WriterTate Finn, William A. Johnston, John W. Krafft, Rollo Lloyd Release date1935 GenresThriller, Drama, Crime Fiction, Film noir, Crime Thriller CastRobert Armstrong (Larry Doyle), Maxine Doyle (Anne Ogilvie), Henry Kolker (Ellwyn A. 'Jo-Jo' Jonas), LeRoy Mason (The Eel, Gangster), James Burke (Managing Editor Marvin), Guy Usher (District Attorney Johnson) Similar moviesThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Inglourious Basterds, Lies & Alibis, Freeze Frame, Fracture, The Next Three Days
TaglineMYSTERY! - ROMANCE!- DRAMA!
The mystery man 1935 classic comedy films
The Mystery Man is a 1935 American film directed by Ray McCarey.
A newspaper man, Larry Doyle and a young woman, Anne Olgivie, meet by chance in a coffeeshop. She hasn't got the money to pay, and he pays for her without being seen. In the telegraphic office, where she wants to send a wire to her mother asking to send her some money as she is broke, she is not permitted to send it, but he followed her and read the thrown away message. On the street waiting the light for the pedestrians to switch, it seems as if she throws herself under a car, but he make it look as if she embraces him wildly. From that point on they know each other how broke they are and he asks her to confide in him. They take a suite in a Hotel, pretending to be on a honeymoon and trie to rise some money. Some pals send him 50 dollars, that calm down the Hotel Manager at first. Meantime Doyle tries also to contact the newspaper in St. Louis as he thinks to make a big story about the Eel, a gangster, who puzzles the Police. But there are difficulties in identifying Doyle because his chief in Chicago, mad at him, said he's not Doyle. As he ran out of money again, Doyle pawns a police revolver he was given after he helped the police solve a case. He gets 25 Dollars. Short after Doyle and Anne are involved in the shooting between the Eel and others,and Doyle sits in the car of the Eel being ordered to drive away the money and to meet the next at five thirty. Meantime the police has identified the gun used in the shooting,and although Doyle had explained to the Police and the District Attorney how the shooting had taken place he is suspected of having committed the crime. Finally Larry and Anne go to the Pawnshop, where they pawned the revolver, and after a fight with the proprietor, the Eel comes in. Larry pretends to be the shopkeeper, but the Eel knows him and pointing a gun he threatens Larry. Fortunaltely Anne had a gun and is able to shoot just before the Eal kills Doyle. The case is solved, but all the newspapers write of Mrs. Doyle, and that worries Larry. But the final scene is not worried at all, as an intense kiss answers to the problem.