Mystery Street (1950)

Mystery Street (1950)





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This taut film noir begins as blonde tart Vivian Hedron seduces Henry Shanway so she can swipe his car. She speeds off to meet her married lover, who promptly murders her. When Hedron's skeleton eventually is discovered and the police find Shanway's car nearby, he becomes the prime suspect,
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Ricardo Montalban
as Lt. Peter Morales
Sally Forrest
as Grace Shanway
Bruce Bennett
as Dr. McAdoo
Elsa Lanchester
as Mrs. Smerrling
Marshall Thompson
as Henry Shanway
Jan Sterling
as Vivian Heldon
Edmon Ryan
as James Joshua Harkley
Betsy Blair
as Jackie Elcott
Wally Maher
as Tim Sharkey
Ralph Dumke
as Tattooist
Willard Waterman
as Mortician
Walter Burke
as Ornithologist
Don Shelton
as District Attorney
Bradford Hatton
as Bartender
Brad Hatton
as Bartender
Arthur Lowe
as Sailor
Sherry Hall
as Clerk
Jim Hayward
as Constable Fischer
Eula Guy
as Mrs. Fischer
Virginia Mullen
as Neighbor
King Donovan
as Reporter
George A. Cooper
as Reporter
Ralph Brooks
as Reporter
George Sherwood
as Reporter
John Crawford
as Reporter
Allen O'Locklin
as Photographer
Melvin H. Moore
as Oyster Shucker
Ned Glass
as Dr. Levy
Matt Moore
as Dr. Rockton
John Maxwell
as Kilrain
Robert Foulk
as O'Hara
Louise Lorimer
as Mrs. Shanway
Jack Shea
as Policeman
Mary Jane Smith
as Daughter
Juanita Quigley
as Daughter
Lucille Curtis
as Mrs. Harkley
David McMahon
as Garrity
Bert Davidson
as Dr. Thorpe
May McAvoy
as Nurse
Mack Chandler
as Doorman
Elsie Baker
as Elderly Lady
Jim Frasher
as High School Boy
Ernesto Morelli
as Portuguese Fisherman
George Brand
as Man in Bedroom
Fred E. Sherman
as Photographer
Fred Santley
as Pawnbroker
Perry Ivins
as Alienist
Peter Thompson
as Law Student
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All Critics (2)

Well done murder investigation with forensics from Harvard and a pioneering Hispanic policeman.

Full Review… | August 16, 2012
Classic Film and Television

An engaging film noir.

Full Review… | September 5, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Mystery Street


....... Rocardo Montalban stars as the police detective investigating the murder of a dancer who picks up a drunk customer, steals his car and ultimately winds up murdered in this excellent example of criminal forensics and police procedural drama.

John Tandlich
John Tandlich

Outstanding film from a Film Noir collection. Ricardo Montaiban plays an detective in trying to solve the murder of a toe dancer outside of Boston. A Man is arrested for her murder but is he the right man, after some time Ricardo Montaiban doesn't think so, he seeks the help of Harvard University to help find real killer. This is an excellent story line for the time period 4 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Solid noir, Elsa Lanchester is a hoot as the seedy landlady.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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