Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

July 8, 2017, Mad Love
This week’s mystery movie has been the 1935 MGM film “Mad Love,” based on the Maurice Renard novel “Les Mains d’Orlac,” translated and adapted by Florence Crewe-Jones, with Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive, Ted Healy, Sarah Haden, Edward Brophy, Henry Kolker, Keye Luke and May Beatty, directed by Karl Freund and produced by John W. Considine Jr. Adaptation by Guy Endore, with a screenplay by P.J. Wolfson and John Balderston, a score by Dimitri Tiomkin, art direction by Cedric Gibbons, William A. Horning and Edwin B. Willis, wardrobe by Dolly Tree and photography by Chester Lyons and Gregg Toland.

“Mad Love” is available on DVD from Warner Archive in the “Legends of Horror” set for $29.99.

July 3, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a rather unusual mystery guest. I have cropped out Back of the Head Guy, who will appear later in the week.

Update: Unidentified so far in IMDB, but this is an actual person and a striking image.

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And for Tuesday, a quite mysterious chap – a man of questionable taste to be sure.

Update: This is Carl Stockdale.

Brain Trust roll call: Mike Hawks (mystery movie) and Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery movie).

July 5, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Ian Wolfe.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Mike Hawks (Tuesday’s mystery gent) and Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (Tuesday’s mystery gent).

July 6, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, a mystery lady.

Update: This is May Beatty.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Wednesday’s mystery gent), B.J. Merholz (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Gary Martin (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery gent), Don Danard (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Roget-L.A. (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Benito (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Anne Papineau (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery gent), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s mystery gents), Tucson Barbara (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest) and L.C. (mystery movie and mystery cast).

LC: No one else has reported trouble getting onto the site. Thanks for the heads-up.

July 7, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Friday, the mystery guests are having a party!

Update: Ted Healy and Henry Kolker.

Mystery Guests No. 1

July 7, 2017, Mystery Photo
Mystery Guest No. 2

Update: Edward Brophy.

July 7, 2017, Mystery Photo
Mystery Guest No. 3

Update: This is Colin Clive

July 7, 2017, Mystery Photo

Mystery Guest No. 4 (I have cropped out You Know Who because he’s down below).

Update: This is Keye Luke.

July 7, 2017, Mystery Photo

Mystery Guest No. 5

Update: This is Frances Drake.

July 7, 2017, Mystery Photo

And Mystery Guest No. 6 (Bless you, TCM, for showing classic movies uncut!)

Update: A cackling Peter Lorre.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery guest), Sheila (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery guest), Anne Papineau (Thursday’s mystery guest) and Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests).

Don: In the film, the figure stands up and the hands move.

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

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    Tales of Manhattan?

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  2. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Charlie McCarthy sans head?

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  3. mandymarie20 says:

    We seem to have a Headless Specter situation here. I’m losing my head trying to come up with the name for this one.

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  4. Mike Hawks says:

    MAD LOVE 1935.

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  5. James Scott says:

    Hillary’s campaign manager the day after…

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  6. Bruce Reznick says:

    “The Case of the Missing Studio Head”?

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  7. E. Yarber says:

    “A Tale of Two Cities: The Next Generation”?

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  8. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    Mad Love with Peter Lorre cropped out.

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  9. Mary Mallory says:

    Carl Stockdale?

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  10. Don Danard says:

    Looks like Boris Karloff in “Black Sabbath”.

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  11. Mike Hawks says:

    Carl Stockdale.

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  12. Dan Nather says:

    I seem to remember this headless monster from two movies. Since one is a short, I’m guessing THE BOWERY BOYS MEET THE MONSTERS . . .

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  13. Mary Mallory says:

    THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER.

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  14. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    Carl Stockdale for today, and I think, Isabel Jewell for Monday.

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  15. Anne Papineau says:

    Henry Stephenson?

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  16. Mary Mallory says:

    Ian Wolfe and MARIE ANTOINETTE.

