Best Mystery Movies of 1964


Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

7.5/10 IMDB

An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Cecil Kellaway, Victor Buono, Mary Astor, Wesley Addy, William Campbell, Bruce Dern ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1964-12-15

A Shot in the Dark

7.4/10 IMDB

Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Herbert Lom, Graham Stark, Moira Redmond, Tracy Reed, Burt Kwouk, André Maranne, Vanda Godsell ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1964-06-23


7.1/10 IMDB

Marnie is a thief, a liar, and a cheat. When her new boss, Mark Rutland, catches on to her routine kleptomania, she finds herself being blackmailed.

Starring: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham, Alan Napier, Bob Sweeney, Milton Selzer, Henry Beckman, Edith Evanson ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1964-07-17

Murder Most Foul

7.1/10 IMDB

A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank, Megs Jenkins, Dennis Price, Ralph Michael, Stringer Davis, Francesca Annis, James Bolam ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1964-03-01

Murder Ahoy

7.0/10 IMDB

During an annual board of trustees meeting, one of the trustees dies. Miss Marple thinks he’s been poisoned after finding a chemical on him. She sets off to investigate at the ship where he had just come from. The fourth and final film from the Miss Marple series starring Margaret Rutherford as the quirky amateur detective.

Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Lionel Jeffries, Charles Tingwell, William Mervyn, Henry Oscar, Joan Benham, Nicholas Parsons, Miles Malleson, Derek Nimmo ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1964-09-22

The Killers

7.0/10 IMDB

A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager, Claude Akins, Norman Fell, Ronald Reagan, Virginia Christine, Don Haggerty, Robert Phillips ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1964-07-07

The Chalk Garden

7.2/10 IMDB

A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! When an applicant with a mysterious past manages to get the job, Laurel vows to expose her. Meanwhile, Laurel's married-divorced-married mother tries to get her back.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills, John Mills, Edith Evans, Felix Aylmer, Elizabeth Sellars, Lally Bowers, Toke Townley, Tonie MacMillan ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1964-04-02

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

7.1/10 IMDB

An old Chinese man rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao's mysterious circus of mythical beasts.

Starring: Tony Randall, John Ericson, Barbara Eden, Kevin Tate, Arthur O'Connell, Noah Beery Jr., Argentina Brunetti, Royal Dano, John Doucette, Frank Cady ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1964-03-18


6.7/10 IMDB

Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled because of her persistent nightmares, Janet is sent home where the nightmares continue.

Starring: David Knight, Moira Redmond, Jennie Linden, Brenda Bruce, George A. Cooper, Irene Richmond, Timothy Bateson, Elizabeth Dear, Clytie Jessop, John Welsh ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1964-02-28

Lady in a Cage

6.7/10 IMDB

A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, James Caan, Jennifer Billingsley, Rafael Campos, William Swan, Jeff Corey, Ann Sothern, Charles Seel, Scatman Crothers, Ron Nyman ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1964-06-10

Children of the Damned

6.2/10 IMDB

Six children are found spread through out the world that not only have enormous intelligence, but identical intelligence and have a strange bond to each other.

Starring: Ian Hendry, Alan Badel, Barbara Ferris, Alfred Burke, Sheila Allen, Ralph Michael, Patrick Wymark, Martin Miller, Clive Powell, Yoke-Moon Lee ..
Directed by: Anton Leader
Release date: 1964-01-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : Carol for Another Christmas

Carol for Another Christmas

6.5/10 IMDB

Daniel Grudge, a wealthy industrialist and fierce isolationist long embittered by the loss of his son in World War II, is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who lead him to reconsider his attitude toward his fellow man.

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Gazzara, Barbara Ann Teer, Steve Lawrence, James Shigeta, Pat Hingle, Robert Shaw, Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1964-12-28
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : Face of a Stranger

Face of a Stranger

7.2/10 IMDB

A man released from prison falls in love with the blind wife of a cellmate, whom he promised, when inside, to visit. He poses as the real husband, planning to kill him, but finds the wife is not so innocent as he thought.

Starring: Jeremy Kemp, Bernard Archard, Rosemary Leach, Philip Locke, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Jean Marsh ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1964-09-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : Smokescreen


6.8/10 IMDB

A fastidious insurance assessor investigates a potential case of insurance fraud.

Starring: Peter Vaughan, John Carson, Yvonne Romain, Gerald Flood, Glynn Edwards, John Glyn-Jones, Sam Kydd, Penny Morrell, Deryck Guyler, Damaris Hayman ..
Directed by: Jim O'Connolly
Release date: 1964-01-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : Shock Treatment

Shock Treatment

6.6/10 IMDB

A private investigator endures the rigors of an insane asylum in order to locate $1 million in stolen loot.

Starring: Stuart Whitman, Roddy McDowall, Carol Lynley, Lauren Bacall, Timothy Carey, Olive Deering, Ossie Davis, Donald Buka, Paulene Myers, Evadne Baker ..
Directed by: Denis Sanders
Release date: 1964-07-22
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : Do You Know This Voice?

Do You Know This Voice?

6.7/10 IMDB

When a ransom bid results in the death of a child, the police have only one lead – the old lady who witnessed the kidnapper using a public phone box. Though her recollection is vague, she volunteers to act as bait for the killer – telling the press that she had seen the kidnapper's face and she waits for him to attack.

Starring: Dan Duryea, Isa Miranda, Gwen Watford, Peter Madden, Barry Warren, Alan Edwards, Jean Aubrey, Shirley Cameron, Arnold Bell, Patrick Newell ..
Directed by: Frank Nesbitt
Release date: 1964-12-01

Psyche 59

6.0/10 IMDB

An industrialist's wife tries to remember the shocking sight that made her blind.

