Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + +)

Our mystery movie is the 1941 MGM film “Unholy Partners,” which curiously enough has apparently never been released on DVD or even VHS.

"Unholy Partners"

Edward G. Robinson plays Bruce Corey, a newspaperman for the New York Daily Sentinel returning from World War I who has ideas about a new sort of newspaper – a smaller format that can be read easily on subways, as he is demonstrating in this scene.

Financing a new paper is a challenge so he turns to:

Underworld figure Merrill Lambert (Edward Arnold).

"Unholy Partners"

And he launches the New York Mercury.


“All the News All the Time.”

"Unholy Partners"
The Mercury pulls a number of stunts to boost circulation, and Laraine Day, as the voice of reason asks: “Aren’t you afraid of being sued?”

Answer: Well that’s another headline.

April 28, 2014, Mystery Photo

Monday’s mystery fellow is at the door!

(Back of the Head Guy is Charles Dingle).

April 29, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Tuesday, we have this mystery woman.


April 30, 2014, Mystery Photo

Here’s our dapper mystery chap for Wednesday. And no, it’s not Rudy Vallee from “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Really.

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery movie and cast), Jenny M (Tuesday’s mystery woman), Julie Merholz (mystery movie and cast), Don Danard (Tuesday’s mystery woman), Dewey Webb (Tuesday’s mystery woman/wrong movie), Lee Ann (Tuesday’s mystery woman), Barbara Klein (mystery movie and cast), Bob Hansen (Tuesday’s mystery woman)and Rick Scott (Tuesday’s mystery woman).



According to imdb, this actor’s scenes were deleted. Oops.

Update: Sorry, it turns out that imdb credits two people for the same role. My error entirely.  This is the second fellow credited to the role. My apologies to Don Danard for marking his answer wrong (which has since been rectified).


May 1, 2014, Mystery Photo

Note: Today’s post was delayed by a dead battery in my car.

For Thursday, on the right we have: Oh… Him.

Wednesday’s Mystery Photo No. 2 was interesting. Imdb lists two actors for a police inspector, C.C. (scenes deleted) and R.H. Further investigation shows that this is R.H. rather than C.C.

So here’s how yesterday’s answers break down:

Mary Mallory (Wednesday’s Mystery Man No. 1, C.C.), Julie Merholz (Wednesday Mystery Man No. 1, C.C.), Don Danard (R.H.), Valley Dave (mystery movie and cast), William (mystery movie and cast, plus R.H.), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and cast, plus R.H.) and Barbara Klein (Wednesday Mystery Man No. 1).

Barbara says: The man on the phone looks like R.H., who was uncredited, but not deleted. C.C.’s scenes were deleted, but man on phone doesn’t look like Mr. Cane. *confuzzled*

Barbara, so was I.

May 1, 2014, Mystery Photo
Here is a true mystery lady. I don’t recognize her and I’m not sure that she’s identified on imdb. She speaks a number of lines and has 20 seconds of screen time, but in those days, was not credited. Any ideas? (And I cropped out Back of the Head Guy, in case you are wondering).

If you would like a hint, email me.

May 2, 2014, Mystery Photo

And on the right…. Oh. Him.

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery Doughboy No. 2), Dewey Webb (mystery Doughboys Nos. 2 and 3), Jenny M (mystery movie and cast), Julie Merholz (Wednesday’s mystery cop, mystery doughboys), LC (mystery movie and cast), Mike Hawks (mystery doughboys), Barbara Klein (mystery doughboys), ValleyDave (Wednesday’s mystery cop, Doughboys Nos. 2 and 3) and Don Danard (mystery Doughboys Nos. 2 and 3).

Barbara suggests our mystery woman might be Connie Russell.

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

  1. Cal and Lulu says:

    Is that the guy who was murdered in Culver City?

  2. Jenny M says:

    Richard Attenborough

  3. Don Danard says:

    Don’t know the young man at the door but the older fella is William Edmunds.

  4. Jenny M says:

    Marsha Hunt

  5. Mary Mallory says:

    William T. Orr Monday, UNHOLY PARTNERS?

  6. juliemerholz says:

    Marsha Hunt

  7. juliemerholz says:

    Unholy Partners 1941

  8. Don Danard says:

    Today’s lady is Marsha Hunt

  9. DeweyWebb says:

    Marsha Hunt

  10. Lee Ann says:

    Is the lovely lady for Tuesday Marsha Hunt?

