Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Stork Club

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1945 Paramount film “The Stork Club,” with Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald, Don DeFore, Robert Benchley, Bill Goodwin, Iris Adrian, Mikail Rasumny, Mary Young and Andy Russell. It was written by B.G. DeSylva and John McGowan and directed by Hal Walker.

The DVD is available from Amazon.com.

Writing in the New York Times (Dec. 20, 1945), Bosley Crowther said:

A bright and beribboned Christmas package was opened at the Paramount yesterday to reveal a purely frivolous donation, but one which is good for lots of laughs. It goes by the name of “The Stork Club,” and it has as principals in its cast the tom-boisterous Betty Hutton and the roguish Barry Fitzgerald. With these two playing its farce comedy in an agile and debonair style, the silliness of its story is neatly and pleasantly disguised.

Oct. 30, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a slightly unfocused (sorry) mystery woman.

Update: This is Jean Acker.

Oct. 31, 2017, Mystery Photo

 

For Tuesday, we have a mystery crooner.

Update: This is Andy Russell – and I never realized how many members of the Brain Trust are Andy Russell fans.

Nov. 1, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery woman.

Update: This is Mary Young.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery woman and Tuesday’s mystery crooner), Jenny M. (Tuesday’s mystery crooner), Mike Hawks (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery woman and Tuesday’s mystery crooner), L.C. (mystery movie and mystery cast), Patrick (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery woman and Tuesday’s mystery crooner), Bob Hansen (Tuesday’s mystery crooner) and Ed (Tuesday’s mystery crooner).

Nov. 2, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, two semi-mysterious chaps are having an intimate conversation in a telephone booth.

Update: This is Don DeFore and Robert Benchley.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Mary Mallory (mystery movie and Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests) and Patrick (Wednesday’s mystery guest).

Nov. 3, 2017, Mystery Photo

We have an early call Friday, so here’s our mystery guests for the end of the week.

Update: This is Betty Hutton and Barry Fitzgerald.

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

  1. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Barbara Brown.

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  2. Benito says:

    Guessing it’s Ann Revere in OLD ACQUAINTANCE

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  3. Andy Russell in THE STORK CLUB (1945).

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  4. Jenny M says:

    Andy Russell

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  5. Mike Hawks says:

    Andy Russell.

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  6. LC says:

    The Stork Club (1945) w/Andy Russell, Betty Hutton, Robert Benchley, Don De Fore, Mary Young, Barry Fitzgerald, ….

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  7. Patrick says:

    Jean Acker and Andy Russell in The Stork Club from 1945.

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  8. Mike Hawks says:

    Since the only Andy Russell movie I have not seen is THE STORK CLUB this must be it. Which means the lady from monday is Jean Acker.

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  9. Bob Hansen says:

    That’s Andy Russell on Tuesday. The movie title is still a mystery!

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  10. Ed says:

    Tuesday is Andy Russell

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  11. Mike Hawks says:

    Mary Young.

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  12. Mary Mallory says:

    STORK CLUB. Jean Acker Monday, Andy Russell yesterday and Catherine Craig today.

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  13. Gary says:

    I keep coming up with Stage Door Canteen.

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  14. Patrick says:

    Mary Young on Wednesday.

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  15. Ed says:

    Is Wednesday Ethel Merman

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  16. mary mallory says:

    It looks like Don DeFore is threatening Robert Benchley, not talking to him.

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  17. Don DeFore and Robert Benchley.

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  18. Mike Hawks says:

    Don DeFore and Robert Benchley discuss current world conditions.

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  19. tucsonbarbara says:

    The Stork Club

    Tuesday – Andy Russell
    Thursday – Don DeFore and Robert Benchley

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  20. Chrisbo says:

    Looks like Robert Benchley on the right on Thursday. I’ll guess Weekend at the Waldorf

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  21. Jenny M says:

    Don DeFore and Robert Benchley in The Stork Club.

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  22. Sarah says:

    Thanks to Don and Robert, I can identify this as “The Stork Club” (1945).

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  23. Patricia van Hartesveldt says:

    Thursday: Robert Benchley and Robert Cummings. Flesh and Fantasy?

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  24. Anne Papineau says:

    Robert Cummings and Robert Benchley in “The Bride Wore Boots”?

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  25. Patrick says:

    Don DeFore and Robert Benchley on Thursday.

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  26. Howard Decker says:

    Well that’s Robert Benchley on the right in the phone booth. Speaking of Benchley, have you seen him in his shorts? (He made a lot of them.)

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  27. Diane Ely says:

    The Thursday chap on the left looks like Robert Young.

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  28. mcdee says:

    Thursday guy on the left looks like Robert Cummings.

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  29. tucsonbarbara says:

    Betty Hutton and Barry Fitzgerald

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  30. Ed says:

    Is Friday Betty Hutton and Barry Fitzgerald. Is the movie Stork Club

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  31. mary mallory says:

    Betty Hutton in discussion with Barry Fitzgerald.

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  32. Betty Hutton and Barry Fitzgerald.

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  33. Mike Hawks says:

    Betty Hutton and Barry Fitzgerald

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  34. Patrick says:

    Betty Hutton and Barry Fitzgerald on Friday.

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  35. Gary says:

    I guess it’s The Stork Club.

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  36. beachgal says:

    Thurs we have Don DeFore and Robert Benchley – the film is The Stork Club.

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  37. beachgal says:

    Friday we have our stars, Betty Hutton and Barry Fitzgerald

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  38. beachgal says:

    Tues is Andy Russell

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  39. Benito says:

    Old coots Robert Benchley and Barry Fitzgerald, probably THE STORK CLUB 1945.

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  40. beachgal says:

    Wed is Mary Young

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  41. beachgal says:

    Monday is Jean Acker

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  42. Anne Papineau says:

    May I change my movie selection to “The Stork Club” (1945)?

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