Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

March 21, 2015, I Like Your Nerve
This week’s mystery movie has been the 1931 First National picture “I Like Your Nerve” with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (Thursday’s mystery guest), Loretta Young (Friday’s mystery guest), Henry Kolker (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Claude Allister (Tuesday’s mystery guest), Edmund Breon (Monday’s mystery guest) and Boris Karloff (Wednesday’s mystery guest). It was directed by William McGann, written by Roland Pertwee and adapted by Huston Branch. The movie does not appear to be generally available, but aired in January 2013, when Loretta Young was star of the month on TCM.


March 16, 2015, Mystery Photo

And for Monday, we have a mystery gent.

This is Edmund Breon.

March 17, 2015, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have this mystery chap with a stylish monocle. Our mystery leading man has been cropped out because he’s too recognizable.

This is Claude Allister.

March 18, 2015, Mystery Photo

Wednesday’s mystery gents.

Henry Kolker and Boris Karloff.

Please congratulate Mary Mallory, Mike Hawks and Floyd Thursby for identifying Tuesday’s mystery chap. I’ll give Don Danard half-credit for identifying Monday’s mystery gent.

March 19, 2015, Mystery Photo

Thursday’s non-mystery bloke is in a bit of a jam and Tuesday’s mystery fellow is going to help him out.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. chats with Claude Allister.

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery movie and Monday’s and Wednesday’s mystery guests), Ed (Wednesday’s mystery guest), David Inman (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guests), Earl Boebert (Wednesday’s mystery guest/wrong movie), Barbara Klein (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Anne Papineau (mystery movie and mystery guests), Gary Martin (half-credit for Wednesday’s mystery guest/wrong movie), Julie Merholz (Wednesday’s mystery guest), dlhartzog (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guests), Chrisbo (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Benito (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Dennis Gilliam (Wednesday’s mystery guest/wrong movie), Sarah (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Beachgal (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Bruce (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest), Dan Nather (mystery movie and mystery guests), Floyd Thursby (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest) and Bob Hansen (Wednesday’s mystery guest).

March 20, 2015, Mystery Photo

Our (totally not) mystery woman for Friday.

And this is Joan Staley in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.”

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery gent), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery gent), Barbara Klein (mystery movie and guests), Sarah (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), dlhartzog (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Julie Merholz (mystery movie and guests), Patrick (mystery movie and guests), William (mystery movie and Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests),  Beachgal (mystery movie and mystery guests), Jenny M (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), LC (mystery movie and guests) and Dan Nather (Thursday’s mystery gent).

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

  1. Looks a bit like Bert Rovere of Paris Inn fame.


  2. Rickhelin says:

    Please tell me he’s Marty Martyn. I saw this today on the Today Show and it makes you step back a bit. It’s a vintage Hollywood story that’s right up both of our alleys. In case you missed it:


    Rick Helin Historian for The California Pioneers of Santa Clara County


  3. Anne Papineau says:

    Henry Bergman?


  4. aryedirect says:

    Pat O’Brien, aged to look old before his time. He would later grow to look much like that, but his facial skin tone was almost bright red by 1960.


  5. mandymarie20 says:

    I love the newspapers in films. A still really allows the person to check out the elements around the headline the eye is designed to highlight. I assume today’s gentleman is integral to the plot of this week’s mystery film. I don’t know who it is, but I’m intrigued.


  6. Mary Mallory says:

    Claude Allister today.


  7. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Claud Allister appears today.


  8. Don Danard says:

    Is the “I say old Chap” Clive Cook?


  9. Floyd Thursby says:

    Claud Allister for Tuesday.


  10. Mary Mallory says:

    Henry Kolker and Boris Karloff today.


  11. Mary Mallory says:

    Edmond Breon Monday and I Like Your Nerve


  12. Ed says:

    T^he man on the right is Boris Karloff


  13. David Inman says:

    Today we have Henry Kolker and Boris Karloff, and the movie is “I Like Your Nerve.”


