Category Mystery

Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder is a 1954 American crime mystery film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings and John Williams. It was filmed in 3-D with the technology that was available at the time, and is often considered one of the greatest 3D films ever made.  The movie was released by Warner Bros., though due to the then-waning popularity of 3D films, it was converted to 2D, and only showed in its native 3D format in a small handful of cinemas.

Dial M for MurderTony Wendice (Ray Milland), an English professional tennis player, is married to wealthy socialite Margot (Grace Kelly), who has had an affair with American crime-fiction writer Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings)...

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Seven Keys to Baldpate

Seven Keys to Baldpate is a 1947 film directed by Lew Landers and starring Phillip Terry. It is based on the popular play of the same name.

While the Baldpate Inn is closed for the winter, mystery writer Kenneth Magee makes a $5,000 bet with its owner that he can spend one night there and write a story. He starts the work while on the train there, but Mary Jordan manages to steal the typed pages. At the station she tries to warn him not to go there, but he does. Believing he has the only key, he is surprised to find Cargan, who says he is the caretaker and was not expecting him. There is no electricity, but Kenneth is willing to work by an oil lamp and firelight. Then Mary turns up at the inn and the weather is bad enough that she is given a room as well. Kenneth again starts writing his story, A Key to Baldpate.

Seven Keys to BaldgateBut then other people also begin arriving, and behaving suspiciously...

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An Eye for An Eye

Eye for an Eye is a 1996 American psychological thriller film, directed by John Schlesinger and written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The film stars Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Beverly D’Angelo and Joe Mantegna. The story was adapted from Erika Holzer’s novel of the same name. The film opened on January 12, 1996.

Eye for an EyeKaren McCann is happily married to Mack and has two daughters, 17-year-old Julie (from Karen’s previous marriage) and six-year-old Megan. She lives in a nice house in Pacific Palisades, California and has a good job in a museum.

Karen’s world is shattered when Julie is violently raped and murdered while Karen listens helplessly on the phone from her car. Detective Sergeant Joe Denillo assures Karen there is enough DNA evidence to find and convict the killer. He encourages the McCanns to seek counseling.

At a support group, they meet people in similar circumstan...

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Rear Window

Rear Window #1 jpgRear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes based on Cornell Woolrich’s 1942 short story “It Had to Be Murder”. Originally released by Paramount Pictures, Rear Window stars James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr. It was screened at the 1954 Venice Film Festival.

The film is considered by many filmgoers, critics and scholars to be one of Hitchcock’s best and one of the greatest movies ever made. The film received four Academy Award nominations and was ranked No. 42 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies list and No. 48 on the 10th-anniversary edition. In 1997, Rear Window was added to the United States National Film Registry in the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

After breaking his leg photographing a racetrack accident, a professional ...

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