Category Archives: Mystery

The Donovan Affair (1929)

Director : Frank Capra
Release Date : 1929
Genre : Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Cast : Jack Holt as Insp. Killian, Dorothy Revier as Jean Rankin, William Collier Jr. as Cornish, Agnes Ayres as Lydia Rankin, John Roche as Jack Donovan, Fred Kelsey as Carney, Hank Mann as Dr. Lindsey, Wheeler Oakman as Porter, Virginia Brown Faire as Mary Mills, Alphonse Ethier as Capt. Peter Rankin, Edward Hearn as Nelson, Ethel Wales as Mrs. Lindsey, John Wallace as Dobbs Allan Cavan as Gambler, Sherry Hall as Gambler
Plot : The lights withdraw at a high-society feast furthermore one in all the invitees is murdered. The observe are summoned furthermore Inspector Killian shows up…
Run Time : 83 min
Country : USA
Company : Columbia Pictures Corporation

The Phantom in the House (1929)

Director : Phil Rosen
Release Date : 1929
Genre : Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Cast : Ricardo Cortez as Paul Wallis, Nancy Welford as Dorothy Milburn, Henry B. Walthall as Boyd Milburn (as Henry Walthall), Grace Valentine as Peggy Milburn, Jack Curtis as 'Biffer' Bill, Thomas A. Curran as Judge Thompson (as Thomas Curran), John Beck, John Elliott as Police Captain, Larry Steers, Henry Roquemore Paul McVey as Piano Player at Regan's, Rolfe Sedan as The Marquis, Dorothy's Suitor
Plot : A woman is blamed since a murder that was really fanatical by his wife.
Run Time : 64 min
Country : USA
Company : Trem Carr Pictures

The Locked Door (1929)

Director : George Fitzmaurice
Release Date : 1929
Genre : Mystery
Cast : Rod La Rocque as Frank Devereaux, Barbara Stanwyck as Ann Carter, William 'Stage' Boyd as Lawrence Reagan, Betty Bronson as Helen Reagan, Harry Stubbs as The Waiter, Harry Mestayer as District Attorney, Mack Swain as Hotel Proprietor, Zasu Pitts as Telephone Girl (as Zazu Pitts), George Bunny as The Valet, Purnell Pratt as Police Officer, Fred Warren as Photographer Mary Ashcraft as Girl on Rum Boat, Violet Bird as Girl on Rum Boat, Earle Browne as Bit Part, Clarence Burton as Bit Part, Lita Chevret as Girl on Rum Boat, Gilbert Clayton as Bit Part, Pauline Curley as Bit Part, Edgar Dearing as Cop, Edward Dillon as Bit Part, Kay English as Girl on Rum Boat, Eleanor Fredericks as Girl on Rum Boat, Paulette Goddard as Girl on Rum Boat, Dorothy Gowan as Girl on Rum Boat, Leona Leigh as Girl on Rum Boat, Virginia McFadden as Girl on Rum Boat, Fletcher Norton as Bit Part, Robert Schable as Bit Part, Philip Sleeman as Party Guest on Rum Boat, Charles Sullivan as Party Guest on Rum Boat, Greta von Rue as Girl on Rum Boat
Plot : On her originally rite Ann Reagan finds that her sister-in-law is mixed up in addition to a dark disposition like her own past, also determines to intervene.
Run Time : 74 min
Country : USA
Company : George Fitzmaurice Productions

Behind That Curtain (1929)

Director : Irving Cummings
Release Date : 1929
Genre : Mystery
Cast : Warner Baxter as Col. John Beetham, Lois Moran as Eve Mannering Durand, Gilbert Emery as Sir Frederick Bruce (as Gilbert Emory), Claude King as Sir George Mannering, Philip Strange as Eric Durand, Boris Karloff as Beetham's Manservant, Jamiel Hasson as Sahib Hana, Peter Gawthorne as British Police Inspector, John Rogers as Alf Pornick, Edgar Norton as Hilary Galt, Frank Finch Smiles as Galt's Clerk, Mercedes De Valasco as Nuna, E.L. Park as Police Insp. Charlie Chan Kathrin Clare Ward as Eve's Landlady
Plot : Eve Mannering grasps overly not on time that her disdainful wife is a philanderer plus murderer plus aims psychoanalysis plus her right love, explorer John Beetham.
Run Time : 91 min
Country : USA
Company : Fox Film Corporation

The Canary Murder Case (1929)

