Best Mystery Movies of 1970

1.

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

5.1
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, find he has disappeared into an underground city known as the Forbidden Zone, and they 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: 1970-04-23
3.

And Soon the Darkness

3.5
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

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Vincent Price ..
Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1970-01-01
5.

The Dunwich Horror

3.1
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, Sam Jaffe, Joanne Moore Jordan, Donna Baccala, Michael Fox ..
Directed by: Daniel Haller
Release date: 1970-01-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : The Hart of London
6.

The Hart of London

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

"The Hart of London" is an endlessly layered tour de force. It explores life and death, the sense of place and personal displacement, and the intricate aesthetics of representation. It is a personal and spiritual film, marked inevitably by Chambers’s knowledge that he had leukemia. The late American avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage said of Hart, "If I named the five greatest films [ever made], this has got to be one of them." Even this high praise falls short of hyperbole. The Hart of London is at the centre of Chambers’s extraordinary achievement.

Directed by: Jack Chambers
Release date: 1970-11-30
7.

Scream and Scream Again

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

A serial killer, who drains his victims for blood is on the loose in London, the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

Starring: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Judy Huxtable, Alfred Marks, Michael Gothard, Christopher Matthews, Anthony Newlands, Julian Holloway, Judy Bloom ..
Directed by: Gordon Hessler
Release date: 1970-02-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : Darker Than Amber
8.

Darker Than Amber

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

Rod Taylor plays John D. MacDonald's famous Florida PI Travis McGee. Professional beach bum and 'knight errant' Travis McGee goes up against psychotic body-builder Terry Bartell. McGee pulls out all the stops when he joins a Carribean cruise to bring the killer to justice.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Theodore Bikel, Suzy Kendall, Ahna Capri, William Smith, Janet MacLachlan, Robert Phillips, Jane Russell, James Booth, Oswaldo Calvo ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1970-08-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1970 : Taste of Excitement
9.

Taste of Excitement

2.8
5.4/10 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
10.

The Lawyer

2.8
6.8/10 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

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