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: 1948-04-09
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : Sleep, My Love
3.

Sleep, My Love

3.4
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
4.

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: 1948-05-15
5.

Charlie Chan in 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 : Charlie Chan in Shanghai Chest
6.

Charlie Chan in 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 : The Feathered Serpent
7.

The Feathered Serpent

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

In order to learn the location of a fabled Aztec treasure, a professor kidnaps his colleague, the only man able to read the ancient Aztec script that is supposed to reveal the location of the treasure. Charlie Chan and his #1 and #2 sons journey to the jungles of Mexico to find the victim and bring the kidnapper and his gang to justice.

Starring: Roland Winters, Keye Luke, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung, Carol Forman, Robert Livingston, Nils Asther, Beverly Jons, Martín Garralaga, George J. Lewis ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1948-12-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : The Return of the Whistler
8.

The Return of the Whistler

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

When a woman goes missing on the eve of her wedding, her fiancee hires a detective to track her down

Starring: Michael Duane, Lenore Aubert, Richard Lane, James Cardwell, Ann Shoemaker, Sarah Padden, Abigail Adams, Ann Doran, Otto Forrest, Eddy Waller ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1948-03-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : Trapped by Boston Blackie
9.

Trapped by Boston Blackie

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Blackie is the natural suspect when an expensive pearl necklace is stolen while he is supposed to be guarding it.

Starring: Chester Morris, June Vincent, Richard Lane, Patricia Barry, George E. Stone, Frank Sully, Edward Norris, Fay Baker, William Forrest, Sarah Selby ..
Directed by: Seymour Friedman
Release date: 1948-05-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1948 : Station West
10.

Station West

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Dick Powell is a stranger in town battling Raymond Burr... with only Jane Greer on his side.

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: 1948-10-16

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