Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)


Dec. 10, 2016, Mystery Photo
This week’s mystery movie has been the 1957 RKO film “All Mine to Give,” with Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson, Patty McCormack, Ernest Truex, Hope Emerson, Alan Hale, Sylvia Field, Royal Dano, Reta Shaw, Stephen Wootton, Butch Bernard, Yolanda White, Rita Johnson, Ellen Corby, Rosalyn Boulter, Francis DeSales and Jon Provost.

It was written by Dale and Katherine Eunson from a story by Dale Eunson published in Cosmopolitan Magazine. It was photographed by William Skall with music by Max Steiner, art direction by Albert S. D’Agostino and Frank T. Smith, set decoration by Glen Daniels, editing by Bettie Mosher and costumes by Bernice Pontrelli. It was produced by Sam Wiesenthal and directed by Allen Reisner.

The DVD is available from Amazon.


“All Mine to Give” opened in Los Angeles on May 14, 1958, as the second half of a double bill with another RKO film, “I Married a Woman,” starring George Gobel and Diana Dors.

Writing in the Los Angeles Times (May 17, 1958), Geoffrey M. Warren said:

“All Mine to Give” deserves much better merchandising, for it could stand on its own very well…. The screenplay, slow in spots, was written by Dale and Katherine Eunson. Eunson is a descendant of the family concerned in the story.

Writing in the New York Times (Aug. 4, 1959) Richard Nason said:

AN affecting situation wherein a freckled flock of youngsters is left parentless by the scourges of frontier America during the last century is cast upon the screen with genuine pathos and touching sentiment in “All Mine to Give.” The film arrived at various neighborhood theatres yesterday.

Based on the magazine story “The Day They Gave Babies Away” by Dale Eunson, who transcribed his story to film terms with Katherine Eunson, it turns out to be a picture that can wring the heart, despite its removal from the multi-dimensional rationalizations of life today. Etched by the color cameras, in dark tones against the snowscapes of Wisconsin, it is a film that delineates the sharp terms of a child’s discovery of the adult world of tragedy in moving enactments.


Dec. 5, 2016, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery woman.

Update: This is Hope Emerson.

Dec. 6, 2016, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have a set of mystery twins.

Update: The twins are Dorothy and Penny Brody.

Brain Trust roll call: Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery woman), Sheila (Monday’s mystery woman, wrong movie) and Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery guest).

Dec. 7, 2016, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery woman as seen from the floor.

Update: This is Reta Shaw.

Brain Trust roll call: Mike Hawks (Tuesday’s mystery twins), Dewey Webb (mystery movie, wrong mystery guest) and Howard Mandelbaum (Tuesday’s mystery twins).

Dec. 8, 2016, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, our mystery guest has a wee bit o’ trouble wit’ his Scottish accent, och aye.

Update: This is Cameron Mitchell.

Brain Trust roll call: Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Anne Papineau (Wednesday’s mystery guest), David Inman (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery guest), Jenny M. (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Candy Cassell (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Tucson Barbara (mystery movie and mystery guests), Roget-L.A. (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Dewey Webb (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery movie and Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s mystery guests) and LC (mystery movie and  mystery cast).

Dec. 9, 2016, Mystery Photo

And for Friday, we have our ailing mystery leading lady in what one IMDB commenter called “the saddest movie ever made.”

Update: This is Glynis Johns.

Brain Trust roll call: Tucson Barbara (Thursday’s mystery guest), Dewey Webb (mystery movie’s plot and Thursday’s mystery guest), Anne Papineau (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), B.J. Merholz (Thursday’s mystery guest), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery guest), Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery guest), Pat in Michigan (mystery movie and mystery guests), Benito (Thursday’s mystery guest), Howard Decker (Thursday’s mystery guest), Candace (Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Bob Hansen (Thursday’s mystery guest), Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery guest) and Candy Cassell (Thursday’s mystery guest).

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

  1. B.J.Merholz says:

    Una O’Connor, colorized?


  2. Chrisbo says:

    Estelle Winwood?


  3. Mike Hawks says:

    Hope Emerson in ALL MINE TO GIVE.


  4. Gary Martin says:

    Rene Auberjonois Mc Cabe and Mrs Miller.


  5. Sheila says:

    Hope Emerson, ‘Untamed’?


