Best Mystery Movies of 1933


Mystery of the Wax Museum

6.8/10 IMDB

The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : The Kennel Murder Case

The Kennel Murder Case

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

The Ghoul

5.9/10 IMDB

Professor Morlant, a British Egyptologist, seeks immortality through the power of a jewel buried in the tomb of an Oriental idol. Upon his death, Morlant returns to earth to seek vengeance upon those who removed the jewel from his grave.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Ralph Richardson, Dorothy Hyson, Anthony Bushell, Kathleen Harrison, Harold Huth, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Jack Raine ..
Directed by: T. Hayes Hunter
Release date: 1933-08-01

From Headquarters

6.4/10 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

Girl Missing

6.7/10 IMDB

Kay and June, two showgirls, are hurt when they seek financial help from Daisy. On Daisy's wedding night when she is rendered missing, Kay and June decide to look for her to claim the reward.

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


6.3/10 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 : Secret of the Blue Room

Secret of the Blue Room

6.4/10 IMDB

According to a legend, the mansion's "blue room" is cursed -- everyone who has ever spent the night in that room has met with an untimely end. The three suitors of the heroine wager that each can survive a night in the forbidding blue room.

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Gloria Stuart, Paul Lukas, Edward Arnold, Onslow Stevens, William Janney, Elizabeth Patterson, Robert Barrat, Muriel Kirkland, Russell Hopton ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1933-07-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : The Kiss Before the Mirror

The Kiss Before the Mirror

6.5/10 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, Wallis Clark, May Boley ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1933-05-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1933 : Curtain at Eight

Curtain at Eight

5.7/10 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

The Shadow

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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