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The Mystery of Mr. X

1934 1h 24m Crime Drama List
Reviews 33% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings In 19th-century London, jewel thief Nicholas Revel (Robert Montgomery) has a problem: A serial killer is active in the same territory that he is. Naturally, the police are narrowing their investigation around him. Not wanting to be mistaken for a murderer who targets police officers, Revel begins to investigate the slayings and discovers that they're laid out in an X-pattern. Using this knowledge, Revel decides to switch from thief to sleuth in hopes of catching the killer. Read More Read Less

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Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Nicely done mix of mystery thriller and sophisticated comedy. Nov 30, 2015 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A witty, well crafted thriller. Rated: B+ Sep 8, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member A witty, well crafted thriller. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In 19th-century London, jewel thief Nicholas Revel (Robert Montgomery) has a problem: A serial killer is active in the same territory that he is. Naturally, the police are narrowing their investigation around him. Not wanting to be mistaken for a murderer who targets police officers, Revel begins to investigate the slayings and discovers that they're laid out in an X-pattern. Using this knowledge, Revel decides to switch from thief to sleuth in hopes of catching the killer.
Director
Edgar Selwyn
Producer
Lawrence Weingarten
Screenwriter
Howard Emmett Rogers
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 24m