February 24, 2016 – Mystery Street

By , January 26, 2016

The Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, presents:

Mystery Street


Special preview screening of Mystery Street offered to Harvard faculty and staff, September 1950. Dean George Packer Berry was present, and Richard Ford is standing at the rear of the theater.

To celebrate the opening of Corpus Delicti: the Doctor as the Detective, our new exhibit on the history of legal medicine at Harvard Medical School, the Center of the History is proud to present a screening of the 1950 MGM film Mystery Street.

Mystery Street (also known as Murder at Harvard) was originally intended as a documentary on the work of the Department of Legal Medicine, but was later recast as a fictional drama. The plot concerns a police detective (Ricardo Montalban) investigating and solving the murder of a woman on a Cape Cod beach with the help of “Dr. McAdoo” (Bruce Bennett, portraying a fictionalized version of Alan R. Moritz) and the Legal Medicine personnel at Harvard. You can watch the original trailer, in which one of the actors thanks Harvard Medical School, below:


So join the Center for the History of Medicine for dinner and movie on February 24. The event is free, but seating is limited, so please register online here or email us at ContactChom@hms.harvard.edu. Pizza dinner will be provided. Corpus Delicti: the Doctor as the Detective will be available for viewing on L2 of the Countway after the showing.



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Pizza will be provided.

Minot Room, fifth floor
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
10 Shattuck Street, Boston MA 02115

Free and open to the public.

Registration is required. To register, use our online registration form or email us at ContactChom@hms.harvard.edu.

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