Best Mystery Movies of 1933

1.

The Kennel Murder Case

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Starring: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan, Robert McWade, Robert Barrat, Frank Conroy, Etienne Girardot, James Lee, Paul Cavanagh ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1933-10-28
2.

Mystery of the Wax Museum

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Sculptor Ivan Igor struggles in vain to prevent his partner from burning his wax museum, and his "children". Years later, Igor starts a new museum in New York, but his maimed hands confine him to directing lesser artists. People begin disappearing; Igor takes a sinister interest in Charlotte, fiancée of his assistant Ralph, but arouses the suspicions of roommate, wisecracking reporter Florence.

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Allen Vincent, Gavin Gordon, Edwin Maxwell, Holmes Herbert, Claude King, Arthur Edmund Carewe ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1933-02-18
3.

The Ghoul

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

British Egyptologist Professor Morlant finds a magic jewel in the tomb of an Oriental idol. This talisman is supposed to grant immortality to those who are buried with it. So Morlant arranges to have it put into his grave upon his demise. And woe to those who might double-cross him, for Morlant's spirit will arise to wreak vengeance on his betrayers...

Starring: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Ralph Richardson, Dorothy Hyson, Anthony Bushell, Kathleen Harrison ..
Directed by: T. Hayes Hunter
Release date: 1933-08-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : Penthouse
4.

Penthouse

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Gertie Waxted knows how a notorious gangster Jim Crelliman runs his rackets, because she’s long been under the hoodlum’s thumb. She’s secretly helping lawyer Jackson Durant in a snoop job aimed at pinning a murder on the thug. Her life will be in peril when that secret gets out.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Charles Butterworth, Mae Clarke, Phillips Holmes, C. Henry Gordon, Martha Sleeper, Nat Pendleton, George E. Stone, Robert Emmett O'Connor ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1933-09-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : The Kiss Before the Mirror
5.

The Kiss Before the Mirror

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

When a famous doctor kills his adulterous wife, he is defended by his best friend, an attorney who suspects that his own wife is having an affair.

Starring: Nancy Carroll, Frank Morgan, Paul Lukas, Gloria Stuart, Jean Dixon, Donald Cook, Charley Grapewin, Walter Pidgeon ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1933-05-04
6.

From Headquarters

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

When a Broadway playboy is found dead, it's up to detective Jim Stevens to pick the murderer out of several likely candidates.

Starring: George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Eugene Pallette, Edward Ellis, Robert Barrat, Theodore Newton, Murray Kinnell, Hobart Cavanaugh, Hugh Herbert, Henry O'Neill ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1933-11-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : Girl Missing
7.

Girl Missing

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Golddiggers Kay and June are left stranded in Palm Beach after their latest catch skips without paying the girls' hotel bill. They're also steamed because their rival Daisy has just nailed a handsome heir to a fortune. When Daisy vanishes on her wedding night her husband offers a $25,000 reward. Anxious to land that bankroll, Kay and June turn detective to find Daisy and also to solve a murder that happened at the scene of her disappearance.

Starring: Glenda Farrell, Ben Lyon, Mary Brian, Lyle Talbot, Guy Kibbee, Harold Huber, Edward Ellis, Peggy Shannon, Helen Ware, Ferdinand Gottschalk ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1933-03-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : Supernatural
8.

Supernatural

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

After her brother's death, Roma Courtney becomes the heiress to his fortune. When fake psychic Paul Bavian claims to have a message from Roma's dead brother, he coaxes Roma into participating in a séance. Although Roma's fiancé, Grant, first believes the séance is nothing more than a scam, he eventually realizes that the vengeful spirit of an executed murderer has possessed Roma's body.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Alan Dinehart, Vivienne Osborne, Randolph Scott, H.B. Warner, Beryl Mercer, William Farnum, Willard Robertson, George Burr Macannan, Lyman Williams ..
Directed by: Victor Halperin
Release date: 1933-04-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : Curtain at Eight
9.

Curtain at Eight

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

An elderly detective sets out to find who murdered a stage actor.

Starring: C. Aubrey Smith, Dorothy Mackaill, Paul Cavanagh, Sam Hardy, Marion Shilling, Russell Hopton, Natalie Moorhead, Hale Hamilton, Ruthelma Stevens, Arthur Hoyt ..
Directed by: E. Mason Hopper
Release date: 1933-10-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : The Shadow
10.

The Shadow

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A group of people in an old dark house are terrorized by a mysterious hooded figure dressed in black who proceeds to kill them off one by one.

Starring: Henry Kendall, Elizabeth Allan, Felix Aylmer, Jeanne Stuart, Cyril Raymond ..
Directed by: George A. Cooper
Release date: 1933-03-02

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