1910s Mystery Movies

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The Green Cloak(1915)


Future Pulitzer Prize winner Owen Davis was one of the scenarists for this Kleine-Edison production. ene Fenwick stars as Ruth McAllister, one of two sisters currently being victimized by a phony hypnotist named Wilkins (Richie Ling). A murder is committed, and all evidence points to Ruth as the guilty party.

Directed by Walter Edwin - With Irene Fenwick

The Circular Staircase(1915)

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The Eye of God(1916)

50min | Drama

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The Million Dollar Mystery(1914)

11h 30min | Adventure, Mystery

This twenty-three episode serial told the story of a secret society called The Black Hundred and its attempts to gain control of a lost million dollars.

Seven Keys to Baldpate(1917)

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

A writer bets a friend that he can write a 10,000-word novel in 24 hours. The friends takes the bet, and gives him the keys to his Baldpate Inn, which has been closed for the winter, so he can write in complete seclusion. Things start heating up, though, when a succession of people who also have keys to the inn begin showing up.

Directed by Hugh Ford - With Anna Q. Nilsson

The Iced Bullet(1917)

50min | Comedy, Mystery

A "scientific detective" story about the attempted murder of a wealthy New Yorker in his mountain lodge is framed with a satire of Hollywood as the writer of the story comically tries to get the script read and accepted by a studio.

Directed by Reginald Barker

The Woman Under Oath(1919)

1h 15min | Mystery, Drama

After a forward introduces the question of whether women are temperamentally suited for jury duty, Jim O'Neil, a young shipping clerk, is found holding a revolver over his dead employer, Edward Knox. The celebrated novelist Grace Norton, selected to be on the jury at Jim's trial, becomes the first woman juror in New York.

Directed by John M. Stahl - With Florence Reed

The Doctor and the Woman(1918)

1h | Drama

The mysterious "K" takes a humble job and falls in love with his landlady's daughter, Sidney Page. Sidney discourages her boyish admirer, Joe Drummond, and seeks training as a nurse. Infatuated with the head surgeon, Dr. Max Wilson, she accepts his proposal, which infuriates nurse Carlotta, who also loves Max. Carlotta lures Max to a roadhouse, where Joe, mistaking her for Sidney, shoots Max. K appears and, assuming his true identity as the famous Dr. Edwards, saves Max's life by performing his "Edwards operation.".

Hearts or Diamonds?(1918)

50min | Mystery, Crime

Wealthy diamond collector Larry Hanrahan is given the opportunity to assist the beautiful, jewel-bedecked woman he admires in a Broadway café when she and her guardian are attacked by robbers. Larry is invited to visit the grateful pair, Col. Paul Gascoyne and his ward Adrienne, at the colonel's laboratory, where he is introduced to Wintermute, a chemist who produces imitation diamonds. In return, Larry asks them to view his priceless diamond collection. Although he has fallen in love with Adrienne, Larry is forced to believe that she is a thief when he is robbed by a woman wearing Adrienne's scarf. Larry finds his jewels in Gascoyne's house, but before he can escape, a group of thugs overpowers him. Adrienne assists him in contacting the police, who arrive in time to capture Gascoyne and his gang. Badly wounded, the colonel confesses that Adrienne has been his innocent dupe, whereupon Larry happily takes her to his heart.

Directed by Henry King - With William Russell, Carl Stockdale, Charlotte Burton, Sir Howard Davies, Robert Klein

The Eyes of Mystery(1918)

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A Study in Scarlet(1914)

20min | Mystery

This is the first of the Sherlock Holmes' stories by the famous English author. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes and his friend, Dr. Watson, receives an invitation from Mr. Gregson, of Scotland Yard, to assist in unraveling a murder mystery. Holmes makes a careful study of the case and as a result of his ingenious deductions rounds up the murderer, one Jefferson Hope, a cabman. The man confesses his guilt and tells his life story and of the vengeance of the many wrongs he has suffered at the hands of the dead man in the years gone by. Before the case comes to trial the prisoner dies from heart failure. This is another victory for Holmes and his wonderful deductive methods, as the officers of Scotland Yard had all but fastened the guilt upon another and an innocent person.

The House of Fear(1915)

On the advice of his friend Pendleton, Ashton Kirk, a scholar and amateur detective, pays a visit to a house whose occupants, Charles Cramp and his sister Grace, complain of strange happenings involving Mexicans. Discussions with Ashton's agent in Mexico reveal that Cramp's father was once an engraver, who, in desperate need of cash, had agreed to supply Alva, a notorious thief, with forged currency plates. After a change of heart, Cramp refused to deliver the plates to Alva, and now Cramp's aunt, Miss Hohenlo, has come to her brother's home to find them herself. The clever Ashton realizes that the Mexicans are cohorts of Alva's and eventually uncovers an elaborate signalling and tunnel system used by Miss Hohenlo and Alva to locate the missing plates. Deciphering a message announcing the time and place of the arrival of the Mexicans, Ashton and his aides hide themselves in the house cellar, capture the thieves and destroy the plates.

