Hub Noir: ‘Mystery Street’ (1950)
Directed by John Sturges, “Mystery Street” stars a very good Ricardo Montalban as a detective in the Barnstable County DA’s office. “He heads the investigation when the skeleton of a Beacon Hill B girl turns up buried on a Cape Cod beach,’’ writes Mark Feeney. “A Harvard Medical School professor helps with the forensics, and the local angle shows up everywhere from a Route 3 sign to an Old Ironsides tattoo. Hub noir, what a concept.’’
Pictured, a scene from the film.