Mystery Street Overview:

Mystery Street (1950) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by John Sturges and produced by Frank E. Taylor.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingLeonard SpigelgassNominated
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THE CELLULOID ROAD TRIP BLOGATHON: Mystery Street, 1950

on Dec 9, 2020 From Caftan Woman

Dr. Annette Bochenek of Hometowns to Hollywood is hosting a shared imagined road trip through the United States via The Celluloid Road Trip Blogathon on December 9th - 11th. Hitch your ride HERE.This blog's contribution is a trip to Massachusetts courtesy of MGM and the crime drama Mystery Street, 1... Read full article


Film Noir classic “Mystery Street” to screen at Glessner House Museum March 29

By Stephen Reginald on Feb 24, 2019 From Classic Movie Man

Film Noir classic “Mystery Street” to screen at Glessner House Museum March 29 The film noir classic Mystery Street (1950) will screen at Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave., on March 29 at 7 p.m. The screening is part of the Glessner House’s birthday celebration for F... Read full article


Mystery Street (1950)

By Lindsey on Apr 17, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

Vivian Heldon (Jan Sterling) is a down-on-her-luck gal who lives in a Boston boardinghouse and works at the Grass Skirt Cafe. Struggling to come up with the money she owes to Mrs. Smerrling (Elsa Lanchester), the boardinghouse owner, Vivian calls her old flame James Joshua Harkley (Edmon Ryan). Hark... Read full article


Harvard, Mystery Street (1950) and Me!

By Google profile on Jul 25, 2009 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Did you know that the film Mystery Street (1950) may very well be the first movie filmed on location in Boston?I recently wrote a review of this film for Film Noir of the Week. It's up now... Read full article


Harvard, Mystery Street (1950) and Me!

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Did you know that the film Mystery Street (1950) may very well be the first movie filmed on location in Boston?I recently wrote a review of this film for Film Noir of the Week. It's up now, so go check it out: Review of Mystery Street (1950). I was simply delighted that real Massachusetts locations ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Lieutenant Peter Morales: Is your husband here?
Mrs. Smerrling: [after a pause] Not exactly.
Lieutenant Peter Morales: Were you ever married?
Mrs. Smerrling: [Another pause] Not exactly. I... I, uh - you see, I...


Grass Skirt Cafe Bartender: You're parked in the 'No Parking.'
Henry Shanway: [drunk and distracted] Hmmm?
Grass Skirt Cafe Bartender: Parked in the "No Parking!'
Henry Shanway: That's the story of my life. I'm always where I shouldn't be. I'm also not where I ought to be. Ever since Adam, Man's been crying, 'Where am I?'


Vivian Heldon: What you need is fresh air.
Henry Shanway: Yeah. Yeah, open the window, huh?
Vivian Heldon: No, not here. Fresh air I couldn't get in here with a permit.


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Facts about

Daily Variety had announced John Indrisano would appear in the film but there's no confirmation that he's in the final film.
Frank Taylor's first production credit after a career as a literary editor at Random House.
Joseph Losey and later Harold Kress were announced to direct before John Sturges was ultimately assigned.
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