Best Mystery Movies of 1935

1.

The 39 Steps

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Richard Hanney has a rude awakening when a glamorous female spy falls into his bed -- with a knife in her back. Having a bit of trouble explaining it all to Scotland Yard, he heads for the hills of Scotland to try to clear his name by locating the spy ring known as "The 39 Steps."

Starring: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft, John Laurie, Helen Haye, Frank Cellier, Wylie Watson, Gus McNaughton ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1935-06-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Charlie Chan in Egypt
2.

Charlie Chan in Egypt

3.7
6.6/10 IMDB

While investigating the theft of antiquities from an ancient tomb excavation , Charlie discovers that the body of the expedition's leader concealed inside the mummy's wrappings.

Starring: Warner Oland, Pat Paterson, Thomas Beck, Rita Hayworth, Stepin Fetchit, Jameson Thomas, Frank Conroy, Nigel De Brulier, George Irving, Paul Porcasi ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1935-06-04
3.

Charlie Chan in Paris

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Charlie's visit to Paris, ostensibly a vacation, is really a mission to investigate a bond-forgery racket. But his agent, apache dancer Nardi is killed before she can tell him much. The case, complicated by a false murder accusation for banker's daughter Yvette, climaxes with a strange journey through the Paris sewers.

Starring: Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Thomas Beck, Erik Rhodes, John Miljan, Murray Kinnell, Minor Watson, John Qualen, Keye Luke, Henry Kolker ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden
Release date: 1935-01-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Star of Midnight
4.

Star of Midnight

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

When a dancer disappears from a theater, Clay Dalzell is asked to investigate, leading him on a trail of murder and deception.

Starring: William Powell, Ginger Rogers, Paul Kelly, Gene Lockhart, Ralph Morgan, Leslie Fenton, J. Farrell MacDonald, Russell Hopton, Vivien Oakland, Robert Emmett O'Connor ..
Directed by: Stephen Roberts
Release date: 1935-04-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Charlie Chan in Shanghai
5.

Charlie Chan in Shanghai

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring.

Starring: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Jon Hall, Irene Hervey, Russell Hicks, Frederick Vogeding, Halliwell Hobbes, Neil Fitzgerald, Max Wagner, Colin Kenny ..
Directed by: James Tinling
Release date: 1935-10-11
6.

Mark of the Vampire

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Sir Karell Borotyn appears to have been killed by Count Mora, a vampire who prowled around his castle. One year later, Irena, Karell's daughter, is haunted by the vampire and will be his next victim… unless Professor Zelen can avoid it.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Jean Hersholt, Henry Wadsworth, Donald Meek, Jessie Ralph, Ivan F. Simpson, Franklyn Ardell ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1935-04-26
7.

The Clairvoyant

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

A fake psychic suddenly turns into the real thing when he meets a young beauty. (TCM)

Starring: Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare, Jane Baxter, Ben Field, Athole Stewart, C. Denier Warren, Felix Aylmer, Donald Calthrop, Frank Cellier ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1935-06-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Case of the Lucky Legs
8.

The Case of the Lucky Legs

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

A con man who stages phony "lucky legs" beauty contests and leaves town with the money is found with a surgical knife in his heart by Mason.

Starring: Warren William, Genevieve Tobin, Patricia Ellis, Lyle Talbot, Allen Jenkins, Barton MacLane, Peggy Shannon, Porter Hall, Anita Kerry, Craig Reynolds ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1935-10-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Lone Wolf Returns
9.

The Lone Wolf Returns

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Once a jewel thief always a jewel thief? Yes and no. Yes if you consider the fact that Michael Lanyard also known as the Lone Wolf once retired from the "trade" but relapses back into his old habits when he is tempted by the emerald pendant of beautiful socialite Marcia Stewart. The trouble (?) is that he falls for the belle and he soon gets more interested in getting the girl than the jewels that adorn her. What he wants now is to return the pendant but a rival gang interfere and force him to take part in a big-time caper.

Starring: Melvyn Douglas, Gail Patrick, Tala Birell, Henry Mollison, Thurston Hall, Raymond Walburn, Douglass Dumbrille, Nana Bryant, Robert Middlemass, Robert Emmett O'Connor ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1935-12-31
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Glass Key
10.

