Best Mystery Movies of 1973


Soylent Green

7.0/10 IMDB

This is the year 2022. Overcrowding, pollution, and resource depletion have reduced society’s leaders to finding food for the teeming masses. The answer is Soylent Green.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly, Stephen Young, Mike Henry, Lincoln Kilpatrick ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1973-04-18

The Long Goodbye

7.5/10 IMDB

In 1970s Hollywood, Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, David Arkin, Warren Berlinger, Jim Bouton, Henry Gibson, Jo Ann Brody, Jack Knight ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1973-03-07

High Plains Drifter

7.4/10 IMDB

A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan, Jack Ging, Stefan Gierasch, Ted Hartley, Billy Curtis, Geoffrey Lewis, Scott Walker ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1973-04-19

Magnum Force

7.2/10 IMDB

"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul, Tim Matheson, Kip Niven, Robert Urich, Felton Perry, Margaret Avery, Tony Giorgio ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1973-12-23


6.9/10 IMDB

Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is forced to take matters into her own hands. Her first move is to recruit private investigator Joseph Larch, who helps her to uncover a secret about Danielle's past that has them both seeing double.

Starring: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley, Lisle Wilson, Barnard Hughes, Mary Davenport, Dolph Sweet, Olympia Dukakis, Catherine Gaffigan ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1973-03-26

The Legend of Hell House

6.7/10 IMDB

A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it is up to the team to survive a full week in isolation, and solve the mystery of the Hell House.

Starring: Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, Gayle Hunnicutt, Roland Culver, Peter Bowles, Michael Gough, Miles Jonn-Dalton ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1973-06-15

The Last of Sheila

7.2/10 IMDB

A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game — but the game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.

Starring: Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon, James Coburn, Joan Hackett, James Mason, Ian McShane, Raquel Welch, Yvonne Romain, Pierre Rosso, Serge Citon ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1973-06-14
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : The Night Strangler

The Night Strangler

7.3/10 IMDB

After being run out of Las Vegas, reporter Carl Kolchak heads for Seattle and another reporting job with the local paper. It's not long before he is on the trail of another string of bizarre murders. It seems that every 21 years, for the past century, a killer kills a certain number of people, drains them of their blood and then disappears into the night. Kolchak is on his trail, but can he stop him?

Starring: Darren McGavin, Jo Ann Pflug, Simon Oakland, Scott Brady, Wally Cox, Margaret Hamilton, John Carradine, Al Lewis, Nina Wayne, Virginia Peters ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1973-01-16

Electra Glide in Blue

7.1/10 IMDB

A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around him in order to solve the case, eventually returning to solitude in the desert.

Starring: Robert Blake, Mitchell Ryan, Billy Green Bush, Jeannine Riley, Elisha Cook Jr., Nick Nolte, Royal Dano, Hawk Wolinski, Peter Cetera, Terry Kath ..
Directed by: James William Guercio
Release date: 1973-05-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : The Magician

The Magician

7.6/10 IMDB

Bill Bixby stars in this NBC pilot movie as a famous stage magician and escape artist who solves crimes.

Starring: Bill Bixby, Kim Hunter, Elizabeth Ashley, Joan Caulfield, Signe Hasso, Keene Curtis, Barry Sullivan, Anne Lockhart, Robert Mandan ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1973-03-17


6.0/10 IMDB

New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His investigations soon get pretty complicated and rather too dangerous. At least along the way he does get to meet Alexis.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon, John P. Ryan, Joe Santos, Giorgio Tozzi, Ron Weyand, Larry Block, Beeson Carroll, Kevin Conway, Kay Frye ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1973-01-31

Night Watch

6.3/10 IMDB

Ellen Wheeler, a rich widow, is recovering from a nervous breakdown. One day, while staring out the window, she witnesses a murder. But does anybody believe her?

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Billie Whitelaw, Robert Lang, Tony Britton, Bill Dean, Michael Danvers-Walker, Rosario Serrano, Pauline Jameson, Linda Hayden ..
Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
Release date: 1973-11-08
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Messiah of Evil

Messiah of Evil

6.4/10 IMDB

A young woman searching for her missing artist father finds herself in the strange seaside town of Point Dune, which seems to be under the influence of a mysterious undead cult.

