Best Mystery Movies of 1949


Dr. Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress

6.0/10 IMDB

An heiress suddenly vanishes! A detective comes to the forlorn mansion of the missing heiress's wheel-chair-ridden uncle to discover the secret behind the disappearance.

Starring: Valentine Dyall, Julia Lang, Jean Lodge, Philip Leaver, Peter Drury, Hugh Griffith ..
Directed by: Godfrey Grayson
Release date: 1949-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1949 : The Lone Wolf And His Lady

The Lone Wolf And His Lady

5.6/10 IMDB

Lone Wolf (Ron Randell) a newspaper man, is accused of gem theft.

Starring: Ron Randell, June Vincent, Alan Mowbray, William Frawley, Douglass Dumbrille, Collette Lyons, James Todd, Steven Geray, Robert Barrat, Lane Chandler ..
Directed by: John Hoffman
Release date: 1949-08-11
Best Mystery Movies of 1949 : Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch

Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch

6.1/10 IMDB

Joe heads for South America to fight the Latin champ. Shipboard, he helps federal agents fight counterfeiters. He also spars with love interest Anne Howe.

Starring: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood, Jr., Elyse Knox, Marcel Journet, Sheila Ryan, Harry Lewis, Frank Sully, Ian Wolfe, Sam Hayes, Walter Sande ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1949-08-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1949 : Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture

Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture

6.3/10 IMDB

Blackie is seen leaving a Chinese laundry where the proprietor has been murdered, and must track down the real killer in Chinatown.

Starring: Chester Morris, Maylia, Joan Woodbury, Don McGuire, Richard Lane, Sid Tomack, Frank Sully, Charles Arnt, Luis van Rooten, Philip Ahn ..
Directed by: Seymour Friedman
Release date: 1949-03-02

The Third Man

8.1/10 IMDB

In postwar Vienna, Austria, Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime, only to learn he has died. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Major Calloway, and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Bernard Lee, Paul Hörbiger, Ernst Deutsch, Siegfried Breuer, Erich Ponto, Wilfrid Hyde-White ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1949-08-31
Best Mystery Movies of 1949 : Trapped


6.3/10 IMDB

U.S. Treasury Department agents go after a ring of counterfeiters.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, John Hoyt, James Todd, Russ Conway, Robert Karnes, Jay C. Flippen, Lucille Barkley ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1949-09-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1949 : Strange Bargain

Strange Bargain

6.8/10 IMDB

Bookkeeper Sam Wilson learns from his boss, Malcolm Jarvis, that he is losing his job because the company is closing down. Jarvis then makes a strange proposition, saying he intends to commit suicide, but wants Sam to make it look like a murder, in order for his wife and son to inherit Jarvis's life insurance. Sam declines, but when he goes to see Jarvis and finds his dead body, he reluctantly goes along with the scheme.

Starring: Martha Scott, Jeffrey Lynn, Harry Morgan, Katherine Emery, Richard Gaines, Henry O'Neill, Walter Sande, Michael Chapin, Arlene Gray, Raymond Roe ..
Directed by: Will Price
Release date: 1949-11-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1949 : Undertow


6.6/10 IMDB

Undertow stars Scott Brady as a gambler just out of wartime military service. No longer interested in wagers and speculations, Brady wants only to open up a mountain vacation lodge. Before this can take place, Brady is framed for murder, and forced to hide out in the home of Peggy Dow. With the help of Dow and a policeman friend, Brady searches for the real murderer. Watch carefully in Undertow and you'll spot new Universal contractee "Roc" Hudson as a plainclothes detective.

Starring: Scott Brady, John Russell, Dorothy Hart, Peggy Dow, Bruce Bennett, Gregg Martell, Robert Anderson, Dan Ferniel, Rock Hudson, Charles Sherlock ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1949-12-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1949 : Black Magic

Black Magic

6.4/10 IMDB

Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.

Starring: Orson Welles, Nancy Guild, Raymond Burr, Akim Tamiroff, Frank Latimore, Valentina Cortese, Margot Grahame, Stephen Bekassy, Berry Kroeger, Gregory Gaye ..
Directed by: Gregory Ratoff, Orson Welles
Release date: 1949-08-19

Search for Danger

0.0/10 IMDB

The Falcon returns... this time investigating the murder of a rival P.I.

Starring: John Calvert, Albert Dekker, Myrna Dell, Ben Welden, Douglas Fowley, Michael Mark, James Griffith, Ann Cornell, Mauritz Hugo, Peter Brocco ..
Directed by: Jack Bernhard
Release date: 1949-04-15

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