Best Mystery Movies of 1934


The Thin Man

7.9/10 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

The Black Cat

6.9/10 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

The Man Who Knew Too Much

6.7/10 IMDB

While vacationing in St. Moritz, a British couple receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

Starring: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Frank Vosper, Hugh Wakefield, Nova Pilbeam, Pierre Fresnay, Cicely Oates, D.A. Clarke-Smith, George Curzon ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1934-12-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Charlie Chan in London

Charlie Chan in London

6.9/10 IMDB

After receiving congratulations from the Home Secretary for solving his most recent case, Charlie is sought out by Pamela Gray, a beautiful but desperate young socialite whose brother Paul awaits execution for the murder of a weapons inventor. She is so convinced of his innocence that she becomes distraught when she overhears Neil Howard, her brother's lawyer and her fiancee, confide to the detective his belief in his client's guilt. Angered at this disclosure, she returns his ring and breaks off the engagement. Although the execution will take place in 65 hours, Charlie pledges to expose the murderer. All potential suspects are reassembled in the country mansion of family friend Geoffrey Richmond, where the murder took place, as Charlie tries to expose the real murderer before time runs out.

Starring: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Ray Milland, Mona Barrie, Douglas Walton, Alan Mowbray, George Barraud, Paul England, Madge Bellamy, Walter Johnson ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1934-09-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Charlie Chan's Courage

Charlie Chan's Courage

7.0/10 IMDB

Charlie is hired to deliver a pearl necklace to a millionaire at his ranch. When murder intervenes he disguises himself as a Chinese servant and begins sleuthing.

Starring: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Donald Woods, Paul Harvey, Murray Kinnell, Reginald Mason, Virginia Hammond, Si Jenks, Harvey Clark, Jerry Jerome ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde, George Hadden
Release date: 1934-07-06

Evelyn Prentice

6.8/10 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

Gambling Lady

6.5/10 IMDB

A businesslike syndicate runs all the gambling joints in town; least profitable is honest Mike Lee's. Under pressure to allow cheating, Mike "walks out," leaving tough-minded daughter Lady Lee to earn a living the only way she knows. She soon becomes a success gambling among the rich, but, falling out with the syndicate, she considers the marriage proposal of blueblood Garry Madison. Can such a match work despite snobbery and old associations?

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Pat O’Brien, Claire Dodd, C. Aubrey Smith, Robert Barrat, Arthur Vinton, Phillip Reed, Philip Faversham, Robert Elliott ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1934-03-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Judge Priest

Judge Priest

6.2/10 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: 1934-09-15

Fog Over Frisco

6.6/10 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

The Case of the Howling Dog

6.9/10 IMDB

A very nervous man named Cartwright comes into Perry's office to have the neighbor arrested for his howling dog. He states that the howling is a sign that there is a death in the neighborhood. He also wants a will written giving his estate to the lady living at the neighbors house. It is all very mysterious and by the next day, his will is changed and Cartwright is missing, as is the lady of the house next door. Perry has a will and a retainer and must find out whether he has a client or a beneficiary.

Starring: Warren William, Mary Astor, Allen Jenkins, Grant Mitchell, Helen Trenholme, Helen Lowell, Dorothy Tree, Gordon Westcott, Harry Tyler, Arthur Aylesworth ..
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1934-09-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Double Door

Double Door

6.8/10 IMDB

A domineering money-bags whose suppressed incestuous urges go into overdrive when her half-brother brings a new bride 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.

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, Harry Fischbeck
Release date: 1934-05-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The President Vanishes

The President Vanishes

6.2/10 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

The Mystery of Mr. X

6.9/10 IMDB

A sophisticated jewel thief tries to prove himself innocent of a string of cop murders.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Allan, Lewis Stone, Ralph Forbes, Henry Stephenson, Forrester Harvey, Ivan F. Simpson, Leonard Mudie ..
Directed by: Edgar Selwyn
Release date: 1934-02-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Menace


6.3/10 IMDB

A psychotic man stalks three innocent people whom he believes are responsible for his brother's death.

Starring: Gertrude Michael, Paul Cavanagh, Henrietta Crosman, John Lodge, Ray Milland, Berton Churchill, Halliwell Hobbes, Forrester Harvey, Montagu Love, Arletta Duncan ..
Directed by: Ralph Murphy
Release date: 1934-11-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Death on the Diamond

Death on the Diamond

6.0/10 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 : Murder on the Blackboard

Murder on the Blackboard

6.7/10 IMDB

There are plenty of guilty secrets at the school where Hildegarde Withers teaches. When she finds the body of the pretty music teacher, she calls in her old friend Inspector Piper, who promptly arrests the obvious suspect. Clues multiply and everyone looks suspicious as Piper and Miss Withers continue their battle of the sexes.

