Best Mystery Movies of 1933

1.

The Kennel Murder Case

3.6
7.0/10 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.

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
3.

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
4.

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 : Murder on the Campus
5.

Murder on the Campus

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

A popular young student finds herself accused of a series of murders that have occurred on the college campus. Her boyfriend, a reporter for the local newspaper, knows she didn't do it, and and sets out to prove her innocence and catch the real killer.

Starring: Shirley Grey, Charles Starrett, J. Farrell MacDonald, Ruth Hall, Dewey Robinson, Maurice Black, Edward Van Sloan, Jane Keckley, Richard Catlett ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1933-12-26
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : Blind Adventure
6.

Blind Adventure

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Richard Bruce, an American in fog bound London stumbles into the midst of international intrigue, with Rose Thorne, an innocent dupe. Together they try to unravel the mystery, enlisting the aid of a cat burglar named Holmes, who they bump into along the way.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Ralph Bellamy, Roland Young, John Miljan, Laura Hope Crews, Henry Stephenson, Beryl Mercer, Tyrell Davis, Frederick Sullivan ..
Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1933-08-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : The Silk Express
7.

The Silk Express

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

As the demand for raw silk goes sky high, crooked businessman Wallace Myton corners the market with plans to drive up the price. Determined to fulfill his contracts, manufacturer Donald Kilgore imports $3 million worth of silk to Seattle and accompanies it by special train to New York. But when his secretary is found murdered, Kilgore soon discovers Myton has planted three killers on board with orders to stop the express and its passengers dead in their tracks.

Starring: Neil Hamilton, Sheila Terry, Arthur Byron, Guy Kibbee, Dudley Digges, Arthur Hohl, Allen Jenkins, Harold Huber, G. Pat Collins, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1933-06-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : The Crime of the Century
8.

The Crime of the Century

2.4
6.8/10 IMDB

A doctor who is also a “mentalist” confesses to a murder. The only problem is that the murder he’s confessed to hasn’t happened yet – although dead bodies are now starting to turn up all over the place. A reporter sets out to solve the “mystery”.

Starring: Jean Hersholt, Wynne Gibson, Stuart Erwin, Frances Dee, Gordon Westcott, Robert Elliott, David Landau, William Janney, Bodil Rosing, Torben Meyer ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1933-02-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : The World Gone Mad
9.

The World Gone Mad

1.9
4.7/10 IMDB

A district attorney and a reporter try to find the killer of a D.A. who uncovered a massive stock fraud.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Neil Hamilton, Mary Brian, Evelyn Brent, John St. Polis, J. Carrol Naish, Louis Calhern, Richard Tucker, Wallis Clark, Geneva Mitchell ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1933-04-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : Charlie Chan's Greatest Case
10.

Charlie Chan's Greatest Case

1.8
5.9/10 IMDB

When a good-for-nothing man named Dan is stabbed to death and his arm broken, Charlie Chan is on the case. His first clue comes from the victim's sister, who noticed a prowler wearing a glow-in-the-dark wristwatch.

Starring: Warner Oland, Heather Angel, Roger Imhof, John Warburton, Walter Byron, Ivan F. Simpson, Virginia Cherrill, Francis Ford, Robert Warwick, Frank McGlynn Sr. ..
Directed by: Hamilton MacFadden
Release date: 1933-09-14

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