Best Mystery Movies of 1944

1.

Double Indemnity

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Richard Gaines, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Fortunio Bonanova, Byron Barr, John Berry ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1944-06-14
2.

Laura

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating.

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson, Dorothy Adams, Wally Albright, Bobby Barber, Harry Carter, Lane Chandler ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1944-10-11
3.

Gaslight

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

A newlywed fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.

Starring: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, May Whitty, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Everest, Tom Stevenson, Heather Thatcher, Lawrence Grossmith, Halliwell Hobbes ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1944-05-04
4.

The Woman in the Window

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Edmund Breon, Dan Duryea, Thomas E. Jackson, Dorothy Peterson, Arthur Loft, Frank Dawson, Robert Blake ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1944-10-25
5.

Murder, My Sweet

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Gumshoe Philip Marlowe is hired by the oafish Moose Malloy to track down his former girlfriend. He's also hired to accompany an effeminate playboy buy back some jewels. When the exchange results in the playboy's murder, Marlowe can't leave the case alone, and soon discovers it's related to Malloy's. As he gets drawn deeper into a complex web of intrigue by a mysterious blonde, the detective finds his own life in increasing jeopardy.

Starring: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Mike Mazurki, Miles Mander, Otto Kruger, Douglas Walton, Donald Douglas, Esther Howard, Ralf Harolde ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1944-12-14
6.

The Uninvited

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A brother and sister move into an old seaside house they find has been abandoned for many years on the English coast. Their original enchantment with the house diminishes as they hear stories of the previous owners and meet their daughter (now a young woman) who lives as a neighbor with her grandfather. Also heard are unexplained sounds during the night. It becomes obvious that the house is haunted.

Starring: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Gail Russell, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Alan Napier, Dorothy Stickney, Barbara Everest, Queenie Leonard, Rita Page ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1944-02-18
7.

Ministry of Fear

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Stephen Neale is released into WWII England after two years in an asylum, but it doesn't seem so sane outside either. On his way back to London to rejoin civilization, he stumbles across a murderous spy ring and doesn't quite know to whom to turn.

Starring: Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond, Hillary Brooke, Percy Waram, Dan Duryea, Alan Napier, Erskine Sanford, Harry Allen, Frank Baker ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1944-05-19
8.

The Thin Man Goes Home

4.0
7.3/10 IMDB

On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven, Anne Revere, Helen Vinson, Harry Davenport, Leon Ames, Donald Meek, Edward Brophy ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1944-12-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : At Land
9.

At Land

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

A woman lies on the sand, left there by the tides and waves (and in a pose that would be copied in From Here to Eternity). She reaches up across tree roots and makes a difficult climb. Only to discover herself climbing horizontally along a long dinner table as bourgeoise black-tie guests chat and drink and smoke, oblivious to her. At the top of the table, a man is playing chess but abandons the game. Fascinated, she gazes at board, the pieces moving unaided. The woman chases a pawn as it falls to the floor. Falls down a waterfall. Is lost.

Starring: Maya Deren, John Cage, Parker Tyler, Alexander Hammid, Hella Heyman ..
Directed by: Maya Deren
Release date: 1944-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : A Canterbury Tale
10.

A Canterbury Tale

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Three modern day pilgrims investigate a bizarre crime in a small town on the way to Canterbury.

Starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet, Charles Hawtrey, Esmond Knight, Hay Petrie, George Merritt, Edward Rigby, Freda Jackson ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1944-08-21
11.

Phantom Lady

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A mystery woman is a murder suspect's only alibi for the night of his wife's death.

Starring: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis, Aurora Miranda, Thomas Gomez, Fay Helm, Elisha Cook Jr., Andrew Tombes, Regis Toomey, Joseph Crehan ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1944-01-28
12.

Between Two Worlds

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got onboard or where they are going. Soon it becomes apparent that they all have something in common.

Starring: John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Eleanor Parker, Edmund Gwenn, Sydney Greenstreet, George Tobias, George Coulouris, Faye Emerson, Sara Allgood, Dennis King ..
Directed by: Edward A. Blatt
Release date: 1944-05-20
13.

The Pearl of Death

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The famous Borgia Pearl, a valuable gem with a history of bringing murder and misfortune to its owner since the days of the Borgias, is brought to London, thanks in part to Sherlock Holmes. But before long the jewel is stolen, due to an error on Holmes' part, and shortly thereafter, a series of horrible murders begin, the murderer leaving his victims with their spines snapped and surrounded by a mass of smashed china.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Evelyn Ankers, Miles Mander, Ian Wolfe, Charles Francis, Holmes Herbert, Richard Aherne, Mary Gordon ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1944-08-01
14.

