Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

June 28, 2011, Mystery Photo

Here’s another mystery photo from Steven Bibb’s collection!

[Update: Please congratulate Don Danard for identifying our mystery hero as Buddy Roosevelt. His mystery companion isn’t identified on the back of the picture, but Don says it is  Lafe McKee.]

Oct. 4, 1926, Bandit Buster The still is from “The Bandit Buster,” an Action Pictures production that received little coverage in The Times. IMDB identifies this as a 1926 film written by Richard Thorpe, however an Oct. 4, 1926, Times story says the scenario was by Betty Burbridge, a prolific writer of western films.

IMDB says “The Bandit Buster” premiered on Dec. 19, 1926, but it was apparently in general release  in 1927, according to Google’s news archive.

Roosevelt (d. 1973) appeared in several hundred films and was a member of the Screen Actors Guild for more than 50 years. According to IMDB McKee died in 1959. The Times did not publish an obituary.

Oct. 8, 1973, Buddy Roosevelt

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10 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    Isn’t that House Peters holding the gun?

  2. la peregrina says:

    I’m guessing Fred Thomson is the man on the right.

  3. Don Danard says:

    That sure looks like Buddy Roosevelt.
    So that’s my guess.

  4. Don Danard says:

    And …. the old Gentleman with Buddy is Lafe McKee

  5. Coto says:

    The guy on the left looks like Charlie Ruggles

  6. RJ says:

    George O’Brien on the right

  7. Gary Martin says:

    Harry Carrey?

  8. Rinky Dink says:

    Anybody else have the urge to write captions for photos like this? Right now I’m thinking:
    “Relax. It’s just everybody rushing over here from the LA Times website.”

  9. Stacia says:

    Looks like I’m gonna stink on the new Mystery Photos as much as I did on the old ones!

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