Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Aug. 5, 2017, Mystery Movie
This week’s mystery movie has been the 1943 MGM picture “Assignment in Brittany” with Pierre Aumont, Susan Peters, Richard Whorf, Margaret Wycherly, Signe Hasso, Reginald Owen, John Emery, George Coulouris, Sarah Padden, Miles Mander, George Brest, Darryl Hickman, Alan Napier, Odette Myrtil, Juanita Quigley and William Edmunds. It was produced by J. Walter Ruben, with a screenplay by Anthony Veiller, William H. Wright and Howard Emmett Rogers from the novel by Helen MacInnes. It was photographed by Charles Rosher, with music by Lennie Hayton, art direction by Cedric Gibbons and William Ferrari, and set decorations by Edwin B. Willis and Edward G. Boyle. Costumes were by Irene and Shoup, and the men’s costumes by Gile Steele. The film was directed by Jack Conway.

It is not commercially available on DVD.

Writing in the New York Times (April 22, 1943), T.S. said:

Perhaps in milder times “Assignment in Brittany” might have seemed less tepid as a simple yarn of adventure and hair-breadth escapes. A secret agent returns to France and the native village of the pro-Nazi Frenchman whom he is impersonating. There he inherits the conflicting amours, one sacred, one profane, of his predecessor, and after a moderately foolish romantic contretemps finds his way to the camouflaged port, signals the commandos and sails away from the flaming shambles with his true love while all hands heartily sing “La Marseilles.”

July 31, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Alberto Morin.

Aug. 1, 2017, Mystery Photo

And for Tuesday, we have a mystery woman.

Update: This is Sarah Padden.

Brain Trust roll call: Partial credit to Lorenzo. He’s in the movie, but in another role.

Aug. 2, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Richard Whorf.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Tuesday’s mystery guest), Sheila (Tuesday’s mystery guest) and Don Danard (Tuesday’s mystery guest).

Aug. 3, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have a mystery woman. I have cropped out Back of the Head Guy, who will appear tomorrow.

Update: This is Susan Peters.

Brain Trust roll call: B.J. Merholz (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie, Monday’s and Wednesday’s mystery guests), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom — (Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests), L.C. (Wednesday’s mystery guest) and Bob Hansen (Wednesday’s mystery guest).

Aug. 4, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Friday, we have a mystery Nazi and his mystery companion …

Update: This is Signe Hasso and George Coulouris.

Aug. 4, 2017, Mystery Photo

And our mystery leading man.

Update: This is Jean-Pierre Aumont.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery woman), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery woman) and Lee (what, no more Lee Ann?), Megan and Thom (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery woman).


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

  1. Lorenzo says:

    Darryl Hickman


  2. Sue Slutzky says:

    Is Monday’s guest Nestor Paiva?


  3. B.J. Merholz says:

    Monday could be Ralph Richardson.


  4. Sheila says:

    Sarah Padden for Tuesday?


  5. Don Danard says:

    Tuesday’s Mystery Lady is Sarah Padden but I’m diddly-dad burned if I know who the man is!!


  6. Monday: Alberto Morin in ASSIGNMENT IN BRITTANY
    Today: Richard Whorf


  7. Mary Mallory says:

    Mary McLaren Tuesday and TO EACH HIS OWN?


  8. Mike Hawks says:

    Alberto Morin, Sarah Padden, Richard Whorf in ASSIGNMENT IN BRITTANY.


  9. Lee, Megan, and Thom says:

    Sarah Padden is our guest for Tuesday. Is Alberto Morin the mystery guest for Monday?


  10. Don Danard says:

    Gathering by the reaction to a certain player in “She”, I’d imagine you won’t ever be using Douglas Dick.


  11. LC says:

    Richard Whorf


  12. Bob Hansen says:

    Wednesday’s guy is Richard Whorf.


  13. Mike Hawks says:

    Susan Peters.


  14. Benito says:

    Frances Dee?


  15. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Thursday: a young brunette Jane Powell?


  16. Lee, Megan, and Thom says:

    Is the young lady Susan Peters and the movie “Assignment in Brittany”?


  17. Mary Mallory says:

    ASSIGNMENT IN BRITTAINY. Albert Morin Monday, Sarah Padden Tuesday, Susan Peters Wednesday, Signe Hasso, George Coulouris, and Jean Pierre Aumont today.


  18. Mary Mallory says:

    Richard Whorf Wednseday.


  19. Signe Hasso, George Coulouris; Jean-Pierre Aumont.


  20. Mike Hawks says:

    Signe Hasso, George Coulouris and Jean-Pierre Aumont.


  21. Benito says:

    Jean Pierre Aumont is epuise in ASSIGNMENT IN BRITTANY 1943, and Thursday’s girl looks like beautiful, tragic Susan Peters. PS Cute collaborator!.


  22. Don Danard says:

    The “Nazi” is George Coulouris. The young lady is Signe Hasso and the movie is “Assignment in Brittany” which starred Jean Pierre Aumont who is also included in your post.
    There’s one I have seen in a dog’s age.
    Arf Arf.


  23. Benito says:

    Richard Whorf and David Schwimmer: Twinsies?


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