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(aka "Misterio en México" )


directed by Robert Wise
USA 1948


There's not much of one -- a mystery, that is -- but that's S.O.P for these programmers that run a longish hour. But Robert Wise keeps things brisk and watchable, which isn't to be sneezed at. It's about an insurance investigator (William Lundigan) who follows a suspect (Jacqueline White) south of the border while trying to solve a jewelry theft. The whole shebang was filmed in the studios in Mexico City, with a largely native cast; among them is Ricardo Cortez, a big Latin heart-throb from the earliest talkies (when he was often paired with Bebe Daniels).

Excerpt of review from Bill McVicar for located HERE


Theatrical Release: 21 August 1948 (USA)

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DVD Review: Warner Home Video (Film Noir Archive Collection) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:05:40

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.95 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio Dolby Digital Mono (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 2014
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Chapters 7





Mystery in Mexico is a fun mystery thriller from RKO that has very little to do with film noir despite being released by Warner Archive under Film Noir Archive Collection banner and directed by Robert Wise between his essential noir Born to Kill and Western noir Blood on the Moon.

The single-layered made-on-demand disc from Warner Archive features newly remastered transfer. The film was previously released in Spain and France, but those discs used old transfer from tape source. The image of Warner disc is a step up, but there is still some damage and marks on the print. The audio shows its age with occasional pops and clicks throughout the 66 minutes of film's running time. There are no extras and the film gets 7 chapters.

  - Gregory Meshman


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