Best Mystery Movies of 1972

1.

Sleuth

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover – but things aren’t exactly as they seem.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews, Eve Channing, Teddy Martin ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1972-12-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Ransom for a Dead Man
2.

Ransom for a Dead Man

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A brilliant tort attorney gets rid of her boring husband by faking his kidnapping and keeping the ransom. The FBI may be fooled, but not Columbo.

Starring: Peter Falk, Lee Grant, John Fink, Harold Gould, Patricia Mattick, Paul Carr, Jed Allan, Charles Macaulay, Hank Brandt, Jean Byron ..
Directed by: Richard Irving
Release date: 1972-10-09
3.

The Night Stalker

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Wisecracking reporter Carl Kolchak investigates a string of gruesome murders in Las Vegas. It seems that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of all their blood. Kolchak is sure that it is a vampire. He's hot on the trail, but nobody believes him. His editor thinks he's nuts and the police think he's a hindrance in the investigation, so Kolchak takes matters into his own hand.

Starring: Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Ralph Meeker, Claude Akins, Charles McGraw, Kent Smith, Elisha Cook Jr., Stanley Adams, Larry Linville ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1972-01-11
4.

Asylum

3.9
6.4/10 IMDB

A young psychiatrist applies for a job at a mental asylum, and must pass a test by interviewing four patients. He must figure out which of the patients, is in fact, the doctor that he would be replacing if hired.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Patrick Magee, Herbert Lom, Britt Ekland, Barry Morse, Charlotte Rampling, Barbara Parkins, Robert Powell, Sylvia Syms, Richard Todd ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1972-11-17
5.

Images

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Cathryn is suffering from schizophrenia and is haunted by hallucinations of apparitions. Her husband has his mind on other things, while her mental state is deteriorating. She is unable to define whether the people around her, like visitors to their house, are real or imaginary.

Starring: Susannah York, René Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi, Hugh Millais, Cathryn Harrison, John Morley, Barbara Baxley ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1972-12-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : The Other
6.

The Other

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic gifts, Niles starts to suspect that his twin may be involved in recent fatal accidents.

Starring: Uta Hagen, Diana Muldaur, Chris Udvarnoky, Martin Udvarnoky, Norma Connolly, Victor French, Loretta Leversee, Lou Frizzell, Portia Nelson, Jenny Sullivan ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1972-05-23
7.

Shaft's Big Score!

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo, Kathy Imrie, Wally Taylor, Julius Harris, Rosalind Miles, Joe Santos, Angelo Nazzo ..
Directed by: Gordon Parks
Release date: 1972-06-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Behind the Green Door
8.

Behind the Green Door

3.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Gloria is kidnapped and taken to a theater where she is told that she will have "the most exquisite moment of her life." She shares many sexual and intimate experiences on a stage in front of a small masked audience that grows increasingly aroused as the performance progresses.

Starring: Marilyn Chambers, George S. McDonald, Johnnie Keyes, Elizabeth Knowles, Yank Levine, Toni Attell, Ben Davidson, Adrienne Mitchell, Dana Fuller, Dale Meador ..
Directed by: Artie Mitchell, Jim Mitchell
Release date: 1972-12-17
9.

Private Parts

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Teenage runaway Cheryl splits from Ohio and ends up in Los Angeles staying at an old rundown hotel full of weirdos. The weirdest of all is George and he has a crush on Cheryl.

Starring: Ayn Ruymen, Lucille Benson, John Ventantonio, Laurie Main, Paul Bartel, Stanley Livingston, Charles Woolf, Len Travis, Dorothy Neumann, Gene Simms ..
Directed by: Paul Bartel
Release date: 1972-09-01
10.

Siddhartha

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin and his search for a meaningful way of life. His journey takes him through periods of harsh asceticism, sensual pleasures, material wealth, self-revulsion and eventually to the oneness and harmony that he had been seeking. The story is based on the best-selling novel by German Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse.

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Romesh Sharma, Zul Vellani, Amrik Singh, Kunal Kapoor, Shanti Hiranand, Pinchoo Kapoor ..
Directed by: Conrad Rooks
Release date: 1972-08-01
11.

