Best Mystery Movies of 1943
Murder in Times Square
An actor becomes a suspect in the murders of four New Yorkers injected with rattlesnake venom.
Find the Blackmailer
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.
No Place for a Lady
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.
A radio-show mystery writer (Ruth Terry) and her rival (Frank Albertson) solve real murders.
The Unknown Guest
Residents get suspicious when a shady character takes over the local hunting lodge right after the two old-timers who own it disappear.
A district attorney sets out to vindicate his son who's been accused of murdering a nightclub singer.
Keeper of the Flame
Famed reporter Stephen O'Malley travels to a small town to investigate the death of a national hero.
The Leopard Man
When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders.
Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher
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.
After Midnight with Boston Blackie
Blackie is arrested when retrieving stolen gems from a safety deposit box for a friend.