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Ronald Colman in Lost Horizon 1937
Lost Horizon (1937) takes us to the hidden valley of Shangri-La; what secrets are kept in this idyllic place? What mystery will be revealed by the High Lama? Here is a look at both the star and the mystery behind this well-loved movie.
Robert Blake as Baretta
Baretta was a hugely popular television detective show that still has many fans today. There was little mystery involved in Baretta’s cases, but star Robert Blake later became a sensation when he was accused, and acquitted at trial, of murder. Is the star more mysterious than the show?
Rebecca Movie Review
Alfred Hitchcock’s first Hollywood movie, Rebecca (1940) is a brooding romantic thriller as well as a mystery with hints of noir. Based on Daphne du Maurier’s famous novel and set in deepest Cornwall, no wonder this is still a firm favourite of mystery movie fans.
Raymond Burr as Perry Mason
Few actor-character combinations have become so firmly fixed in our minds as that of Raymond Burr and Perry Mason. Burr played the ace attorney in a long running series and later in television movies. Isn’t it true that Perry Mason never lost a case?
Premonition DVD Review
Starring Sandra Bullock, ‘Premonition’ (2007) is a mystery that defies explanation. Linda Hanson’s life is routine, but is about to be enveloped in the mysterious. Or else this is all a terrible nightmare. Is her husband dead or alive? Is she experiencing a miracle or a curse? And what day is it?
Portrait of Jennie
Eben Adams is a struggling artist. A mysterious girl called Jennie appears and becomes his muse, but Eben wants to know more about her. Who is she? Where does she come from? Where does she go when she vanishes from sight? Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones star in this haunting mystery movie.
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
What is the secret behind Hendrik van der Zee's sudden appearance in Esperanza? Perhaps only the beautiful Pandora can truly solve the mystery in this unique fantasy movie, released on DVD with beautifully restored Technicolor.
Only to Exist YouTube Movie Review
Making movies is no longer the monopoly of big film studios or of independent producers with access to big money. New technology has made it possible for anyone with a hand-held camera and internet access to be a filmmaker. This article looks at a short mystery uploaded to YouTube.
No Bed of Roses Book Review
A leading lady of Hollywood’s heyday, Joan Fontaine was beloved by movie fans, and inhabited a world of glitz and luxury. Her private life was often less than glamorous, as this autobiography tells.
Nightmare at the End of the Hall 2008
The student in her writing class looks so much like the friend who took her own life many years ago. Is it possible that Jane’s spirit has been reborn? Or is some cruel hoax being played upon her? Teacher Courtney must unravel the mystery at the heart of this atmospheric television movie.
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