The world turns while the RKO Pathe rooster stands still. Go figure.
This is “Panama Flo,” with Helen Twelvetrees, Robert Armstrong and Charles Bickford.
The movie opened Jan. 19, 1932, in New York. The New York Times said: “The story offers all the coherence, credibility and realism of a hasheesh dream, and it managed to confound a startled audience last night right down to the fade-out.” The movie opened March 26, 1932, in Los Angeles at the Hillstreet Theater. In an unsigned review, The Times generally praised the movie but considered Twelvetrees miscast.
Apparently this film has never been commercially released on DVD or even on VHS. It aired on TCM last year.
This week’s mystery movie opens with … stock footage of New York. In fact, so many movies open with this sort of shot that I’ve decided to start keeping track of them.
And Monday, we have a mystery woman and a mystery piano player.
Here’s a better look at our mystery piano player. Hoagy Carmichael he is not.
And for Tuesday, we have a mystery woman.
Please congratulate June (mystery movie and mystery woman), Lee Ann and Megan — what, where’s Thom? — (mystery woman), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and cast) and Dewey Webb (mystery movie and cast).
And for Wednesday, our mystery woman has a chat with a mystery chauffeur. (So mysterious that he isn’t identified in imdb).
Please congratulate David Inman (Monday’s mystery woman), Patrick (mystery movie and cast) and Bob Hansen (Tuesday’s mystery woman).
And for today, we have…
No, that’s the wrong movie. (This is “The Penguin Pool Murder” and Armstrong is questioning witness Edna May Oliver).
Oh ha, ha, ha. I suppose you think you’re being very funny.
Please congratulate Mike Hawks on identifying Wednesday’s mystery woman. Mike says our piano player is moonlighting as a chauffeur. Update: Mike says he has no idea who our chauffeur is.
For Friday, we have a mystery native girl….
You were expecting maybe …
this mystery fellow?
Please congratulate Don Danard (Monday’s mystery woman and Thursday’s mystery chap), Mary Mallory (mystery movie and cast), Chrisbo (Thursday’s mystery man), Ed (Thursday’s mystery man), LC (mystery movie and cast), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery gent), Benito (Thursday’s mystery man) and Barbara Klein (mystery movie and cast).