Not The Thin Manby karljhickey14 | created - 06 Jan 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Films with wise cracking couples solving murders , a la Nick and Nora .
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1. Star of Midnight (1935)
Approved | 90 min | Romance, Comedy, Mystery
When a dancer disappears from a theater, her former lover asks lawyer Clay Dalzell to investigate, leading him on a trail of murder and deception.
William Powell and Ginger Rogers
2. The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance
A wealthy mystery writer uses her doctor ex-husband's non-payment of alimony to coerce him into a reconciliation.
William Powell and Jean Arthur
3. Remember Last Night? (1935)
Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Mystery
After a night of wild partying at a friend's house, a couple wake up to discover the party's host has been murdered in his bed. A detective is called in to investigate, but his ... See full summary »
Robert Young and Constance Cummings
4. Fast Company (1938)
Approved | 75 min | Romance, Comedy, Mystery
A husband and wife team who are in rare books and are skillful at recovering stolen volumes for insurance companies become involved in the murder of a fence.
Melvyn Douglas and Florence Rice
5. Fast and Loose (1939)
Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime
Rare booksellers Joel and Garda Sloane are engaged to find who is stealing rare books from a private library.
Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell
6. Fast and Furious (1939)
Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Rare book dealers Joel and Garda take a summertime jaunt to the seashore where he becomes involved in a beauty pageant as investor and judge much to her chagrin.
Franchot Tone and Ann Sothern
7. The Hat Box Mystery (1947)
Passed | 44 min | Short, Action, Comedy
Susan Hart, assistant to private detective Russ Ashton, is given a camera concealed in a hat box and assigned to take a picture of a woman. A gun is accidentally hidden in the box and the ... See full summary »
Tom Neal and Pamela Blake
8. The Case of the Baby Sitter (1947)
Passed | 41 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
Jewel thieves, operating under the guises of a Duke and a Duchess, hire the Ace Detective Agency, run by Russ Ashton, to baby sit an infant they have kidnapped and are using as a blind. A ... See full summary »
9. A Night to Remember (1942)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance
A mystery writer and his newlywed wife move into a Greenwich Village apartment and find themselves with a corpse and a half dozen red herrings.
Brian Aherne and Loretta Young
10. Mr. and Mrs. North (1942)
Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Jerry North (William Post Jr.) and his wife, Pam (Gracie Allen)return home after a night away in a holiday spirit. The spirit soon vanishes when the body of a man falls out of the liquor ... See full summary »
William Post Jr and Gracie Allen
11. Haunted Honeymoon (1940)
Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Lord Peter Wimsey is an amateur detective. He is to be married to Harriet Vane, who writes crime novels, at a big Society wedding. Harriet has little charms made so that they both promise ... See full summary »
Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings
12. Ellery Queen, Master Detective (1940)
Approved | 69 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Famed detective and crime novelist Ellery Queen solves a case involving the suspicious death of a rich man whose inheritors fight over his estate.
Ralph Bellamy as Ellery Queen and Margaret Lindsay as Nikki Porter .
14. Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime (1941)
Passed | 68 min | Mystery
Several days after one of his company's dams burst, ruining the life savings of several investors, a shady power company president is found stabbed to death. Ellery Queen gets to the bottom of the mystery.
15. Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring (1941)
Approved | 70 min | Mystery
The benefactor of the Stack Memorial Hospital dies after an operation. Ellery Queen investigates when it is revealed the cause of death was murder by strangulation.
16. A Close Call for Ellery Queen (1942)
Passed | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Two mysterious seamen come from Alan Rogers' past to blackmail him as he seeks to locate his missing daughters. Ellery Queen is called in by Stewart Cole, Rogers' secretary. Queen goes to ... See full summary »
William Gargan takes over as Ellery Queen .
19. There's Always a Woman (1938)
Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Mystery
An investigator for the district attorney and his amateur-sleuth wife compete to solve a murder mystery.
Melvyn Douglas and Joan Blondell
20. There's That Woman Again (1938)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Mystery
Bill Reardon, a private detective, is working on a case involving stolen items from a local jewelry store. The case takes a different turn when Bill's prying wife wants to help catch the crook.
