Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + + )

This is the 1972 film “Pulp,” starring Michael Caine.

Notice that imdb is not always reliable: “Michael King is a seedy writer of sleazy pulp genre novels under a half dozen sensational pseudonyms whose ambition is to dictate 10,000 words per minute to stenographers a la Earle Stanley Gardner.”

April 14, 2014, Mystery Photo

I thought that after a couple of Lon Chaney silents, we should do something more contemporary. So, yes, our mystery fellow appears in color … and there’s sound!

April 15, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Tuesday, we have this mystery gent.

Please congratulate Patrick, Benito and Floyd Thursby for identifying our mystery movie and mystery chap.

April 16, 2014, Mystery Photo

Our mystery movie does have a sense of humor.


April 16, 2014, Mystery Photo


April 16, 2014, Mystery Photo


And for Wednesday, two shots of our mystery woman (this movie was made in the era of big hair, obviously).

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (Tuesday’s mystery chap), Patrick (Tuesday’s mystery chap), Julie Merholz (Tuesday’s mystery chap), Don Danard (Tuesday’s mystery chap), Wally Seely (Tuesday’s mystery chap), Michael Ryerson (mystery movie and cast), Rick (Tuesday’s mystery chap), Dewey Webb (Tuesday’s mystery chap), Floyd Thursby (Tuesday’s mystery chap), Roget-L.A. (Mystery movie and cast), Gary Martin (Tuesday’s mystery chap), David Inman (Tuesday’s mystery chap), LC (mystery movie and cast), Greg Clancy (Tuesday’s mystery chap),  Barbara Klein (Tuesday’s mystery chap), Bob Hansen (Tuesday’s mystery chap) and Rick Scott (Tuesday’s mystery chap).

Note to Floyd Thursby: All in good time, all in good time.

April 17, 2014, Mystery Photo

OK, Mr. Thursby, this (totally not) mystery woman is for you. (That’s Floyd Thursby, not Keith!). I have cropped out Back of the Head Guy, for which I am sure everyone is grateful.

Please congratulate Patrick (Wednesday’s mystery woman), Roget-L.A. (Wednesday’s mystery woman), Jenny M (mystery movie and cast), Michael Ryerson (Wednesday’s mystery woman) and Mike Hawks (Tuesday’s mystery chap). Mr. Ryerson, this was shot before camcorders existed. That’s a Super 8 movie camera!

April 18, 2014, Mystery Photo

As you must realize, I was in a quandary as to which star I would feature for Friday. Here’s what I decided.

Please congratulate Patrick (Thursday’s mystery woman), Mary Mallory (mystery movie and cast), Michael Ryerson (Thursday’s mystery woman),  Don Danard (mystery movie and cast), Julie Merholz (mystery movie and cast), Roget-L.A. (Thursday’s mystery woman), Gary Martin (mystery movie and cast), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and cast) and Barbara Klein (mystery movie and cast).

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

  1. Patrick says:

    Monday brings us the colorful and talkative Leopoldo Trieste who played the hapless landlord in Godfather 2. This still is from “Pulp” from 1972 which also starred Michael Caine and the recently departed Mickey Rooney.

  2. Is that Eddie Ryder in The Oscar (1966)?

  3. Don Danard says:

    Is this from “Bring Me the head of Alfredo Garcia”?

  4. Benito says:

    Guessing it’s PULP [1972] with Mickey Rooney as a wisecracking gangster. That would make Monday’s dude Leopoldo Trieste?

  5. dewey webb says:

    Cesare Danova

  6. Okay then, Anthony Quinn.

  7. not even an ‘interesting guess’?

  8. Floyd Thursby says:

    This is Leopoldo Trieste in “Pulp” from 1972.

  9. Bob Hansen says:

    I have to say: it looks like Nicholas Cage in blackface.

  10. Mary Mallory says:

    Lionel Stander today.

