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I Love a Mystery (1945)

 -  Mystery  -  25 January 1945 (USA)
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Opening with a car crash and a decapitation, the story is told in flashback as Jack and Doc become involved with a man who tells them that he will die in just such a manner in three days' ... See full summary »

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Opening with a car crash and a decapitation, the story is told in flashback as Jack and Doc become involved with a man who tells them that he will die in just such a manner in three days' time. Of course there is a large amount of money involved, and also an Oriental cult, mysterious women, a peg-legged man, and many deaths. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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"WHEN THE TEMPLE BELLS TOLL FOUR TIMES...You will die!" (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »

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25 January 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le campane suonano all'alba  »

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First of three films based on the popular radio series, 'I Love a Mystery'. The next two were The Devil's Mask (1946) and The Unknown (1946). See more »

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Jefferson Monk: [after narrating his bizarre story of confronting "Mr. G.," the leader of the Baru-Kan secret society, who offered him $50,000 for his head] The whole thing sounds so preposterous!
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Followed by The Devil's Mask (1946) See more »

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Definitely in my top 10 mysteries
18 January 2003 | by (Newtown, PA) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of mystery movies, and this is one of my all time favorites. I love the plot twists and the eerie atmosphere. I remember when I first saw this film, many years ago, how astonished I was when the villains are murdered one by one. My only complaint with the film is the phony arrest and jail break of Jack Packard. This was silly and unnecessary. Jack Packard should have been able to nail the killer without these shenanigans. This being said, I recommend this film, especially if you like mysteries and are looking for something different. Jack Packard, played by Jim Bannon, is an excellent screen detective, and Doc Long, played by Barton Yarborough, is a likeable sidekick who provides some comic relief, and best of all is Jefferson Monk played by George Macready.


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