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1920s Mystery Movies

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The Cat and the Canary(1927)

| 1h 48min | Horror, Comedy, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

Rich old Cyrus West's relatives are waiting for him to die so they can inherit. But he stipulates that his will be read 20 years after his death. On the appointed day his expectant heirs arrive at his brooding mansion. The will is read and it turns out that Annabelle West, the only heir with his name left, inherits, if she is deemed sane. If she isn't, the money and some diamonds go to someone else, whose name is in a sealed envelope. Before he can reveal the identity of her successor to Annabelle, Mr. Crosby, the lawyer, disappears. The first in a series of mysterious events, some of which point to Annabelle in fact being unstable.

The Haunted Castle(1921)

1h 21min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 16 votes)

The sinister Count Oetsch scandalizes the aristocratic social gathering at Castle Vogelod as he announces his intention to "crash" the festivities. Baroness Safferstätt is expected shortly, and the guests are well-aware of the rumors that Count Oetsch murdered the baroness' late husband. Oetsch refuses to leave, vowing that he will reveal the identity of the real killer. Before the weekend is through, the Count and Baroness will reveal secrets too shocking to be believed!

The Bat(1926)

| 1h 26min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer.

London After Midnight(1927)

1h 9min | Horror, Drama
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

The abandoned Balfour House, which former owner was found dead five years earlier, comes back to life with the arrival of two suspicious sinister-looking tenants. (This movie was lost in 1965 during a fire.)

The Man From Beyond(1922)

2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

The Arctic, 1922. After being buried under the ice for a hundred years, Howard Hillary is thawed and revived. When he meets Felice Strange, he recognizes in her the same woman he once loved deeply. But is it really her?

The Sign of Four(1923)

1h 23min
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The final feature in the Eille Norwood Holmes series.

Directed by Maurice Elvey - With Eille Norwood, Isobel Elsom, Arthur Cullin

At the Villa Rose(1920)

1h 17min | Crime, Drama

Inspector Hanaud is asked to investigate a murder in which a young woman is accused of killing her wealthy employer in a Riviera mansion and then running away. She is innocent, but the villain is able to make her seem guilty. Hanaud uncovers the truth, that the murder was the result of a jewel robbery gone wrong.

Directed by Maurice Elvey - With Norman Page

Burnt Fingers(1927)

Burnt Fingers (1927)

Directed by Maurice S. Campbell

The Black Diamond(1922)

- No description / details available yet. -

Bulldog Drummond(1922)

A captain saves a kidnapped magnate from a nursing home run by foreign agents.

The Acquittal(1923)

1h 10min | Mystery

When a wealthy man is found murdered in his bedroom, one of his two adopted sons is arrested and charged with the killing. However, the verdict at his trial is an acquittal. Since the police don't seem to be particularly interested in finding the real killer, the dead man's daughter-in-law--the wife of the adopted son who wasn't charged--takes it upon herself to solve the crime.

The Case of Lady Camber(1920)

Lord Camber comes under suspicion of murdering his wife, an ex-chorus girl.

Directed by Walter West - With Violet Hopson
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The Lost Express(1925)

48min | Mystery

Kidnapping and marital reconciliation drive this action film set on a millionaire's private train.

Directed by J. P. McGowan

Easy Pickings(1927)

1h | Mystery

Simeon Van Horne is poisoned by Stewart, his lawyer, who hopes to get a part of the estate to be divided between young Peter Van Horne and Dolores, Peter's cousin. Knowing that Dolores is dead, Stewart, who catches Mary Ryan burglarizing the Van Horne home, induces her to pose as Dolores.

Das Parfüm der Mrs. Worrington(1925)

1h 15min | Mystery

- No description / details available yet. -

Bulldog Drummond's Third Round(1925)

Merchants hire a foreign criminal to kidnap a scientist for the secret of manufacturing diamonds.

The Haunted House(1928)

1h 10min | Horror, Comedy, Drama

Four heirs to a family fortune are summoned to appear at the family estate for the reading of the will, where they meet the estate's staff, which includes a nurse, a crazed doctor, and a sinister handyman.

Directed by Benjamin Christensen - With Larry Kent

The Man from Headquarters(1928)

A brilliant detective is trying to break up a notorious crime ring, using part of an intercepted message. While investigating, he meets a beautiful and mysterious countess.

Directed by Duke Worne

Freedom of the Press(1928)

1h 2min | Mystery, Crime

When a newspaper owner is murdered, his son takes over his crusade against a corrupt politician with criminal associations.

Directed by George Melford

The Lone Wolf Returns(1926)

1h 10min | Adventure, Mystery

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Ralph Ince

The Chinese Parrot(1927)

1h 10min | Mystery, Crime

The plot is motivated by a pearl necklace, which has caused the death and/or ruination of all its owners. The second screen appearance of detective Charlie Chan.

The Black Pearl(1928)

58min | Mystery

A pearl stolen from an Indian idol results in nothing but trouble for its owner. After he receives death threats by note pinned to a dagger, he decides to gather his relatives in his old mansion for a reading of his will. Unfortunately, the family members are being mysteriously bumped off one by one. The butler and an heiress set out to discover what's going on.

Directed by Scott Pembroke


1h | Mystery

Robert Castleback is in possession of secret papers which could bring a certain prince to power under conditions which would make Castleback a ruling force in Europe. Master crook Arsene Lupin becomes aware of Castleback's bid for power and, in the interests of France, begins a search for the plans.

The Golden Web(1926)

After it has been sold to a new owner,a shyster and killer has stolen the property deed to a valuable mine and is using it for blackmail purposes. The former owner of the mine is framed for a murder, and his daughter and the new owner work to save him from the gallows.

One Hour Before Dawn(1920)


- No description / details available yet. -

The Other Person(1921)

1h 14min | Mystery, Crime, Fantasy, Horror

A séance proves a ghost compelled a spiritualist to kill his rich father.

Directed by Maurits Binger - With Adelqui Migliar, Arthur Pusey, Ivo Dawson, Naura Hayden, Arthur Walcott

The Girl in the Web(1920)

A woman decides to take money from her wealthy mother to pay her gambling debts, but discovers that the contents of her mother's safe has already been stolen.

Directed by Robert Thornby

The Passing of Mr. Quin(1928)

1h 40min | Mystery

- No description / details available yet. -

The Mystery Club(1926)

1h 10min | Mystery

The Mystery Club, an organization of millionaires, draws up an agreement at the instigation of Cranahan, wagering that crimes can be committed without detection by the police; Inspector Burke serves as arbiter. A forfeiture of $25,000 is set, and the members draw secret lots to decide who is to be the criminal. When Burke himself is reported murdered, the members agree to cancel the agreement but cannot find the document.

Directed by Herbert Blaché

The 13th Juror(1927)


- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Edward Laemmle
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