Mystery

Love From a Stranger (1947) Richard Whorf, John Hodiak, Sylvia Sidney, Ann Richards, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Love From a Stranger (1947)
Cecily Harrington, struggling along on a small allowance, wins a fortune in a lottery. She decides to travel rather than marrying her fiancé Nigel Lawrence. A stranger, Manuel Cortez, comes to rent her flat and she falls in love with him, and they are married. For their honeymoon, they go to an isolated English college where she, unlike the audience, doesn’t realize she has married a fortune-hunting Bluebeard with a few murdered wives in his past. The question is will she be able to repent in leisure her decision to marry in haste.
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Bulldog Jack (1935) Walter Forde, Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson, Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Bulldog Jack (1935)
Bulldog Drummond is injured when his sabotaged car crashes and Jack Pennington agrees to masquerade as the sleuth. He is enlisted to help Ann Manders find her jeweler grandfather who has been kidnapped by a gang of crooks who want him to copy a valuable necklace they want to steal. Their plan backfires in the British Museum and the film climaxes in an exciting chase on a runaway train in the London Underground.
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La otra / The Other One (1946) Roberto Gavaldón, Dolores del Rio, Agustín Irusta, Víctor Junco, Crime, Drama, Mystery

La otra (Roberto Gavaldon, 1946)
The lovely Dolores Del Rio has an acting field day in the Mexican La Otra (The Other). Del Rio plays twin sisters, one the wife of a millionaire and the other a poverty-stricken manicurist. Seething with jealousy, the manicurist kills her wealthy sister and takes her place. Little does the “bad” sister know the mess she’s inherited from the “good” sister-who as it turns out wasn’t so good after all.
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They Won’t Forget (1937) Mervyn LeRoy, Claude Rains, Gloria Dickson, Edward Norris, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

They Won't Forget (1937)
A southern town is rocked by scandal when teenager Mary Clay is murdered on Confederate Decoration Day. Andrew Griffin, a small-time lawyer with political ambitions, sees the crime as his ticket to the Senate if he can find the right victim to finger for the crime. He sets out to convict Robert Hale, a transplanted northerner who was Mary’s teacher at the business school where she was killed. Despite the fact that all the evidence against Hale is circumstantial, Griffin works with a ruthless reporter to create a media frenzy of prejudice and hate against the teacher.
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Haut bas fragile / Up, Down, Fragile (1995) Jacques Rivette, Marianne Denicourt, Nathalie Richard, Laurence Côte, Comedy, Musical, Mystery

Haut bas fragile AKA Up, Down, Fragile (1995)
The film follows the story of three girls in contemporary Paris. One searches for her lost mother since she knows she’s adopted. The other has come out of a coma and needs to have a love relationship aside from his mysterious father. The third one is a crook who redeems herself through love. The action is commented by songs and dance routines.
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AmnesiA (2001) Martin Koolhoven, Fedja van Huêt, Carice van Houten, Theo Maassen, Drama, Comedy, Mystery

AmnesiA (2001)
Alex, a 28 year-old photographer, is no longer able to photograph people, for some mysterious reason. Every time he focuses his camera on someone, the same woman appears in his viewfinder – an image he cannot bear. When his brother Aram, whom he has not seen or spoke to for years, unexpectedly phones him and asks him to come to their parental home because their mother is severely ill and may not have long to live, he panics. The thought of a confrontation with the area where he grew up and the renewed encounter with his family makes him feel nervous. Nevertheless, that evening he leaves for AmnesiA: the estate of his parents, the spot where he spent his youth
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Una lucertola con la pelle di donna / A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (1971) Lucio Fulci, Florinda Bolkan, Stanley Baker, Jean Sorel, Mystery, Thriller

Una lucertola con la pelle di donna AKA A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)
Florinda Bolkan plays the daughter of a prominant English politician who keeps having recurring “nightmares” in which she makes love to a bisexual nympho who lives downstairs and conducts all-night LSD orgies. When the nocturnal wet dreams become murderous, the neighbor turns up dead, and Florinda is the main suspect. Did she actually commit the murder she dreamt about? Is she being framed by her philandering husband? Did Florinda actually make nightly visits downstairs aside from borrowing the occasional cup of sugar? How DID Florinda’s letter opener end up stuck in the dead neighbor’s chest anyway? The complex plot unfolds amidst red herrings, outlandish dream sequences, lesbian hanky panky, and ominous close-ups of Florinda Bolkan’s guilt-ridden facial expressions every time someone mentions the murder. All this takes place in swinging late-1960’s London.
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Vivement dimanche! / Confidentially Yours (1983) François Truffaut, Fanny Ardant, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Vivement dimanche! AKA Confidentially Yours (1983)
Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place as Julien Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant), an estate agent who knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier’s car. As the police discover that Marie-Christine Vercel (Caroline Sihol), Julien’s wife, was Massoulier’s mistress, Julien is the prime suspect. But his secretary, Barbara Becker (Fanny Ardant), while not quite convinced he is innocent, defends him and leads her private investigations.
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Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962) Albert Zugsmith, Vincent Price, Linda Ho, Richard Loo, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Confessions of an Opium Eater (Albert Zugsmith, 1962)
Gilbert de Quincey is an early 19th-century adventurer involved with helping runaway slave girls and victims of a tong war in San Francisco. Garbed in black from head to toe, de Quincey narrates his adventures. At the slave auction where beautiful Oriental girls are displayed in hanging bamboo cages, de Quincey befriends a tiny wisecracking female Oriental dwarf.
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