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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Mystery Movies Site! These are the top ten articles that your Mystery Movies Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Only to Exist YouTube Movie Review
Making movies is no longer the monopoly of big film studios or of independent producers with access to big money. New technology has made it possible for anyone with a hand-held camera and internet access to be a filmmaker. This article looks at a short mystery uploaded to YouTube.
2. Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
Although Sherlock Holmes has been portrayed by numerous actors, for many, Basil Rathbone is the definitive Holmes. Here is a glimpse of the actor, his relationship with the famous occupant of 221b Baker Street, and the series of Hollywood movies in which he brought Sherlock Holmes to life.
3. 'The Uninvited' (1944) Movie Review
Paramount Studios called it 'The Heart Clutching Dread of a Nameless Horror'. The Uninvited is certainly an eerie movie, and a classic haunted house mystery. Who is the spirit who will not leave Windward House?
4. Robert Blake as Baretta
Baretta was a hugely popular television detective show that still has many fans today. There was little mystery involved in Baretta’s cases, but star Robert Blake later became a sensation when he was accused, and acquitted at trial, of murder. Is the star more mysterious than the show?
5. Agatha Christie Queen of Crime
Agatha Christie is a name familiar to everyone who loves a good mystery. Her work lives on, not only in her books and stage plays, but in numerous television and movie adaptations. Here is a glimpse at the early life and work of the woman who came to be known as the Queen of Crime.
6. Ronald Colman in Lost Horizon 1937
Lost Horizon (1937) takes us to the hidden valley of Shangri-La; what secrets are kept in this idyllic place? What mystery will be revealed by the High Lama? Here is a look at both the star and the mystery behind this well-loved movie.
7. Joan Hickson as Miss Marple
After her years of observing village life in St Mary Mead, Jane Marple knows human nature, including its dark side. Of all the actresses to have portrayed Agatha Christie’s much loved crime solving spinster, Joan Hickson is perhaps the quintessential Miss Marple.
8. Hawaii Five-O Original TV Series Review
Mystery and crime are genres that often go together, and are just as often confused with each other. One of the best classic television crime series was the much loved Hawaii Five-O, but did Steve McGarrett’s team investigate mysteries, or simply crimes? Let’s head to Honolulu to find out.
9. Dead of Night Movie Review
A supernatural horror mystery from 1945, Dead of Night was the first movie to weave together an anthology of stories with a linking narrative. A spooky collection of tales involving nightmares, haunting and a dummy with a mind of its own – what is the mystery behind Walter Craig’s recurring dream?
10. 'Detective Dee' (2010) Movie Review
Do you like your mystery movies to come complete with action, excitement and something supernatural? 'Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame' has all these things and more. Andy Lau stars as the Tang Dynasty detective.
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