The Scarlet Claw

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

When a woman is found dead with her throat torn out, the local villagers blame a supernatural monster. But Sherlock Holmes, who gets drawn into the case from nearby Quebec, suspects a human murderer.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gerald Hamer, Paul Cavanagh, Arthur Hohl, Miles Mander, Kay Harding, David Clyde, Ian Wolfe, Victoria Horne ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1944-05-18
15.

The Mask of Dimitrios

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A mystery writer is intrigued by the tale of notorious criminal Dimitrios Makropolous, whose body was found washed up on the shore in Istanbul. He decides to follow the career of Dimitrios around Europe, in order to learn more about the man. Along the way he is joined by the mysterious Mr. Peters, who has his own motivation.

Starring: Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen, Steven Geray, Florence Bates, Eduardo Ciannelli, Kurt Katch, Marjorie Hoshelle ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1944-06-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : The Lodger
16.

The Lodger

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In Victorian era London, the inhabitants of a family home with rented rooms upstairs fear the new lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Starring: Merle Oberon, Laird Cregar, George Sanders, Cedric Hardwicke, Sara Allgood, Aubrey Mather, Queenie Leonard, Doris Lloyd, David Clyde, Helena Pickard ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1944-01-19
17.

The Curse of the Cat People

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Amy, the young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed, befriends her father's late first wife and an aging, reclusive actress.

Starring: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph, Ann Carter, Eve March, Sir Lancelot, Julia Dean, Elizabeth Russell, Erford Gage, Nita Hunter ..
Directed by: Gunther von Fritsch, Robert Wise
Release date: 1944-04-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Black Magic
18.

Black Magic

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Chinese detective Charlie Chan solves a murder linked to the occult. This movie had an alternative title: Meeting at Midnight.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Frances Chan, Joseph Crehan, Helen Beverly, Jacqueline deWit, Geraldine Wall, Ralph Peters, Frank Jaquet, Edward Earle ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1944-08-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat
19.

Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

To solve the murder of a man shot in a locked room, Chan must wade through a Fun House, the writings of an unscrupulous author, and chess pieces.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, Benson Fong, Ian Keith, Sam Flint, Cy Kendall, Weldon Heyburn, Anthony Warde, John Davidson ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1944-05-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Charlie Chan in the Secret Service
20.

Charlie Chan in the Secret Service

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

Charlie Chan is an agent of the US government working in Washington DC and he is assigned to investigate the murder of the inventor of a highly advanced torpedo. Aiding Chan is his overeager but dull-witted son Tommy and his daughter Iris.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Arthur Loft, Gwen Kenyon, Sarah Edwards, George J. Lewis, Marianne Quon, Benson Fong, Muni Seroff, Barry Bernard ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1944-02-14
21.

Bluebeard

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Young female models are being strangled. Will law enforcement be able to stop the crime wave before more women become victims?

Starring: John Carradine, Jean Parker, Nils Asther, Ludwig Stössel, George Pembroke, Teala Loring, Sonia Sorel, Henry Kolker, Emmett Lynn, Iris Adrian ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1944-11-11
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Dead Man's Eyes
22.

Dead Man's Eyes

2.9
6.0/10 IMDB

Artist David Stuart is blinded by a jealous assistant / model. His fiance's father generously offers his eyes for a sight restoring operation. There's only one hitch: Stuart has to wait until after the man dies. Not surprisingly, when the benefactor dies a very premature death, suspicion falls on the artist.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Acquanetta, Jean Parker, Paul Kelly, Thomas Gomez, Jonathan Hale, Edward Fielding, George Meeker, Pierre Watkin, Eddie Dunn ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1944-11-10
23.

One Body Too Many

2.8
5.4/10 IMDB

An insurance salesman, Albert Tuttle, is hired as a body guard for a millionaire.

Starring: Jack Haley, Jean Parker, Bela Lugosi, Blanche Yurka, Lyle Talbot, Douglas Fowley, Fay Helm, Lucien Littlefield, Bernard Nedell, Dorothy Granger ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1944-11-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : A Night of Adventure
24.

A Night of Adventure

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

A lawyer tries to clear his wife's lover of murder charges.

