Best Mystery Movies of 1947

1.

Out of the Past

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Jeff Bailey seems to be a mundane gas station owner in remote Bridgeport, CA. He is dating local girl Ann Miller and lives a quiet life. But Jeff has a secret past, and when a mysterious stranger arrives in town, Jeff is forced to return to the dark world he had tried to escape.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Webb, Steve Brodie, Virginia Huston, Paul Valentine, Dickie Moore, Ken Niles ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1947-11-25
2.

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

5.5
7.8/10 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. On her very first night she meets the ghost of the crusty former owner, Captain Gregg—and refuses to be scared off. They eventually become friends and allies, after Lucy gets used to the idea of a man's ghost haunting her bedroom.

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
3.

The Lady from Shanghai

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Ted de Corsia, Erskine Sanford, Gus Schilling, Lou Merrill, Carl Frank, Evelyn Ellis ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1947-12-24
4.

Ride the Pink Horse

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A con man tries to blackmail a Mexican gangster.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Wanda Hendrix, Andrea King, Thomas Gomez, Fred Clark, Art Smith, Richard Gaines, Rita Conde, Iris Flores, Tito Renaldo ..
Directed by: Robert Montgomery
Release date: 1947-10-08
5.

Crossfire

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?

Starring: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Paul Kelly, Sam Levene, Jacqueline White, Steve Brodie, George Cooper, Richard Benedict ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1947-08-15
6.

Song of the Thin Man

3.8
6.9/10 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
7.

The Unsuspected

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.

Starring: Joan Caulfield, Claude Rains, Audrey Totter, Constance Bennett, Hurd Hatfield, Ted North, Fred Clark, Harry Lewis, Jack Lambert, Ray Walker ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1947-10-11
8.

They Won't Believe Me

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

On trial for murdering his girlfriend, philandering stockbroker Larry Ballentine takes the stand to claim his innocence and describe the actual, but improbable sounding, sequence of events that led to her death.

Starring: Susan Hayward, Robert Young, Jane Greer, Rita Johnson, Tom Powers, George Tyne, Don Beddoe, Frank Ferguson, Harry Harvey, Byron Foulger ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1947-07-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : My Favorite Brunette
9.

My Favorite Brunette

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie is asked by the irresistible Baroness Montay to find the missing Baron. There follow confusing but sinister doings in a gloomy mansion and a private sanatorium, with every plot twist a parody of thriller cliches.

Starring: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr., John Hoyt, Charles Dingle, Reginald Denny, Frank Puglia, Ann Doran, Willard Robertson ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1947-03-19
10.

Lured

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Sandra Carpenter is a London-based dancer who is distraught to learn that her friend has disappeared. Soon after the disappearance, she's approached by Harley Temple, a police investigator who believes her friend has been murdered by a serial killer who uses personal ads to find his victims. Temple hatches a plan to catch the killer using Sandra as bait, and Sandra agrees to help.

Starring: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Joseph Calleia, Alan Mowbray, George Zucco, Robert Coote, Alan Napier ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1947-08-28
11.

The Two Mrs. Carrolls

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Struggling artist Geoffrey Carroll meets Sally while on holiday in the country. A romance develops, but he doesn't tell her he's already married. Suffering from mental illness, Geoffrey returns home where he paints an impression of his wife as the angel of death and then promptly poisons her. He marries Sally but after a while he finds a strange urge to paint her as the angel of death too and history seems about to repeat itself.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith, Nigel Bruce, Isobel Elsom, Patrick O'Moore, Ann Carter, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Barry Bernard, Colin Campbell ..
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 1947-03-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Secret Beyond the Door
12.

Secret Beyond the Door

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Fritz Lang’s psycho thriller tells the story of a woman who marries a stranger with a deadly hobby and through their love he attempts to fight off his obsessive-compulsive actions.

Starring: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere, Barbara O'Neil, Natalie Schafer, Rosa Rey, Mark Dennis, Anabel Shaw, Donna Martell ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1947-12-24
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : The October Man
13.

The October Man

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash , is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has no alibi for the time she was killed.

