Best Mystery Movies of 1930


The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case

7.3/10 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. This is the first film where Oliver says "Here's Another 'Nice' Mess You've Gotten Me Into". The phrase is commonly misquoted as "Here's Another 'Fine' Mess You've Gotten Me Into" and has passed into everyday language usage.

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: 1930-09-06
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 : The Bat Whispers

The Bat Whispers

6.4/10 IMDB

Infamous burglar "The Bat" commits a daring jewelry theft despite heavy police presence. Soon after, a bank theft occurs, which may be the work of the criminal as well. Meanwhile, Cornelia Van Gorder has various people arrive at her old mansion, including her niece, Dale, a bank employee, and police detective Anderson. When guests start turning up dead, Cornelia begins to suspect that The Bat may be lurking around the estate.

Starring: Chester Morris, Chance Ward, Una Merkel, Richard Tucker, Wilson Benge, DeWitt Jennings, Sidney D'Albrook, S.E. Jennings, Grayce Hampton, Maude Eburne ..
Directed by: Roland West
Release date: 1930-11-13
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

6.6/10 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


5.4/10 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

7.0/10 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

At the Villa Rose

0.0/10 IMDB

A film Directed by Leslie S. Hiscott.

Starring: Norah Baring, Richard Cooper, Austin Trevor, Barbara Gott, Francis Lister, Amy Brandon Thomas, Violet Farebrother, John Hamilton ..
Directed by: Leslie S. Hiscott
Release date: 1930-04-28

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