Best Mystery Movies of 1943


Murder in Times Square

6.9/10 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

Find the Blackmailer

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1943 : No Place for a Lady

No Place for a Lady

6.7/10 IMDB

William Gargan and Margaret Lindsay, stars of Columbia's "Ellery Queen" series, were reunited for the like-minded comedy/mystery No Place for a Lady. Gargan plays private eye Jess Arno, while Lindsay is Jess' ever-faithful, long-suffering fiancee June Terry.

Starring: William Gargan, Margaret Lindsay, Phyllis Brooks, Dick Purcell, Jerome Cowan ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1943-02-11
Best Mystery Movies of 1943 : Mystery Broadcast

Mystery Broadcast

6.8/10 IMDB

A radio-show mystery writer (Ruth Terry) and her rival (Frank Albertson) solve real murders.

Starring: Frank Albertson, Ruth Terry, Nils Asther, Wynne Gibson, Paul Harvey, Mary Treen, Addison Richards, Joseph Crehan, Alice Fleming, Francis Pierlot ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1943-11-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1943 : The Unknown Guest

The Unknown Guest

5.8/10 IMDB

Residents get suspicious when a shady character takes over the local hunting lodge right after the two old-timers who own it disappear.

Starring: Victor Jory, Pamela Blake, Veda Ann Borg, Harry Hayden, Paul Fix ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1943-10-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1943 : False Faces

False Faces

5.5/10 IMDB

A district attorney sets out to vindicate his son who's been accused of murdering a nightclub singer.

Starring: Stanley Ridges, William Henry, Rex Williams, Veda Ann Borg, Janet Shaw, Joseph Crehan, Chester Clute, John Maxwell, Dick Wessel, Billy Nelson ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1943-05-28

Keeper of the Flame

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

The Leopard Man

6.9/10 IMDB

When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Jean Brooks, James Bell, Abner Biberman, Ariel Heath, Ben Bard, Margo, Isabel Jewell, Margaret Landry, Kate Lawson ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1943-05-19

Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher

0.0/10 IMDB

Cosmo Jones, a correspondence-school detective from a small town, comes to the big city to offer his services to the police. He happens by where a gangster is killed by an opposing gang. Socialite Phyllis Blake is running around with gang member Tom and the opposing gang plan on kidnapping her. Cosmo is with Sergeant Flanagan when the attempt is made in front of a night club, where a bystander is seriously wounded in the gun-battle. Police Chief Murphy blames Flanagan for the shooting and demotes him. Cosmo, with the aid of a porter, Eustace and Flanagan's fiancée, Susan, tries to find the killer. Phyllis is finally kidnapped and Cosmo decides the act was committed by one of the two gangs. He has her father place an ad in the newspaper that contact has been made with the kidnappers. Each gang thinks the other is pulling a double cross, and one gang wipes out the other.

Starring: Edgar Kennedy, Richard Cromwell, Gale Storm, Mantan Moreland, Frank Graham, Herbert Rawlinson, Tris Coffin, Charles Jordan, Vince Barnett, Emmett Vogan ..
Directed by: James Tinling
Release date: 1943-01-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1943 : After Midnight with Boston Blackie

After Midnight with Boston Blackie

0.0/10 IMDB

Blackie is arrested when retrieving stolen gems from a safety deposit box for a friend.

Starring: Chester Morris, Richard Lane, Ann Savage, George E. Stone, Lloyd Corrigan, Cy Kendall, George McKay, Al Hill, Walter Sande, Walter Baldwin ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1943-03-18

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