Category Archives: Mystery Photo

Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + )

And for Monday, we have a mystery elevator operator.

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This is the 1939 film “Captain Fury,” which for some mysterious reason isn’t out on DVD or VHS and is only available on the gray market.

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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 … Continue reading

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This week’s movie is “Let Us Be Gay” (1930). A March 4, 1930, article in the Los Angeles Times about the making of the film said that some sequences were to be in Technicolor. “It may, in fact, be done … Continue reading

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This is “City for Conquest,” produced by James Cagney’s brother William.  Directed by Anatole Litvak, with cinematography by Sol Polito and James Wong Howe.  

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This is “Shield for Murder,” requested by Julie Merholz, who says that she watched some of the filming when she was a student at Beverly Hills High (scene of the swimming pool sequence). Thanks, Julie!  

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This week’s mystery movie was “Black Angel,” as requested by B.J. Merholz. Thanks, B.J. And if you have a mystery movie request, email me here.  

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This is “Princesse Tam Tam”  with Josephine Baker. You can also find it online, although there are no subtitles. And thanks to glcrumpacker for the suggestion. If you would like to request a mystery movie, drop me a line. “Princesse … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo — Request Time

His Excellency wants to know if you have a request for an upcoming mystery movie. The Daily Mirror archives are spotty, so I can’t guarantee that I’ll have a copy, but if you have a request, drop me an email.

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Neon Mystery Photo (Updated)

Craby Joe’s may be gone, but it lives on in what rock video? (And no, this isn’t “Barfly.”) Answer: The video is … “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top (1983). Craby Joe’s appears at about the 2:15 mark.

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + +)

This is “Holy Matrimony,” a rather silly movie with one of those preposterous plots in which logic is thrown out the window, but watchable because of the performances, especially if you only know Monty Woolley from “The Man Who Came … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo — The TCM Singing Cowboy … SOLVED!

Credit to Mike Hawks. This is Joe Morrison in “La Fiesta de Santa Barbara.” I know everybody who reads the Daily Mirror has seen our friend the TCM Singing Cowboy. Whoever does the introductions for “TCM Extras” loves the singing … Continue reading

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This week’s mystery movie is “Ziegfeld Girl.”

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

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This week’s mystery movie was the 1965 film “Once a Thief,” written by Zekial Marko (our mystery man for Tuesday) and directed by Ralph Nelson, with longtime Alfred Hitchcock cinematographer Robert Burks (“North by Northwest” and “Vertigo” among many others). … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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This is “While the City Sleeps,” and although we did Lon Chaney’s “Mr. Wu” recently, I thought it was worth looking at “While the City Sleeps” because a rooftop shootout and another scene provide early glimpses of Los Angeles City … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

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