Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + +)

Sept. 16, 2013, Mystery Photo

And here’s Monday’s mystery photo!

Sept. 17, 2013, Mystery Photo

And for Tuesday, a mystery gent.

Please congratulate Patrick and Dewey Webb for identifying our mystery film and cast — impressive, no? And congratulate Rick for identifying the mystery gent on the right.

Sept. 18, 2013, Mystery Photo

Who should not to be confused with this gent.

Please congratulate Julie Merholz (with input from B.J.) for identifying our mystery film and cast and Patrick for identifying Tuesday’s mystery chap.

Sept. 19, 2013, Mystery Photo

And for Thursday, a mystery woman and a mystery companion.

Please congratulate Rick for identifying our mystery movie and cast.

Yes, Wednesday’s mystery elder was a time warp to another movie. Please congratulate Patrick for identifying him.

Sept. 20, 2013, Mystery Photo

See, I told you everybody would recognize the mystery movie by Friday.

Please congratulate William, Don Danard and Barbara Klein for identifying our mystery cast and film!

Thursday’s mystery guests have been identified by Patrick and Julie Merholz (that one was for you, B.J.)

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43 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + +)

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    A young Lloyd Bridges?

  2. Patrick says:

    Robert Mitchum, Elsa Martinelli and Jack Hawkins in “Rampage” from 1963.

  3. Gary Martin says:

    To our left …Rod Taylor.

  4. Mary Mallory says:

    George Nader and Rod Steiger?

  5. Patricia Ann says:

    Is the guy on the left—Troy Donahue ?

  6. Gary Martin says:

    Left to right: Angie Dickinson, Roger Moore, and Peter Finch in The Sins of Rachel Cage (Cadge?).

  7. william says:

    Laurence Harvey

  8. DeweyWebb says:

    Mitchum, Martinelli and Hawkins in Rampage

  9. Rogét-L.A. says:

    The backs of Joseph Campanella and Ralph Bellamy?

  10. Earl Boebert says:

    Long Shot: Ed Sullivan on the right, in Bye Bye Birdie

  11. LC says:

    Joseph Campanella, the middle man.

  12. Rick says:

    Jack Hawkins on the right

  13. Mary Mallory says:

    THE PINK JUNGLE, and Eva Renzi Monday.

  14. Patrick says:

    Tuesday = Stefan Schnabel

  15. juliemerholz says:

    Rampage… Jack Hawkins back of the head on Monday, Stefan Schnabel on Tuesday, also
    staring Robert Mitchum and Elsa Martinelli

  16. juliemerholz says:

    B.J. says Sabu is the star of the movie.

  17. Gary Martin says:

    It must be George Kennedy.

  18. william says:

    Monday…Van Heflin

  19. Patrick says:

    Wednesday: We must have switched films; this looks like John Young in “Life of Brian” from 1979.

  20. Benito says:

    Wednesday’s chap looks like Leo G. Carroll!

  21. DeweyWebb says:

    Grampage!

  22. Rick says:

    The movie is Rampage – Robet Mitchum, Jack Hawkins, Elsa Martinelli

  23. Gary Martin says:

    You’re so confident we wil know this man I hesitate to say that he is James Whitmore.

  24. Mary Mallory says:

    Andrew Duggan Tuesday.

  25. Cal and Lulu says:

    So who are these people? Are you ever going to tell us ?

  26. Patrick says:

    Thursday it’s back to “Rampage” with Cely Carillo and Sabu.

  27. DeweyWebb says:

    If I read this right, there is now a co-mingling of movies? This is getting really confusing. . .if not unfathomable. . .

  28. william says:

    “Rampage”. 1963, Robt Mitchum, Jack Hawkins, Sabu. Im no expert on Hollywood but this one really was a big “goof” for me as the first instant, Monday, I instantly thought “Mitchum” was standing there & then I was too inept to connect him so I veered way off. Sabu did the trick for me!.

  29. Don Danard says:

    Today’s Mystery Man … don’t know the lady … is Sabu. So I’d say the movie is “Rampage”.
    The older man with the headband is Stefan Schnabel. And the stars were Robert Mitchum, Jack Hawkins and Elsa Martinelli.

  30. Barbara Klein says:


    “Rampage” starring Elsa Martinelli, Robert Mitchum, Jack Hawkins, Stefan Schnabel, Emile Genest, Cely Carillo, and Sabu.

