Movieland Mystery Photo – Film Within a Film Edition [Updated ++]

Movieland Mystery Photo

And this would be?

Mystery Photo

Here’s another shot of our film within a film.

mystery photo

OK, last clew.
This is Dorothy McGuire in “The Spiral Staircase.”

Please congratulate Mike Hawks (1), Jenny M (2), LC (3) and Mete Sarabi (4) for identifying her and the film.

McGuire was identified by Patricia van Hartesveldt, Roget-L.A., Bob Levinson, Ed, Floyd Thursby and Gary Martin.

No one identified the silent film used in the movie, which imdb says is D.W. Griffith’s “The Sand of Dee.”

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16 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo – Film Within a Film Edition [Updated ++]

  1. Certainly a much later era attempting to re-create the early silent movie-going experience. My random guess is the underrated, ‘Nickelodeon’ from the mid-seventies.

  2. Mary Mallory says:

    Looks like Janet Gaynor and Charlie Farrell. Sunnyside Up?

  3. Gary Martin says:

    Just guessing …the couple in the lower right is Kay Francis and Leslie Howard…so the film is British Agent, 1934. On the screen it must be Orphans of the Storm ..the scene where the young girl is turned out.

  4. Mary Mallory says:

    Could that actually be Charles Morton with Janet, making it the lost film 4 Devils?

  5. Mike Hawks says:

    Finally got it. Dorothy McGuire in THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE.

  6. Patricia van Hartesveldt says:

    I’m pretty sure the third photo is Dorothy McGuire. Maybe in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?

  7. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Photo #3: Dorothy McGuire, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” (1945)?

  8. Bob Levinson says:

    Dorothy McGuire, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”

  9. Ed says:

    Is that Dorothy Mcguire

  10. Ed says:

    Is she Dorothy Maguire

  11. Jenny M says:

    The third photo is Dorothy McGuire in The Spiral Staircase.

  12. Floyd Thursby says:

    This is “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.”

  13. LC says:

    Dorothy McGuire in The Spiral Staircase

  14. Ed says:

    Dorothy Maguire in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  15. Gary Martin says:

    O.K. So here we have Dorothy McGuire in A Trees Grows in Brooklyn, 1945. As for the silent, I defer to the expert Mary Mollory. (It’s not Orphans in the Storm?) …btw…clue.

  16. Mete Sarabi says:

    I say the correct answer is “The Spiral Staircase” starring Dorothy McGuire.

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