Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)


This week’s mystery movie has been “Badlands” (1973), written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek and Warren Oates. I generally avoid more recent films, figuring that they are too easy, but realized that 41 years isn’t all that recent anymore. I chose “Badlands” because it was based on the Charles Starkweather saga of the 1950s.  I try to vary the eras and genres to make the mystery films more challenging, although I have neglected musicals because most are so well known and westerns because I don’t have many in the archives.

Oct. 13, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Monday, we have a mystery gent…. in color!

This mystery guest is Charles Fitzpatrick in his only film appearance. The brain trust correctly identified everyone else.

Oct. 14, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Tuesday, a mystery gent with a chicken.

Oct. 15, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Wednesday, another mystery gent.

Our mysterious friend with the chicken was recognized by many people. Please congratulate LC (mystery man with chicken), Patrick (mystery movie, mystery man with chicken), Herb Nichols (mystery man with chicken), Rick (mystery movie), Benito (mystery movie, mystery man with chicken), dlhartzog (mystery movie, mystery man with chicken), Dewey Webb (mystery movie, mystery man with chicken), Barbara Klein (mystery movie, mystery man with chicken), ValleyDave (mystery movie, mystery man with chicken), Pat van Hartesveldt (mystery movie, mystery man with chicken) and Julie Merholz (mystery movie, mystery man with chicken).


And for Thursday, an entirely non-mysterious gent.

Please congratulate Patrick (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Barbara Klein (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Dewey Webb (Wednesday’s mystery gent) and dlhartzog (Wednesday’s mystery gent).

Mystery Photo, Oct. 17, 2014

And for Friday, our two very young mystery stars.

Please congratulate Julie Merholz (Thursday’s mystery painter), dlhartzog (Thursday’s mystery painter), Barbara Klein (Thursday’s mystery painter) and LC (mystery movie, mystery stars).

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

  1. Anne Papineau says:

    Unclear on the gent, but just wanted to share yet another retail item … Perhaps you’ve seen already.

    thank you for your beautiful posts



  2. aryedirect says:

    Wesley Addy? Often appeared on the b & w ‘Perry Mason’ series.


  3. LC says:

    Today is Ramon Bieri.


  4. Patrick says:

    Tuesday’s gent with a chicken is Ramon Bieri.


  5. Patrick says:

    “Badlands” from 1973


  6. Rick says:

    the movie is Badlands


  7. Benito says:

    Best guess: Ramon Bieri, before he is shot in BADLANDS [1973].


  8. dlhartzog says:

    Tuesday, Ramon Bieri. Badlands?


  9. DeweyWebb says:

    Tues. Ramon Bieri in BADLANDS


  10. Barbara Klein says:

    Ramon Bieri in “Badlands”


  11. ValleyDave says:

    Tuesday’s man with bird in hand is Ramon Bieri. I think the movie is “Badlands.”


  12. Pat van Hartesveldt says:

    Tuesday: Ramon Bieri. The movie is Badlands.


  13. juliemerholz says:

    Ramon Biera


  14. juliemerholz says:

    oops Ramon Bieri


  15. juliemerholz says:

    Badlands 1973


  16. juliemerholz says:

    Gary Littlejohn


  17. Patrick says:

    Wednesday = John Carter


  18. Barbara Klein says:

    Wednesday – John Carter


  19. dlhartzog says:

    Wednesday, another favorite character actor, John Carter.


  20. juliemerholz says:

    Warren Oats


  21. juliemerholz says:

    oops Oates


  22. dlhartzog says:

    The great Warren Oates.


  23. Barbara Klein says:

    Thursday – Warren Oates


  24. LC says:

    Badlands w/Martin Sheen & Sissy Spacek


  25. Mary Mallory says:

    Colm Feore Wednesday and Tom Waits yesterday?


  26. Mary Mallory says:

    Egg on my face. Today is Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek, so it’s Badlands. Wednesday would be John Carter and Thursday is Warren Oates. Spacek grew up ten miles from my hometown, and my mother and her father worked on history projects together.


  27. Barbara Klein says:

    Friday – Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek


  28. The guy with the chicken: Ramon Bieri. The guy with the white hat: Warren Oates. And Firiday, Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek on the lam in Terrence Malik’s Badlands.


  29. Gary Martin says:

    Badlands. Sissy S. Martin S. and Warren Oates. I used to see Martin Sheen in off Broadway plays in the 60’s. I had forgotten that he had ever been so young. (Of course I continue to be 27.)


  30. juliemerholz says:

    Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek in Terrence Malick’s….. etc.


  31. E. Yarber says:

    I was sure I recognized the Chicken from a major role in Herzog’s Heart of Glass, but then Warren Oates suggested Monte Hellman’s “Cockfighter.”

    Once I got poultry off my mind, however, “Badlands” seemed the logical choice.


  32. Gretchen says:

    Or, as she’s fondly known at our house, Sissy SpaceChick.


  33. mandymarie20 says:

    Is Thursday scruffy Bruce Wilis?


  34. mandymarie20 says:

    Friday’s girl looks like Sissy Spacek. Not sure about the guy.


  35. dlhartzog says:

    Friday, Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek.


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