Best Mystery Movies of 1951

1.

The Tall Target

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President-elect Abraham Lincoln during a train ride in 1861.

Starring: Dick Powell, Paula Raymond, Adolphe Menjou, Marshall Thompson, Ruby Dee, Richard Rober, Leif Erickson, Will Geer, Florence Bates, Leslie Kimmell ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1951-08-17
2.

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Albert Lewin's interpretation of the legend of the Flying Dutchman. In a little spanish seaport named Esperanza, during the 30s, appears Hendrick van der Zee, the mysterious captain of a yacht (he is the only one aboard). Pandora is a beautiful woman (who men kill and die for). She's never really fallen in love with any man, but she feels very attracted by Hendrick... We are soon taught that Hendrick is the Flying Dutchman, this sailor of the 17th century that has been cursed by God to wander over the seas until the Doomsday... unless a woman is ready to die for him...

Starring: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim, Harold Warrender, Mario Cabré, Marius Goring, John Laurie, Pamela Mason, Patricia Rainier ..
Directed by: Albert Lewin
Release date: 1951-02-01
3.

The House on Telegraph Hill

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese, William Lundigan, Fay Baker, Gordon Gebert, Steven Geray, Herbert Butterfield, Kei Thin Chung, John Burton, Katherine Meskill ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1951-05-12
4.

Cause for Alarm

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

An invalid husband wrongly believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in a letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway.

Starring: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling, Margalo Gillmore, Brad Morrow, Irving Bacon, Georgia Backus, Don Haggerty, Art Baker, Richard Anderson ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1951-03-30
Best Mystery Movies of 1951 : Lightning Strikes Twice
5.

Lightning Strikes Twice

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Richard Trevelyan was convicted of murdering his wife, given an 11th-hour Death Row reprieve and freed under unusual circumstances after a retrial. But his past does not matter to Shelley Carnes, an actress visiting the Texas ranch land that Richard calls home; she has fallen in love with him. But after she marries him, Shelley is beset by doubts and fear.

Starring: Ruth Roman, Richard Todd, Mercedes McCambridge, Zachary Scott, Frank Conroy, Kathryn Givney, Rhys Williams, Darryl Hickman, Nacho Galindo, Marjorie Bennett ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1951-04-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1951 : The Scarf
6.

The Scarf

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A man believe to have murdered a woman, escapes from the insane asylum to find if he was the one to actually kill her using the scarf she was wearing.

Starring: John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge, James Barton, Emlyn Williams, Lloyd Gough, Basil Ruysdael, David Wolfe, Harry Shannon, Celia Lovsky, David McMahon ..
Directed by: E.A. Dupont
Release date: 1951-04-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1951 : The Fat Man
7.

The Fat Man

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A innocent dentist is murdered and the only apparent motive seems to be to steal a set of dental x-rays. To the police it looks like an accident, but private eye Brad Runyan thinks there's more to it.

Starring: J. Scott Smart, Julie London, Rock Hudson, Clinton Sundberg, Jayne Meadows, John Russell, Jerome Cowan, Emmett Kelly, Lucille Barkley, Robert Osterloh ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1951-05-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1951 : Home To Danger
8.

Home To Danger

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Rona Anderson plays a wealthy young Englishwoman, long estranged from her father. She returns home when papa dies, reluctantly agreeing to listen to the will reading. It soon becomes clear that some unknown party is out to bump off Anderson as well--though she is the only person who stands to benefit from her father's demise.

Starring: Guy Rolfe, Rona Anderson, Francis Lister, Alan Wheatley, Bruce Belfrage, Peter Jones, Stanley Baker, Dennis Harkin ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1951-08-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1951 : The Man with My Face
9.

The Man with My Face

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A man discovers that an evil twin has taken over his life.

Starring: Barry Nelson, Carole Mathews, John Harvey, Lynn Ainley, Jim Boles, Jack Warden, Henry Lascoe, Johnny Kane, Chinita, Hazel Sherman ..
Directed by: Edward Montagne
Release date: 1951-06-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1951 : The Sea Hornet
10.

The Sea Hornet

2.2
6.1/10 IMDB

"The Sea Hornet" was a merchant ship sunk, supposedly by a torpedo, less than a mile off the California Coast during World War Two. Six years later when his buddy is killed, attempting to blow up the sunken ship, on the orders of Suntan Radford and Tony Sullivan, deep-sea diver "Gunner" McNeil has his suspicions aroused... especially since Suntan is the daughter of the ship's captain that died when the ship sunk, and Sullivan was a crew member. Plus the fact the ship had over a million dollars in cash on board. During the course of his investigation, he becomes romantically involved with Ginger Sullivan

Starring: Rod Cameron, Adele Mara, Lorna Gray, Chill Wills, Jim Davis, Richard Jaeckel, Ellen Corby, James Brown, Grant Withers, William Ching ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1951-11-06

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