An enigmatic young woman has been murdered in a small California coast town. The investigation by the local sheriff uncovers a complex web of relationships centering on the victim; the scattered trail of evidence ranges from a mysterious photograph to the victim’s own dog. During the investigation, the sheriff meets and becomes romantically involved with a woman whose connection to the murder is ambiguous.
The Unguarded Moment (1956) Harry Keller, Esther Williams, George Nader, John Saxon, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A woman has recently been murdered. A teacher at the nearby high school receives threatening notes from a student. Detective Graham is the only one who believes that she is in danger. She fingers the boy, a popular student. Her teaching career is threatened, as is her life. The detective looks for evidence, and brings him in on burglary and murder charges. Both crimes are solved.
Cop Hater (1958) William Berke, Robert Loggia, Gerald S. O’Loughlin, Ellen Parker, Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Barefoot Contessa (1954) Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien, Crime, Drama, Mystery
At Maria Vargas’ funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards scouted her at a shabby nightclub where she worked as a flamenco dancer. He convinces her to take a chance on acting and her first film is a huge hit. PR man Oscar Muldoon remembers when Maria was in court supporting her father who was accused of murdering her mother. It was Maria’s testimony that got him off and she was a bigger star than ever. Alberto Bravano, one of the richest men is South America, sets his sights on Maria she goes off with him – as much to make Edwards angry as anything – but he treats her badly. When she meets Count Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini they fall deeply in love. They are married but theirs is not to be a happy life.
So Long at the Fair (1950) Antony Darnborough, Terence Fisher, Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde, David Tomlinson, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Vicky Barton and her brother, Johnny, take a trip to the 1896 Paris Exhibition. They both sleep in seperate rooms in a hotel. When the sister gets up the next morning, she finds her brother and his room had disappeared and no one will even acknowledge that he was ever there. Now Vicky must find out what exactly happened to her brother.
Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab / Ten Little Indians (1974) Peter Collinson, Charles Aznavour, Maria Rohm, Adolfo Celi, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A group is invited, under false pretenses, to an isolated hotel in the Iranian desert. After dinner, a cassette tape accuses them all of crimes that they have gotten away with. One by one they begin to die, in accordance to the Ten Little Indians nursery rhyme. After a search is made of the hotel, they realize that the murderer is one of them. A few members of the group attempt to trust each other, but the question still remains, who can one trust? And who will leave the hotel alive?
Left Bank / Linkeroever (2008) Pieter Van Hees, Eline Kuppens, Matthias Schoenaerts, Sien Eggers, Drama, Horror, Mystery
In Antwerp, Marie is a world-class runner at 22, with a general air of discontent. She learns she has chronic fatigue syndrome and must stop training for a month. At the track she’s met Bobby, an archer, and they start a relationship. Bobby invites her to stay with him while recovering: he lives at West Bank, three tall blocks of flats built on an isolated plot. Marie’s mom doesn’t like the arrangement, Marie is soon vomiting, and she learns that the previous tenant in Bobby’s flat disappeared leaving notes about the building’s cellar and photos of the area before West Bank was built. The missing woman’s boyfriend visits one day. What’s going on?
Im Banne des Unheimlichen / The Zombie Walks (1968) Alfred Vohrer, Joachim Fuchsberger, Siw Mattson, Wolfgang Kieling, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
L’adversaire / The Adversary (2002) Nicole Garcia, Daniel Auteuil, Géraldine Pailhas, François Cluzet, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Based on the 2000 book of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère, it is inspired by the real-life story of Jean-Claude Romand. L’Adversaire’s protagonist Jean-Marc Faure (Auteuil) pursues an imaginary career as a doctor of medicine in a plot more closely based on Romand’s life and Carrère’s book than was Laurent Cantet’s 2001 film L’Emploi du Temps. The film was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Experiment in Terror (1962) Blake Edwards, Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works. He threatens to kill her teenage sister Toby, if she tells the police. However she manages to contact F.B.I. agent Ripley.