Category Archives: Mystery

The Death Kiss (1932)

Director : Edwin L. Marin
Release Date : 1932
Genre : Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Cast : David Manners as Franklyn Drew, Adrienne Ames as Marcia Lane, Bela Lugosi as Joseph Steiner, John Wray as Det. Lt. Sheehan, Vince Barnett as Officer Gulliver, Alexander Carr as Leon A. Grossmith, Edward Van Sloan as Tom Avery, Harold Minjir as Howell, Barbara Bedford as Script Girl, Al Hill as George – Assistant Director, Harold Waldridge as Charlie – Bellhop (as Harold Waldrige), Wade Boteler as Sgt. Owen Hilliker, Lee Moran as Todd – Publicist King Baggot as Al Payne – Head Gaffer, Wilson Benge as Actor Doorman at Café Henri, Eddie Boland as Bill – the Property Man, Edmund Burns as Myles Brent, Jack Byron as Passerby, Eddy Chandler as Studio Garage Attendant, James Donlan as Max Hill – Publicist, Charles Dorety as Bill – Property Man, Lester Dorr as Hotel Desk Clerk, Neely Edwards as Desk Clerk – Cliffside Inn, Grace Hayle as Chalmer's Nosey Neighbor, Ralph Lewis as Winchell – Make Up Department, Mona Maris as Mrs. Agnes Avery, Clarence Muse as Shoeshine Man, Frank O'Connor as Tom – Cop, Spec O'Donnell as Pete – Assistant Go-fer, George O'Hanlon as Bystander Extra / Extra Sitting on Curb, Steve Pendleton as Bystander Extra, Paul Porcasi as Ellsmith the Florist, Alan Roscoe as Chalmers, Matty Roubert as Newsboy, Harry Strang as Gaffer, Forrest Taylor as Undetermined Role, Monte Vandergrift as Studio Cop, Kathrin Clare Ward as Miss Potts – Landlady, Stanhope Wheatcroft as Mr. Wheatcroft, Maston Williams as Gunman in Movie, Jack Wise as Reporter
Plot : While filming the polishing off picture of "The Death Kiss", leading man Myles Brent is essentially killed. Having played on the focus of with…
Run Time : 75 min (copyright length) | 71 min (TCM print)
Country : USA
Company : K.B.S. Productions Inc.

Number 17 (1932)

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Release Date : 1932
Genre : Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Cast : Leon M. Lion as Ben, Anne Grey as Nora – the Girl, John Stuart as Barton – the Detective, Donald Calthrop as Brant – Nora's Escort, Barry Jones as Henry Doyle, Ann Casson as Rose Ackroyd, Henry Caine as Mr. Ackroyd, Garry Marsh as Sheldrake Herbert Langley as The Guard on Train
Plot : A gang of thieves pile up at a secure home impending a robbery, other than a spy is on their trail.
Run Time : 63 min
Country : UK
Company : British International Pictures (BIP)

The Thirteenth Guest (1932)

Director : Albert Ray
Release Date : 1932
Genre : Mystery
Cast : Ginger Rogers as Lela / Marie Morgan, Lyle Talbot as Phil Winston, J. Farrell MacDonald as Police Capt. Ryan, Paul Hurst as Detective Grump, Erville Alderson as Uncle John Adams, Ethel Wales as Aunt Jane Thornton, James Eagles as Harold 'Bud' Morgan, Crauford Kent as Dr. Sherwood (as Craufurd Kent), Eddie Phillips as Thor Jensen, Frances Rich as Marjorie Thornton, Phillips Smalley as Uncle Dick Thornton Lynton Brent as Prisoner, Al Bridge as Policeman, Bobby Burns as Photographer, Allan Cavan as Uncle Wayne Seymour, William B. Davidson as Police Capt. Brown, Adrienne Dore as Winston's Date, Kit Guard as Prisoner, Henry Hall as Police Sergeant Jailer, John Ince as Uncle John Morgan, Robert Klein as John Barksdale, Isabel La Mal as Marie's Mother, Tom London as Detective Carter, Charles Meecham as Marie's Father, Tiny Sandford as Mike, Jailer, Harry Tenbrook as Cabby
Plot : 13 days sooner than the picture opens, there was a night meal party, at which the 13th sightseer failed to come on the scene up…
Run Time : 69 min
Country : USA
Company : Monogram Pictures

The Monster Walks (1932)

