Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated ++]

April 18, 2012, Mystery Photo

Here’s another photo from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb!

[Update: This is Henry Armetta with John Garfield in “Dust Be My Destiny.”]

Just about everybody recognized one or both of our mystery guests (although Herb Nicholas threw me a curve by using the birth name of the chap on the left – went right past me). Bob Duncan was first, followed by Dewey Webb, Michael Ryerson, RJ, Richard Heft, Benito (half credit). Jenny M, Mike Hawks, William Stansel (half credit), Sarah (half credit), Mary Mallory, Gregory Moore (half credit), Gary Martin (half credit), Don Danard, Bob Hansen, (half credit) and Rick Scott.

April 19, 2012, Mystery Photo

Please congratulate Dan Nather for identifying our main mystery chap… Our mystery lady remains an enigma.

[Update: This is Henry Armetta with Catharine Doucet in “Wake Up and Dream,” 1934.]

April 20, 2012, Mystery Photo

And for Friday, our mystery fellow has a mystery companion.

[Update: This is Henry Armetta with Bobby Breen in “Let’s Sing Again.”]

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32 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated ++]

  1. Bob Duncan says:

    The individual on the right is Henry Armetta who played a stereotyped Italian type in many films in the 1930s. He was especially funny in the Laurel & Hardy film “Fra Diavolo”…

  2. dewey webb says:

    John Garfield & Henry Armetta, maybe in Dust Be My Destiny

  3. Well it’s clearly John Garfield on the left. Unfortunately I don’t recognise the gentleman on the right.

  4. RJ says:

    Henry Armetta

  5. RJ says:

    (with John Garfield)

  6. Richard Heft says:

    John Garfield and Henry Armetta in DUST BE MY DESTINY?

  7. Could be one of the many faces and nationalities of J. Carrol Naish.

  8. Benito says:

    John Garfield. Don’t know the stiff.

  9. Jenny M says:

    John Garfield and Henry Armetta in “Dust Be My Destiny.”

  10. Mike Hawks says:

    This is John Garfield and Henry Armetta from DUST BE MY DESTINY 1939.

  11. Wm. Stansel says:

    John Garfield, J. Carrol Naish….Humoresque.

  12. Wm. Stansel says:

    John Garfield, J. Carrol Naish…..Humoresque

  13. Sarah says:

    John Garfield.

  14. Gary Martin says:

    We have Tom Neal on the left and on the right I am reminded of Pedro Armenderiz but that’s a guess. Of Tom Neal’s 8000 movies i haven’t a clue which one this is.”Take the Money and Run”?

  15. Mary Mallory says:

    Just now seeing this. John Garfield and the great Henry Armetta.

  16. Gregory Moore says:

    That’s Henry Armetta on the right…not sure of the mug in the fedora. Is it from “I Stole a Million,” 1939?

  17. Gary Martin says:

    On the other hand it could be John Garfield and Thomas Gomez in Detour, 1945.

  18. Don Danard says:

    Henry Armetta with John Garfield

  19. Bob Hansen says:

    Are they Abner Biberman and Henry Armetta?

  20. Rick Scott says:

    John Garfield and Henry Armetta…the film escapes me.

  21. dewey webb says:

    Gertrude Astor

  22. Dan Nather says:

    That’s Henry Armetta — on the right in the first picture, and on the left in the second . . .

  23. dewey webb says:

    kid looks like Bobby Breen

  24. dewey webb says:

    Now I get it–these stills are not even from same movie! So kid IS Bobby Breen with Armetta in (probably) Let’s Sing Again, and the gal might be Maude Eburne.

  25. Benito says:

    Is that lad Freddie Bartholomew?

  26. Mike Hawks says:

    Henry is shown here with Bobby Breen. Since they made three movies together I will vote for LET’S SING AGAIN 1936.

  27. Bob Hansen says:

    I think the boy is Bobby Breen?

  28. Don Danard says:

    Bobby Breen with Henry Armetta in “Fisherman’s Wharf” 1939.

  29. Bob Levinson says:

    John Garfield and Henry Armetta

  30. Gary Martin says:

    This is adding up to verify my first assumption: the Italian fellow is Henry Armetta with John Garfield in Dust be my Destiny and in the last foto he is with Bobby Breen in Let’s Sing Again.
    If I were not so lazy I would find out who the mystery lady is …Gladys George? I always recall Henry in the great bed department episode of the Marx Bros. in The Big Store.

  31. dewey webb says:

    So who is the gal?

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