Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + +)

Oct. 3, 2015, Mystery Movie
This week’s movie has been the 1946 Columbia picture “Johnny O’Clock,” starring Dick Powell and Evelyn Keyes. The movie was directed by Robert Rossen, with Lee J. Cobb, Ellen Drew, Nina Foch, S. Thomas Gomez, John Kellogg, Jim Bannon, Mabel Paige and Phil Brown. The screenplay is by Rossen from a story by Milton Holmes. It was photographed by Burnett Guffey, with art direction by Stephen Goosson and Cary Odell, with set decorations by James Crowe.

It is available in the Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics IV collection from TCM, with “So Dark the Night,” “Walk a Crooked Mile,” “Between Midnight and Dawn” and “Walk East on Beacon.”

Sept. 30, 2015, Mystery Photo
Update: This is  Thomas Gomez, billed as S. Thomas Gomez.

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I think the Brain Trust has given its views on using Google image search in the mystery photos…. From now on, it’s taboo – although everyone is on their honor not to use it.

Here’s a mystery guest for Wednesday.

 

 

Oct. 1, 2015, Mystery Photo

And for Thursday, we have this mystery woman.

Update: This is Mabel Paige.

Wednesday’s mystery movie and guest were identified by dlhartzog.

Wednesday’s mystery guest was identified by Mary Mallory, Julie Merholz, Mike Hawks, Randy Skretvedt, Jenny M, Sarah, Tim Doherty, Howard Mandelbaum, Kirk Silsbee, Chrisbo (wrong movie), Benito, Stanhope, Roget-L.A.,  June, Arye Michael Bender, Dan, Michael Ryerson, Gary Martin, Patrick and Bob Hansen.

Oct. 2, 2015, Mystery Photo

And for Friday, we have Alan Arkin and James Caan in “Freebie and the Bean.”

Update: This is Lee J. Cobb and Dick Powell.

Brain Trust roll call: Sheila (Wednesday’s mystery and Thursday’s mystery guests), Julie Merholz (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Jenny M. (Thursday’s mystery woman), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Don Danard (Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Dewey Webb (Thursday’s mystery guest), Diane Ely (Thursday’s mystery guest), Dennis Gilliam (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Sarah (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Patrick (mystery movie and mystery guests) and dlhartzog (Thursday’s mystery guest).

Mike Hawks informs us that he is off to a silent film festival in  Pordenone, Italy, and we are urging him to write something for us. Here’s a pdf of the catalog in case you are interested. (It’s in Italian and English).

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71 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + +)

  1. juliemerholz says:

    Thomas Gomez

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  2. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Thomas Gomez in???

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  3. Looks like Thomas Gomez to me, although he’s dressed better here than in “Ride the Pink Horse.”

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  4. Jenny M says:

    Thomas Gomez

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  5. Sarah says:

    Thomas Gomez on Wednesday.

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  6. Tim Doherty says:

    Thomas Gomez?

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  7. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    A formal Thomas Gomez..

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  8. Kirk Silsbee says:

    It’s the great character actor Thomas Gomez.

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  9. Chrisbo says:

    Thomas Gomez in Come to the Stable?

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  10. amycondit says:

    Is it Dan Seymour?

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  11. Benito says:

    Looks like Thomas Gomez. He was the crooked policeman in MACAO.

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  12. dlhartzog says:

    Thomas Gomez, Johnny O’Clock?

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  13. stanhope1929 says:

    Thomas Gomez!

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  14. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Wednesday’s mystery guest is Thomas Gomez.

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  15. Gretchen says:

    I’m only a member of the Brain Trust by injection and by proxy, but I wouldn’t use a Google Images search for this purpose and that is why I very seldom comment. I don’t know most of these old actors and movies, and I’m in awe of Mary, Eve, Benito, and all the other regulars who do have an extensive knowledge of Hollywood history. It would border on reprehensible to cheat and pretend to be one of them. Maybe in the 21st Century the concept of “no cheating” has fallen by the wayside in favor of “laziness”, “entitlement”, and “15 minutes of fame”.

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  16. June says:

    Thomas Gomez

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  17. aryedirect says:

    My brain freezes after his first name, Thomas…?

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  18. Dan says:

    The almost-always sinister Thomas Gomez.

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  19. well, as I said earlier this morning, this looks like Thomas Gomez to me. Still does. But I don’t see any ‘comments’. Could mean everybody got this one right.

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  20. Lee Rivas says:

    “But that would be cheating, old boy”

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  21. Gary Martin says:

    I RECOGNIZE this gentleman as Thomas Gomez. Before committing myself to naming the film I will have to determine if the fire is going in the fireplace.

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  22. Patrick says:

    Thomas Gomez

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  23. Bob Hansen says:

    Definitely Thomas Gomez on Wednesday, but I don’t know the film (yet).

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  24. Sheila says:

    Thomas Gomez on Wednesday.

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  25. Sheila says:

    Mabel Paige?

