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1946 Mystery Movies

Public list by WPS with 35 movies or TV shows/series

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The Spiral Staircase(1946)

NR
| 1h 23min | Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 97 votes)

On a stormy night, the mute servant to an ailing matriarch is stalked by a serial killer.

Terror by Night(1946)

NR
| 1h | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 47 votes)

Holmes and Watson board a passenger train bound from London to Edinburgh, to guard the Star of Rhodesia, an enormous diamond worth a fortune belonging to an elderly woman of wealth; but within the first hour of the trip, the woman's son is murdered and the diamond stolen and any of the passengers in their car could be the killer thief.

Dressed to Kill(1946)

NR
| 1h 12min | Crime
3.3/5 (with 43 votes)

A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes. When the innocent purchasers of the boxes start to be murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate.

She-Wolf of London(1946)

1h 1min | Horror, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 23 votes)

A young heiress finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park.

Nocturne(1946)

NR
| 1h 27min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
2.8/5 (with 10 votes)

In 1940s Los Angeles, when womanizing composer Keith Vincent is found dead, the inquest concludes it was a suicide but police detective Joe Warne isn't so sure.

Dark Alibi(1946)

NR
| 1h 1min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 9 votes)

After three men are convicted of bank robberies, Charlie becomes suspicious. After some investigation Charlie finds the men are innocent and that the fingerprint evidence used to convict them had been forged. Charlie then proceeds to find the true bank robbers.

Directed by Phil Karlson

Behind Green Lights(1946)

1h 4min | Crime, Drama
2.8/5 (with 9 votes)

An unscrupulous private investigator with a penchant for blackmail is found dead in a car and the leading suspect is Janet Bradley, the daughter of a mayoral candidate. With the election just weeks away, shady and ruthless individuals muscle the medical officer into switching the corpse with another body. Lieutenant Sam Carson, one of the few good apples in the bunch must find a way to get to the bottom of it all.

The Trap(1946)

NR
| 1h 2min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.

Gates of the Night(1946)

3.7/5 (with 14 votes)

Paris, during the winter after its Liberation: Jean Diego meets up with his friend Raymond Lecuyer again. A tramp predicts Jean will meet the most beautiful girl in the world, and that same evening Jean meets Malou. But he soon discovers that her brother Guy was the one that gave his friend Raymond away to the Gestapo...

Queen of Burlesque(1946)

NR
| 1h 10min | Drama, Music

Various performers and backstage crew come under suspicion when a dancer is found murdered at a burlesque theatre.

The Truth About Murder(1946)

1h 3min | Mystery
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A young attorney (Bonita Granville) is convinced a murder suspect is innocent in the killing of his wife.

Directed by Lew Landers - With Bonita Granville

Just Before Dawn(1946)

NR
| 1h 5min | Crime, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

In the 7th film of the "Crime Doctor" series based on the radio program, Dr. Robert Ordway is summoned to take attend a diabetic, and gives an injection of insulin taken from a bottle in the patient's pocket. The man dies and Ordway discovers that what he thought was insulin was really poison. Oops! Two other people are murdered before Ordway discovers who replaced the insulin with poison and what the motive was.

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So Dark the Night(1946)

NR
| 1h 11min | Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 12 votes)

Inspector Cassin, a renowned Paris detective, departs to the country for a much-needed break. There he falls in love with the innkeeper’s daughter, Nanette, who is already betrothed to a local farmer. On the evening of their engagement party, Nanette and the farmer both disappear. Cassin takes up the case immediately to discover what happened to them and who is responsible.

Directed by Joseph H. Lewis - With Steven Geray

The Falcon's Adventure(1946)

NR
| 1h 1min | Crime, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

A society sleuth rescues a kidnapped woman, then is framed for murder.

Directed by William Berke - With Tom Conway

The Madonna's Secret(1946)

NR
| 1h 16min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

This drama is an updated version of Ulmer's 1944 film Bluebeard. It is set in New York and follows the exploits of an eccentric Parisian painter who has come to New York to escape a controversy surrounding his work. The trouble stems when the model he has used in all his work is found floating dead in the Seine.

Directed by Wilhelm Thiele - With Francis Lederer

Shadows Over Chinatown(1946)

NR
| 1h 4min | Mystery, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

In San Francisco's Chinatown, Charlie helps two different people search for their missing relatives and uncovers a murder for insurance scheme.

