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
3.

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
4.

Sherlock Holmes in Washington

3.6
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
5.

Keeper of the Flame

3.6
6.7/10 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.

The Seventh Victim

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A young woman searches for her missing sister who, unknown to her, has become involved with a group of Satan worshippers in Greenwich Village.

Starring: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Hugh Beaumont, Erford Gage, Isabel Jewell, Evelyn Brent, Ben Bard, Chef Milani, Marguerita Sylva ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1943-08-21
7.

The Leopard Man

3.5
6.8/10 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
Best Mystery Movies of 1943 : The Ghost Ship
8.

The Ghost Ship

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Captain Stone's newly recruited officer, Tom Merriam, idolizes his senior who treats him like a friend. But when a couple of his crew members die mysteriously, Tom starts doubting Stone's authority.

Starring: Richard Dix, Russell Wade, Edith Barrett, Ben Bard, Edmund Glover, Sir Lancelot, Lawrence Tierney, Dewey Robinson, Skelton Knaggs, Alec Craig ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1943-12-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1943 : Journey into Fear
9.

Journey into Fear

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Río, Ruth Warrick, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Durant, Everett Sloane, Eustace Wyatt, Frank Readick, Edgar Barrier, Jack Moss ..
Directed by: Norman Foster, Orson Welles
Release date: 1943-01-07
10.

The Fallen Sparrow

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

Imprisoned during the Spanish Civil War, John "Kit" McKittrick is released when a New York City policeman pulls some strings. Upon returning to America, McKittrick hears that a friend has committed suicide, and he begins to smell a rat. During his investigation, McKittrick questions three beautiful women, one of whom has a tie to his refugee past. Pursued by Nazi operatives, McKittrick learns of the death of another friend, and begins to suspect the dark Dr. Skaas.

Starring: John Garfield, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, Patricia Morison, Martha O'Driscoll, Bruce Edwards, John Banner, John Miljan, Hugh Beaumont, George Lloyd ..
Directed by: Richard Wallace
Release date: 1943-08-19

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