Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

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This week’s mystery movie was “The Big Combo,” a 1955 movie released by Allied Artists, starring Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte (Friday’s mystery gent), Brian Donlevy (Thursday’s mystery fellow), Jean Wallace (Friday’s mystery woman), with a young Lee Van Cleef (Thursday’s mystery gent), Earl Holliman (Thursday’s mystery gent), Helen Walker (Wednesday’s mystery woman), Jay Adler (Monday’s mystery chap) and Helene Stanton (Tuesday’s mystery woman). It was written by Philip Yordan, photographed by John Alton, with a great score by David Raksin and directed by Joseph Lewis,

“The Big Combo” is in public domain and is available at Archive.org.

 

Feb. 21, 2015, Mystery Photo
Bonus gent: Cornel Wilde.

Feb 16, 2015, Mystery Photo

And for Monday, we have a mystery gent.

This is Jay Adler.

Feb. 17, 2015, Mystery Photo

And for Tuesday, a mystery woman.

This is Helene Stanton.

Please congratulate Julie Merholz (mystery fellow), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery fellow), Jenny M (mystery fellow), Don Danard (mystery fellow), Arye Michael Bender (partial credit for mystery fellow’s brother), dlhartzog (mystery movie and mystery guest), Kristine Schueler (mystery fellow),  Dan (partial credit for mystery fellow’s brother) and Patrick (mystery fellow).

Feb. 18, 2015, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, a not so mysterious woman.

This is Helen Walker in her last movie appearance.

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (Monday’s mystery fellow), Dennis Gilliam (Monday’s mystery gent), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie, Tuesday’s mystery guest), dlhartzog (Tuesday’s mystery woman and mystery cast), Mike Hawks (mystery movie, mystery guests) and ValleyDave (Monday’s mystery gent).

Feb. 18, 2015, Mystery Photo

And for Thursday, three non-mysterious gents.

A young Lee Van Cleef, Brian Donlevy and Earl Holliman.

Please congratulate Julie Merholz (mystery movie and cast), Dewey Webb (mystery movie), Jenny M (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest), Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Bob Levinson (Monday’s mystery gent), Valley Dave (mystery movie and mystery guests). Gary Martin, alas, no.

Feb. 20, 2015, mystery photo

For Friday, we have Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider in “The Passenger.”

OK. This isn’t really “The Passenger.” It’s Richard Conte and Jean Wallace.

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery movie and guests), Jenny M (Thursday’s mystery guests), Patrick (mystery movie and mystery guests), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery guests), Gary Martin (one of Thursday’s mystery guests), Rick (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guests), Dennis Gilliam (mystery movie and Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Don Danard (Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Lee Ann Megan and Thom (mystery movie), Earl Boebert (one of Thursday’s mystery guests) and LC (mystery movie).

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

  1. juliemerholz says:

    Jay Adler

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  2. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Don’t trust Jay Adler.

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  3. Jenny M says:

    Jay Adler

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  4. Don Danard says:

    Today it’s Jay Adler, Luther’s brother.

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  5. aryedirect says:

    While he looks like a sad Luther Adler, I know he is not. This fellow, who’s name refuses to come to memory, played secondary, often Jewish, gangsters toward the end of the Noir period.

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  6. dlhartzog says:

    Jay Adler, The Big Combo

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  7. Kristine Schueler says:

    Wow- I think he was in the film 33 River Street as a jeweler’s fence…..I could be wrong

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  8. Dan says:

    Luther Adler, I believe.

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  9. Patrick says:

    Monday’s mystery gent is Jay Adler.

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  10. juliemerholz says:

    Marie Windsor in the Killing.

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  11. juliemerholz says:

    Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C, Flippen, Ted de Corsia, Elisha Cook, Jr., Timothy Carey, Joe Turkel, Rodney Dangerfield, all directed by Stanly Kubrick. What a cast!

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  12. Monday is one of Noir’s great weasels, Jay Adler.

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  13. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Helene Stanton in “The Big Combo.”

