Best Mystery Movies of 1952


The Narrow Margin

7.7/10 IMDB

A tough cop meets his match when he has to guard a gangster's widow on a tense train ride.

Starring: Charles McGraw, Jacqueline White, Marie Windsor, David Clarke, Gordon Gebert, Queenie Leonard, Peter Virgo, Don Beddoe, Paul Maxey, Harry Harvey ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1952-05-03

My Cousin Rachel

7.1/10 IMDB

A young man plots revenge against the woman he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty.

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton, Ronald Squire, George Dolenz, John Sutton, Tudor Owen, J. M. Kerrigan ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1952-12-25

Affair in Trinidad

6.6/10 IMDB

A nightclub singer enlists her brother-in-law to track down her husband's killer.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby, Valerie Bettis, Torin Thatcher, Howard Wendell, Karel Stepanek, George Voskovec, Steven Geray, Walter Kohler ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1952-07-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1952 : Home at Seven

Home at Seven

6.7/10 IMDB

Unable to recall the past 24 hours, a British bank clerk is the prime suspect for a robbery/murder.

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Campbell Singer, Jack Hawkins, Michael Shepley, Frederick Piper, Meriel Forbes, Margaret Withers, Gerald Case, Diana Beaumont ..
Directed by: Ralph Richardson
Release date: 1952-03-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1952 : The Voice of Merrill

The Voice of Merrill

6.8/10 IMDB

A convicted female blackmailer is found murdered in her flat and suspicion falls on three men, all of whom the police believe may have had reason to wish her dead

Starring: Valerie Hobson, James Robertson Justice, Edward Underdown, Henry Kendall, Garry Marsh, Sam Kydd, Ian Fleming, Daniel Wherry, Daphne Newton ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1952-12-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1952 : The Green Glove

The Green Glove

6.2/10 IMDB

In World War II France, American soldier Michael Blake captures, then loses Nazi-collaborator art thief Paul Rona, who leaves behind a gem studded gauntlet (a stolen religious relic). Years later, financial reverses lead Mike to return in search of the object. In Paris, he must dodge mysterious followers and a corpse that's hard to explain; so he and attractive tour guide Christine decamp on a cross-country pursuit that becomes love on the run...then takes yet another turn.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Geraldine Brooks, Cedric Hardwicke, George Macready, Gaby André, Jany Holt, Roger Tréville, Juliette Gréco, Georges Tabet, Meg Lemonnier ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1952-02-28
Best Mystery Movies of 1952 : Venetian Bird

Venetian Bird

6.4/10 IMDB

Private eye Edward Mercer (Richard Todd) travels to Venice to locate a man due a reward for his aid in the war. Shortly after arriving, he becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his local contact. In his quest to clear his name, Mercer uncovers a conspiracy. Even the local magistrate (George Coulouris) seems to be working against him, and Mercer begins to suspect the man he came to find is behind it all.

Starring: Richard Todd, Eva Bartok, John Gregson, George Coulouris, Margot Grahame, Walter Rilla, John Bailey, Sid James, Martin Boddey, Michael Balfour ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1952-10-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1952 : Talk About a Stranger

Talk About a Stranger

6.2/10 IMDB

Small-town gossips rage over the arrival of a mysterious stranger.

Starring: George Murphy, Nancy Reagan, Billy Gray, Lewis Stone, Kurt Kasznar, Anna Glomb, Stanley Andrews, Maude Wallace, Virginia Farmer, Katherine Warren ..
Directed by: David Bradley
Release date: 1952-04-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1952 : Lady Possessed

Lady Possessed

5.9/10 IMDB

A pianist takes his ailing wife out of a London hospital at the same time that another female patient there has suffered a miscarriage. Afterwards, the second woman feels empty and withdrawn, and, thinking that getting her away from London will help, her husband takes her to live at a country estate, which turns out to be the former residence of the pianist who left after his wife died. The woman begins to get visions of the wife and her final days; is she becoming possessed by the dead wife of the pianist?

Starring: James Mason, June Havoc, Stephen Dunne, Fay Compton, Pamela Mason, Steven Geray, Diana Graves, Odette Myrtil, Eileen Erskine, John Monaghan ..
Directed by: William Spier
Release date: 1952-01-26
Best Mystery Movies of 1952 : Tread Softly

Tread Softly

5.2/10 IMDB

Story of a chorus girl who is "discovered" and finds romance during the unraveling of a mystery in a once derelict theatre.

Starring: Frances Day, Patricia Dainton, John Bentley, John Laurie, Olaf Olsen, Nora Nicholson, Harry Locke, Betty Baskcomb, Robert Urquhart, Ronald Leigh-Hunt ..
Directed by: David MacDonald
Release date: 1952-12-01

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