Best Mystery Movies of 1937


Lost Horizon

7.6/10 IMDB

British diplomat Robert Conway and a small group of civilians crash land in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la. Protected by the mountains from the world outside, where the clouds of World War II are gathering, Shangri-la provides a seductive escape for the world-weary Conway.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard, Thomas Mitchell, Margo, Isabel Jewell, H.B. Warner, Sam Jaffe, John Burton ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1937-03-03


7.0/10 IMDB

Karl Anton Verloc and his wife own a small cinema in a quiet London suburb where they live seemingly happily. But Mrs. Verloc does not know that her husband has a secret that will affect their relationship and threaten her teenage brother's life.

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester, John Loder, Joyce Barbour, Matthew Boulton, S. J. Warmington, William Dewhurst, Clare Greet, Aubrey Mather ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1937-01-08

Night Must Fall

7.2/10 IMDB

Wealthy widow Mrs. Bramson notices that her maid is distracted, and when she learns the girl's fiancé, Danny, is the reason, she summons him in. Mrs. Bramson's niece Olivia takes a liking to Danny, and comes to believe that he may have been involved in the disappearance of a local woman.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, May Whitty, Alan Marshal, Merle Tottenham, Kathleen Harrison, Matthew Boulton, Beryl Mercer, E. E. Clive, Eily Malyon ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1937-04-30
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Charlie Chan on Broadway

Charlie Chan on Broadway

7.0/10 IMDB

Returning from European exile where she avoided testifying against her criminal associates, a former singer with a tell-all diary is murdered to insure her silence.

Starring: Keye Luke, Joan Marsh, J. Edward Bromberg, Douglas Fowley, Harold Huber, Donald Woods, Louise Henry, Joan Woodbury, Leon Ames, Marc Lawrence ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1937-09-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Charlie Chan at the Olympics

Charlie Chan at the Olympics

7.0/10 IMDB

Get ready for a Gold Medal murder mystery! This "tense, thrilling mystery" ('California Congress of Parents and Teachers') pits Charlie Chan against international spies who are using the Berlin Olympic games as the perfect cover...for cold-blooded murder!

Starring: Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille, Pauline Moore, Allan Lane, Keye Luke, C. Henry Gordon, John Eldredge, Layne Tom Jr., Jonathan Hale, Morgan Wallace ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1937-05-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo

Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo

6.7/10 IMDB

Although Charlie and Lee are in Monaco for an art exhibit, they become caught up in a feud between rival financiers which involves the Chan's in a web of blackmail and murder.

Starring: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Virginia Field, Sidney Blackmer, Harold Huber, Kay Linaker, Robert Kent, Edward Raquello, George Lynn, Louis Mercier ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1937-12-17

Thank You, Mr. Moto

6.9/10 IMDB

Mr. Moto Heads to China on a quest for seven ancient scrolls that reveal the location of Genghis Khan's tomb—a crypt filled with fabulous treasure! But Moto isn't the only one stalking the scrolls—so is a shadowy band of thieves. But when his ruthless rivals go too far, the mild-mannered detective's quest for antiquities becomes a passion for vengeance—because if he can't bring these villains to justice... he'll bring them to their knees.

Starring: Peter Lorre, Thomas Beck, Pauline Frederick, Jayne Regan, Sidney Blackmer, Sig Ruman, John Carradine, Wilhelm von Brincken, Nedda Harrigan, Philip Ahn ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1937-12-24

Think Fast, Mr. Moto

6.7/10 IMDB

When his import/export business infiltrated by international diamond smugglers, Mr. Moto must follow a trail of clues littered with beautiful women, glittering gems and deadly assassins. Making his way from the mysterious streets of San Francisco's Chinatown to the dark and dangerous alleys of Shanghai, Mr. Moto will stop at nothing to bring the culprits to justice...even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice!

Starring: Peter Lorre, Virginia Field, Thomas Beck, Sig Ruman, Murray Kinnell, John Rogers, Lotus Long, George Cooper, J. Carrol Naish, Frederick Vogeding ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1937-07-23

They Won't Forget

7.2/10 IMDB

A southern town is rocked by scandal when teenager Mary Clay is murdered on Confederate Decoration Day. Andrew Griffin, a small-time lawyer with political ambitions, sees the crime as his ticket to the Senate if he can find the right victim to finger for the crime. He sets out to convict Robert Hale, a transplanted northerner who was Mary's teacher at the business school where she was killed. Despite the fact that all the evidence against Hale is circumstantial, Griffin works with a ruthless reporter to create a media frenzy of prejudice and hate against the teacher.

