The Best Detective Films of the 1930s

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The Thin Man

1934    W.S. Van Dyke    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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The Maltese Falcon

1931    Roy Del Ruth    Not Rated

Detective Film    Mystery    Pre-Code Hollywood

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After the Thin Man

1936    W.S. Van Dyke    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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Another Thin Man

1939    W.S. Van Dyke    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

1939    Sidney Lanfield    Not Rated

Crime    Detective Film    Horror

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The Kennel Murder Case

1933    Michael Curtiz    Not Rated

Crime    Detective Film    Mystery

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Murder!

1930    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated PG

Crime    Detective Film    Mystery

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Star of Midnight

1935    Stephen Roberts    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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The Mad Miss Manton

1938    Leigh Jason    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Evelyn Prentice

1934    William K. Howard    Not Rated

Detective Film    Drama    Mystery

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Charlie Chan at the Opera

1936    H. Bruce Humberstone    Rated G

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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Charlie Chan in London

1934    Eugene Forde    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Think Fast, Mr. Moto

1937    Norman Foster    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Nancy Drew... Reporter

1939    William Clemens    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Clouds Over Europe

1939    Tim Whelan, Arthur B. Woods    Not Rated

Comedy    Detective Film    Mystery

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Charlie Chan at the Race Track

1936    H. Bruce Humberstone    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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Satan Met a Lady

1936    William Dieterle    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime    Detective Film

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Charlie Chan at the Circus

1936    Harry Lachman    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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The Black Camel

1931    Hamilton MacFadden    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

Up by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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