Endless Night

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Shiftless dreamer Michael Rogers fantasizes about a lifestyle above his means and marries a wealthy, young girl who just came of age. They hire a famous architect to build their dream home amidst a series of suspicious incidents. The spouse has dark intentions toward his naive, inexperienced bride. Secrets from his past and sinister ties to their house guest Greta lead to a terrible turn of unexpected events.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Britt Ekland, George Sanders, Per Oscarsson, Aubrey Richards, Lois Maxwell, Ann Way, Patience Collier, Leo Genn ..
Directed by: Sidney Gilliat
Release date: 1972-10-05
12.

The Carey Treatment

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital's Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong, and Carey's friend and colleague Dr. David Tao is accused of performing the abortion. Carey doesn't buy it, and so he digs deeper, angering the girl's father in the process. Questions abound: Who performed the abortion? Was the girl really pregnant? And what does it have to do with stolen morphine, blackmail attempts, and a mysterious and dangerous masseur?

Starring: James Coburn, Jennifer O'Neill, Pat Hingle, Skye Aubrey, Elizabeth Allen, John Fink, Dan O'Herlihy, James Hong, Alex Dreier, Michael Blodgett ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1972-03-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Goodnight, My Love
13.

Goodnight, My Love

3.2
6.8/10 IMDB

Gruff gumshoe Francis Hogan is hired by a mysterious woman to find her boyfriend who has gone missing. With his perpetually hungry partner in tow, Hogan must untangle a web of intrigue involving the criminal underworld and a dead courier. One double-cross follows another as Hogan investigates the whole sordid affair.

Starring: Richard Boone, Michael Dunn, Barbara Bain, Victor Buono, Gianni Russo, John Quade, Walter Burke, Lou Wagner, Lou Cutell, John Lawrence ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1972-10-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : A Very Missing Person
14.

A Very Missing Person

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

An ex-schoolteacher is asked by the police to help locate a missing heiress.

Starring: Eve Arden, James Gregory, Julie Newmar, Ray Danton, Dennis Rucker, Pat Morita, Ezra Stone, Woodrow Parfrey, Skye Aubrey, Bob Hastings ..
Directed by: Russ Mayberry
Release date: 1972-03-04
15.

Fear in the Night

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

It took Peggy Heller a long time to recover from the trauma of a brutal physical assault, suffered in her youth. When she married Robert, he provided her with the love and reassurance she craved for and the two settled down in a pretty house in the grounds of the public school where Robert was a master. But the headmaster of the school is not what he seems and Penny is convinced he means to harm her - is her fear a figment of her tortured imagination or are there forces at work that intend to manipulate her anxieties with fatal consequences?

Starring: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Judy Geeson, Ralph Bates, James Cossins, Gillian Lind, Brian Grellis, John Bown ..
Directed by: Jimmy Sangster
Release date: 1972-07-09
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Angels and Cherubs
16.

Angels and Cherubs

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

A tragic celestial-western that explores Adam and Eve's paradise from a surreal point of view.

Starring: Roberto Cañedo, Jorge Humberto Robles, Helena Rojo, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Cecilia Pezet, David Silva, Vicente Lara ..
Directed by: Rafael Corkidi
Release date: 1972-12-08
17.

They Only Kill Their Masters

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

An enigmatic young woman has been murdered in a small California coast town. The investigation by the local sheriff uncovers a complex web of relationships centering on the victim; the scattered trail of evidence ranges from a mysterious photograph to the victim's own dog. During the investigation, the sheriff meets and becomes romantically involved with a woman whose connection to the murder is ambiguous.

Starring: James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, Harry Guardino, June Allyson, Christopher Connelly, Tom Ewell, Peter Lawford, Edmond O'Brien, Arthur O'Connell ..
Directed by: James Goldstone
Release date: 1972-11-22
18.

Straight On Till Morning

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

Brenda moved to London to begin living those intoxicated fantasies that all young women imagine city life to offer. Soon after her arrival she begins a relationship with Peter with whom she is tremendously happy. When she becomes pregnant Peter's behaviour towards her alters as he reveals the most frightening and unpredictable side of his personality. He forces Brenda to listen to a series of recordings, exposing a past of shocking cruelty of sadistic murder.

