Best Mystery Movies of 1962

1.

Carnival of Souls

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish man. As the visions begin to occur more frequently, Mary finds herself drawn to the deserted carnival on the outskirts of town. The strangely alluring carnival may hold the secret to her tragic past.

Starring: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison, Stan Levitt, Tom McGinnis, Forbes Caldwell, Dan Palmquist, Bill de Jarnette, Steve Boozer ..
Directed by: Herk Harvey
Release date: 1962-11-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1962 : The Notorious Landlady
2.

The Notorious Landlady

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.

Starring: Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire, Lionel Jeffries, Estelle Winwood, Maxwell Reed, Henry Daniell, Bess Flowers, Philippa Bevans, Ronald Long ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1962-04-01
3.

The Phantom of the Opera

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

The corrupt Lord Ambrose D'Arcy steals the life's work of the poor musical Professor Petry. In an attempt to stop the printing of music with D'Arcy's name on it, Petry breaks into the printing office and accidentally starts a fire, leaving him severely disfigured. Years later, Petry returns to terrorize a London opera house that is about to perform one of his stolen operas.

Starring: Herbert Lom, Heather Sears, Edward de Souza, Thorley Walters, Michael Gough, Harold Goodwin, Martin Miller, Liane Aukin, Sonya Cordeau, Marne Maitland ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1962-06-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1962 : Jigsaw
4.

Jigsaw

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and Hove but also further afield.

Starring: Jack Warner, Yolande Donlan, Michael Goodliffe, John Le Mesurier, John Barron, Moira Redmond, Christine Bocca, Brian Oulton, Ray Barrett, Norman Chappell ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1962-08-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1962 : The Burning Court
5.

The Burning Court

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

A group of people visit a weird old man who is a student of the black arts. The man lives in an ancient, cursed castle. Soon people in the group start being killed off.

Starring: Jean-Claude Brialy, Nadja Tiller, Perrette Pradier, Claude Rich, Edith Scob, Walter Giller, Frédéric Duvallès, Héléna Manson, René Génin, Claude Piéplu ..
Directed by: Julien Duvivier
Release date: 1962-03-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1962 : The Devil's Agent
6.

The Devil's Agent

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

German actor PETER VAN EYCK stars as Droste, a mild-mannered businessman who was an intelligence expert during World War II. When Droste runs into his old friend Baron Von Straub (Christopher Lee), the two rekindle a friendship that was interrupted by the war. However, when Von Straub asks Droste to deliver a small package to a friend in West Germany, the befuddled Droste is set up for a series of complicated spy games.

Starring: Peter van Eyck, Marianne Koch, Macdonald Carey, Christopher Lee, Billie Whitelaw, Albert Lieven, David Knight, Marius Goring, Helen Cherry, Colin Gordon ..
Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs
Release date: 1962-09-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1962 : Kill or Cure
7.

Kill or Cure

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A private eye is hired to go undercover at a health farm, but before he can find out why his client is murdered.

Starring: Terry-Thomas, Eric Sykes, Lionel Jeffries, Dennis Price ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1962-09-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1962 : The Incredible Doktor Markesan
8.

The Incredible Doktor Markesan

1.9
8.4/10 IMDB

Penniless Fred Bancroft, along with his new wife Molly, visits a sinister uncle he hasn't seen in years in hopes of living rent-free in his musty, decaying mansion.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Dick York, Carolyn Kearney, Richard Hale, Henry Hunter, Basil Howes, Billy Beck ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1962-02-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1962 : Deadly Duo
9.

Deadly Duo

1.7
5.3/10 IMDB

Two identical twin sisters...one is very,very good--one is very, very bad. The good twin is due some big bucks. The bad twin wants 'em. Since they look just alike...look out.

Starring: Marcia Henderson, Craig Hill, Robert Lowery, Irene Tedrow, Dayton Lummis ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1962-02-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1962 : The Trunk
10.

The Trunk

0.0
6.9/10 IMDB

An attorney's former mistress and his friend feign her death in order to bilk his new bride of 2,000 pounds.

Starring: Philip Carey, Julia Arnall, Dermot Walsh, Vera Day, Jill Hyem ..
Directed by: Donovan Winter
Release date: 1962-01-01

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