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1939 Mystery Movies

Public list by WPS with 26 movies or TV shows/series

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes(1939)

NR
| 1h 25min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 58 votes)

Having once again avoided criminal conviction, Professor Moriarity develops a murderous plan to “finish off” his last major nemesis, Sherlock Holmes, by making him fail to prevent the perfect crime. Does it involve a family curse, the crown jewels of England, or something else….

Another Thin Man(1939)

NR
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 45 votes)

Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.

Slightly Honorable(1939)

1h 25min | Comedy, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.

Mr. Moto in Danger Island(1939)

NR
| 1h 4min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Action
3.5/5 (with 7 votes)

In Puerto Rico to investigate a glut of contraband diamonds that are flooding the world's jewel market, Mr. Moto and his sidekick, a wrestler, find themselves involved in murders by thrown daggers, the frame-up of an overstressed Army colonel, and a pirate gang led by an unknown boss who has inside knowledge of the ensuing investigation.

Mr. Moto's Last Warning(1939)

2.9/5 (with 12 votes)

A Japanese man claiming to be Mr. Moto, of the International Police, is abducted and murdered soon after disembarking from a ship at Port Said in Egypt. The real Mr. Moto is already in Port Said, investigating a conspiracy against the British and French governments.

Mystery of the White Room(1939)

A doctor and nurse solve an operating-room murder.

Directed by Otis Garrett

The Mystery of Mr. Wong(1939)

NR
| 1h 8min | Mystery, Thriller, Crime
3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Detective James Lee Wong must find the "Eye of the Daughter of the Moon," a priceless but cursed sapphire stolen in China and smuggled to America. His search takes him into the heart of Chinatown and to the dreaded "House of Hate" to find the deadly gem before it can kill again.

Miracles for Sale(1939)

NR
| 1h 11min | Crime, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

A maker of illusions for magicians protects an ingenue likely to be murdered.

Mr. Wong in Chinatown(1939)

NR
| 1h 11min | Mystery, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

A pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl "Captain J" on a sheet of paper. She proves to be Princess Lin Hwa, on a secret military mission for Chinese forces fighting the Japanese invasion. Mr. Wong finds two captains with the intial J in the case, neither being quite what he seems; there's fog on the waterfront and someone still has that poison-dart gun...

The Invisible Killer(1939)

1h 3min | Mystery
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Reporter Sue Walker has too much inside information on the local gambling rackets to suit her sweetheart, Detective Lieutenant Jerry Brown, chief of the police Homicide Squad. When the call comes in that there has been a killing at Lefty Ross' place, a notorious gambling joint, Jerry is peeved when Sue beats him there. He discovers that gambler Jimmy Clark was killed as he answered a telephone call, and his body is riddled with bullets but Jerry can't find any weapon. Sue is amazed to see Gloria Cunningham there. Gloria's father is one of the town's leading reformers and she is engaged to District Attorney Richard Sutton. Ross decides to give Sutton all the information he needs and makes an appointment to go to Sutton's home. Once there, Ross is called to the telephone before he can give any information, and is killed in the same mysterious manner as Jimmy Clark.

The Mysterious Miss X(1939)

NR
| 1h 5min | Mystery
3.6/5 (with 1 vote)

After being mistaken for Scotland Yard detectives, two vaudevillians (Michael Whalen, Chick Chandler) try to solve a murder in a Midwestern town.

Directed by Gus Meins - With Michael Whalen

Inside Information(1939)

NR
| 1h 2min | Action, Crime

A rookie cop and his girlfriend's uncle, a police captain, disagree on the methods that should be used to catch criminals.

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Island of Lost Men(1939)

NR
| 1h 8min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A Chinese general's daughter (Anna May Wong) tracks her father to a slave-labor tyrant's (J. Carrol Naish) jungle empire.

The House of Fear(1939)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A detective goes undercover as a producer to investigate an actor's murder, which occurred during the performance of a play...

