Best Mystery Movies of 1937


The Man in the Barn

6.3/10 IMDB

After John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, he escaped to Maryland and was discovered hiding in a barn. After he refused to surrender, the barn was set afire and Booth died in the blaze. However, in 1903 a Mr. David E. George, while on his deathbed in Enid, Oklahoma, claimed to be John Wilkes Booth. This MGM An Historical Mystery series short presents evidence of the possibility that Mr. George's claim was true.

Starring: Carey Wilson, Ernie Adams, Erville Alderson, Virginia Brissac, Philo McCullough, Douglas Wood ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1937-11-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Fair Warning

Fair Warning

6.3/10 IMDB

In California's Death Valley a chemistry whiz-kid helps a sheriff track the man who murdered a wealthy mine owner who had been staying at a fancy winter resort.

Starring: J. Edward Bromberg, Betty Furness, John Payne, Victor Kilian, Gloria Roy, Andrew Tombes, Ivan Lebedeff, John Eldredge, Bill Burrud, Gavin Muir ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1937-03-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : We Have Our Moments

We Have Our Moments

6.1/10 IMDB

A trio of American crooks board a ship bound for Europe, intending to get rid of $100,000 in stolen dough. With detective John Wade breathing down their necks, the crooks stash the loot in the trunk belonging to vacationing schoolmarm Mary Smith.

Starring: Sally Eilers, James Dunn, Mischa Auer, Thurston Hall, David Niven, Warren Hymer, Marjorie Gateson, Grady Sutton, Joyce Compton, Alyce Ardell ..
Directed by: Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1937-03-28
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The Squeaker

The Squeaker

6.1/10 IMDB

London's jewel thieves are under the thumb of a mysterious fence, who ruthlessly exposes any thief who crosses him. Desperate, Scotland Yard re-hires ex-Inspector Barrabal who, as a known drunkard, is ideally suited to go undercover with a faked criminal record (which may spoil his chances with lovely Carol Stedman).

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Sebastian Shaw, Ann Todd, Tamara Desni, Robert Newton, Allan Jeayes, Alastair Sim, Stewart Rome, Mabel Terry-Lewis, Gordon McLeod ..
Directed by: William K. Howard
Release date: 1937-11-11
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Forty Naughty Girls

Forty Naughty Girls

6.2/10 IMDB

Hildegarde Withers (ZaSu Pitts) and Inspector Piper (James Gleason) try to solve a murder while attending the opening-night performance of a Broadway show. Comedy-mystery.

Starring: James Gleason, Zasu Pitts, Marjorie Lord, Joan Woodbury, Barbara Pepper, George Shelley, Frank M. Thomas, Tom Kennedy, Alan Edwards, Ada Leonard ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1937-09-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The Adventurous Blonde

The Adventurous Blonde

6.5/10 IMDB

The third of nine Torchy Blane movies. Angry that police detective Steve McBride (Barton MacLane) is giving preferential treatment to his fiancée, reporter Torchy Blane (Glenda Farrell), reporters from a rival newspaper plan a fake murder with the idea that Torchy's paper will print the story and look foolish, teaching a lesson to Torchy and McBride. The tables are turned when the fake murder turns out to be the genuine article.

Starring: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Anne Nagel, Tom Kennedy, George E. Stone, Natalie Moorhead, William Hopper, Virginia Brissac, Raymond Hatton, Carole Landis ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1937-11-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : China Passage

China Passage

5.6/10 IMDB

Americans Tommy Baldwin and Joe Dugan are hired to transport a fabulous diamond from Shanghai to San Francisco. They will be paid handsomely on success or killed on failure. The diamond is stolen as they take possession of it.

Starring: Constance Worth, Vinton Hayworth, Leslie Fenton, Gordon Jones, Alec Craig, Dick Elliott, Frank M. Thomas, George Irving, Billy Gilbert, Joyce Compton ..
Directed by: Edward Killy
Release date: 1937-03-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Love Is on the Air

Love Is on the Air

5.3/10 IMDB

A newscaster (Ronald Reagan) gets demoted for exposing the town's criminal activities over the airwaves.

Starring: Ronald Reagan, June Travis, Eddie Acuff, Ben Welden, Robert Barrat, Addison Richards, Raymond Hatton, Tommy Bupp, Dickie Jones, Willard Parker ..
Directed by: Nick Grinde
Release date: 1937-10-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The Game That Kills

The Game That Kills

6.0/10 IMDB

Charles Quigley stars as Ferguson, a rough-and-tumble hockey player who discovers that his chosen profession is nothing more than a racket, a plaything for game-fixing racketeers. When his brother is killed in a highly suspicious accident, Ferguson and team trainer Holland (J. Farrell McDonald) join forces to bring the killers to justice. Second-billed Rita Hayworth is decorative as Holland's daughter

Starring: Charles Quigley, Rita Hayworth, John Gallaudet, J. Farrell MacDonald, Arthur Loft, John Tyrrell, Paul Fix, Max Hoffman Jr., Dick Wessel, Maurice Black ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1937-09-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Girl Overboard

Girl Overboard

6.9/10 IMDB

A beautiful girl on a passenger ship is suspected of murder.

Starring: Gloria Stuart, Walter Pidgeon, Bill Burrud, Hobart Cavanaugh, Gerald Oliver Smith, Sidney Blackmer, J. Scott Smart, David Oliver, Charlotte Wynters, Russell Hicks ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1937-02-01

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