  31. Don Danard says:

    On another matter entirely, Larry……was wondering why you rarely use Mystery shots from Westerns; old or middle aged or new. I guess it’s because they, the older ones, are favourites of mine, having grown up with the likes of Don “Red” Barry, The Three Mesquiteers, “Wild” Bill Elliott and the rest of the gang. As mentioned…just wondering.
    Regards

    • lmharnisch says:

      Don, that’s a short question with a long answer.

      I’m of a (somewhat) younger generation, but as a baby boomer with unrestricted access to TV (what? Your parents wouldn’t let you watch “The Untouchables?”) I saw at least one episode of pretty much every TV Western of the 1950s and the early 1960s. One of my earliest recollections is going over backward on my rocking horse while chasing the bad guys with Hopalong Cassidy.

      I loved Hopalong, Cisco and Pancho, Paladin, and probably most of all “Maverick” but only the ones with James Garner. The Jack Kelly episodes were a disappointment and I refused to even watch Roger Moore. But I lost interest in the era of the “adult Westerns.” I don’t think I watched more than one episode of “The Big Valley” or “The Virginian” and I didn’t like “Bonanza” once Pernell Roberts left the show (yes, I am dating myself). “Gunsmoke?” — meh. But I did like the radio show with William Conrad, which used to air on KNX, along with William Boyd and Andy Clyde in the “Hopalong” radio shows.

      At one point in Tucson, Channel 11, the bargain-basement local independent station, ran all the “Three Mesquiteers” on Sunday mornings, so I got acquainted with them. (And yes, I watched them film “Death Valley Days” and “The High Chaparral” in Old Tucson).

      But as the years passed, I became less enchanted with Westerns, for a number of reasons. The Westerns you’re talking about had really low production values and the surviving prints are usually awful. I really had to hunt around to find a decent print of any Western as a tribute to Grant Lockhart back in February.

      There are times when it seems odd, because I have an enduring relationship with the Autry Museum (that’s the reason we came to L.A. in the 1980s) and I met Gene Autry several times, along many other Western stars, from Monte Hale to Chuck Connors, etc. I remember Gail Davis doing a personal appearance and being so worried that nobody would remember her. And she filled the theater.

      But to be honest, I don’t find the plots of the old Westerns terribly involving and to be truthful, I cannot bear to watch what they did to horses in the old movies. (The end of “Broadway Bill” was not a happy moment for me.)

      These days I’m limited in what I have for mystery photos. Without a voluminous library of movie stills, I have to rely on screen captures and I have very few Westerns among my DVDs other than the standards like “High Noon,” “Stagecoach,” “Blood on the Moon,” the “Cavalry Trilogy,” etc.

      But you raise a good point and I was thinking only yesterday that I should do more Westerns. I’ll keep it in mind and thanks for asking!

      • Cal and Lulu says:

        For us “Sooner than the Boomers” aka “The Lost Generation” early TV in L.A.consisted of 7 channels. There wasn’t much real programming at that time so Wrestling, Hollywood Stars Baseball games and Westerns were the “filler du jour.” The first westerns we saw were the real “oaters” The Stars of the time: “Bob Steele” Johnny Mack Brown, Lash La Rue, Crash Corrigan, Ken Maynard, his brother Kermit Maynard, Monty Montana, Tim Holt and of course Gene Autry , Roy Rogers, and, Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd). A few of these actors were legitimate stage and successful movie actors prior to that. Boyd can still be seen in dramatic roles on the movies in the 1930′s. Bob Steele came from a show business and acting family. Bob had a twin brother who acted with him in some successful. short film series. He was also in some of the Three Mesquiteers movies as well. Bob was very athletic, yet (only 5’6″ tall, on his tiptoes), but was reputed to do a lot of his own stunt work. Bob was a really nice guy and we had a chance to meet him at the Joe Kirkwood Golf Driving Range in North Hollywood in the early 60′s. He was a working actor and could be seen in “heavy” parts in a Bogart movie or two. They all had a story, and they filled a great programming gap in early Television. KTLA, Channel 5 was one of the first TV channels in the country, (if not the first). One other important actor in made for TV western series at the time was Leo Carrillo, (Pancho of the Cisco Kid Series). Leo was a very successful legitimate stage actor before the advent of Television as we know it. Carrillo was a famous icon in Los Angeles for many years. At the end of the day, Westerns and the actors who worked in them were very important role models for the youth of the time. To understand the morals and values of the “Lost Generation”
        (1935-1960) this form of entertainment is one of the keys.

  32. Mary Mallory says:

    RAMPAGE. Monday and Today Robert Mitchum, Jack Hawkins, and Elsa Whitinelli. Sabu yesterday.

  33. Mike Hawks says:

    RAMPAGE 1963 Mitchum, Martinelli, Hawkins

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