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Shane Briant, Katya Wyeth, Annie Ross, Tom Bell, Claire Kelly, Harold Berens, John Clive, Tommy Godfrey, Mavis Villiers ..
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1972-07-09
19.

Pulp

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

A seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta.

Starring: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott, Nadia Cassini, Dennis Price, Al Lettieri, Leopoldo Trieste, Amerigo Tot, Robert Sacchi ..
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Release date: 1972-11-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Michael O'Hara the Fourth
20.

Michael O'Hara the Fourth

2.9
7.6/10 IMDB

The name Michael O'Hara has become synonymous with law enforcement. There have been three generations of Michael O'Haras and all have been exemplary policemen. When Michael O'Hara III's child was born he was told that they would not be able to have any more children, and there has always been a Michael O'Hara, so he named his child Michael O'Hara IV despite the fact that she is a girl. Now Mike has a tendency to get involved with police matters and not always with good results, which annoys her father. And despite being told repeatedly to stay out of it, she continues her amateurish detective activities.

Starring: Dan Dailey, Jo Ann Harris, Michael McGreevey, Nehemiah Persoff, James Almanzar, Mike Henry, William Bramley, Maggie Wellman, Yvonne Gilbert, Dave Willock ..
Directed by: Robert Totten, Erven Jourdan
Release date: 1972-03-26
21.

Hungry Wives

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

Joan Mitchell is an unhappy, middle-aged suburban housewife with an uncommunicative businessman husband and a distant 19 year old daughter on the verge of moving out of the house. Frustrated at her current situation, Joan seeks solace in witchcraft after visiting a local tarot reader and leader of a secret black arts wicca set, who inspires Joan to follow her own path. After dabbling in witchcraft and believing she has become a real witch, Joan withdraws into a fantasy world and sinks deeper and deeper into her new lifestyle until the line between fantasy and reality becomes blurred.

Starring: Jan White, Raymond Laine, Ann Muffly, Joedda McClain, Bill Thunhurst, Neil Fisher, S. William Hinzman, Esther Lapidus, Dan Mallinger, Daryl Montgomery ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1972-05-01
22.

The Gore Gore Girls

2.9
5.1/10 IMDB

A ditsy reporter enlists the help of a sleazy private eye to solve a series of gory killings of female strippers at a Chicago nightclub.

Starring: Frank Kress, Amy Farrell, Hedda Lubin, Henny Youngman, Russ Badger, Jackie Kroeger, Nora Alexis, Phil Laurenson, Frank Rice, Corlee Bew ..
Directed by: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Release date: 1972-12-15
23.

The Legend of Boggy Creek

2.9
5.1/10 IMDB

A documentary-style drama based on true accounts of the Fouke Monster in Arkansas, Boggy Creek focuses on the lives of back country people and their culture while chronicling sightings of the monster.

Starring: Vern Stierman, Chuck Pierce Jr., William Stumpp, Willie E. Smith, Lloyd Bowen, Jeff Crabtree, Glenn Carruth, Bunny Dees, John Wallis, Sarah Coble ..
Directed by: Charles B. Pierce
Release date: 1972-08-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Bluebeard
24.

Bluebeard

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

Baron von Sepper is an Austrian aristocrat noted for his blue-toned beard, and his appetite for beautiful wives. His latest spouse, an American beauty named Anne, discovers a vault in his castle that's filled with the frozen bodies of several beautiful women.

Starring: Richard Burton, Raquel Welch, Virna Lisi, Nathalie Delon, Karin Schubert, Agostina Belli, Sybil Danning, Joey Heatherton, Edward Meeks, Jean Lefebvre ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1972-09-01
25.

