Movieland Mystery photo (Updated +++)

Jan. 7, 2013, Mystery Photo

Here’s a mystery chap for Monday.

Jan. 8, 2013, Mystery Photo

And here’s a mystery woman from the same film.

Jan. 9, 2013, Mystery Photo
And for Wednesday, some mystery fellows.

Please congratulate Mike Hawks for identifying them and the movie and Mary Mallory for identifying the mystery chap on the left.

Jan. 10, 2013, Mystery Photo

And here’s a mystery fellow for Thursday.

Jan. 11, 2013, Mystery Photo

Here’s our (totally not) mystery person for Friday.

Just about everybody has identified Thursday’s mystery fellow.

Dewey Webb has identified all the mystery people and the movie. Mary Mallory also identified the movie, as did Gregory Moore, who identified Monday’s enigmatic fellow. Thursday’s mystery fellow was also identified by L.C., Mike Hawks, Gary Martin, Don Danard and Rick Scott (who also identified the movie). Grant Lockhart identified the movie and the mystery folks.

Benito says: My mistake, Thursday’s photo is actually XXXXXX. Those balding weasels all look alike.

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36 Responses to Movieland Mystery photo (Updated +++)

  1. Eugene O’Brien? If so, I can provide more info.


  2. Cal and Lulu says:



  3. Richard Heft says:

    A very young Arthur Kennedy?


  4. Hurd Hatfield? Or are you trying to trick us in to thinking it was the star of “The Piucture of Dorian Gray”??


  5. aryedirect says:

    An incredibly young Robert Cummings. Before he became too fey to play a leading man with authority. Though the quality served him well in comedy.


  6. Don Danard says:

    My first thought was a grown-up David Durand.


  7. William says:

    ‘Straight Place and Show’ 1938 Ethel Merman


  8. William says:

    First picture:…Brooks Benedict??


  9. Mike Hawks says:

    today we have Harry Parke a.k.a. Parkyakarkus and Joe Penner from NEW FACES OF 1937.


  10. Mary Mallory says:

    Harry Parke, also known as Parkyakarkus.


  11. Gary Martin says:

    Of the two fellows in #3 the one facing us appears to be Stuart Erwin. If so, I’ll go back to one and two with a more discerning eye.


  12. persika1946 says:

    He looks a lot like a very young Kevin McCarthy.


  13. Stacia says:

    I am convinced that (a) I’ll never figure it out, and (b) I will kick myself when I get the answer. Feels like old times.


  14. Gary Martin says:

    Then Jack Oakie…


  15. dewey webb says:

    Thurs. Jerome Cowan


  16. dewey webb says:

    Wed. Parkyakarkus in New Faces of 1937


  17. Bob Levinson says:

    Thursday: Jerome Cowan


  18. Jenny M says:

    Jerome Cowen


  19. Mary Mallory says:

    Jerome cowan today and I think that’s Joe Penner with our friend Harry. The movie is NEW FACES OF 1937.


  20. Benito says:

    Photo # 4 is Larry Keating, a fine supporting actor who appeared in dozens of movies, plus Mr. Ed.


    • Benito says:

      My mistake, Thursday’s photo is actually Jerome Cowan, aka the captain in The Hurricane [1937]. Those balding weasels all look alike.


  21. Gregory Moore says:

    Rats…shoulda followed my initial hunch after recognizing the back of Joe Penner’s head….Mystery Gent, William Brady. Film: “New Faces of 1937”. He surely had to have been the handsomest of the “crooners” of that era…wonder why his career never really went anywhere?


  22. LC says:

    Thursday’s photo is Jerome Cowan.


  23. Mike Hawks says:

    The man is Jerome Cowan.


  24. Gary Martin says:

    There’s ny mystery in the face of Jerome Cowan.


  25. dewey webb says:

    Mon. Bill Brady

    Wed. Joe Penner


  26. dewey webb says:

    Tues. Thelma Leeds


  27. Grant Lockhart says:

    William Brady, Thelma Leeds, Parkyakarkus and Jerome Cowan in NEW FACES OF 1937


  28. Don Danard says:

    Thursday Mystery chap certainly looks like a very young Jerome Cowan.


  29. Rick Scott says:

    Thursday’s mystery man is Jerome Cowan. The rest, I haven’t a clue!


  30. Rick Scott says:

    If Wednesday’s mystery man is Parkyakarkus (Albert Brooks’ and “Super Dave” Osborne’s dad), the film is “New Faces of 1937.” Monday’s mystery man would be juvenile lead William Brady. But I still don’t know the lady.


  31. Rick Scott says:

    A very young Milton Berle along with Cowan


  32. Mike Hawks says:

    Our man friday is Milton Berle.


  33. Bartstar says:

    #3 looks like Parkyakarkus. aka Harry Parke, better known as the father of Albert Brooks


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