Best Mystery Movies of 1945

1.

Spellbound

5.5
7.5/10 IMDB

When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a Vermont mental hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, Dr. Constance Peterson, a psychoanalyst, discovers Edwardes is actually an impostor. The man confesses that the real Dr. Edwardes is dead and fears he may have killed him, but cannot recall anything. Dr. Peterson, however is convinced his impostor is innocent of the man's murder, and joins him on a quest to unravel his amnesia through psychoanalysis.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Rhonda Fleming, Leo G. Carroll, John Emery, Norman Lloyd, Bill Goodwin, Steven Geray, Donald Curtis ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1945-11-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Dead of Night
2.

Dead of Night

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests' own bizarre tales.

Starring: Mervyn Johns, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall, Googie Withers, Frederick Valk, Anthony Baird, Sally Ann Howes, Robert Wyndham, Judy Kelly, Miles Malleson ..
Directed by: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
Release date: 1945-09-09
3.

And Then There Were None

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island and while they are waiting for the mysterious host to appear, a recording levels serious accusations at each of the guests. Soon they start being murdered, one by one. As the survivors try to keep their wits, they reach a disturbing conclusion: one of them must be the killer.

Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, Mischa Auer, C. Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, Richard Haydn, Queenie Leonard ..
Directed by: René Clair
Release date: 1945-10-31
4.

Fallen Angel

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

An unemployed drifter, Eric Stanton wanders into a small California town and begins hanging around the local diner. While Eric falls for the lovely waitress Stella, he also begins romancing a quiet and well-to-do woman named June Mills. Since Stella isn't interested in Eric unless he has money, the lovelorn guy comes up with a scheme to win her over, and it involves June. Before long, murder works its way into this passionate love triangle.

Starring: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford, Anne Revere, Bruce Cabot, John Carradine, Percy Kilbride, Dorothy Adams, Matthew Beard ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1945-11-15
5.

The House of Fear

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The Good Comrades are a collection of varied gentlemen who crave one thing - solitude. They reside at Drearcliff House, ancestral home of their eldest member. All seems serene and convivial until one by one the members begin to perish in the most grisly of manners. Foul play is suspected by the Good Comrades' insurance agent, who turns to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson for guidance.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather, Paul Cavanagh, Dennis Hoey, Harry Cording, Holmes Herbert, Sally Shepherd, Gavin Muir, Florette Hillier ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1945-03-16
6.

My Name Is Julia Ross

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A woman finds herself entrenched in a murder cover-up when she goes to work for a wealthy widow.

Starring: Nina Foch, May Whitty, George Macready, Roland Varno, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Doris Lloyd, Queenie Leonard, Joy Harington, Leonard Mudie, Ottola Nesmith ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1945-11-08
7.

Murder, He Says

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Pete Marshall is sent as a replacement to the mountain district town of Plainville when a public opinion surveyor who went there goes missing. Visiting the hillbilly family of Mamie Fleagle, Pete begins to suspect that she and her two sons have murdered the surveyor. Pete then believes that Mamie is slowly poisoning wealthy Grandma Fleagle, who has put a vital clue to her fortune in a nonsensical embroidered sampler.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Helen Walker, Marjorie Main, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Peter Whitney, Mabel Paige, Barbara Pepper, Francis Ford, Harry Allen ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1945-01-01
8.

Pursuit to Algiers

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

After the King of Ruthenia has been assassinated, Holmes and Watson are engaged to escort his son to Europe via Algiers, aboard a transatlantic ocean liner which also carries a number of suspicious persons, any of whom may be involved in a plot to also assassinate him.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Riordan, Rosalind Ivan, Morton Lowry, Leslie Vincent, Martin Kosleck, Rex Evans, John Abbott, Gerald Hamer ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1945-10-26
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Love Letters
9.

Love Letters

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

When a man asks another man more facile with words to do his wooing for him, there are always complications. The man with no talent for writing marries the girl, confesses one night he didn't write the letters and ends up with a knife in his back. The writer of the letters fell in love with the woman he wrote to and wants to become her second husband even if she did murder husband number one. Singleton doesn't remember the murder or anything about the first 22 years of her life as Victoria Remington. Then at her second wedding she wonders why she said "I take you, Roger," instead of "I take you, Allen."

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway, Gladys Cooper, Anita Louise, Robert Sully, Reginald Denny, Ernest Cossart, Byron Barr ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1945-10-26
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Lady on a Train
10.

