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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. The Unguarded Moment
Teacher Lois Conway receives some disturbing anonymous notes. Is it a foolish schoolboy’s prank, or something more sinister? Swimming star Esther Williams makes her dramatic acting debut in this 1956 mystery thriller with strong hints of noir.
2. 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?
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. The Bad Seed
A little boy is killed on a school picnic. Perhaps it was an accident, or perhaps eight year old Rhoda had something to do with the tragedy. In this horror drama mystery from 1956, Rhoda’s mother must find out the truth about her daughter, and also about her own nightmare memories.
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.
Starring beautiful Gene Tierney, this famous noir mystery thriller of 1944 is directed by Otto Preminger. It tells the story of murder victim Laura Hunt, the people she is close to, and the detective who must discover which of them is her killer.
Tension crackles and psychological games abound in a gripping story of jealousy and revenge. Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling star in a crime mystery thriller from 2007.
10. Masterpiece Mystery Endeavour
Anyone who enjoyed the Inspector Morse crime mysteries must have wondered what Morse was like as a young man. In this television mystery drama, we see the young Endeavour Morse work on his first major case among the dreaming spires of Oxford.
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