Starring: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot, Gertrude Michael, Regis Toomey, Edgar Kennedy, Tully Marshall, Jackie Searl, Frederick Vogeding, Barbara Fritchie ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1934-06-15

I Am a Thief

6.2/10 IMDB

A man dodges jewel thieves while carrying a fortune in diamonds on the Orient Express.

Starring: Mary Astor, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Robert Barrat, Irving Pichel, Hobart Cavanaugh, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Arthur Aylesworth, Florence Fair, Frank Reicher ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1934-11-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Father Brown, Detective

Father Brown, Detective

6.2/10 IMDB

After notorious jewel thief Flambeau meets Evelyn Fischer during a raid on a casino, he falls deeply in love with her. Later Flambeau sends notes to both Leopold Fischer, who unknown to him is Evelyn's uncle, and Father Brown, in which he vows he will steal from them the ten diamonds that comprise the "Flying Star." Flambeau intends to give these diamonds to Evelyn. Father Brown, whose gold cross contains some of the Flying Star diamonds, is determined to meet Flambeau before he is arrested, to reform and redeem his soul.

Starring: Walter Connolly, Paul Lukas, Gertrude Michael, Robert Loraine, Halliwell Hobbes, Una O'Connor, E. E. Clive, Donald Gray ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1934-12-14

The 9th Guest

6.8/10 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

Murder at the Vanities

6.5/10 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 is offering to let him see the show from an unusual viewpoint after he forgot to get him tickets for the performance, but then they find the corpse of a murdered woman 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
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The Crime of Helen Stanley

The Crime of Helen Stanley

6.3/10 IMDB

An actress is murdered in the midst of shooting a dance sequence for her latest picture, with Inspector Steve Trent on the case.

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, Shirley Grey, Gail Patrick, Kane Richmond, Bradley Page, Ward Bond, Arthur Rankin, Lucien Prival, Vincent Sherman, Phillip Trent ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1934-04-20

The Great Defender

6.5/10 IMDB

Sir Douglas Rolls is a highly respected defence lawyer of many years experience. Now in rapidly failing health, he is advised to retreat from the courtroom and pursue more pleasurable activities. But it is just at this point in his life that his great lost love a woman his own strong sense of duty led him to give up twenty years ago, and whom he still loves deeply walks into his chambers to ask that he defend her adulterous husband, now to stand trial for murder. Reluctantly agreeing to take on the case, Sir Douglas soon finds there is more to the story than meets the eye.

Starring: Matheson Lang, Margaret Bannerman, Arthur Margetson, Sam Livesey, Jeanne Stuart, Richard Bird, Frank Atkinson, Robert Horton, Laurence Hanray, J. Fisher White ..
Directed by: Thomas Bentley
Release date: 1934-11-26
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Death At Broadcasting House

Death At Broadcasting House

5.9/10 IMDB

An actor is murdered live on air whilst a play is being broadcast. Everyone in the play and broadcasting house fall under suspicion.

Starring: Ian Hunter, Austin Trevor, Lilian Oldland, Henry Kendall, Val Gielgud, Peter Haddon, Betty Ann Davies, Jack Hawkins, Donald Wolfit, Robert Rendel ..
Directed by: Reginald Denham
Release date: 1934-11-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The Dragon Murder Case

The Dragon Murder Case

6.3/10 IMDB

Wonderful idea to give a party with people who dislike each other. Late at night, everyone decides to go into the pool, except Stamm, who is drunk. Montague dives in as does Greeff and Leland, but only Greeff and Leland come out. Montague is no where to be found so Leland suspects foul play and calls the cops. Luckily, Philo is with the D.A. and comes along, but they do not find Montague. When they drain the pool the next day, they find nothing except what looks like dragon prints. Philo has his suspicions and tries to piece the clues together to find out what has happened.

Starring: Warren William, Eugene Pallette, Robert McWade, Lyle Talbot, Margaret Lindsay, Robert Barrat, George E. Stone, William B. Davidson, Dorothy Tree, Helen Lowell ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1934-08-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back

6.9/10 IMDB

Bulldog Drummond finds himself immersed in another adventure when he stumbles upon a corpse in the mysterious London mansion of Prince Achmed. Enlisting the help of his old friend Algy and the beautiful Lola, Drummond uncovers a scheme to ship illegal cargo into the country. He must rely on his cunning to survive when the prince offers a reward for his capture.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Butterworth, Una Merkel, Warner Oland, E. E. Clive, Mischa Auer, Ethel Griffies, Lucille Ball ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1934-08-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Secret of the Chateau

Secret of the Chateau

5.9/10 IMDB

Murder results when a group of houseguests converge on a chateau, each plotting to steal a valuable Gutenberg Bible.

