Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)


March 31, 2014, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have: “Oh… Him.”


April 1, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Tuesday we have “Oh…. Her!”

Please congratulate Julie Merholz for identifying our mystery movie and, for identifying our mystery chap: Michael Ryerson, David Inman, Kent, Mary Mallory, Dan, Eve, Arye Michael Bender, Bob Levinson, Patrick, Herb Nichols, Valley Dave,  Jenny M, Mike Hawks, Bob Hansen, Floyd Thursby, Jo Anne, Don Danard, Moviepas, Greg Clancey, Patrice, Rick Scott, Bert Harbinson and Dan Nather.  And I guess half-credit to Dewey Webb.


April 2, 2014, Mystery Photo

Then for Wednesday, we have “Oh… Them!” two stalwarts of the 1930s.

Please congratulate Michael Ryerson (mystery movie and cast), Patrick (mystery movie), Julie Merholz (Tuesday’s mystery woman), Dewey Webb (Tuesday’s mystery woman) and Brutii (Monday’s mystery gent).


And here’s our leading lady in one of the big production numbers from our mystery film. What’s not to like about that hat?

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery movie and cast), David Inman (mystery movie and cast), Michael Ryerson (Wednesday’s mystery gents), Julie Merholz (Wednesday’s mystery gents), Jenny M (mystery movie and cast), Rick Scott (mystery movie and cast), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and cast), Patrick (Wednesday’s mystery gents) and Floyd Thursby (mystery movie and cast).

April 4, 2014, Mystery Photo

Yeah, yeah, yeah. For Friday, you were expecting our leading man in one of his few appearances without his mustache. But you know what he looks like and besides…. this (utterly not) mystery fellow is wearing a newsboy cap!

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery woman), Michael Ryerson (Thursday’s mystery woman), Dewey Webb (mystery movie and cast), Jenny M (Thursday’s mystery woman), Julie Merholz (Thursday’s mystery woman), Herb Nichols (mystery movie and cast), Benito, who says Thursday’s mystery woman “Looks like a White Maleficent,” Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery woman) and LC (one of Wednesday’s mystery gents).


OK, OK, here he is.

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

  1. David Inman says:

    Roscoe “Shapley’s the name” Karns.

  2. He has that Victor Jory worried look but no cleft chin, face not long enough and parts his hair on the wrong side. Apart from all that he’s a dead ringer. I’ve no other ideas.

  3. juliemerholz says:

    You And Me 1938

  4. Kent says:

    That is Roscoe Karns. He liked them Shapely in “It Happened One Night.”

  5. Dan says:

    Roscoe Karns?

  6. Eve says:

    Roscoe Karns!

  7. :Dewey Webb says:

    Roscoe somebody. These”Oh. . .him.” ” Oh. .. .her.” things are more frustrating of heads shots! Yes, he does look Victor Jory’s less well-grounded brother. Victor Killian, maybe.

  8. :Dewey Webb says:

    Lee Tracy?

  9. :Dewey Webb says:

    “back of heads” shots

  10. juliemerholz says:

    Cain and Mabel

  11. aryedirect says:

    Roscoe Karns who, accompanied by the strains of an electric organ, would morph into Rocky King, detective.

  12. Patrick says:

    Monday = Roscoe Karns

  13. Cal and Lulu says:

    Aha! I got it, for once Wendall Corey!!!

  14. ValleyDave says:

    Sure looks like Roscoe Karns, right down to the spitcurl.

  15. Jenny M says:

    Roscoe Karns

  16. Mike Hawks says:

    Roscoe Karnes.

  17. Bob Hansen says:

    It’s the ubiquitous Roscoe Karns!

  18. Floyd Thursby. says:

    Roscoe Karns for Monday.

  19. Jo Anne says:

    Rosco Karn I may have spelled the name wrong but I know the face!!!

  20. Don Danard says:

    Roscoe Karnes, that’s who!

  21. moviepas says:

    Roscoe Karns. Was in It Happened One Night(1934) amongst many others including an early short at Paramount with Cary Grant.

  22. Greg Clancey says:

    Roscoe Karns

  23. Patrice says:

    Roscoe Karns?

  24. Rick Scott says:

    Roscoe Karns…need more hints for the movie

  25. Bert Harbinson says:

    Roscoe Karnes

  26. Dan Nather says:

    Yeah, him — the ever-popular Roscoe Karns.

  27. Pert Kelton (with Roscoe Karns making this ‘Cain and Mabel’ 1936).

  28. Patrick says:

    “Cain and Mabel” from 1936.

  29. :Dewey Webb says:

    Pert Kelton?

  30. brutii says:

    It’s Roscoe Karnes! (Really enjoyed him in the “Rocky King – Detective” tv series.)

  31. Mary Mallory says:

    CAIN AND MABEL. Pert Kelton yesterday, Walter Catlett and Hobart Cavanaugh today.

  32. David Inman says:

    Walter Catlett and Hobart Cavanaugh, which must make this “Cain and Mabel.”

  33. William Collier, Sr and Hobart Cavanaugh

  34. juliemerholz says:

    Walter Catlett and Hobart Cavanaugh

  35. Jenny M says:

    Cain and Mabel with Rosco Karns, Pert Kelton, Walter Catlett, and Hobart Cavanaugh.

  36. Rick Scott says:

    Tuesday was Pert Kelton (long before Alice Kramden)..Wednesday is Walter Catlett and Hobart Cavanaugh. The film is Cain and Mabel.

  37. Okay, make that Walter Catlett and Hobart Cavanaugh.

  38. Mike Hawks says:

    Pert Kelton joins Walter Catlett and Hobart Cavanaugh in CAIN AND MABEL 1936.

  39. Patrick says:

    Wednesday = Walter Catlett and Hobart Cavanaugh.

  40. Floyd Thursby says:

    Wednesday is Walter Catlett in “Cain and Mabel.”

  41. Mary Mallory says:

    Miss Marion Davies today.

  42. DeweyWebb says:

    Cain and Mabel

    Great little, not so great movie (except for oblivious stagehand famously wandering across background in big production numer)

  43. Jenny M says:

    Marion Davies

  44. juliemerholz says:

    Marion Davies and tomorrow should be Clark Gable

  45. herb nichols says:

    marion davies and walter catlett in cain and mabel

  46. Benito says:

    Thursday’s girl is Marion Davies. Looks like a White Malificent.

  47. Mike Hawks says:

    Marion Davies looks a bit uncomfortable.

  48. DeweyWebb says:

    I meant “great tiltle,” not “great little”

    that darn spell check!

  49. DeweyWebb says:


  50. LC says:

    Walter Catlett on Wednesday.

  51. Well, it’s Allen Jenkins in the newsboy cap and, finally, William Collier, Sr. on the left.

  52. Mary Mallory says:

    William Collier Sr. and Allan Jenkins.

  53. juliemerholz says:

    William Collier, Sr. and Allen Jenkins

  54. Patrick says:

    Friday = William Collier, Sr. and Allen Jenkins.

  55. Mike Hawks says:

    William Collier, Sr. and Allen Jenkins.

  56. LC says:

    Just as I suspected, Cain and Mabel 1936.

  57. la peregrina says:

    Monday is Roscoe Karns (I remember watching him in the TV show Hennessy.)
    Tues is Pert Kelton (Ralph’s wife in early Honeymooners)
    Weds is some guy with Hobart Cavanaugh
    Thurs is poor Marion Davies
    Friday is Allen Jenkins (Office Dibble on Top Cat)

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