Best Mystery Movies of 1947


Dark Delusion

6.2/10 IMDB

Spoiled socialite Cynthia Grace is suffering from a blood clot. Not unexpectedly, Tommy Coalt falls in love with Cynthia, much to her parents' dismay. Soon he's drawing up plans to marry the girl and setting up private practice in a smaller town.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, James Craig, Lucille Bremer, Jayne Meadows, Warner Anderson, Henry Stephenson, Alma Kruger, Keye Luke, Lester Matthews, Art Baker ..
Directed by: Willis Goldbeck
Release date: 1947-06-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Heartaches


6.7/10 IMDB

Up-and-coming Hollywood actor/crooner, Vic Morton, has a secret. He starts receiving death threats in the mail and an attempt on his life is made. Soon after, two of his associates are murdered. Who is behind it all?

Starring: Sheila Ryan, Edward Norris, Chill Wills, Kenneth Farrell, James Seay, Frank Orth, Chili Williams, Lash La Rue ..
Directed by: Basil Wrangell
Release date: 1947-06-28
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Philo Vance Returns

Philo Vance Returns

5.9/10 IMDB

Philo Vance, the infuriatingly brilliant amateur detective created by S. S. Van Dine, hadn't been seen on screen for seven years when PRC decided to launch a new "Philo Vance" series in 1947. William Wright plays the title role in the first entry, Philo Vance Returns, while Alan Curtis would take over the role for the remaining two films. This time around, Vance investigates the murder of a much-married playboy. With so many of the victim's former wives and sweethearts still around and about, Vance has quite a selection of suspects to choose from.

Starring: William Wright, Vivian Austin, Leon Belasco, Clara Blandick, Ramsay Ames, Damian O'Flynn, Frank Wilcox, Iris Adrian, Ann Staunton ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1947-04-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Dragnet


7.1/10 IMDB

Scotland Yard Inspector Geoffrey James (Henry Wilcoxon) comes to the United States looking for a band of international gem-thieves who have smuggled a rich load of jewels from England to America via a trans-ocean airline. Mary Hogan (Mary Brian), an airline hostess, aids him in his quest.

Starring: Henry Wilcoxon, Mary Brian, Douglass Dumbrille, Virginia Dale, Tom Fadden, Robert Kent, Don C. Harvey, Maxine Semon, Ralph Dunn ..
Directed by: Leslie Goodwins
Release date: 1947-08-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Bulldog Drummond at Bay

Bulldog Drummond at Bay

7.0/10 IMDB

"Bulldog" Drummond is vacationing in his country home in England, and his house if rifled by two thieves. After they leave he finds a card marked with some mysterious letters. Doris Meredith comes by the next day, pretending her car has broken down. Drummond knows better but plays along with her. Drummond calls Scotland Yard Inspector Holmes, and is informed that some of the letters comprise the code-name for a Yard-man who disappeared while carrying some diamonds from France to England. Doris tells Drummond the man is her brother. Drummond uses a decoy to lure the thieves out of hiding, but they adduct Doris.

Starring: Ron Randell, Anita Louise, Patrick O'Moore, Terry Kilburn, Holmes Herbert, Lester Matthews, Leonard Mudie ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1947-05-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Too Many Winners

Too Many Winners

6.3/10 IMDB

Michael Shayne mystery involving counterfeit tickets at a race track.

Starring: Hugh Beaumont, Trudy Marshall, Ralph Dunn, Claire Carleton, William Charles Mitchell, John Hamilton, Grandon Rhodes ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1947-05-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Three on a Ticket

Three on a Ticket

5.6/10 IMDB

A private detective, who has been shot, stumbles into the office of Michael Shayne (Hugh Beaumont), and dies before Shayne can question him. Shayne finds a baggage ticket in his hand. He claims it and finds the checked-bag contains the loot from a robbery. Now, he has about fifty minutes left of the running time to find the crooks, bring them to justice and return the money to the rightful owners. And needs all of it.

Starring: Hugh Beaumont, Cheryl Walker, Paul Bryar, Ralph Dunn, Louise Currie, Gavin Gordon, Charles Quigley, Douglas Fowley, Noel Cravat, Charles King ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1947-04-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Cry Wolf

Cry Wolf

6.6/10 IMDB

A woman uncovers deadly secrets when she visits her late husband's family.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck, Geraldine Brooks, Richard Basehart, Jerome Cowan, John Ridgely, Patricia Barry, Rory Mallinson, Helene Thimig, Paul Stanton ..
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 1947-07-18

Song of the Thin Man

7.1/10 IMDB

Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell, Phillip Reed, Patricia Morison, Leon Ames, Gloria Grahame, Jayne Meadows, Ralph Morgan ..
Directed by: Edward Buzzell
Release date: 1947-08-28

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

7.9/10 IMDB

In 1900, strong-willed widow Lucy Muir goes to live in Gull Cottage by the British seaside, even though it appears to be haunted. Sure enough, that very night she meets the ghost of crusty former owner Captain Gregg...and refuses to be scared off. Indeed, they become friends and allies, after Lucy gets used to the idea of a man's ghost haunting her bedroom. But when a charming live man comes courting, Lucy and the captain must deal with their feelings for each other.

Starring: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best, Vanessa Brown, Anna Lee, Robert Coote, Natalie Wood, Isobel Elsom, Victoria Horne ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1947-05-25

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