Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)


This week’s mystery movie was the 1952 RKO film “At Sword’s Point,” with Cornel Wilde, Maureen O’Hara, Robert Douglas, Gladys Cooper, June Clayworth, Dan O’Herlihy, Alan Hale Jr., Blanche Yurka, Nancy Gates, Edmond Breon, Peter Miles, George Petrie and Moroni Olsen. The screenplay was by Walter Ferris and Joseph Hoffman from a story by Aubrey Wisberg and Jack Pollexfen, with photography by Ray Brennahan, art direction by Albert S. D’Agostino and Jack Okey, music by Roy Webb, set decorations by Darrell Silvers and William Stevens and gowns by Edward Stevenson. The producer was Jerrold T. Brandt and the director was Lewis Allen.

The movie is available on DVD from Warner Archive for $19.99.

Aug. 14, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery chap.

Update: This is Moroni Olsen.

Aug. 15, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have this regal mystery woman.

Update: This is Gladys Cooper.

Brain Trust roll call: Sheila (Monday’s mystery guest), B.J. Merholz (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery guest) and Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery guest).

Aug. 16, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have this mystery chap.

Update: This is Philip Van Zandt

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Tuesday’s mystery woman), Victor H. Brown (Tuesday’s mystery woman), Tucson Barbara (mystery movie and Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests), Floyd Thursby (mystery movie and Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests), Mary Mallory (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery guest), Jenny M. (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery guest), Chrisbo (Tuesday’s mystery guest), Anne Papineau (mystery movie and Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests), Beachgal (mystery movie and Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests), Sheila (Tuesday’s mystery guest), Don Danard (Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests), Sylvia E (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery guest), L.C. (mystery movie and mystery cast), Roget-L.A. (Tuesday’s mystery woman/wrong movie), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery guest) and Bob Hansen (Tuesday’s mystery guest).


Aug. 17, 2017, Mystery Photo

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

Update: This is Nancy Gates.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Monday’s mystery guest), Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery villain), Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery villain), Benito (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery villain), Don Danard (Wednesday’s mystery villain), Roget-L.A. (mystery movie) and Victor H. Brown (mystery movie/alternate title). Several folks guessed actors who are indeed in the mystery movie, but are playing other roles.

Aug. 18, 2017, Mystery Photo

And for Friday … well, you knew this was coming.

Update: This is Maureen O’Hara and Cornel Wilde.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery woman), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery woman), Beachgal (Thursday’s mystery woman), Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery woman), Jenny M. (Thursday’s mystery woman), Tucson Barbara (Thursday’s mystery woman), Patrick (mystery movie and Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s mystery guests) and Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (Monday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests).

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

  1. d says:

    Looks a bit like Frank Morgan ..and then again, he doesn’t.


  2. Jenny M says:

    Frank Wilcox


  3. Sheila says:

    Moroni Olsen?


  4. B.J. Merholz says:

    Moroni Olsen At Sword’s Point.


  5. Moroni Olsen in AT SWORD’S POINT (1952).


  6. Mary Mallory says:

    George Reeves as Buffalo Bill Cody in PONY EXPRESS DAYS.


  7. Tuesday could be Gladys Cooper.


  8. tucsonbarbara says:

    “At Sword’s Point”

    Monday – Moroni Olsen
    Tuesday – Gladys Cooper


  9. Floyd Thursby says:

    Looks like Moroni Olsen and Gladys Cooper in “At Sword’s Point.”


  10. Mike Hawks says:

    Moroni Olsen and Gladys Cooper in AT SWORDS POINT.


  11. Mary Mallory says:

    AT SWORD’S POINT and Gladys Cooper.


  12. Jenny M says:

    Gladys Cooper


  13. Jenny M says:

    Movie – At Sword’s Point


  14. Chrisbo says:

    Gladys Cooper Tuesday?


  15. Anne Papineau says:

    On Tuesday, Gladys Cooper in “At Sword’s Point”


  16. beachgal says:

    Tues is Gladys Cooper and the film is At Sword’s Point


  17. Sheila says:

    Gladys Cooper for Tuesday.


  18. Anne Papineau says:

    Does that mean Moroni Olsen on Monday??


  19. Don Danard says:

    It’s Gladys Cooper today.


  20. SylviaE says:

    Tuesday is Gladys Cooper. Not sure of the movie. Maybe “At Swords’ Point”??


  21. LC says:

    At Sword’s Point (1952) w/Cornel Wilde, Maureen O’Hara, Gladys Cooper, Robert Douglas, etc…


  22. Mary Mallory says:

    Lucien Littlefield Monday.


  23. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Tuesday’s regal mystery woman is Gladys Cooper. Could the mystery movie be The Pirate (1948)?


  24. Don Danard says:

    Is it Moroni Olsen?


  25. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    Is it Gladys Cooper in At Sword’s Point?


  26. Bob Hansen says:

    Tuesday’s grand lady is Gladys Cooper, but I don’t know the movie.


  27. Mary Mallory says:

    Moroni Olsen Monday and Robert Douglas today.


  28. Oily Philip Van Zandt.


  29. Mike Hawks says:

    Philip Van Zandt


  30. Benito says:

    Philip Van Zandt, reliable 3 Stooges bad guy? Looks like At Sword’s Point aka Sons Of The Musketeers 1952.


  31. Don Danard says:

    Today’s Mystery Man is Philip or Phil Van Zandt, a prolifigage supporting player from the late 1930’s ’til the late 1980’s.


  32. Don Danard says:

    Oops! That should say “prolifigate”. Sorry.


  33. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Wednesday’s mystery chap: ??? Mystery movie: At Sword’s Point 1952 (a.k.a. Sons of the Musketeers)


  34. Anne Papineau says:

    Dan O’Herlihy today


  35. Movie ‘Sons of the Muskateers’


  36. beachgal says:

    Is Wed. Robert Douglas?


  37. Mary Mallory says:

    Nancy Gates.


  38. Mike Hawks says:

    Nancy Gates.


  39. beachgal says:

    Thurs is Nancy Gates.


  40. beachgal says:

    Is Wednesday Tristram Coffin?


  41. Jenny M says:

    Nancy Gates


  42. tucsonbarbara says:

    Thursday – Nancy Gates


  43. Patrick says:

    The unlikely pairing of Gladys Cooper and Philip Van Zandt would be At Sword’s Point from 1952.


  44. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    It is our opinion that the Monday guest is Moroni Olsen, Wednesday’s is Dan O’Herlihy and Thursday’s is Nancy Gates.


  45. Mary Mallory says:

    Maureen O’Hara and Cornel Wilde today.


  46. Howard Decker says:

    At Sword’s Point with Cornel Wilde and Maureen O’Hara and there’s Nancy Gates, in there, too (I was always crazy about her). Looks like some Hunk Bondage (Wilde) in it. Good ole Old Tyme Hollywood, they’d sneak naughty stuff win when they could….Ahh, the 1950s.


  47. beachgal says:

    Friday we have Cornel Wilde and Maureen O’Hara


  48. Gary Martin says:

    Gladys Cooper. I couldn’t think of her name. At Sword’s Point.


  49. Mike Hawks says:

    Maureen and Cornel together again.


  50. Maureen O’Hara and Cornell Wilde.


  51. Cornell Wilde & Maureen O’Hara on Friday.


  52. Patricia van Hartesveldt says:

    Friday: Cornel Wilde and Maureen O’Hara in Sons of the Musketeers.


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