Lady on a Train

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

While on a train, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder as they pass a building. When she tells the police, they think she's crazy since she can't tell exactly where the crime happened. She then enlists a popular mystery writer to help with her sleuthing.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, David Bruce, George Coulouris, Allen Jenkins, Dan Duryea, Edward Everett Horton, Patricia Morison, Maria Palmer, Elizabeth Patterson ..
Directed by: Charles David
Release date: 1945-08-03
11.

The Woman in Green

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke, Henry Daniell, Paul Cavanagh, Matthew Boulton, Eve Amber, Frederick Worlock, Coulter Irwin, Sally Shepherd ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1945-06-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Scarlet Clue
12.

The Scarlet Clue

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Chinese sleuth Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) discovers a scheme for the theft of government radar plans while investigating several murders.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Virginia Brissac, Ben Carter, Benson Fong, Robert Homans, Jack Norton, Janet Shaw, Helen Deverell, Victoria Faust ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1945-05-11
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Great Flamarion
13.

The Great Flamarion

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A beautiful but unscrupulous female performer manipulates all the men in her life in order to achieve her aims.

Starring: Erich von Stroheim, Mary Beth Hughes, Dan Duryea, Steve Barclay, Lester Allen, Esther Howard, Michael Mark, Franklyn Farnum, John Hamilton, Sam Harris ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1945-01-13
14.

Two O'Clock Courage

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

After nearly running over him with her cab, Patty Mitchell picks up a fare who claims to have amnesia. As he fumbles to remember the basic facts of his identity, Patty becomes interested in the stranger and decides to help him in his search. But as the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, and Patty's interest becomes more personal, the stranger finds that he is the prime suspect in a murder case.

Starring: Tom Conway, Ann Rutherford, Richard Lane, Lester Matthews, Roland Drew, Emory Parnell, Jane Greer, Jean Brooks, Chester Clute ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1945-04-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask
15.

Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

The latest assignment for respected detective Charlie Chan has come directly from the government and involves the disappearance of a scientist named Harper, who was working on an extremely important serum. When the scientist is killed, Chan must sort through all very likely suspects, including the man's sister and his butler.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Edwin Luke, Hardie Albright, Janet Warren, Al Bridge, Edith Evanson, Dorothy Granger, Cyril Delevanti, Jack Ingram ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1945-01-26
16.

Isle of the Dead

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people—a superstitious old peasant—suspects a young woman of being a vampiric demon.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Katherine Emery, Helene Thimig, Alan Napier, Jason Robards Sr., Ernst Deutsch, Skelton Knaggs, Sherry Hall ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1945-09-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Shanghai Cobra
17.

The Shanghai Cobra

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Someone is attempting to steal radium stored in a bank. Death by cobra venom connects a number of murders. Charlie Chan investigates.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Benson Fong, James Cardwell, Joan Barclay, Addison Richards, Arthur Loft, Janet Warren, Gene Roth, Joe Devlin ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1945-09-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Dick Tracy
18.

Dick Tracy

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

Detective Tracy (Morgan Conway) rescues Tess Trueheart (Anne Jeffreys) and Junior from a killer called Splitface (Mike Mazurki).

Starring: Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Mike Mazurki, Jane Greer, Lyle Latell, Joseph Crehan, Mickey Kuhn, Trevor Bardette, Morgan Wallace, Milton Parsons ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1945-12-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Pink String and Sealing Wax
19.

Pink String and Sealing Wax

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Melodrama set in Victorian Brighton. Scheming pub landlady uses the timorous son of a domineering pharmacist to assist in the poisoning of her drunkard husband. (The title is from the way pharmacists used to wrap parcels containing poison).

Starring: Mervyn Johns, Gordon Jackson, Googie Withers, Garry Marsh, Jean Ireland, Sally Ann Howes, Mary Merrall, Catherine Lacey, Frederick Piper, Colin Simpson ..
Directed by: Robert Hamer
Release date: 1945-11-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Strange Confession
20.

Strange Confession

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

A scientist who is working on a cure for influenza is victimized by his unscrupulous boss, who releases the vaccine before it's ready, resulting in the death of the scientist's young son.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Brenda Joyce, J. Carrol Naish, Milburn Stone, Lloyd Bridges, Addison Richards, Mary Gordon, Christian Rub, George Chandler, Jody Gilbert ..
Directed by: John Hoffman
Release date: 1945-10-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Missing Corpse
21.

