Here’s our mystery chap for Monday.
Update: In selecting a mystery movie, I usually avoid films that have just appeared on TCM, figuring that most Daily Mirror readers watch everything it airs. But this was such a bizarre discovery I had to break my rule.
In 2009, when I was doing the blog at The Times, I went through all of the clips on Raymond Chandler but somehow missed this little gem, so I wasn’t expecting anything other than a routine installment of the Falcon series — until I heard the name “Velma” and recognized Ward Bond as Moose Malloy.
Yes it’s Hans Conried… with a gun!
This ranks as one of the most peculiar movies I have seen and not just because Hans Conried has a gun. It’s so unlikely to see one of Chandler’s stories — which define Los Angeles — transplanted to New York.
And here’s a mystery woman for Tuesday.
Please congratulate Michael Ryerson, William, Julie Merholz, Bob Levinson and Mike Hawks for identifying our mystery film.
Right actor, wrong film: Bronson Bias, Roget-L.A.and Kent.
Right actor: Patrick, Rick Helin, Sarah, Benito, Ed, Sandy, Jo Anne, Herb Nichols, Don Danard, Jenny M, Lorenzo, Suzanne Annette Stone, Louis, Megan and Lee Ann, Barbara Klein, Mary Mallory, Lee Rivas, Laura Wagner, Wayne, Rick, Bob Hansen, Rick Scott, Mike Ballew and Richard Arndt
And for Wednesday, another mystery fellow.
Our mystery movie and cast have been identified by Mary Mallory, Jenny M, Patrick, Barbara Klein, Claire Lockhart, Floyd Thursby, LC and Rick Scott.
Monday’s mystery fellow was identified by RJ and Stevo.
Right actor, wrong movie: Cynthia Abel
Our mystery lady was identified by Patrick, Julie Merholz, Gary Martin, Bob Levinson and Don Danard.
Technical difficulties are delaying a new mystery photo today. I’ll try again later when my computer is more cooperative.
Here’s our pistol-packing mystery woman for Thursday. More later.
And our mystery woman for Friday.
Yesterday’s technical problems put me way behind. I’ve double-checked, but please forgive me if I left someone out.
Our mystery movie and cast have been identified by: Rick, Lorenzo, Roget-L.A., Sarah, Gary Martin, Suzanne Annette Stone, Dewey Webb, Don Danard, Benito and Valle Dave.
Wednesday’s mystery person: Patrick, Ed, Don Danard, Gary Martin, Julie Merholz, Barbara Klein, Jenny M, Bob Levinson, Dewey Webb, Mike Hawks, Floyd Thursby, Stevo, Keith “Throwback” Thursby, Rick Scott, Benito, Mary Mallory, Greg Clancy and Bob Hansen.
Thursday’s mystery woman: Patrick, Jenny M, Julie Merholz, Mike Hawks, Mary Mallory, Gary Martin, Roget-L.A., Lorenzo, Rick Scott and Bob Hansen.
Gary Martin writes: I’ve puzzled over Monday’s guest all week. I guess I should just admit that XXXX was once a younger man.