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Here are the top ten articles for the Mystery Movies Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. The Cat and the Canary
Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard are in their element in this 1939 comedy mystery, set in a dark, spooky New Orleans mansion. Wally Campbell (Hope) joins a group of highly eccentric relatives to hear the reading of a will. Who will be the beneficiary? And by the way, insanity runs in the family.
2. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
In the 1920s Miss Phryne Fisher returns home to Melbourne, where she is soon caught up in mystery, murder and mayhem. Essie Davis and Nathan Page star in this popular crime drama mystery TV series from Australia.
3. Masterpiece Mystery The Lady Vanishes
Travelling by train in the Balkans in the 1930s, young Iris Carr is befriended by fellow Englishwoman Miss Froy. When Miss Froy vanishes Iris is determined to find her. This television drama of 2013 stays true to the novel on which it is based.
4. Raymond Burr as Perry Mason
Few actor-character combinations have become so firmly fixed in our minds as that of Raymond Burr and Perry Mason. Burr played the ace attorney in a long running series and later in television movies. Isn’t it true that Perry Mason never lost a case?
5. McMillan and Wife
In San Francisco a handsome Police Commissioner and his pretty wife solve crimes and mysteries together. Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James star in a hugely popular 1970s television series that still has many fans today.
6. The Woman in the Window
What could make two people who have only just met conspire to dump a corpse and cover up a murder? Director Fritz Lang’s classic noir mystery thriller of 1944 plunges a beautiful young woman and a mild-mannered professor into a nightmare world of shadows, suspicion and fear.
7. Bunny Lake Is Missing
It is Bunny Lake’s first day at nursery school but when her mother arrives to take her home, little Bunny is nowhere to be found and nobody remembers ever seeing her. This 1965 mystery directed by Otto Preminger explores some dark places in the human mind during the search for a missing child.
8. Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
Although Sherlock Holmes has been portrayed by numerous actors, for many, Basil Rathbone is the definitive Holmes. Here is a glimpse of the actor, his relationship with the famous occupant of 221b Baker Street, and the series of Hollywood movies in which he brought Sherlock Holmes to life.
9. Fallen (1998) Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland
Fallen is the kind of movie that those who absolutely do not believe in the supernatural, think, “Well maybe.”
10. The Blue Gardenia
Norah spends an evening with a man she barely knows. Next day she learns her date has been found murdered. Is Norah guilty? If only she could remember. Anne Baxter stars in a noir crime mystery from 1953.
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