Starring: Tom Conway, Audrey Long, Edward Brophy, Jean Brooks, Louis Borell, Addison Richards, Nancy Gates, Russell Hopton, Claire Carleton, Emory Parnell ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1944-06-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : The Halfway House
25.

The Halfway House

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A group of travellers, each with a personal problem that they want to hide, arrive at a mysterious Welsh country inn. There is a certain strangeness in the air as they are greeted by the innkeeper and his daughter. Why are all the newspapers a year old? And why doesn't Gwyneth seem to cast a shadow?

Starring: Mervyn Johns, Glynis Johns, Sally Ann Howes, Françoise Rosay, Tom Walls, Esmond Knight, Guy Middleton, Valerie French, Valerie White, Moses Jones ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1944-02-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : When Strangers Marry
26.

When Strangers Marry

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.

Starring: Dean Jagger, Kim Hunter, Robert Mitchum, Neil Hamilton, Lou Lubin, Milton Kibbee, Dewey Robinson, Claire Whitney, Edward Keane, Virginia Sale ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1944-08-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Weird Woman
27.

Weird Woman

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

After bringing his beautiful new wife Paula home to America from the remote island on which she was raised, Professor Norman Reed begins to feel the clash between his world of rational science and hers of bizarre dancing and freaky voodoo rituals. Norman's stuck-up friends also sense Paula's strangeness, and soon their meddling gossip and suspicious scheming push the poor woman to use her magic to defend herself and her husband – and maybe even to kill! Or is it just the power of suggestion...?

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Anne Gwynne, Evelyn Ankers, Ralph Morgan, Elisabeth Risdon, Lois Collier, Harry Hayden, Elizabeth Russell, Phil Brown, Kay Harding ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1944-03-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Strangers in the Night
28.

Strangers in the Night

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

In this Gothic tale, a returning WW2 vet goes looking for a small-town girl whom he knows only from letters. Its the pretext for an off-beat treatment of sexual frustration morphing into a dangerous delusion, and eventually murder.

Starring: William Terry, Virginia Grey, Helene Thimig, Edith Barrett, Anne O'Neal, Audley Anderson, Jimmie Lucas, Roy Butler, Charles Sullivan, Frances Morris ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1944-09-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : The Last Ride
29.

The Last Ride

2.7
5.6/10 IMDB

A police lieutenant is determined to bust the gang of crooks selling defective automobile tires.

Starring: Richard Travis, Eleanor Parker, Charles Lang, Cy Kendall, Jack La Rue, Mary Gordon, Wade Boteler, Harry Lewis, Tod Andrews ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1944-10-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : The Girl Who Dared
30.

The Girl Who Dared

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

A group of people are invited to a party at a creepy mansion where legend has it a ghost appears once a year.

Starring: Lorna Gray, Peter Cookson, Grant Withers, Veda Ann Borg, John Hamilton, Willie Best, Vivien Oakland, Roy Barcroft ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1944-08-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : The Falcon in Hollywood
31.

The Falcon in Hollywood

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Suave amateur detective Tom Lawrence--aka Michael Arlen's literary hero The Falcon--arrives in Hollywood for some rest and relaxation, only to find himself involved in the murder of a movie actor. There's no shortage of suspects: the costume designer to whom he was married, a tyrannical director, a beautiful young French starlet, a Shakespeare-quoting producer, even a New York gangster. Helping The Falcon solve the crime is a cute, wise-cracking cab driver and a pair of bumbling cops.

Starring: Tom Conway, Veda Ann Borg, Barbara Hale, Sheldon Leonard, Rita Corday, Jean Brooks, Konstantin Shayne, John Abbott, Emory Parnell, Frank Jenks ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1944-12-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Nine Girls
32.

Nine Girls

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

One of the members of a sorority is found murdered. Although the police are called in to investigate, some of the girls decide to do some sleuthing on their own to unmask the killer.

Starring: Ann Harding, Evelyn Keyes, Anita Louise, Jeff Donnell, Nina Foch, William Demarest, Leslie Brooks, Jinx Falkenburg, Marcia Mae Jones, Lynn Merrick ..
Directed by: Leigh Jason
Release date: 1944-02-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Strange Affair
33.

Strange Affair

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Eminent psychiatrist Dr. Brenner invites cartoonist Bill Harrison and his wife, Jack, to a banquet honoring war refugees. Bill volunteers to pick up fellow psychiatrist Dr. Baumler at the train station, but the man vanishes when he has Bill stop so he can use a pay phone. At the dinner, Bill and Jack are seated with Brenner's daughter, Freda, and, to Bill's surprise, another man is introduced as Baumler -- who dies moments later.

