Saturday, September 22, 2007

Mystery Street

DVD review from The Movie Snob

Mystery Street (B). My perusal of "Film Noir Volume 4" continued with this 1950 flick starring Ricardo Montalban (The Naked Gun) as a Boston detective hot on the trail of a killer. This movie actually plays like a forerunner of CSI, as the criminal investigation begins with the discovery of a skeleton on Cape Cod. The cops turn to a doctor at Harvard Medical School to help them decide whether a crime was committed, and then to catch the killer. Elsa Lanchester (The Bride of Frankenstein) turns in an overwrought performance as a landlady who tries to make a few bucks off the crime, but otherwise this is not a bad movie at all.


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