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  26. juliemerholz says:

    Mabel Paige

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  27. Jenny M says:

    Mabel Paige

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  28. juliemerholz says:

    Johnny O’Clock 1947

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  29. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Mabel Paige should make the movie JOHNNY O’CLOCK. That is it for me until October 12th. I am off to Pordenone, Italy for the silent film festival.

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  30. Don Danard says:

    Looks like Mabel Paige today.

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  31. Don Danard says:

    And it was Thomas Gomez the day before Mabel.

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  32. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Mabel Paige in Johnny O’Clock.

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  33. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Is Thursday’s mystery woman Beulah Bondi?

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  34. Diane Ely says:

    Mabel Paige on Thursday. Lucy & Ethel bought a dress shop from her!

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  35. Wednesday: Thomas Gomez

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  36. Sarah says:

    It’s Mabel Paige in “Johnny O’Clock.”

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  37. Patrick says:

    I recognized Mabel Paige from one of my favorite oddball comedies from the ’40s, Murder, He Says. Mabel Paige + Thomas Gomez = Johnny O’Clock from 1947.

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  38. Although I do not know her, I’m guessing Edith Evanson purely based on knowing Tuesday’s fellow. If correct, then the film must be ‘Singapore’.

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  39. stanhope1929 says:

    It looks a bit like Mildred Dunnock, in age makeup…

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  40. dlhartzog says:

    Today, Mabel Paige

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  41. Anne Papineau says:

    She’s a little Blossom Rock-ish.

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  42. Mary Mallory says:

    Lee J. Cobb and Dick Powell today, so it’s JOHNNY O’CLOCK. Is yesterday’s lady Mabel Paige?

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  43. juliemerholz says:

    Lee J. Cobb and Dick Powell

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  44. juliemerholz says:

    Why is Mike Hawks going to the silent film festival?

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    • Mary Mallory says:

      It’s a week long silent film festival in Italy, showcasing silents from around the world. They charge relatively nothing to attend. It’s an opportunity to see things you might not get to see otherwise. I’ve been twice, and I’d love to go again. Mike is always looking to see “new” old films he’s never seen before.

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  45. Charles Kjelland says:

    Lee J Cobb, Dick Powell, and Thomas Gomez in Johnny O’Clock!

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  46. Jenny M says:

    Lee J. Cobb and Dick Powell in Johnny O’Clock.

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  47. Barbara Klein says:

    “Johnny O’Clock”

    Wednesday – Thomas Gomez
    Thursday – Mabel Paige
    Friday – Lee J. Cobb and Dick Powell

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  48. beachgal says:

    Friday’s guy on the left is Lee J. Cobb but no idea what film this might be

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  49. Patrick says:

    Lee J. Cobb and Dick Powell

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  50. Benito says:

    Johnny O’Clock [1947], with tough guys Lee J. Cobb and Dick Powell on Friday. Best lines:
    Chuck Blayden: You get in my way and I’ll kill you.
    Johnny O’Clock: You took the words right out of my mouth.

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  51. Well, with these two, Lee J. Cobb and Dick Powell this is going to be the improbably titled Johnny O’Clock. I wonder if anyone else was struck at a young age with how many ‘Johnnys’ there were? When I was a kid (pre-internet, pre-IMdB) I tried to sort of keep track of them, Johnny Eager, Apollo, O’ Clock, Belinda, Concho, Angel, Dark, Trouble, and so on. And don’t forget Johnny Yuma and Johnny Staccato. Ha. I guess the screenwriters/producers felt the vaguely punchy title was worth some box-office.

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    • lmharnisch says:

      Don’t forget the very strange “Johnny Guitar.”

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      • Oh my gosh. Ha. Of course, Johnny Guitar. Gross oversight. Joan was sliding into self-parody at this point but as god is my witness I think the image of Sterling Hayden with a guitar slung over his shoulder (and you knew he’d have to strum it and warble a little tune, else why have it?) was the best part. With Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge chewing the scenery, I was surprised anything was left standing by the end of the film. Scott Brady as ‘Dancin’ Kid’. Whew.

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  52. aryedirect says:

    Lee J. Cobb, along with the Noirish Dick Powell. Put them all together, and it must be ‘Johnny O’Clock’.

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  53. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Lee J. Cobb and Dick Powell.

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  54. Dewey Webb says:

    Johnny 0’Clock

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  55. ValleyDave says:

    Wednesday: Thomas Gomez, Thursday: Mabel Paige, Friday:
    Lee J. Cobb and Dick Powell. Movie is “Johnny O’clock.”

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  56. Rogét-L.A. says:

    For Friday, we have Lee J. Cobb and Dick Powell in “Johnny O’Clock” (1947).

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  57. Rogét-L.A. says:

    That would make Thursday’s mystery woman Mabel Paige as the “Slatternly Woman Tenant”.

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  58. LC says:

    It’s Johnny O’Clock (1947) w/Mable Paige, Dick Powell & Lee J. Cobb. And to think I did it without Google reverse image search, of course, Powell & Cobb gave it away! (But I did know Mable P.)

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