Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Case of the Velvet Claws
This is “The Case of the Velvet Claws,” a 1936 Warner Bros. film starring Warren William as Perry Mason and Claire Dodd as Della Street, adapted by Tom Reed from Erle Stanley Gardner’s novel and directed by William Clemens. It was remade in the sixth season of the Perry Mason TV show. I’ll have to rummage through my Perry Mason discs to see if I have that episode, but I don’t recall ever seeing William Hopper in drag as Eddie Acuff was in the role of Spudsy Drake.

Sept. 15, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Monday, we have a mystery gent with a bow tie.

Sept. 16, 2014, Mystery Photo

And you thought it was “taco Tuesday.” It’s actually mystery woman with a gun Tuesday.
Please congratulate Lee Ann, Megan and Thom, and Mike Hawks for identifying Monday’s mystery gent with the bow tie.

Sept. 17, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Wednesday, we have a mystery gent.

Tuesday’s mystery woman provided a pretty good clue.

Please congratulate Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery movie and mystery woman), Julie Merholz (mystery movie and guests), Anne Papineau (mystery woman), Dewey Webb (mystery movie and guests), Don Danard (mystery movie and cast) and  Bob Hansen (mystery woman).

Sept. 18, 2014

I couldn’t resist running Monday’s mystery gent in this fetching outfit.

Sept. 18, 1944, Mystery Photo

And for Thursday, two mystery folks.

Please congratulate Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery movie), Julie Merholz (Wednesday’s mystery gent) and Don Danard (Wednesday’s mystery gent).

Sept. 19, 2014

For Friday, just as everyone expected, we have … hey wait a minute. Who is she? Get her out of there.

This is Warren William from “The Match King.”


Oh har de har har. I suppose you think this is very funny.

Warren William and Eric Blore in “The Lone Wolf Strikes.”

Sept. 19, 2014, Mystery Photo

Thank. You.  Wiseguy.

Please congratulate LC (mystery movie and cast), Julie Merholz (Thursday’s mystery guests), William (mystery movie), Don Danard (Thursday’s mystery guests), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Mandy Marie (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guests) and Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery gent/wrong movie).

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35 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

  1. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Is this Eddie Acuff?


  2. Benito says:

    Judge Reinhold’s grampaw?


  3. Chrisbo says:

    Looks like Slapsy Maxie Rosenbloom.


  4. Mike Hawks says:

    Eddie Acuff.


  5. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Is this Wini Shaw?


  6. juliemerholz says:

    Wini Shaw


  7. juliemerholz says:

    Monday Eddie Acuff in The Case Of The Velvet Claws 1936


  8. Anne Papineau says:

    Winifred Shaw?


  9. DeweyWebb says:

    Wini Shaw


  10. deweywebb says:

    Case Of The Velvet Claws


  11. Don Danard says:

    Today, it’s Eddie Acuff.


  12. Don Danard says:

    And the Tuesday Mystery Lady is Wini or Winifred Shaw.


  13. Don Danard says:

    So, the Mystery Movie should be “The Case of the Velvet Claws” with Warren William as Perry Mason.


  14. Bob Hansen says:

    I think Tuesday’s lady is Winifred Shaw.


  15. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Our guess is “The Case of the Velvet Claws”.


  16. juliemerholz says:

    Addison Richards


  17. Don Danard says:

    Wednesday’s Mystery Man is one of the great character players – Addison Richards.


  18. LC says:

    This is the Perry Mason mystery, The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936) starring Warren William (one of my all time favorites, thank you), Claire Dodd, Wini Shaw, Eddie Acuff, Joe King, Paula Stone & Bill Elliott.


  19. juliemerholz says:

    Bill “Gordon” Elliott and Paula Stone


  20. William says:

    The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936)


  21. Don Danard says:

    Today it’s Gordon aka William aka “Wild Bill” Elliott and, I think, Josephine Hutchinson.


  22. Don Danard says:

    Nope, it’s Paula Stone. (Whatever happened to Paula Stone?)


  23. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Wednesday’s mystery gent is Addison Richards; Thursday’s engaged couple are Gordon (Bill) Elliot and Paula Stone. As for Eddie Acuff in drag–that’s wrong, just wrong. The back of the head guy must be Warren William.


  24. mandymarie20 says:

    Hoping I recognize Thursday’s people Bill Elliott and Paula Stone


  25. mandymarie20 says:

    Case of the Velvet Claws? I love a good B Mystery.


  26. Mary Mallory says:

    SHE COULDN’T SAY NO, with Winnie Lightner Tuesday and Bill Elliott yesterday.


  27. Ed says:

    Friday are Warren Williams and Eric Blore


  28. mandymarie20 says:

    I love Warren William!


  29. Gary Martin says:

    I have a great Trivial Pursuit question: What movie starred John Barrymore, Wini Shaw, Eric Blore, and Maureen O’Sullivan?


  30. mandymarie20 says:

    Eric Blore is with William in the middle Friday pic


  31. juliemerholz says:

    Warren William, Claire Dodd.


  32. McDee says:

    Case of the Velvet Claw, 1st National, 1936. It’s a Perry Mason with Warren William as Mason, Claire Dodd as Della Street and Winifred Shaw and Gordon Elliott. Perry and Della get married in this one!


  33. Gary Martin says:

    Well then, William Warren.


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