willkommen ist. De Winters Haushälterin, Mrs. Danvers, trägt ganz offensichtlich ein Geheimnis der verstorbenen ehemaligen Hausherrin Rebecca mit sich herum. Die frischgebackene Schlossherrin erfährt schließlich, dass ihr Mann als deren Mörder verdächtigt wird.

The Man with Nine Lives(1940)

1 Std. 14 Min. | Science Fiction
3,1/5 (bei 10 Stimmen)

Dr. Leon Kravaal develops a potential cure for cancer, which involves freezing the patient. But an experiment goes awry when authorities believe Kravaal has killed a patient. Kravaal freezes the officials, along with himself. Years later, they are discovered and revived in hopes that Kravaal can indeed complete his cure. But human greed and weakness compound to disrupt the project.

Regie: Nick Grinde - Schauspieler: Boris Karloff, Byron Foulger, Minta Durfee, Charles Miller, Wedgwood Nowell

Doomed to Die(1940)

1 Std. 8 Min. | Komödie, Krimi, Mystery, Thriller
3,0/5 (bei 8 Stimmen)

Shipping magnate Cyrus Wentworth, downcast over a disaster to his ocean liner 'Wentworth Castle' (carrying, oddly enough, an illicit shipment of Chinese bonds) is shot in his office at the very moment of kicking out his daughter's fiance Dick Fleming. Of course, Captain Street arrests Dick, but reporter Bobbie Logan, the attractive thorn in Street's side, is so convinced he's wrong that she enlists the help of detective James Lee Wong to find the real killer.

Charlie Chan auf Kreuzfahrt(1940)

1 Std. 17 Min. | Komödie, Krimi, Mystery, Thriller
3,5/5 (bei 7 Stimmen)

Auf einer Schiffsreise von New York nach England ist ein Richter erwürgt worden. Inspektor Duff von Scotland Yard bittet Charlie Chan um Hilfe. Er vermutet den Mörder unter den Reisenden, kommt bei den Ermittlungen aber nicht weiter. Da schlägt der Würger erneut zu.

Regie: Eugene Forde - Schauspieler: Sidney Toler, Victor Sen Yung

Hangman's Noose(1940)

1 Std. 30 Min.

In England, a boxer is sentenced to death for a murder he does not seem to have committed.... Anthony Gethryn, who has just resigned from the police on the occasion of his marriage, has three days left to find the real killer.

Charlie Chan in Panama(1940)

1 Std. 6 Min. | Krimi, Thriller, Mystery, Komödie
3,6/5 (bei 8 Stimmen)

Als Hutmacher getarnt will Superdetektiv Charlie Chan in Panama einen Sabotageakt gegen die USA verhindern. Wichtige Informationen erhofft er sich von Mr. Godley. Doch der bricht tot zusammen, bevor er etwas sagen kann.

Gallant Sons(1940)

1 Std. 16 Min. | Mystery
3,9/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

When a teenager's father is accused of murder, the boy and his high-school classmates set out to find the real killer.

Regie: George B. Seitz - Schauspieler: Jackie Cooper

Charlie Chan im Wachsfigurenkabinett(1940)

1 Std. 3 Min. | Krimi, Mystery, Thriller
4,0/5 (bei 7 Stimmen)

Dem Raubmörder Steve McBirney gelingt es, aus dem Gerichtssaal zu flüchten. McBirney will sich an Charly Chan rächen, weil der ihn hinter Gitter gebracht hat. Der zwielichtign Schönheitschirurg Pofessor Cream bietet dem Verbrecher seine Hilfe an.

Regie: Lynn Shores - Schauspieler: Sidney Toler, Victor Sen Yung, C. Henry Gordon, Marc Lawrence

Island of Doomed Men(1940)

1 Std. 8 Min. | Krimi, Drama
2,4/5 (bei 4 Stimmen)

Undercover agent Mark Sheldon gets paroled to a remote tropical island with a diamond mine manned by slave labor run by sadistic Stephen Danel.

The Missing People(1939)

1 Std. 13 Min. | Mystery, Krimi

27 well-to-do people have all vanished under similar circumstances. J.G. Reeder, an elderly gentleman who fancies himself a detective, decides to investigate the matter.

Regie: Jack Raymond - Schauspieler: Will Fyffe

Who Killed Aunt Maggie?(1940)

1 Std. 10 Min. | Krimi, Mystery
2,2/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

When a much-despised matriarch is murdered, or apparently murdered, all of her relatives and "friends" fall under suspicion. Sheriff Gregory is the official investigator, but most of the clue gathering is done by amateur sleuths Kirk Pierce and Sally Ambler.

Michael Shayne: Private Detective(1940)

1 Std. 17 Min. | Komödie, Mystery
3,4/5 (bei 5 Stimmen)

Millionaire sportsman Hiram Brighton hires gumshoe Michael Shayne to keep his spoiled daughter Phyllis away from racetrack betting windows and roulette wheels. After Phyllis slips away and continues her compulsive gambling, Shayne fakes the murder of her gambler boyfriend, who is also romancing the daughter of casino owner Benny Gordon, in order to frighten her. When the tout really ends up murdered, Shayne and Phyllis' Aunt Olivia, an avid reader of murder mysteries, both try to find the identity of the killer.

