1936 Mystery Movies

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Sinner Take All(1936)

1h 14min | Mystery
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A young lawyer is determined to identify who is murdering members of a wealthy New York publishing family.

Meet Nero Wolfe(1936)

| 1h 13min | Mystery

Rex Stout's portly detective prides himself on solving crimes without venturing outside his comfortable home; here he relies on others to do the legwork in pinpointing who among a number of suspects is responsible for two sudden deaths, which the authorities at first are not convinced were murders.

The Case of the Velvet Claws(1936)

| 1h 3min | Mystery, Comedy, Crime
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Perry and Della are finally married by his old friend, Judge Mary. They plan to go on a honeymoon, but before it can start, Perry is retained by a woman with a gun and $5000.

13 Hours by Air(1936)

2.1/5 (with 2 votes)

Womanizer and airline pilot Jack Gordon must fly the world's fastest airliner from New York to California while dealing with dangerous jewel thieves on the run from the law.

Murder by an Aristocrat(1936)

1h | Mystery
1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A wealthy family is blackmailed. Murder results. And a nurse at the scene of the crime is determined to figure out who-done-it.

Directed by Frank McDonald - With Lyle Talbot

Murder with Pictures(1936)

1h 9min | Crime, Mystery
2.5/5 (with 4 votes)

Suspected crime boss Nate Girard beats a murder rap, and newspaper photog Kent Murdock is on the story. Girard and lawyer Redfield throw a party for the news men where Murdock romances a mystery woman who confronted Girard in front of him, but Murdock's fiancée Hester shows up. After they return to his apartment, have a fight, and she leaves, the mystery woman slips in and begs for his help. Police Inspector Bacon and the cops show up, looking for the mystery woman; Murdock hides her. Murdock goes with the cops to discuss the murder the woman is suspected of. Bacon explains (in flashback) how some photogs were setting up a shot with Girard and Redfield. When the flashbulbs popped, Redfield keeled over dead and the woman, Meg Archer, fled while the newsmen ran out to phone their papers. The newsmen (who were rounded up later as thoroly as possible) are taken into police custody, except for Murdock (who wasn't at the scene), who is given a cap on the sly by rival McGoogin. Altho ...

The Case of the Black Cat(1936)

| 1h 6min | Crime, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

PERRY MASON'S BACK...and so are the thrills, suspense, and excitement of Erle Stanley Gardner's greatest mystery drama!


1h 23min | Crime, Drama

Tony and his dance partner/wife Gaby headline a Paris musical. Tony becomes the unwilling target for the attentions of performer Yvette. She is later murdered with the dagger used by Tony and his wife in their act, and Gaby is accused of the crime.

Charlie Chan's Secret(1936)

| 1h 12min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 9 votes)

Allen Colby, heir to a huge fortune, is presumed drowned after an ocean liner sinks off the coast of Honolulu. Mysteriously, Colby reappears at his mansion only to be murdered soon after. When his body is discovered during a seance, everyone in attendance becomes a suspect, and it's up to Chan to find the murderer before he or she strikes again.

Mysterious Crossing(1936)

57min | Mystery

While crossing on the train ferry to New Orleans, roving reporter Addison Francis Murphy borrows money from singing hillbilly "Carolina," then loses it all in a crap game. Outside on deck, Murphy sees two men shaking hands, and after he looks away, hears a splash of water and discovers both men have disappeared...

The President's Mystery(1936)

| 1h 20min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

The screenplay for this mystery is based upon a story suggested to Liberty Magazine by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is the tale of a prominent lawyer who shocks his snooty friends, family and colleagues by abruptly abandoning his successful practice and his wife to find true happiness. He soon falls in love with another woman and continues to keep a low profile until he learns that his first wife stands accused of murdering him.

Directed by Phil Rosen

Charlie Chan at the Race Track(1936)

| 1h 10min | Mystery, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
3.7/5 (with 9 votes)

When a friend of Charlie's is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring.

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The Rogues' Tavern(1936)

1h 10min | Thriller
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A mad killer is on the loose in a hotel on a dark, gloomy night.

Mad Holiday(1936)

3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A temperamental film star's vacation turns deadly when he uncovers a murder.

