Best Mystery Movies of 1919


A Sporting Chance

5.9/10 IMDB

John Stonehouse (William Russell) checks into a hotel, intending to commit suicide. But instead he winds up helping a girl, Gilberte Bonheur (Fritzi Brunette), out of a jam. He finds her bending over a man who she has apparently killed, and since he's about to kill himself anyway, he offers to assume the blame. Throw a valuable emerald into the works, and the fact that the dead man suddenly comes back to life, and Stonehouse -- not to mention the audience -- becomes thoroughly befuddled by it all. Everything clears up, however, when Gilberte gives him a theater ticket -- it turns out that everything he went through was the plot to a stage play, enacted in real life by the actors. The critics roasted the play, saying it wasn't true to life, and this was their proof that the situations really could happen. Gilberte retires from acting when Stonehouse proposes.

Starring: William Russell, Fritzi Brunette, George Periolat, J. Farrell MacDonald, Lee Hill, Harvey Clark, Perry Banks ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1919-06-28
Best Mystery Movies of 1919 : The Mystery of the Yellow Room

The Mystery of the Yellow Room

6.8/10 IMDB

The intrepid reporter and amateur sleuth Joseph Rouletabille becomes involved in the investigation of a hideous crime committed in a room painted yellow, whose door was locked from the inside…

Starring: William Walcott, Edmund Elton, George Cowl, Ethel Grey Terry, Lorin Baker, Jean Del Val, W. H. Burton, Henry S. Koser, Jean Ewing, William Morrison ..
Directed by: Émile Chautard
Release date: 1919-10-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1919 : The Trail of the Octopus

The Trail of the Octopus

7.0/10 IMDB

Carter Holmes, master criminologist, must help the oft-kidnapped Ruth Stanhope to find the 9 daggers that will unlock the secret of the cursed Devil's Trademark!

Starring: Ben F. Wilson, Neva Gerber, William Dyer, Howard Crampton, William A. Carroll, Marie Pavis, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Archer, C.M. Williams, John George ..
Directed by: Duke Worne
Release date: 1919-10-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1919 : The Woman Under Oath

The Woman Under Oath

6.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Florence Reed, Hugh Thompson, Gareth Hughes, David Powell, Florida Kingsley, Mildred Cheshire, May McAvoy, Harold Entwistle, Tom McGuire, Walter McEwen ..
Directed by: John M. Stahl
Release date: 1919-06-29

The Man Without a Face

5.6/10 IMDB

Without a job and no money to spend, Blanche Mery (Gina Manès) has to accept a job offered by Gunter (Édouard Mathé), a strange millionaire wearing the black mask.

Starring: René Cresté, Fernand Herrmann, Sylvia Lux, Édouard Mathé, Gina Manès ..
Directed by: Louis Feuillade
Release date: 1919-09-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1919 : Creaking Stairs

Creaking Stairs

5.0/10 IMDB

Dearie Lane refuses to marry Fred Millard, whom she loves, because of her previous affair with roué Mark Winfield. When she confesses, Fred forgives her, and they marry and live happily in a modest home until the owner, who turns out to be Winfield, comes to collect a delinquent payment and suddenly dies. Dearie, afraid that the absent Fred will misunderstand, hides the body with the help of a boarder and a cook until midnight when they carry it down the stairs to the countryside, but the creaking of the steps is heard by Fred.

Starring: Mary MacLaren, Herbert Prior, Jack Mulhall, Clarissa Selwynne, Lucretia Harris ..
Directed by: Rupert Julian
Release date: 1919-02-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1919 : His Wife's Friend

His Wife's Friend

0.0/10 IMDB

Unhappily married to Sir Robert Grimwood, an older man whose only passion is chess, Lady Marion finds solace in the arrival of her old suitor, John Heritage.

Starring: Dorothy Dalton, Warren Cook, Henry Mortimer, Richard Neill, Paul Cazeneuve, Tom Cameron, S. Barrett, William A. Williams ..
Directed by: Joseph De Grasse
Release date: 1919-12-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1919 : 12.10


0.0/10 IMDB

Louis Fernando fails to sell a patent upon which he has spent the better part of his life and drowns himself. His orphaned child Marie is adopted by Lord Chatterton. Geoffrey Brooke, who is in the employ of Lord Chatterton, falls in love with Marie. Chatterton's general manager Arthur Newton also loves Marie and formulates a scheme whereby he hopes to win her and also acquire the Chatterton fortune. Chatterton becomes suspicious and by a ruse traps Newton and exposes his plot. Marie and Geoffrey are made happy in the end.

Starring: Marie Doro, Ben Webster, Geoffrey Kerr, James Carew, Frederick Kerr, Pierre Maillard ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1919-12-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1919 : The Sealed Envelope

The Sealed Envelope

0.0/10 IMDB

Peter James Slaney, just released from prison, is the only boarder who is kind to Lena, the maid at the cheap Paris Hotel. So that Lena can leave her abusive landlady, Slaney accepts $2,500 from a stranger, who threatens to send Slaney back to prison unless he undertakes a job. Slaney is sent to the home of political boss John Biggs with a sealed envelope which he is to open after entering.

Starring: Fritzi Brunette, William Sheer, Joseph W. Girard, Charles Dorian, Catherine Wallace, Ogden Crane, Martha Mattox, Francis Murphy ..
Directed by: Douglas Gerrard
Release date: 1919-02-17

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