  6. Hope Emerson in ALL MINE TO GIVE.


  7. Dan Nather says:

    Mildred Dunnock?


  8. Don Danard says:

    I don’t know who the Lady at the Door is but it looks like the photo might have come from “Cheyenne Autumn”. Just a guess.


  9. Anne Papineau says:

    Kim Hunter?


  10. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    Is it Ethel Griffies?


  11. tucsonbarbara says:

    Well, this might be Gertrude Hoffman in “Untamed.”


  12. Mary Mallory says:

    Nora Cecil?


  13. Mike Hawks says:

    Dorothy and Penny Brody.


  14. Dewey webb says:

    All Miine To Give

    Minerva Urecal


  15. Dorothy Brody and Penny Brody as the Raiden Twins.


  16. Mike Hawks says:

    Reta Shaw.


  17. The formidable Reta Shaw.


  18. Anne Papineau says:

    Reta Shaw, sooooooo familiar


  19. David Inman says:

    Reta Shaw today, and the movie is “All Mine to Give.”


  20. Jenny M says:

    Reta Shaw


  21. Candy Cassell says:

    Reta Shaw as Wednesday’s mystery lady?


  22. tucsonbarbara says:

    “All Mine to Give”

    Monday – Margaret Brayton
    Tuesday – Penny Brody and Dorothy Brody
    Wednesday – Reta Shaw


  23. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Wednesday’s mystery woman is a seemingly gargantuan Reta Shaw.


  24. Dewey webb says:

    Reta Shaw


  25. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    Today’s guest is Reta Shaw in All Mine to Give. The twin girls are Dorothy and Penny Brody.


  26. LC says:

    All Mine to Give (1957)w/Hope Emerson, Reta Shaw, Penny & Dorothy Brody, Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell & Patty McCormack.


  27. Cary Moore says:

    Mayhap Gale Sondergaard? Disclaimer: She’s my guess every time for any thin, older woman that appears in the Mystery Photos.


  28. tucsonbarbara says:

    Thursday – Cameron Mitchell


  29. Dewey webb says:

    Cameron Mitchell

    One of those orphaned cihild tear jerkers


  30. Anne Papineau says:

    Cameron Mitchell, “All Mine to Give”


  31. Mike Hawks says:

    Cameron Mitchell.


  32. Mary Mallory says:

    Cameron Mitchell today.


  33. Pat in Michigan says:

    Hope Emerson, Dorothy and Penny Brody, Reta Shaw, and Cameron Mitchell. This must be “All Mine to Give”.


  34. Benito says:

    The ubiquitous Cameron Mitchell today. PS. Dont miss his evil neighbor act in NO DOWN PAYMENT 1957.


  35. Howard Decker says:

    Cameron Mitchell for Thursday. I just saw this movie but can’t for the life of me remember the name of it.


  36. CANDACE says:

    Wednesday is Reta Shaw & Thursday is Cameron Mitchell


  37. Bob Hansen says:

    That’s Reta Shaw on Wednesday.


  38. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Cameron Mitchell.


  39. Candy Cassell says:

    Cameron Mitchell for Thursday?


  40. Alan Warren says:

    Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, All Mine to Give.


  41. Charles Kjelland says:

    Glynnis Johns in Rob Roy.


  42. Gary Martin says:

    Cameron Mitchell, Glynnis Johns, Reta Shaw,( see also The Pajama Game,) Hope Emerson et al. All Mine to Give.


  43. Mike Hawks says:

    Glynis Johns being dramatic.


  44. B.J.Merholz says:

    Wow! I would have never guessed this was a 1957 movie. Good selection.


  45. Anne Papineau says:

    Glynis (Votes for Women!) Johns


  46. Mary Mallory says:

    ALL MINE TO GIVE. Glynnis Johns today, Reta Shaw Wednesday, and Dorothy and Penny Brody Tuesday.


  47. tucsonbarbara says:

    Glynis Johns


  48. Thursday gent looks like Dane Clark.


  49. Friday I guess it’s Glynis Johns.


  50. Benito says:

    Glynis Johns today, so it’s ALL MINE TO GIVE 1957 I liked her better as a mermaid!


  51. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Thursday was Cameron Mitchell and Friday is Glynis Johns, so the mystery movie must be All Mine to Give (1957).


  52. mcdee says:

    Cameron Mitchell for Thursday.


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