Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

Mystery Photo

And this movie would be?  I know, too easy, right?

OSS 117: Cairo: Nest of Spies

[Update: Sorry to all of you who thought this was Jean Dujardin in “The Artist.” It’s “OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies,” which opens with a black and white sequence.  Please congratulate Mary Mallory, Benito and Matt Deckard for identifying the film.]

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24 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    It’s Jean Dujardin, but unless it’s a cut scene, it’s not THE ARTIST. Is this OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies?


  2. Gary Martin says:

    In cinemascope. Very easy, yes.


  3. who needs a crystal ball?
    2011’s best picture winner.


  4. brian says:

    Those were (and are) the silliest moustaches ever.


  5. Mary Mallory says:

    Wait, this is the original concept for THE ARTIST, where the Nazis ascend in power as the film industry changes in Germany.


  6. la peregrina says:

    The one were Jean Dujardin does his best Gene Kelly impression? I, unfortunately, have not seen it yet. Living in a small town can be a negative.


  7. juliemerholz says:

    Jean Dujardin in The Artist?


  8. Benito says:

    Jean Dujardin in OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, a very funny spy spoof. He is a French agent disguised as a pilot in a Nazi airplane, probably a Ju 52. PS Don’t miss Berenice Bejo in this one!


  9. Mary Mallory says:

    His mustache is just like mustaches of the late 1920s-early 1930s. I’ve seen plenty of stars with this look, I don’t know why, it does look goofy.


  10. B.J. Merholz says:

    Arturo de Cordova.


  11. Joan says:

    You’re right. Too easy.


  12. Gregory Moore says:

    Hmm…I’m not going to take the obvious route. He looks younger here than he does in “The Artist,” and I don’t recall him wearing that odd little moustache. I’ll say it’s from, “Rio ne répond plus”.


  13. Eve says:

    Ah, mon ami! J’essaie d’organiser une réunion avec lui à Paris en mai d’écrire une préface pour mon livre.


  14. Rogét-L.A. says:

    It’s gotta be a trick; you never make ’em THAT easy. If it’s Jean Dujardin, where’s the cleft in his chin? Also, the nose is too wide. If it’s not him, the resemblance sure is amazing.


  15. sherry smith says:

    If Hollywood ever made a movie about Gene Kelly, he could play the part.


  16. dewey webb says:

    Screen test of a young Akim Tamiroff in The Ricardo Montalban Story (filmed in Vaseline-O-Vision)?

    Seriously, Dujardin will probably (and deservedly) win Oscar. But let’s hope he doesn’t go Roberto Benigni crash-course-to-obscurity route by acting like J. Fred Muggs when name is announced.


  17. Pat van Hartesveldt says:

    “Too easy” or not–it’s fun to finally get one!


  18. juliemerholz says:

    He sure looks like Gilbert Roland, only not as handsome.


  19. Larry Schwartz says:

    Speaking of newer movies in small towns, “The artist” opened in Fargo ND this past weekend and what a FINE example of storytelling and movie-making it was. Jeepers. I think that it’s got the whole package: acting, writing, directing (but I haven’t seen all of the nominees yet, neither). Did I mention acting? I don’t think that ever seen a pair of more _engaging_ actors in quite some time than the 2 human stars of “The artist.”


  20. We were led through the garden path, and most of us followed the ‘this is easy’ clue over the cliff. Good thing it was Cliff Norton. At least we had a laugh. (Obscure Chicago character comic who also made the track west).


  21. B.J. Merholz says:

    Congratulations on a great poser.


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