Director : Not found
Release Date : 1929
Genre : Crime, Drama, Mystery
Cast : William Powell as Philo Vance, Jean Arthur as Alice LaFosse, James Hall as Jimmy Spottswoode, Louise Brooks as 'The Canary' – Margaret O'Dell, Charles Lane as Charles Spottswoode, Lawrence Grant as John Cleaver, Gustav von Seyffertitz as Dr. Ambrose Lindquist, E.H. Calvert as Dist. Atty. John F.X. Markham (as Captain E. H. Calvert), Eugene Pallette as Sgt. Ernest Heath, Ned Sparks as Tony Skeel (as Ned A. Sparks), Louis John Bartels as Louis Mannix Tim Adair as George Y. Harvey, Margaret Livingston as Double for Margaret O'Dell, Oscar Smith as Stuttering Hallboy
Plot : A striking showgirl, state "the Canary" is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her contest in addition to in addition to that she winds up dead…
Run Time : 82 min
Country : USA
Company : Paramount Pictures

The Terror (1928)

Director : Roy Del Ruth
Release Date : 1928
Genre : Mystery, Horror
Cast : May McAvoy as Olga Redmayne, Louise Fazenda as Mrs. Elvery, Edward Everett Horton as Ferdinand Fane, Alec B. Francis as Dr. Redmayne, Matthew Betz as Joe Connors, Holmes Herbert as Goodman (as Holmes E. Herbert), Otto Hoffman as Soapy Marks, Joseph W. Girard as Supt. Hallick (as Joseph Gerard), John Miljan as Alfred Katman, Frank Austin as Cotton Jules Cowles as Undetermined Role, Conrad Nagel as Narrator of Spoken Credit Titles
Plot : Guests at an mature English region abode are stalked by an awkward killer realized exclusively since 'The Terror.'
Run Time : USA:85 min
Country : USA
Company : Warner Bros. Pictures

The Passing of Mr. Quin (1928)

Director : Not found
Release Date : 1928
Genre : Mystery
Cast : Stewart Rome as Dr. Alec Portal, Trilby Clark as Mrs. Eleanor Appleby, Ursula Jeans as Vera, the Maid, Clifford Heatherley as Prof. Appleby, Mary Brough as Cook, Vivian Baron as Derek Cappel, Kate Gurney as Landlady
Plot : Plot/Story Not found.
Run Time : UK:100 min
Country : UK
Company : Julius Hagen Productions

Sisters of Eve (1928)

Director : Scott Pembroke
Release Date : 1928
Genre : Mystery
Cast : Anita Stewart as Beatrice Franklin, Betty Blythe as Mrs. Wenham Gardner, Creighton Hale as Leonard Tavernake, Harold Nelson as Prof. Franklin, Francis Ford as Pritchard, Charles King as Wenam Gardner / Jerry Gardner (as Charles L. King) Mae Busch
Plot : Plot/Story Not found.
Run Time : USA:60 min
Country : USA
Company : Trem Carr Pictures

West of Zanzibar (1928)

Director : Tod Browning
Release Date : 1928
Genre : Drama, Mystery
Cast : Lon Chaney as Phroso 'Dead-Legs', Lionel Barrymore as Mr. Crane, Mary Nolan as Maizie, Warner Baxter as Doc, Jacqueline Gadsden as Anna, Tiny Ward as Tiny (as Roscoe Ward), Kalla Pasha as Babe, Curtis Nero as Bumbu Mae Busch as Bit Role, Chaz Chase as Music Hall Performer, Richard Cummings as Bit Role, Rose Dione as Zanzibar Club owner, Louise Emmons as Old Woman on Street, Fred Gamble as Vaudeville Comedian, Noble Johnson as Bit Role, Emmett King as Stage Manager, Ida May as Bit Role, Anita Page as Bit Role, June Riley as Bit Part, Dick Sutherland as Bit Role, Edna Tichenor as Dancing Girl in Zanzibar Club, Art Winkler as Stagehand, Dan Wolheim as Zanzibar Club Customer, Zalla Zarana as Woman in Zanzibar Bar
Plot : Magician Phroso's mate Anna grass him for the purpose that an added man, realized Crane, who fights plus Phroso as anyhow as grass him paralyzed…
Run Time : 65 min
Country : USA
Company : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Director : Paul Leni
Release Date : 1928
Genre : Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Cast : Mary Philbin as Dea, Conrad Veidt as Gwynplaine, Julius Molnar Jr. as Gwynplaine as a child, Olga Baclanova as Duchess Josiana, Brandon Hurst as Barkilphedro, Cesare Gravina as Ursus, Stuart Holmes as Lord Dirry-Moir, Sam De Grasse as King James II, George Siegmann as Dr. Hardquanonne, Josephine Crowell as Queen Anne, Charles Puffy as Innkeeper, Zimbo the Dog as Homo the Wolf (as Zimbo) Deno Fritz as Sword Swallower, Henry A. Barrows as, Richard Bartlett as, Les Bates as, Charles Brinley as, Allan Cavan as, D'Arcy Corrigan as, Carmen Costello as Dea's Mother, Carrie Daumery as Lady-in-Waiting, Howard Davies as, Nick De Ruiz as Wapentake, Louise Emmons as Gypsey Hag, J.C. Fowler as, John George as Dwarf, Jack A. Goodrich as Clown, Charles Hancock as, Lila LaPon as Featured, Torben Meyer as The Spy, Joe Murphy as Hardquanones messenger, Edgar Norton as Lord High Chancellor, Broderick O'Farrell as, Lon Poff as, Frank Puglia as Clown, Henry Roquemore as, Templar Saxe as, Allan Sears as, Scott Seaton as, Louis Stern as, Al Stewart as, Anton Vaverka as
Plot : Gwynplaine, child of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent leer carved on his face expression by the King, inside settling of scores since Gwynplaine's father's treachery…
Run Time : 110 min
Country : USA
Company : Universal Pictures

