Best Mystery Movies of 1969

1.

Topaz

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.

Starring: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, Claude Jade, Michel Subor, Karin Dor, John Vernon, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, John Forsythe, Roscoe Lee Browne ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1969-12-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1969 : Night Gallery
2.

Night Gallery

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

Night Gallery launched as a television movie on November 8, 1969 telling three tales of horror: The Cemetery, Eyes, and The Escape Route. This was also the pilot for the TV series, which would air one year later.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Ossie Davis, Richard Kiley, Roddy McDowall, Barry Sullivan, Tom Bosley, George Macready, Sam Jaffe, Norma Crane, Barry Atwater ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg, Barry Shear, Boris Sagal
Release date: 1969-11-08
3.

What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna Tilsney. The crazed Page, left only a stamp album by her husband, takes money from her housekeepers, kills them, and buries the bodies in her garden. Alice is a widow too. So is neighbor Harriet Vaughn. Lots of widows here.

Starring: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller, Mildred Dunnock, Joan Hungtington, Peter Brandon, Michael Barbera, Peter Bonerz, Richard Angarola ..
Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
Release date: 1969-08-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1969 : Various Incarnations of a Tibetan Seamstress
4.

Various Incarnations of a Tibetan Seamstress

3.4
7.0/10 IMDB

Originally, it was to be a serious look at Westerner's influenced by Eastern trends. As it developed, however it became much more humorous with characters in yoga positions with high heels and smoking cigarettes at the same time.

Directed by: Steven Arnold
Release date: 1969-01-01
5.

Marlowe

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Los Angeles private-eye Philip Marlowe is trying to locate the brother of his new client, a woman named Orfamay Quest. The trail leads to two men who deny any knowledge of the brother's existence. Both are soon killed by an ice pick, so Marlowe deduces that there's much more to this than a simple missing-person case. Marlowe's path crosses that of a blackmailed movie star, Mavis Wald, and her friend, exotic dancer Delores. A mobster sends karate expert Winslow Wong to bust up Marlowe's office and warn him off the case, while Lieutenant French also cautions the detective to stay out of the police's way.

Starring: James Garner, Gayle Hunnicutt, Carroll O'Connor, Rita Moreno, Sharon Farrell, William Daniels, H.M. Wynant, Jackie Coogan, Christopher Cary, Bruce Lee ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1969-09-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1969 : A Clue For Scooby-Doo
6.

A Clue For Scooby-Doo

3.2
8.2/10 IMDB

Scooby-Doo And The Mystery Inc. Crew Investigates A Spooked Out Ghost, While The Fiend Interrupts There Beach Trip, They Search For Clues. -Written By Chase Otis

Starring: Nicole Jaffe, Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Frank Welker, Stefanianna Christopherson, Jean Vander Pyl, Vic Perrin, Hal Smith, John Stephenson ..
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1969-09-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1969 : Secrets of the Pirate's Inn
7.

Secrets of the Pirate's Inn

3.2
7.9/10 IMDB

A gang of kids helps a sea captain relative search for a pirate’s treasure that’s rumored to be hidden somewhere in the old dilapidated inn the sea captain just inherited from his dead brother. Along the way, they unravel a series of clues which lead to a variety of hidden passages and trap doors. But they are not alone in their quest for Jean Lafitte’s pirate goodies!

Starring: Ed Begley, Charles Aidman, Jimmy Bracken, Annie McEveety, Patrick Creamer, Paul Fix, Bill Zuckert, Fredd Wayne, Anne Whitfield ..
Directed by: Gary Nelson
Release date: 1969-11-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1969 : The Lottery
8.

The Lottery

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

An adaptation of Shirley Jackson's short story of the same name, "The Lottery" tells the story of a shocking annual tradition in a small village.

Starring: Olive Dunbar, William Benedict, William Fawcett, Joe Haworth, Ed Begley Jr., Jim Boles, Donna Bowen, Blanche Bronte, Alan Brown, Nancy Hale ..
Directed by: Larry Yust
Release date: 1969-01-02
9.

The Witchmaker

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

A psychic researcher and his assistants investigate a series of murders of beautiful young women.

Starring: Anthony Eisley, Thordis Brandt, Alvy Moore, John Lodge, Diane Webber, Shelby Grant, Tony Benson, Robyn Millan, Kathy Lynn, Sue Bernard ..
Directed by: William O. Brown
Release date: 1969-05-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1969 : Target: Harry
10.

Target: Harry

2.2
4.8/10 IMDB

Pilot Harry Black is hired to fly a man named Carlyle to Istanbul, where he's murdered. Now, mysterious Diane Reed and a local gangster, Rashi, are after Harry believing that he has the priceless plates Carlyle used to counterfeit money.

Starring: Vic Morrow, Suzanne Pleshette, Victor Buono, Cesar Romero, Stanley Holloway, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Ansara, Ahna Capri, Jack E. Leonard ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1969-05-23

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