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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 77
Category: Crime, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Film noirSub-Category: crime film, drama film, film noirRuntime: 93 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: John SturgesScreenwriter: Leonard Spigelgass, Richard BrooksCinematography: John AltonStars: Ricardo Montalbán, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester, Marshall Thompson, Jan Sterling, Betsy Blair, Frank Overton, Ralph DumkeStudio: Metro-Goldwyn-MayerAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Story (Leonard Spigelgass)Award details: (details at IMDb)
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Mystery Street is a 1950 black-and-white film noir directed by John Sturges with cinematography by cinematographer John Alton. The film features Ricardo Montalban, Bruce Bennett, and Elsa Lanchester. The MGM film was shot on location in Boston and Cape Cod; according to one Boston-based film critic, it was the first time Hollywood used Boston as a location. Also featured are Harvard Medical School in Roxbury, Massachusetts and Harvard University in nearby Cambridge. The film's story earned Leonard Spigelgass a nomination as Best Story for the 23rd Academy Awards.


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