Silent Night, Bloody Night

2.8
5.3/10 IMDB

On Christmas Eve 1950, Wilfred Butler dies in a burning accident outside his mansion in East Willard, Massachusetts. The residence is bequeathed to his grandson, Jeffrey. Twenty years later, lawyer John Carter arrives in East Willard on Christmas Eve with his assistant and mistress Ingrid, having been charged by Jeffrey (now registered as a patient in a mental asylum) to sell the house. The house, the town, even Jeffrey himself — all hold dark secrets that will be brought to light.

Starring: James Patterson, Mary Woronov, Patrick O'Neal, John Carradine, Astrid Heeren, Walter Abel, Fran Stevens, Walter Klavun, Philip Bruns, Lisa Blake Richards ..
Directed by: Theodore Gershuny
Release date: 1972-11-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Dangerous Corner
26.

Dangerous Corner

2.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Robert and Freda Caplan are entertaining guests at their country retreat. A chance remark by one of the guests ignites a series of devastating revelations, revealing a hitherto undiscovered tangle of clandestine relationships and dark secrets, the disclosures of which have tragic consequences...

Starring: Valentina Titova, Vladimir Basov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Antonina Shuranova, Alexander Dik, Elena Valaeva, Rufina Nifontova ..
Directed by: Vladimir Basov
Release date: 1972-06-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Haunts of the Very Rich
27.

Haunts of the Very Rich

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

A group of wealthy but secretly very troubled people travel to an island resort. After experiencing a brush with death, they find themselves wondering about their existences.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Cloris Leachman, Edward Asner, Anne Francis, Tony Bill, Donna Mills, Robert Reed, Moses Gunn ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1972-09-20
28.

Moon of the Wolf

2.7
5.0/10 IMDB

After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

Starring: David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Bradford Dillman, John Beradino, Geoffrey Lewis, Royal Dano, John Davis Chandler, Claudia McNeil, Dan Priest, Robert Phillips ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1972-09-26
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : The Hound of the Baskervilles
29.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Holmes and Dr. Watson tackle the case of a curse on the Baskerville bloodline in this ABC Movie of the Week adaptation.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Bernard Fox, William Shatner, Anthony Zerbe, Sally Ann Howes, Jane Merrow, Ian Ireland, John Williams, Alan Caillou, Brendan Dillon ..
Directed by: Barry Crane
Release date: 1972-02-12
30.

The Groundstar Conspiracy

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A break-in and sabotage attempt occurs at a top secret research institute and the culprit is cornered and captured. The problem is that he's been badly injured and claims to have lost his memory entirely. A cat-and-mouse game ensues between investigator Tuxan, the mystery intruder Welles and the people who sent him on the mission.

Starring: George Peppard, Michael Sarrazin, Christine Belford, Cliff Potts, James Olson, Tim O'Connor, James McEachin, Alan Oppenheimer, Roger Dressler, Ty Haller ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1972-06-12
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Smile Before Death
31.

Smile Before Death

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Teenaged Nancy Thompson arrives unexpectedly at her mothers county villa. She discovers that her mom has died a violent death.The police investigate and believe the she killed herself by cutting her throat with a piece of broken of glass.Nancy meets and becomes friends with Gina who was her mothers best friend and who has a special relationship with her stepfather.Soon the older man turns his roving eye toward this young beauty as suspicion about the suicide starts to come to light.

Starring: Jenny Tamburi, Silvano Tranquilli, Rosalba Neri, Hiram Keller, Dana Ghia, Zora Gheorgieva, Luigi Antonio Guerra, Fabio Garriba, Carolyn De Fonseca, Barbara Bouchet ..
Directed by: Silvio Amadio
Release date: 1972-05-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Columbo: Étude in Black
32.

Columbo: Étude in Black

2.5
7.7/10 IMDB

A ruthless conductor murders the gifted pianist with whom he is having an affair. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Starring: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, James Olson, Blythe Danner, Anjanette Comer, Myrna Loy, James McEachin, Don Knight, Pat Morita, Michael Pataki ..
Directed by: Nicholas Colasanto
Release date: 1972-09-17
33.

Frogs

2.5
4.4/10 IMDB

Jason Crockett is an aging, grumpy, physically disabled millionaire who invites his family to his island estate for his birthday celebration. Pickett Smith is a free-lance photographer who is doing a pollution layout for an ecology magazine. Jason Crockett hates nature, poisoning anything that crawls on his property. On the night of his birthday the frogs and other members of nature begin to pay Crockett back.