Director : Frank R. Strayer
Release Date : 1932
Genre : Horror, Mystery
Cast : Rex Lease as Dr. Ted Clayton, Vera Reynolds as Ruth Earlton, Sheldon Lewis as Robert Earlton, Mischa Auer as Hanns Krug, Martha Mattox as Mrs. Emma 'Tanty' Krug, Sidney Bracey as Herbert Wilkes (as Sidney Bracy), Willie Best as Exodus (as Sleep 'n' Eat) Directed by Frank R. Strayer  (as Frank Strayer) Writing creditsRobert Ellis (story)Robert Ellis (adaptation)Produced by Cliff P. Broughton as. producer Ralph M. Like as. executive producer  Cinematography by Jules Cronjager Film Editing by Byron Robinson Art Direction by Ben Doré Set Decoration by Ralph Black Production Management Cliff P. Broughton as. production supervisor  Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Wilfred Black as. assistant director (as Wilfred E. Black) Sound Department George F. Hutchins as. sound recording engineer  Music Department Charles Dunworth as. composer: stock music Lee Zahler as. musical director  Other crew Ralph M. Like as. presenter  Crew verified as completeProduction CompaniesRalph M. Like ProductionsDistributorsAction Pictures (III) (1932) (USA) (states rights system)Norman Distributing Company (1932) (USA) (states rights system: Southeast)Astor Pictures Corporation (1938) (USA) Superior Pictures Distribution Co. (1938) (Canada) Commonwealth Pictures Corporation (1948) (USA) (TV)Kino Video (1992) (USA) (VHS)Nostalgia Video (1993) (USA) (VHS)Video Yesteryear (1993) (USA) (VHS)Alpha Video Distributors (2002) (USA) Navarre Entertainment (2002) (USA) Alpha Video Distributors (2004) (USA) Reel Media International (2004) (worldwide) (VHS)Reel Media International (2005) (worldwide) (TV)Reel Media International (2007) (worldwide) (all media) (non-theatrical) hints: “bearskin rug,death of father,stock footage,tied to a post,violin” Also Known As: more » Runtime:63 min | USA:57 min Country:USALanguage:EnglishColor:Black and White Aspect Ratio:1.37 : 1 Sound Mix:Mono Certification:Canada:PG (Ontario) | UK:H | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)Filming Locations:International Film Studios – 1339 Gordon Street, Los Angeles, California, USACompany:Ralph M. Like Productions Did You Know? Trivia:The film was originally refused a UK cinema certificate in 1932, and released uncut and PG rated in 2010. Quotes:[upon being informed that he'll sleep in the basement next to the ape's cage] Exodus:Get me an umbrella and I'll sleep on the roof! Movie Connections:Referenced in "Saturday Night Live: Madeline Kahn/Taj Mahal (#3.2)" (1977) Soundtrack:Lullaby
Plot : People inside an elderly sinister quarters on a stormy nighttime are menaced by a killer ape.
Run Time : 63 min | USA:57 min
Country : USA
Company : Ralph M. Like Productions

Haunted Gold (1932)

Director : Mack V. Wright
Release Date : 1932
Genre : Action, Mystery, Western
Cast : John Wayne as John Mason, Duke as Duke – John's Horse, Sheila Terry as Janet Carter, Harry Woods as Joe Ryan, Erville Alderson as Tom Benedict (as Erville Anderson), Otto Hoffman as Simon – Benedict's Servant, Martha Mattox as Mrs. Herman, Blue Washington as Clarence Washington Brown Tom Bay as Henchman Tom, Bob Burns as Ranch Foreman Bob, Edward Burns as Ranch Hand, Ben Corbett as Henchman Ben, Jim Corey as Henchman Ed, Charles Le Moyne as Cowhand, Ken Maynard as From 'The Phantom City' (archive footage), Bud Osborne as Henchman Bud, John T. Prince as Bill Carter, Tarzan as From 'The Phantom City' (archive footage), Blackjack Ward as Henchman, Slim Whitaker as Henchman Slim, Mack V. Wright as Henchman Mack
Plot : John Mason earnings to the Sally Ann mine to insist his half share. Janet Cater additionally earnings though her father absorbed his half part to Joe Ryan…
Run Time : 58 min
Country : USA
Company : Warner Bros. Pictures

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Director : Not found
Release Date : 1932
Genre : Adventure, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Cast : Joel McCrea as Bob, Fay Wray as Eve, Robert Armstrong as Martin, Leslie Banks as Zaroff, Noble Johnson as Ivan, Steve Clemente as Tartar (as Steve Clemento), William B. Davidson as Captain (as William Davidson) Buster Crabbe as Sailor who falls off boat, James Flavin as First Mate on Yacht, Arnold Gray as Passenger on Yacht, Hale Hamilton as Bill – Owner of Yacht, Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian as Tarter Servant, Landers Stevens as 'Doc' – Passenger on Yacht, Phil Tead as Passenger on Yacht
Plot : An bananas searcher arranges given that a transport to troth wrecked on an island where he might fancy miscelanneous variety of craving as at any rate as killing of the passengers.
Run Time : 63 min | USA:78 min (preview version)
Country : USA
Company : RKO Radio Pictures

