Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Voyage to Italy/Journey to Italy
This week’s mystery movie has been the 1954 Italian film “Voyage to Italy” or “Journey to Italy,” with George “Georges” Sanders and Ingrid Bergman. It was directed by Roberto Rossellini.

The film is available on DVD from the Criterion Collection.

Writing in 2013, film critic A.O. Scott noted that the New York Times never reviewed the film when it debuted in America.

Scott wrote:

The 1950s are full of movies that were initially greeted, by critics and audiences, with indifference or derision, only to be hailed as masterpieces in hindsight. “Vertigo,” “The Searchers” and “The Sweet Smell of Success” are among the best-known examples of this kind of revisionism. Another, only slightly less famous, is Roberto Rossellini’s “Viaggio in Italia,” a film so maligned and neglected in 1955, the year of its American release, that it did not receive a review in The New York Times.

Feb. 12, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Anthony La Penna (Ingrid Bergman was cropped out because of her utter lack of mysteriousness).

Feb. 13, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have a mystery woman.

Update: This is Maria Mauban.

Feb. 14, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery woman. I have cropped out the leading man due to his utter lack of mysteriousness. Look for him on Friday.

Update: This is Anna Proclemer.

Feb. 15, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have a mystery woman.

Update: This is Natalia Ray.

Feb. 16, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Friday, showing a total lack of mysteriousness, our leading man and leading lady.

Update: This is the completely unmysterious “Georges” Sanders and Ingrid Bergman.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and mystery guests), Mary Mallory (mystery movie and mystery guests) and Syliva E. (mystery movie and mystery guests).

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

  1. Benito says:

    Why the long face, Nicol Williamson? Best known as Merlin in EXCALIBUR…


  2. aryedirect says:

    Even with my, perhaps correct, assumptions, I cannot yet place the face. But I will state the main assumption: The movie is often cited as Billy Wilder’s funniest. Why? Because (second assumption) that the bit of costume we see in the front seat is worn by a character named Daphne.


  3. SylviaE says:

    Is Monday’s guest Ronald Howard?


  4. When I saw the first two pictures, I thought of film noir. Am I on the right track?


  5. mary mallory says:

    jane Greer.


  6. Is Wednesday a very young Audrey Meadows?


  7. Is Wednesday Jayne Meadows?


  8. Dan Nather says:

    Is Tuesday’s gal Wendy Hiller?


  9. Howard Mandelbaum says:



  10. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Monday: Anthony La Penna
    Tuesday: Maria Mauban
    Wednesday: Anna Proclemer
    Thursday: Natalia Ray


  11. mary mallory says:

    I knew the photo from yesterday looked familiar. JOURNEY TO ITALY, which I saw on TCM last year. Ingrid Bergman hidden on Monday with Anthony La Penna, Maria Mauban Tuesday, and Natalia Ray today.


  12. mary mallory says:

    Anna Proclemer Wednesday.


  13. Chrisbo says:

    The subtitle on Thursday prompted me to guess Alida Valli on Tuesday.


  14. SylviaE says:

    Thursdays hint – At last!

    Journey to Italy 1954

    Mon. – Anthony La Penna and a glimpse of Ingrid Bergman (fur coat only) in the front seat
    Tues – Maria Mauban
    Wed – Anna Proclemer
    Thur – Natalia Ray

    So, Friday’s guests will be the “lack of mysteriousness” couple: Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders.

    I am learning about so many great films. Thanks again.


  15. Is Wednesday’s guest Natalie Schafer?


  16. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    George Sanders and Ingrid Bergman.


  17. mary mallory says:

    George Sanders and Ingrid Bergman today.


  18. Don Danard says:

    George Sanders and Ingrid Bergman. From the look on her face, he must be standing on one of her feet!!!


  19. Benito says:

    George Sanders, one of my favorites, and Ingrid B in Journey To Italy 1954. PS Wednesday’s girl Anna Proclemer is credited in imdb as “La prostituta”.


  20. MIKE HAWKS says:

    George Sanders & Ingrid Bergman in JOURNEY TO ITALY.


  21. Diane Ely says:

    “Journey to Italy”. Looks like Ingrid Berman with that cad, George Sanders.


  22. Gary says:

    Voyage to Italy. Some really nice info on this from wikipedia.


  23. Howard Decker says:

    George Sanders and Ingrid Bergman in Journey to Italy with a lot of folks I never heard of (and I thought I knew about a lot of actors). What a wimpy title for a mom pitcher.


  24. Is Wednesday Gloria DeHaven and Friday George Saunders and Ingrid Bergman?


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