  11. DeweyWebb says:

    The Affairs Of Martha

  12. Barbara Klein says:

    I think the movie is “Unholy Partners,” so…
    Monday – William T. Orr
    Tuesday – Marsha Hunt

  13. Bob Hansen says:

    I think Tuesday’s woman is Marsha Hunt.

  14. Rick Scott says:

    Tuesday is Marsha Hunt

  15. Mary Mallory says:

    Walter Kingsford and Charles Cane today.

  16. juliemerholz says:

    Today we have Walter Kingsford and Charles Cane

  17. Don Danard says:

    Today, the man with glasses is Damian O’Flynn and the deleted gentleman is Robert Homans

  18. Gretchen says:

    I was just watching “How to Succeed” last night! Definitely not Rudy Vallee. The outfit is the same. I have no clue who he is, but even at first glance it’s easy to see who he isn’t.

  19. ValleyDave says:

    Monday: William T. Orr (rear shot looks like Charles Dingle ), Tuesday: Marsha Hunt, Wednesday: Walter Kingsford. Movie must be “Unholy Partners.”

  20. william says:

    “Unholy Partners” 1941, Marsha Hunt. The police inspector that was deleted would be Chas. Cane & the one in the clues today would be Robt Homans, (if I’m correct)

  21. Mike Hawks says:

    UNHOLY PARTNERS 1941 Wm. T. Orr, Marsha Hunt, Walter Kingsford, Robert Homans.

  22. Barbara Klein says:

    Wednesday – Walter Kingsford

  23. Barbara Klein says:

    The man on the phone looks like Robert Homans, who was uncredited, but not deleted. Charles Cane’s scenes were deleted, but man on phone doesn’t look like Mr. Cane. *confuzzled*

  24. Mary Mallory says:

    Don Beddoe in center today.

  25. DeweyWebb says:

    Don Beddoe, Frank Faylen

  26. Jenny M says:

    Unholy Partners with William T. Orr, Don Beddoe, And Frank Faylen.

  27. juliemerholz says:

    Wednesday’s second guy, Robert Homans, Today we have William T. Orr (how can he keep his hat on?, Don Beddoe and maybe Frank Faylen.

  28. LC says:

    This is Unholy Partners (1941) w/ William T. Orr, Marsha Hunt, Walter Kingsford, Frank Faylen. I will just bet that Edward G. , Edward Arnold, & Lorraine Day will be coming soon.

  29. Mike Hawks says:

    Don Beddoe and Frank Faylen join Mr. Orr today.

  30. Barbara Klein says:

    Thursday – Frank Faylen (the original Ernie of Bert and Ernie), with William T. Orr and Don Beddoe
    Mystery Woman – Connie Russell (maybe)

  31. ValleyDave says:

    Okay, so Wednesday’s man on the candlestick phone is Robert Homans, Thursday: soldier in the middle is Don Beddoe, soldier on right is Frank Faylen, don’t know “doughboy” on the left.

  32. Don Danard says:

    This is a little late, but that’s Don Beddoe in the middle and Frank Faylen on his left. Don’t know the chap on Beddoe’s right.

  33. DeweyWebb says:

    UNHOLY partners–could mystery woman be Connie Russell, whose scenes, per IMDB, were reportedly deleted? credits on this one are a hot mess

  34. Mary Mallory says:

    Don’t you mean our friend Eddie G. is on the left?

  35. Don Danard says:

    Well, I did a little browsing and the film is “Unholy Partners’, released in ’41.

  36. Benito says:

    Next to Eddie G. is Marcel Dalio [Casablanca, Pillow Talk], so the movie is UNHOLY PARTNERS [1941]. PS Guessing Tuesday’s wide eyed beauty is Marsha Hunt

  37. juliemerholz says:

    Well of course Eddie G and …Is that Roger Moore, Robert Young’s brother?

  38. Barbara Klein says:

    Friday – Marcel Dalio

  39. Mike Hawks says:

    Larry, must say i am correct on both counts for Beddoe and Faylen. Also today with E.G.R. is Marcel Dalio.

  40. Don Danard says:

    Alright Mr. Harnisch. It’s time for another Western !!!!!

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