Best Mystery Movies of 1916

1.

The Mystery of the Leaping Fish

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his time into periods of "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drinks". In fact, he overcomes every situation with drugs: consuming cocaine to increase his energy or injecting it in his opponents to incapacitate them. To help the police, he tracks down a contraband of opium (which he eagerly tastes) transported within "leaping fishes", saving a "fish-blower" girl from blackmail along the way.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Bessie Love, Allan Sears, Tom Wilson, George Hall, William Lowery, Joe Murphy, Alma Rubens, Charles Stevens, B.F. Zeidman ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne, John Emerson
Release date: 1916-06-11
Best Mystery Movies of 1916 : Sherlock Holmes
2.

Sherlock Holmes

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

When a couple of scammers hold young Alice Faulkner against her will to discover the whereabouts of letters whose dissemination could cause a scandal affecting the royal family, Sherlock Holmes decides to take over the case. (Considered lost, a copy was found in 2014, in the vaults of the Cinémathèque Française.)

Starring: William Gillette, Ernest Maupain, Marjorie Kay, Edward Fielding, Stewart Robbins, Hugh Thompson, Ludwig Kreiss, Mario Majeroni, William Postance, Chester Beery ..
Directed by: Arthur Berthelet
Release date: 1916-06-30
3.

The Mysteries of Myra

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

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. (mysteriesofmyra.com)

Starring: Jean Sothern, Howard Estabrook, Allan Murnane, M.W. Rale, Bessie Wharton, Leroy Baker ..
Directed by: Theodore Wharton, Leopold Wharton
Release date: 1916-04-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1916 : The Missing Links
4.

The Missing Links

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A 1916 film directed by Lloyd Ingraham.

Starring: Thomas Jefferson, Elmer Clifton, Robert Harron, Loyola O'Connor, William Higby, Elinor Stone, Norma Talmadge, Jack Brammall, Hal Wilson, Constance Talmadge ..
Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham
Release date: 1916-01-16
5.

The Crimson Stain Mystery

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

In attempting to develop a chemical which would make a person super-intelligent, Dr. Montrose fails and the subjects of his experiments metamorphose into hideous monsters who band together and prey on humans. With the police stymied, a young detective attempts to track down the leader of the group of killers, known only to have a small crimson stain in one eye.

Starring: Maurice Costello, Ethel Grandin, Thomas J. McGrane, Olga Olonova, William Cavanaugh, John MIlton, N.J. Thompson, Eugene Strong, Lorna Volare ..
Directed by: T. Hayes Hunter
Release date: 1916-08-21

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