The Missing Corpse

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

A feud between rival newspapermen Kruger (Bromberg) and McDonald (Guilfoyle) goes deadly when blackmailing McDonald ends up murdered and his corpse planted in the trunk of Kruger's car. Good guy Kruger attempts to hide McDonald's body, with the help of chauffeur Hogan (Jenks), to keep from being charged with murder. However, zany scenarios occur as the body just won't stay hidden, and keeps on popping up in multiple places where Kruger is located, leading to him hiding the body again and again while Kruger tries to find the real killer.

Starring: J. Edward Bromberg, Isabel Randolph, Frank Jenks, Paul Guilfoyle, Eric Sinclair, Ben Welden, Charles Coleman, Eddy Waller, Bess Flowers, Isabel Withers ..
Directed by: Albert Herman
Release date: 1945-06-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Red Dragon
22.

The Red Dragon

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Chan is faced with suspects in a stolen atomic bomb formula case, that are being killed with bullets that are not fired from a gun.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Fortunio Bonanova, Benson Fong, Robert Emmett Keane, Willie Best, Carol Hughes, Marjorie Hoshelle, Barton Yarborough, George Meeker, Don Costello ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1945-08-01
23.

Dangerous Partners

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

A young couple's accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring.

Starring: James Craig, Signe Hasso, Edmund Gwenn, Audrey Totter, Mabel Paige, John Warburton, Henry O'Neill, Grant Withers, Felix Bressart, Warner Anderson ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1945-06-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Grissly's Millions
24.

Grissly's Millions

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

An eccentric wealthy man is murdered, and the police set out to find his killer.

Starring: Paul Kelly, Virginia Grey, Donald Douglas, Elisabeth Risdon, Robert Barrat, Clem Bevans, Eily Malyon, Adele Mara, Francis Pierlot, Addison Richards ..
Directed by: John English
Release date: 1945-01-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Madonna of the Seven Moons
25.

Madonna of the Seven Moons

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

In the early part of this century, Maddelena a teenage Italian girl, is attacked whilst walking in the woods. The attack leaves her mentally scarred and our story flashes forward to the 1940s where Maddelena is still troubled. She disappears one day and her daughter vows to find her.

Starring: Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger, Patricia Roc, Peter Glenville, John Stuart, Reginald Tate, Peter Murray-Hill, Dulcie Gray, Alan Haines, Hilda Bayley ..
Directed by: Arthur Crabtree
Release date: 1945-01-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Pillow of Death
26.

Pillow of Death

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

Attorney Wayne Fletcher and his secretary are having an affair, so when Wayne's wife is found smothered to death, he becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigate the murder, a psychic with questionable motives tries to contact the deceased woman. Soon, Wayne begins seeing visions of his dead wife, and other people involved with the case begin to be killed, one by one.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Brenda Joyce, J. Edward Bromberg, Rosalind Ivan, Clara Blandick, George Cleveland, Wilton Graff, Bernard Thomas, Fern Emmett, J. Farrell MacDonald ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1945-12-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Falcon in San Francisco
27.

The Falcon in San Francisco

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

While on vacation, the Falcon is arrested for kidnapping after striking up a friendship with a girl who's nurse has been recently murdered.

Starring: Tom Conway, Rita Corday, Edward Brophy, Sharyn Moffett, Fay Helm, Robert Armstrong, Carl Kent, George Holmes, John Mylong, Esther Howard ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1945-07-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Duck Pimples
28.

Duck Pimples

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Donald has an unpleasant evening when a mysterious book salesman comes to his door then disappears leaving Donald with a collection of whodunnit novels. He reads one and gets so fully involved in it that it appears that the characters are actually coming out of the book and into his living room getting him involved in the murder caper. Finally the author of the book, J. Harold King, steps forth and claims Donald innocent. The characters return to the novel from whence they came leaving Donald wondering if it was really just his "imagination"

Starring: Clarence Nash, Billy Bletcher, June Foray, Doodles Weaver ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1945-08-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Fatal Witness
29.

The Fatal Witness

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

A playboy produces an airtight alibi when he is questioned about the murder of his wealthy aunt.

Starring: Evelyn Ankers, Richard Fraser, George Leigh, Barbara Everest, Barry Bernard, Frederick Worlock, Virginia Farmer, Colin Campbell, Peggy Jackson, Harry Cording ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1945-09-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Strange Illusion
30.

Strange Illusion

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

An adolescent believes that his widowed mother's suitor may have murdered his father.

Starring: Jimmy Lydon, Warren William, Sally Eilers, Regis Toomey, Charles Arnt, George Reed, Jayne Hazard, Jimmy Clark, Mary McLeod, Pierre Watkin ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1945-03-31
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Crime Doctor's Courage
31.