Starring: Claude Rains, Gloria Dickson, Edward Norris, Otto Kruger, Allyn Joslyn, Lana Turner, Linda Perry, Elisha Cook Jr., Cy Kendall, Clinton Rosemond ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1937-07-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Murder in Greenwich Village

Murder in Greenwich Village

6.7/10 IMDB

A society girl is suspected of murdering an artist whose brother is a notorious racketeer. In her pursuit of an alibi, she inadvertently implicates a struggling advertisement photographer. Now they must keep up the appearance of being engaged as a bumbling detective snoops around, and their initial distaste for each other blossoms into romance.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Raymond Walburn, Wyn Cahoon, Scott Kolk, Thurston Hall, Marc Lawrence, Gene Morgan, Mary Russell, George McKay ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1937-11-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The Case Of The Stuttering Bishop

The Case Of The Stuttering Bishop

6.2/10 IMDB

A Bishop from Australia comes to Perry to ask him to take a case of a woman wrongly accused of manslaughter 22 years before. The case would involve the wealthy Mr. Brownley and the fact that his alleged granddaughter may be an imposter. With that, the Bishop leaves and is clubbed in his hotel room. Soon after, he leaves on a boat and Perry meets the woman - Ida Gilbert. Perry goes to see Mr. Brownley, but gets nowhere. Later that night, Brownley is to meet Ida, but he is shot by a woman who drops Ida's gun. Ida is arrested for the murder of Mr. Brownley and Perry gets involved.

Starring: Donald Woods, Ann Dvorak, Anne Nagel, Linda Perry, Craig Reynolds, Gordon Oliver, Joseph Crehan, Helen MacKellar, Edward McWade, Tom Kennedy ..
Directed by: William Clemens
Release date: 1937-06-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Smart Blonde

Smart Blonde

6.5/10 IMDB

Ambitious reporter Torchy Blane guides her policeman boyfriend to correctly pinpoint who shot the man she was interviewing.

Starring: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Addison Richards, Wini Shaw, Charlotte Wynters, Robert Paige, Tom Kennedy, Jane Wyman, Max Wagner, Joseph Crehan ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1937-01-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The League of Frightened Men

The League of Frightened Men

5.9/10 IMDB

Nero Wolfe agrees to investigate a series of murders that seem to be tied in with a past Harvard hazing prank that went awry.

Starring: Walter Connolly, Lionel Stander, Eduardo Ciannelli, Irene Hervey, Victor Kilian, Nana Bryant, Walter Kingsford, Ian Wolfe, Leonard Mudie, Rafaela Ottiano ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1937-05-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The Adventurous Blonde

The Adventurous Blonde

6.4/10 IMDB

The third of nine Torchy Blane movies. Angry that police detective Steve McBride (Barton MacLane) is giving preferential treatment to his reporter-fiancée, 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. 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 : The Westland Case

The Westland Case

6.0/10 IMDB

A detective must solve a case where a girl was murdered in a room--and all the doors and windows were locked from the inside.

Starring: Preston Foster, Frank Jenks, Carol Hughes, Barbara Pepper, Astrid Allwyn, Clarence Wilson, Theodore von Eltz, George Meeker, Russell Hicks, Selmer Jackson ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1937-10-30
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Fair Warning

Fair Warning

6.2/10 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 : Back in Circulation

Back in Circulation

6.3/10 IMDB

Morning Express ace reporter 'Timmy' Blake uses her wiles and charms to get the scoop on rival papers, and keep her editor happy. When the Express gets a tip that a wealthy old man was poisoned and 'Timmy' spots the young widow in a nightclub only a day later, she descends on the town where the death took place to dig out the facts. When her reporting results in the arrest of the young widow, 'Timmy' continues to dig, since she isn't quite convinced that the facts she reported cover all the angles.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Joan Blondell, Margaret Lindsay, John Litel, Eddie Acuff, Craig Reynolds, George E. Stone, Walter Byron, Ben Welden, Regis Toomey ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1937-09-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Love from a Stranger

Love from a Stranger

6.5/10 IMDB

Ann Harding plays a lovely but somewhat naive young woman who goes on a European vacation after winning a lottery. Swept off her feet by charming Basil Rathbone, Harding finds herself married before she is fully able to grasp the situation. Slowly but surely, Rathbone's loving veneer crumbles; when he casually asks Harding to sign a document turning her entire fortune over to him, she deduces that her days are numbered.