The Glass Key

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

When Paul Madvig, a successful politician who fights his rivals to seize the city, becomes implicated in a murder, Ed Beaumont, his friend and right-hand man, must decide which side he is on.

Starring: George Raft, Edward Arnold, Claire Dodd, Ray Milland, Rosalind Keith, Charles Richman, Robert Gleckler, Guinn Williams, Tammany Young, Harry Tyler ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1935-06-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Case of the Curious Bride
11.

The Case of the Curious Bride

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

After giving the District Attorney another stinging defeat, Perry plans to take a vacation in China. That is, he was, until Rhoda, his old flame, meets him at a restaurant. It seems that her husband Moxley, who had been allegedly dead for four years, is alive and demanding money as she has married into wealth. The case escalates when the police find the body of Moxley and charge her with the murder.

Starring: Warren William, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Woods, Claire Dodd, Allen Jenkins, Phillip Reed, Barton MacLane, Wini Shaw, Warren Hymer, Olin Howland ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1935-04-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : While the Patient Slept
12.

While the Patient Slept

2.9
6.1/10 IMDB

A murder occurs when greedy relatives gather to await the demise of their wealthy and very ill family patriarch.

Starring: Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee, Lyle Talbot, Patricia Ellis, Allen Jenkins, Robert Barrat, Hobart Cavanaugh, Dorothy Tree, Henry O'Neill, Russell Hicks ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1935-03-09
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Murder on a Honeymoon
13.

Murder on a Honeymoon

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A schoolteacher and amateur sleuth suspects foul play when a fellow passenger on a seaplane gets sick and dies. The third and final film with Edna May Oliver and James Gleason as the astute schoolteacher Hildegarde Withers and the New York Police Inspector Oscar Piper busy solving crimes.

Starring: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Lola Lane, George Meeker, Dorothy Libaire, Harry Ellerbe, Chick Chandler, Willie Best, Leo G. Carroll, DeWitt Jennings ..
Directed by: Lloyd Corrigan
Release date: 1935-02-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Grand Exit
14.

Grand Exit

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A Stumped insurance company is forced to re-hire the most expensive, most big-headed, but best arson investigator to solve a string of major losses.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Ann Sothern, Onslow Stevens, Robert Middlemass, Wyrley Birch, Selmer Jackson, Guy Usher, Miki Morita ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1935-10-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Bulldog Jack
15.

Bulldog Jack

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

While filling in for injured supersleuth Bulldog Drummond (Atholl Fleming), world-class cricket player Jack Pennington (Jack Hulbert) attempts to foil a criminal mastermind's (Ralph Richardson) impending heist that's targeting a valuable jewel necklace held within the British Museum. This comedic 1930s mystery features daring rescues, intense fistfights and an exciting edge-of-your seat finale aboard a runaway train.

Starring: Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson, Claude Hulbert, Gibb McLaughlin, Atholl Fleming, Paul Graetz, Harvey Braban, Henry B. Longhurst, Cyril Smith ..
Directed by: Walter Forde
Release date: 1935-09-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Casino Murder Case
16.

The Casino Murder Case

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

When Philo Vance receives a note that harm will befall Lynn at the casino that night, he takes the threat seriously while the DA dismisses it. At the casino owned by Uncle Kinkaid, Lynn is indeed poisoned under the watchful eye of Philo. However, he recovers, but the same cannot be said for Lynn's wife Virginia, who is at the family home. Only a family member could have poisoned Lynn and Virginia and everyone has their dark motives. Philo will follow the clues and find the perpetrator.

Starring: Paul Lukas, Alison Skipworth, Donald Cook, Rosalind Russell, Arthur Byron, Ted Healy, Eric Blore, Isabel Jewell, Louise Fazenda, Purnell Pratt ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1935-03-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Seven Keys to Baldpate
17.

Seven Keys to Baldpate

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

A writer, looking for some peace and quiet in order to finish a novel, takes a room at the Baldpate Inn. However, peace and quiet are the last things he gets, as there are some very strange goings-on at the establishment.

Starring: Gene Raymond, Margaret Callahan, Eric Blore, Grant Mitchell, Moroni Olsen, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Henry Travers, Walter Brennan, Ray Mayer, Erville Alderson ..
Directed by: William Hamilton
Release date: 1935-12-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Mystery of Edwin Drood
18.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A choirmaster addicted to opium and obsessed with a beautiful young woman will stop at nothing to possess her.