Directed by Terry O. Morse - With Sidney Toler

One Does Not Die That Way(1946)

1h 35min | Crime, Drama

In the studio where the famous director Eric Von Berg reigns, Pierre Vanier, the male star of the film and the lover of Berg's muse, dies while rehearsing a scene. Over the course of a tangled investigation, the culprit is unmasked. This honest dresser is the adoptive mother of Vanier's wife, too unhappy with such a husband. The inspector, moved, concludes a suicide.

The Inner Circle(1946)

NR
| 57min | Thriller, Crime, Mystery
2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

A fresh-faced young detective gets set up, framed for murder, and alibied by a smart blonde.

Directed by Philip Ford - With Adele Mara

Flight to Nowhere(1946)

NR
| 1h 19min | Mystery
2.4/5 (with 4 votes)

A couple on board a plane find themselves mixed up in a plot to steal atomic secrets.

Directed by William Rowland - With Alan Curtis, Evelyn Ankers

Home Sweet Homicide(1946)

NR
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Mystery
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Mystery writer Marian Carstairs is hard at work trying to finish her latest novel. Her three children meanwhile are entertaining themselves by trying to solve a murder in their own neighborhood. In between gathering clues, the kids play matchmaker by trying to fix up their widowed mom with the handsome detective investigating the case.

Crime Doctor's Man Hunt(1946)

NR
| 1h 1min | Crime, Thriller
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A criminal psychologist investigates the murder of a veteran with amnesia.

The Missing Lady(1946)

1h
2.1/5 (with 3 votes)

While investigating the theft of a valuable jade statue known as "The Missing Lady" -- and the subsequent murder of an art dealer -- imperceptible sleuth Lamont Cranston aka the Shadow (Kane Richmond) finds himself being blamed for the crime. It doesn't help the Shadow's claims of innocence when more bodies begin piling up. Good thing he knows exactly who's guilty among an increasingly smaller group of suspects.

Directed by Phil Karlson - With Kane Richmond

The Catman of Paris(1946)

1h 5min | Horror, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

When author Charles Regnier (Carl Esmond) returns to Paris with a best-selling book that criticizes the government, he's tormented by frequent blackouts. After a mysterious cat-like creature slaughters people close to him, Charles is suspected of murder. Charles fears that he is the beast, but his paramour, Marie (Lenore Aubert), and best friend, Henry (Douglass Dumbrille), believe he's innocent ... until the creature begins to stalk Marie (from Netflix description).

Directed by Lesley Selander - With Carl Esmond

The French Key(1946)

NR
| 1h 4min | Crime, Mystery
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Private detective Johnny Fletcher and his sidekick Sam Cragg skip out on their rented room, but when they sneak back to retrieve their luggage, they discover a dead body on the bed, holding a gold coin in its hand. Fletcher is told by a coin collector that the piece is an old and valuable Spanish coin, but Fletcher soon begins to suspect that the man is himself involved in the murder. Fletcher's investigation leads to he and Sam getting caught up in a murder and gold smuggling scheme.

Directed by Walter Colmes - With Albert Dekker

The Walls Came Tumbling Down(1946)

NR
| 1h 22min | Crime, Mystery
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

A PI investigates a priest's murder.

Directed by Lothar Mendes - With Lee Bowman

The Red Dragon(1945)

NR
| 1h 4min | Mystery
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Chan is faced with suspects in a stolen atomic bomb formula case, that are being killed with bullets that are not fired from a gun.

Directed by Phil Rosen - With Sidney Toler, Benson Fong

The Secret of the Whistler(1946)

NR
| 1h 5min | Crime
3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

A deranged artist who may have murdered his wife is investigated by the Whistler.

The Runaround(1946)

1h 26min | Comedy, Mystery

Two private eyes compete to find an heiress and bring her back, unmarried, to New York.

Directed by Charles Lamont

The Unknown(1946)

1h 10min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

"The Unknown" was the final entry in Columbia’s I Love A Mystery series. A woman hires two detectives to keep her alive long enough to claim her inheritance.

Directed by Henry Levin - With Karen Morley

Murder in the Music Hall(1946)

NR
| 1h 24min | Crime, Music, Mystery
2.1/5 (with 2 votes)

An orchestra leader turns sleuth to clear his ice-skating girlfriend for murder.

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