Starring: Ann Harding, Basil Rathbone, Binnie Hale, Bruce Seton, Jean Cadell, Bryan Powley, Joan Hickson, Donald Calthrop, Eugene Leahy, Ben Williams ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1937-04-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The Thirteenth Chair

The Thirteenth Chair

6.3/10 IMDB

A phony psychic tries to solve a murder that took place during her seance.

Starring: May Whitty, Lewis Stone, Madge Evans, Thomas Beck, Elissa Landi, Charles Trowbridge, Henry Daniell, Janet Beecher, Ralph Forbes, Heather Thatcher ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1937-05-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Dinner at the Ritz

Dinner at the Ritz

6.0/10 IMDB

The daughter of a murdered financier works as a jewelry salesperson while she tracks her father's colleagues who plotted against him.

Starring: Annabella, David Niven, Paul Lukas, Romney Brent, Francis L. Sullivan, Stewart Rome, Frederick Leister, William Dewhurst, Tyrell Davis, Vivienne Chatterton ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster
Release date: 1937-11-26
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : We Have Our Moments

We Have Our Moments

6.3/10 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 : Bulldog Drummond Escapes

Bulldog Drummond Escapes

6.0/10 IMDB

Drummond manages to save a woman from jumping in front of his car but she runs away with his car. He traces her and she asks him to help her out of a dangerous situation.

Starring: Ray Milland, Guy Standing, Heather Angel, Reginald Denny, Porter Hall, Fay Holden, E. E. Clive, Walter Kingsford, P.J. Kelly, Charles McNaughton ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1937-01-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The King Without a Crown

The King Without a Crown

5.9/10 IMDB

This short explores the possibility that Louis XVII, son of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, escaped death during the French Revolution and was raised by Indians in America.

Starring: Carey Wilson, Scotty Beckett, John Burton, Doris Lloyd, Leonard Mudie, Zeffie Tilbury ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1937-10-09
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : We're on the Jury

We're on the Jury

5.9/10 IMDB

A juror at a murder trial is convinced the defendant is innocent.

Starring: Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Phillip Huston, Louise Latimer, Vinton Hayworth, Robert McWade, Maxine Jennings, Frank M. Thomas, Colleen Clare, Billy Gilbert ..
Directed by: Ben Holmes
Release date: 1937-02-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Bulldog Drummond Comes Back

Bulldog Drummond Comes Back

5.9/10 IMDB

Drummond's girlfriend is kidnapped by his enemies and he along with his friend Nielsen, an inspector from Scotland Yard, follow the trail and try to rescue her from the kidnappers.

Starring: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny, E. E. Clive, J. Carrol Naish, Helen Freeman, Zeffie Tilbury, John Sutton, Rita Page ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1937-09-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Under Cover of Night

Under Cover of Night

5.8/10 IMDB

A detective (Edmund Lowe) trails a professor (Henry Daniell) who stole credit for his wife's research, then killed her.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Florence Rice, Nat Pendleton, Henry Daniell, Sara Haden, Dean Jagger, Frank Reicher, Zeffie Tilbury, Henry Kolker, Marla Shelton ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1937-01-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The Man in the Barn

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 : The High Command

The High Command

5.9/10 IMDB

A general must come to terms with a crime he commited years earlier.

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Lucie Mannheim, Steven Geray, James Mason, Leslie Perrins, Allan Jeayes, Michael Lambart, Kathleen Gibson, Tom Gill, Wally Patch ..
Directed by: Thorold Dickinson
Release date: 1937-08-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Bulldog Drummond's Revenge

Bulldog Drummond's Revenge

5.8/10 IMDB

Captain Drummond is travelling to Switzerland to marry his girlfriend. However, when a cargo containing dangerous explosives goes missing from its place, Drummond is forced to delay his plans.

Starring: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny, E. E. Clive, Frank Puglia, Nydia Westman, Robert Gleckler, Lucien Littlefield, John Sutton ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1937-12-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Sh! The Octopus

Sh! The Octopus

5.4/10 IMDB

Comedy-mystery finds Detectives Kelly and Dempsey trapped in a deserted lighthouse with a group of strangers who are being terrorized by a killer octopus AND a mysterious crime figure named after the title sea creature.