Starring: Claude Rains, Douglass Montgomery, Heather Angel, David Manners, Francis L. Sullivan, Valerie Hobson, Zeffie Tilbury, Ethel Griffies, E. E. Clive, Walter Kingsford ..
Directed by: Stuart Walker
Release date: 1935-02-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Night of the Party
19.

The Night of the Party

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A major newspaper publisher dies in suspicious circumstances during a parlour game at a dinner party. The publishers secretary is the obvious suspect, but the inspector isn't so sure ...

Starring: Leslie Banks, Malcolm Keen, Jane Baxter, Ian Hunter, Viola Keats, Ernest Thesiger, Jane Millican, W. Graham Brown, Muriel Aked, Gerald Barry ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1935-07-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : College Scandal
20.

College Scandal

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Julie Fresnel is a co-ed at Redgate University and her father, Dr. Henri Fresnel, is the new French professor. Julie attraction from the make students drops a bit when two of her admirers are found murdered. When an attempt on the life of a third one is made. Seth Dunlap, an instructor at the school, decides to turn detective and find the killer. Assisted by his sister, who is in love with the third student, Dunlap begins to follow the the small trail of clues left by the killer.

Starring: Arline Judge, Edward Nugent, Wendy Barrie, Mary Nash, William Stack, Kent Taylor, William Frawley, William Benedict, Benny Baker, Joyce Compton ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1935-06-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : One Frightened Night
21.

One Frightened Night

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Eccentric tycoon Jasper Whyte hosts a dinner at his mansion and announces that he will divide his money and give each guest a million dollars before the stroke of midnight. When his long-lost granddaughter suddenly arrives, Whyte changes his mind and proclaims that she will receive his entire fortune. A second lady appears at the estate, claiming that she is actually Whyte's granddaughter, Doris Waverly, and the first woman is found murdered in her room! With each guest possessing a motive, the mystery of the killer's identity briskly unfolds through a stirring series of surprises.

Starring: Charley Grapewin, Lucien Littlefield, Mary Carlisle, Regis Toomey, Arthur Hohl, Fred Kelsey, Evalyn Knapp, Clarence Wilson, Wallace Ford, Adrian Morris ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1935-05-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Rocky Mountain Mystery
22.

Rocky Mountain Mystery

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A mining engineer teams up with a crusty deputy sheriff to solve the mystery killings at an old mine where the owner's family waits for him to die, and where a valuable radium strike may have been made.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Charles 'Chic' Sale, Mrs. Leslie Carter, George F. Marion, Ann Sheridan, Florence Roberts, Kathleen Burke, Howard Wilson, Willie Fung, James Eagles ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1935-03-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Air Hawks
23.

Air Hawks

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

An air delivery service is menaced by a mad scientist with a death ray machine that blows up planes in mid-flight.

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, Tala Birell, Wiley Post, Douglass Dumbrille, Victor Kilian, Edward Van Sloan, Robert Middlemass, Marianne Edwards, Robert 'Tex' Allen, Billie Seward ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1935-05-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Remember Last Night?
24.

Remember Last Night?

2.6
6.8/10 IMDB

After a night of wild partying at a friend's house, a couple wake up to discover the party's host has been murdered in his bed.

Starring: Edward Arnold, Robert Young, Constance Cummings, George Meeker, Sally Eilers, Reginald Denny, Louise Henry, Robert Armstrong, Gregory Ratoff, Monroe Owsley ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1935-10-28
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The White Cockatoo
25.

The White Cockatoo

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

In a spooky hotel on the wind-swept coast of France, two bands of crooks are working independently of the other in an attempt to steal the inherited fortune of an American girl, Sue Tally. Along the way the heiress is kidnapped, three murders are committed, a girl appears in two places at once, mysterious persons roam about the old hotel at night and mysteriously disappear, and there is a hidden room without any doors.

Starring: Jean Muir, Ricardo Cortez, Ruth Donnelly, Minna Gombell, Walter Kingsford, John Eldredge, Gordon Westcott, Addison Richards, Pauline Garon, Arnaud de Bordes ..
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1935-01-29
26.

