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Jan Sterling in the film noir Mystery Street (1950)
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Jan Sterling in the film noir Mystery Street (1950)

Mystery Street is 1950 black-and-white film directed by John Sturges with cinematography by famed lensman John Alton. The MGM film was shot on location in Boston and Cape Cod. Also featured are Harvard Medical School in Roxbury, Massachusetts and Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. One of Hollywoods most talented and versatile stars, often cool and stunning blonde in Hollywood film noir movies of the 1940s and 50s, the actrees Jan Sterling ensured audiences of a real good time with her sexy roles in soaps, crime action and comedies. ... Jump to: navigation, search This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... See also: 1949 in film 1950 1951 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events February 15 - Walt Disney Studios animated film Cinderella debuts. ... Black-and-white (or variations including Black and White) can refer to a general term used in photography, film, and other media (see black-and-white). ... John Eliot Sturges (3 January 1911 – 18 August 1982) Known as The dean of big_budget action movies made during the 1950s and 1960. Sturges movies include The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Ice Station Zebra and Marooned (movie). ... Jump to: navigation, search A film reel unwinding Although literally it means writing the movement, the term cinematography is generally understood as the art and process of recording visual images for the cinema (with a camera) and later developing those images in a laboratory. ... This is a list of notable photographers in the art, documentary and fashion traditions. ... Cinematographer John Alton ( 1901- 1996) photographed some of the most famous films noir of the classic period. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... Jump to: navigation, search Cape Cod and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastline Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay from space, April 1997. ... Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts. ... Jump to: navigation, search Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Jump to: navigation, search City Hall - Cambridge MA Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. ...


Plot

Blonde B-girl Vivian, working at "The Grass Skirt" in Boston talks a drunk in the bar into "borrowing" his car. She drives to Cape Cod with the cars owner drunk by her side. When the man realizes he's miles from Boston he objects and demands that he be taken back. Instead, she ditches him and steals the car. Afterward she meets up with a mysterious man who kills her. A day later the drunk reports the car stolen to his insurance but neglects to mention the blonde as not to get in trouble with his wife. Later, her body washes up on a beach. Barnstable cop Peter Morales (Montalban) teams up with Boston police and uses forensics with the help of Dr. McAdoo, a Harvard doctor (Bennett), to figure out who the woman is. The cop then tries to figure out how she died and, later, who killed her. Vivian's nosey landlady attempts to blackmail one of her boyfriends Vivian used to call from her boarding house, going so far as to visit the wealthy married man and stealing his gun. Morales tracks down the stolen car from police records and questions Henry Shanway, the drunk man Vivian was with the night she disappeared. Eventually Morales finds Shanway's car and he's idenified in a police lineup. The innocent man is arrested and charged with the murder. Morales and Dr. McAdoo find the bullet still stuck in the car. Morales then finds out that the landlady has the gun but not before she tries to blackmail the owner and is knocked over the head. Morales chases the man but loses him. He eventually finds a hidden baggage check in the landladys room which sends Morales racing to catch the man before he can get his hands on the murder weapon that would prove his guilt. Barnstable is a city located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts; it is the county seat of Barnstable County6. ... Forensic science (often shortened to forensics) is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system. ...


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