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The Bride's Silence(1917)

50min | Mystery

Clutching a dagger, a woman enters a room through velvet portiers and murders Nathan, scion of a distinguished family.

Das unheimliche Haus(1916)

40min | Mystery

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Directed by Richard Oswald

Midnight Madness(1918)


In the act of robbing a set of rare jewels from a museum, a robber is wounded in the hand. Prentice Tiller, while dressing a wound in his hand, overhears the woman in the next hotel room, Gertrude Temple, telephoning Aaron Molitor, to whom she is to deliver some jewels. Posing as Molitor, Prentice calls on Gertrude but disappears when Molitor, who also has been wounded in the hand, suddenly arrives. Molitor's men capture Prentice, who narrowly escapes death in the ruins of an old church and then continues to track Molitor.

The Black Sheep of the Family(1916)

50min | Drama

Although Kenneth Carmont and Esther Saunders, criminal Bert Saunders' sister, love each other, Esther marries detective Elwood Collins, who agrees to stop pursuing Bert if she accepts his proposal. One night, Kenneth and Esther hide Bert, who has escaped from the police. The same night, Kenneth's father is murdered. The evidence implicates Kenneth, who cannot supply his whereabouts at the time of the crime, as that would give away Bert. Esther cannot clear Kenneth for the same reason, and because it would let her husband know that she was with her former sweetheart.

Directed by Jay Hunt

The Man Inside(1916)

50min | Mystery

Years after Barry Thornton disappears from Panama while under suspicion of stealing American defense plans for the canal, his daughter Eleanor, now the ward of Barry's twin brother Dana, is still obsessed with the mystery. Senator Carew informs her that he has solved it, but he is murdered before he can give her the details.

Directed by John G. Adolfi

Monsieur Lecoq(1914)

31min | Mystery

Adaptation of the Émile Gaboriau novel.

The Hound of the Baskervilles(1914)

1h 5min | Mystery, Crime
1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In this early version the classic "Hound of the Baskervilles" mystery is faithfully adapted, although Watson's character is absent. Holmes' foe is called Stapleton and he menaces Holmes' client Lord Henry and his fiancée, Laura Lyons.

The Mysteries of Myra(1916)

5h 10min | Horror, Mystery

Myra Maynard's family is cursed by the devil-worshipping Black Order and she is marked for death by black magic on the eve of her eighteenth birthday. Dr. Payson Alden, the movies' first psychic detective, uses science to try and defeat the cult's evil spells, and is assisted by his friend Haji, a Hindu mystic. During the course of the 15 episodes of the serial, the clairvoyant Myra is assaulted by, among other supernatural menaces, astral demons, a fire elemental, even a "thought monster" brought to life by the malicious will of fifteen men, Levitation, crystal balls, automatic writing, mediums, witchcraft, a golden idol come to life, and many more bizarre elements which made movie history also figure into the story to make this a truly fascinating series that you will not want to miss. (

The Lincoln Highwayman(1919)

Marian Calvert becomes infatuated with the infamous Lincoln Highwayman ....

Directed by Emmett J. Flynn

The Secret of the Lighthouse(1916)

1h 4min | Crime, Drama

Young poacher Hendrik van Norden has seriously wounded a game-keeper, who has not recognized him. There was, however, one witness: captain Van Oort, but he promises to keep silent. Five years later Hendrik has become a lighthouse-keeper and is courting Annie. Van Oort is also trying to win Annie's affections, and in his jealousy he decides to remind Hendrik of what he knows about his past...

The Secret of the American Docks(1919)

1h 8min | Mystery
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

James Mistoll, one of the owners of a factory, and working on a process to turn copper ore into radium, falls from a window on the fourth floor and dies; This was no accident, but a murder. A detective sends his assistant, Barnes, to investigate and soon the number of suspects from within the company multiplies.

The Master Mystery(1918)

3h 58min | Action, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

In this action-packed serial, government agent Quentin Locke infiltrates a corrupt patents company, only to run into the gleaming terror of its robot protector, the Automaton. In order to save the beautiful Eva Brent and find a cure for the dreaded Madagascar Madness, Locke suffers an inhuman array of tortures and physical restraints. He is chained, tied with barbed wire, padlocked in a crate and thrown in the water, tied beneath a descending elevator, strapped to an electric chair, and bound in an elaborate Oriental torture chamber.

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