Melvyn Douglas and Virginia Bruce
21. This Man Is News (1938)
63 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
David Kier, one of the thieves in a sensational jewel robbery and subsequent trial, is set free when the turns King's Evidence on the other members. Kier refuses to give reporter Simon ... See full summary »
Barry K. Barnes and Valerie Hobson
22. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a ... See full summary »
Warren William and Gracie Allen
23. Adventure in Manhattan (1936)
Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A reporter meets an actress whose producer is a presumed-dead thief, and stakes his reputation on predicting the next crime.
Joel McCrea and Jean Arthur
25. Lady on a Train (1945)
Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
In New York, a woman who partially witnesses a killing from a train window seeks the aid of a crime novelist to solve the murder.
26. Dangerous Blondes (1943)
Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A crime fiction writer and his wife investigate murders that are occurring at a fashion photography studio.
Allyn Joslyn and Evelyn Keyes
28. Find the Blackmailer (1943)
Passed | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
John Rhodes (Gene Lockhart)hires private detective D. L. Trees (Jerome Cowan)to track down a talking blackbird owned by Fred Molner, who uses the bird as a means of blackmailing Rhodes. ... See full summary »
Jerome Cowan and Faye Emerson
29. Crime by Night (1944)
Approved | 72 min | Drama, Mystery
Detective Sam Campbell and his perky sidekick Robby Vance are called in on a routine child support dispute. Things take an unexpected turn when the client's ex-father-in-law, the head of a ... See full summary »
Jerome Cowan and Faye Emerson
31. One New York Night (1935)
Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Mystery
Foxhall Ridgeway, arriving in New York City from the West, stumbles onto a murder in the hotel room next to his. He gets tangled up into the affair, and with the aid of Phoebe, the hotel ... See full summary »
32. The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.
Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck
33. A Night for Crime (1943)
68 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A dark night in war time, with several black-outs, it's just a night for murder. Susan Cooper, a fast-talking girl reporter, doubles as amateur sleuth solving yet another mystery among Hollywood's famous.
Lyle Talbot and Glenda Farrell
34. A Tragedy at Midnight (1942)
Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we ... See full summary »
John Howard and Margaret Lindsay
35. Strange Affair (1944)
Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A comic strip artist and his wife investigate a murder at a banquet honoring war refugees.
Allyn Joslyn and Evelyn Keyes
36. Dangerous Lady (1941)
Passed | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Private detective 'Duke' Martindale and his wife, Phyllis, an attorney, are working together to clear a girl falsely convicted of murdering a judge. Two people who know the truth are killed... See full summary »
38. Footsteps in the Dark (1941)
Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime
A respected investment advisor has a double life as a mystery writer and becomes involved in the real murder of a shady client.
39. Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)
Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Mystery
"Murder-on-the-train" mystery has lawyer Malone chasing his paroled embezzler client (Kepplar) who still hasn't paid Malone's fee. When Kepplar jumps parole on a train to Chicago, Malone ... See full summary »
40. The Princess Comes Across (1936)
Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance
A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a cruise ship.
Fred Macmurray and Carole Lombard
41. Miss Pinkerton (1932)
Not Rated | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
A hospital nurse is recruited by the police to watch a household where a suspicious death has occurred.
George Brent and Joan Blondell
43. Smart Blonde (1937)
Approved | 59 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Female reporter Torchy Blane teams with her cop boyfriend Lt. Steve McBride to solve the killing of an investor who just bought a popular local nightclub.
44. Super-Sleuth (1937)
Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Mystery
An actor who plays a detective in films soon finds himself out of his depth when he tries to investigate a real crime.
Jack Oakie and Ann Sothern
45. Big Brown Eyes (1936)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Mystery
Sassy manicurist Eve Fallon is recruited as an even more brassy reporter and she helps police detective boyfriend Danny Barr break a jewel theft ring and solve the murder of a baby.
Cary Grant and Joan Blondell
46. London by Night (1937)
Passed | 69 min | Mystery, Romance
A newspaperman, his canine companion, and an adventurous socialite investigate an umbrella-wielding murderer who is terrorizing London.
47. Meet the Wildcat (1940)
Approved | 66 min | Mystery
Ralph Bellamy and Margaret Lindsay
48. Fashion Model (1945)
Not Rated | 61 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
When a top fashion model is murdered, a stockboy is suspected of the crime. He and another model set out to clear his name and find the real killer.
49. Doomed Cargo (1936)
Not Rated | 67 min | Crime, Thriller