Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Sept. 23, 2017, Mystery Photo
This week’s mystery movie has been the 1931 Fox film “Don’t Bet on Women,” with Edmund Lowe, Jeanette MacDonald, Roland Young, J.M. Kerrigan, Una Merkel and Helene Millard. It was directed by William K. Howard, screenplay and dialogue by Lynn Starling and Leon Gordon, from the story “All Women Are Bad” by William Anthony McGuire, staged by Henry Kolker, photographed by Lucien Andriot, with settings by Duncan Cramer and costumes by Sophie Wachner.

It was restored by the Museum of Modern Art with support from TCM and the Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation.

“Don’t Bet on Women” is not commercially available on DVD or VHS.

Writing in the New York Times (March 7, 1931), Mordaunt Hall said:

An excellent comedy sketch, bubbling with bright lines and originality, is now holding the fort at the Roxy. It is called “Don’t Bet on Women,” and among those in its cast are Una Merkel, Jeanette MacDonald, Roland Young, J. M. Kerrigan and Edmund Lowe. Its plot may be trifling, but it is worked out with real skill and directed imaginatively by William K. Howard.

Sept. 18, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery gent on the phone.

Update: This is James T. Mack.

Sept. 19, 2017, Mystery Photo

And for Tuesday, we have this elegant mystery gent.

Update: This is J.M. Kerrigan.

Sept. 20, 2017, Mystery Photo

Sept. 20, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery woman. I have cropped out our mystery leading man, who will appear Friday.

Update: This is Helene Millard.

Brain Trust roll call: Mike Hawks (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Don Danard (Tuesday’s mystery gent) and Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests).

Sept. 21, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Thursday…..

Update: This is Roland Young.

Sept. 21, 2017, Mystery Photo
… and also…

Update: This is J.M. Kerrigan and Una Merkel.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery woman) and Sheila (Wednesday’s mystery woman).

Sept. 22, 2017, Mystery Photo

And for Friday …..

Update: This is Edmund Lowe and Jeanette MacDonald.

Brain Trust roll call: Sheila (Wednesday’s mystery woman), Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery gent), Mary Mallory (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Benito (Thursday’s mystery gent), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Roget-L.A. (Thursday’s mystery gent No. 1), Don Danard (Thursday’s mystery gents), Tucson Barbara (mystery movie and all mystery guests), David Inman (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guests), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery movie and all mystery guests), L.C. (mystery movie and mystery cast) and Dan Nather (mystery movie and mystery guests).

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

  1. Dan Nather says:

    The man with the Edison Mazda head . . .

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  2. Mike Hawks says:

    J.M. Kerrigan.

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  3. Don Danard says:

    Monday’s Mystery Man is J. M. Kerrigan.

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  4. Don Danard says:

    Sorry…it should say Tuesday’s Mystery Man is J. M. Kerrigan.

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  5. Tuesday: J.M. Kerrigan.

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  6. Monday: James T. Mack in DON’T BET ON WOMEN.

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  7. Sometimes blonde Helene Millard.

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  8. mary mallory says:

    Wynne Gibson.

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  9. Sheila says:

    Helene Millard for Wednesday?

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  10. mary mallory says:

    Roland Young toda.y.

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  11. Benito says:

    A beleaguered Roland Young today…

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  12. mary mallory says:

    DON’T BET ON WOMEN. James T. Mack Monday, J. M. Kerrigan Tuesday, Una Merkel Wednesday, Roland Young, and Helene Millard today.

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  13. Mike Hawks says:

    Helene Millard for wednesday and Roland Young and Una Merkel today make this DON’T BET ON WOMEN.

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  14. Rogét-L.A. says:

    For Thursday: Roland Young. And also: I don’t know.

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  15. Don Danard says:

    Thursday’s Mystery letter writer is Roland Young. And the Mystery letter writer is J. M. Kerrigan.

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  16. Don Danard says:

    Well, one of ’em is writing a letter. Roland Young is who it is. Got that right I think!!

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  17. tucsonbarbara says:

    Don’t Bet on Women

    Monday – James T. Mack
    Tuesday – J.M. Kerrigan
    Wednesday – Helene Millard
    Thursday – Roland Young; Una Merkel

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  18. David Inman says:

    Roland Young, most probably Una Merkel, in “Don’t Bet on Women”?

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  19. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Our guess for this week is “Don’t Bet on Women” with J. T. Mack, J. M. Kerrigan, Roland Young, and Una Merkel.

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  20. LC says:

    Don’t Bet on Women (1931) w/Roland Young, Una Merkel, Jeanette MacDonald, James T. Mack & Edmund Lowe.

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  21. Dan Nather says:

    Well, if that’s Roland Young and Una Merkel on Thursday, the movie must be GOD’S GIFT TO WOMEN (1931) starring Edmund Lowe and Jeanette MacDonald. And is that J.M. Kerrigan on Tuesday?

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  22. mary mallory says:

    Edmund Lowe and Jeanette MacDonald today.

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  23. Mike Hawks says:

    Edmund Lowe and Jeanette MacDonald enter the picture.

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  24. Benito says:

    Edmund Lowe [Chandu to me] and Jeannette MacDonald [the Iron Butterfly] in DON’T BET ON WOMEN 1931. PS It comes perilously close to speaking lightly of a woman’s name

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  25. Una Merkel, J.M. Kerrigan
    Edmund Lowe; Jeanette MacDonald.

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  26. tucsonbarbara says:

    Edmund Lowe and Jeanette MacDonald

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  27. Anne Papineau says:

    Roland Young, “One Hour with You”

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