  11. Patrick says:

    Tuesday = Lionel Stander

  12. juliemerholz says:

    Tuesday, Lionel Stander

  13. Don Danard says:

    Today, it’s an elderly Lionel Stander.

  14. wally seeley says:

    Lionel Stander, blacklisted actor

  15. For Tuesday Lionel Stander.

  16. Rick says:

    looks like Lionel Stander today

  17. juliemerholz says:

    The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight ?

  18. Dewey Webb says:

    some lesser-known actor who looks a lot like Lionel Stander

  19. Floyd Thursby says:

    Lionel Stander for Tuesday. Looking forward to the devastating Lizabeth Scott.

  20. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Monday: Leopoldo Trieste?
    Tuesday: definitely Lionel Stander
    Mystery Movie: Pulp (1972)

  21. Gary Martin says:

    Surely everyone recognizes Tuesday’s gent as Lionel Standler. Since he made over 4000 films I will have to see some other players in order to narrow it down.

  22. David Inman says:

    Today’s guy is Lionel Stander — Monday’s guy is Clive Revill? In “Matilda”?

  23. LC says:

    Pulp 1972 w/Lionel Stander, Michael Caine and Mickey Rooney.

  24. Greg Clancey says:

    Lando Buzzanca and Lionel Stander in “Sex For Sale” (“San Pasquale Baylonne protettore delle donne”)

  25. Oh my gosh, is Mr. Monday Leopoldo Trieste? Who did such a wonderful turn in Godfather? Lol. That’s great. That makes the movie ‘Pulp’ (1972) with Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lizabeth Scott, Al Lettieri (another great Godfather alum) and the gamin-like Nadia Cassini.

  26. Barbara Klein says:

    Tuesday – Lionel Stander

  27. Bob Hansen says:

    Tuesday’s guy is Lionel Stander!

  28. Rick Scott says:

    Tuesday is Lionel Stander

  29. dewey webb says:


  30. Patrick says:

    Wednesday = Nadia Cassini

  31. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Wednesday: Nadia Cassini

  32. Jenny M says:

    Nadia Cassini in Pulp

  33. Wednesday’s camcording tart, Nadia Cassini

  34. Mike Hawks says:

    Lionel Stander for tuesday. As for the rest we shall see.

  35. Patrick says:

    Thursday = Lizabeth Scott

  36. Mary Mallory says:

    THE SENSUOUS SICILIAN and Ornella Muti.

  37. Mary Mallory says:

    PULP with Lizabeth Scott.

  38. On Thursday a no-longer youthful Lizabeth Scott proves that, all things being equal, ‘good bones’ prevail. And are you saying there’s no chance Nadia was camcording in anticipation of the invention of the tape deck? Besides there’s little poetry in ‘Super-8ing’.

  39. Don Danard says:

    Today it’s Lizabeth Scott in “Pulp”

  40. juliemerholz says:

    Pulp with Lizabeth Scott, Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Nadia Cassini, probably Wednesday.

  41. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Thursday: Lizabeth Scott

  42. Gary Martin says:

    Although I was not aware that she made films as late as ’72 the Thursday lady certainly looks to be Lizbeth Scott and so the film would be “Pulp”.

  43. Mike Hawks says:

    Now that Lizabeth Scott has turned up we know the movie is PULP 1972.

  44. Barbara Klein says:


    Monday – Leopoldo Trieste
    Tuesday – Lionel Stander
    Wednesday – Nadia Cassini
    Thursday – Lizbeth Scott

  45. Floyd Thursby says:

    Thursday’s lady is Emma Matzo.

  46. Mary Mallory says:

    Mickey Rooney today.

  47. Patrick says:

    Friday = Mickey Rooney as he appears in a portrait in “Pulp”.

  48. And on Friday a detail of a somewhat stylized portrait of a younger Preston Gilbert (Mickey Rooney), a former gangster star (based loosely on George Raft) which hangs in his house.

  49. DeweyWebb says:


  50. Mike Hawks says:

    the late Mickey Rooney.

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