  14. Earl Boebert says:

    Boris Karloff, I think, on Wednesday, which suggests “The Love Mart” with Armand Kaliz and Emile Chautaurd and oh, Gilbert Roland as Tuesday’s missing guy.


  15. Barbara Klein says:

    Wednesday – Boris Karloff


  16. Anne Papineau says:

    Claud Allister (monocle), Henry Kolker and Boris Karloff in “I Like Your Nerve”?


  17. Gary Martin says:



  18. juliemerholz says:

    Boris Karloff


  19. juliemerholz says:

    John St. Polis


  20. juliemerholz says:

    The Criminal Code


  21. dlhartzog says:

    Today, Boris Karloff.


  22. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Henry Kolker and Boris Karloff are up to something in I LIKE YOUR NERVE 1931.


  23. Chrisbo says:

    Boris Karloff on the right on Wednesday.


  24. Benito says:

    Boris Karloff on the right today. Otherwise, it’s a parade of fuddy duddies


  25. Wednesday’s butler is Boris Karloff. Could the film be Behind the Curtain, with an early appearance by Charlie Chan ?


  26. Sarah says:

    Surely Boris Karloff isn’t really a mystery gent!


  27. beachgal says:

    Wen’s man on the right looks like Boris Karloff


  28. Bruce says:

    For Wednesday: Boris Karloff in (suggested by IMDb) “I Like Your Nerve”?


  29. Dan Nather says:

    Hmmm . . . That’s Claud Allister, the greatest of the silly-ass English actors, in Tuesday’s photo, and Boris Karloff at the right in today’s photo. That means the film is the 1931 First National opus I LIKE YOUR NERVE, starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Loretta Young, and the other gent in today’s photo is Henry Kolker. Still can’t place the head shot from Monday (Edmund Breon?).


  30. Floyd Thursby says:

    This is Boris Karloff in “I Like Your Nerve.”


  31. Bob Hansen says:

    Boris Karloff on the right on Wednesday.


  32. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Doug Fairbanks, Jr. is in prison but not for long.


  33. Barbara Klein says:

    “I Like Your Nerve”

    Monday – Frank Hagney
    Tuesday – Herbert Bunston
    Wednesday – Boris Karloff and Henry Kolker
    Thursday – Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.


  34. Sarah says:

    Douglas Fairbanks Jr on Thursday means the film is “I Like Your Nerve” (1931).


  35. dlhartzog says:

    Today, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., I Like Your Nerve?


  36. juliemerholz says:

    I Like Your Nerve


  37. Patrick says:

    Monday = Edmund Breon, Tuesday = Claude Allister, Wednesday = Henry Kolker and Boris Karloff, Thursday = Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in “I Like Your Nerve” from 1931.


  38. William says:

    “I like Your Nerve”, 1931……D. Fairbanks Jr, Boris Karloff


  39. beachgal says:

    Thurs non mystery gent is Doug Fairbanks Jr – so this must be I Like Your Nerve (1931) — Tues gent is Claud Allister. So is Wen (at the desk) gent – Henry Kolker.


  40. Jenny M says:

    Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in I Like Your Nerve.


  41. juliemerholz says:

    Edmund Breon, Claud Allister, Henry Kolker, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Loretta Young.


  42. LC says:

    I Like Your Nerve 1931 w/Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, Loretta Young, Boris Karloff, Henry Kolker (sideburn man), & Claud Allister (monocle man).


  43. Dan Nather says:

    Ah yes, there’s Doug Jr! You’d almost think it was he who who was trying to get the other guy out of jail . . .


  44. Mary Mallory says:

    Loretta Young today.


  45. beachgal says:

    Friday’s mystery actress is Loretta Young


  46. Thursday: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., unfazed behind bars. Friday: A young Loretta Young. Movie: I Like Your Nerve, 1931.


  47. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Why does Loretta Young look puzzled.


  48. Barbara Klein says:

    Friday – Loretta Young


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