Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + + )

 

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This week’s mystery movie was the 1945 Monogram film “Allotment Wives” (catchy title, no?) starring Kay Francis, Paul Kelly and Otto Kruger. “Allotment Wives” was written by Harvey Gates and Sidney Sutherland, from a story by Sutherland. It was produced by Jeffrey Bernerd and Kay Francis and was her second film as a producer at Monogram. It was directed by William Nigh. (Bernerd has a tangential link to the Black Dahlia case, only because he was the stepfather of Donald Wolfe, author of the dreadful book “The Black Dahlia Files.”)

Oct. 27, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Monday, our mystery lady is on the phone. Update: This is Gertrude Michael.

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Monday’s mystery woman is having a chat with our mystery gent in the snazzy pinstriped vest. Update: This is Bernard Nedell.

Please congratulate Dewey Webb, Howard Mandelbaum and Steven Bibb for identifying Monday’s mystery woman.

Oct. 29, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Wednesday, we have this not so mysterious gentleman. Update: This is the prolific Otto Kruger.

Please congratulate Don Danard and Lee Ann, Megan and Thom for identifying Tuesday’s mystery telephone caller.

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And for Thursday, we have a mystery colonel.Update: This is Paul Kelly.

Please congratulate Gary Martin (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery woman, Wednesday’s mystery gent), Mary Mallory (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Julie Merholz (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Dewey Webb (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery gent), Chrisbo (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Benito (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Rick (Wednesday’s mystery gent), dlhartzog (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Johnny Clay (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Anne Papineau (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Don Danard (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Barbara Klein (Wednesday’s mystery gent), LC (wrong movie, Wednesday’s mystery gent) and Valley Dave (mystery movie and mystery guests).

Oct. 31, 2014, Mystery Photo

Oh dear. Our mystery woman has just been shot. She speaks the immortal line …. oh, but that would give it away.

The mortally wounded Kay Francis delivers the line: “Nice shooting.”

Please congratulate Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery colonel), Mary Mallory (mystery movie and guests), Dennis Gilliam (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Julie Merholz (mystery movie and guests), Gary Martin (mystery movie and mystery colonel), Don Danard (mystery colonel), Benito (mystery movie, mystery colonel),   dlhartzog (mystery movie, mystery colonel), Ann Papineau (mystery movie, mystery colonel), Herb Nichols (mystery movie), Dan Nather (mystery movie, Wednesday and Thursday mystery guests), Barbara Klein (mystery movie and mystery guests) and LC (mystery movie and mystery colonel).

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

  1. DeweyWebb says:

    Gertrude Michael

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  2. Anthony says:

    Joan Caulfield?

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  3. william says:

    Monday man in background might be Humphrey Bogart? (wild guess)

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  4. Charles Kjelland says:

    Ann Sothern?

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  5. It’s brittle trouble-maker Helen Vinson!

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  6. Jenny M says:

    Helen Vinson

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  7. Oh, it’s Gertrude Michael.

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  8. Don Danard says:

    Reminds me of Anne Shirley. However,likely incorrect.

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  9. Steven Bibb says:

    Looks like Gertrude Michael.

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  10. mandymarie20 says:

    Bonita Granville

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  11. Gary Martin says:

    I would think that by the end of the day someone would have guessed Evelyn Keyes.

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  12. Don Danard says:

    Today’s Mystery Man on the ‘phone is Bernard Nedell

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  13. juliemerholz says:

    Joseph Calleia?

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  14. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Is Tuesday’s gent Bernard Nedell?

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  15. Gary Martin says:

    The not so mysterious Otto Kruger.

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  16. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    We’re sure there will be many correct guesses for today’s actor, Otto Kruger.

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  17. Mary Mallory says:

    Otto Kruger today.

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  18. juliemerholz says:

    Otto Kruger

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  19. DeweyWebb says:

    Otto Kruger, Allotment Wives

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  20. Chrisbo says:

    That looks like Otto Kruger on Wednesday.

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  21. Benito says:

    Wednesday’s gent is Otto Kruger, the Nazi we loved to hate in SABOTEUR.

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  22. Rick says:

    Otto Kruger today

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  23. dlhartzog says:

    Today, Otto Kruger.

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  24. Don Danard says:

    The only name that comes to my mind today is Conrad Nagel.

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  25. Johnny Clay says:

    Mr. Otto Kruger

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  26. Anne Papineau says:

    Otto Kruger

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  27. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Is Monday’s lady Gertrude Michael (in Allotment Wives)?

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  28. Don Danard says:

    Oops. I meant Otto Kruger.

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  29. Barbara Klein says:

    Wednesday – Otto Kruger

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  30. LC says:

    Well today’s gentleman is Otto Kruger, I’m not sure about the movie, is it Escape in the Fog (1945)?

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  31. ValleyDave says:

    Monday: Gertrude Michael, Tuesday: Bernard Nedell, Wednesday: Otto Kruger.
    The movie is Monogram’s “Allotment Wives,” starring Kay Francis.

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  32. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Today’s mystery colonel is Paul Kelly–an interesting guy who overcame his stint in prison and resumed his acting career. The mystery movie you featured a while back, “Ladies They Talk About”, was based on his girlfriend’s book about her prison stint for the same crime.

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  33. Mary Mallory says:

    Finally of course, Tuesday is Bernard Nedell! His name would not come to me. Film is ALLOTMENT WIVES. Monday would be Gertrude Michael.

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  34. Wednesday’s fellow is Otto Kruger, with too many movies to tie this one down.

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  35. juliemerholz says:

    Paul Kelly

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  36. juliemerholz says:

    Bernard Nedell

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  37. juliemerholz says:

    Allotment Wives 1945

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  38. Gary Martin says:

    Paul Kelly.

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  39. Don Danard says:

    Today’s worried looking Mystery Guest is Paul Kelly.

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  40. Benito says:

    That’s “Colonel” Paul Kelly, so this movie is the tawdry ALLOTMENT WIVES [1945]. I love tawdry.

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  41. dlhartzog says:

    Today, Paul Kelly.

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  42. dlhartzog says:

    Allotment Wives.

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  43. Anne Papineau says:

    Paul Kelly in Allotment Wives?

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  44. Dan Nather says:

    Can’t place Monday or Tuesday’s mystery people, but Wednesday is Otto Kruger, and today is Paul Kelly, so the movie must be ALLOTMENT WIVES.

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  45. Barbara Klein says:

    “Allotment Wives”

    Monday – Gertrude Michael
    Tuesday – Bernard Nedell
    Wednesday – Otto Kruger
    Thursday – Paul Kelly

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  46. LC says:

    Well, I feel stupid, I have this movie, it’s Allotment Wives (1945) w/Kay Francis (one of my favorites!) & Paul Kelly

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  47. Gary Martin says:

    I guess this is Allotment Wives, 1945. I would like to know the name of the man on the telephone …he looks like an actor in a French film.

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  48. Gary Martin says:

    The immortal line? How about: “You won’t get away with this, Harry.”

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  49. Barbara Klein says:

    Friday – Kay “nice shooting” Francis 🙂

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  50. Dan Nather says:

    For Friday, that’s Kay Francis, who I still think looks weird in a 1940s hairdo.

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  51. Pat van Hartesveldt says:

    Larry, thanks very much for the “updates” on Saturday! So much easier to finally satisfy my curiosity. (Paul Kelly! His name was on the tip of my tongue.)

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