Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)


April 16, 2016, Mystery Photo

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1937 Warner Bros. picture “The Case of the Stuttering Bishop,” with Donald Woods, Ann Dvorak, Anne Nagel and Linda Perry. It was directed by William Clemens from a screenplay by Kenneth Gamet and Don Ryan, based on a story by Erle Stanley Gardner.

It doesn’t appear that the film was ever commercially released on VHS or DVD.

April 11, 2016, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a distinguished mystery guest.

Update: This is Gordon Hart.

Google image search fail

He may be LBJ, FDR, RR, Jimmy Hoffa, Humphrey Bogart, James Baldwin,  Woodrow Wilson or Father Coughlin. But probably not.

Apri 12, 2016, Mystery Photo




And for Tuesday, we have a mystery gent in a double-breasted suit. Feel free to ignore Back of the Head Guy.

Update: This is Eddy Chandler.

Brain Trust roll call: Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (Monday’s mystery gent) and Don Danard (Monday’s mystery gent. Charles Kjelland is on the right track but is barely out of the station.


Google image search fail

Google will be of no help to you as our mystery guest is not Vladimir Putin, John D. Rockefeller, Malcolm X, Harold Wilson, Earl Warren, George Bernard Shaw or Mark Rothko.

April 13, 2016, Mystery Photo

And for Wednesday, we have a mystery gent. Fear not, we will get to the mystery women in the cast soon enough.

Update: This is Edward McWade.

Brain Trust roll call: Mike Hawks (Tuesday’s mystery gent) and Don Danard (Tuesday’s mystery gent).

April 14, 2016, Mystery Photo

And for Thursday (posting early because I have an appointment tomorrow morning), we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Donald Woods.

Brain Trust roll call: Patrick (mystery movie and mystery guests).

April 15, 2016, Mystery Photo

And for Friday, we have Jacqueline Bisset in “Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?”

Update: This is Ann Dvorak in her last picture for Warner Bros.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and mystery guests), Sheila (Thursday’s mystery leading man and mystery background person), Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery leading man), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and mystery guests), Jenny M (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery leading man), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery movie and Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests) and Barbara Klein (mystery movie and mystery guests).

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

  1. Charles Kjelland says:

    Looks like a judge in another Perry Mason episode, don’t know which!


  2. Gary Martin says:

    This is NOT Paul Ford.


  3. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Could this be Gordon Hall?


  4. Don Danard says:

    First name that popped into my head was Gordon Hart. So I’ll go with that.


  5. stanhope1929 says:

    You’ll think I’m barmy, but it looks like Irving Bacon…


  6. Mike Hawks says:

    Eddie Chandler takes the stand.


  7. Don Danard says:

    I’m pretty sure the latest Mystery Man is Eddie Chandler.


  8. Candy Cassell says:

    I´d like to know what Tuesday´s mystery gent has in his hands. Perhaps an impossibly early prototype of a mini iPod? 🙂


  9. Anne Papineau says:

    Funny thing, my closest (and doubtless incorrect) guesses are Joseph Schenk on Monday and Sam Goldwyn on Tuesday.


  10. Patrick says:

    Gordon Hart, Eddy Chandler and Edward McWade in The Case of the Stuttering Bishop from 1937. (Back of the Head Guy might be Charles Wilson.)


  11. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Donald Woods as Perry Mason in THE CASE OF THE STUTTERING BISHOP
    Monday: Gordon Hart
    Tuesday: Eddy Chandler
    Wednesday: Edward McWade


  12. Sheila says:

    Donald Woods for Thursday, and the gent to the left of him George Lloyd?


  13. Mary Mallory says:

    Donald Woods today.


  14. Lorenzo says:

    Thursday’s guest sure looks a lot like My Little Margie’s Vern Albright aka Charles Ferrell.


  15. beachgal says:

    Thurs gent looks like Robert Sterling.


  16. Gary Martin says:

    And this is not Don Ameche…


  17. Mike Hawks says:

    Now I see the light. CASE OF THE STUTTERING BISHOP 1937. Gordon Hart, Edward McWade and Donald Woods.


  18. Jenny M says:

    Donald Woods in The Case of the Stuttering Bishop.


  19. Richard Wegescheide says:

    I’m going to say Robert Osterloh for Tuesday. I only remember his name from when I lived in Pittsburgh, where he had a little celebrity. It’s not 711 Ocean Drive, and I don’t see Chet Huntley as himself, which would be ‘I Cheated the Law’, which I have seen since 1980. Those are the only pictures I remember him in.


  20. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Thursday’s gent is Donald Wood; Wednesday is Edward McWade. The movie is The Case of the Stuttering Bishop.


  21. Barbara Klein says:

    The Case of the Stuttering Bishop

    Gordon Hart, Eddy Chandler, Edward McWade, Donald Woods


  22. Mary Mallory says:

    Ann Dvorak and the Case of the Stuttering Bishop.


  23. Don Danard says:

    The wonderful Ann Dvorak today.


  24. Ann Dvorak, finishing out her Warners contract.


  25. Barbara Klein says:

    Ann Dvorak


  26. Mike Hawks says:

    Enter co-star Ann Dvorak.


  27. beachgal says:

    Thurs is Donald Woods – the film is The Case of the Stuttering Bishop. Friday is Ann Dvorak.


  28. Benito says:

    Ann Dvorak was Della Street? Awreet!


  29. Sarah says:

    Better late than never. It’s “The Case of the Stuttering Bishop” (the 1937 version, not the 1959 version, which I would have probably been able to identify on Monday!).


  30. Mary Mallory says:

    The bishop has a great last name!


  31. Dan Nather says:

    THE CASE OF THE STUTTERING BISHOP is available on DVD as part of the Warner Archive’s “Perry Mason: The Original Warner Bros. Movies Collection,” which includes all six of the Perry Mason movies from the 1930s.

    Incidentally, Donald Woods had a supporting role in the first Perry Mason movie THE CASE OF THE HOWLING DOG (1934, with Warren William).


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