Directed by George B. Seitz - With Edmund Lowe


| 1h 4min | Mystery
2.1/5 (with 6 votes)

An evil doctor and the greedy wife of a rich man plot to poison him so they can get their hands on his money.

Directed by Henry Edwards - With Boris Karloff

The Dark Hour(1936)

| 1h 4min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

A pair of detectives investigates the murder of an elderly millionaire who was the target of blackmail and death threats and find that there is no shortage of suspects, many of them in the victim's own family.

Directed by Charles Lamont

The Murder of Dr. Harrigan(1936)

1h 7min | Mystery
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

A young doctor is determined to expose the killer when a surgeon is found stabbed to death in a hospital elevator.

Directed by Frank McDonald - With Ricardo Cortez

Four Days Wonder(1936)

1h | Mystery

Jeanne Dante stars as precocious 13-year-old Judy Widdell, a devoted fan of dime-novel detective stories. When a real murder occurs in the vicinity, Judy insists upon playing sleuth, dragging teenaged astronomer Tom Fenton (Kenneth Howell) into her Sherlock shenanigans.

Directed by Sidney Salkow

The Scarab Murder Case(1936)

1h 8min | Mystery

One of a series of murder mysteries featuring the character Philo Vance. A Lost Movie.

Love Letters of a Star(1936)

1h 6min | Mystery

A woman commits suicide after being blackmailed, and her husband resolves to kill the man responsible. Blackmail, suicide, murder, a cover-up not to mention yachts and sea planes all wrapped up in an efficient 66 minutes of screen time with Henry Hunter, Polly Rowles and C. Henry Gordon in the leads, and Lewis R. Foster sitting in the director’s chair.

Directed by Lewis R. Foster

Fatal Lady(1936)

| 1h 13min | Mystery

On her debut as an opera star, Marion Stuart is interrogated and possibly implicated in the death of a male acquaintance. Released, although thoroughly shaken-up, Marion attempts to perform but loses her voice onstage. Humiliated, but driven to sing, she travels to South America under the assumed name of Maria Delasano, and works in an opera company under the tutelage of Feodor Glinka, who wants her to shun men and save herself for her art. Mary resists the persistent attentions of wealthy young Phil Roberts, who follows the company in hopes of marrying her. ...

Troubled Waters(1936)

1h 10min | Mystery, Crime

James Mason is teamed up once again with Virginia Cherill whom he appeared with in his debut film, 'Late Extra'. He plays a government agent (John Merriman) who makes a few enquiries and follows leads. Cherill plays June Elkhardt.

Directed by Albert Parker - With Alastair Sim

Mister Flow(1936)

| 1h 20min | Drama
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

While still behind bars, a crook manages several schemes including one that almost gets his penniless young lawyer into trouble.The crook's mistress, married to a rich man, then becomes attracted to the lawyer.

The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand(1936)

| 5h 5min | Mystery, Adventure
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

15-Chapter Serial about a scientist that discovers a formula for making synthetic gold and the people that want it.

Directed by Albert Herman

The House of Secrets(1936)

| 1h 10min | Thriller, Mystery
2.8/5 (with 5 votes)

Two men stumble into an old mansion, and get involved with a crazed scientist, torture chambers and sinister medical experiments.

The Leavenworth Case(1936)

1h 6min | Mystery
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Director Lewis D. Collins' 1936 whodunit is about the investigation into the death of an elderly tycoon, who is murdered shortly after announcing he plans to change his will and give away his fortune.

Directed by Lewis D. Collins - With Donald Cook

Mr. Nobody(1936)

1h 30min
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

For some time, the police have been on the trail of a mysterious burglar who has evaded capture whilst executing one daring robbery after another. No one has any clue as to the identity of this elusive criminal and he has come to be known as Monsieur Personne.

Trouble for Two(1936)

1h 15min | Drama, Adventure
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A decadent prince unhappy over an impending arranged marriage, looking for a good time in London discovers the existence of a secret society called The Suicide Club, and so he seeks to become a member.

The Longest Night(1936)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Love with a clerk and a robbery by gangsters preoccupy a department store's new owner.

Directed by Errol Taggart - With Robert Young

Murder by Rope(1936)

1h 4min | Mystery
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Scotland Yard sends a handwriting expert to a country house full of people with guilty secrets in order to solve a murder.

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