Starring: Hugh Herbert, Allen Jenkins, Marcia Ralston, John Eldredge, George Rosener, Brandon Tynan, Eric Stanley, Margaret Irving, Elspeth Dudgeon ..
Directed by: William C. McGann
Release date: 1937-12-14
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 : London by Night

London by Night

6.0/10 IMDB

A newspaperman, his canine companion, and an adventurous socialite investigate an umbrella-wielding murderer who is terrorizing a London neighborhood.

Starring: George Murphy, Rita Johnson, Virginia Field, Leo G. Carroll, George Zucco, Montagu Love, Eddie Quillan, Leonard Mudie, J. M. Kerrigan, Neil Fitzgerald ..
Directed by: Wilhelm Thiele
Release date: 1937-07-30
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Silver Blaze

Silver Blaze

5.7/10 IMDB

Holmes takes a vacation and visits his old friend Sir Henry Baskerville. His vacation ends when he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a double-murder mystery. Now he's got to find Professor Moriarty and the horse Silver Blaze before the great cup final horse race.

Starring: Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming, Lyn Harding, John Turnbull, Minnie Rayner, Judy Gunn, Robert Horton, Lawrence Grossmith, Arthur Macrae ..
Directed by: Thomas Bentley
Release date: 1937-07-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Forty Naughty Girls

Forty Naughty Girls

6.0/10 IMDB

Hildegarde Withers and Inspector Piper try to solve a murder while attending a popular Broadway show.

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 13th Man

The 13th Man

5.8/10 IMDB

A tough district attorney has been cleaning up the town, and has already imprisoned twelve dangerous criminals. As he is about to name the target for his next investigation, he is murdered in the midst of a crowd. The police have many suspects and hardly any clues, so two reporters decide to investigate for themselves.

Starring: Weldon Heyburn, Inez Courtney, Selmer Jackson, Matty Fain, Milburn Stone, Grace Durkin, Robert Homans, Eadie Adams, Sidney Payne, Dewey Robinson ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1937-06-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Super-Sleuth


5.7/10 IMDB

A movie actor playing a detective gets carried away with his role and starts trying to solve real-life crimes.

Starring: Jack Oakie, Ann Sothern, Eduardo Ciannelli, Alan Bruce, Edgar Kennedy, Joan Woodbury, Bradley Page, Paul Guilfoyle, Willie Best, William Corson ..
Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
Release date: 1937-07-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : China Passage

China Passage

5.3/10 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

5.4/10 IMDB

A newscaster 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

5.9/10 IMDB

Ferguson is 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 join forces to bring the killers to justice.

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 : The Shadow Strikes

The Shadow Strikes

4.8/10 IMDB

Lamont Cranston assumes his secret identity as "The Shadow", to break up an attempted robbery at an attorney's office. When the police search the scene, Cranston must assume the identity of the attorney. Before he can leave, a phone call summons the attorney to the home of Delthern, a wealthy client, who wants a new will drawn up. As Cranston meets with him, Delthern is suddenly shot, and Cranston is quickly caught up in a new mystery.

Starring: Rod La Rocque, Agnes Anderson, James Blakeley, Walter McGrail, William Kellogg, Cy Kendall, Kenneth Harlan, Norman Ainsley, John St. Polis, Wilson Benge ..
Directed by: Lynn Shores
Release date: 1937-10-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The Great Hospital Mystery

The Great Hospital Mystery

6.2/10 IMDB

A nurse's brother who's pursued by the mob, hides out in a hospital by pretending to be a patient.

Starring: Jane Darwell, Sig Ruman, Joan Davis, Sally Blane, Thomas Beck, William Demarest, Wade Boteler, Howard Phillips, Lona Andre, George Walcott ..
Directed by: James Tinling
Release date: 1937-05-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The Crime Nobody Saw

The Crime Nobody Saw

6.0/10 IMDB

Three playwrights develop a plot around a drunk who gets killed in their apartment.

