I Love a Mystery (1945)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Psychological Thriller  |   Release Date - Jan 25, 1945 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Based on Phillips Lord's popular radio serial, I Love a Mystery centers around the exploits of two pugnacious private eyes (marked down from the radio version's three heroes). The adventuresome Jack Packard (Jack Bannon) and Doc Long (Barton Yarborough) are hired by a nervous socialite (George Macready), who lives in mortal fear of being decapitated. The man has been the recipient of strange, cryptic messages from an Oriental secret society, which predict his impending doom. The brains behind the society is the man's duplicitous wife (Nina Foch), who hopes to goad her husband into suicide and thus fall heir to his millions. A grisly little item, I Love a Mystery was the first of three Columbia "B" pictures inspired by the radio original.



private-detective, socialite, decapitation, fear, fortune [wealth], message, society, wife