Mysterious Crossing (1937)

Genres - Crime, Mystery, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Dec 27, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

James Dunn is once more cast as a reporter, this one named Murphy. On the outs with practically every newsroom in America, Murphy finds a chance for redemption when he stumbles into a mysterious murder case. Most of the story takes place during a train-ferry ride down the Mississippi. By the time the ferry reaches New Orleans, Murphy has pieced the clues together and fingered the culprit (who, as always, had been "above suspicion" up until this moment). He even wins the love of Yvonne Fontaine (Jean Rogers), the murdered man's daughter. Real-life newspapermen used to scoff at the inaccuracies in films like Mysterious Crossing, though one suspects that they secretly envied such characters as Murphy -- especially when they ended up in the arms of the beautiful heroine.



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