Best Mystery Movies of 1935

1.

The 39 Steps

5.4
7.7/10 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
6.7/10 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

3.6
7.2/10 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 : Charlie Chan in Shanghai
4.

Charlie Chan in Shanghai

3.6
7.0/10 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
5.

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1935 : The Case of the Lucky Legs
6.

The Case of the Lucky Legs

3.1
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
7.

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
8.

The Glass Key

2.9
7.0/10 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 : While the Patient Slept
9.

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 : The Case of the Curious Bride
10.

The Case of the Curious Bride

2.9
6.7/10 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

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