Starring: Lew Ayres, Ruth Coleman, Eugene Pallette, Benny Baker, Vivienne Osborne, Colin Tapley, Howard Hickman, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Jed Prouty, Hattie McDaniel ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1937-03-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The Shadow

The Shadow

6.8/10 IMDB

Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the big top. Egotistical equestrian star Senor Martinet, however, holds $60,000 of notes signed by the Colonel and due in 24 hours. When a mysterious shadowy figure is seen on the circus lot, and Martinet is murdered in the center ring during his performance, there are suspects aplenty, including Vindecco, Martinet's badly abused hunchback assistant.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Charles Quigley, Marc Lawrence, Arthur Loft, Dick Curtis, Vernon Dent, Marjorie Main, Donald Kirke, Dwight Frye, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Charles C. Coleman
Release date: 1937-12-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Boots of Destiny

Boots of Destiny

6.5/10 IMDB

Both Harmon and his men and a Mexican gang are after a treasure hidden on the Wilson ranch. Acey learns of their raid and goes to get Ken only to find him in jail for a murder he did not commit.

Starring: Ken Maynard, Claudia Dell, Vince Barnett, Ed Cassidy, Martín Garralaga, George Morrell, Fred Cordova, Sidney D'Albrook, Ed Cassidy, Merrill McCormick ..
Directed by: Arthur Rosson
Release date: 1937-07-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : She Asked for It

She Asked for It

6.1/10 IMDB

Dwight Stanford and his wife, Penny, are a pair of spendthrifts who can't hold on to money, dependent for support on Dwight's rich uncle, who sends them a monthly allowance. Conrad Norris, Dwight's cousin, disapproves of Dwight and Penny, and resents his uncle's generosity. The uncle is the victim of a hit-and-run accident and, there being no will, Conrad, as next of kin, inherits. Switch, the uncle's lawyer, tells Dwight he is shutout with no hope of appeal. Dwight starts writing mystery novels about a fictional detective named Steven Knight, which become instant hits and the money pours in.

Starring: William Gargan, Orien Heyward, Vivienne Osborne, Richard Carle, Roland Drew, Harry Beresford, Alan Birmingham, Harry Fleischmann, Tully Marshall, Miki Morita ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1937-09-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The Frog

The Frog

6.4/10 IMDB

In this Edgar Wallace adaptation, Sergeant Elk (a lugubrious Gordon Harker) sets out to unmask the Frog, the evil mastermind heading up a mysterious network responsible for a litany of sensational crimes. Wallace was one of the first British authors to capitalise on the potential of cinema to increase his already considerable celebrity. His luridly titled thrillers depicting shady underworlds remained popular film sources long after his death in 1932. This lavish production boasts a distinguished cast and delivers on all fronts: from romance and exotic cabaret acts, to heaps of tension and a dramatic reveal.

Starring: Gordon Harker, Jack Hawkins, Noah Beery, Richard Ainley, Vivian Gaye, Esme Percy, Felix Aylmer, Carol Goodner ..
Directed by: Jack Raymond
Release date: 1937-03-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : The Great Gambini

The Great Gambini

6.2/10 IMDB

A millionaire is found murdered in his apartment. Suspicion falls on a variety of suspects, including his fiancée and her parents, the butler, and a professional mentalist known as The Great Gambini.

Starring: Akim Tamiroff, Marian Marsh, John Trent, Genevieve Tobin, Reginald Denny, Roland Drew, William Demarest, Edward Brophy, Alan Birmingham, Lya Lys ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1937-06-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Under Suspicion

Under Suspicion

6.2/10 IMDB

Jack Holt stars as Robert Bailey, a Henry Ford-like auto industrialist who decides to give his millions away to various charitable causes. Naturally, this arouses hostility amongst Bailey's friends, relatives and associates, some of whom have murder on their minds.

Starring: Jack Holt, Katherine DeMille, Luis Alberni, Rosalind Keith, Esther Muir, Purnell Pratt, Maurice Murphy, Morgan Wallace, Granville Bates, Craig Reynolds ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1937-11-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Blake of Scotland Yard

Blake of Scotland Yard

3.5/10 IMDB

Sir James Blake has retired from Scotland Yard so that he can assist his niece Hope and her friend Jerry in developing an apparatus they have invented. Sir James thinks that their invention has the potential to prevent wars, and plans to donate it to the League of Nations. But a gang of criminals led by the elusive "Scorpion" steals the device, and Blake and his associates must recover the invention and determine the identity of the "Scorpion".

Starring: Ralph Byrd, Joan Barclay, Lloyd Hughes, Dickie Jones, Lucille Lund, Nick Stuart, Sam Flint, Gail Newbury, Jimmy Aubrey, Theodore Lorch ..
Directed by: Bob Hill
Release date: 1937-01-30
Best Mystery Movies of 1937 : Girl Overboard

Girl Overboard

6.1/10 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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