Best Mystery Movies of 1930


The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case

7.2/10 IMDB

The boys think their days of fishing to feed themselves have come to an end, when Stan's rich uncle Ebenezer dies leaving a large estate. But they soon learn that Ebenezer was murdered and all the relatives, including Stan, are suspects.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Frank Austin, Stanley Blystone, Bobby Burns, Rosa Gore, Dorothy Granger, Dell Henderson, Fred Kelsey, Lon Poff ..
Directed by: James Parrott
Release date: 1930-08-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1930 : Murder!


6.4/10 IMDB

When a woman is convicted of murder, one of the jurors selected to serve on the murder-trial jury believes the accused, an aspiring actress, is innocent of the crime and takes it upon himself to apprehend the real killer.

Starring: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam, Edward Chapman, Miles Mander, Esme Percy, Donald Calthrop, Esme V. Chaplin, Amy Brandon Thomas, Joynson Powell ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1930-07-31
Best Mystery Movies of 1930 : Shadow of the Law

Shadow of the Law

6.6/10 IMDB

John Nelson, a well-to-do businessman, is escorting a woman he knows as Ethel Barry to the door of her apartment suite when a man steps out of the shadows and angrily demands to know where she has been. The embarrassed Nelson excuses himself and goes to his rooms in the same hotel. The woman rushes into his apartment followed by the man who met her in the hall. The man threatens her with violence and Nelson comes to her defense. In the ensuing fight, the man is knocked out of the window and falls to his death to the pavement many stories down. He is charged with the killing and his only witness that can prove self-defense for him has disappeared, and can not be found.

Starring: William Powell, Marion Shilling, Natalie Moorhead, Regis Toomey, Paul Hurst, George Irving, Frederick Burt, James Durkin, Richard Tucker, Walter James ..
Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier
Release date: 1930-06-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1930 : The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu

The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu

6.3/10 IMDB

The villainous master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu sets out to destroy the people he holds responsible for the death of his family.

Starring: Warner Oland, O.P. Heggie, Jean Arthur, Neil Hamilton, Evelyn Hall, William Austin, Margaret Fealy, Shayle Gardner, Evelyn Selbie ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1930-05-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1930 : The Benson Murder Case

The Benson Murder Case

6.2/10 IMDB

A ruthless, crooked stockbroker is murdered at his luxurious country estate, and detective Philo Vance just happens to be there; he decides to find out who killed him.

Starring: William Powell, William 'Stage' Boyd, Eugene Pallette, Paul Lukas, Natalie Moorhead, Richard Tucker, May Beatty, E.H. Calvert, Mischa Auer, Perry Ivins ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1930-04-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1930 : The Bishop Murder Case

The Bishop Murder Case

6.1/10 IMDB

The murders start with the body of Robin. He is found with a arrow through the heart, but Vance deduces that the body was placed and not found where he was killed. The note found dealing with the murder was part of a nursery rhyme and signed by 'Bishop'. The only witness may have been Mrs. Drukker and Adolph, but they are not talking. As the murders progress, each one is accompanied by a nursery rhyme. It is up to Philo Vance to unravel the clues and unmask the identity of the murderer 'Bishop'.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Leila Hyams, Roland Young, Alec B. Francis, George F. Marion, Zelda Sears, Bodil Rosing, Carroll Nye, Charles Quatermaine, James Donlan ..
Directed by: Nick Grinde, David Burton
Release date: 1930-01-03

Cuckoo Murder Case

6.7/10 IMDB

The Cuckoo Bird residing in an old clock in a creepy old mansion is shot dead by an unknown assailant; Flip the Frog is called in to investigate (and finds more than he bargained for). |

Directed by: Ub Iwerks
Release date: 1930-10-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1930 : Conspiracy


5.3/10 IMDB

Margaret Holt and her brother Victor set out to smash a narcotics ring responsible for their father's death. Young reporter John Howell and eccentric mystery writer Winthrop Clavering help unravel the truth about the murder.

Starring: Bessie Love, Ned Sparks, Hugh Trevor, Ivan Lebedeff, Rita La Roy, Gertrude Howard, Otto Matieson, Walter Long, Donald MacKenzie, Jane Keckley ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1930-08-10

The Temporary Widow

7.1/10 IMDB

Kitty Kellermann is put on trial for murdering her husband, a failed painter. When her counsel resigns from his mandate, the mysterious Peter Bille steps in, though it becomes apparent that he actually is not an advocate but Kitty's lover and moreover confesses the murder. The widow has to admit that the pictures by her deceased spouse sell much better, only for him to suddenly appear alive.

Starring: Lilian Harvey, Laurence Olivier, Athole Stewart, Gillian Dean, Frank Stanmore, Felix Aylmer, Frederick Lloyd, Henry Caine, Danchell E. Hambro ..
Directed by: Gustav Ucicky
Release date: 1930-07-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1930 : The Cat Creeps

The Cat Creeps

6.6/10 IMDB

Disappearances and strange goings-on in a spooky old mansion.

Starring: Helen Twelvetrees, Raymond Hackett, Neil Hamilton, Lilyan Tashman, Jean Hersholt, Montagu Love, Lawrence Grant, Theodore von Eltz, Blanche Friderici, Elizabeth Patterson ..
Directed by: Rupert Julian, John Willard
Release date: 1930-11-10

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