Best Mystery Movies of 1948

1.

The Naked City

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The Naked City portrays the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, finding the girl's killer.

Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Frank Conroy, Ted de Corsia, House Jameson, Anne Sargent, Adelaide Klein, Grover Burgess ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1948-03-04
2.

The Big Clock

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Stroud, a crime magazine's crusading editor has to post-pone a vacation with his wife, again, when a glamorous blonde is murdered and he is assigned by his publishing boss Janoth to find the killer. As the investigation proceeds to its conclusion, Stroud must try to disrupt his ordinarily brilliant investigative team as they increasingly build evidence (albeit wrong) that he is the killer.

Starring: Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, George Macready, Rita Johnson, Elsa Lanchester, Harold Vermilyea, Dan Tobin, Harry Morgan, Richard Webb ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1948-03-18
3.

The Snake Pit

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Virginia Cunningham is confused upon finding herself in a mental hospital, with no memory of her arrival at the institution. Tormented by delusions and unable to even recognize her husband, Robert, she is treated by Dr. Mark Kik, who is determined to get to the root of her mental illness. As her treatment progresses, flashbacks depict events in Virginia's life that may have contributed to her instability.

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, Celeste Holm, Glenn Langan, Helen Craig, Leif Erickson, Beulah Bondi, Lee Patrick, Howard Freeman ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1948-11-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : Sleep, My Love
4.

Sleep, My Love

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A woman wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche, Rita Johnson, George Coulouris, Queenie Smith, Ralph Morgan, Keye Luke, Fred Nurney, Raymond Burr ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1948-02-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : Station West
5.

Station West

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

When two US cavalrymen transporting a gold shipment get killed, US Army Intelligence investigator John Haven goes undercover to a mining and logging town to find the killers.

Starring: Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Agnes Moorehead, Burl Ives, Tom Powers, Gordon Oliver, Steve Brodie, Guinn Williams, Raymond Burr, Regis Toomey ..
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1948-09-01
6.

The Woman in White

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

A young painter stumbles upon an assortment of odd characters at an English estate where he has been hired to give art lessons to beautiful Laura Fairlie. Among them are Anne Catherick, a strange young woman dressed in white whom he meets in the forest and who bears a striking resemblance to Laura; cunning Count Fosco, who hopes to obtain an inheritance for nobleman Sir Percival Glyde, whom he plans to have Laura marry; Mr. Fairlie, a hypochondriac who can't stand to have anyone make the slightest noise; and eccentric Countess Fosco who has her own dark secret. The artist also finds himself drawn to Marion Halcomb, a distant relation to Laura for whom the Count also has plans.

Starring: Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet, Gig Young, Agnes Moorehead, John Abbott, John Emery, Curt Bois, Emma Dunn, Matthew Boulton ..
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 1948-05-07
7.

Docks of New Orleans

3.0
6.2/10 IMDB

Detective Charlie Chan springs into action when top officials of a New Orleans chemical company begin dropping like flies.

Starring: Roland Winters, Virginia Dale, Mantan Moreland, John Gallaudet, Victor Sen Yung, Carol Forman, Douglas Fowley, Harry Hayden, Emmett Vogan, Howard Negley ..
Directed by: Derwin Abrahams
Release date: 1948-03-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : The Shanghai Chest
8.

The Shanghai Chest

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Charlie attempts to solve a triple murder in which a dead man's finger prints show up at all three murder sites.

Starring: Roland Winters, Mantan Moreland, Tim Ryan, Victor Sen Yung, Deannie Best, Tris Coffin, John Alvin, Russell Hicks, Pierre Watkin, Philip Van Zandt ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1948-07-11
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : Open Secret
9.

Open Secret

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

A couple discovers that their friend has gone missing. Their investigation leads them to believe that anti-semites are behind the disappearance.

Starring: John Ireland, Jane Randolph, Sheldon Leonard, Roman Bohnen, George Tyne, Morgan Farley, Ellen Lowe, Arthur O'Connell, Rory Mallinson, John Alvin ..
Directed by: John Reinhardt
Release date: 1948-02-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : A Woman's Vengeance
10.

A Woman's Vengeance

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A cheating husband is charged in the poisoning death of his invalid wife, in spite of other women and suicide also being suspected.

Starring: Charles Boyer, Ann Blyth, Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke, Mildred Natwick, Cecil Humphreys, Hugh French, Rachel Kempson, Valerie Cardew, John Williams ..
Directed by: Zoltan Korda
Release date: 1948-01-29

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