Mystery Street (1950): Thriller by John Sturges


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

Oscar Context:

The winners were husband and wife writers Edna and Edward Anhalt for Kazan’s political thriller, “Panic in the Street.”