Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Feb. 3, 2018, Crime in the Streets
This week’s mystery movie has been the 1956 Allied Artists film “Crime in the Streets,” a Lindbrook production. With James Whitmore, Sal Mineo, Mark Rydell, Virginia Gregg, Peter Votrian, Will Kuluva, Malcolm Atterbury, Denise Alexander, Dan Terranova, Peter Miller, Steve Rowland and introducing John Cassavetes. Story and screenplay by Reginald Rose, photography by Sam Leavitt. Art direction by Serge Krizman, set decoration by Victor Gangelin, dialogue coaching by David S. Peckinpah and music by Franz Waxman. The producer was Vincent M. Fennelly and the director was Donald Siegel.

The film was adapted from a 1955 episode of “The Elgin Hour,” directed by Sidney Lumet, with Cassavetes, Kuluva and Rydell, with Robert Preston in the role played by Whitmore and Glenda Farrell in the role played by Gregg.

The DVD of the film is available in a boxed set Film Noir Classic Collection, Volume 5 from Warner Archive.

 

Writing in the New York Times (May 24, 1956), Bosley Crowther said:

DO you remember the Little Tough Guys and the Bowery Boys of a dozen or so years back? They were the hand-me-down brothers of the original Dead End Kids. Well, their collateral descendants may be seen in “Crime in the Streets,” a meager drama of juvenile delinquents, which came to the Victoria yesterday.

The only difference between these present actors and the old ones that we can see is that they talk a more jivey lingo and dance to a rock-and-roll beat. They mutter such words as “Crazy!” and “Go, man!” to speak their ecstasies. And they wield switch-blade knives—a kind of weapon the Little Tough Guys didn’t have, as we recall.

But otherwise the juvenile misfits in this cheap little slum-pent film, which has been made by Allied Artists from a television drama, are the same breed of pseudo-surly kids. And the picture itself looks exactly like some of those B-grade agonies of yore.

Jan. 29, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery lad.

Update: This is Peter Votrian.

Jan. 30, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have a mystery woman.

Update: This is Virginia Gregg.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and mystery lad), Jenny M. (mystery movie and mystery lad) and Patrick (mystery movie and mystery lad).

Jan. 31, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have two mystery gents.

Update: This is Steve Rowland on the left. I’m unsure about the identity of the actor on the right, so I gave credit for anyone who was in the cast except for Mark Rydell, who had a bigger role. I’ll have to watch the film again this weekend and see if I can figure out who he is.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Tuesday’s mystery woman), Jenny M. (Tuesday’s mystery woman), Pat in Michigan (mystery movie and Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests), Patrick (Tuesday’s mystery woman) and Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (Tuesday’s mystery woman).

Feb. 1, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Thursday ….

Update: This is Will Kuluva and Sal Mineo.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery duo) and Patrick (Wednesday’s mystery duo).

Feb. 2, 2018, Mystery Photo

And for Friday, two non-mysterious gents.

Update: James Whitmore and John Cassavetes.

Brain Trust roll call: Earl Boebert (Thursday’s mystery guest No. 2), Mary Mallory (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery guests), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Tuesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests and Wednesday’s Mystery Guest No. 1), Benito (Thursday’s mystery guest No. 2), Patrick (Thursday’s mystery guests), Sylvia E. (mystery movie and Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests and Wednesday’s Mystery Guest No. 1), Candy C. (Thursday’s Mystery Guest No. 2), Thom, Lee Ann and Megan (mystery movie and Monday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests and Wednesday’s Mystery Guest No. 1) and Beachgal (mystery movie, Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests, and Wednesday’s Mystery Guest No. 1).

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

  1. suzanne stone says:

    Pat Cardi.

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  2. CRIME IN THE STREETS.

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  3. Jenny M says:

    Peter J. Votrian in Crime in the Streets

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  4. Diane Ely says:

    David Kory?

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  5. Patrick says:

    Peter Votrian in Crime in the Streets from 1956.

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  6. Radio great, Virginia Gregg.

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  7. Jenny M says:

    Virginia Gregg

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  8. Chrisbo says:

    Anne Revere on Tuesday?

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  9. Pat in Michigan says:

    Tuesday’s mystery lady is Virginia Gregg. Monday’s mystery lad is Peter Votrian. The film is “Crime in the Streets”.

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  10. Patrick says:

    Virginia Gregg (and Jack Webb is nowhere in sight).

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  11. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Virginia Gregg for today.

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  12. Steve Roland and Jimmy Ogg.

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  13. Patrick says:

    Steve Rowland and Dan Terranova on Wednesday.

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  14. Earl Boebert says:

    Sal Mineo on Thursday? If so, it may be “Six Bridges to Cross”

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  15. mary mallory says:

    CRIME IN THE STREETS. Peter Votrian Monday, Virginia Gregg Tuesday, Steve Rowland and Paul Wallace yesterday, Will Kuluva and Sal Mineo today.

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  16. Will Kuluva and Sal Mineo.

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  17. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Virginia Gregg, Steve Rowland, Will Kuluva and Sal Mineo make this CRIME IN THE STREETS.

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  18. Benito says:

    Sal Mineo today. Poor guy was always getting beat up, shot, etc. in the movies.

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  19. Patrick says:

    Will Kuluva and Sal Mineo on Thursday.

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  20. SylviaE says:

    Crime in the Streets (1956)

    Mon – Peter J. Votrian
    Tues – Virginia Gregg
    Weds – Steve Rowland & Mark Rydell
    Thursday – Will Kuluva & Sal Mineo

    This was fun. Thanks.

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  21. CandyC says:

    Thursday – Sal Mineo

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  22. Thom, Lee Ann, and Megan says:

    Crime in the Streets with Peter J. Votrian for Monday, Steve Rowland for the mystery guest with glasses on Wednesday, and Will Kuluva and Sal Mineo for today.

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  23. beachgal says:

    Our movie is Crime in the Streets.

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  24. beachgal says:

    Wed is John Cassavetes (but I don’t recall him wearing glasses in this film). Thurs is Sal Mineo. Mon. young actor is Peter Votrian.

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  25. beachgal says:

    Wen must be Steve Rowland who played Glasses in the film and not John C. with glasses on !

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  26. mary mallory says:

    James Whitmore and John Cassavetes today.

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  27. James Whitmore and John Cassavetes.

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  28. MIKE HAWKS says:

    James Whitmore & John Cassavettes have a heart to heart talk.

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  29. beachgal says:

    Fri we have our stars, John Cassavetes and James Whitmore

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  30. Anne Papineau says:

    “The Young Don’t Cry”

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  31. Patrick says:

    James Whitmore and John Cassavetes in a film he didn’t direct but probably could have.

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