I LOVE A MYSTERY (1945)
Article #750 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 4-4-2003
Posting Date: 9-1-2003
Directed by Henry Levin
Featuring Jim Bannon, Nina Foch, George MacReady
Two investigators look into the situation of a man whose head is being sought by an oriental cult.
I like mysteries, too, especially when they’re as loaded with odd plot twists, interesting characters, exotic atmosphere, and dark, horror-like touches as this one. This was the first of a short-lived series of movies based on a radio series, and it caught my attention from square one, with one of the primary plot elements involving a man being followed by an ugly peg-legged man carrying a bag (“just big enough to hold a human head”). Only time will tell whether I will cover any other movies from this series.