Best Mystery Movies of 1943

1.

Meshes of the Afternoon

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

Starring: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid ..
Directed by: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid
Release date: 1943-01-01
2.

The Spider Woman

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of so-called "pajama suicides". He knows the female villain behind them is as cunning as Moriarty and as venomous as a spider. Based on "The Sign of Four" and the short stories "The Dying Detective", "The Final Problem", "The Speckled Band" and "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot".

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, Dennis Hoey, Vernon Downing, Alec Craig, Arthur Hohl, Mary Gordon, Teddy Infuhr, Donald Stuart ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1943-12-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1943 : Sherlock Holmes in Washington
3.

Sherlock Holmes in Washington

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

In World War II, a British secret agent carrying a vitally important document is kidnapped en route to Washington. The British government calls on Sherlock Holmes to recover it.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Lord, Henry Daniell, George Zucco, John Archer, Gavin Muir, Edmund MacDonald, Don Terry, Mary Gordon ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1943-03-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1943 : Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
4.

Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from a long list of suspects including the owners of the home, the staff and the patients recovering there.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Hillary Brooke, Mary Gordon, Halliwell Hobbes, Milburn Stone, Minna Phillips, Arthur Margetson, Gavin Muir ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1943-09-17
5.

Keeper of the Flame

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Famed reporter Stephen O'Malley travels to a small town to investigate the death of a national hero.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Richard Whorf, Margaret Wycherly, Forrest Tucker, Frank Craven, Stephen McNally, Percy Kilbride, Audrey Christie, Darryl Hickman ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1943-04-01
6.

Lady of Burlesque

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, J. Edward Bromberg, Iris Adrian, Gloria Dickson, Victoria Faust, Stephanie Bachelor, Charles Dingle, Marion Martin, Frank Conroy ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1943-05-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1943 : Who Killed Who?
7.

Who Killed Who?

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

A murder has occurred at Gruesome Gables, and the dog detective trying to find the killer has to deal with some suspicious suspects and a haunted house.

Starring: Robert Emmett O'Connor, Tex Avery, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, Richard Haydn, Kent Rogers ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1943-06-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1943 : Calling Dr. Death
8.

Calling Dr. Death

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Losing his memories of the last few days, neurologist Dr. Steele is told that his wife has been brutally murdered. Steele, aware of his conniving wife's infidelity, believes he may have been the killer and enlists the aid of his pretty nurse Stella to hypnotize him into recovering his lost memories.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Patricia Morison, J. Carrol Naish, David Bruce, Ramsay Ames, Fay Helm, Holmes Herbert, Alec Craig, Frederick Giermann, Lisa Golm ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1943-12-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1943 : Murder in Times Square
9.

Murder in Times Square

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

An actor becomes a suspect in the murders of four New Yorkers injected with rattlesnake venom.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Marguerite Chapman, John Litel, William Wright, Bruce Bennett, Esther Dale, Veda Ann Borg, Gerald Mohr, Sidney Blackmer, Frank O'Connor ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1943-04-01
10.

Find the Blackmailer

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A private eye is hired by a mayoral candidate to prevent any sort of adverse publicity. It seems that, somewhere in town, there's a talking blackbird who insists upon saying that the candidate will commit a murder. When the killing occurs, the candidate is implicated, and the detective is off on a hectic pursuit of the incriminating crow and the actual murderer.

Starring: Jerome Cowan, Faye Emerson, Gene Lockhart, Marjorie Hoshelle, Robert Kent, Wade Boteler, John Harmon, Lou Lubin, Bradley Page, Ralph Peters ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1943-11-06

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