The Crime Doctor's Courage

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A criminal psychiatrist investigates the murder of a two-time widower.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Hillary Brooke, Jerome Cowan, Mark Roberts, Lloyd Corrigan, Emory Parnell, Stephen Crane, Charles Arnt, Anthony Caruso, Lupita Tovar ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1945-02-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Frozen Ghost
32.

The Frozen Ghost

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

When a man dies of a heart attack, a stage and radio mentalist believes he has willed him to die because he was angry with the man. Riddled with guilt, the mentalist cancels further shows, breaks off his engagement to his female partner, who can read minds while in a hypnotic trance, and takes refuge in the eerie wax-museum-cum-home of another woman friend.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers, Elena Verdugo, Martin Kosleck, Tala Birell, Milburn Stone, Douglass Dumbrille, Arthur Hohl ..
Directed by: Harold Young
Release date: 1945-06-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Power of the Whistler
33.

The Power of the Whistler

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A woman uses a deck of cards to predict death within 24 hours for a stranger sitting at a bar, then tries to help him remember who he is based on items in his pockets.

Starring: Richard Dix, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell, Loren Tindall, Tala Birell, John Abbott, Murray Alper, Nina Mae McKinney, Edythe Elliott, Otto Forrest ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1945-04-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Having Wonderful Crime
34.

Having Wonderful Crime

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Newlyweds (George Murphy, Carole Landis) drag their lawyer friend (Pat O'Brien) to a mountain resort on a search for a missing magician.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, George Murphy, Carole Landis, Lenore Aubert, George Zucco, Gloria Holden, Richard Martin, Charles D. Brown, William 'Wee Willie' Davis, Blanche Ring ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1945-04-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Club Havana
35.

Club Havana

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A doctor (Tom Neal) answers a suicide call in a Latin nightclub.

Starring: Tom Neal, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Douglas, Lita Baron, Dorothy Morris, Renie Riano, Marc Lawrence, Pedro de Cordoba, Sonia Sorel, Linda Christian ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1945-11-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : I Love a Mystery
36.

I Love a Mystery

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

In San Francisco, detective partners Jack Packard and Doc Long are hired by socialite Jefferson Monk who believes someone is following him with the aim to kill him.

Starring: Jim Bannon, Nina Foch, George Macready, Barton Yarborough, Carole Mathews, Lester Matthews, Ernie Adams, Gary Bruce, Joseph Crehan, Franklyn Farnum ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1945-01-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Crime Doctor's Warning
37.

The Crime Doctor's Warning

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A criminal psychologist treats an artist whose blackouts coincide with a series of murders.

Starring: Warner Baxter, John Litel, Dusty Anderson, Coulter Irwin, Miles Mander, John Abbott, Arthur Aylesworth, Jack Cheatham, Eduardo Ciannelli, Franco Corsaro ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1945-09-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Spider
38.

The Spider

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

An ex-cop is suspected of murder after he is found with a dead woman. The private detective is on the run -- attempting to prove his innocence.

Starring: Richard Conte, Faye Marlowe, Kurt Kreuger, Martin Kosleck, Mantan Moreland, Walter Sande, Cara Williams, Charles Tannen, Margaret Brayton, Ann Savage ..
Directed by: Robert D. Webb
Release date: 1945-12-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Phantom Speaks
39.

The Phantom Speaks

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

A reporter learns that an executed killer has taken over a scientist's mind.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Stanley Ridges, Lynne Roberts, Tom Powers, Charlotte Wynters, Jonathan Hale, Marion Martin, Pierre Watkin, Garry Owen, Ralf Harolde ..
Directed by: John English
Release date: 1945-04-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
40.

Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Blackie is implicated in a murder when he accidently sells a phony Charles Dickens first edition at an auction.

Starring: Chester Morris, Lynn Merrick, Richard Lane, Frank Sully, Steve Cochran, George E. Stone, Lloyd Corrigan, George M. Carleton, Edward Keane, George Lloyd ..
Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss
Release date: 1945-05-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : A Place of One's Own
41.

A Place of One's Own

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife. However, soon the girl is possessed by the spirit of another girl, a wealthy woman who had once lived in the house but who had been murdered there.

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Barbara Mullen, Dennis Price, Helen Haye, Michael Shepley, Dulcie Gray, Ernest Thesiger, Henry B. Longhurst, Moore Marriott ..
Directed by: Bernard Knowles
Release date: 1945-03-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Dangerous Intruder
42.

Dangerous Intruder

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A female hitchiker is taken in by a family after a horrible car accident. While she recovers, she begins to unravel a murder mystery involving the woman of the house.