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  14. dlhartzog says:

    Today, Helene Stanton, upcoming, Cornell Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donleavy, Jean Wallace, Lee Van Cleef, Ted de Corsia, Earl Holliman and Helen Walker, a great cast.

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  15. MIKE HAWKS says:

    At last my brain started to work. Jay Adler.

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  16. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Whoa! This is Helene Stanton in THE BIG COMBO.

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  17. ValleyDave says:

    Monday’s mystery man is Jay Adler.

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  18. juliemerholz says:

    oops The Big Combo with Helene Stanton Helen Walker, Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace, Robert Middleton, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, John Hoyt, Ted de Corsia. Whit Bissell, wrirter Philip Yordan.

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  19. Dewey Webb says:

    The Big Combo (with 1000 Island dressing)

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  20. Jenny M says:

    Helen Walker in The Big Combo.

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  21. MIKE HAWKS says:

    What is Helen Walker thinking about.

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  22. Gary Martin says:

    She reminds me of Elizabeth Wilson. I’m not saying she is unless I am right.

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  23. ValleyDave says:

    Monday: Jay Adler, Tuesday: Helene Stanton, Wednesday: Helen Walker. Movie is
    “The Big Combo” from Allied Artists in 1955.

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  24. Mary Mallory says:

    Brian Donlevy and Earl Holliman today.

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  25. Charles Kjelland says:

    One of the actors today is Brian Ahern, that’s the best I can do!

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  26. Mary Mallory says:

    Lee Van Cleef today too and THE BIG COMBO.

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  27. Jenny M says:

    Lee Van Cleef, Brian Donlevy, and Earl Holliman.

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  28. Patrick says:

    Tuesday = Helene Stanton, Wednesday = Helen Walker and Thursday = Lee Van Cleef, Brian Donlevy and Earl Holliman in “The Big Combo” from 1955.

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  29. MIKE HAWKS says:

    The line up includes Lee Van Cleef, Brian Donlevy and Earl Holliman.

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  30. Gary Martin says:

    OK. Brian Donlevey.

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  31. Rick says:

    Lee Van Cleef, Brian Donleavy, Earl Holliman – The Big Combo

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  32. I should have gotten this one earlier, as it is one of my favorite Noirs. Wednesday: Helen Walker and Thursday: Brian Donlevy with the inseparable Lee Van Cleef and Earl Holliman. Film: The Big Combo.

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  33. Don Danard says:

    The three characters are Lee Van Cleef, Brian Donlevy and Earl Holliman.
    And, I think the concerned young woman is Helen Walker.

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  34. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    We’re late to the party, but it’s “The big Combo” this week.

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  35. Earl Boebert says:

    Well, Thursday is Brian Donlevy, so my guess is “Killer McCoy”

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  36. LC says:

    The Big Combo (1955)

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  37. Mary Mallory says:

    Richard Conte and Jean Wallace. Poor Cornel out in the cold.

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  38. Patrick says:

    Friday = Richard Conte and Jean Wallace.

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  39. beachgal says:

    Friday’s mystery man is Richard Conte I think

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  40. Friday’s stars are Jean Wallace and Richard Conte, as a Mob King, presaging his later role in The Godfather.

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  41. william says:

    “The Big Combo”, 1955

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  42. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Richard Conte gets tough with Jean Wallace.

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  43. Gary Martin says:

    Richard Conte.

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  44. Gary Martin says:

    Oh, yes, Helen Walker. And then Jean Wallace would make it The Big Combo.

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  45. beachgal says:

    Thursday’s gents are Brian Donlevy, Roy Gordon and Earl Holliman – Tuesday’s actress is Helene Stanton. Wednesday’s actress is Helen Walker. Monday’s actor is Jay Adler (I think). The actress with Richard Conte on Friday’s photo is Jean Wallace. The film is The Big Combo

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  46. Benito says:

    THE BIG COMBO is this week’s movie. PS Helene Stanton is more “interesting” as a brunette.

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