Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)


This week’s mystery movie has been the Twentieth Century-Fox CinemaScope production of “Garden of Evil,” with Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward and Richard Widmark. The 1954 film was written by Frank Fenton, based on a story by Fred Freiberger and William Tunberg. Photographed by Milton Krasner and Jorge Stahl Jr., with music by Bernard Herrmann, produced by Charles Brackett and directed by Henry Hathaway.

Nov. 3, 2014, Mystery Movie

For Monday, we have a mystery gent who is a bit under the weather.

Update: This is poor old Hugh Marlowe, who spends much of the film either in bed or languishing in some way.   I won’t spoil the movie, but it doesn’t end well for him.

Nov. 4, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Tuesday we have a mystery singer and an appreciative mystery audience.

Update: This is Rita Moreno, who appears briefly in the film, admired by Antonio Bribiesca, center, and Victor Manuel Mendoza.

Please congratulate Patrick (mystery movie and guest) and Rick (mystery movie, mystery cast, wrong mystery guest — which I think is a first).


And for Wednesday, we have a mystery gent who is a bit upset, possibly about not getting enough close-ups and always being in two-shots and three-shots.

Update: This is Cameron Mitchell, who – believe it or not — played Happy in the original production of “Death of a Salesman.”

Please congratulate Julie Merholz (mystery movie and cast), Dewey Webb (mystery movie and mystery singer), Patrick (mystery singer and mystery friends), dlhartzog (mystery movie and mystery guests) and Gary Martin (mystery movie and mystery cast).

Nov. 6, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Thursday a (totally not) mystery card sharp.

Update: Richard Widmark is about to find out that he should watch his back.

Please congratulate Gary Martin (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Mary Mallory (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Benito (Wednesday’s mystery gent), dlhartzog (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Patrick (Wednesday’s mystery gent) and Bob Hansen (Tuesday’s mystery cantina singer and Wednesday’s mystery gent).

Gary Martin says: XXX always looked upset about something …that was his “thing”…sometimes “surly”.


Nov. 7, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Friday, we have Tony Randall and Janet Leigh in the mystery film “Hello Down There.” (Seems to me TCM overlooked that little gem even during its tribute to star of the month Janet Leigh.)

Update: OK, this isn’t really Tony Randall and Janet Leigh from “Hello Down There.” I was kidding. It’s actually Don Knotts and Joan Staley in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.”

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery card sharp), Patrick (Thursday’s mystery card sharp), dlhartzog (Thursday’s mystery card sharp), Dennis Gilliam (mystery movie, mystery cantina singer, mystery card sharp), Benito (mystery movie, mystery cantina singer), LC (mystery movie, mystery cantina singer, mystery surly cowboy and mystery card sharp), William (mystery movie, mystery cantina singer, mystery card sharp), beachgal (mystery card sharp) and Michael Ryerson (mystery movie, mystery cantina singer, mystery surly cowboy and mystery cardsharp).

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

  1. dlhartzog says:

    Richard Carlson.


  2. Looks like Maximilian Schell.


  3. Patrick says:

    Hugh Marlowe in “Garden of Evil” from 1954.


  4. Gary Martin says:

    Jeff Richards in Waco.


  5. Rick says:

    Victor Manuel Mendoza – Garden of Evil – great cast Gary Cooper, Richard Widmark, Susan Hayward


  6. mandymarie20 says:

    Depressing photo start for the week. Talk about hating Mondays . . .


  7. juliemerholz says:

    Garden of Evil with Rita Moreno, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Cooper, WSusan Hayward, Richard Widmark, Cameron Mitchell, Victor Manuel Mendoza.


  8. DeweyWebb says:

    Rita Moreno in GARDEN OF EVIL


  9. Patrick says:

    Tuesday’s mystery singer and even more mysterious audience are Rita Moreno, Antonio Bribiesca and Victor Manuel Mendoza.


  10. dlhartzog says:

    Hugh Marlowe, Rita Moreno, Garden of Evil. I confused Hugh Marlowe with Richard Carlson.


  11. Gary Martin says:

    Hugh Marlowe, Rita Moreno, Victor Manuel Mendoza, Garden of Evil, 1954, with Gary and Susan and Dick Widmark. And I wish I knew the name of the bar tender.


  12. Gary Martin says:

    Cameron Mitchell always looked upset about something …that was his “thing”…sometimes “surly”.


  13. Mary Mallory says:

    Cameron Mitchell today.


  14. Benito says:

    Is Wednesday’s cowpoke Cameron Mitchell?


  15. dlhartzog says:

    Cameron Mitchell, looking mean at Gary Cooper.


  16. Patrick says:

    Wednesday’s mystery gent is Cameron Mitchell; don’t know who leg-man is.


  17. Bob Hansen says:

    Tuesday’s woman must be Rita Moreno.


  18. Bob Hansen says:

    Wednesday’s guy looks like Cameron Mitchell.


  19. Mary Mallory says:

    Richard Widmark today.


  20. Patrick says:

    On Thursday, Richard Widmark seems to be looking for a friendly game of chance.


  21. dlhartzog says:

    Richard Widmark, with Cooper and Hayward standing nearby.


  22. Tuesday’s Dancer: A pre-West Side Story Rita Moreno. Today, Richard Widmark. Just might be 1954’s Garden of Evil.


  23. Benito says:

    GARDEN OF EVIL [1954]. PS Rita Moreno is a knockout here, AND she’s less dangerous than Susan Hayward.


  24. LC says:

    Garden of Evil (1954) Rita Moreno, Cameron Mitchell, today Richard Widmark, tomorrow Susan Hayward or Gary Cooper.


  25. william says:

    “Garden of Evil”, 1954, Rita Moreno (cantina singer), Richard Widmark (Thurs)


  26. beachgal says:

    Thurs looks like Richard Widmark.


  27. Owing to the comely cantina dancer (or is it singer) looking suspiciously like Rita Moreno and the agitated galoot resembling Cameron Mitchell, and now we come to Richard Widmark sporting one of his signature not-quite-a-cowboy-hats, I’m gonna take a flyer and say Garden of Evil (1954) with Susan Hayward and Gary Cooper. Just a guess.


  28. Mary Mallory says:

    Gary Cooper and Susan Hayward today, Rita Moreno Tuesday.


  29. beachgal says:

    Wednesday’s upset gent is Cameron Mitchell. Monday’s under the weather guy is Hugh Marlowe. Tuesday’s cantina singer is Rita Moreno. Friday’s couple are the stars of this film Gary Cooper and Susan Hayward. The film is Garden of Evil (1954)


  30. beachgal says:

    The actor with the big sombrero on in Tues photo is Víctor Manuel Mendoza.


  31. mandymarie20 says:

    Tuesday has Rita Moreno in the photo. Thursday is Richard Widmark. Friday is Gary Cooper and Susan Hayward. So the film must be Garden of Evil.


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