Starring: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke, Judy Pace, Lynn Borden, Mae Mercer, David Gilliam, Nicholas Cortland, George Skaff ..
Directed by: George McCowan
Release date: 1972-03-10
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : The Judge and Jake Wyler
34.

The Judge and Jake Wyler

2.4
6.8/10 IMDB

A retired lady judge runs a private detective agency with a charming ex-con as her leg man and various parolees helping in the day-to-day operation.

Starring: Bette Davis, Doug McClure, Eric Braeden, Joan Van Ark, Barbara Rhoades, James McEachin, John Randolph, Lou Jacobi, James McEachin, Lizabeth Hush ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1972-12-02
35.

Baffled!

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Tom Kovack is a hard-nosed race car driver until a sudden supernatural vision causes a near-fatal crash while he's hurtling down the backstretch at 140 miles per hour. Michele Brent is the woman who convinces Kovack that his visions are significant. She leads him to the manor house that appeared in his vision, which in turn leads him into a world of revenge and murder from beyond the grave. Kovack must tap into his newfound power to conquer the evil forces at work.

Starring: Leonard Nimoy, Susan Hampshire, Rachel Roberts, Vera Miles, Jewel Blanch, Valerie Taylor, Ray Brooks, Angharad Rees, Christopher Benjamin, Mike Murray ..
Directed by: Philip Leacock
Release date: 1972-12-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : King, Queen, Knave
36.

King, Queen, Knave

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Based on a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, this English-language satirical drama details the experiences of Frank (John Moulder Brown), a young orphan who finds himself deep in the romantic clutches of his uncle's sensual wife. After Frank's parents die, he goes to live with his aunt Martha (Gina Lollabrigida) and uncle Charles (David Niven). Sexy Martha entices Frank into her embrace then wants him to kill her husband so that they can live off of his money. Frank wouldn't mind so much, but he really likes his uncle.

Starring: John Moulder-Brown, David Niven, Gina Lollobrigida, Mario Adorf, Barbara Valentin, Elma Karlowa, Mogens von Gadow, Jerzy Skolimowski ..
Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski
Release date: 1972-06-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Cancel My Reservation
37.

Cancel My Reservation

2.3
4.9/10 IMDB

Bob Hope is a stressed out talk show host who is sent on a vacation to Arizona on doctor's orders and has to play Sherlock Holmes with his wife, the lovely Eva Marie Saint, to solve a series of murders that has Bob as the prime suspect.

Starring: Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Bellamy, Forrest Tucker, Anne Archer, Keenan Wynn, Henry Darrow, Chief Dan George, Doodles Weaver, Pat Morita ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1972-09-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : What Became of Jack and Jill?
38.

What Became of Jack and Jill?

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Two young people plot to get their hands on grannie's money, but rather than simply pushing her down the stairs they hatch an elaborate plot to convince her that radical youth have taken over England are planning to do away with "oldies" like her.

Starring: Vanessa Howard, Mona Washbourne, Paul Nicholas, George Benson, Peter Copley ..
Directed by: Bill Bain
Release date: 1972-06-16
39.

Encounter with the Unknown

2.0
4.7/10 IMDB

Three eerie tales based on actual events are enacted in this film. First, three college students play a prank on a geeky classmate, who is accidentally shot and killed. His vengeful mother forecasts the deaths of the three young men she holds responsible, on 7, 14, and 21 days hence. And, one by one, her grim predictions come true. Next, a ghoulish sound emanates from a mist-shrouded hole in the Earth near where a Missouri boy has lost his dog. The boy's father is lowered into the hole and lets out an agonizing scream! Finally, a senator returning home from a party finds a lost girl on a bridge and learns from her father that she died years earlier

Starring: Rod Serling, Robert Ginnaven, Gary Brockette, Charlie Dell, Rosie Holotik, Annabelle Weenick, Bill Thurman, Gene Ross, Beverly Dixon, Michael Harvey ..
Directed by: Harry Thomason
Release date: 1972-11-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Scooby-Doo! Meets the Harlem Globetrotters
40.

