This week’s mystery movie has been the 1946 Paramount picture “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers,” starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, (Friday’s mystery guests), Judith Anderson (bonus mystery guest), Roman Bohnen (not shown) and Darryl Hickman (not shown). It was written by Robert Rossen from a story by Jack Patrick, photographed by Victor Milner, with art direction by Hans Dreier and John Meehan, process photography by Farciot Edouart and set decoration by Sam Comer and Jerry Welch. Music is by Miklos Rozsa, costumes by Edith Head, and the film was produced by Hal B. Wallis. Directed by Lewis Milestone.
“The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” is on Netflix, and is available on DVD and Blu-ray from several vendors on Amazon but be selective about the quality. It’s also going to be on TCM next week as part of the “Summer of Darkness” series, so you may want to set your DVR.
Judith Anderson, two years after making “Laura.”
For Monday, we have this young mystery guest.
Update: This is Janis Wilson.
For Tuesday, we have this very sleepy fellow, hitching a ride with our all too recognizable leading man.
Update: This is indeed Blake Edwards.
Please congratulate Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and guest), Megan, Lee Ann and Thom (mystery guest), Andrew (mystery guest), Roget-L.A. (mystery movie and guest), LC (mystery movie and guest) and Valley Dave (mystery movie and guest).
And for Wednesday, we have this dapper mystery gentleman.
Update: This is Walter Baldwin.
Please congratulate Howard Mandelbaum (Tuesday’s mystery sailor), Candy Cassell (half-credit for the wrong mystery guest, but he is in the mystery movie) and dlhartzog (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery guest).
Now there is one snazzy mystery bartender. Is that our mystery leading man reflected in the mirror behind the bar? Could be.
Update: This is Bob Perry.
Please congratulate Jenny M (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Anne Papineau (mystery movie and mystery guests), Chrisbo (Wednesday’s mystery guest), David Inman (Wednesday’s mystery guest) and Don Danard (Wednesday’s mystery guest).
For Friday, we have two mystery couples.
Update: Lizabeth Scott and Van Heflin.
Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery movie and guests) and Lee Ann, Thom and Megan (mystery movie and guests).
Update: La Stanwyck and Kirk Douglas
Howard Mandelbaum gets half-credit for Thursday’s mystery guest. He’s in the movie, but has a different role.