Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Dec. 24, 2016, Mystery Photo

This week’s mystery movie was the 1956 film “The Wild Party,” with Anthony Quinn, Carol Ohmart, Arthur Franz, Jay Robinson, Kathryn Grant,  Nehemiah Persoff, Paul Stewart, Nestor Paiva, Maureen Stephenson, Michael Ross, James Bronte, William Phipps, Joe Green, Barbara Nichols and the Buddy DeFranco Quartet.

It was written by John McPartland, with music by Buddy Bregman, photography by Sam Leavitt, produced by Sidney Harmon and directed by Harry Horner.

Writing in the New York Times (Dec. 22, 1956), Bosley Crowther said:

“THE WILD PARTY,” a lurid little melodrama at the World, offers the same kind of diversion as the sight of four pythons teasing a pair of lambs. That is the sum and substance of this United Artists release (presented by Security Pictures) which manages to be weird, worthless and slightly terrifying at the same time.

It has apparently never been commercially released on DVD or VHS.

Dec. 19, 2016, Mystery Photo
For Monday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is James Bronte.

Dec. 20, 2016, Mystery Photo
For Tuesday, we have this mystery couple.

Update: This is Arthur Franz and Carol Ohmart.

Dec. 21, 2016, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery musician.

Update: This is Buddy DeFranco

Brain Trust roll call: Charles Kjelland (mystery movie and mystery guests), B.J. Merholz (Tuesday’s mystery lieutenant), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and mystery guests), Benito (mystery movie, Tuesday’s mystery guests, Tuesday’s mystery woman’s appearance in a William Castle production), Jenny M. (Tuesday’s mystery guests), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and mystery guests), Don Danard (Tuesday’s mystery lieutenant), David Inman (Tuesday’s mystery lieutenant), Sarah (Tuesday’s mystery lieutenant), Howard Decker (Tuesday’s mystery guests), Dewey Webb (Tuesday’s mystery lieutenant), L.C. (mystery movie and mystery guests), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery guests).

Dec. 22, 2016, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have a rather alarmed motorist, possibly because someone has removed the split windshield from her 1940 Ford coupe.

Update: This is Kathryn Grant.

Brain Trust roll call: Gary Martin (Tuesday’s mystery lieutenant), Jenny M. (Wednesday’s mystery hipster), Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery hipster), Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery hipster), McDee (Tuesday’s mystery lieutenant), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (Wednesday’s mystery hipster) and Tucson Barbara (mystery movie and mystery guests).

Dec. 23, 2016, Mystery Photo

And for Friday, we have four guests with various degrees of mysteriousness.

Update: This is Jay Robinson, Anthony Quinn, Arthur Franz and Paul Stewart.

Brain Trust roll call: Tucson Barbara (Thursday’s mystery guest), Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery guest), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery guest) and B.J. Merholz (Wednesday’s mystery clarinetist).


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

  1. Benito says:

    Lenny Bruce!


  2. Charles Kjelland says:

    Arthur Franz today, woman is familiar, but can’t place!


  3. B.J.Merholz says:

    Arthur Franz in uniform, again.


  4. THE WILD PARTY (1956)
    Monday: James Bronte
    Tuesday: Arthur Franz and Carol Ohmart


  5. Benito says:

    Arthur Franz and Carol [House on Haunted Hill] Ohmart, so it’s THE WILD PARTY 1956. No acid vat this time


  6. Mary Mallory says:

    Richard Crane and Constance Ford today in BAILOUT AT 43,000 FT.


  7. Jenny M says:

    Arthur Franz and Carol Ohmart in The Wild Party.


  8. Mike Hawks says:

    James Bronte monday, with Arthur Franz and Carol Ohmart today make this THE WILD PARTY 1956.


  9. Don Danard says:

    Today, the young lad is Arthur Franz but don’t know the lady.


  10. Don Danard says:

    Is the young lady with Franz Marlo Dwyer in “The Sniper”?


  11. David Inman says:

    Arthur Franz today, maybe “Hellcats of the Navy”?


  12. Sarah says:

    On Tuesday it’s Arthur Franz.


  13. Howard Decker says:

    Arthur Franz and Carol Ohmart (always did like her!)


  14. Dewey webb says:

    Arthur Fran’s


  15. Charles Kjelland says:

    Arthur Franz in Wild Party, with Carol Ohlmart and James Bronte?


  16. LC says:

    The Wild Party (1956) w/James Bronte, Dennis Franz, Carol Ohmart, Anthony Quinn,…


  17. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    Is our mystery couple Arthur Franz and Carol Ohmart in The Wild Party?


  18. Gary Martin says:

    Is this Arthur Franz in The Wild Party?


  19. Jenny M says:

    Buddy DeFranco


  20. Mike Hawks says:

    Swingin’ with Buddy DeFranco.


  21. mcdee says:

    Arthur Franz and Diana Muldahr for Tuesday.


  22. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    Is our mystery clarinetist Buddy DeFranco?


  23. tucsonbarbara says:

    “The Wild Party”

    John Bronte, Arthur Franz and Carol Ohmart, Buddy DeFranco


  24. tucsonbarbara says:

    Kathryn Grant (Crosby) for Thursday.


  25. Richard Wegescheide says:

    Tuesday looks like Henry Morgan, but other than Murder Inc., I only remember him in TV panel shows.


  26. Mike Hawks says:

    Kathryn Grant.


  27. B.J. Merholz says:

    I’m running late, but the clarinetist could be Buddy De Franco.


  28. Mary Mallory says:

    THE WILD PARTY. Anthony Quinn, Arthur Franz, and Paul Stewart today, Kathryn Grant yesterday, Buddy De Franco Wednesday, Franz and Carol Ohmart Tuesday.


  29. Gary Martin says:

    You didn’t credit me for having the right film. But with Anthony Quinn, Paul Stewart, Kathryn Grant …it has to be The Wild Party. Spent all week wondering how I could be wrong …a rare event in my life!


  30. Mike Hawks says:

    Add Anthony Quinn and Paul Stewart to our cast.


  31. Dewey webb says:

    The Wild Party


  32. tucsonbarbara says:

    Jay Robinson, Anthony Quinn, Arthur Franz, and Paul Stewart


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