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Encyclopedia > Mystery film


Mystery film is a film genre which uses mystery as an element to the plot.


See: crime fiction.


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Mystery film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (578 words)
Mystery film is a sub-genre of the more general category of crime film.
The successful mystery film often conceals the identity of the perpetrator until late in the story, then adds an element of suspense during the apprehension of the suspect.
Among the notable mystery detective films of this period were In the Heat of the Night (1967), Bullitt (1968), Klute (1971) and Chinatown (1974).
Detective-Mystery Films (3080 words)
This film type blossomed as a full film category in the talking films of the 1930s, often borrowing from characters in popular literature.
One of the earliest Holmes films was Albert Parker's silent 9-reeler Sherlock Holmes (1922) with John Barrymore.
Eight films (of the nine films) in the 15-year long series were from RKO, with one entry from Republic in 1943.
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