The Thirteenth Hour (1927)

Director : Chester M. Franklin
Release Date : 1927
Genre : Mystery
Cast : Lionel Barrymore as Prof. Leroy, Jacqueline Gadsden as Mary Lyle (as Jacquelin Gadsdon), Charles Delaney as Matt Gray, Fred Kelsey as Det. Shaw, Polly Moran as Polly, Napoleon the Dog as The Dog Sôjin as Minor Role
Plot : Plot/Story Not found.
Run Time : 60 min | Sweden:52 min
Country : USA
Company : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom (1927)

Director : Rolf Randolf
Release Date : 1927
Genre : Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Cast : Henry Stuart as Tom Wilkens, Elza Temary as Mabel Strong, Carl de Vogt as Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom, Hanni Weisse as Madame Madeleine Tréville, Robert Scholz as Marquis de Puissac, Fritz Kampers as Steffens, Chauffeur, Harry Lamberts-Paulsen as Emil (as Harry Lambertz-Paulsen), Carl Geppert as Napoleon Bonaparte Schmitz, Privatdetektiv (as Karl Geppert), Hermann Blaß as Carolus Caesar Müller, Privatdetektiv, Rudolf Hilberg as Der Hoteldirektor, Eugen Jensen as Der Kommissar, Hugo Flink as Der Versicherungsagent, Rudolf Meinhard-Jünger as Tünnes (as Rudolf Meinhart-Jünger) Carolus Caesar Müller as Private Detective
Plot : Plot/Story Not found.
Run Time : Germany:101 min (2009 restored version)
Country : Germany
Company : Internationale Film AG (IFA)

The Wizard (1927)

Director : Richard Rosson
Release Date : 1927
Genre : Horror, Mystery
Cast : Edmund Lowe as Stanley Gordon, Leila Hyams as Anne Webster, Gustav von Seyffertitz as Prof. Paul Coriolos, E.H. Calvert as Edwin Palmer, Barry Norton as Reginald Van Lear, Oscar Smith as Sam, Perlie Marshall as Detective Murphy, Norman Trevor as Judge Webster, George Kotsonaros as The Gorilla, Maude Turner Gordon as Mrs. Van Lear Richard Frazier as
Plot : Plot/Story Not found.
Run Time : 60 min
Country : USA
Company : Fox Film Corporation

The Chinese Parrot (1927)

Director : Paul Leni
Release Date : 1927
Genre : Mystery
Cast : Marian Nixon as Sally Phillmore, Florence Turner as Mrs. Phillmore, Hobart Bosworth as P.J. Madden, Edmund Burns as Robert Eden (as Edward Burns), Albert Conti as Martin Thorne, Sôjin as Charlie Chan (as Sojin), Fred Esmelton as Alexander Eden, Edgar Kennedy as Maydorf, George Kuwa as Louis Wong, Slim Summerville as Prospector, Dan Mason as Prospector, Anna May Wong as Nautch Dancer, Etta Lee as Girl in Gambling Den, Jack Trent as Jordan
Plot : Plot/Story Not found.
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Country : USA
Company : Universal Pictures

The Cat and the Canary (1927)

