Mystery

Death and the Maiden (1994) Roman Polanski, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Death and the Maiden (1994)
Paulina Escobar is a political activist whose husband is a prominent lawyer in an unnamed South American country just out of a dictatorship. One day a storm forces her husband to ride home with a neighbor. That chance encounter brings up demons from her past, as she is convinced that the neighbor (Dr. Miranda) was part of the old fascist regime that tortured and raped her, while blindfolded. Paulina takes him captive to determine the truth. Paulina is torn between her psychological repressions and somber memory, Gerardo is torn between his wife and the law, and Dr. Miranda is forced to endure captivity while husband and wife seek out the uncertain truth about the clouded past.

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Blood Beach (1980) Jeffrey Bloom, David Huffman, Marianna Hill, Burt Young, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Blood Beach (1980)
Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? And is there any chance of it reproducing? Meanwhile, David Huffman and Mariana Hill are once-almost-married old friends, reunited over the death of her mother on the beach, and searching for clues in the abandoned buildings where they used to play when they were young.

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The Ringer (1952) Guy Hamilton, Herbert Lom, Donald Wolfit, Mai Zetterling, Mystery

The Ringer (1952)
‘The Ringer’ is an elusive criminal, reported dead in Australia but now thought to be alive in London. Scotland Yard know the Ringer had left his sister in the care of unscrupulous lawyer Maurice Meister and that she was later found drowned, so they warn Meister that the Ringer is in London. A police guard is set up around his house and, surrounded by burglar alarms, he waits for further news; no intruder could possibly enter. As tension mounts, it seems increasingly clear that the Ringer is one of the people in the close circle around Meister… but which one?

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Behind the Eight Ball (1942) Edward F. Cline, Al Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Comedy, Musical, Mystery

Behind the Eight Ball (1942)
The shooting and murder of two guest stars at the Shady Ridge Summer Theatre, operated by Joan Barry, threatens to close the musical “Fun For All.” To bolster the show, Joan induces Bill Edwards, who shares joint ownership with her, of the farm the theatre is located on, and Sheriff McKenzie, to hire the Jolly Jesters. They steal the show and, along the way, uncover a spy ring and a bullet-shooting clarinet.

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To All a Goodnight (1980) David Hess, Jennifer Runyon, Forrest Swanson, Linda Gentile, Horror, Mystery

To All a Goodnight
It’s Christmas break at the Calvin Finishing School for Girls, and the students are planning a big party while the president of the school is away. A group of boys show up and the fun begins, until mysterious killer starts bumping off couples one by one. The police show up and promise to keep everyone safe, but they prove ineffectual against the crazed psycho. Could the killings have anything to do with the girl who was killed in an initiation stunt at the school a few years earlier?

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Death at Broadcasting House (1934) Reginald Denham, Ian Hunter, Austin Trevor, Lilian Oldland, Mystery

Death at Broadcasting House (1934)
When an actor is murdered during the recording of a radio play, Detective Inspector Gregory quickly discovers that the victim had many enemies amongst his fellow players. When his deductions lead him into a blind alley he decides to reconstruct the crime, hoping that this tried and tested device will lead him to the killer. All the technical and human resources of Broadcasting House are brought to his aid…

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