Starring: Michael Greer, Marianna Hill, Joy Bang, Anitra Ford, Royal Dano, Elisha Cook Jr., Charles Dierkop, Bennie Robinson, Dyanne Asimow, Walter Hill ..
Directed by: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz
Release date: 1973-05-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Scream, Pretty Peggy

Scream, Pretty Peggy

6.1/10 IMDB

A sculptor hires young college girls to take care of his elderly mother and his supposedly insane sister, both of whom live in the old family mansion with him.

Starring: Ted Bessell, Sian Barbara Allen, Bette Davis, Charles Drake, Allan Arbus, Jessica Rains, Christiane Schmidtmer, Johnnie Collins III, Tovah Feldshuh ..
Directed by: Gordon Hessler
Release date: 1973-11-24

Shaft in Africa

5.9/10 IMDB

Detective John Shaft travels incognito to Ethiopia, then France, to bust a human trafficking ring.

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay, Vonetta McGee, Neda Arneri?, Debebe Eshetu, Spiros Focás, Jacques Herlin, Jho Jhenkins, Willie Jonah, Adolfo Lastretti ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1973-06-14

The MacKintosh Man

6.3/10 IMDB

A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor; only, someone finds him out and exposes him to the gang...

Starring: Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Michael Hordern, Nigel Patrick, Peter Vaughan, Roland Culver, Percy Herbert ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1973-11-08

Nothing But the Night

5.5/10 IMDB

When various trustees of the Van Traylen Orphanage begin dying in close order, it's at first written off as a coincidence. But, when a school bus accident very nearly takes out three more of them along with a group of orphans, Col. Bingham (Christopher Lee) and his pathologist friend, Mark (Peter Cushing), begin looking into the deaths. They come to think the answer lies with one of the girls on the bus, who has vivid memories of things she could not possibly have seen.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Georgia Brown, Keith Barron, Gwyneth Strong, Fulton Mackay, Michael Gambon, Duncan Lamont, Kathleen Byron ..
Directed by: Peter Sasdy
Release date: 1973-02-16

Tales That Witness Madness

5.6/10 IMDB

Dr. Tremayne is an enigmatic psychiatrist running an asylum that houses four very special cases. Visited by his colleague Nicholas, Tremayne explains his amazing and controversial theories as to why each of the four patients went mad.

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Donald Pleasence, Georgia Brown, Donald Houston, Russell Lewis, David Wood, Suzy Kendall, Peter McEnery, Neil Kennedy, Richard Connaught ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1973-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : I Love a Mystery

I Love a Mystery

5.8/10 IMDB

Three insurance investigators search for a mysterious billionaire. Based on the Old Time Radio show of the same name.

Starring: Ida Lupino, David Hartman, Jack Weston, Don Knotts, Terry-Thomas, Les Crane, Hagan Beggs, Deanna Lund, Karen Jensen, Melodie Johnson ..
Directed by: Leslie Stevens
Release date: 1973-02-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : You'll Never See Me Again

You'll Never See Me Again

6.4/10 IMDB

After a couple have an argument, the wife disappears. The husband searches for her, only to discover evidence that implicates him in her murder.

Starring: David Hartman, Jane Wyatt, Ralph Meeker, Jess Walton, Joseph Campanella, Colby Chester, George Murdock, Bill Vint ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1973-03-01

Satan's School for Girls

5.2/10 IMDB

Satan's School for Girls is set within the grim walls of Fallbridge College for Girls. Hoping to learn the truth behind the "suicide" of her younger sister, Beth Hammersmith enrolls in Fallbridge under the assumed name of Karen Oxford. Our heroine soon learns that the school is in the clutches of a coven of witches called "The Five" -- and that she herself has the right satanic qualities to enable The Five to take over the world

Starring: Pamela Franklin, Kate Jackson, Lloyd Bochner, Jamie Smith-Jackson, Roy Thinnes, Jo Van Fleet, Cheryl Ladd, Frank Marth, Terry Lumley, Gwynne Gilford ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1973-09-19
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Isn't It Shocking?

Isn't It Shocking?

6.7/10 IMDB

A small-town sheriff is confronted with the deaths of local senior citizens and strange goings-on in his town.

Starring: Alan Alda, Louise Lasser, Edmond O'Brien, Lloyd Nolan, Will Geer, Ruth Gordon, Dorothy Tristan, Pat Quinn, Liam Dunn, Michael Warren Powell ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1973-10-02
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Lost Hearts

Lost Hearts

6.9/10 IMDB

A young orphan, Stephen, is sent to go and live with his strange, much older cousin at his remote country house. Once there, Stephen experiences terrible dreams in which he sees a young girl and boy who are missing their hearts.