Starring: Allyn Joslyn, Evelyn Keyes, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan, Nina Foch, Hugo Haas, Shemp Howard, Frank Jenks, Erwin Kalser, Tonio Selwart ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1944-10-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Dark Waters
34.

Dark Waters

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Leslie Calvin, the sole survivor of a submarine accident, goes to her relatives in order to recover emotionally. Unfortunately, she encounters various scam artists led by Mr. Sydney who intend to kill her and steal the family assets. Dr. George Grover helps Leslie to defeat Sydney.

Starring: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter, Elisha Cook Jr., John Qualen, Rex Ingram, Nina Mae McKinney, Odette Myrtil, Eugene Borden ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1944-11-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : The Whistler
35.

The Whistler

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Earl Conrad, an industrialist, blames himself for the death of his wife, as he failed to rescue her from drowning in the sea. He wants to end his life and hires a killer to kill him.

Starring: Richard Dix, Gloria Stuart, J. Carrol Naish, Alan Dinehart, Trevor Bardette, William Benedict, Charles Coleman, Clancy Cooper, Don Costello, Ralph Dunn ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1944-03-30
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Shake Hands with Murder
36.

Shake Hands with Murder

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

A female bail-bond broker and her partner help an accused embezzler prove his innocence. Having the body of the embezzler's late business partner pop up doesn't help matters.

Starring: Frank Jenks, Iris Adrian, Douglas Fowley, Jack Raymond, Juan de la Cruz, Claire Rochelle, Herbert Rawlinson, I. Stanford Jolley, Gene Roth, George Kirby ..
Directed by: Albert Herman
Release date: 1944-04-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : The Falcon Out West
37.

The Falcon Out West

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

When a Texas playboy is murdered in a New York City nightclub the Falcon investigates. When he learns that the victim was slipped rattlesnake venom, the trail leads to Texas, his own kidnapping and near death.

Starring: Tom Conway, Carole Gallagher, Barbara Hale, Joan Barclay, Cliff Clark, Edward Gargan, Minor Watson, Donald Douglas, Lyle Talbot, Lee Trent ..
Directed by: William Clemens
Release date: 1944-03-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : One Mysterious Night
38.

One Mysterious Night

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

After a rare gem is stolen from an exhibition at a posh hotel, Inspector Farraday decides to recruit former thief Boston Blackie to find the stone. Along with his assistant, "The Runt", Blackie focuses his investigation on the hotel manager, George Daley, and his sister, Eileen. Through disguises and ruses, Blackie and the Runt try to trick their way to discovering the thieves.

Starring: Chester Morris, Janis Carter, William Wright, Richard Lane, George E. Stone, Joseph Crehan, Robert B. Williams, Mark Roberts, Dorothy Malone, Ben Taggart ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1944-10-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : The Missing Juror
39.

The Missing Juror

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A newsman tracks down a phantom killer of murder-trial jurors.

Starring: Jim Bannon, Janis Carter, George Macready, Jean Stevens, Joseph Crehan, Cliff Clark, Carole Mathews, Mike Mazurki, Ray Teal, George Anderson ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1944-11-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : The Falcon in Mexico
40.

The Falcon in Mexico

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

The Falcon travels to Mexico where he gets involved with murder and a mysterious painting.

Starring: Tom Conway, Martha Vickers, Nestor Paiva, Emory Parnell, Mary Currier, Mona Maris, Joseph Vitale, Fernando Alvarado, Cecilia Callejo, Bryant Washburn ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1944-08-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Crime by Night
41.

Crime by Night

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A private eye and his secretary probe a murder and find an international spy.

Starring: Jane Wyman, Jerome Cowan, Faye Emerson, Charles Lang, Eleanor Parker, Stuart Crawford, Cy Kendall, Charles C. Wilson, Fred Kelsey, Creighton Hale ..
Directed by: William Clemens
Release date: 1944-09-09
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Storm Over Lisbon
42.

Storm Over Lisbon

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

A nightclub star helps trap an enemy agent on the trail of an American newsman.

Starring: Vera Ralston, Erich von Stroheim, Richard Arlen, Robert Livingston, Eduardo Ciannelli, Mona Barrie, Otto Kruger, Sarah Edwards, Alice Fleming, Kenne Duncan ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1944-10-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Ghost Catchers
43.

