Movieland Mystery Photo – Newsboy Cap Edition [Updated +]

Movieland Mystery Photo

Almost everybody wears a newsboy cap in this film. What could it be?
[Please congratulate Dewey Webb, Mike Hawks, Don Danard, Mary Mallory and Rotter for identifying the movie — or our mystery fellow in the incredible sweater. ]

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Yes, this movie is a bonanza of newsboy caps.

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They’re everywhere!

Yes, pretty much everybody wears a newsboy cap in this movie…

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Well, almost everybody.

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There’s even a newsboy cap in the credits.

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13 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo – Newsboy Cap Edition [Updated +]

  1. Looks like the overripe, “The Music Man”. Campy even in its time.


  2. dewey webb says:

    Terry Kilburn in (maybe) National Velvet


  3. Mike Hawks says:

    I vote for Terry Kilburn in NATIONAL VELVET.


  4. Barry OB says:

    MGM musical “Good News”?


  5. Don Danard says:

    The young man wearing that ghastly sweater looks like Terry Kilburn to me.
    But I don’t know the title of the film.


  6. Don Danard says:

    And if checking is allowed, he’s identified as “Newsboy” on the street in “Random Harvest”.
    But that still doesn’t excuse him for wearing that dreadful sweater !!


  7. Don Danard says:

    Oops! My mistake. “Random Harvest” isn’t in color. I’ve never seen it, as it’s not my cuppa.


  8. Mary Mallory says:



  9. Rotter says:

    That’s Terry (Tiny Tim) Kilburn. The movie is “The Fan”.


  10. Pat van Hartesveldt says:

    Thanks for the HUGE hint! National Velvet. Elizabeth Taylor & Mickey Rooney. Don’t know the guy in the fabulous sweater.


  11. rick says:

    National Velvet pic 2 Donald Crisp 3. Arthur Shields (with glasses) unknown starlet in profile 4. Mickey Rooney 5. Mickey and unknown starlet (whatever happened to her?)


  12. Marc Chevalier says:

    Another great flat cap movie: “The Quiet Man” (1952), with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald. Interestingly, the imported British caps that John Wayne wore in the film were his own, bought at “Oviatt’s” branch store in the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel .


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