Night Nurse (1931)

Director : William A. Wellman
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Cast : Barbara Stanwyck as Lora Hart, Ben Lyon as Mortie, Joan Blondell as B. Maloney, Clark Gable as Nick, the Chauffeur, Blanche Friderici as Mrs. Maxwell, the Housekeeper (as Blanche Frederici), Charlotte Merriam as Mrs. Ritchey, Charles Winninger as Dr. Arthur Bell, Edward J. Nugent as Eagan (as Edward Nugent), Vera Lewis as Miss Dillon, Superintendent of Nurses, Ralf Harolde as Dr. Milton A. Ranger, Walter McGrail as Mack, the Drunk Robert Allen as Party Guest, James Bradbury Jr. as Wounded Prisoner, Jim Farley as Policeman, Willie Fung as Hospital Patient, Betty Jane Graham as Desney Ritchey, Marcia Mae Jones as Nanny Ritchey, Allan Lane as Intern, Betty May as Nurse Bryan, Bob Perry as Mortie's Pal, Jed Prouty as Archie, Father-to-Be, Lucille Ward as Woman Wanting Screen for Son's Bed
Plot : A nurse enlists the back of a minor criminal to foil a nightmarish arrangement to murder two children.
Run Time : 72 min
Country : USA
Company : Vitaphone Corporation, The

The Maltese Falcon (1931)

Director : Roy Del Ruth
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance
Cast : Bebe Daniels as Ruth Wonderly, Ricardo Cortez as Sam Spade, Dudley Digges as Casper Gutman, Una Merkel as Effie Perine, Robert Elliott as Detective Lt. Dundy, Thelma Todd as Iva Archer, Otto Matieson as Dr. Joel Cairo, Walter Long as Miles Archer, Dwight Frye as Wilmer Cook, J. Farrell MacDonald as Det. Sgt. Tom Polhouse Agostino Borgato as Capt. John Jacobi, Tiny Jones as Jailbird Seeking Cigarette, Cliff Saum as Baggage Clerk, Morgan Wallace as District Attorney, Lucille Ward as Sarah – Prison Matron
Plot : A eye-catching gal and unsafe lies employs the services of a personal detective, who is at once held inside the puzzle also intrigue of a statuette realized since the Maltese Falcon.
Run Time : 80 min
Country : USA
Company : Warner Bros. Pictures

Murder at Midnight (1931)

Director : Frank R. Strayer
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Mystery
Cast : Aileen Pringle as Esme Kennedy, Alice White as Millie Scripps, Hale Hamilton as Phillip Montrose, Robert Elliott as Inspector Taylor, Clara Blandick as Aunt Julia Gray Kennedy, Brandon Hurst as Lawrence, Leslie Fenton as Walter Grayson, William Humphrey as Colton, Tyrell Davis as The Englishman, Aileen Carlyle as Ella (as Aileen Carlisle), Kenneth Thomson as Jim Kennedy, Robert Ellis as Duncan Channing Vernon Dent as Peanuts-eating Detective, Frank McClure as Party Guest, King Mojave as Party Guest, Tom Steele as Party Guest
Plot : Wealthy Mr. Kennedy shoots his secretary, Channing, at assorted the podium in a parlor game, however it turns out the gun was overloaded plus factual bullets…
Run Time : 69 min
Country : USA
Company : Tiffany Productions

Convicted (1931)

Director : Christy Cabanne
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Mystery, Romance
Cast : Aileen Pringle as Claire Norville, Jameson Thomas as Bruce Allan, Dorothy Christy as Constance Forbes, Richard Tucker as Tony Blair, Harry Myers as Sturgeon, Niles Welch as Roy Fenton, John Vosper as Dayton (as John Vosburgh), Jack Mower as Henderson, Wilfred Lucas as Capt. Hammond Bill Elliott as Deck Extra, Lee Phelps as Policeman
Plot : Tony Blair, a producer of Broadway plays, is exterminate on a California-bound passenger liner, in addition to a series…
Run Time : 63 min
Country : USA
Company : Supreme Pictures

The Wall Street Mystery (1931)

