Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1915 picture “The Coward,” written by Thomas Ince and directed by Ince and Reginald Barker. It was shown in Los Angeles at Clune’s Auditorium in November 1915 with  Dorothy Gish and Wallace Reid in “Old Heidelberg” and Mack Sennett’s “A Favorite Fool” with Eddie Foy and the little Foys.  It will air on TCM on Sunday May 24 at 4:30 a.m. Pacific time as part of the the Memorial Day marathon.

May 18, 2015, Mystery Photo

And for Monday, we have a mystery fellow.

This is Frank Keenan, who died of pneumonia at 1554 Poinsettia Place in 1925 at the age of 70.  His daughter Hilda married comedian Ed Wynn and he was the grandfather of Keenan Wynn.

May 19, 2015, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, our mystery guest has a companion.

This is Minnie Devereaux (or Minnie Provost).

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery movie and guest), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and guest) and Sheila (mystery movie and guest).

May 20, 2015, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, our mystery guest… No….

This is, of course, Orson Welles in “Mr. Arkadin.”

May 20, 2015, Mystery Photo
For Wednesday, our mystery guest …. No, no, no!


May 20, 2015, Mystery Photo
For Wednesday…. I suppose you think this is very funny.

And David Edelstein doing one of his great introductions to this month’s Orson Welles’ movies.

May 20, 2015, Mystery Photo
There. For Wednesday, our mystery guest is in uniform.

This is Charles Ray.

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (Tuesday’s mystery guest), Mike Hawks (Tuesday’s mystery guest), Sarah (mystery movie and guests) and Kevin King (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery guest).

May 21, 2015, Mystery Photo

Now don’t start that again….

May 21, 2015, Mystery Photo
That’s better. For Thursday, Wednesday’s mystery fellow has a mystery companion.

This is Charles Ray and Margaret Gibson (Patricia Palmer).

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Benito (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest), Anne Papineau (mystery movie and mystery guests), Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Bob Hansen (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Barbara Klein (mystery movie and guests) and Dan Nather (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest).

May 22, 2015, Mystery Photo

For Friday, our mystery leading man gets photo-bombed by a handsome young mystery guest.

Charles Ray gets photo-bombed by John Gilbert.

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery woman), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery woman) and Barbara Klein (Thursday’s mystery woman).

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

  1. Lionel Barrymore.


  2. Mary Mallory says:

    Frank Keenan, and is it THE COWARD?


  3. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Frank Keenan in THE COWARD 1915.


  4. Sheila says:

    it’s frank keenan in ‘the coward’.


  5. William says:

    Frederic March


  6. I’m sure it isn’t him but he reminds me of a miserable Frank Morgan.


  7. Mary Mallory says:

    Minnie Devereaux.


  8. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Minnie Provost a.k.a. Minnie Devereaux approaches master Keenan.


  9. Sarah says:

    Found it. The Coward, 1915. So it must be Frank Keenan on Monday and Minnie Devereaux (in politically incorrect blackface) on Tuesday.


  10. Kevin King says:

    Frank Keenan in The Coward. He was a grandfather of Keenan Wynn.


  11. Mary Mallory says:

    You’re putting the star, Charles Ray, in today?


  12. ValleyDave says:

    Is Wednesday’s man in uniform Elmer Clifton ?


  13. Benito says:

    Charles Ray is THE COWARD [1915].


  14. Anne Papineau says:

    Frank Keenan in “The Coward”, 1915 (Monday), with Charles Ray as his son (Wednesday), and I’m hoping that’s Minnie Provost on Tuesday.


  15. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Charles Ray says “this one will make me star”


  16. Bob Hansen says:

    I think Wednesday’s guy is Charles Ray.


  17. Barbara Klein says:

    “The Coward”

    Monday – Frank Keenan
    Tuesday – Minnie Devereaux
    Wednesday – Charles Ray


  18. Dan Nather says:

    Can’t place the people from Monday and Tuesday (for now, I’m resisting the urge to run to the IMDb), but is Wednesday’s actor Charles Ray in THE COWARD?


  19. Mary Mallory says:

    Patricia Palmer, nee Margaret Gibson. I’m assuming John Gilbert is tomorrow, though I thought you would run him yesterday or today.


  20. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Patricia Palmer gets girlish.


  21. Barbara Klein says:

    Thursday – Patricia Palmer, aka Margaret Gibson, aka several other names.


  22. Mary Mallory says:

    Finally, John Gilbert behind Charles Ray.


  23. After a week of surfing Birth of a Nation images and finding nothing, I settle on the 1915 silent, The Coward. Friday we have. playing the title character, Charles Ray and perhaps an early appearance by John Gilbert.


  24. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Although a very early shot, it seems to be John Gilbert.


  25. LC says:

    This is The Coward (1915) w/Frank Keenan, Charles Ray, Gertrude Claire, Minnie Devereaux, Patricia Palmer, and John Gilbert. This was a tough one for me, I really must work on my silent picture knowledge.


  26. LC says:

    Would you believe this just showed this last night (Saturday) on TCM!


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