Starring: Simon Gipps-Kent, Joseph O'Conor, James Mellor, Susan Richards, Christopher Davis, Michelle Foster, Roger Milner ..
Directed by: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Release date: 1973-12-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : The Return of Charlie Chan

The Return of Charlie Chan

5.7/10 IMDB

Charlie Chan comes out of retirement to investigate a murder case aboard the yacht of a wealthy Greek shipping tycoon.

Starring: Ross Martin, Richard Haydn, Louise Sorel, Joseph Hindy, Kathleen Widdoes, Don Gordon, Peter Donat, Leslie Nielsen, Rocky Gunn, Virginia Ann Lee ..
Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson, Daryl Duke
Release date: 1973-07-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : The President's Plane Is Missing

The President's Plane Is Missing

5.9/10 IMDB

When the President's plane mysteriously disappears with him on board, it is left to the seemingly weak Vice President to try to avert a nuclear exchange with the Chinese.

Starring: Buddy Ebsen, Peter Graves, Arthur Kennedy, Raymond Massey, Mercedes McCambridge, Rip Torn, Louise Sorel, James Wainwright, Dabney Coleman, Joseph Campanella ..
Directed by: Daryl Duke
Release date: 1973-10-23

Because of the Cats

5.6/10 IMDB

A gang of six wealthy, well-dressed and well-spoken hoodlums break into a married couple's house and rape the wife while forcing the husband to watch. Thus begins a dogged investigation by a determined detective who quickly finds that their cult-like solidarity can be a serious obstacle to breaking them.

Starring: Bryan Marshall, Alexandra Stewart, Sebastian Graham Jones, Anthony Allen, Ida Goemans, Nicholas Hoye, Sylvia Kristel, Delia Lindsay, Edward Judd, Roger Hammond ..
Directed by: Fons Rademakers
Release date: 1973-03-15

Scream... and Die!

4.9/10 IMDB

A young model, Valerie, and her petty thief boyfriend witness a murder in a backwoods manor. Valerie escapes, but soon finds herself being stalked by the killer.

Starring: Andrea Allan, Karl Lanchbury, Maggie Walker, Peter Forbes-Robertson, Judy Matheson, Annabella Wood, Alex Leppard, Lawrence Keane, Edmund Pegge, Daphne Lea ..
Directed by: José Ramón Larraz
Release date: 1973-12-07
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Come Deadly

Come Deadly

3.9/10 IMDB

A detective goes undercover to catch the rapist who has been strangling female members of an acting troupe.

Starring: Kirt Jones, Cindy Johnson, Keith Erickson, Nina Fause, Maggie Williams, Peter Puluva, Hoss Slocum ..
Directed by: Gil Kenston
Release date: 1973-01-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Happy Mother's Day, Love George

Happy Mother's Day, Love George

5.7/10 IMDB

An adopted teen who runs away to what he believes to be his birth town and mother, in the hopes of putting together the missing pieces of his sense of identity. He arrives during a wave of disappearances and murders, only to encounter New England aloofness and some very eccentric relatives.

Starring: Patricia Neal, Cloris Leachman, Bobby Darin, Ron Howard, Simon Oakland, Kathie Browne, Thayer David, Joseph Mascolo, Tessa Dahl ..
Directed by: Darren McGavin
Release date: 1973-08-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

5.1/10 IMDB

Barbara gets secret plastic surgery in Switzerland in an attempt to save her marriage to Mark, but he doesn't seem interested in meeting her. She checks in to a ski resort to wait for Mark, and begins getting attention from young men. Her daughter tries to warn her that even though she has had the surgery it might be too late for her marriage, but she clings to the hope that Mark will come back once he sees her new look. Meanwhile, she must decide whether or not have an affair with a young man she's met.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, Helmut Berger, Keith Baxter, Maurice Teynac, Margaret Blye, Sandy Johnson, Monique van Vooren, Henning Schlüter, Dino Mele ..
Directed by: Larry Peerce
Release date: 1973-11-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Blade


5.4/10 IMDB

A homicide detective goes after a woman-hating serial killer, who uses knives to murder his victims.

Starring: John Marley, Jon Cypher, Kathryn Walker, William Prince, Michael McGuire, Joe Santos, John Schuck, Peter White, Keene Curtis, Rue McClanahan ..
Directed by: Ernest Pintoff
Release date: 1973-12-01

Terror in the Wax Museum

5.0/10 IMDB

Terrifying wax figures of renowned personalities, such as Attila the Hun and Jack the Ripper, surround the sale of a London museum.

