Best Mystery Movies of 1950

1.

In a Lonely Place

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid, Art Smith, Jeff Donnell, Martha Stewart, Robert Warwick, Morris Ankrum, William Ching ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1950-07-19
2.

D.O.A.

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

Frank Bigelow is about to die, and he knows it. The accountant has been poisoned and has only 24 hours before the lethal concoction kills him. Determined to find out who his murderer is, Frank, with the help of his assistant and girlfriend, Paula, begins to trace back over his last steps. As he frantically tries to unravel the mystery behind his own impending demise, his sleuthing leads him to a group of crooked businessmen and another murder.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Garland, Lynn Baggett, William Ching, Henry Hart, Neville Brand, Laurette Luez, Jess Kirkpatrick ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1950-04-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1950 : The Man Who Cheated Himself
3.

The Man Who Cheated Himself

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.

Starring: Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Lisa Howard, Harlan Warde, Tito Vuolo, Charles Arnt, Marjorie Bennett, Alan Wells, Mario Siletti ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1950-12-26
4.

Backfire

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

When he's discharged from a military hospital, ex-GI Bob Corey goes on a search for his army buddy Steve Connolly. A reformed crook, Connolly is on the lam from a trumped-up murder rap, and Corey hopes to clear his pal. Tagging along is Army nurse Julie Benson, who has fallen for Corey.

Starring: Virginia Mayo, Gordon MacRae, Edmond O'Brien, Dane Clark, Viveca Lindfors, Ed Begley, Frances Robinson, Richard Rober, Sheila MacRae, David Hoffman ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1950-02-11
5.

Dark City

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant, a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker games where eventually Winant loses $5000 that isn't his... then hangs himself. But it seems Winant had a shadowy, protective elder brother who believes in personal revenge.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger, Don DeFore, Jack Webb, Ed Begley, Harry Morgan, Walter Sande, Mark Keuning ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1950-10-17
6.

Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Harriet O'Malley tries to solve a murder aboard a train en route to New York.

Starring: Marjorie Main, James Whitmore, Ann Dvorak, Phyllis Kirk, Fred Clark, Dorothy Malone, Clinton Sundberg, Douglas Fowley, Don Porter, Jack Bailey ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1950-12-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1950 : The Clouded Yellow
7.

The Clouded Yellow

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

After leaving the British Secret Service, David Somers (played by Trevor Howard) finds work cataloging butterflies at the country house of Nicholas and Jess Fenton. After the murder of a local gamekeeper, suspicion (wrongfully) falls on their niece, Sophie Malraux (Jean Simmons). Somers helps Sophie to escape arrest and they go on the run together. After a cross-country chase they arrive at a coastal city with the intention of leaving the country by ship. All's well that ends well after the true identity of the murderer is revealed.

Starring: Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard, Sonia Dresdel, Barry Jones, Kenneth More, Geoffrey Keen, André Morell, Michael Brennan, Gerard Heinz, Lily Kann ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1950-11-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1950 : Woman in Hiding
8.

Woman in Hiding

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Deborah Chandler's rejected suitor, Selden Clark, manages the factory of her father, who dies a suspicion death. But charming Clark manages to win her over and marry her. On the honeymoon, Clark's former girl Patricia intervenes and opens Deborah's eyes, alas too late. Now Clark tries to kill Deborah. Believed dead by all but Clark, she flees. But drifter Keith Ramsey recognizes and follows her. Can she trust him? Can he believe her?

Starring: Ida Lupino, Stephen McNally, Howard Duff, Peggy Dow, John Litel, Taylor Holmes, Irving Bacon, Don Beddoe, Joe Besser, William Gould ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1950-11-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1950 : Undercover Girl
9.

Undercover Girl

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

After her father is murdered, a girl joins the police force in an effort to track down the killers.

Starring: Alexis Smith, Scott Brady, Richard Egan, Gladys George, Edmon Ryan, Gerald Mohr, Royal Dano, Harry Landers, Connie Gilchrist, Angela Clarke ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1950-11-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1950 : The Twenty Questions Murder Mystery
10.

The Twenty Questions Murder Mystery

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

The story evolves around a radio panel game show "Twenty Questions." The panel is challenged with an anonymous question. The answer leads to a series of murders in which the killer uses the program to name his victims in advance. Two reporters spot a link between them and enlist the aid of the panel in trapping the guilty party.

Starring: Robert Beatty, Rona Anderson, Clifford Evans, Edward Lexy, Olga Lindo, Daphne Padel, Jeanne De Casalis, Jack Train, Stewart MacPherson, Norman Hackforth ..
Directed by: Paul L. Stein
Release date: 1950-01-01

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