This week’s mystery movie has been the 1924 First National Picture “Her Night of Romance,” starring Constance Talmadge (Wednesday’s mystery woman) and Ronald Colman (Friday’s mystery chap). It was directed by Sidney A. Franklin from a story by Hans Kraly. The photography was by Ray Binger and Victor Milner and art direction by William Cameron Menzies and Park French. The movie also featured Albert Gran (Monday’s mystery gent), Jean Hersholt (Thursday’s mystery gent) and James O. Barrows (Tuesday’s mystery guest).
I felt it was time to have a silent mystery movie as I don’t do them very often. “Her Night of Romance” was restored by the Library of Congress and has a mediocre (at best) piano score by Bruce Loeb. It is available from Kino packaged with “Her Sister From Paris.”
Curiously enough, imdb doesn’t give Menzies credit for this picture. The overlords of imdb don’t seem to care for my fixes, so I will let someone else pursue the issue.
You can also watch it here without a score.
For Monday, we have this mystery chap.
Update: This is Albert Gran.
And for Tuesday, we have this helpful chap.
Update: This is James O. Barrows.
Berton Churchill, above, was a leading contender for Monday’s mystery chap, but alas, no.
George Barbier, above, was another contender. But, alas, I’m afraid not.
And for Wednesday, we meet the mysterious daughter of Monday’s mystery fellow.
Update: This is Constance Talmadge.
Please congratulate Mary Mallory and Mike Hawks for identifying Monday’s mystery guest.
Thursday’s mystery guest is not all that mysterious.
Update: This is Jean Hersholt. The woman who plays Hersholt’s secretary (with her back to the camera) is unidentified.
Please congratulate Barbara Klein (mystery movie and guests), Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery guest/wrong movie), Dan Nather (mystery movie and Monday’s and Wednesday’s mystery guests) and Mary Mallory (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest).
And for Friday we have our entirely non-mysterious leading man.
Update: This is Ronald Colman and Constance Talmadge.
Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery butler, Thursday’s mystery fellow), Jenny M (Thursday’s mystery fellow), Anne Papineau (Thursday’s mystery fellow), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Barbara Klein (Thursday’s mystery gent), Julie Merholz (mystery movie and mystery guests), Dan Nather (Tuesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests) and Bob Hansen (Wednesday’s mystery woman).