Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

May 6, 2017, Mystery Photo
This week’s mystery movie has been the 1939 Warner Bros. picture “Women in the Wind,” with Kay Francis, William Gargan, Victor Jory, Maxie Rosenbloom, Eddie Foy Jr., Sheila Bromley, directed by John Farrow, from a screenplay by Lee Katz and Albert DeMond, from a novel by Francis Walton. Photography was by Sid Hickox and art direction by Carl Jules Weyl.

“Women in the Wind” has apparently never been commercially released on VHS or DVD.

June 8, 1939, Women in the Wind
June 8, 1939, “Women in the Wind” opens in Los Angeles.

According to Edwin Schallert of the Los Angeles Times (June 22, 1938), “Women in the Wind” was to be Kay Francis’ last picture with Warners upon completion of “Unlawful.” Her next film would be “In Name Only” at RKO, followed by stints at Universal and finally Monogram, where she was producer on three of her pictures.

A capsule review by Frank S. Nugent in the New York Times (April 13, 1939) says:


Caught in the backwash of “Tailspin,” which flew over much the same terrain, the Palace’s “Women in the Wind” never quite gets off the ground, even though most of its action is in the sky. It is another commonplace little fiction embroidered upon the Powder Puff Derby, the annual transcontinental race for the women fliers, with Kay Francis as the girl who simply has to win the race to get money for her brother’s operation.

“Women in the Wind” opened June 8, 1939, at the Warner Bros. Hollywood and Downtown theaters as the barely noticed second half of a double bill with “King of the Turf.”
May 1, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a snazzy mystery gent in argyle sweater and bow tie.

Update: This is Frankie Burke.

 May 2, 2017, Mystery Photo

And for Tuesday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Charles Anthony Hughes.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery guest), Anne Papineau (Monday’s mystery guest), Dan Nather (Monday’s mystery guest), Mike Hawks (Monday’s mystery guest), Don Danard (Monday’s mystery guest), Chrisbo (Monday’s mystery guest) and David Inman (Monday’s mystery guest).

May 3, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery bartender and a not terribly mysterious companion.

Update: This is Maxie Rosenbloom, left, and George Guhl.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Tuesday’s mystery guest).

May 4, 2017, Mystery Photo

And for Thursday, we have this mystery gent.

Update: This is William Gargan.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery guests), Mary Mallory (Wednesday mystery guest No. 1), Gary Martin (Wednesday mystery guest No. 1), B.J. Merholz (Wednesday mystery guest No. 1), Dan Nather (mystery movie and Wednesday mystery guest No. 1), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guests), Megan (mystery movie and mystery guests) and Lee Ann (Wednesday’s mystery guest No. 2) but where is Thom today?

May 5, 2017, Mystery Photo

And for Friday …. Wow look how tiny she is.

Update: This is Kay Francis, William Gargan and Sheila Bromley.

Brain Trust roll call: B.J. Merholz (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Jenny M. (Thursday’s mystery guest), Mary Mallory (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery guest, Thursday’s mystery guest), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery guest), Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery guest), Don Danard (mystery movie, Thursday’s mystery guest), Patricia van Hartesveldt (Wednesday’s mystery guest No. 1) and Michael Ryerson (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery guest, Wednesday’s mystery guest No. 1 and Thursday’s guest).

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
This entry was posted in Film, Hollywood, Mystery Photo and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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

  1. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Frankie Burke in WOMEN IN THE WIND.


  2. Anne Papineau says:

    Frankie Burke


  3. Dan Nather says:

    I’m going to guess Frankie Burke . . .


  4. Mary Mallory says:

    William Cagney.


  5. Gary Martin says:

    This is either Frankie Darro or his twin brother.


  6. Mike Hawks says:

    Frankie Burke.


  7. Don Danard says:

    Today it’s Frankie Burke. Cagney as a kid in “Angels with Dirty Faces”


  8. Chrisbo says:

    Frankie Burke?


  9. Look like Frank Jenks’ son, if he had a son.


  10. Bruce Reznick says:

    Well, he’s got Spike Jones’ barber….


