Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

July 15, 2017, Mystery Photo
This week’s mystery movie has been the 1945 Michael Powell – Emeric Pressberger film “I Know Where I’m Going!” Unfortunately, I cant do justice to the ingenious opening title sequence, but it should settle once and for all the recent argument (in case you missed it) that opening credits were merely boring lists until the arrival of Saul Bass.

The DVD has been issued by the Criterion Collection and is available from the usual sources.

TMP, writing in the New York Times (Aug. 20, 1947) said:

The Archers, which is a corporate way of saying Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, have scored another bullseye. Last week this English writing-directing team gave us the artistically exciting “Black Narcissus.” Yesterday they sent to the Sutton Cinema, in East Fifty-seventh Street, one of the most satisfying screen romances of many a season. “I Know Where I’m Going” is boy-meets-girl, but developed in an adult, literate style—a sort of romantic suspense drama which is as beautifully performed as it is beautifully written and directed.

July 9, 2017, Mystery Photo


For Monday, we have a mystery girl.

Alas, still unidentified.


For Tuesday, we have a chap on the phone.

Update: This is Finlay Currie.

Update: This is C.W.R. Knight.  Sorry for the mixup.

Brain Trust roll call: Jenny M. (mystery movie).

July 12, 2017, Mystery Photo

And for Wednesday, we have this mystery chap.

Update: This is George Carney.

July 13, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have a mystery chap with an arresting gaze. Surely it’s the leading lady and the sound of the pipers playing.

Update: This is Roger Livesey.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s mystery guests) and Jenny M. (Wednesday’s mystery guest).

July 14, 2017, Mystery Photo


And for Friday, our mystery leading lady.

Update: This is Wendy Hiller.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Jenny M. (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Mary Mallory (mystery movie and Tuesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Anne Papineau (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest) and Victor H. Brown (Thursday’s mystery guest).

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

  1. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Monday: Jane Withers?


  2. Jenny M says:

    Movie – I Know Where I Am Going


  3. Don Danard says:

    She resembles the horrid little child you lives in the condo below us!!


  4. Don Danard says:

    That should be who, not you! Duh!


  5. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Monday: Margaret O’Brien?


  6. Mary Mallory says:

    Rebecca and Leo G. Carroll.


  7. B.J. Merholz says:

    If this is George Coulouris, the glasses are a great mask of his evil eyes.


  8. Joan, age 5, in I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING!;
    Finlay Currie; George Carney.


  9. Chrisbo says:

    Is Monday’s mystery girl Marilyn Harris?


  10. Anne Papineau says:

    Looks like a kind of creepy “Captain January” redo.


  11. Jenny M says:

    George Carney


  12. Dry-voiced Roger Livesey.


  13. Mary Mallory says:

    I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING and Roger Livesey today. Great film! Walter Hudd yesterday and Finlay Currie Tuesday.


  14. Sorry, part-time player this week…Tuesday’s guy on the phone looks a bit like tough guy Richard Cramer.


  15. Don Danard says:

    It’s Robert Donat this a.m.


  16. Mike Hawks says:

    Roger Livesey.


  17. Anne Papineau says:

    Roger Livesey on Thursday.


  18. Mike Hawks says:



  19. Anne Papineau says:

    “I Know Where I’m Going”


  20. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    Today’s guest is Roger Livesey in, I think, ‘I Know Where I’m Going!’, with C.W.R. Knight for Tuesday’s guest.


  21. Victor H Brown says:

    Thursday it is Roger Livesey,


  22. Mary Mallory says:

    Wendy Hiller today.


  23. Gary Martin says:

    As I suspected; a Powell Pressburger film: I know where I’m going. With wonderful Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey.


  24. Mike Hawks says:

    Wendy Hiller.


  25. Benito says:

    Wendy Hiller, early days


  26. B.J. Merholz says:

    I think Wendy Hiller Knows Where She’s Going, with an assist by Finlay Curie. But can that be Petula Clark thinking about going downtown?


  27. Patricia van Hartesveldt says:

    Friday: Wendy Hiller?


  28. LC says:

    I Know Where I’m Going (1945)w/Roger Livesey, Wendy Hiller, Findley Currie, & Petula Clark


  29. Anne Papineau says:

    Realize it’s a bit late, but the gentleman on the telephone isn’t iconic old Findley Currie. It’s C.W.R. Knight as Barnstable. I actually rewatched some wonderful “IKWIG” to confirm this. It’s a magical film.


  30. Anne Papineau says:

    Sorry, I meant he’s not FINLAY Currie. Currie speaks Gaelic in the film and Knight is a falconer who speaks on the telephone near the waterfall.


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