Starring: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman, Kay Walsh, Joyce Carey, Catherine Lacey, Adrianne Allen, Felix Aylmer, Frederick Piper, John Boxer ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1947-08-28
14.

The Red House

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandoned farmhouse, located deep in the woods.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson, Rory Calhoun, Allene Roberts, Julie London, Ona Munson, Harry Shannon, Arthur Space, Pat Flaherty ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1947-02-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Repeat Performance
15.

Repeat Performance

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Broadway star, Sheila Page, shoots Barney, her murderous husband on New Year's Eve. She flees her apartment and goes to her producer, John Friday. When she arrives, it is New Year's day, a year earlier. She has been given the chance to live life over and correct the errors of the past only to find that the end will be the same although the path will be different.

Starring: Louis Hayward, Joan Leslie, Virginia Field, Tom Conway, Richard Basehart, Natalie Schafer, Benay Venuta, Ilka Grüning, John Ireland, Jean Del Val ..
Directed by: Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1947-05-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Cry Wolf
16.

Cry Wolf

3.4
6.5/10 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
17.

The Unfaithful

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Christine Hunter kills an intruder and tells her husband and lawyer that it was an act of self-defense. It's later revealed that he was actually her lover and she had posed for an incriminating statue he created.

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Lew Ayres, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Jerome Cowan, Steven Geray, John Hoyt, Peggy Knudsen, Marta Mitrovich, Douglas Kennedy ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1947-07-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Fear in the Night
18.

Fear in the Night

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

The dream is unusually vivid: Bank employee Vince Grayson finds himself murdering a man in a sinister octagonal-shaped room lined with mirrors while a mysterious woman breaks into a safe. It is so vivid that Vince suspects it may have really happened. To get the dream off his mind, he goes on a picnic with some relatives. When a thunderstorm forces his party into a nearby mansion, Vince discovers that the bizarre room does exist, and it means nothing but trouble.

Starring: Paul Kelly, DeForest Kelley, Ann Doran, Kay Scott, Charles Victor, Robert Emmett Keane, Jeff York, Gladys Blake, Julia Faye, John Harmon ..
Directed by: Maxwell Shane
Release date: 1947-04-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
19.

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

A gang of criminals, which includes a piano player and an imposing former convict known as 'Gruesome', has found out about a scientist's secret formula for a gas that temporarily paralyzes anyone who breathes it. When Gruesome accidentally inhales some of the gas and passes out, the police think he is dead and take him to the morgue, where he later revives and escapes. This puzzling incident attracts the interest of Dick Tracy, and when the criminals later use the gas to rob a bank, Tracy realizes that he must devote his entire attention to stopping them.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Ralph Byrd, Anne Gwynne, Edward Ashley, June Clayworth, Lyle Latell, Tony Barrett, Skelton Knaggs, James Nolan, Joseph Crehan ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1947-09-26
20.

Undercover Maisie

3.1
6.3/10 IMDB

Maisie Revere, a showgirl stranded in Los Angeles, decides to join the local police department on the persuasion of Lieutenant Paul Scott who wants to use her as an undercover agent to expose a conman.

Starring: Ann Sothern, Barry Nelson, Mark Daniels, Leon Ames, Clinton Sundberg, Dick Simmons, Charles D. Brown, Gloria Holden, Douglas Fowley, Nella Walker ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1947-03-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Hard Boiled Mahoney
21.

Hard Boiled Mahoney

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

Sach just lost his job as an assistant to a private detective, but he wasn't paid. Slip goes with him down to the detective's office to demand payment, but finds the office empty. A woman enters the office and mistakes Slip for the detective and convinces him to take on a case to find her sister after offering a $50 retainer.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Betty Compson, Gabriel Dell, Teala Loring, William Benedict, Bobby Jordan, David Gorcey, Bernard Gorcey, Dan Seymour ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1947-05-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Dancing with Crime
22.

Dancing with Crime

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

When his best friend is murdered inside a London dancehall, a cab driver and his girlfriend involve themselves in the investigation and discover a major criminal operation hiding behind the club's friendly facade.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Barry Jones, Barry K. Barnes, Judy Kelly, John Warwick, Garry Marsh, Diana Dors, Bill Owen, Cyril Chamberlain ..
Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs
Release date: 1947-06-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Moss Rose
23.

