As directed by John Sturges, and written by Sidney Boehm and Richard Brooks (who later became a director himself), “Mystery Street” centers on a forensic medicine at Harvard, who helps the Boston police resolve a murder.
The secondary cast in this film, staged in a documentary-like style, is good, including Elsa Lanchester and Jan Sterling.
Oscar Nomination: 1
Motion Picture Story: Leonard Spiegelglass
Oscar Awards: None
The winners were husband and wife writers Edna and Edward Anhalt for Kazan’s political thriller, “Panic in the Street.”