Ghost Catchers

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion.

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Leo Carrillo, Gloria Jean, Martha O'Driscoll, Andy Devine, Christine Forsyth, Lon Chaney Jr. ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1944-06-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Secrets of Scotland Yard
44.

Secrets of Scotland Yard

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Secrets of Scotland Yard is Republic's spin on a plotline first elucidated in the old E. Phillips Oppenheim novel The Great Impersonation. After losing WW I, the German high command, with remarkable foresight, prepares for the next war by planting a spy in the British Admiralty. Edgar Barrier plays the dual role of the German spy and his British twin brother. When one twin is killed, the other assumes his identity. The question: is the surviving brother the "good" one or the bad? It is up to C. Aubrey Smith, cast as Scotland Yard inspector Sir Christopher Belt, to sort out the mystery. Though it owes a great deal to the aforementioned Oppenheim yarn, Secrets of Scotland Yard is actually based on a novel by Denison Clift, who also wrote the screenplay.

Starring: Edgar Barrier, Stephanie Bachelor, C. Aubrey Smith, Lionel Atwill, Henry Stephenson, John Abbott, Martin Kosleck, Mary Gordon ..
Directed by: George Blair
Release date: 1944-07-26
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : The Case of the Screaming Bishop
45.

The Case of the Screaming Bishop

2.4
5.1/10 IMDB

Hairlock Combs, a parody of Sherlock Holmes, and his partner Dr. Gotsome bumble through an investigation of a stolen dinosaur skeleton.

Starring: John McLeish ..
Directed by: Howard Swift
Release date: 1944-08-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : The Girl in the Case
46.

The Girl in the Case

2.3
6.0/10 IMDB

William Warner (Edmund Lowe, Dillinger) is a lawyer who is famous for his skill at opening any kind of lock, making him a valuable commodity. William is unknowingly enlisted by German spies who want him to open a chest containing a secret formula. This leads to a madcap adventure involving spies, the police and lots of picked locks! Also starring Janis Carter (Flying Leathernecks), GIRL IN THE CASE is an entertaining comedy-adventure.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Janis Carter, Robert Williams, Richard Hale, Stanley Clements ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1944-04-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Detective Kitty O'Day
47.

Detective Kitty O'Day

2.2
5.4/10 IMDB

Convinced that she has what it takes to be a detective, inquisitive secretary Kitty O'Day gets her chance to put her sleuthing skills to the test when her investment broker boss is mysteriously murdered. But Kitty's investigation hits a snag when Inspector Miles Clancy begins to suspect that she's the culprit.

Starring: Jean Parker, Peter Cookson, Tim Ryan, Veda Ann Borg, Edward Gargan, Douglas Fowley, Pat Gleason, Olaf Hytten, Edward Earle, Herbert Heyes ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1944-05-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Murder in the Blue Room
48.

Murder in the Blue Room

2.2
5.9/10 IMDB

A singer, her girlfriends and a mystery writer stay in the house where her father was killed.

Starring: Anne Gwynne, Donald Cook, John Litel, Grace McDonald, Betty Kean, June Preisser, Regis Toomey, Nella Walker, Andrew Tombes, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Leslie Goodwins
Release date: 1944-10-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Seven Doors to Death
49.

Seven Doors to Death

2.1
4.4/10 IMDB

An architect (Chick Chandler) studies the doors of six shops and an apartment house to solve a gem theft/double murder.

Starring: Chick Chandler, June Clyde, George Meeker, Michael Raffetto, Gregory Gaye, Edgar Dearing, Rebel Randall, Milton Wallace, Casey MacGregor ..
Directed by: Elmer Clifton
Release date: 1944-08-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1944 : Rogues' Gallery
50.

Rogues' Gallery

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

Reporter Patsy Reynolds and photographer Eddie Porter are assigned to interview John Foster, head of the Emmerson Foundation regarding a listening device the organization is working on. Foster evades them and they to the lab to see Professor Reynolds, the real inventor. Soon, they are involved in several shootings, blueprints that change hands several times, a corpse in their car that appears and disappears a few times, the loss of their jobs and several people who either think they are killers or candidates for being killed.

Starring: Frank Jenks, Robin Raymond, H.B. Warner, Ray Walker, Davison Clark, Robert Homans, Milton Kibbee, Frank McGlynn Sr., Pat Gleason, Edward Keane ..
Directed by: Albert Herman
Release date: 1944-12-06

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