The Phantom Light

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Criminals pose as ghosts to scare a lighthouse keeper on the Welsh coast, in attempt to distract him. Jim Pearce deliberately maroons himself on the rock along with Alice Bright. When the light is later smashed, Jim reveals that his brother’s ship is the wreckers’ latest target, while Alice is a detective sent to investigate.

Starring: Binnie Hale, Gordon Harker, Donald Calthrop, Milton Rosmer, Ian Hunter, Herbert Lomas, Reginald Tate, Barry O'Neill, Barry O'Neill ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1935-08-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Thunder in the Night
27.

Thunder in the Night

2.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A whodunit set in Budapest, starring Edmund Lowe as a detective investigating the murder of an unemployed vaudeville actor.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Karen Morley, Paul Cavanagh, Gene Lockhart, Una O'Connor, Russell Hicks, Herman Bing, Cornelius Keefe, Gloria Roy, Bodil Rosing ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1935-09-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Mystery Man
28.

The Mystery Man

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

Hard-boiled newspaper reporter Larry Doyle (Robert Armstrong) goes a bit too far in celebrating a work bonus and wakes up on a train bound for St. Louis with only a buck on his person. To remedy the problem, Doyle pawns the revolver he's carrying. When the gun is subsequently used in a murder, Doyle's problems only multiply. In the meantime, he's also fallen in love with a comely stranger (Maxine Doyle) he convinced to impersonate his wife.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Maxine Doyle, Henry Kolker, LeRoy Mason, James Burke, Guy Usher, James P. Burtis, Monte Collins, Sam Lufkin, Otto Fries ..
Directed by: Ray McCarey
Release date: 1935-02-12
29.

The Florentine Dagger

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

A playwright descended from the Borgias becomes a murder suspect.

Starring: Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay, C. Aubrey Smith, Henry O'Neill, Robert Barrat, Florence Fair, Frank Reicher, Charles Judels, Rafaela Ottiano, Paul Porcasi ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1935-03-30
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Mystery of the Mary Celeste
30.

The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Shirley Grey, Arthur Margetson, Edmund Willard, Dennis Hoey, George Mozart, Johnnie Schofield, Gunner Moir ..
Directed by: Denison Clift
Release date: 1935-04-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Crime of Doctor Crespi
31.

The Crime of Doctor Crespi

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

A renowned hospital chief physician is persuaded, by a former lover, to operate on his former friend and partner, whom she married instead. After the successful surgery, the jilted physician gives his patient an injection...

Starring: Erich von Stroheim, Harriet Russell, Dwight Frye, Paul Guilfoyle, John Bohn, Geraldine Kay, Jean Brooks, Patsy Berlin, Dean Raymond, Joe Verdi ..
Directed by: John H. Auer
Release date: 1935-09-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Riverside Murder
32.

The Riverside Murder

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

This is a great rainy day/night murder mystery in a mansion that all whodunit lovers will appreciate. A woman reporter helps an inspector solve the deaths of four financiers on the eve of a group shareout. Based on "Les Six Hommes Morts" (Editions du Masque) by Stanislas-André Steeman.

Starring: Basil Sydney, Judy Gunn, Zoe Davis, Alastair Sim, Reginald Tate, Ian Fleming, Tom Helmore, Martin Lewis, C.M. Hallard, Aubrey Mallalieu ..
Directed by: Albert Parker
Release date: 1935-03-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes
33.

The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes

2.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Holmes, retired to Sussex, is drawn into a last case when.arch enemy Moriarty arranges with an American gang to kill one John Douglas, a country gentleman with a mysterious past. Holmes' methods baffle Watson and Lestrade, but his results astonish them. In a long flashback, the victim's wife tells the story of the sinister Vermissa Valley.

Starring: Arthur Wontner, Lyn Harding, Leslie Perrins, Ian Fleming, Charles Mortimer, Minnie Rayner, Michael Shepley, Jane Carr ..
Directed by: Leslie S. Hiscott
Release date: 1935-03-24
34.

Murder in the Fleet

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

A traitor is lurking somewhere aboard the USS Carolina, and Lt. Tom Randolph is determined to find the offender. First a revolutionary new piece of technology -- an electric firing device -- is sabotaged. Then one of the cruiser's crew is murdered. In order to catch the killer, the captain locks down the ship. With foreign dignitaries, corporate goons and even Tom's girlfriend, Betty, trapped on the vessel, there is no shortage of suspects.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Jean Parker, Ted Healy, Una Merkel, Nat Pendleton, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Byron, Frank Shields, Donald Cook, Mischa Auer ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1935-05-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Atlantic Adventure
35.