Scooby-Doo! Meets the Harlem Globetrotters

1.8
7.8/10 IMDB

While visiting Shaggy's great uncle Nath, the gang bumps again into the Harlem Globetrotters and a Loch Ness monster.

Release date: 1972-12-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : The Snoop Sisters
41.

The Snoop Sisters

1.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A spinster and her widowed sister, who are the authors of murder-mystery novels, try to track down the killer of a former movie star. This TV pilot film became a series of rotating movies the following season.

Starring: Helen Hayes, Mildred Natwick, Art Carney, Paulette Goddard, Jill Clayburgh, Charlie Callas, Bill Dana, Ed Flanders, Kurt Kasznar, Edward Platt ..
Directed by: Leonard B. Stern
Release date: 1972-12-18
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : The Adventures of Nick Carter
42.

The Adventures of Nick Carter

1.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Detective discovers that a colleague's death is tied into the disappearance of a wealthy playboy's wife.

Starring: Robert Conrad, Shelley Winters, Broderick Crawford, Neville Brand, Pernell Roberts, Pat O’Brien, Sean Garrison, Laraine Stephens, Dean Stockwell, Brooke Bundy ..
Directed by: Paul Krasny
Release date: 1972-02-20
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Zorgon: The H-Bomb Beast From Hell
43.

Zorgon: The H-Bomb Beast From Hell

1.1
4.5/10 IMDB

A reported monster is terrorizing a local community, but the police have no leads. A man who is fed up with the killings calls a handful of his friends and forms a posse to look for the creature. They head to Bronson Canyon to see if they can uncover who's behind all of these deaths.

Starring: Ace Mask, Susan Turner, David Allen, Jim Danforth, Renata Danforth ..
Directed by: Kevin Fernan
Release date: 1972-04-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Dagger of the Mind
44.

Dagger of the Mind

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Shakespeare actors accidentally kill their producer and try to cover it up. Columbo investigates.

Starring: Peter Falk, Richard Basehart, Honor Blackman ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1972-11-26
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Shades of Sherlock Holmes!
45.

Shades of Sherlock Holmes!

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate a vampire attack in the streets of London.

Starring: Ron Clements ..
Directed by: Ron Clements
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Columbo: Étude in Black
46.

Columbo: Étude in Black

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A ruthless conductor murders the gifted pianist with whom he is having an affair. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Starring: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, James Olson, Blythe Danner, Anjanette Comer, Myrna Loy ..
Directed by: Nicholas Colasanto
Release date: 1972-09-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : The Greenhouse Jungle
47.

The Greenhouse Jungle

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Columbo investigates a kidnapping.

Starring: Peter Falk, Ray Milland, Bob Dishy, Sandra Smith, Bradford Dillman ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1972-10-15
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : The Eyes of Charles Sand
48.

The Eyes of Charles Sand

0.0
6.2/10 IMDB

A young man inherits the ability to see visions beyond the grave.

Starring: Sharon Farrell, Adam West, Peter Haskell, Barbara Rush, Bradford Dillman, Joan Bennett, Gary Clarke, Ivor Francis, Owen Bush, Don Barry ..
Directed by: Reza Badiyi
Release date: 1972-02-29
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Columbo: Lady in Waiting
49.

Columbo: Lady in Waiting

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A woman shoots her overbearing brother, claiming she thought he was a burglar. Columbo doesn't buy the self-defense claim - he knows it's murder.

Starring: Peter Falk, Leslie Nielsen, Susan Clark, Jessie Royce Landis, Richard Anderson ..
Directed by: Norman Lloyd
Release date: 1972-08-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1972 : Blueprint for Murder
50.

Blueprint for Murder

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Elliot Markham, a brilliant architect and con-man, murders a Texas millionaire and hides his body in order to keep his visionary construction project financed.

Starring: Peter Falk, Patrick O'Neal, Janis Paige, Pamela Austin, John Fiedler ..
Directed by: Peter Falk
Release date: 1972-02-09

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