Starring: Ray Milland, Elsa Lanchester, Maurice Evans, John Carradine, Lisa Lu, Broderick Crawford, Mark Edwards, Louis Hayward, Patric Knowles, Steven Marlo ..
Directed by: Georg Fenady
Release date: 1973-05-02


5.5/10 IMDB

Karen marries Arnold at his funeral and continues to get his money as long as she stays by his coffin. Meanwhile, various oddball relatives after Arnold's wealth are being killed in a creative variety of ways.

Starring: Stella Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester, Shani Wallis, Farley Granger, Victor Buono, John McGiver, Bernard Fox, Patric Knowles, Jamie Farr ..
Directed by: Georg Fenady
Release date: 1973-11-16

Massage Parlor Murders

4.8/10 IMDB

A vicious serial killer is stalking the streets of New York City, murdering Times Square massage girls in a variety of brutal ways. It's up to a rogue detective team to solve the case as the body count continues to rise!

Starring: George Spencer, Sandra Peabody, John Moser, Anne Gaybis, Marlene Kallevig, Theodore Gottlieb, Chris Jordan, Arlana Blue, George Dzundza, Beverly Bonner ..
Directed by: Chester Fox, Alex Stevens
Release date: 1973-08-31
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : So Sad About Gloria

So Sad About Gloria

4.8/10 IMDB

A young woman just released from a mental hospital moves back in with her family. However, she is soon troubled by disturbing visions in which she commits a series of axe murders.

Starring: Lori Saunders, Dean Jagger, Robert Ginnaven, Lou Hoffman, Seymour Trietman, Linda Wyse, Joe Barone, John Brown, Etta Jagger ..
Directed by: Harry Thomason
Release date: 1973-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

7.2/10 IMDB

James Stewart stars as Billy Jim Hawkins, a crime-solving attorney, in this first of 8 television films. Teamed with Strother Martin as his cousin, RJ, he defends a young woman accused of familicide, with three dead bodies.

Starring: James Stewart, Strother Martin, Bonnie Bedelia, Kate Reid, David Huddleston, Dana Elcar, Antoinette Bower, Charles McGraw, Robert Webber, Bob Golden ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1973-03-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : A Life for a Life

A Life for a Life

7.2/10 IMDB

Hawkins defends a man who is charged with killing one of the two psychology professors who he blames for the suicide of his son. Making it worse is that he was recorded on a television news tape vowing to make both men pay "a life for a life."

Starring: James Stewart, Tyne Daly, James Hampton, John Ventantonio, Noam Pitlik, Jeanne Cooper, Joe Maross, William Windom, Curt Conway, Britt Leach ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1973-11-13
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : And No One Could Save Her

And No One Could Save Her

7.4/10 IMDB

The life of young newlywed, Fern O'Neil, is turned upside-down when her husband is called home to visit his dying father in Ireland. When she fails to receive a phone call from her husband, she contacts the airline and discovers he was not on the plane. Further investigation reveals that her husband is not who she thought he was. Her search ultimately takes her all the way to Ireland, where her sanity and, of course, her story come into question.

Starring: Lee Remick, Milo O’Shea, Frank Grimes, Liam Redmond, Jennie Linden, Shelagh Fraser, Eddie Golden, May Cluskey, Ronan Smith, Harold Goldblatt ..
Directed by: Kevin Billington
Release date: 1973-02-21
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On

Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On

7.2/10 IMDB

David Janssen plays Harry Orwell, a retired L.A. cop who was shot during a robbery and whose partner was killed in the incident. Harry is in constant pain due to the bullet lodged near his spine, but he works off and on as a private detective to supplement his pension. Late one night, Harry is approached in his home by one of the men who shot him (Martin Sheen) to help find the other man (Sal Mineo) involved in the robbery, who he says is trying to kill him. Is it a setup? This was the first pilot for the ABC detective series *Harry O*, which (after a second pilot, *Smile Jenny, You're Dead*, was picked up) aired from September 1974 to April 1976.

Starring: David Janssen, Martin Sheen, Sal Mineo, Margot Kidder, Will Geer, Marianna Hill, Kathleen Lloyd, Cheryl Ladd, Les Lannom ..
Directed by: Jerry Thorpe
Release date: 1973-11-03
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Medusa


2.7/10 IMDB

In Greece, a stewardess is murdered by a masked maniac. Suspicion falls on a drunken American playboy and a murderous gangster.

