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A mystery film is a genre of film that revolves around the solution of a problem or a crime.wikipedia
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The Bat (1959 film)

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Her 1920 "old dark house" novel (and play) The Bat was filmed as The Bat (1926), as The Bat Whispers (1930), and a third time a remake, The Bat (1959), starring Vincent Price.
The Bat is an American mystery film from 1959 starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead.

Busman's Honeymoon (film)

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This was followed by Busman's Honeymoon (1940), also released as Haunted Honeymoon, with Robert Montgomery as Wimsey.
Busman's Honeymoon is a 1940 British detective film directed by Arthur B. Woods.

The Bat Whispers

Her 1920 "old dark house" novel (and play) The Bat was filmed as The Bat (1926), as The Bat Whispers (1930), and a third time a remake, The Bat (1959), starring Vincent Price.
The Bat Whispers is a 1930 American pre-Code mystery film directed by Roland West, produced by Joseph M. Schenck, and released by United Artists.

Sherlock Holmes Baffled

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The first detective film is often cited as Sherlock Holmes Baffled, a very short Mutoscope reel created between 1900 and 1903 by Arthur Marvin.
The inclusion of the character also makes it the first recorded detective film.

The Silent Passenger

Peter Haddon first played Wimsey in The Silent Passenger (1935), written by Sayers specifically for the screen.
The Silent Passenger is a British black-and-white mystery film produced in 1935 at Ealing Studios, London.

When Were You Born

Another novel film is When Were You Born (1938) with Chinese actress Anna May Wong as an astrologer who helps solve a murder using her star-gazing talents.
When Were You Born is a 1938 murder mystery film directed by William C. McGann and starring Anna May Wong as an astrologer who helps the police.

The Kennel Murder Case (film)

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Powell returned once more for the fifth feature, the highly regarded The Kennel Murder Case (1933) produced by Warner Brothers.
The Kennel Murder Case is a 1933 American pre-Code mystery film adapted from the 1933 novel of the same name by S. S. Van Dine.

The Penguin Pool Murder

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RKO purchased the rights to a Hildegarde Withers story by Stuart Palmer and launched a six-film series starting with The Penguin Pool Murder (1932).
The Penguin Pool Murder is a 1932 American pre-Code comedy/mystery film starring Edna May Oliver as Hildegarde Withers, a witness in a murder case at the New York Aquarium, with James Gleason as the police inspector in charge of the case, who investigates with her unwanted help, and Robert Armstrong as an attorney representing Mae Clarke, the wife of the victim.

Time to Kill (1942 film)

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This was essentially a remake of Time to Kill (1942), a Michael Shayne adventure starring Lloyd Nolan.
Time to Kill is an American mystery film directed by Herbert I. Leeds.

The Canary Murder Case (film)

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The Canary Murder Case (1929), starring William Powell as Vance, has been called the first modern detective film.
The Canary Murder Case is a 1929 American Pre-Code crime-mystery film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Malcolm St. Clair and Frank Tuttle.

The Falcon Takes Over

The Falcon Takes Over (1942), starring George Sanders, was also based on the same novel.
The Falcon Takes Over (also known as The Falcon Steps Out), is a 1942 black-and-white mystery film directed by Irving Reis.

The Cat Creeps

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Some typical examples are The Cat Creeps (1930), a remake of The Cat and the Canary, The Monster Walks (1932), Night of Terror (1933) with Bela Lugosi, and One Frightened Night (1935).
The Cat Creeps is a 1930 American pre-Code crime/mystery film, and a sound remake of The Cat and the Canary (1927).

Sky Murder

Pulp novel detective Nick Carter returned in a trilogy of films released by MGM starring Walter Pidgeon: Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939), Sky Murder (1940), and Phantom Raiders (1940).
Sky Murder is a 1940 detective film starring Walter Pidgeon as detective Nick Carter in his third and final outing for MGM as Nick Carter.

Mysterious Intruder

In Mysterious Intruder (1946), he was a private eye.
Mysterious Intruder is a 1946 American mystery film noir based on the radio drama The Whistler.

Eyes in the Night

The whodunit novels of Baynard Kendrick about blind private detective Mac Maclain were made into two films starring Edward Arnold, Eyes in the Night (1942) and The Hidden Eye (1945).
Eyes in the Night is a 1942 American crime mystery directed by Fred Zinnemann, based on Baynard Kendrick's 1941 novel The Odor of Violets and starring Edward Arnold, Ann Harding and Donna Reed.

The Unknown (1946 film)

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I Love A Mystery (1945), The Devil's Mask and The Unknown (both 1946) combined offbeat murder mystery stories with atmospheric horror elements.
The Unknown is a 1946 American mystery film directed by Henry Levin made by Columbia Pictures as the third and final part of its I Love a Mystery series based on the popular radio program.

I Love a Mystery (film)

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I Love A Mystery (1945), The Devil's Mask and The Unknown (both 1946) combined offbeat murder mystery stories with atmospheric horror elements.
I Love a Mystery is a 1945 American mystery film directed by Henry Levin and starring Jim Bannon, Nina Foch, George Macready, and Barton Yarborough.

The Crime Doctor's Diary

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Ten features were produced beginning with Crime Doctor in 1943 and ending with Crime Doctor's Diary (1949).
The Crime Doctor's Diary is a 1949 American mystery film directed by Seymour Friedman and starring Warner Baxter, Stephen Dunne and Lois Maxwell.

Spellbound (1945 film)

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With Spellbound (1945), director Alfred Hitchcock created an early psychological mystery thriller.
Spellbound is a 1945 American film noir psychological mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture

Produced by Columbia Pictures, many were mysteries laced with comic relief such as Meet Boston Blackie (1941), Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945), The Phantom Thief (1945), and Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949).
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture is a 1949 mystery film directed by Seymour Friedman, starring Chester Morris, in this film, the last of Columbia's Boston Blackie fourteen pictures (1941–49).

The List of Adrian Messenger

The old-fashioned whodunit formula from the 1930s was given a fresh update in The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), Sleuth (1972), The Last of Sheila (1973), and the comedy Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978).
The List of Adrian Messenger is a 1963 American mystery film directed by John Huston starring Kirk Douglas, George C. Scott, Dana Wynter, Clive Brook, Gladys Cooper and Herbert Marshall.

Sleuth (1972 film)

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The old-fashioned whodunit formula from the 1930s was given a fresh update in The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), Sleuth (1972), The Last of Sheila (1973), and the comedy Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978).
Sleuth is a 1972 British-American mystery thriller film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.

Harper (film)

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Paul Newman portrays a modernized Lew Archer (changed to Harper) in Harper (1966) and The Drowning Pool (1976), based on Ross Macdonald's 1949–50 novels.
Harper (released in the UK as The Moving Target) is a 1966 American Technicolor mystery film in Panavision based on Ross Macdonald's novel The Moving Target and adapted for the screen by novelist William Goldman, who admired MacDonald's writings.

The Last of Sheila

The old-fashioned whodunit formula from the 1930s was given a fresh update in The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), Sleuth (1972), The Last of Sheila (1973), and the comedy Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978).
The Last of Sheila is a 1973 American mystery film directed by Herbert Ross and written directly for the screen by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim.

Deadlier Than the Male

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Bulldog Drummond returned as a contemporary sleuth in Deadlier Than the Male (1967) and Some Girls Do (1969).
Deadlier Than the Male is a 1967 British crime mystery film.