Mystery Woman (film)

Mystery Woman is a 1935 American thriller film directed by Eugene Forde and written by Philip MacDonald. The film stars Mona Barrie, Gilbert Roland, John Halliday, Rod La Rocque, Mischa Auer and Billy Bevan. The film was released on January 8, 1935, Fox Film Corporation.[1][2][3]

Mystery Woman
Directed byEugene Forde
Produced byJohn Stone
Screenplay byPhilip MacDonald
Story byDudley Nichols
Edward E. Paramore Jr.
StarringMona Barrie
Gilbert Roland
John Halliday
Rod La Rocque
Mischa Auer
Billy Bevan
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • January 8, 1935 (1935-01-08)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited States


Top-secret documents being transported by French captain Jacques Benoit are stolen in Constantinople, resulting in his arrest and sentencing to Devil's Island. Determined to vindicate him, wife Margaret learns that Jacques had met wealthy Dr. Van Wyke in transit. Suspecting him, she books passage on an ocean liner to New York City under an assumed name and schemes to meet Van Wyke during the voyage.

Attracting romantic interest from passenger Juan Santanda as well as from Van Wyke, she finds the stolen documents and tries to hide them. Santanda turns out to be a jewel thief. When she explains her true identity and purpose, he uses a blowtorch to open a safe and help her retrieve the documents, then sacrifices his own life when she is trapped, staying behind as he and Van Wyke kill one another. Jacques Benoit is released and presented the Legion of Honor medal.



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  2. F.S.N. (1935-01-09). "Movie Review - Mystery Woman - The Stolen Papers". Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  3. "Mystery Woman". Retrieved 2015-10-17.

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