List of Mystery movies/films with performances by Cary Grant, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These Cary Grant Mystery roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Cary Grant Mystery movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years Cary Grant has become known for playing characters in Mystery movies, so this list is the perfect resource for finding some you haven't already seen.
This list below has a variety of movies in it, from North by Northwest to Arsenic and Old Lace.
This list answers the questions, "What Mystery movies has Cary Grant been in?" and "What are the best Cary Grant Mystery roles?"You can't vote on this list, but if you want to re-order it you can re-rank the list to put your favorites at the top. (6 items)
Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Cary Grant, and based on Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and Old Lace. The script adaptation was by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein. Capra actually filmed the movie in 1941 because of star Cary Grant's availability, but it was not released until 1944, after the original stage version had finished its run on Broadway. The lead role of Mortimer Brewster was originally intended for Bob Hope, but he could not be released from his contract with Paramount. Capra had also approached Jack Benny and Ronald Reagan before learning that Grant would accept the role. Boris Karloff played Jonathan Brewster, ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey, Edward Everett Horton, Charles Lane, + more
Directed by: Frank Caprasee more on Arsenic and Old Lace
Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also features Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass, and Jacques Marin. It spans three genres: suspense thriller, romance and comedy. Because Universal Pictures published the movie with an invalid copyright notice, the film entered the public domain in the United States immediately upon its release. The film is notable for its screenplay, especially the repartee between Grant and Hepburn, for having been filmed on location in Paris, for Henry Mancini's score and theme song, ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Walter Matthau, + more
Directed by: Stanley Donensee more on Charade
North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, who wanted to write "the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures". North by Northwest is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization who want to stop his interference in their plans to sneak out out microfilm containing government secrets. This is one of several Hitchcock films with a music score by Bernard Herrmann and features a memorable opening title sequence by graphic designer Saul Bass. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint, Martin Landau, Leo G. Carroll, + more
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcocksee more on North by Northwest
Suspicion is a romantic psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine as a married couple. It also stars Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, Dame May Whitty, Isabel Jeans, Heather Angel, and Leo G. Carroll. Suspicion is based on Francis Iles's novel Before the Fact. For her role as Lina, Joan Fontaine won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1941. This is the only Oscar-winning performance in a Hitchcock film. In the film, a shy spinster runs off with a charming playboy, who turns out to be penniless, a gambler, and dishonest in the extreme. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo G. Carroll, + more
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcocksee more on Suspicion