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1930s Mystery Movies

Public list by WPS with 303 movies or TV shows/series

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The Thin Man(1934)

NR
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 117 votes)

A husband and wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.

The Man Who Knew Too Much(1934)

1h 16min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 100 votes)

While vacationing in St. Moritz, a British couple receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their young daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

The Hound of the Baskervilles(1939)

NR
| 1h 20min | Mystery, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 55 votes)

On his uncle's death Sir Henry Baskerville returns from Canada to take charge of his ancestral hall on the desolate moors of Devonshire, and finds that Sherlock Holmes is there to investigate the local belief that his uncle was killed by a monster hound that has roamed the moors since 1650, and is likely to strike again at Sir Henry.

Murders in the Rue Morgue(1932)

3.1/5 (with 24 votes)

In 19th Century Paris, the maniacal Dr. Mirakle abducts young women and injects them with ape blood in an attempt to prove ape-human kinship. He constantly meets failure as the abducted women die. Medical student Pierre Dupin discovers what Mirakle is doing too late to prevent the abduction of his girlfriend Camille. Now he desperately tries to enlist the help of the police to get her back.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes(1939)

1h 25min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 39 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)

3.8/5 (with 26 votes)

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

Charlie Chan in Paris(1935)

1h 12min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Charlie's visit to Paris, ostensibly a vacation, is really a mission to investigate a bond-forgery racket. But his agent, apache dancer Nardi is killed before she can tell him much. The case, complicated by a false murder accusation for banker's daughter Yvette, climaxes with a strange journey through the Paris sewers.

Death on the Diamond(1934)

1h 11min | Mystery, Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Pop Clark is about to lose his baseball team, unless they can win the pennant so he can pay off debts. He hires ace player Larry Kelly to ensure the victory. As well as rival teams, mobsters are trying to prevent the wins, and as the pennant race nears the end, Pop's star players begin to be killed, on and off the field. Can Larry romance Pop's daughter, win enough games, and still have time to stop a murderer before he strikes more than three times?

The Mysterious Mr. Wong(1934)

1h 3min | Mystery, Thriller
2.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Bela Lugosi stars as Mr. Wong, a "harmless" Chinatown shopkeeper by day and relentless blood-thirsty pursuer of the Twelve Coins of Confucius by night. With possession of the coins, Mr. Wong will be supreme ruler of the Chinese province of Keelat, and his evil destiny will be fulfilled. A killing spree follows in dark and dangerous Chinatown as Wong gets control of 11 of the 12 coins. Reporter Jason Barton Wallace Ford and his girl Peg are hot on his trail, but soon find themselves in serious trouble when they stumble onto Wong's headquarters.

The Death Kiss(1932)

1h 15min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
2.3/5 (with 7 votes)

When a movie actor is shot and killed during production, the true feelings about the actor begin to surface. As the studio heads worry about negative publicity, one of the writers tags along as the killing is investigated and clues begin to surface.

Secret of the Blue Room(1933)

1h 6min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

According to a legend, the mansion's "blue room" is cursed -- everyone who has ever spent the night in that room has met with an untimely end. The three suitors of the heroine wager that each can survive a night in the forbidding blue room.

The Maltese Falcon(1931)

NR
| 1h 20min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.

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The Drums of Jeopardy(1931)

1h 15min | Horror, Drama
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

A mad doctor is determined to take revenge on the family he believes is responsible for his daughter's death.

Directed by George B. Seitz - With Warner Oland

Charlie Chan at the Olympics(1937)

1h 11min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 7 votes)

Get ready for a Gold Medal murder mystery! This "tense, thrilling mystery" ('California Congress of Parents and Teachers') pits Charlie Chan against international spies who are using the Berlin Olympic games as the perfect cover...for cold-blooded murder!

L'alibi(1937)

1h 24min | Mystery
3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

Paris, 1937. Winckler kills his enemy Gordon, a Chicago mobster, from the stage of a Parisian music hall, where he performs telepathy. He pays another artist, Helene, so that she tells the police they've spent the night together, which doesn't fool Callas, the police officer who investigates the murder. He hires one of his fellow officers in order to seduce Helene.

Directed by Pierre Chenal - With Albert Brouett, Albert Préjean, Erich von Stroheim, Fernand Flament, Florence Marly, Foun-Sen, ...

Mysterious Mr. Moto(1938)

2.8/5 (with 6 votes)

The Japanese detective (Peter Lorre) rounds up a league of assassins for Scotland Yard.