Moss Rose

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

When a music-hall dancer is murdered, a moss rose marks the page of a Bible next to her body. Luckily, another chorus girl (Peggy Cummins) saw a gentleman (Victor Mature) leaving the lodgings. She approaches him directly, saying she'll go to the police if he doesn't meet her demands, but he brushes her off contemptuously. When he learns she's dead serious, he tries to buy her off with a thick wad of pound notes. But it's not money she's after; all she wants is two weeks at his country estate, living the life of a `lady.'

Starring: Peggy Cummins, Victor Mature, Ethel Barrymore, Vincent Price, Margo Woode, George Zucco, Patricia Medina, Rhys Williams, Billy Bevan ..
Directed by: Gregory Ratoff
Release date: 1947-05-30
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Dark Delusion
24.

Dark Delusion

2.7
6.1/10 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 : The Brasher Doubloon
25.

The Brasher Doubloon

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Mrs. Elizabeth Bright Murdock hires Marlowe to find an old rare coin, the Brasher Doubloon, that belonged in her deceased husband's collection. Marlowe begins investigating, but quickly finds himself entangled in a series of unexplained murders.

Starring: George Montgomery, Nancy Guild, Florence Bates, Roy Roberts, Fritz Kortner, Conrad Janis, Marvin Miller, Reed Hadley, Robert Adler, Ben Erway ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1947-02-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : The Crimson Key
26.

The Crimson Key

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Larry Morgan (Kent Taylor), a private detective, is hired by a woman who wants Larry to trail her husband. The husband is murdered and, shortly afterwards, the wife is also killed. Larry shuffles through a long list of suspects before revealing the killer...

Starring: Kent Taylor, Doris Dowling, Dennis Hoey, Louise Currie, Ivan Triesault, Arthur Space, Vera Marshe, Edwin Rand, Bernadene Hayes, Victoria Horne ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1947-07-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Uncle Silas
27.

Uncle Silas

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Following her father's death, a teenaged heiress moves in with her guardian uncle who is broke and scheming to murder his niece for her vast inheritance.

Starring: Jean Simmons, Katina Paxinou, Derrick De Marney, Derek Bond, Sophie Stewart, Esmond Knight, Marjorie Rhodes, Guy Rolfe, Reginald Tate, Manning Whiley ..
Directed by: Charles Frank
Release date: 1947-10-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : The Thirteenth Hour
28.

The Thirteenth Hour

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

In this drama, a trucker's business is nearly destroyed after he is wrongfully accused of killing a policeman with whom he recently quarreled.

Starring: Richard Dix, Karen Morley, John Kellogg, Jim Bannon, Regis Toomey, Bernadene Hayes, Mark Dennis, Anthony Warde, Ernie Adams, Cliff Clark ..
Directed by: William Clemens
Release date: 1947-02-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : High Tide
29.

High Tide

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A car accident traps two men inside a car near the water. With the tide coming in, they discuss the circumstances that leading up to the accident.

Starring: Lee Tracy, Don Castle, Julie Bishop, Anabel Shaw, Douglas Walton, Regis Toomey, Francis Ford, Anthony Warde, Argentina Brunetti, Wilson Wood ..
Directed by: John Reinhardt
Release date: 1947-09-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : The Millerson Case
30.

The Millerson Case

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

While on vacation, a criminal psychologist investigates a murder during a typhoid epidemic.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Nancy Saunders, Clem Bevans, Griff Barnett, Paul Guilfoyle, James Bell, Addison Richards ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1947-05-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : The Corpse Came C.O.D.
31.

The Corpse Came C.O.D.

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Rival reporters (George Brent, Joan Blondell) investigate a Hollywood star (Adele Jergens) and the box she receives with a dead man inside.

Starring: Joan Blondell, George Brent, Adele Jergens, Jim Bannon, Leslie Brooks, Marvin Miller, Una O'Connor, Grant Mitchell, Mary Field, Fred F. Sears ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1947-06-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Philo Vance's Gamble
32.