Director : Arthur Hurley
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Short, Comedy, Mystery
Cast : Donald Meek as Doctor Crabtree, John Hamilton as Inspector Carr, Frances Dale as Dorothy Paige, Hobart Cavanaugh as Martin Hill
Plot : The marked murder of two stockbrokers is answered inside fast generate by Dr. Crabtree.
Run Time : 17 min
Country : USA
Company : Warner Bros. Pictures

Range Feud (1931)

Director : D. Ross Lederman
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Mystery, Western, Romance
Cast : Buck Jones as Sheriff Buck Gordon, John Wayne as Clint Turner, Susan Fleming as Judy Walton, Edward LeSaint as John Walton (as Ed Le Saint), Will Walling as Dad Turner (as William Walling), Wallace MacDonald as Hank (as Wallace McDonald), Harry Woods as Vandall, Frank Austin as Jed Biggers, Silver as Buck's horse Hank Bell as Townsman at Meeting, Bob Burns as Walton Cowhand, Jim Corey as Henchman, Jack Curtis as Bartender Charlie, Rube Dalroy as Townsman, Frank Ellis as Walton Cowhand, Jack Low as Townsman, William McCall as Townsman, Merrill McCormick as Cowhand, Lew Meehan as Henchman, Bob Reeves as Cowhand, Archie Ricks as Turner Cowhand, Glenn Strange as Cowhand Slim, Al Taylor as Walton Cowhand Al, Blackjack Ward as Deputy Jack
Plot : Clint Turner is arrested because the murder of his lover Judy's father, a opponent rancher who was an opponent of his own father.
Run Time : 64 min | USA:57 min (Sony Pictures Television print)
Country : USA
Company : Columbia Pictures Corporation

The Deceiver (1931)

Director : Louis King
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Mystery
Cast : Lloyd Hughes as Tony Hill, Dorothy Sebastian as Ina Fontanne, Ian Keith as Reginald Thorpe, Natalie Moorhead as Mrs. Lawton, Richard Tucker as Mr. Lawton, George Byron as Speedy, Greta Granstedt as Celia Adams, Murray Kinnell as Breckinridge, DeWitt Jennings as Inspector Dunn, Al Ernest Garcia as Payne, Harvey Clark as Nat Phillips, Sidney Bracey as Barney, Frank Holliday as Thomas, Colin Campbell as Dr. Schulz, Nick Copeland as Stage manager, John Wayne as Richard Thorpe as a corpse
Plot : Actor Reginald Thorpe is appraised frozen inside his dressing room, stabbed inside the back. Suspects abound. John…
Run Time : USA:66 min
Country : USA
Company : Columbia Pictures Corporation

The Cole Case (1931)

Director : Joseph Henabery
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Mystery, Short
Cast : Donald Meek as Dr. Crabtree, John Hamilton as Insp. Carr, Leonard Mudie as Cole, Donna Broome as Madge Herschel Mayall, Walter Wilson
Plot : Plot/Story Not found.
Run Time : 21 min
Country : USA
Company : Vitaphone Corporation, The

The Public Defender (1931)

Director : J. Walter Ruben
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Cast : Richard Dix as Pike Winslow, Shirley Grey as Barbara Gerry, Purnell Pratt as John Kirk, Ruth Weston as Rose Harmer, Edmund Breese as Frank Wells, Frank Sheridan as Charles Harmer, Alan Roscoe as Inspector Malcolm O'Neill, Boris Karloff as The Professor, Nella Walker as Aunt Matilda, Paul Hurst as Doc, Carl Gerard as Cyrus Pringle, Robert Emmett O'Connor as Detective Brady, Phillips Smalley as Thomas Drake (as Phillip Smalley) Symona Boniface as Extra at Auction, Frank Darien as The Waiter, Bill Elliott as Country Club Dance Extra, Roberta Gale as Telephone Operator, William Halligan as Lyn Austin – Auctioneer, Rochelle Hudson as Telephone Operator, Walter James as Police Captain Anderson, Emmett King as Eugene Gerry, Broderick O'Farrell as Investigator for Board of Directors, Ronald R. Rondell as Extra at Country Club, Florence Wix as Country Club Dance Extra
Plot : Rich playboy Pike Winslow dons the mantle of 'The Reckoner', a baffling avenger, whilst he learns that…
Run Time : 69 min (Turner library print)
Country : USA
Company : RKO Radio Pictures

The Phantom of Paris (1931)