Charlie Chan in London(1934)

1h 19min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 9 votes)

After receiving congratulations from the Home Secretary for solving his most recent case, Charlie is sought out by Pamela Gray, a beautiful but desperate young socialite whose brother Paul awaits execution for the murder of a weapons inventor. She is so convinced of his innocence that she becomes distraught when she overhears Neil Howard, her brother's lawyer and her fiancee, confide to the detective his belief in his client's guilt. Angered at this disclosure, she returns his ring and breaks off the engagement. Although the execution will take place in 65 hours, Charlie pledges to expose the murderer. All potential suspects are reassembled in the country mansion of family friend Geoffrey Richmond, where the murder took place, as Charlie tries to expose the real murderer before time runs out.

The Casino Murder Case(1935)

1h 22min | Drama, Action, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

When Philo Vance receives a note that harm will befall Lynn at the casino that night, he takes the threat seriously while the DA dismisses it. At the casino owned by Uncle Kinkaid, Lynn is indeed poisoned under the watchful eye of Philo. However, he recovers, but the same cannot be said for Lynn's wife Virginia, who is at the family home. Only a family member could have poisoned Lynn and Virginia and everyone has their dark motives. Philo will follow the clues and find the perpetrator.

Charlie Chan in Shanghai(1935)

1h 11min | Mystery
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring.

One Frightened Night(1935)

3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only granddaughter, decides to divide his estate among a group of people less close to him: his niece and nephew, his attorney, his doctor, and his housekeeper. But complications and murder arise when two different women turn up, claiming to be the granddaughter.

The Patient in Room 18(1938)

57min | Horror, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Choreographer Bobby Connolly and prolific screenwriter Crane Wilbur teamed up on the direction of Warner Bros.' The Patient in Room 18. Patric Knowles delivers a delightfully comic performance as Lance, an outwardly normal young man obsessed with detective stories. When his obsession threatens to lapse over into lunacy, Lance is sent to the hospital for a nice long rest. It isn't long before he gets mixed up in a genuine murder mystery, using his second-hand knowhow to solve the case. Up-and-coming Ann Sheridan is quite amusing as Lance's nurse and confidante, while the murderer is played by a fellow who is usually cast as the murder victim.

The Case of the Curious Bride(1935)

1h 20min | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

After giving the District Attorney another stinging defeat, Perry plans to take a vacation in China. That is, he was, until Rhoda, his old flame, meets him at a restaurant. It seems that her husband Moxley, who had been allegedly dead for four years, is alive and demanding money as she has married into wealth. The case escalates when the police find the body of Moxley and charge her with the murder.

Charlie Chan's Secret(1936)

1h 12min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 7 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.

Girl Missing(1933)

1h 9min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Golddiggers Kay and June are left stranded in Palm Beach after their latest catch skips without paying the girls' hotel bill. They're also steamed because their rival Daisy has just nailed a handsome heir to a fortune. When Daisy vanishes on her wedding night her husband offers a $25,000 reward. Anxious to land that bankroll, Kay and June turn detective to find Daisy and also to solve a murder that happened at the scene of her disappearance.

Directed by Robert Florey - With Glenda Farrell

Charlie Chan in Egypt(1935)

1h 13min | Mystery
3.7/5 (with 9 votes)

While investigating the theft of antiquities from an ancient tomb excavation , Charlie discovers that the body of the expedition's leader concealed inside the mummy's wrappings.

The Kiss Before the Mirror(1933)

1h 7min | Mystery
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

When a famous doctor kills his adulterous wife, he is defended by his best friend, an attorney who suspects that his own wife is having an affair.

Murder in the Private Car(1934)

2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Ruth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed.

The Case of the Howling Dog(1934)

1h 14min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
3.7/5 (with 4 votes)

A very nervous man named Cartwright comes into Perry's office to have the neighbor arrested for his howling dog. He states that the howling is a sign that there is a death in the neighborhood. He also wants a will written giving his estate to the lady living at the neighbors house. It is all very mysterious and by the next day, his will is changed and Cartwright is missing, as is the lady of the house next door. Perry has a will and a retainer and must find out whether he has a client or a beneficiary.

Charlie Chan at the Race Track(1936)

3.7/5 (with 7 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.

Charlie Chan at the Circus(1936)

3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

While visiting the circus with his family, Charlie is recruited by the big top's co-owner to investigate threatening letters that he's received.

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