Atlantic Adventure

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

When reporter Dan Miller is once again late to meet his girl friend, Helen Murdock, because he is working on a story, Helen breaks up with him. Later, in an effort to reconcile with her, Dan misses an appointment with the district attorney, and is fired when his editor learns that the district attorney was murdered in Dan's absence. The man suspected of the crime, Mitts Coster, is rumored to be traveling to Europe aboard an ocean liner. While Dan's friend, photographer Snapper McGillicuddy, fetches Helen to the boat, under the pretense that Dan is leaving town to forget her, Dan searches the ship for Mitts, whom he does not recognize. When Helen arrives, Dan feigns illness, and she admits her love for him. When Helen learns of Dan's ruse, however, she angrily hits him with a package that a passenger gave her when she boarded the ship. The package contains a passport for Dorothy Madden, who greatly resembles Helen, and $2,000 dollars.

Starring: Nancy Carroll, Lloyd Nolan, Harry Langdon, Arthur Hohl, Robert Middlemass, John Wray, E. E. Clive, Dwight Frye, Brooks Benedict, Sammy Blum ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1935-08-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Streamline Express
36.

Streamline Express

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

A disparate group of people meet as passengers on a superspeed train crossing the U.S. Aboard are a seductive blackmailer and the stage director he intends to frame, a woman chasing her husband who is running away with the blackmail victim, and the stage director's feisty leading lady.

Starring: Victor Jory, Evelyn Venable, Esther Ralston, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ralph Forbes, Sidney Blackmer, Sidney Blackmer, Vince Barnett, Clay Clement, Bobby Watson ..
Directed by: Leonard Fields
Release date: 1935-09-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Murder In Harlem
37.

Murder In Harlem

2.3
4.9/10 IMDB

A black night watchman at a chemical factory finds the body of a murdered white woman. After he reports it, he finds himself accused of the murder.

Starring: Clarence Brooks, Laura Bowman, Dorothy Van Engle, Andrew Bishop, Alec Lovejoy, Bee Freeman, Alice B. Russell ..
Directed by: Oscar Micheaux
Release date: 1935-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Death from a Distance
38.

Death from a Distance

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

While a distinguished astronomer is giving a lecture in a planetarium, a shot rings out and one of the audience members is found dead. A tough detective and a brassy female reporter lock horns as they both try to break the case.

Starring: Russell Hopton, Lola Lane, George F. Marion, John St. Polis, Lee Kohlmar, Lew Kelly, E.H. Calvert ..
Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Release date: 1935-07-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Secrets of Chinatown
39.

Secrets of Chinatown

2.1
5.1/10 IMDB

Private detective Donegal Dawn is summoned by the police commissioner to solve the reasons for a crime wave in Chinatown.

Starring: Nick Stuart, Lucile Browne, Raymond Lawrence, James Flavin, Harry Hewitson, James McGrath, Reginald Hincks, John Barnard, Arthur Legge-Willis ..
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer
Release date: 1935-02-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Captured in Chinatown
40.

Captured in Chinatown

2.1
5.2/10 IMDB

A feud between two gangs in Chinatown breaks out into a tong war.

Starring: Marion Shilling, Tarzan, Charles Delaney, Philo McCullough, Paul Ellis, Robert Walker, Bobby Nelson, John Elliott ..
Directed by: Elmer Clifton
Release date: 1935-07-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Mysterious Mr. Wong
41.

The Mysterious Mr. Wong

2.0
4.7/10 IMDB

Bela Lugosi stars as Mr. Wong, a "harmless" Chinatown shopkeeper by day and relentless blood-thirsty pursuer of the Twelve Coins of Confucius by night. With possession of the coins, Mr. Wong will be supreme ruler of the Chinese province of Keelat, and his evil destiny will be fulfilled. A killing spree follows in dark and dangerous Chinatown as Wong gets control of 11 of the 12 coins. Reporter Jason Barton Wallace Ford and his girl Peg are hot on his trail, but soon find themselves in serious trouble when they stumble onto Wong's headquarters.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Wallace Ford, Arline Judge, E. Alyn Warren, Lotus Long, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Edward Peil Sr., Luke Chan, Lee Shumway, Etta Lee ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1935-01-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Murder by Television
42.

