Elsa Lanchester is fantastic as a villainous landlandy. There is a faint whiff of ham coming off Montalban, and much as I love Elsa Lanchester she often seems to be in an entirely different film to everybody else. Procedurals can sometimes veer into dull and that's what happens here; there's not much tension until the very end. She will steal your money AND your gun. Knowing going in that it was forensics based the camera seemed to pause meaningfully on various moments of the murder, the victim hitting her head on a car door…. It's not really anything particularly interesting but with old Hollywood movies even when they're not great they're still fun to watch.
CSI before CSI!A Latino main character (and hero)! Some of the Plot advancing Elements seem to be too convenient and unearned. Synopsis MYSTERY STREET will thrill you! This was made up for to some extent by the fact that the second two-thirds are "about her," and she…. 4 / 5 stars 66%. 1,000 Noir Films: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn’t They?
Esse filme é muito a frente de seu tempo por mostrar aspectos da criminologia forense muito antes de sua popularização no cinema e TV, sem falar que tem um aspecto Psycho pela protagonista cujas passos estamos seguindo morrer nos primeiros minutos de filme.Box Versátil Filme Noir Volume 7. A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when a human skeleton is … She evens drives the killer crazy. Enjoyable stuff. She moves her hips! But, it's not a straight procedural like Naked City, there's more to it than that. The use of forensics was quite interesting although it did bog down from time to time. Time for our hero detective to put the pieces together.
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Posh on the outside, despicable on the inside. The major cast of professionals ensures we are carried along with this remarkable murder mystery to the very last frame. She was an eccentric landlady in this one. These movies came and went and now we have the opportunity to re-discover them in re-masted DVD quality. No one…. Truthfully, I probably would have found this a little dull were it not for the delightfulness that is Ricardo Montalban running around actual Boston being a detective.
A work in progress, with many films still to add. Tobias Andersen 8,323 films 16,368 756 Edit, Rules: Generate a number (from 1 to x) via: www.random.org, See how many number of films there are in the…, NeverTooEarlyMP 4,925 films 7,208 440 Edit. Mystery Street. Besides the great story and the fine acting, this movie also highlights a time when people actually believed in science. Why, I do believe we have our first cinematic depiction of a Masshole. It makes the miracle of dodging itself out of the way of being just a big entertainment B propaganda of the Police Bureau of investigation with the help of Harvard’s forensics team of work…yada yada bullshit, and rather becomes a pretty good investigation mystery that happens to be on a full Noir clothing of the morale of man being at dispute…, Tightly written and beautifully shot noir about the conflict between serving justice and representing the law: Ricardo Montalban plays precisely this cop who "isn't sure," who is willing to question his hunches and assumptions, undercutting the image of the perfect cop who's never wrong in order to better pursue the truth, This one was a little tricky for me because I found the murder victim (whom we spend the first act of the film with) to be the most interesting and compelling character in the film, and she's not in most of it. Time to compile a list and…, Kevin Royal Johnson 1,922 films 153 2 Edit.