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.”
Update: This is Thomas Gomez, billed as S. Thomas Gomez.
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.
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.
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).