The Witness Vanishes(1939)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

In this mystery, a newspaper executive and three of his colleagues conspire to have the owner of the highly-respected London Sun committed to an insane asylum. The hapless publisher manages to escape. Soon after, the four collaborators begin dying one-by-one. Oddly their obituaries appear in a rival publication before they are actually killed.

Directed by Otis Garrett

Big Town Czar(1939)

NR
| 1h 6min | Mystery

When gangster Phil Daley gets rid of his chief Paul Burgess he has everything that money can buy, except the respect of his parents and his sweetheart Susan Warren. His younger brother Danny quits college and forces Phil to make him part of the gang. The overly-ambitious Danny fixes a prize-fight on which rival gang-leader Mike Luger loses heavily and, thinking that Phil has double-crossed him, sends gunmen out to kill Phil. They kill Danny instead and the frightened Phil flees to a country hideout. His chief lieutenant, Sid Travis, sets a trap for Phil when he returns.

The Arsenal Stadium Mystery(1939)

1h 24min | Crime
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

During a charity football match between Arsenal and touring amateur side Trojans, the Trojan's new star player collapses and dies. Inspector Slade of Scotland Yard is called in and declares it was murder. It takes all his ingenuity and another death before the motive is discovered and the killer revealed.

Directed by Thorold Dickinson - With Leslie Banks, Greta Gynt, Anthony Bushell, Esmond Knight, George Allison, Richard Norris, ...

Grand Jury Secrets(1939)

A newspaper reporter gets involved with shady stock promoters when he listens in on a jury room session.

Directed by James P. Hogan - With John Howard

Midnight Shadow(1939)

54min | Mystery
1.8/5 (with 1 vote)

A confidence man pretending to be a mentalist swindles a family.

Directed by George Randol

I Killed the Count(1939)

1h 9min | Comedy, Mystery

Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Davidson is trying to determine who murdered the much-hated Count Matton. The dilemma isn't that the Detective is suffering from a lack of witnesses but that four different people have come forth to confess to the killing, each of them with plenty of motive and opportunity.

Directed by Frederic Zelnik - With Ben Lyon

La tradition de minuit(1939)

1h 42min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Five people are gathered in a cafe because of a phone call they have all received. The plot thickens when they discover a dead body in a bedroom upstairs.The five people all become suspects.

The Last Warning(1938)

NR
| 1h 3min | Mystery

In their third and last teaming, Bill Crane and Doc Williams visit a country estate to investigate threatening letters from the mysterious 'Eye.'.

Directed by Albert S. Rogell

The Property of the Absent(1939)

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

A young lady is employed by a millionaire. She is kidnapped instead of the rich woman by a gang, on behalf of people who were interested in the rich woman's disappearance. She is brought to a special hotel, where the guests are people who are imprisoned because their families wanted to get rid of them. The rich woman is finally able to convince a police officer to investigate the strange vanishing. A prisoner goes mad and sets fire to the prison, which could not have been detected otherwise, freeing the disappeared at last.

Death of a Champion(1939)

1h 8min | Mystery

Oliver Quade is a pitchman who follows state fairs that feature dog shows---which limits his territory more than a little---at which he sells encyclopedias...and does it well as he possesses a photographic memory that amazes the rubes. The Champion, in the title, is a Great Dane who has won the title at the Rubeville State Fair, and it isn't long before the Champion turns up dead, which is because somebody---motive unknown at the moment---has killed the Champion. This is repeated at other shows along the way and Quade's bright young assistant, "Small Fry", fancies himself as an amateur detective, and starts nosing around into the mystery and drags Quade along with him.

Directed by Robert Florey

The Five-Forty(1939)

1h 25min
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Set in Paris (which looks more like Budapest), the story concerns a murder investigation conducted by one Judge Henri Tessier. The audience is led to believe that Robert Petrovich, estranged husband of Tessier's sweetheart Marion, is responsible for the murder.

Directed by André de Toth

The Mind of Mr. Reeder(1940)

1h 17min | Mystery

Mr. Reeder, a somewhat eccentric old gentleman employed by the Director of Public Prosecutions, gets it into his head to break up a counterfeiting ring.

Directed by Jack Raymond - With Will Fyffe
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