Starring: Curd Jürgens, Patricia Neal, Samantha Eggar, Ian Bannen, Beatrix Lehmann, Elspeth March, Sandra Leo ..
Directed by: Alexander Singer
Release date: 1964-04-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : The Glass Cage

The Glass Cage

6.8/10 IMDB

Two detectives investigate the murder of a local businessman by a mysterious woman.

Starring: Arlene Martel, Elisha Cook Jr., John Hoyt, King Moody, Bob Kelljan, Henry Darrow, Joseph H. Hamilton ..
Directed by: Antonio Santean
Release date: 1964-02-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : Dark Purpose

Dark Purpose

5.2/10 IMDB

An American woman in Italy falls in love with a man, unaware that he has an insane wife hidden in the attic.

Starring: Shirley Jones, Rossano Brazzi, George Sanders, Giorgia Moll, Micheline Presle, Emma Baron, Mathilda Calnan, Mimo Billi, Fanfulla, Antonio Piretti ..
Directed by: George Marshall, Vittorio Sala
Release date: 1964-02-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre

The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre

6.3/10 IMDB

Terrified of being buried alive, a woman installs a phone in her crypt. A few days after her death, the phone suddenly rings and paranormal investigator Nelson Orion is brought in to probe the case.

Starring: Martin Landau, Diane Baker, Judith Anderson, Tom Simcox, Leonard Stone, Nellie Burt, Priscilla Morrill ..
Directed by: Joseph Stefano, Robert Stevens
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : Catacombs


6.1/10 IMDB

A rich woman who uses meditation to deal with pain is visited by her niece who returns from Paris. The woman can be a handful and one of her employees suggests to her husband that he kill her freeing them both. When an affair starts between the husband and the niece murder becomes a real possibility. However some people won't stay dead.

Starring: Gary Merrill, Jane Merrow, Georgina Cookson, Neil McCallum, Rachel Thomas, Jack Train, Frederick Piper ..
Directed by: Gordon Hessler
Release date: 1964-01-10

The Black Torment

5.9/10 IMDB

A lord returns to his manor with his new wife, to hear rumours that he had already secretly returned and had committed several murders. Has he lost his mind, or is something dark afoot ?

Starring: Heather Sears, John Turner, Ann Lynn, Peter Arne, Norman Bird, Raymond Huntley, Annette Whiteley, Francis de Wolff, Joseph Tomelty, Patrick Troughton ..
Directed by: Robert Hartford-Davis
Release date: 1964-10-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : The Eyes of Annie Jones

The Eyes of Annie Jones

5.8/10 IMDB

Murder unfolds around a young girl who sleepwalks and talks while she does so.

Starring: Richard Conte, Francesca Annis, Joyce Carey, Myrtle Reed, Shay Gorman, Victor Brooks, Mark Dignam, Barbara Leake, Patricia McCarron, Mara Purcell ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1964-05-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : The Golden Head

The Golden Head

5.9/10 IMDB

Stevenson, the famous English criminal expert visits Hungary with his family. While he is chairing a conference on criminology, infamous art treasure robbers steal the golden herm of Saint László. Suspicion is cast on the Stevenson children.

Starring: Buddy Hackett, George Sanders, Esztergályos Cecília, Jess Conrad, Robert Coote, Douglas Wilmer, lorraine power, Denis Gilmore, Zoltán Makláry, Sándor Pécsi ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1964-08-22

Devil Doll

4.7/10 IMDB

An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.

Starring: Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester, Yvonne Romain, Sandra Dorne, Karl Stepanek, Francis de Wolff, Nora Nicholson, Alan Gifford, David Charlesworth, Sadie Corre ..
Directed by: Lindsay Shonteff
Release date: 1964-09-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

6.4/10 IMDB

A gunman whose best friend has been murdered enacts a plan to blackmail the corrupt labor union leader responsible but finds he isn't the only one after his money.

Starring: Robert Culp, Edmond O'Brien, Vera Miles, Norman Fell, Gene Raymond, Brenda Scott, J. Carrol Naish, Pat Buttram, Edgar Bergen, Randy Boone ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1964-11-18

Frozen Alive

4.0/10 IMDB

A scientist experimenting with suspended animation decides to use himself as a test subject. Before he is frozen, his wife is killed, and he is suspected of her murder. a murder suspect.

Starring: Mark Stevens, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy, Joachim Hansen, Delphi Lawrence, Walter Rilla, Helmut Weiss, Albert Bessler, John Longden, Sigurd Lohde ..
Directed by: Bernard Knowles
Release date: 1964-12-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : The Verdict

The Verdict

6.8/10 IMDB

A racketeer, deported back from America, faces murder charge and hatches jury rigging plot with accomplice. Cross and double-cross follow.

Starring: Cec Linder, Zena Marshall, Nigel Davenport, Paul Stassino ..
Directed by: David Eady
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : The Moon-Spinners

The Moon-Spinners

6.5/10 IMDB

Young English girl Nikky and her aunt arrive at the Moon-Spinners, a hotel on Crete, to a less than enthusiastic welcome. The coolness of the owner is only out-done by the surliness of her brother Stratos, recently back from London. But then there is nice English lad Mark to make friends with, at least until Stratos and his pal take a shot at him one night. When Nikky helps him hide she finds the Greeks are after her too.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Peter McEnery, Joan Greenwood, Irene Papas, Pola Negri, John Le Mesurier, Sheila Hancock, Paul Stassino, André Morell ..
Directed by: James Neilson
Release date: 1964-01-01

The Twilight Zone: The Masks

0.0/10 IMDB

Wealthy Jason Foster is dying and he invites his greedy heirs to a Mardi Gras party where they must wear the masks he specially had made for them or else be cut off from their inheritance.

Directed by: Ida Lupino
Release date: 1964-01-05

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