Best Mystery Movies of 1964

1.

A Shot in the Dark

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.

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
2.

Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

5.3
7.6/10 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
3.

Marnie

5.3
7.2/10 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: 1964-07-09
4.

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

3.8
7.3/10 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
5.

Murder Ahoy

3.7
7.1/10 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 ..
Directed by: George Pollock
Release date: 1964-06-01
6.

Murder Most Foul

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation. The third Miss Marple film starring Margaret Rutherford as the quirky amateur detective.

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
7.

The Killers

3.7
7.1/10 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
8.

Nightmare

3.6
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
9.

Lady in a Cage

3.5
6.9/10 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 ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1964 : Face of a Stranger
10.

Face of a Stranger

3.2
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

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