Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Nov. 15, 2014, Fire Over England
I thought it would be fun to do a British film for a change. This is the 1937 movie “Fire Over England,” with Sir Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Leslie Banks, Vivien Leigh, Raymond Massey, Tamara Desni and Morton Selten. Based on the novel by A.E.W. Mason and adapted for the screen by Clemence Dane and Sergei Nolbandov and directed by William K. Howard. Music by Richard Addinsell, photographed by James Wong Howe with costumes by Rene Hubert.

Nov. 10, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Monday, we have a mystery gent with a luxurious beard.

This is Morton Selten…

Nov. 11, 2014, Mystery Photo

Monday’s gentleman is having a conversation with Tuesday’s mystery guest.

…who is chatting with Leslie Banks.

Please congratulate Barbara Klein and Anne Papineau for identifying our mystery film and mystery guest.


Nov. 12, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Wednesday, we have a mystery woman on horseback.

Flora Robson as Queen Elizabeth, a role she also played in the Errol Flynn version of “The Sea Hawk.”

Please congratulate Barbara Klein (Tuesday’s mystery chap), dlhartzog (mystery movie, Tuesday’s mystery chap), Anne Papineau (Tuesday’s mystery chap), Don Danard (Tuesday’s mystery chap), Rick Scott (Tuesday’s mystery chap), Dennis Gilliam (mystery movie, Tuesday’s mystery chap) and Bob Hansen (Tuesday’s mystery chap).

Nov. 13, 2014

I couldn’t resist posting our mystery guest again in this spectacular costume.

And for Thursday, we have a rather serious hombre.

This is Raymond Massey.

Please congratulate LC (mystery movie and cast), Sarah (mystery movie), Mary Mallory (Wednesday’s mystery guest/wrong movie), Michael Ryerson (mystery movie and guests), Benito (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery guest), Don Danard (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery guest), Barbara Klein (Wednesday’s mystery woman), Jenny M (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery woman), dlhartzog (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Jenny M (Wednesday’s mystery guest), ValleyDave (mystery movie and mystery guests), Floyd Thursby (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery guest), Rick Scott (Wednesday’s mystery guest/wrong movie), Dewey Webb (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Rick (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Jenny Lerew and Mike Hawks (mystery movie, mystery guests), Chrisbo (Wednesday’s mystery guest/wrong movie), Bob Hansen (Wednesday’s mystery guest),  Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery movie, Tuesday’s mystery guest, Wednesday’s mystery guest) and McDee (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery guest).

Nob. 14, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Friday, we have…. Oh very funny.

Vivien Leigh in “The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone.”

Nov. 14, 2014, Mystery Photo
And for Friday, we have…. I suppose you think you are being terribly clever.

Vivien Leigh in her last film, “Ship of Fools,” with back of the head guy Lee Marvin.

Nov. 14, 2014, Mystery Photo
And for Friday, we have a mystery woman at the keyboard.

Vivien Leigh, pre-Scarlett O’Hara.

Please congratulate Charles Kjelland (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Barbara Klein (Thursday’s mystery guest), Mary Mallory (mystery movie and mystery guests), Chrisbo (mystery movie and mystery guests), Dennis Gilliam (Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Anne Papineau (Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), dlhartzog (Thursday’s mystery guest), Karen (mystery movie and Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), beachgal (mystery movie and mystery guests), Don Danard (Thursday’s mystery guest), Rick (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Dewey Webb (mystery movie), Keith Thursby (Thursday’s mystery guest), Bob Hansen (Thursday’s mystery guest) and William (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery guest — wrong monarch — and Thursday’s mystery guest).

Dennis Gilliam says: And on Thursday we have deadly rival monarchs: XXXX and XXX, sporting his Hapsburg Order of the Golden Fleece bling.

Nov. 15, 2014, Mystery Photo

And this is, of course, Joan Staley and Don Knotts in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.”

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

  1. juliemerholz says:

    Harry Davenport


  2. Barbara Klein says:

    Morton Selten in “Fire Over England”

    (Back-of-the-head guy might be Francis De Wolff, but I’m not sure.)


  3. Anne Papineau says:

    Morton Selten, reported love child of King Edward VII


  4. Anne Papineau says:

    Fire Over England, with Larry and Viv?


  5. mandymarie20 says:

    That bird is awesome! I wish I knew whom it was.


  6. dlhartzog says:

    Henry Stephenson, The Private Lives of Essex and Elizabeth, maybe?


  7. Ed says:

    Monday looks like Harry Davenport


  8. Barbara Klein says:

    Tuesday – Leslie Banks


  9. dlhartzog says:

    Leslie Banks, Fire Over England.


  10. Anne Papineau says:

    Leslie Banks


  11. Don Danard says:

    Leslie Banks.


  12. Rick Scott says:

    Tuesday is Leslie Banks


  13. My Berkeley degree in British History to the rescue ! I recognized Monday’s historic gent as William Cecil, Lord Burgley. This is Morton Selden, who is with Leslie Banks on Tuesday. The film is 1937’s Fire Over England.


  14. Bob Hansen says:

    Tuesday’s guy is Leslie Banks.


  15. LC says:

    Fire Over England (1937) w/Morton Selten, Leslie Banks, Flora Robson, Massey, Olivier, & Leigh.


