Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Sept. 9, 2017, Mystery Photo
This week’s silent mystery movie has been the 1925 MGM film “Lady of the Night,” with Norma Shearer, Malcolm MacGregor (McGregor), Dale Fuller, George K. Arthur, Fred Esmelton, Lew Harvey, Gwen Lee and Betty Morrisey (Morrissey). It was directed by Monta Bell. Story by Adela Rogers St. Johns, scenario by Alice D.G. Miller, settings by Cedric Gibbons and photography by Andre Barletier.

The DVD is available from Warner Archive for $17.99.

 

Writing in the New York Times (March 2, 1925), Mordaunt Hall said:

Although “Lady of the Night.” the current film attraction at the Capitol, is interesting, it is not to be classed with many artistic efforts and certainly not to be compared with Charles Chaplin’s “A Woman of Paris.” or Seastrom’s “He Who Gets Slapped.” Throughout this production Monta Bell, the director, has manifested a penchant for exaggeration, and he also causes some of his characters to be hopelessly ignorant of elementary social amenities.

Sept. 4, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a  …. Hey wait a minute!

Update: This is Sandra Dorne in “Devil Doll.”

Sept. 4, 2017, Mystery Photo

No, try again…

Sept. 4, 2017, Mystery Photo

Newsboy cap guy. Well, OK.

Update: This is Lew Harvey.

Sept. 5, 2017, Mystery Photo
For Tuesday….. wait, no!

Update: This is Bela Lugosi in “Bride of the Monster.”

Sept. 5, 2017, Mystery Photo
…. Oh my. No.  No. No.

Update: This is Mason Reese.

Sept. 5, 2017, Mystery Photo
Ah. Better. For Tuesday, we have these two gents….

Update: This is Philip Sleeman, left, and Carlton Griffin.

Sept. 5, 2017, Mystery Photo

The mystery guest in the bow tie is particularly disreputable.

Brain Trust roll call: Eve Golden (MST3K movie and actress).

Sept. 6, 2017, Mystery Photo
For Wednesday….. Oh dear.

Update: This is “Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy.”

Sept. 6, 2017, Mystery Photo
Seriously?

Update: This is Gary Coleman.

Sept. 6, 2017, Mystery Photo
Ah, better.

Update: This is Betty Morrisey (Morrissey).

Sept. 6, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have two mystery women.

Update: This is Gwen Lee.

Brain Trust roll call: Rick (Monday’s MST3K Movie and mystery guest), Mary Mallory (Tuesday’s MST3K guest), Tucson Barbara (Tuesday’s MST3K movie and guest, and Tuesday’s mystery kid), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Tuesday’s silent mystery guests) and Diane Ely (Tuesday’s mystery kid).

Sept. 7, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Thursday we have another cheesy horror flick….

Update: This is “The Horror of Party Beach.”

Sept. 7, 2017, Mystery Photo

Also….

Update: This is Emmanuel Lewis.

Sept. 7, 2017, Mystery Photo
And a rather concerned mystery guest….

Update: This is George K. Arthur.

Sept. 7, 2017, Mystery Photo
…. and another newsboy cap sighting!

Update: This is Malcolm MacGregor/McGregor.

Brain Trust roll call: Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery silent movie ladies), Mary Mallory (mystery silent movie and mystery silent movie guests) and Tucson Barbara (Wednesday’s mystery MST3K movie and Wednesday’s mystery kid).

Sept. 8, 2017, Mystery Photo
For Friday…..

Update: This is Vampira (Maila Nurmi) in “Plan Nine From Outer Space.”

Spet. 8, 2017, Mystery Photo
And …

Update: This is Rodney Allen Rippy.

Sept. 8, 2017, Mystery Photo

Also….

Update: Norma Shearer in dual roles.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery silent movie gents), Sheila (mystery silent movie and Thursday’s mystery silent movie guests), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s silent movie gents), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery silent movie and Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery silent movie guests) and Dan Nather (mystery silent movie and Thursday’s mystery silent movie gents).

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

  1. Eve says:

    At last I got one–Sandra Dorne in The Devil Doll!

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  2. Lorenzo says:

    Hey is this Friday? Did I miss a week along the way?

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  3. B.J. Merholz says:

    Zsa Zsa in a TV comedy movie review of Queen of Outer Space.

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  4. Joe says:

    David Niven’s dad?

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  5. Mary Mallory says:

    Warrick Ward?

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  6. Rick says:

    Sandra Dorne in Devil Doll

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  7. Mary Mallory says:

    Ward Crane on the left today.

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  8. Mary Mallory says:

    Of course Bela as the throwaway for today.

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  9. tucsonbarbara says:

    Bela Lugosi in “Bride of the Monster,” and Mason Reese in the Raisin Bran commercial.

    As for the real mystery movie and cast… 😦

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  10. Mike Hawks says:

    Phil Sleeman and Carlton Griffin in LADY OF THE NIGHT.

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  11. David Inman says:

    Is Tuesday’s mustachioed gent George E. Stone?

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  12. Diane Ely says:

    Wow – Mason Reese. Wonder what he’s doing these days.

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  13. Mike Hawks says:

    Today I will continue to play the silent movie game. Betty Morrisey and Gwen Lee.

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  14. mary mallory says:

    LADY OF THE NIGHT. Philip Sleeman and Carlton Griffin yesterday, Betty Morrissey and Gwen Lee today.

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  15. tucsonbarbara says:

    The Aztec Mummy Against the Humanoid Robot, aka The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy

    Gary Coleman

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  16. mary mallory says:

    Rodney Alan Ripley looks over George K. Arthur and Malcolm McGregor.

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  17. Sheila says:

    Thursday is George K. Arthur and Malcolm McGregor in ‘Lady of the Night’.

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  18. Mike Hawks says:

    George K. Arthur and Malcolm McGregor.

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  19. LADY OF THE NIGHT (1925)
    Monday: Aryel Houwink
    Tuesday: Andy MacLennon, Carlton Griffin
    Philip Sleeman
    Wednesday: Gwen Lee; Betty Morrisey
    Thursday: George K. Arthur, Malcolm McGregor

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  20. Dan Nather says:

    George K Arthur today makes me think this is LADY OF THE NIGHT (1924) with Norma Shearer and a fleeting glimpse of Joan Crawford.

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  21. beachgal says:

    Is Thurs Billy Haines?

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  22. mary mallory says:

    Vampira leads the way to the double Norma Shearers, good and bad.

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  23. tucsonbarbara says:

    Norma Shearer and Norma Shearer in “Lady of the Night.”

    Oh, and the kid is Rodney Allen Rippy. 🙂

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  24. Mike Hawks says:

    Norma Shearer twice over.

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  25. Jim Craig says:

    Thursday’s Mystery Guest is Malcolm McGregor

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  26. jwcraig11 says:

    Thursday’s Mystery Guest is Malcolm McGregor.

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  27. Don Danard says:

    It’s been a while since I last “saw” her, but the Friday Mystery Lady is Vampira I’m pretty sure.

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  28. Benito says:

    Vampira, Rodney Allen Rippy and Norma Shearer, best tag team wrestling ever

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  29. Norma Shearer times two.

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  30. beachgal says:

    Friday is Norma Shearer in Lady of the Night

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  31. Howard Decker says:

    All I can say is that I really don’t want to see this movie.

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