Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

'I Accuse!'
This week’s mystery movie has been the 1957 MGM picture “I Accuse!” The film stars Jose Ferrer (who also directed), Anton Walbrook, Viveca Lindfors, Leo Genn, Emlyn Williams, David Farrar, Donald Wolfit and Herbert Lom.  The screenplay was by Gore Vidal, from a book by Nicholas Halasz.

“I Accuse!” It has never been commercially released on VHS or DVD.

'I Accuse'
The film was photographed by F.A. “Freddie” Young, who won Academy Awards for “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Dr. Zhivago” and “Ryan’s Daughter.”  It was released in CinemaScope with “process lenses by Panavision.”

'I Accuse'

According to the IMDB entry, “I Accuse!” was filmed in standard Academy aspect ratio and then printed in CinemaScope with the images cropped as the “process lenses by Panavision” would tend to indicate. I’m not an expert on the matter and will leave it to others to investigate this matter further.

Dec. 28, 2015, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery woman.

Update: This is Violet Gould.



And for Tuesday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Emlyn Williams.


Dec. 30, 2015, Mystery Photo


Dec. 30, 2015, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery woman.

Update: This is Viveca Lindfors.

Dec. 31, 2015, Mystery Photo


Dec. 31, 2015, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Anton Walbrook.

Wednesday’s mystery woman rang a few bells among the Brain Trust. Sheila was first to identify the mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest, followed by Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and mystery guests), Jenny M (Wednesday’s mystery woman), Barbara Klein (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest), Don Danard (Wednesday’s mystery woman) and Lee Ann Thom and Megan (mystery movie and mystery guests).

Jan. 1, 2016, Mystery Photo

And for our last post of the week and first of the new year, a mystery gent.

Update: This is Jose Ferrer.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (mystery movie and guests), Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery guest), Dewey Webb (mystery movie, Monday’s and Wednesday’s mystery guests), Jenny M (Thursday’s mystery guest), Barbara Klein (Thursday’s mystery guest), Gary Martin (Thursday’s mystery guest/wrong movie), Bob Hansen (Thursday’s mystery guest), Anne Papineau (Thursday’s mystery gent) and Lee Ann, Thom and Megan (Thursday’s mystery guest).

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

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    An older Wendy Hiller?


  2. skretvedt1958 says:

    Hmm. Type like Connie Gilchrist when she’s in charwoman mode, but I don’t think she’s the one.


  3. Lee Ann says:

    A wild guess–is this Connie Gilchrist?


  4. Mary Mallory says:

    Is the film about Russia? That looks like an eagle behind the woman on Monday. Is today Alan Hale?


  5. Anne Papineau says:

    Just spitballing again … might the film be John Huston’s “Freud”?


  6. Anne Papineau says:

    Is it one of those coming of age movies that features a lot of Lippizaner stallions???


  7. Sheila says:

    Viveca Lindfors for Wednesday, in ‘I Accuse!’


  8. Gary Martin says:

    Whoever they are they certainly have a lot of brick-a-brack. The prop man was busy on that one.


  9. DeweyWebb says:

    Anastasia : The Czar’s Last Daughter


  10. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Monday: Violet Gould
    Tuesday: Emlyn Williams
    Wednesday: Viveca Lindfors
    “I Accuse” (1958)


  11. Jenny M says:

    Viveca Lindfors


  12. Barbara Klein says:

    Viveca Lindfors in I Accuse!


  13. Don Danard says:

    Looks like Viveca Lindfors (sp?)


  14. Barbara Klein says:

    “I Accuse!”

    Wednesday – Viveca Lindfors


  15. Lee Ann, Thom and Megan says:

    Our guess Is I Accuse, with Viveca Lindfors for Wednesday, Emlyn Williams for Tuesday, and Violet Gould for Monday.


  16. Anne Papineau says:

    The Czech “My Fair Lady”?


  17. Mary Mallory says:

    Anton Walbrook and GASLIGHT.


  18. Mary Mallory says:

    I ACCUSE! Violet Gould Monday, Emlyn Williams Tuesday, and Viveca Lindfors yesterday.


  19. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    The lethal charm of Anton Walbrook…


  20. DeweyWebb says:

    Viveca Lindfors, Violet Gould in I ACCUSE


  21. Jenny M says:

    Anton Walbrook in I Accuse!


  22. Barbara Klein says:

    Anton Walbrook for Thursday


  23. Gary Martin says:

    Could it be Anton Walberg and Yvonne Mitchell in Queen of Spades?


  24. Gary Martin says:

    I think I wrote Walberg instead of Walbrook.


  25. Bob Hansen says:

    Is Thursday’s gent Anton Walbrook?


  26. ValleyDave says:

    Thursday’s gent looks like Marius Goring.


  27. Anne Papineau says:

    Closing out 2015, Anton Walbrook


  28. Lee Ann, Thom and Megan says:

    The suave Anton Walbrook for Thursday.


  29. beachgal says:

    Friday is Jose Ferrer


  30. Don Danard says:

    The first Mystery Person for the New Year is Jose Ferrer.


  31. Gary Martin says:

    Well then it’s I Accuse with Anton and Jose Ferrer. Was this a remake of Emil Zola?


  32. Dan Nather says:

    Didn’t recognize anybody until Anton Walbrook on Thursday and Jose Ferrer on Friday. The movie is I ACCUSE! (1958). (Lord, I hope I’m right!)


  33. Barbara Klein says:

    Jose Ferrer


  34. Benito says:

    Anton Walbrook and Jose Ferrer in I Accuse, 1958. The Dreyfus itinerary included Devils Island.


  35. LC says:

    I Accuse! w/Jose Ferrer, Anton Walbrook, Viveca Lindfors.


  36. Michael Jaffe says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen… I can also offer a view on another “mystery gent” you might have missed. Take a look at the image from this link:
    … 4th image down in the sequence… and any guesses as to who that chap behind the desk might be…?


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