Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

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  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update: This is the filming of “The Domino Principle” in the mess hall at San Quentin in a photo stamped May 7, 1976. On the jump, Roderick Mann’s first-rate profile of “Domino” star Gene Hackman, in which he talks about taking some roles for the money and being disappointed that “The Conversation” failed. I suppose that in 1978 “The Conversation” did seem like a failure, but it’s a terrific movie.]

I apologize for the obvious seam in this oversized print but I wanted to run the full photo rather than only what my scanner can accommodate in one pass.

[Updated 7:07 a.m. A previous version of this post said the photo was stamped 1978. The stamp says 1976]

 

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  Dec. 31, 1978, Gene Hackman  

  Dec. 31, 1978, Gene Hackman  

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Here’s the mystery camera….

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… mystery lighting on location…

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… a mystery mural …

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… a mystery crowd…

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[Update: Stanley Kramer, left, Mickey Rooney and Gene Hackman.]

and (entirely not) mystery talent!

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21 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  1. James Curtis says:

    The gentleman at the left is Stanley Kramer. Behind him is Mickey Rooney, and at the right is Gene Hackman. That must mean the film is DOMINO PRINCIPLE.

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  2. Dewey Webb says:

    The Domino Principle

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  3. Mary mallory says:

    Gene Hackman in THE DOMINO PRINCIPLE.

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  4. Mary mallory says:

    And that’s director Stanley Kramer wearing the name tag with white hair. Now I have to discover what and where that mural is!

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  5. Pat in Michigan says:

    The Domino Principle

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  6. MichaelRyerson says:

    The Domino Principle (1977), Gene Hackman (of course), Stanley Kramer (only slightly less of course)

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  7. MichaelRyerson says:

    And Mickey Rooney in the glasses.

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  8. herb nichols says:

    the domino principle with gene hackman and mickey rooney directed by stanley kramer

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  9. Steven Moshlak says:

    Mystery talent? Gene Hackman, Mickey Rooney and Stanley Kramer.
    The Movie? “The Domino Principle” (1977)
    The mural? How about San Quentin Prison and the art work is by Alfredo Santos (1953)

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  10. benito says:

    Gene Hackman and Mickey Rooney in a prison movie? Probably The Domino Principle [1977]. Nice mural, too.

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  11. gary martin says:

    Hackman, Rooney, Kramer, and Panavision camera …has to be The Domino Principle 1977.

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  12. elsie says:

    From the Domino Principle?

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  13. elsie says:

    From the Domino Principle?

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  14. Karen says:

    The Domino Principle. Directed by Stanley Kramer. That looks like Gene Hackman and Mickey Rooney in the close-ups.

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  15. Cold in PHX says:

    Hmmm, Hackman, Rooney and I think Stanley Kramer. I guess the Domino Principle. Thanks, IMDB.

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  16. LC says:

    That’s Gene Hackman.

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  17. Arye Michael Bender says:

    The amazing Stanley Kramer and Gene Hackman are clearly present identify the film as ‘The Domino Principle’. It was one of Kramer’s last movies as producer/director. During his long career, Kramer was responsible for such classics as ‘Inherit the Wind’, ‘The Wild One’, ‘High Noon’, and ‘Judgement at Nuremberg’. He also made the overblown, ‘It’s a Mad (multiple Mad’s) World’.

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  18. LC says:

    The Domino Principle. Also, that’s Mickey Rooney walking with the sunglasses.

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  19. Rogét-L.A. says:

    “The Domino Principle” (1977), directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Mickey Rooney and Gene Hackman.

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  20. Jim says:

    In the 1st and 6th photo, the man in the jacket with the white rectangular patch on it looks like director Stanley Kramer.

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  21. Sandy says:

    Gene Hackman in the Riot

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