Best Mystery Movies of 1970

1.

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

4.5
7.1/10 IMDB

Director Billy Wilder adds a new and intriguing twist to the personality of intrepid detective Sherlock Holmes. One thing hasn't changed however: Holmes' crime-solving talents. Holmes and Dr. Watson take on the case of a beautiful woman whose husband has vanished. The investigation proves strange indeed, involving six missing midgets, villainous monks, a Scottish castle, the Loch Ness monster, and covert naval experiments. Can the sleuths make sense of all this and solve the mystery

Starring: Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely, Geneviève Page, Christopher Lee, Tamara Toumanova, Clive Revill, Irene Handl, Mollie Maureen, Stanley Holloway, Catherine Lacey ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1970-10-29
2.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

During a rescue mission to locate missing astronaut George Taylor, John Brent crash lands on the Planet of the Apes. Brent, along with Taylor's companion, Nova, find he has disappeared into an underground city known as the Forbidden Zone and attempt to track him down.

Starring: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison, Charlton Heston, Paul Richards, David Watson, Thomas Gomez, Victor Buono, James Gregory ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1970-05-01
3.

And Soon the Darkness

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust?

Starring: Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice, Sandor Elès, John Nettleton, Clare Kelly, Hana Maria Pravda, John Franklyn, Claude Bertrand, Jean Carmet ..
Directed by: Robert Fuest
Release date: 1970-09-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe
4.

An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe

3.2
7.5/10 IMDB

A collection of 4 Poe stories narrated by Vincent Price: 1) The Telltale Heart, 2) Pit and the Pendulum, 3) The Sphinx, and 4) The Cask of Amontillado.

Starring: Vincent Price ..
Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : The Hart of London
5.

The Hart of London

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

A surreal sequence of images of nature and London, Ontario, life and death.

Directed by: Jack Chambers
Release date: 1970-11-30
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : The Choice
6.

The Choice

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

When a free-spirited sailor is found murdered, his twin brother--a famous novelist--is the prime suspect. Investigators uncover a possible liaison between the dead sailor and the writer's wife, and also learn that Sayed's successful fictions owed much to the inspiration of his brother Mahmoud's adventurous life. Just as the evidence against the novelist seems overwhelming, Mahmoud turns up alive. But why are the twins never seen together...? In this very personal film, one can see the symbolic outlines of the uneasy relationship between Egyptian intellectuals and the problems of the proletariat.

Starring: Ezzat El Alaili, Seif El Dine, Mahmoud el-Meliguy, Soad Hosny ..
Directed by: Youssef Chahine
Release date: 1970-01-02
7.

The Dunwich Horror

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

A university student is pursued by a man with a demonic secret.

Starring: Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley, Lloyd Bochner, Talia Shire, Barboura Morris ..
Directed by: Daniel Haller
Release date: 1970-01-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : Taste of Excitement
8.

Taste of Excitement

2.8
5.5/10 IMDB

A man has been killed on the Dover/Boulogne car ferry. What is the connection between him and the attempts being made to kill Jane Kerrell, a young girl in her early twenties? As she speeds through the French countryside to the South of France, several attempts are made on her life as she is deliberately forced off the road by another car. But when she reports these attempts, the local Cap Ferrat Police Inspector and the sinister psychiatrist, Dr. Forla believe these attempts are in her imagination and Dr Forla, concludes that Jane is mentally disturbed. At her wits end Jane finds an ally in the young English painter, Paul Hedley who finally believes her life is in danger following an attempt to murder him. When Inspector Malling of Scotland Yard and Mr. Breese arrive in Cap Ferrat trying to uncover the connection between Jane and the murdered man on the ferry, this thrilling puzzle of international intrigue begins to unravel against the backdrop of the French Riviera.

Starring: Eva Renzi, Peter Bowles, David Buck, Peter Vaughan, Paul Hubschmid, Sophie Hardy, Kay Walsh, Francis Matthews, George Pravda ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : The Lawyer
9.

The Lawyer

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Wilma Harrison had it all. A wealthy doctor for a husband. A big playboy for a lover. A beautiful home. And a horrible death.

Starring: Barry Newman, Diana Muldaur, Harold Gould, Booth Colman, Ken Swofford ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1970-03-10
10.

Robin Redbreast

2.8
7.4/10 IMDB

After the break-up of a long-term relationship, urban sophisticate Norah seeks refuge in a remote house in the country. The locals are friendly, if eccentric, and she toys with the idea of a flirtation with dishy young gamekeeper Rob. But events at Harvest Festival leave her feeling manipulated, and six months later, with the consequences all too evident, she finds herself trapped in what is more like a nightmare. What role is she destined to play in the cycle of the seasons -- and of the generations?

Starring: Anna Cropper, Bernard Hepton, Amanda Walker, Julian Holloway, Freda Bamford, Freda Bamford, Andy Bradford, Cyril Cross, Robin Wentworth ..
Directed by: James MacTaggart
Release date: 1970-12-10

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