I Love a Mystery (1945) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.3/ 10 (172 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corporation [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(USA) - 25 January 1945
(Portugal) - 26 April 1948

Running Time

"WHEN THE TEMPLE BELLS TOLL FOUR TIMES...You will die!" (original print ad - mostly caps) Radio's great detective team solves its most exciting case!

based-on-radio-show, blind-man, car-crash, decapitation, invalid, mask, one-legged-man, piano, san-francisco-california, secret-society, street-musician, wheelchair,

Technical Support
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.37 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Adams, Ernie (I) as (uncredited) [Gimpy - Morgue Attendant]
  2. Bannon, Jim (I) as [Jack Packard] <1>
  3. Blackwell Jr., Carlyle as (uncredited) [Man on Bridge]
  4. Bruce, Gary as (uncredited) [Intern]
  5. Conaty, James as (uncredited) [Restaurant Patron]
  6. Crehan, Joseph as (uncredited) [Police Capt. Quinn]
  7. Eaton, Jay (I) as (uncredited) [Restaurant Patron]
  8. Farnum, Franklyn as (uncredited) [Reporter]
  9. Gaye, Gregory as (uncredited) [Dr. Han]
  10. Graff, Fred (I) as (uncredited) [Morgan]
  11. Macready, George as [Jefferson Monk] <3>
  12. Matthews, Lester as [Justin Reeves/Mr. G] <6>
  13. Miller, Harold (I) as (uncredited) [Restaurant Patron]
  14. Mostovoy, Leo as (uncredited) [Vovaritch]
  15. O Connor, Frank (I) as (uncredited) [Jason 'Pegleg' Anderson]
  16. Roubert, Matty as (uncredited) (archive footage) [Newsboy in montage]
  17. Sardo, Cosmo as (uncredited) [Reynolds]
  18. Semels, Harry (I) as (uncredited) [Mr. G's Doorkeeper Servant]
  19. Sosso, Pietro as (uncredited) [Street Musician]
  20. Steers, Larry as (uncredited) [Restaurant Patron/Bar Patron]
  21. Stone, Gene (II) as (uncredited) [Waiter]
  22. Yarborough, Barton as [Doc Long] <4>
  23. Dowd, Kaye (II) as (uncredited) [Girl on Bridge]
  24. Foch, Nina as [Ellen Monk] <2>
  25. Mathews, Carole as [Jean Anderson] <5>
  26. Withers, Isabel as (uncredited) [Miss Osgood - Ellen's Nurse]


  1. Mystery

Full Plot

Opening with a car crash and a decapitation, the story is told in flashback as Jack and Doc become involved with a man who tells them that he will die in just such a manner in three days' time. Of course there is a large amount of money involved, and also an Oriental cult, mysterious women, a peg-legged man, and many deaths. Ron Kerrigan Plot not found

Music Composers

  1. Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario (uncredited)


  1. Guffey, Burnett


Columbia Pictures [us] - (1945) (USA) (theatrical)
Silver Screen Archive [us] - (????) (USA) (DVD)
Teakwood Video [us] - (2004) (USA) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Stell, Aaron (I)


  1. Nussbaum, Marianne (research director) (uncredited)


Jefferson Monk: [after narrating his bizarre story of confronting "Mr. G.," the leader of the Baru-Kan secret society, who offered him $50,000 for his head] The whole thing sounds so preposterous! Doc Long: What started out to be a real honest to goodness mystery just boils itself down to being as sinful as a-b-c.

Other Titles

  1. Le campane suonano all'alba (1945) (ENG)

  2. Campane suonano all'alba, Le (1945) (ITA)


- First of three films based on the popular radio series, 'I Love a Mystery'. The next two were _The Devil's Mask (1946)_ (qv) and _The Unknown (1946)_ (qv).

- Mr. Kerrigan's brief outline should refer to "Jack - not Joe - and Doc" for Jack Packard & Doc Long played by Jim Bannon and Barton Yarborough. These characters were first introduced on an earlier Carleton E. Morse radio series as San Francisco private eyes in "Adventures by Morse". When he returned to the air after WWII, writer-producer Morse added their posh British thrill-seeking buddy, Reggie York (Tony Randall). Most of the female roles, whether good girl or bad, were performed by Mercedes McCambridge who often superbly juggled 2 or 3 different character voices on the 15-min weekday serial and later half-hr weekly program.