Best Mystery Movies of 1934

1.

The Thin Man

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

A husband-and-wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell, Porter Hall, Henry Wadsworth, William Henry, Harold Huber, Cesar Romero ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1934-05-25
2.

The Black Cat

4.4
7.0/10 IMDB

After a road accident in Hungary, the American honeymooners Joan and Peter and the enigmatic Dr. Werdegast find refuge in the house of the famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig, who shares a dark past with the doctor.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, Egon Brecher, Harry Cording, Lucille Lund, Henry Armetta, Albert Conti, John Carradine ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1934-05-07
3.

Evelyn Prentice

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A criminal lawyer's wife faces blackmail when she has an affair.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Una Merkel, Rosalind Russell, Isabel Jewell, Harvey Stephens, Edward Brophy, Henry Wadsworth, Cora Sue Collins, Frank Conroy ..
Directed by: William K. Howard
Release date: 1934-11-09
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Judge Priest
4.

Judge Priest

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, restores the justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky using his common sense and his great sense of humanity.

Starring: Will Rogers, Tom Brown, Anita Louise, Henry B. Walthall, David Landau, Rochelle Hudson, Roger Imhof, Frank Melton, Charley Grapewin, Berton Churchill ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1934-09-28
5.

Fog Over Frisco

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Val takes the assistance of a society reporter and a journalist to investigate the disappearance of her half-sister Arlene, a wealthy socialite who is involved in criminal activities.

Starring: Bette Davis, Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot, Hugh Herbert, Arthur Byron, Robert Barrat, Henry O'Neill, Irving Pichel, Douglass Dumbrille ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1934-06-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The President Vanishes
6.

The President Vanishes

3.0
6.4/10 IMDB

The President Vanishes, released in the United Kingdom as Strange Conspiracy, is a 1934 American political drama film directed by William A. Wellman and produced by Walter Wanger. Starring Edward Arnold and Arthur Byron, the film is an adaptation of Rex Stout's political novel of the same name.

Starring: Edward Arnold, Arthur Byron, Paul Kelly, Peggy Conklin, Andy Devine, Rosalind Russell, Janet Beecher, Osgood Perkins, Sidney Blackmer, Edward Ellis ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1934-11-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Death on the Diamond
7.

Death on the Diamond

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

Pop Clark is about to lose his baseball team, unless they can win the pennant so he can pay off debts. He hires ace player Larry Kelly to ensure the victory. As well as rival teams, mobsters are trying to prevent the wins, and as the pennant race nears the end, Pop's star players begin to be killed, on and off the field. Can Larry romance Pop's daughter, win enough games, and still have time to stop a murderer before he strikes more than three times?

Starring: Robert Young, Madge Evans, Nat Pendleton, Ted Healy, C. Henry Gordon, Paul Kelly, David Landau, DeWitt Jennings, Edward Brophy, Willard Robertson ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1934-09-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The 9th Guest
8.

The 9th Guest

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Eight people are invited by an unsigned telegram to a penthouse apartment, where they find themselves locked in and greeted by their unknown host's voice via the radio, who explains that before the night is over each one will be die unless they manage to outwit the ninth guest, Death.

Starring: Donald Cook, Genevieve Tobin, Hardie Albright, Edward Ellis, Edwin Maxwell, Vince Barnett, Helen Flint, Samuel S. Hinds, Nella Walker, Sidney Bracey ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1934-01-31
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Double Door
9.

Double Door

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Based on a 1933 stage production billed as “The Play That Made Broadway Gasp,” it features an over-the-top performance by Mary Morris (repeating her stage role) as a domineering money-bags whose suppressed incestuous urges go into overdrive when her half-brother (Kent Taylor) brings a new bride (Venable) home to the family’s gloomy Fifth Avenue mansion. The title refers to a secret soundproofed chamber that the villainess uses to entrap her enemies. (Gene Siskel Film Center)

Starring: Evelyn Venable, Mary Morris, Anne Revere, Kent Taylor, Guy Standing, Colin Tapley, Virginia Howell, Halliwell Hobbes, Frank Dawson, Helen Shipman ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1934-05-04
10.

Murder at the Vanities

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Shortly before the curtain goes up the first time at the latest performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware, who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. Bill thinks Jack if offering to let him see the show from an unusual view point, after he forgot to get him tickets for the performance, but then they find the corpse of a murdered women and Bill immediately suspects Eric of the crime.

Starring: Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, Kitty Carlisle, Dorothy Stickney, Gertrude Michael, Jessie Ralph, Charles Middleton, Gail Patrick, Donald Meek ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1934-05-18

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