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Joseph H. Lewis
Dame May Whitty,
Vivian, a B-girl working at "The Grass Skirt," is being brushed off by her rich, married boyfriend. To confront him, she hijacks drunken customer Henry Shanway and his car from Boston to Cape Cod, where she strands Henry...and is never seen again. Months later, a skeleton is found (sans clothes or clues) on a lonely Cape Cod beach. Using the macabre expertise of Harvard forensic specialist Dr. McAdoo, Lt. Pete Morales must work back from bones to the victim's identity, history, and killer. Will he succeed in time to save an innocent suspect? Written by
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Greatly enjoyed this 1950's film and the fact that they used CSI tasks without of course DNA. However, Harvard University was utilized and great photography of Boston and its neighborhoods. Ricardo Montalban,(Lt.Peter Morales),"Fantasy Island",'78 TV Series, did an outstanding job of acting as a young detective who was bound and determined to catch his criminal. Elsa Lanchester,(Mrs. Smerrling),"Die Laughing",'80, played a landlord of a rooming house with all kinds of shady deals going on and looked just like a WITCH. Mrs. Smerrling did love a pet bird which made all kinds of noise and upset Lt. Morales. Jan Sterling, (Vivian Heldon),"Female on the Beach",'55 gave a great short supporting role and played a very important part in this nice Mystery Story! Elsa Lanchester was really the star of this film, who was married to the great actor, Charles Laughton. This is a very entertaining film CLASSIC.
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