Starring: George Hamilton, Luciana Paluzzi, Cameron Mitchell, Thodoros Roubanis, Takis Kavouras, Alana Stewart, Nora Valsami ..
Directed by: Gordon Hessler
Release date: 1973-06-25
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Crime Club

Crime Club

6.2/10 IMDB

A group of public and private investigators looks into the suspicious death of the son of one of its members' wealthy girlfriends.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Victor Buono, Paul Burke, William Devane, Martin Sheen, Cloris Leachman, Barbara Rush, Belinda Montgomery, Richard Hatch ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1973-03-06
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street

Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street

6.1/10 IMDB

An American private eye is shot dead in Germany by an international extortion gang, and his partner arrives to seek revenge.

Starring: Glenn Corbett, Christa Lang, Stéphane Audran, Sieghardt Rupp, Anton Diffring, Eric P. Caspar, Anthony Chinn, William Ray, Alexander D'Arcy ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1973-01-07

Deep Encounter

4.9/10 IMDB

Starring: Charles Orlando, Penny King, Ron Knapp, Adam Ward, Thad Watson ..
Release date: 1973-08-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : My Deep Hunger

My Deep Hunger

7.3/10 IMDB

Jane's husband is passionately in love...with Jane's best friend! Before the innocent young Jane catches on, the 2 illicit lovers imprison her in a sadistic mental hospital...where the bedside manner is positively shocking! But with the help of a diligent and amorous detective, the jilted wife gets her revenge as all discover the sultry secret of Mysterious Jane

Starring: Cleo O'Hara, John Barnum, Christopher Geoffries, Matt Hewitt, Sandy Carey, Cleo O'Hara ..
Directed by: Harry Flynn, Pamela Sweet
Release date: 1973-10-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Double Exposure

Double Exposure

0.0/10 IMDB

A self-styled "motivation research specialist" uses subliminal cues to commit a murder. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Starring: Peter Falk, Robert Culp, Robert Middleton, Chuck McCann, Louise Latham ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1973-12-16
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : A Night Train to Terror

A Night Train to Terror

0.0/10 IMDB

A woman is murdered during an overnight train ride and a veteran detective clashes with young P.I. on how they are going flush out the killer. They find themselves racing against the clock when a second body is discovered.

Starring: Hildy Brooks, Logan Ramsey, Simon Scott, David Steinberg, Elliott Street, Keenan Wynn ..
Release date: 1973-05-23
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Brock's Last Case

Brock's Last Case

6.0/10 IMDB

A New York City cop who has retired to a small Western town is drawn into the local case of an Indian who is accused of murdering a sheriff.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Henry Darrow, Beth Brickell, David Huddleston, Henry Beckman, Will Geer, Pat Morita, Vaughn Taylor, Dub Taylor ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1973-03-05
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Suitable for Framing

Suitable for Framing

0.0/10 IMDB

A wealthy art collector is murdered, and all signs point to a robbery gone wrong. But the nephew's alibi is a little too convenient, and Columbo pulls a fast one to ferret out the killer.

Starring: Peter Falk, Ross Martin, Don Ameche, Kim Hunter, Rosanna Huffman, Joan Shawlee, Barney Phillips, Mary Wickes, Vic Tayback, Sandra Gould ..
Directed by: Hy Averback
Release date: 1973-12-17
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : Nightmare Step

Nightmare Step

0.0/10 IMDB

The cure is more dangerous than the malady as a mild-mannered woman who is slowly summoning the strength to rid herself of a cruel and domineering husband ... permanently.

Starring: Mike Farrell, Sue Ane Langdon, Lillian Lehman, Louise Sorel, Don Stroud, John Vernon ..
Directed by: Burt Brinckerhoff
Release date: 1973-03-27
Best Mystery Movies of 1973 : The Suicide Club

The Suicide Club

0.0/10 IMDB

A young gambler seeking greater challenges joins a card club where the members literally gamble for their lives.

Starring: Peter Haskell, Margot Kidder, Joseph Wiseman, E.J. André, George Coulouris, Ivor Francis, Logan Ramsey, Ron Rifkin, Maxine Stuart, Ellen Weston ..
Directed by: Bill Glenn
Release date: 1973-02-13

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