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 (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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