Best Mystery Movies of 1917


Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman

6.5/10 IMDB

AJ Raffles, a handsome jewel thief masquerades as a gentleman of society fitting in with well-to-do people. He dons a mask and waits for an opportune moment to steal belongings, usually some jewelry and to take advantage of unsuspecting women whether at an estate or aboard a passenger ship. Raffles knows secret passageways to aid his escape from capture such as disappearing into a large grandfather clock that is really a secret doorway. He even eludes capture by jumping off a ship and swimming to shore while women passengers fire pistols at him.

Starring: John Barrymore, Evelyn Brent, Frank Morgan, Christine Mayo, Kathryn Adams ..
Directed by: George Irving
Release date: 1917-12-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1917 : The Devil-Stone

The Devil-Stone

7.4/10 IMDB

Fishermaid Marcia Manot finds an emerald which once belonged to a Norse queen and is cursed. Greedy American Silas Martin marries her, then sets her up for divorce. She kills him and weds his business manager Sterling, but a detective learns about Silas' death.

Starring: Geraldine Farrar, Wallace Reid, Hobart Bosworth, Tully Marshall, James Neill, Mabel Van Buren, Lillian Leighton, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Horace B. Carpenter, Ernest Joy ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1917-12-16

The Bride's Silence

0.0/10 IMDB

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

Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1917-09-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1917 : The Mysterious Mr. Tiller

The Mysterious Mr. Tiller

0.0/10 IMDB

Police headquarters has been plagued by a series of robberies, culminating in the theft of a priceless necklace smuggled from Europe. The detectives are on the track of a gang led by master thief Ramon Mordant and his accomplice known as "the Face" because of his twisted and hideous countenance.

Starring: Ruth Clifford, Rupert Julian, Frank Brownlee, Wedgwood Nowell, Harry L. Rattenberry, E. Alyn Warren, Lloyd Whitlock, William Higby ..
Directed by: Rupert Julian
Release date: 1917-09-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1917 : The Iced Bullet

The Iced Bullet

0.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: William Desmond, Robert McKim, J. Barney Sherry, Margaret Thompson, Joseph J. Dowling, Jerome Storm, Louis Durham, J. Frank Burke, Reginald Barker, C. Gardner Sullivan ..
Directed by: Reginald Barker
Release date: 1917-01-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1917 : The Winged Mystery

The Winged Mystery

0.0/10 IMDB

Louis and August Siever, the twins sons of a German father and American mother, are traveling in Europe when war breaks out. August joins the Kaiser's army, but Louis, a supporter of the United States, is practically made a prisoner in Berlin for a year while he tries to prove his American citizenship. After a violent confrontation with Louis, August steals his brother's passport and leaves for New York with Gerda Anderson, a German spy.

Starring: Franklyn Farnum, Claire Du Brey, Rosemary Theby, Charles Hill Mailes, Sam De Grasse ..
Directed by: Joseph De Grasse
Release date: 1917-11-26

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