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Der Schrecken von Marks Priory(1940)

1 Std. 21 Min. | Mystery, Thriller, Krimi
3,3/5 (bei 5 Stimmen)

A classic British thriller set in a sinister old house, based on a story by Edgar Wallace.

Regie: George King - Schauspieler: Marius Goring

The Midnight Ghost(1940)

1 Std. 12 Min. | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
2,5/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

A young orphan girl begins to witness strange phenomena in the house where she lives with her godparents.

Dark Streets of Cairo(1940)

59 Min. | Abenteuer, Mystery

A rapid series of murders occurs when a professor disrupts a tranquil Egyptian tomb by removing some precious jewels.

Regie: László Kardos - Schauspieler: Sigrid Gurie

Ellery Queen, Master Detective(1940)

1 Std. 9 Min. | Abenteuer, Krimi, Mystery
2,8/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

The mysteriously ill John Braun makes a new will, leaving out his daughter Barbara, over the protests of his wife. The trouble began when the daughter wanted to marry Mr. Braun's doctor, James Rogers. Mrs. Braun asks Inspector Queen to help find the long-missing Barbara. The inspector's son, Ellery, works on the case. He goes to a home frequently visited by Dr. Rogers where the bell is answered by Nikki Porter who Ellery mistakes for Barbara and insists she return to the Braun home. Nikki does, to protect Barbara, and a short time later finds herself alone in a room outside Braun's bedroom. She finds him dead - his throat cut. No weapons are found and the door to the room where Nikki had been is locked, and she is suspected. Ellery hides Nikki in his apartment. Braun's body, sent for an autopsy, disappears and in its place is a life-sized statue of the dead man.

Meet the Wildcat(1940)

1 Std. 6 Min. | Mystery

Ralph Bellamy and Margaret Lindsay, stars of Columbia's "Ellery Queen" series, let their hair down and went "screwball" in the Universal comedy-mystery Meet the Wildcat. Bellamy plays a New York gumshoe on the trail of an art thief. His investigation is confounded by the presence of snoopy girl reporter Lindsay.

Mystery in Swing(1940)

1 Std. 16 Min. | Musik, Action, Abenteuer
3,0/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

In and around some great blues, swing and jazz music, a very unpopular band-leader. Prince Ellis, is killed in a Harlem nightclub, and, in and around some more great music, a detective finds the lists of suspects is very long, as Prince Ellis was indeed very unpopular with many citizens.

Midnight Limited(1940)

1 Std. 1 Min. | Action, Abenteuer, Krimi
2,5/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

The Phantom Robber gets a fortune in jewels and some valuable papers from a robbery on the crack train "The Midnight Limited" and Val Lennon and his pretty assistant, Joan Marshall, are on his trail. But the Phantom strikes three more times and adds murder to his list. Val decides to use himself as bait, although Chief Harrigan and Joan beg him not to risk his life. But Val, disguised as a wealthy Canadian, boards the train for a rendezvous with a killer.

Haunted House(1940)

1 Std. 10 Min. | Komödie, Mystery
2,1/5 (bei 2 Stimmen)

Teenagers try to clear a friend accused of murder.

Mord über New York(1940)

1 Std. 5 Min. | Krimi, Mystery, Komödie, Thriller
3,2/5 (bei 7 Stimmen)

Charly Chan und sein Sohn Jimmy werden von Chans Freund Drake zu einem Dinner bei Mr. Kirby eingeladen. Doch als die beiden eintreffen, erwartet sie eine schlechte Nachricht: Drake wurde ermordet. Sorgfältig überprüft der Detektiv alle anwesenden Gäste.

Regie: Harry Lachman - Schauspieler: Sidney Toler, Kane Richmond

Pier 13(1940)

1 Std. 4 Min. | Mystery
2,5/5 (bei 1 Stimme)

A policeman makes the startling discovery that his girlfriend is involved in a waterfront smuggling racket.

Regie: Eugene Forde - Schauspieler: Lynn Bari

At the Villa Rose(1940)

1 Std. 14 Min. | Mystery

A gang of clever thieves kill a wealthy woman in hopes of stealing her gems. But the thieves aren't clever enough to ascertain the location of those gems, so they consult a phony spiritualist. Then they decide to dispose of the mystic by framing her for the murder.

Regie: Walter Summers - Schauspieler: Kenneth Kent

Castle of Crimes(1940)

1 Std. 6 Min. | Mystery

A wealthy French widow is poisoned in her home, Inspector Hanaud investigates..

Regie: Harold French - Schauspieler: Kenneth Kent

Meet Maxwell Archer(1940)

1 Std. 13 Min. | Mystery

Maxwell Archer, a private detective, attempts to clear a young man wrongly accused of murder.

Regie: John Paddy Carstairs - Schauspieler: John Loder

Honeymoon Deferred(1940)

59 Min. | Mystery

Edmund Lowe plays an insurance investigator who interrupts his honeymoon to look into the case of a murder, which could also be a suicide, in which case his company won't have to pay the victim's contract. His wife, played by Margaret Lindsay, insists on following him around, not only to help him solve the case, but to make sure he doesn't get too friendly with any members of the opposite sex, either.

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