Best Mystery Movies of 1948


The Argyle Secrets

6.5/10 IMDB

A framed reporter (William Gargan) and the crooks on his trail scramble to locate a book containing the names of war profiteers and traitors.

Starring: William Gargan, Marjorie Lord, Ralph Byrd, Jack Reitzen, John Banner, Barbara Billingsley, Alex Frazer, Peter Brocco, George Anderson, Mickey Simpson ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1948-05-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : Calling Paul Temple

Calling Paul Temple

6.0/10 IMDB

Paul Temple is called in to help Scotland Yard track down a serial killer who has murdered several wealthy women.

Starring: John Bentley, Dinah Sheridan, Margaretta Scott, Alan Wheatley, Abraham Sofaer, Celia Lipton, Jack Raine, Hugh Pryse, John McLaren, Ian McLean ..
Directed by: Maclean Rogers
Release date: 1948-12-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : Are You With It?

Are You With It?

6.9/10 IMDB

Milton Haskins, a math genius known for his infallibility with numbers, quits his job with an insurance company when he discovers he made a mistake, and hooks up with a traveling carnival. His knowledge of mathematics makes him a natural as an assistant at the wheel of fortune. His fiancée begs him to return to his job but he refuses, so she joins the carnival and becomes a striptease artist. When Milton attempts to drag her off the stage, a brawling mêlée breaks out and the entire troupe is arrested by the local police. The carnival is sold but Milton reveals that the new owner has conspired to defraud the insurance company. The insurance company has to accept the carnival in lieu of the money owed, and they allow Milton and his fiancée, Vivian, to stay with and help run the carnival.

Starring: Donald O'Connor, Olga San Juan, Martha Stewart, Lew Parker, Walter Catlett, Patricia Dane, Ransom M. Sherman, Louis Da Pron, Noel Neill, Julie Gibson ..
Directed by: Jack Hively
Release date: 1948-03-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : Mystery in Mexico

Mystery in Mexico

6.0/10 IMDB

Insurance detective Steve Hastings is sent by his company to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent. His first lead is the agent's fetching sister, Victoria, whom he trails to Mexico City. After charming his way into her confidence, Steve helps Vicki unravel the mystery.

Starring: William Lundigan, Jacqueline White, Ricardo Cortez, Tony Barrett, Jacqueline Dalya, Walter Reed, José Torvay, Jaime Jiménez Pons, Antonio R. Frausto, Dolores Camarillo ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1948-08-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : Campus Sleuth

Campus Sleuth

6.9/10 IMDB

A photographer is choked to death just outside of where a college dance is being held. The body is discovered by Lee Watson (Warren Mills), but promptly disappears, as it is being whisked from one point to another on the campus by a night watchman, who is an ex-convict. However, he is not the killer and Freddie Trimball (Freddie Stewart), Betty Rogers (Noel Neill), Dodie Rogers (June Preisser) and Lee set out to find the culprit, who managed to put a big damper on the Big Dance.

Starring: Freddie Stewart, June Preisser, Warren Mills, Noel Neill, Donald MacBride, Monte Collins, Stan Ross, Bobby Sherwood, Mildred Jorman, Geri Galian ..
Directed by: Will Jason
Release date: 1948-05-04
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : The Challenge

The Challenge

6.8/10 IMDB

Bulldog Drummond investigates the murder of a sea captain who died before revealing the location of his hidden gold.

Starring: Tim Conway, June Vincent, Tom Conway, Richard Wyler, John Newland, Eily Malyon, Houseley Stevenson, Terry Kilburn, Stanley Logan, Leyland Hodgson ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1948-04-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : Half Past Midnight

Half Past Midnight

5.7/10 IMDB

In this mystery, a detective encounters a woman in a nightclub. He finds that she is being blackmailed by a dancer who is murdered that very night. Of course, the woman becomes the main suspect. She and the gumshoe team up and begin searching for the real killer.

Starring: Kent Taylor, Peggy Knudsen, Joe Sawyer, Walter Sande, Martin Kosleck, Mabel Paige, Gil Stratton ..
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Release date: 1948-03-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : A Woman's Vengeance

A Woman's Vengeance

0.0/10 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
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : The Naked City

The Naked City

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

The Big Clock

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

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