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The Best Classic Mysteries
Classic mystery movies are a joy to watch. They stand the test of time and prove that good acting and good story telling are what really make a movie. Here I offer a selection of my own favourite classic mysteries. Perhaps some of your favourites are here too.
Nicholas Van Orton is a wealthy man, but lives a lonely life, estranged from family and friends. A birthday gift appears to offer a diversion, but then threatens his sanity and his life. Michael Douglas and Sean Penn star in this 1997 mystery thriller.
The Hitchcock Collection DVD Review
The latest addition to my mystery movie DVD library, The Hitchcock Collection brings together nine of the directors earlier movies, both well known titles and some - almost - lost treasures. With bonus features too, this is must-have for fans of the Master of Suspense.
The Hollywood Mom's Mystery
This made-for-television movie is a light-hearted mystery starring Justine Bateman, Andrew McCarthy and Elizabeth Pena. Hollywood mom Lucy Freers must turn amateur sleuth to solve the mystery of the murdered neighbour who is floating in her swimming pool.
The House on Telegraph Hill
This noir mystery thriller of 1951 stars husband and wife Richard Basehart and Valentina Cortese. Karin has survived a concentration camp and come to America, but she has a secret to keep. And very soon she fears that others are not what they appear to be. Is her new life in danger?
The Unguarded Moment
Teacher Lois Conway receives some disturbing anonymous notes. Is it a foolish schoolboy’s prank, or something more sinister? Swimming star Esther Williams makes her dramatic acting debut in this 1956 mystery thriller with strong hints of noir.
The Woman in White
In Victorian England a newly appointed drawing teacher meets a strange young woman, dressed all in white, who begs him to tell no-one he has seen her. Mysteries abound at Limmeridge House in this classic mystery movie from 1948, based on the novel by Wilkie Collins.
Whitechapel TV Mystery Review
On the dark, mean streets of London’s Whitechapel, crimes from the past have a nasty habit of intruding into the present. Detective Inspector Chandler and his team have mysteries, as well as crimes, to solve.
You Never Can Tell Movie Review
When King the dog is poisoned he will stop at nothing to bring his killer to justice. He will even return to earth in human form to sniff out the villain. This wonderful movie from 1951 has comedy, fantasy, romance – and just enough mystery to be reviewed on this site.
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