Director : John S. Robertson
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Drama, Mystery
Cast : John Gilbert as Chéri-Bibi, Leila Hyams as Cecile, Lewis Stone as Costaud, Jean Hersholt as Herman, C. Aubrey Smith as Bourrelier, Natalie Moorhead as Vera, Ian Keith as Marquis Du Touchais, Alfred Hickman as Dr. Gorin Sidney Bracey as Volunteer from Audience, Tyrell Davis as Party Guest – Cigarette Case Trick, Lloyd Ingraham as Prison Warden, Claude King as Attorney, Louise Mackintosh as Madame Frontenac, Fletcher Norton as Raoul, William H. O'Brien as Chéri-Bibi's Valet, Rose Plumer as Nurse, Angelo Rossitto as Prisoner, Douglas Scott as Jacques, Philip Sleeman as Prisoner, Ellinor Vanderveer as Party Guest
Plot : Bibi is a universe product flee artist, nonetheless he cannot flee the counterfeit murder fee that is sited on him…
Run Time : 74 min
Country : USA
Company : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

The Phantom (1931)

Director : Alan James
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Cast : Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams as Dick Mallory (as Guinn Williams), Allene Ray as Ruth Hampton, Niles Welch as Sam Crandall, Tom O'Brien as Police Sgt. Pat Collins, Sheldon Lewis as The Thing, Wilfred Lucas as Dist. Atty. John Hampton, Violet Knights as Lucy (the maid), William Gould as Dr. Weldon, Bobby Dunn as Shorty (the chauffeur), William Jackie as Oscar (the lunatic) Billy Griffith as James – the Butler, Rodney Hildebrand as Detective, Horace Murphy as Police Chief Murphy
Plot : A array of groups of people are stalked by a masked killer inside an older mansion.
Run Time : 62 min
Country : USA
Company : Supreme Pictures

The Speckled Band (1931)

Director : Jack Raymond
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Cast : Lyn Harding as Dr. Grimesby Rylott, Raymond Massey as Sherlock Holmes, Angela Baddeley as Helen Stonor, Nancy Price as Mrs. Staunton, Athole Stewart as Dr. John Watson Marie Ault as Mrs. Hudson, Franklyn Bellamy as Alaine, Ivan Brandt as Curtis, Stanley Lathbury as Rodgers, Joyce Moore as Violet Stonor, Charles Paton as Builder
Plot : After her cousin dies lower than strange circumstances, a juvenile heiress strives Holmes' save someone’s skin as soon as she feels threatened by her brutish stepfather.
Run Time : 90 min | USA:66 min | Canada:49 min (Ontario)
Country : UK
Company : Herbert Wilcox Productions

Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (1931)

Director : Leslie S. Hiscott
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Crime, Mystery
Cast : Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes, Ian Fleming as Dr. John Watson (as Jan Fleming), Minnie Rayner as Mrs. Hudson, Leslie Perrins as Ronald Adair, Jane Welsh as Kathleen Adair, Norman McKinnel as Prof. Robert Moriarty, alias Col. Henslowe (as Norman McKinnell), William Fazan as Thomas Fisher, Sidney King as Tony Rutherford, Philip Hewland as Inspector Lestrade (as Phillip Hewland), Gordon Begg as Marston, the butler, Louis Goodrich as Colonel Sebastian Moran, Harry Terry as No. 16, Charles Paton as J.J. Godfrey
Plot : A card cheat is threatened as well as disclosure into linking a criminal enterprise that Holmes believes is forbidden by Professor Moriarity.
Run Time : 84 min
Country : UK
Company : Twickenham Film Studios

The Black Camel (1931)

Director : Hamilton MacFadden
Release Date : 1931
Genre : Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Cast : Warner Oland as Inspector Charlie Chan, Sally Eilers as Julie O'Neil, Bela Lugosi as Tarneverro / Arthur Mayo, Dorothy Revier as Shelah Fane, Victor Varconi as Robert Fyfe, Murray Kinnell as Archie Smith, William Post Jr. as Alan Jaynes, Robert Young as Jimmy Bradshaw, Violet Dunn as Anna the maid, J.M. Kerrigan as Thomas MacMasters, Mary Gordon as Mrs. MacMasters, Rita Rozelle as Luana, Otto Yamaoka as Kashimo Dwight Frye as Jessop the Butler, C. Henry Gordon as Huntley Van Horn, Robert Homans as Chief of Police, Hamilton MacFadden as Val Martino – Movie Director, Louise Mackintosh as Librarian, Richard Tucker as Wilkie Ballou, James Wang as Wong – Chinese Cook, Marjorie White as Rita Ballou
Plot : The unsolved murder of a Hollywood artiste more than a few days in advance also an enigmatic psychic are the keys to accommodate Charlie unravel the Honolulu stabbing kicking of the bucket of a good-looking actress.
Run Time : 71 min
Country : USA
Company : Fox Film Corporation