This week’s movie is “Let Us Be Gay” (1930).
A March 4, 1930, article in the Los Angeles Times about the making of the film said that some sequences were to be in Technicolor. “It may, in fact, be done entirely in color,” The Times said. (Obviously wrong).
The Sept. 13, 1930, review by Philip K. Scheuer called it an inferior variation of Norma Shearer’s previous film, “The Divorcee” (1930), which had a similar plot, but suffered from being rather stagey, having been adapted from a play by Rachel Crothers. And yes, Scheuer noted that leading man Rod La Rocque was miscast. “Mr. La Rocque’s self-consciousness remains acute through the picture, destroying the verisimilitude of the scenes,” Scheuer said.
And apologies for overlooking Mandiemarie20, who identified our mystery lad.
And for Monday, we have this mystery couple: the poet and his muse.
A note to those who submitted mystery requests: I’m going to put your mystery movies on a wish list. I don’t have any of them in the Daily Mirror archives and they aren’t at the local video emporium, on Netflix or in my friends’ collections. Several of them are online, but in such low resolution that they won’t reproduce well. Be assured that I have saved a list of them and I’ll be looking for good copies.
And for Tuesday, our mystery guest is taking a phone call.
Please congratulate Vickie Lester (mystery muse), Tim Doherty (mystery muse), June (mystery muse), Jo Anne (mystery muse), Bob Hansen (mystery muse) and Mike Hawks (mystery movie and cast).
And for Wednesday, we have a not so mysterious young lad.
Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery movie and cast), Tim Doherty (mystery gent on the phone), LC (Monday’s mystery muse), June (mystery movie and partial cast), Jo Anne (mystery gent on the phone), Bob Hansen (mystery gent on the phone) and David Inman (mystery muse).
For Thursday, we have a non-mystery lady (who twitches and quivers an awful lot in this movie, I must say) and her somewhat mysterious companion.
Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery lad), Chrisbo (mystery lad), Dewey Webb (mystery lad), Jenny M (mystery lad), Mike Hawks (mystery telephone guy and mystery lad), LC (mystery movie and cast), Don Danard (mystery lad), Mandie Marie (mystery lad) and Jo Anne (mystery lad).
Mike Hawks says: Tuesday XXXXX is calling his agent and wondering why he is not getting top billing. Wednesday XXXX is looking forward to a bright future.
Our mystery woman for Friday as a plain old frump….
And three years later as a smashing femme fatale.
Please congratulate Chrisbo (mystery movie and cast), Herb Nichols (mystery movie and cast), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery women), Dewey Webb (mystery movie and cast), Barbara Klein (mystery movie and cast), Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery women) and ValleyDave (mystery movie and cast).
Congratulations to Mary Mallory (Friday’s mystery woman), Julie Merholz (mystery movie and cast), Barbara Klein (Friday’s mystery woman), Don Danard (Thursday’s mystery dowager), William (mystery movie and cast) and Mandymarie (mystery movie and cast).