Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)


Don’t these Art Deco kitty bookends look somewhat familiar from some other movie title?

Obviously this movie is “Green Mansions” (MGM 1959).  No, it’s “Little Women” (RKO 1933).  OK, it’s “Man of Two Worlds” (RKO 1934). Or how about “Of Human Bondage?” (RKO 1934).

Dec. 13, 2014, Mystery Photo
No, it’s actually “Ann Vickers.”

Dec. 8, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Monday, we have this rather rustic mystery gent.

This is Mitchell Lewis, a prolific but usually uncredited actor whom you will remember from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Dec. 9, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Tuesday, we have a somewhat morose chap.

This is our director, John Cromwell, hamming it up in a cameo.

Please congratulate Mary Mallory, Howard Mandelbaum, Mark A. Vieira, Don Danard and Lee Ann, Megan and Thom for identifying Monday’s mystery fellow.


And for Wednesday, we have a mystery woman.

Helen Eby-Rock as the wonderfully named Kitty Cognac.

Dec. 11, 2014, Mystery Photo

And for Thursday, a chap in uniform.

This is Bruce Cabot, missing Fay Wray and the big lug himself, King Kong.

Please congratulate Mitch for identifying Monday’s mystery fellow.

Fear not…. all will become clear tomorrow.

Dec. 12, 2014, Mystery Photo

In our mystery film, a woman is hanged. For the record, California has only executed four women and none by hanging. Juanita “The Duchess” Spinelli was the first woman to be legally executed in California and that was by the gas chamber. She was followed by Louise Peete (1946), Barbara Graham (1955) and Elizabeth “Ma” Duncan (1962).

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery movie and guests), Jenny M. (Thursday’s mystery guest), Julie Merholz (mystery movie and guests), Chrisbo (Thursday’s mystery guest), Don Danard (Thursday’s mystery guest), Patrick (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), David Harzog (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Lee Ann Megan and Thom (mystery movie and guests),   Benito (mystery movie and guests), Dewey Webb (mystery movie and guests),  William (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest) and Michael Ryerson (mystery movie and guests).

Dec. 12, 2014, Mystery Movie

Here’s the first big giveaway.

This is the lovely and vivacious Edna May Oliver, known for her starring role in “The Penguin Pool Murder.”

Dec. 12, 2014, Mystery Movie

And here’s the second big giveaway.

This is the great Walter Huston.

Dec. 12, 2014, Mystery Movie

And finally – our mystery movie asks us to believe that this mystery guest is a wallflower.

And Irene Dunne.

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

  1. Tim Doherty says:

    Noah Beery Sr?


  2. It’s MGM stalwart, Mitchell Lewis. Green-faced, he confronts Dorothy, “She’s dead. You’ve killer her.”


  3. stanhope1929 says:

    Is this Dewey Robinson?


  4. Don Danard says:

    I believe it’s Mitchell Lewis


  5. Dan Nather says:

    Reminds me of Ray Collins, but I know that’s not him , , ,


  6. Chrisbo says:

    Victor Kilian?


  7. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    We think this is Mitchell Lewis, well known as M. Lefarge, husband of a blood thirsty tricoteuse, and the captain of the guards who gives the wicked witch’s broom to Dorothy.


  8. David Inman says:

    Irving Pichel in “The Story of Temple Drake”?


  9. Dewey Webb says:

    looks like Frank Wilcox but probably isn’t


  10. juliemerholz says:

    Charley Chase


  11. Anne Papineau says:

    Can’t figure out if it’s a western, a World War I saga or a prison matron movie …


  12. Mitch says:

    Mitch Lewis


  13. Mary Mallory says:

    Today is Bruce Cabot.


  14. Mary Mallory says:

    ANN VICKERS. Should have gotten director John Cromwell Tuesday. Is it Katherine Block yesterday?


  15. Jenny M says:

    Bruce Cabot


  16. juliemerholz says:

    Bruce Cabot


  17. Chrisbo says:

    Bruce Cabot on Thursday?


  18. Don Danard says:

    Bruce Cabot today. Looks like he’s thinking about being on Skull Island!!


  19. Patrick says:

    I know Thursday’s chap in a uniform is Bruce Cabot; I think the film is “Ann Vickers” from 1933.


  20. juliemerholz says:

    Ann Vickers 1933 with Irene Dunne, Walter Huston, Conrad Nagel.


  21. juliemerholz says:

    Estelle Brody on Wednesday.


  22. juliemerholz says:

    Young John Cromwell


  23. Today, Bruce Cabot.


  24. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Thursday’s soldier looks like Bruce Cabot. Still haven’t figured out the movie!


  25. juliemerholz says:

    Monday J. Carroll Naish


  26. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    How about John Cromwell as the melancholy soldier on Tuesday?


  27. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Is the mystery movie “Ann Vickers”?


  28. Benito says:

    Bruce Cabot on Thursday. Guessing the movie is ANN VICKERS because of the woman in the gray bar hotel


  29. Dewey Webb says:

    Mitchell Lewis, John Cromwell, Helen Eby-Rock & Bruce Cabot in ANN vickers


  30. william says:

    “Ann Vickers”, 1933……Thur…… Bruce Cabot


  31. Monday we have the doughy faced, plastic features of Mitchell Lewis, looking for all the world like a first cousin to Jerry Seinfeld’s next door neighbor Kramer. On Tuesday, we have the director of Ann Vickers (1933), John Cromwell (father of noted actor James Cromwell, L.A. Confidential heavy), stepping out in front of the camera to provide a forlorn note to the proceedings, and on Wednesday the finely wrought features of Ellen Eby-Rock and finally Thursday Bruce Cabot, perhaps at his zenith as a leading man, having just returned from Skull Island and that giant ape thing, sliding toward a career as a supporting player.


  32. Mary Mallory says:

    Edna May Oliver, walter Huston, and Irene Dunne.


  33. Chrisbo says:

    Edna Mae Oliver and Walter Huston would make this Anne Vickers


  34. Rick says:

    Irene Dunne Walter Huston Ann Vickers


  35. LC says:

    Well, I was a little unsure until I saw Bruce Cabot, but now I know it’s Ann Vickers (1933) w/Walter Houston, Irene Dunne & Edna May Oliver.


  36. beachgal says:

    The lady in the chair with the hat on (Thurs or Friday?) is Edna May Oliver.


  37. beachgal says:

    Friday’s gentleman and lady are Walter Huston and Irene Dunne


  38. beachgal says:

    Thurs’ chap in uniform is Bruce Cabot


  39. beachgal says:

    Wen’s mystery actress is Helen Eby-Rock


  40. beachgal says:

    Monday’s gent is Mitchell Lewis


  41. beachgal says:

    Tues is Conrad Nagel?


  42. beachgal says:

    The movie is Ann Vickers


  43. mandymarie20 says:

    Friday the women are definitely Edna Mae Oliver and Irene Dunne. Not sure about the gent.


  44. mandymarie20 says:



  45. Gary Martin says:

    Let’s see …Edna Mae Oliver, Bruce Cabot, Walter Huston, and Irene Dunne. It must be Ann Vickers, 1933 …unless IMBD is messed up. But who is Monday’s man? A young J Carroll Nash? I was almost certain it was a young Robert Newton …alto he didn’t come along until the 40’s …


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