Starring: Claire Dodd, Alice White, Osgood Perkins, Jack La Rue, George E. Stone, Clark Williams, William Faversham, Ferdinand Gottschalk, DeWitt Jennings, Helen Ware ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1934-12-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Dangerous Corner

Dangerous Corner

6.0/10 IMDB

Friends uncover a dark secret when they compare notes about a theft and suicide.

Starring: Virginia Bruce, Conrad Nagel, Melvyn Douglas, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ian Keith, Betty Furness, Henry Wadsworth, Doris Lloyd ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1934-12-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Dangerous Ground

Dangerous Ground

5.7/10 IMDB

Two insurance detectives work with the police to identify and bring down a crime kingpin. One is murdered, but his partner and his daughter continue.

Starring: Malcolm Keen, Jack Raine, Joyce Kennedy, Martin Lewis, Kathleen Kelly, Gordon Begg, Henry B. Longhurst, Joyce Kennedy ..
Directed by: Norman Walker
Release date: 1934-05-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour

6.1/10 IMDB

Jack Brookfield, a gambler with clairvoyant and hypnotic powers, is able to win at cards through his unique gift. But when he inadvertently hypnotizes young Clay Thorne, Thorne kills an enemy of Brookfield's while under a trance. No one believes Brookfield's protestations that Thorne is innocent of any murderous intent, so Brookfield teams up with retired lawyer Martin Prentice in hopes of saving the young man from the gallows.

Starring: Guy Standing, John Halliday, William Frawley, Judith Allen, Tom Brown, Olive Tell, Richard Carle, Ralf Harolde, Purnell Pratt, Frank Sheridan ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1934-04-26
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round

Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round

6.3/10 IMDB

Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his flirtations with his old moll, night club singer Sally Marsh, who had agreed for one last night with Lother, to get her younger brother Ned out of the Lother's clutches because he has faked Lother's name on a check to pay his gambling debts. Then there is Sally's new flame Jimmy Brett, a con man and gentlemen thief, who has out-tricked Lother in a fixed poker game, and is, together with shorty, after the ladies jewels. Inspector McKinney suspects Joe Saunders, a recently released convict, who was arrested due to some tips by Lother, but Ned and Sally insist that they committed the crime alone.

Starring: Gene Raymond, Nancy Carroll, Jack Benny, Sydney Howard, Mitzi Green, Sid Silvers, Frank Parker, Sidney Blackmer, Ralph Morgan, Shirley Grey ..
Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
Release date: 1934-11-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The Secret of the Loch

The Secret of the Loch

5.3/10 IMDB

A batty Scottish professor attempts to prove the existence of the Loch Ness Monster, but everyone thinks he's crazy. Meanwhile, a foolish young reporter attempts to get a scoop on the story.

Starring: Seymour Hicks, Nancy O'Neil, Gibson Gowland, Frederick Peisley, Eric Hales, Ben Field, Hubert Harben, Rosamund John, Robb Wilton, Fewlass Llewellyn ..
Directed by: Milton Rosmer
Release date: 1934-05-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Lord Edgware Dies

Lord Edgware Dies

6.0/10 IMDB

A talented American actress enlists the help of the famed Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, to negotiate a divorce from her husband, Lord Edgware, only to find him the next day stabbed to death in his library. Who would want him dead?

Starring: Austin Trevor, Richard Cooper, John Turnbull, Michael Shepley, Leslie Perrins, C. V. France, Esme Percy, Jane Carr, Sophie Stewart ..
Directed by: Henry Edwards
Release date: 1934-08-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The Ghost Walks

The Ghost Walks

5.6/10 IMDB

A ghostly and deadly dinner party, which at first turns out to be an elaborate staging of a new play for the benefit of a Broadway producer, becomes a true mystery when the players start to go missing.

Starring: John Miljan, June Collyer, Richard Carle, Henry Kolker, Johnny Arthur, Spencer Charters, Donald Kirke, Eve Southern, Douglas Gerrard, Wilson Benge ..
Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Release date: 1934-12-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The Firebird

The Firebird

6.1/10 IMDB

Prohibited from seeing her actor sweetheart Herman Brandt by her tyrannical parents, sweet young Vienesse lass Mariette defies authority by regularly visiting Brandt's downstairs apartment. The lovers' signal is a song called "The Firebird," which Brandt sings whenever he wants Mariette to visit him. When the actor is murdered, poor Mariette and her parents are prime suspects. But the truth is a bit more complicated than that, involving as it does a haughty aristocrat, a powerful diplomat and a most unusual "candid camera" device.