Murder by Television

1.8
4.1/10 IMDB

James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send agents to acquire the invention any way they can. On the night of his initial broadcast Houghland is mysteriously murdered in the middle of his demonstration and it falls to Police Chief Nelson to determine who the murderer is from the many suspects present.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, June Collyer, Huntley Gordon, George Meeker, Charles Hill Mailes, Claire McDowell, Hattie McDaniel, Allen Jung, Henry Hall ..
Directed by: Clifford Sanforth
Release date: 1935-10-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Case of the Missing Man
43.

Case of the Missing Man

1.4
6.2/10 IMDB

After an argument with his newspaper's city editor, press-photographer Jimmy Hudson quits his job and takes up free-lancing as a street-photographer for a living. He stumbles across the robbing of a jewelry store and takes a picture of one of the robbers as he is leaving the scene-of-the-crime in which murder has also been committed. At the risk of his own life, over the protests of his sweetheart, he sets a trap to catch the crook.

Starring: Roger Pryor, Joan Perry, Thurston Hall, Arthur Hohl, George McKay, Tom Dugan, James Burke, Arthur Rankin ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1935-10-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Great Hotel Murder
44.

The Great Hotel Murder

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Crime novelist Roger Blackwood competes with hotel house detective Andy McCabe in solving a murder by poisoning at a medical convention.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Victor McLaglen, Rosemary Ames, Mary Carlisle, Henry O'Neill, C. Henry Gordon, William Janney, Charles C. Wilson, John Wray, John Qualen ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1935-02-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : One New York Night
45.

One New York Night

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Foxhall Ridgeway, arriving in New York City from the West, stumbles onto a murder in the hotel room next to his. He gets tangled up into the affair, and with the aid of Phoebe, the hotel telephone operator who takes a liking to him, and also Countess Louise Browssiloff, who innocently had left some personal belongings in the murdered man's room and is most anxious to recover the incriminating evidence, Foxhall solves the murder mystery.

Starring: Franchot Tone, Una Merkel, Conrad Nagel, Harvey Stephens, Steffi Duna, Charles Starrett, Louise Henry, Tom Dugan, Harold Huber, Henry Kolker ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1935-03-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Rendezvous at Midnight
46.

Rendezvous at Midnight

1.3
5.7/10 IMDB

There are plenty of suspects when an unscrupulous, blackmailing businessman turns up dead, especially the Police Commissioner's current paramour, who actually confessed to the killing before it was committed.

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, Valerie Hobson, Catherine Doucet, Irene Ware, Helen Jerome Eddy, Purnell Pratt, Kathlyn Williams, Edgar Kennedy, Vivien Oakland, Arthur Vinton ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1935-02-11
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : Motive for Revenge
47.

Motive for Revenge

1.2
5.0/10 IMDB

Bank teller Barry Webster is driven to stealing bank funds by his mother-in-law who continually nags him about forcing her daughter Muriel to live in poverty...

Starring: Donald Cook, Irene Hervey, Doris Lloyd, Edwin Maxwell, Le Strange Millman, Russell Simpson, John Kelly, Edwin Argus, Billy West, Wheeler Oakman ..
Directed by: Burt P. Lynwood
Release date: 1935-05-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : A Scream in the Night
48.

A Scream in the Night

0.0
4.3/10 IMDB

A colonial police detective in an Eastern seaport seeks a stolen gem, and infiltrates the underworld by posing as a look-alike wharfside bar owner.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., John Ince, Zarah Tazil, Manuel López, Richard Cramer, Sheila Terry, Merrill McCormick, Philip Ahn, John Lester Johnson ..
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer
Release date: 1935-07-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : A Shot in the Dark
49.

A Shot in the Dark

0.0
5.3/10 IMDB

An amateur sleuth solves three murders at his son's New England college.

Starring: Robert Warwick, Charles Starrett, Marion Shilling, Helen Jerome Eddy, Edward Van Sloan, James Bush, Eddie Tamblyn, Julian Madison, Robert McKenzie, Doris Lloyd ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1935-01-31

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