Philo Vance's Gamble

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

One of two Philo Vance mystery movies released by PRC.

Starring: Alan Curtis, Vivian Austin, Frank Jenks, Tala Birell, Gavin Gordon, Cliff Clark, James Burke, Toni Todd, Karolyn Grimes, Francis Pierlot ..
Directed by: Basil Wrangell
Release date: 1947-04-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : So Well Remembered
33.

So Well Remembered

2.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A mill-owner's ambitious daughter almost ruins her husband's political career.

Starring: John Mills, Martha Scott, Patricia Roc, Trevor Howard, Richard Carlson, Reginald Tate, Beatrice Varley, Frederick Leister, Ivor Barnard, Julian D'Albie ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1947-07-09
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : The Lone Wolf in London
34.

The Lone Wolf in London

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

Michael Lanyard (Gerald Mohr) is suspected of stealing two fabulous diamonds from a vault in Scotland Yard, where they were being held for safekeeping, but the Yard can't prove he did it. Later, Lanyard is summoned by a member of the nobility to help the latter raise money to pay a blackmailer. Lanyard later finds evidence to reveal the diamonds as having been stolen by a famous stage star.

Starring: Gerald Mohr, Eric Blore, Nancy Saunders, Evelyn Ankers, Richard Fraser, Queenie Leonard, Denis Greene, Alan Napier ..
Directed by: Leslie Goodwins
Release date: 1947-11-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Backlash
35.

Backlash

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

In a series of flashbacks, shows that attorney John Morland has given a lift to a hitchhiker who turns out to be a murderer. As a result, Morland himself is implicated in a killing. A pair of detectives discover that Morland has been having business problems and no end of difficulties with his wife Catherine. The trail of clues leads to a surprising revelation.

Starring: Jean Rogers, Richard Travis, Larry J. Blake, John Eldredge, Leonard Strong, Robert Shayne, Louise Currie, Douglas Fowley, Sara Berner, Richard Benedict ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1947-03-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Heartaches
36.

Heartaches

2.4
6.0/10 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 : Bury Me Dead
37.

Bury Me Dead

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A woman watches her own funeral, then sets out with her lawyer to learn who was in the casket.

Starring: Cathy O'Donnell, June Lockhart, Hugh Beaumont, Mark Daniels, Greg McClure, Milton Parsons, Virginia Farmer, Sonia Darrin, Cliff Clark, Charles Lane ..
Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus
Release date: 1947-10-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Philo Vance Returns
38.

Philo Vance Returns

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Playboy Larry Blendon introduces his grandmother Stella Blendon to his fiancée, radio singer Virginia Berneaux. Despite Larry's record of broken romances and divorces, Virginia decides she will marry him. Virginia is slain that night and Blandon telephones his friend Philo Vance to help find the killer.

Starring: William Wright, Vivian Austin, Leon Belasco, Clara Blandick, Ramsay Ames, Damian O'Flynn, Frank Wilcox, Iris Adrian, Ann Staunton, Tim Murdock ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1947-04-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Blind Spot
39.

Blind Spot

2.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A mystery writer becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation when a publisher he last saw is found dead.

Starring: Chester Morris, Constance Dowling, Steven Geray, James Bell, William Forrest, Sid Tomack, Paul E. Burns, Harry Strang ..
Directed by: Robert Gordon
Release date: 1947-02-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : The Chinese Ring
40.

The Chinese Ring

2.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Soon after a Chinese princess comes to the US to buy planes for her people, she is murdered by a poison dart fired by an air rifle.

Starring: Roland Winters, Warren Douglas, Mantan Moreland, Louise Currie, Victor Sen Yung, Philip Ahn, Byron Foulger, Thayer Roberts, Barbara Jean Wong, Chabing ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1947-12-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : The Hat Box Mystery
41.

The Hat Box Mystery

2.3
5.0/10 IMDB

Susan Hart, assistant to private detective Russ Ashton, is given a camera concealed in a hat box and assigned to take a picture of a woman. A gun is accidentally hidden in the box and the woman is killed. Susan is charged with murder, but Russ and his less-than-useful associate, Harvard, get on the case and prove that the fatal shot was fired by the killer from across the street.