  11. Benito says:

    Jimmy Olson! But seriously, nerd alert


  12. David Inman says:

    Frankie Burke?


  13. Dan Nather says:

    Could the movie be EAST SIDE KIDS?


  14. Charles Anthony Hughes


  15. mandymarie20 says:

    Monday looks like a young Jimmy Cagney or a relative of his (pretty sure it’s not thought)


  16. George Guhl and Maxie Rosenbloom.


  17. Mary Mallory says:

    Max Rosenbloom on the left today.


  18. Gary Martin says:

    Maxie Rosenbloom and what’s his name.


  19. Mary Mallory says:

    NAUGHTY BUT NICE. Garry Owen as the bartender.


  20. Jenny M says:

    Max Baer


  21. B.J.Merholz says:

    Is that Slapsie Maxie Rosenblum drowning his sorrows?


  22. Dan Nather says:

    Maxie Rosenbloom today. which means the picture is WOMEN IN THE WIND (1939), still another Kay Francis movie I haven’t seen yet (I’m so ashamed!).


  23. Mike Hawks says:

    Maxie Rosenbloom and George Guhl in WOMEN IN THE WIND.


  24. l. pots says:

    Jimmy Lyndon


  25. Megan says:

    The inimitable George Guhl and Maxie Rosenbloom for Wednesday in Women in the Wind. For Tuesday and Monday, it’s Charles Anthony Hughes and Frankie Burke, respectively.


  26. Lee Ann Bailey says:

    I looooove George Guhl! “I dunno. Whydontcha give ’em ‘Chinatown My Chinatown?'” (In answer to what’s the national anthem of China.) One of my favorite George Guhl quotes!


  27. Charles Kjelland says:

    Aldo Ray today?


  28. B.J.Merholz says:

    William Gargan in Women on the Wind


  29. Jenny M says:

    William Gargan


  30. Mary Mallory says:

    THE CROWD ROARS. Jack Baxley with Rosenbloom yesterday, william Gargan today.


  31. Mike Hawks says:

    William Gargan.


  32. Gary Martin says:

    I’m toying with the idea that Monday is Billy Barty in Nothing Sacred. Altho this chap looks a little old for him at that time.


  33. Don Danard says:

    Feature is “Women in the Wind”


  34. Patricia van Hartesveldt says:

    Wednesday’s customer: Maxie Rosenbloom?


  35. Mary Mallory says:

    WOMEN IN THE WIND. Frankie Burke Monday, Kit Guard with Rosenbloom Wednesday.


  36. Don Danard says:

    The rather worried looking gentleman is William Gargan.


  37. Well Frankie Burke, a dead ringer for Frank Jenks’ theoretical son, on Monday, Maxie Rosenbloom ina aviation themed bar pouring his heart out to an unnamed gentleman with perhaps the greatest comb-over I’ve ever seen on Wednesday and William Gargan wearing what looks like a vaguely military-style jacket on Thursday makes this Women in the Wind (1939) setting up a likely Friday appearance by Kay Francis. Fingers crossed.


  38. Mary Mallory says:

    That can’t be Kay Francis on the left. William Gargan and Sheila Bromley otherwise.


  39. Kay Francis, William Gargan, Sheila Bromley.


  40. Mike Hawks says:

    Kay Francis, William Gargan and Sheila Bromley.


  41. Dan Nather says:

    And that’s Kay Francis, William Gargan,and Sheila Bromley today. (I guessed William Gargan yesterday, but my comment must have been lost in cyberspace.)


  42. And now we have the much anticipated appearance of Kay Francis with William Gargan, wearing the obligatory aviator’s white silk scarf in plus size (I hope he read of the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the death of Isadora Duncan), and the diminutive Sheila Bromley.


  43. LC says:

    Women in the Wind w/Kay Francis


  44. Benito says:

    TCM shows this occasionally. Tailspin is better!


Leave a Reply. Note: Your IP is logged with your comment so a fake name and email address are useless.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.