This week’s mystery film has been the 1959 French picture Deux hommes dans Manhattan or Two Men in Manhattan and I chose it to feature the Los Angeles Public Library’s new service of streaming films from the Criterion Collection. It’s provided by Kanopy and it’s free.
The plot of Two Men in Manhattan unravels about two-thirds of the way into the movie but the shots of New York (lots of hand-held camera filming on location) are interesting and it’s got a jazzy score.
For Mardi, we have a mystery gent.
Update: This is Pierre Grasset.
For Mercredi, we have this mystery gent because I’m a sucker for eyeshades …..
Update: This fellow, alas, remains unidentified.
…. also deux mystery femmes.
Update: This is Colette Fleury.
For Jeudi, we have a mystery homme… And yes, he is wearing sunglasses indoors – at night – because it’s a French film.
Update: This is Jean Lara.
… and another mystery homme.
Update: This is Jerry Mengo.
For Vendredi, we have our mystery leading man in the New York subway. Quoi? A French movie shot in New York? Are you sure it’s French?
Update: This is the director, Jean-Paul Melville.
Oui! I’m quite sure it’s a French film.
Update: This is Michele Bailly.
We also have a dead mystery homme – well, the character is deceased, anyway.
Update: Our mystery UN delegate remains unidentified.
Brain Trust roll call: Gary Martin (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery homme).