Director : Paul Leni
Release Date : 1927
Genre : Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Cast : Laura La Plante as Annabelle West, Creighton Hale as Paul Jones, Forrest Stanley as Charles Wilder, Tully Marshall as Roger Crosby, Gertrude Astor as Cecily, Flora Finch as Susan, Arthur Edmund Carewe as Harry (as Arthur Edmund Carew), Martha Mattox as Mammy Pleasant, George Siegmann as The Guard, Lucien Littlefield as Ira Lazar Hal Craig as Policeman, Billy Engle as Taxi driver, Joe Murphy as Milkman
Plot : Relatives of a freak tycoon assemble inside his shocking mansion on the 20th feast day of his decease because the analyzing of his will.
Run Time : 82 min | 108 min (16 fps)
Country : USA
Company : Universal Pictures

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Release Date : 1927
Genre : Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Cast : Marie Ault as Mrs. Bunting – The Landlady, Arthur Chesney as Mr. Bunting – Her Husband, June as Daisy Bunting – Their Daughter, Malcolm Keen as Joe – a Police Detective, Ivor Novello as The Lodger Reginald Gardiner as Dancer at Ball, Eve Gray as Showgirl Victim, Alfred Hitchcock as Extra in Newspaper Office, Alma Reville as Woman Listening to Wireless
Plot : A landlady suspects her latest lodger is the madman killing grown grown-up persons inside London.
Run Time : 74 min (National Film Archive print) | USA:90 min (TCM print) | Spain:67 min (VHS version) | Canada:98 min (Ontario)
Country : UK
Company : Gainsborough Pictures

The Bat (1926)

Director : Roland West
Release Date : 1926
Genre : Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Cast : George Beranger as Gideon Bell, Charles Herzinger as Courleigh Fleming, Emily Fitzroy as Miss Cornelia Van Gorder, Louise Fazenda as Lizzie Allen, Arthur Housman as Richard Fleming (as Arthur Houseman), Robert McKim as Dr. Wells, Jack Pickford as Brooks Bailey, Jewel Carmen as Miss Dale Ogden, Sôjin as Billy – the Butler (as Kamiyama Sojin), Tullio Carminati as Detective Moletti, Eddie Gribbon as Detective Anderson, Lee Shumway as The Unknown
Plot : A masked criminal who dresses resembling a hefty bat terrorizes the invitees at an older abode rented by a brainteaser writer.
Run Time : 86 min
Country : USA
Company : Roland West Productions

The House Without a Key (1926)

Director : Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release Date : 1926
Genre : Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Cast : Allene Ray as Carry Egan, Walter Miller as John Quincy Winterclip, E.H. Calvert as Dan Winterclip, Betty Caldwell as Barbara Winterclip, Natalie Warfield as Minerva Winterclip, Jack Pratt as James Egan, William Bailey as Harry Jennison (as William Norton Bailey), Frank Lackteen as Kaohla, George Kuwa as Charlie Chan, Harry Semels as Saladine, Charles West as Bowker (as Charles H. West), John Cossar as District Attorney, Scott Seaton as Detective, Cliff Saum as Kennedy John Webb Dillon, Shia Jung as The Young Chinese Girl
Plot : A Pathe outbreak inside ten new drama series of two-reels each: Dan Winterslip, a filthy rich grown grown woman inside Honolulu, has not cited to his brother…
Run Time : USA:210 min (10 chapters)
Country : USA
Company : Pathé Exchange

You'd Be Surprised (1926)

Director : Arthur Rosson
Release Date : 1926
Genre : Comedy, Mystery
Cast : Raymond Griffith as The Coroner, Dorothy Sebastian as Ruth Whitman, Edward Martindel as Mr. White – District Attorney, Earle Williams as Mr. Black – Deputy District Attorney, Granville Redmond as Grey – Butler / Deputy Coroner Richard Arlen as Photographer, Monte Collins as Elderly Juror, Roscoe Karns as Party Guest, Isabelle Keith as Party Guest, Carl M. Leviness as Party Guest, Jerry Mandy as Hot Dog Salesman, Tom McGuire as Police Inspector Brown
Plot : A diamond is stolen at a houseboat rave it up issued by the spot attorney. He bequeaths the thief a chance…
Run Time : 60 min | USA:66 min
Country : USA
Company : Paramount Pictures

Das Parfüm der Mrs. Worrington (1925)

Director : Franz Seitz
Release Date : 1925
Genre : Mystery
Cast : Ernst Reicher as Stuart Webbs, Detektiv, Mary Nolan (as Imogene Robertson), Maria Mindzenty as Mabel Christians, John Mylong as Dr. Harry Edwards, Otto Wernicke as Philipp Worrington, Karl Falkenberg as Charles Taylor, Ferdinand Martini as Bob Trumm, Claire Kronburger, Manfred Koempel-Pilot as Hubert Mills (as Manfred Koempel)
Plot : Plot/Story Not found.
Run Time :
Country : Germany
Company : Münchner Lichtspielkunst AG (Emelka)