Category Archives: Mystery Photo

Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated)

And for Monday, we have a mystery gent with a bow tie.

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Movieland Mystery Photo — Tennessee Williams’ Edition

A member of the Brain Trust has called my attention to a gent appearing in the film of Tennessee Williams’ “Suddenly, Last Summer,” a movie I have never seen. Apparently this fellow, who plays Sebastian Venable, is unidentified and I … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1934 film “We Live Again,” directed by Rouben Mamoulian, starring Anna Sten and Fredric March.

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s movie has been the 1935 RKO film “Roberta,” with Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and  Randolph Scott. It was directed by William A. Seiter. “ Roberta” was based on Alice Duer Miller’s novel “Gowns by Roberta,” which … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + +)

This is the 1957 Warner Bros. film, directed by Howard W. Koch and starring Mamie Van Doren. It’s a rare exception to imdb’s practice of giving six or seven stars to every movie ever made.

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This is the 1924 film “Hot Water,” starring Harold Lloyd.

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This is “Montana Moon,” a 1930 MGM film directed by Malcolm St. Clair. And although the TCM write-up says the  film was shot on location in Montana, we have the famous train station in beautiful Chatsworth, jewel of the northwest … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + + )

This week’s movie has been the 1946 Columbia picture “The Devil’s Mask,” written and directed by Carlton E. Morse and based on the radio show “I Love a Mystery.”

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Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + )

This week’s movie was “The Earrings of Madame de…” based on the novel by Louise de Vilmorin

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Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + + )

This is the 1933 film “Girl Missing.” It opened in Los Angeles at the Warner Bros. Western Theater (now the Wiltern) on March 23, 1933, with “Untamed Africa.”

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Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + )

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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Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + + )

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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Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + + )

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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Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + + )

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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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

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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Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + + )

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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Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + + )

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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