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Mystery in Mexico (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery | 21 August 1948 (USA)
Insurance detective Steve Hastings is sent by his company to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent. His first lead is the agent's fetching sister, Victoria, whom he trails to ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Wise

Writers:

Lawrence Kimble (screen play), Muriel Roy Bolton (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Lundigan ... Steve Hastings
Jacqueline White ... Victoria Ames
Ricardo Cortez ... John Norcross
Tony Barrett ... Carlos
Jacqueline Dalya ... Dolores Fernandez
Walter Reed ... Glenn Ames
José Torvay ... Swigart
Jaime Jiménez Pons Jaime Jiménez Pons ... Pancho (as Jaime Jiménez)
Antonio R. Frausto Antonio R. Frausto ... Señor Gómez (as Antonio Frausto)
Dolores Camarillo ... Señora Gómez
Eduardo Casado Eduardo Casado ... Police Commandant Rodriguez
Thalia Draper Thalia Draper ... Florecita
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Storyline

Insurance detective Steve Hastings is sent by his company to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent. His first lead is the agent's fetching sister, Victoria, whom he trails to Mexico City. After charming his way into her confidence, Steve helps Vicki unravel the mystery. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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Taglines:

TROPIC NIGHT... Steeped In Terror!

Genres:

Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 August 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La collana insanguinata See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the mysteries around "Mystery In Mexico" is why was the sound credit for Roy Granville credited to Fred L. Granville (Fred LeRoy Granville), who died in 1932. Union issue? Tip of the hat? See more »

Goofs

When Steve returns from Norcross's country house, Carlos is waiting for him outside the hotel in a spotless suit. When Carlos takes the boy into Victoria's room, a large stain appears on the suit's right lapel. It remains there until they go to the house in the country where Glenn is hiding. The stain disappears when Carlos goes to make a telephone call but reappears when he returns to the house. See more »

Quotes

Steve Hastings: Thank you very much. You speak very good English. And you're very beautiful.
Girl: Thank you, Signor. You're very pretty too.
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My brief review of the film
22 May 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

An early film from Robert Wise, the much acclaimed director of different science fiction and musical films, this is quite different stuff to what he would later be best known for, and in all honestly it is noticeably inferior too. It is far from being a poor film, but the production is far off being great too, with a quite lifeless, underdeveloped central romance and not too much to get excited over in terms of the mystery plot and technical credits. To fans of its director, the film will certainly be of some interest, but to other viewers it might well sit as mediocre: neither really good nor really bad.


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