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  17. Mike Hawks says:

    Ian Wolfe.

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  18. Gary Martin says:

    Ian Wolfe.

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  19. Gary Martin says:

    My source says Hands of Orlac.

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  20. Don Danard says:

    Wednesday’s Mystery Man – Ian Wolfe.

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  21. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Wednesday: Ian Wolfe in “Mutiny on the Bounty” (1935)

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  22. Benito says:

    Ian Wolfe today? Saw him playing the sleazy wedding minister in They Live By Night last Sunday…

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  23. Anne Papineau says:

    Wednesday: Ian Wolfe in “Hands of Orlac”

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  24. Ian Wolfe in MAD LOVE.
    Tuesday: Carl Stockdale.

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  25. Anne Papineau says:

    I realize this movie must be “Mad Love.” Try playing “Six Degrees of Ian Wolfe”: the man had credits on top of credits.

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  26. tucsonbarbara says:

    Wednesday – Ian Wolfe in “Mad Love”

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  27. LC says:

    Mad Love (1935) w/Peter Lorre, Colin Clive, Frances Drake & Ian Wolfe.

    Had trouble getting on your site, just curious, did anyone else? Had to go a round-about-way to get here today.

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  28. Mary Mallory says:

    May Beatty and MAD LOVE.

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  29. Mike Hawks says:

    May Beatty.

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  30. Sheila says:

    Ian Wolfe, ‘Flesh and Fantasy’ for Wednesday?

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  31. Anne Papineau says:

    May Beatty

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  32. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    Ian Wolfe was the gentleman from Wednesday and May Beatty was the lady from Thursday.

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  33. Don Danard says:

    Monday’s Mystery Man looks like a mannikan in a store. Look at his hands. They aren’t real.
    At least, they don’t look real to me.

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  34. Sheila says:

    Mad Love!

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  35. Mary Mallory says:

    1) Ted Healy and Henry Kolker.
    2) Edward Brophy
    3) Colin clive
    4) Keye Luke
    5) Frances Drake (in a bad likeness)
    6) Peter I’m not Mad Lorre

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  36. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Friday: Mystery Guest No. 2 is Edward Brophy, Mystery Guest No. 3 is Colin Clive, Mystery Movie is “Mad Love” (1935)

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  37. Mike Hawks says:

    Ted Healy, Henry Kolker, Ed Brophy, Colin Clive, Keye Luke, Frances Drake, Peter Lorre.

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  38. Ted Healy, Henry Kolker; Edward Brophy; Colin Clive; Keye Luke; Frances Drake; Peter Lorre.

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  39. mandymarie20 says:

    Why didn’t I come back until today? I actually know this one. One of my favorite films “Mad Love”. Friday – 6. Peter Lorre, 5. Frances Drake, 4. Keye Luke ,3. Colin Clive, 2. Edward Brophy, 1. Ted Healy and Henry Kolker
    Thursday – May Beatty
    Wednesday – Ian Wolfe

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  40. Sue Slutzky says:

    Movie: Mad Love, 1935
    Monday – Wednesday ???
    Thursday: May Beatty
    Friday: #1: Ted Healy and Henry Kolker #2: Edward Brophy #3: Colin Clive #4: Keye Luke #5: Frances Drake #6: Peter Lorre

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  41. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    1. Ted Healey and Henry Kolker
    2. Edward Brophy (another favorite here at the Midwest Chapter)
    3. Colin Clive
    4. Keye Luke (another of the Midwest Chapter faves)
    5. Frances Drake
    6. Peter Lorre

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  42. E. Yarber says:

    It’s too late to take any real credit after the Lorre pic at the end, but after beginning the week with a silly remark I’ll note that I recognized Colin Clive in Mad Love before the scroll to the killer image.

    I remember seeing it years ago in a San Francisco theater near the Tenderloin called the Strand. That place showed a lot of great movies all-day for $1.50, but the auditorium could be scarier than the horror films. Junkies seemed to claim the front row, and I don’t even want to think what went on in the balcony.

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