Mystery Street

Synopsis: Vivian, a B-girl working at "The Grass Skirt," is being brushed off by her rich, married boyfriend. To confront him, she hijacks drunken customer Henry Shanway and his car from Boston to Cape Cod, where she strands Henry...and is never seen again. Months later, a skeleton is found (sans clothes or clues) on a lonely Cape Cod beach. Using the macabre expertise of Harvard forensic specialist Dr. McAdoo, Lt. Pete Morales must work back from bones to the victim's identity, history, and killer. Will he succeed in time to save an innocent suspect?
93 min

- Why did you bring me out here? | - Shh.

Why did you bring me out here?

Never mind. I'll tell you later. | Come on, get in the car.

- Hey, hey, I'll drive. | - I'll drive. Get in.

Shut the door.

Hey, where are you taking me?

I told you, I gotta get back to the hospital, | back to Boston.

- Hey, take it easy. | - You drive.

- I didn't mean... | - You don't like the way I drive? You drive.


Hello, big shot. Start explaining.

Nothing to say?

Go on, make a speech. | You're pretty good at that.

You're pretty good at everything, | except paying off, aren't you?

Don't think you're gonna walk out on me. | Not now. It isn't as easy as that.


Well, say something!

Sign here.

All right, sir.

Next time I park in front of a hospital, | I'll take the keys with me.

Here's your check, Mr. Shanway.

All right. Thank you very much. | I could sure use this.

Ninety days is a long time | to wait for your money...

...but with stolen-car claims, | we have to do it.

- I understand. Thank you very much, sir. | - You're quite welcome.

I saw them. Bones. Nothing but bones.

- Human bones, they say. | - Just a drowned fisherman washed up.

Then he must have been fishing naked.

- Is the constable still here? | - Yes.

Come in.

Hello, constable, thanks for the tip.

Well, I was following the flight | of the sandpipers on the beach...

...when suddenly I saw this... This...

It. In the brush.

- I could hardly believe my eyes. | - What were you doing on the beach?

Studying the mating habits | of the sandpiper.

As an ornithologist...

Do you know what that is?

Oh. Kind of a peeping Tom?

Birds, fellow.

The study of birds.

I was watching this particular pair | of sandpipers, when this...

Would you mind | looking through those binoculars?

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Sydney Boehm

Sydney Boehm (April 4, 1908 – June 25, 1990) was an American screenwriter and producer. Boehm began his writing career as a newswriter for wire services and newspapers before moving on to screenwriting. His films include High Wall (1947), Anthony Mann-directed Side Street (1950), the sci-fi film When Worlds Collide (1951), and the crime drama The Big Heat (1953), for which Boehm won a 1954 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. Boehm was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 4, 1908 and died in Woodland Hills, California on June 25, 1990 at age 82. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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