  16. Sarah says:

    Fire Over England, 1937. Flora Robson gave it away.


  17. Mary Mallory says:

    Meant Flora Robson and THE SEA HAWK.


  18. Lyn Harding, Leslie Banks and a mounted Flora Robson. Fire Over England (1937).


  19. Benito says:

    Flora Robson, whose face could stop an Armada, is Queen Elizabeth I, so the movie is either FIRE OVER ENGLAND, or THE SEA HAWK.


  20. Don Danard says:

    Today’s Lady is Dame Flora Robson. When I first looked at the photo, I thought her hat was on fire!


  21. dlhartzog says:

    Today, Flora Robson.


  22. Jenny M says:

    Flora Robson in Fire over England


  23. Barbara Klein says:

    Wednesday – Flora Robson


  24. Don Danard says:

    Would this be “Fire Over England”?


  25. ValleyDave says:

    Monday: Morton Selten, Tuesday: Leslie Banks, Wednesday: Flora Robson.
    The film is “Fire Over England.”


  26. Floyd Thursby says:

    The Wednesday lady is Flora Robson and the movie is “Fire Over England .”


  27. Rick Scott says:

    Wednesday is Flora Robson. Is it Henry IV?


  28. Rick says:

    Flora Robson


  29. Morton Selten, Fire Over England, and Flora Robson(with Leslie Banks)! This has been a joint effort of Jenny Lerew and Mike Hawks, who is looking as I type this and who isn’t on the internet (yet). Hello from Altadena!


  30. Chrisbo says:

    Is that Flora Robson in The Sea Hawk on Wednesday?


  31. Bob Hansen says:

    Flora Robson is Wednesday’s mystery woman.


  32. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Is Tuesday’s nobleman Leslie Banks? And Wednesday’s horsewoman Flora Robson? That might make the movie “Fire over England”.


  33. McDee says:

    Weds is Flora Robson in Fire Over England


  34. Charles Kjelland says:

    Raymond Massey today, “Fire Over England”?


  35. Barbara Klein says:

    Thursday – Raymond Massey


  36. Mary Mallory says:

    Raymond Massey today.


  37. Chrisbo says:

    Flora Robson + Raymond Massey (Thursday) = Fire Over England. Monday was Morton Selten, Tuesday was Leslie Banks (I knew I knew him from somewhere!).


  38. Mary Mallory says:

    FIRE OVER ENGLAND. Morton Selten Monday and Leslie Banks Tuesday.


  39. And on Thursday we have deadly rival monarchs: Elizabeth of England (Flora Robson) and Phillip II of Spain (Raymond Massey), sporting his Hapsburg Order of the Golden Fleece bling.


  40. Anne Papineau says:

    A glittering Flora Robson and Raymond Massey of Canada’s Massey Ferguson agricultural equipment family


  41. dlhartzog says:

    To day, Raymond Massey.


  42. Karen says:

    Fire Over England. Flora Robson and Raymond Massey as our guests.


  43. beachgal says:

    Wed’s actress is Flora Robson as QE in Fire Over England. Thurs actor is Raymond Massey as King Philip of Spain. Tues is Leslie Banks and Monday is Morton Selten.


  44. Don Danard says:

    Today it’s Raymond Massey.


  45. Rick says:

    Raymond Massey Fire Over England


  46. DeweyWebb says:

    fire over England


  47. kthursby says:

    Raymond Massey on Thursday?


  48. Bob Hansen says:

    Raymond Massey on Thursday! Still don’t know the movie though.


  49. william says:

    “Fire Over England” 1937, Flora Robson (Queen Victoria), Raymond Massey (Thurs mystery guest).


  50. Barbara Klein says:

    Friday – Vivien Leigh


  51. beachgal says:

    Friday’s lady is Vivien Leigh in Fire Over England


  52. beachgal says:

    Friday’s 2nd’ ‘funny’ shot is Vivian Leigh with the back of Lee Marvin in Ship of Fools


  53. beachgal says:

    The first ‘funny’ photo for Friday’s actress is Vivian Leigh in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone


  54. Mary Mallory says:

    Vivien Leigh today/


  55. juliemerholz says:

    Fire Over England 1937 Starring Flora Robson, Raymond Massey, Leslie Banks, Laurence Olivier,
    and Vivien Leigh with Morton Selten


  56. william says:

    In my guess yesterday, I couldnt tell the difference between queen(s) Victoria & Elizabeth even with the correct answer right in front of me….so much for my concerns of English Monarchists & Aristocrats. But today, Fri, the mystery lady at the keyboard is Scarlett O’Hara….of that, I”m quite certain.


  57. Gary Martin says:

    Just in from a week in Boston. This is Raymond Massey, Flora Robson, Leslie Banks, Morton Selten, Vivien Leigh, and, of course, Larry. I was once introduced to Vivien. That is a long story and I will forego it here.


  58. Anne Papineau says:

    The Ghost and Mr. Chicken was a real hit of the kiddie matinee at the Carmel Valley Community Center in 1960-something … That and “Zebra in the Kitchen” and “Island of the Blue Dolphins.” I recall a riot one Saturday.


  59. kthursby says:

    “The Reluctant Astronaut” was my favorite.


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