Starring: Verree Teasdale, Ricardo Cortez, Lionel Atwill, Anita Louise, C. Aubrey Smith, Dorothy Tree, Helen Trenholme, Hobart Cavanaugh, Robert Barrat, Hal K. Dawson ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1934-11-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Take the Stand

Take the Stand

5.4/10 IMDB

A radio columnist is threatened by gangsters and later murdered during a broadcast. A detective sets out to find the killers.

Starring: Jack La Rue, Thelma Todd, Gail Patrick, Russell Hopton, Berton Churchill, Vince Barnett, Leslie Fenton, Sheila Terry, Paul Hurst, DeWitt Jennings ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1934-08-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : What Happened Then?

What Happened Then?

5.5/10 IMDB

Young Raymond Rudford,sculptor, is on trial for slitting the throat of his uncle, who had adopted and raised him after Raymond's parent's died when he was a young boy. The prosecution allows his motive was fear of being disinherited if he married his fiancé, the fair Alicia Atherton, against his uncle's wishes, and the prosecution lays a mountain of evidence against Raymond, including his razor, dragged from an artificial lake on the estate, as the murder weapon; Raymond's bloody fingerprints and footprints found at the scene of bedroom crime, and his bloody shoes, found in his cupboard and bloody monogrammed-handkerchief found under his uncle's death bed. Raymond's only defense is that he could not have committed the crime as he goes into a paroxysm of dread at the mere sight of blood, a phobia he has had ever since childhood when his dog was run over by a lorry and the dog's blood was splattered into his face.

Starring: Richard Bird, Lorna Hubbard, Geoffrey Wardwell, Francis L. Sullivan, Richard Gray, George Zucco, Quinton McPherson, Laurence Hanray, Stella Arbenina, Cecil Ramage ..
Directed by: Walter Summers
Release date: 1934-09-24

Murder in the Clouds

5.9/10 IMDB

Bob Halsey is a first-rate pilot who's in love with stewardess Judy Wagner. He's ordered to deliver a secret formula to Washington, D.C., but a spy hears about the assignment and sabotages it by murdering Bob's fellow flyers and making off with the liquid. While the government conducts a vast search for the formula, the spies entangle Judy in their web of deceit, causing Bob to set off on his own in an effort to save his sweetheart and retrieve the missing mixture.

Starring: Lyle Talbot, Ann Dvorak, Gordon Westcott, Robert Light, George Cooper, Henry O'Neill, Russell Hicks, Arthur Pierson, Edward McWade, Clay Clement ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1934-12-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Monte Carlo Nights

Monte Carlo Nights

5.1/10 IMDB

A man wrongfully convicted of murder escapes custody and goes in search of the real killer. The problem is that he only has one clue to go on.

Starring: Mary Brian, John Darrow, Yola d'Avril, Astrid Allwyn, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Kate Campbell, Robert Frazer, Carl Stockdale, Billie Van Every, George Cleveland ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1934-05-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Green Eyes

Green Eyes

5.2/10 IMDB

The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for some of his friends. However, the party turns sour when he is found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest try to discover who committed the murder.

Starring: Shirley Grey, Charles Starrett, Claude Gillingwater, John Wray, William Bakewell, Dorothy Revier, Stephen Chase, Ben Hendricks Jr., Arthur Clayton, Aggie Herring ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1934-06-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The Scotland Yard Mystery

The Scotland Yard Mystery

5.2/10 IMDB

A doctor uses his unique medical knowledge to mastermind a lucrative life-insurance scam; in a rare film role, legendary thespian Gerald du Maurier stars as the Metropolitan Police Commissioner who sets out to uncover the secret of five empty coffins and catch the villainous swine responsible for such depravities.

Starring: Gerald du Maurier, George Curzon, Grete Natzler, Belle Chrystall, Leslie Perrins, Frederick Peisley, Wally Patch, Henry Victor, Herbert Cameron, Paul Graetz ..
Directed by: Thomas Bentley
Release date: 1934-01-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The Moonstone

The Moonstone

5.0/10 IMDB

A valuable gem from India is stolen in an old dark mansion and it is up to Scotland Yard inspector Charles Irwin to find out who did it among all the suspects who were in the house.