Starring: Tom Neal, Pamela Blake, Allen Jenkins, Virginia Sale, Leonard Penn, Olga Andre, Tom Kennedy ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1947-06-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : The Guilty
42.

The Guilty

2.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Two guys, sharing an apartment, meet twin girls (both Bonita Granville). One is a Shirley Temple grown-up type, and the other is a major piece of bad news. The nice one is murdered and her boyfriend is accused of the crime. The wrong man-wrong victim plot strikes again.

Starring: Bonita Granville, Don Castle, Regis Toomey, John Litel, Wally Cassell, Thomas E. Jackson, Netta Packer, Oliver Blake, Carol Andrews ..
Directed by: John Reinhardt
Release date: 1947-03-22
43.

Scared to Death

2.2
4.1/10 IMDB

A woman is married to the son of a doctor, the proprietor of a private sanatorium, where she is under unwilling treatment. Both the son and the doctor indicate they want the marriage dissolved. Arriving at the scene is a mysterious personage identified as the doctor's brother who formerly was a stage magician in Europe. He is accompanied by a threatening dwarf...

Starring: Bela Lugosi, George Zucco, Nat Pendleton, Molly Lamont, Joyce Compton, Gladys Blake, Roland Varno, Angelo Rossitto, Douglas Fowley, Stanley Andrews ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1947-02-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Jewels of Brandenburg
44.

Jewels of Brandenburg

2.1
5.6/10 IMDB

A former secret agent is sent to retrieve a priceless collection of stolen jewels from a Lisbon nightclub owner who worked both sides during World War II.

Starring: Richard Travis, Micheline Cheirel, Carol Thurston, Leonard Strong, Louis Mercier, Eugene Borden, Ralf Harolde, Lewis L. Russell, Fernando Alvarado ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1947-05-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Mysterious Mr. Nicholson
45.

Mysterious Mr. Nicholson

2.1
4.7/10 IMDB

A change in a will, a murder and a mysterious letter. The police look to a former cat burglar to aid them in the investigation.

Starring: Anthony Hulme, Lesley Osmond, Frank Hawkins, Andrew Laurence, Douglas Stewart, George Bishop, Josie Bradley, Ivy Collins ..
Directed by: Oswald Mitchell
Release date: 1947-06-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : The Case Of The Baby-Sitter
46.

The Case Of The Baby-Sitter

2.0
5.1/10 IMDB

The baby sitter is none other than veteran Hollywood tough guy Tom Neal. A private detective, Neal is hired to keep an eye on the child of married couple George Meeker and Rebel Randall. Actually, Meeker and Randall are jewel thieves, and their "baby" is their stolen loot. Neal eventually catches on when he realizes that this is the quietest child on earth. Running a scant 41 minutes, Case of the Baby Sitter was designed to be shown in tandem with another Screen Guild Productions "briefie," The Hat Box Mystery: the films were shot back to back, with Tom Neal and Pamela Blake starring in both.

Starring: Tom Neal, Pamela Blake, Allen Jenkins, Virginia Sale, Keith Richards, Lona Andre, Crane Whitley, Tom Kennedy, Eddie Kane, George Meeker ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1947-07-26
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Bulldog Drummond at Bay
47.

Bulldog Drummond at Bay

1.6
6.7/10 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 : Dragnet
48.

Dragnet

1.6
6.7/10 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, Bert Conway ..
Directed by: Leslie Goodwins
Release date: 1947-08-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1947 : Too Many Winners
49.

Too Many Winners

1.5
6.2/10 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 : The Marauders
50.

The Marauders

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Hoppy, California and Lucky take refuge from a storm inside a supposedly abandoned church outside a ghost town, only to meet a young woman and her mother there, then find themselves surrounded by a gang of "workmen" intent on tearing down the church if they have to kill the five to do it.

Starring: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Ian Wolfe, Dorinda Clifton, Mary Newton, Harry Cording, Earle Hodgins, Richard Bailey, Richard Alexander ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1947-07-01

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