Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated ++++]

Nov. 3, 2011, Mystery Photo
And for Thursday, here’s another mystery chap!

Update: This is Nils Asther (d. 1981) Feb. 2, 1928, Nils Asther
Feb. 2, 1928: Nils Asther signs with MGM.

Nov. 4, 2011, Mystery Photo
Here’s another picture of our mystery chap – with a mustache. Please congratulate Steven Bibb, Mike Hawks, Eve Golden, Megan Lee and Thom, and Mary Mallory for identifying him!

Update: Nils Asther with Greta Garbo in “The Single Standard.”

Why it’s our mystery chap with a [if you miss this one you are hopeless] mystery companion. Please congratulate Bob Hansen and Gregory Moore for identifying him].

Nov. 6, 2011, Mystery Photo
Update: Nils Asther with his wife, Vivian Duncan.

Here’s our mystery fellow with another mystery companion. Please congratulate Dewey Webb, Pat van Hartesveldt and Don Danard for identifying our mystery fellow and Mary Mallory for identifying yesterday’s “mystery companion.” Mary and Mike Hawks also identified the film.

Nov. 7, 2011, Mystery Photo
Update: Nils Asther on the set of “Storm at Daybreak” with twins Betty and Beverly Crane. Please congratulate Mike Hawks for identifying the movie!

Here’s our mystery fellow with TWO mystery companions! Julie Merholz and Rick have identified our mystery fellow. Julie and Bob Hansen also identified yesterday’s mystery companion, as did Dewey Webb.

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28 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated ++++]

  1. Steven Bibb says:

    Nils Asther

  2. Well, I don’t know who it is but I know it’s not Phillip Dorn.

  3. Mike Hawks says:

    This is a very young Nils Asther.

  4. Eve says:

    The lovely Nils Asther?

  5. Megan, Lee and Thom says:

    Nils Asther :)

  6. Mary Mallory says:

    Right ethnicity, wrong name. Nils Asther.

  7. Don Danard says:

    Mike states he doesn’t know who it is but it’s not Phillip Dorn.
    I don’t know who it is anyway!!

  8. dewey webb says:

    Bose Hadleigh?

  9. Bob Hansen says:

    OK, now I recognize Nils Asther.

  10. Gregory Moore says:

    Nils Asther.

  11. Mary Mallory says:

    He’s with Greta Garbo today.

  12. Mary Mallory says:


  13. dewey webb says:

    Nils Asther

  14. Mike Hawks says:

    Nils is with Garbo from THE SINGLE STANDARD.

  15. Pat van Hartesveldt says:

    Nils Asther?

  16. Don Danard says:

    Well, rather than be considered hopeless, I’ll guess it’s Nils Asther.

  17. dewey webb says:

    Vivian Duncan

  18. Bob Hansen says:

    I know I already got in on this, but wasn’t sure if you wanted us to identify Vivian Duncan, who was Nils’s wife (for a little while).

  19. juliemerholz says:

    Greta Garbo

    Vivian Duncan

  20. Rick says:

    Nils Asther

  21. Mary Mallory says:

    With Mary McAllister today?

  22. Mary Mallory says:

    Vivian Duncan yesterday, where’s Rosetta? do you have a photo from Letty Lynton, to tie in with a post of about a month ago?

  23. Mike Hawks says:

    The photo from sunday shows Nils with wife Vivian Duncan. Todays photo is from STORM AT DAYBREAK 1933, no idea about the girls.

  24. Don Danard says:

    Are they the Duncan sisters?

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