Starring: David Manners, Phyllis Barry, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Jameson Thomas, Herbert Bunston, Charles Irwin, Elspeth Dudgeon, John Davidson, Claude King, Olaf Hytten ..
Directed by: Reginald Barker
Release date: 1934-08-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Night Alarm

Night Alarm

5.9/10 IMDB

A reporter itching to get off the boring gardening "beat" gets a chance to investigate a series of arson fires that have been plaguing the city. He believes the fires are tied into a web of political corruption involving a wealthy businessman, the mayor and the police chief. Complicatins ensue when the girl assigned to help him turns out to be the businessman's daughter.

Starring: Bruce Cabot, Judith Allen, H.B. Warner, Sam Hardy, Betty Blythe, Tom Hanlon, Harry Holman, Harold Minjir, John Bleifer, Fuzzy Knight ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1934-12-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The Black Abbot

The Black Abbot

4.9/10 IMDB

A gang of crooks uses the legend of a ghost haunting an old dark mansion to help them kidnap a rich man.

Starring: John Stuart, Judy Kelly, Edgar Norfolk, Richard Cooper, Drusilla Wills, Farren Soutar, Cyril Smith, Davina Craig, Earl Grey, Ben Welden ..
Directed by: George A. Cooper
Release date: 1934-06-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The Crosby Case

The Crosby Case

5.9/10 IMDB

Former lovers get together to clear themselves when the police suspect them of murder.

Starring: Wynne Gibson, Onslow Stevens, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Alan Dinehart, Warren Hymer, William Collier Sr., John Wray, Edward Van Sloan, J. Farrell MacDonald, Barbara Weeks ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1934-03-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Mystery Liner

Mystery Liner

4.5/10 IMDB

Police try to solve a murder on board an ocean liner.

Starring: Noah Beery, Astrid Allwyn, Edwin Maxwell, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Ralph Lewis, Cornelius Keefe, Zeffie Tilbury, Boothe Howard, Howard Hickman, Jerry Stewart ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1934-03-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : The Woman Condemned

The Woman Condemned

4.4/10 IMDB

Jerry Beall, a young newspaper reporter, intrigued by the charm and beauty of Barbara Hammond, a girl accused of murdering a female radio-star, sets out to prove her innocence in the face of a damaging array of circumstantial evidence, abetted by the lack of truth in many of Barbara's statements. But Barbara winds up in a romantic clinch instead of the electric chair, after a series of sequences that reveal the fallacy of jumping to conclusions.

Starring: Lola Lane, Richard Hemingway, Mischa Auer, Claudia Dell, Jason Robards Sr., Paul Ellis, Douglas Cosgrove, Sheila Bromley, Louise Beavers, Tom O'Brien ..
Directed by: Dorothy Davenport
Release date: 1934-04-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : My Grandfather's Clock

My Grandfather's Clock

7.1/10 IMDB

At Phwitterby-on-Thames, England, a murder has occurred and Philo Holmes and Dr. Watkins are out to investigate it. Seems as if there is a second will and changes have been made in who will receive what. Philo is the ace detective, and he brings everyone from the nightclub to see him solve the case.

Starring: Franklin Pangborn, Charles Judels, William Tannen, Pauline Brooks, Mischa Auer, Phil Dunham, Sarah Edwards, Otto Hoffman, Colin Kenny, C. Montague Shaw ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1934-10-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Lightning Strikes Twice

Lightning Strikes Twice

5.2/10 IMDB

An actress goes up to a dude ranch for relaxation, when she falls in love with a ranch owner recently acquitted of his wife's murder.

Starring: Ben Lyon, Thelma Todd, Pert Kelton, Laura Hope Crews, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Fred Kelsey, Chick Chandler, Walter Catlett, Margaret Armstrong, Jonathan Hale ..
Directed by: Ben Holmes
Release date: 1934-12-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Murder in Trinidad

Murder in Trinidad

6.9/10 IMDB

Author/explorer John W. Vandercook conceived the character of Bertram Lynch as an investigator for the League of Nations. He is Trinidad's Port o' Spain trying to track down the leader of a gang of diamond smugglers. A trail, littered with murders, leads him to a crocodile-infested swamp.

Starring: Nigel Bruce, Heather Angel, Victor Jory, Murray Kinnell, Douglas Walton, J. Carrol Naish, Claude King, Pat Somerset, Francis Ford, John Davidson ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1934-05-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1934 : Return of the Terror

Return of the Terror

6.5/10 IMDB

"The Terror", a killer whose identity is unknown, occupies an English country house that has been converted into an inn.

Starring: Mary Astor, Lyle Talbot, John Halliday, Frank McHugh, Robert Barrat, Irving Pichel, George E. Stone, J. Carrol Naish, Frank Reicher, Robert Emmett O'Connor ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1934-07-07

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