Starring: Charles Arnt, Veda Ann Borg, Tom Keene, Fay Helm, John Rogers, Jo Ann Marlowe, Helena Phillips Evans, Roberta Smith, Forrest Taylor, Eddie Rocco ..
Directed by: Vernon Keays
Release date: 1945-08-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Escape in the Fog
43.

Escape in the Fog

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

A military nurse recovering at an inn from a nervous breakdown keeps having dreams where she sees two men trying to murder a third. When she meets a man who is a federal agent at the inn, she is astounded to discover that he is the man in her dream who is the intended murder victim.

Starring: Otto Kruger, Nina Foch, William Wright, Konstantin Shayne, Ivan Triesault, Ernie Adams, Shelley Winters, Mary Newton, Jessie Arnold, Chin Kuang Chow ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1945-04-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Boston Blackie's Rendezvous
44.

Boston Blackie's Rendezvous

2.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Blackie helps the police rescue hostage from an escaped maniac on a killing spree.

Starring: Chester Morris, Nina Foch, Steve Cochran, Richard Lane, George E. Stone, Frank Sully, Iris Adrian, Harry Hayden, Joe Devlin, Dan Stowell ..
Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss
Release date: 1945-07-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Fog Island
45.

Fog Island

2.3
5.2/10 IMDB

Leo, a former convict, is living in seclusion on an island with his step-daughter, the daughter of his late wife. Leo was framed by a group of former business associates, and he also suspects that one of them killed his wife. He has invited the group to his island, tempting them by hinting about a hidden fortune, and he has installed a number of traps and secret passages in his home. He is aided in his efforts by a former cell-mate who holds a grudge against the same persons. When everyone arrives, the atmosphere of mutual suspicion and the thick fog that covers the island promise a tense and hazardous weekend for everyone.

Starring: George Zucco, Lionel Atwill, Jerome Cowan, Sharon Douglas, Veda Ann Borg, George Lloyd, John Whitney, Jacqueline deWit, Ian Keith ..
Directed by: Terry O. Morse
Release date: 1945-02-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Strange Mr. Gregory
46.

The Strange Mr. Gregory

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

The title character, played by Edmund Lowe, is a famous magician who fakes his own death -- then reappears as his nonexistent twin brother. It's all part of Gregory's master scheme to pin his "murder" on innocent John Randall (Don Douglas), the husband of Ellen (Jean Rogers), the woman Gregory loves.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Jean Rogers, Donald Douglas, Marjorie Hoshelle, Jonathan Hale, Frank Reicher, Robert Emmett Keane, Fred Kelsey ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1945-01-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Lady Confesses
47.

The Lady Confesses

2.2
5.9/10 IMDB

An estranged wife shows up after a nearly 7 years of disappearance -- thought to be dead, to prevent her husband from marrying his new love until someone kills her.

Starring: Mary Beth Hughes, Hugh Beaumont, Edmund MacDonald, Claudia Drake, Emmett Vogan, Barbara Slater, Edward Howard, Dewey Robinson, Carol Andrews, Charles King ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1945-05-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : She Gets Her Man
48.

She Gets Her Man

2.2
6.2/10 IMDB

The corny daughter (Joan Davis) of a famed policewoman tries to catch a blowgun killer.

Starring: Joan Davis, Leon Errol, William Gargan, Vivian Austin, Donald MacBride, Milburn Stone, Russell Hicks, Paul Stanton, Cy Kendall, Chester Clute ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1945-01-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : The Unseen
49.

The Unseen

2.2
5.9/10 IMDB

David Fielding, who has recently lost his wife, moves into a new neighborhood under a cloud of suspicion. Many feel that his wife's death in a car crash was no accident. Elizabeth Howard, the governess he hires to look after his children, makes it her mission to find out the truth. When other murders seem to be following David to his new town, Elizabeth investigates with the help of David's son Barnaby.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Gail Russell, Herbert Marshall, Phyllis Brooks, Isobel Elsom, Norman Lloyd, Mikhail Rasumny, Elisabeth Risdon, Tom Tully, Nona Griffith ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1945-05-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1945 : Midnight Manhunt
50.

Midnight Manhunt

2.1
5.3/10 IMDB

Two reporters search for a missing body in a wax museum.

Starring: William Gargan, Ann Savage, Leo Gorcey, George Zucco, Paul Hurst, Don Beddoe, Charles Halton, George E. Stone, Edgar Dearing, Mike Donovan ..
Directed by: William C. Thomas
Release date: 1945-07-27

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