Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

March 10, 2018, Mystery Photo

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1944 Paramount film “And Now Tomorrow,” with Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan, Beulah Bondi, Cecil Kellaway, Grant Mitchell and Helen Mack. The screenplay was by Frank Partos and Raymond Chandler, from a novel by Rachel Field. Music was by Victor Young, photography by Daniel L. Fapp, art direction by Hans Dreier and Hal Pereira, costumes by Edith Head, makeup by Wally Westmore and set decoration by Ted von Hemert. The associate producer was Fred Kohlmar and the director was Irving Pichel.

The DVD is available in the Universal Vault Series.

 

Writing in the New York Times (Nov. 23, 1944), Bosley Crowther said:

For a film in which the principal character, played by Loretta Young, is deaf, there is certainly a lot of conversation—most of it to or by her—in Paramount’s “And Now Tomorrow,” which came to the Paramount yesterday. Folks are continuously talking to or about Miss Young, and she, with an ease in lip-reading that is marvelous, takes it all in. Furthermore, her responses are given in a normally modulated voice, even when first she is afflicted, which is most extraordinary, indeed.

But these are just minor indications of the fictional latitudes that are taken in this pulpy picturization of a novel by Rachel Field. For the whole film is clearly an effort to catch a popular mood with a plainly theatrical romance that bears little resemblance to life. It is the fable of a hoity-toity lady who falls slowly and stubbornly in love with the young and rather cynical doctor who is trying to restore her hearing. And, as such, it indulges all the cliches of emotion peculiar to such yarns.

March 5, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Jack Gardner.

March 6, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have a mystery girl.

Update: This is Ann Carter.

Brain Trust roll call: Roget-L.A. (Monday mystery person — a.k.a. Back of the Head Guy).

March 7, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Barry Sullivan. Or as Benito said: Barry Sullivan, the movie Planet of the Vampires awaits you

Brain Trust roll call: Gary (Monday’s Back of the Head Guy — and welcome back), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests — plus our leading lady, whom I didn’t mention), B.J. Merholz (Monday’s Back of the Head Guy), Don Danard (Tuesday’s mystery child), Jenny M. (Tuesday’s mystery child), Floyd Thursby (Tuesday’s mystery child), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery child), Sarah (mystery movie, Monday’s Back of the Head Guy and Tuesday’s mystery child), Sylvia E. (Tuesday’s mystery child), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (Tuesday’s mystery child) and Megan going solo (mystery movie).

March 8, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have a mystery gent in a vest.

Update: This is Cecil Kellaway.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (mystery movie, Monday’s Back of the Head Guy, Tuesday’s mystery child and Wednesday’s mystery gent), Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery gent), B.J. Merholz (Wednesday’s mystery gent/wrong movie), Mike Hawks (Monday’s Back of the Head Guy, Wednesday’s mystery gent), Jenny M. (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery gent), Don Danard (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Gary (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery gent), Sylvia E. (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery soda jerk, Monday’s Back of the Head Guy and Mystery Mirror Lady, Tuesday’s mystery child and Wednesday’s mystery gent), L.C. (mystery movie and mystery cast), Patrick (mystery movie, Monday’s Back of the Head Guy, Tuesday’s mystery child and Wednesday’s mystery gent), David Inman (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Benito (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Roget-L.A. (Wednesday’s mystery gent), McDee (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Sue Slutzky (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery soda jerk, Tuesday’s mystery child and Wednesday’s mystery gent), Candace R. Copley (Wednesday’s mystery gent) and Bob Hansen (Wednesday’s mystery gent/wrong movie).

March 9, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Friday, we have two (not) mystery women.

Update: This is Susan Hayward and Loretta Young.

March 9, 2018, Mystery Photo

The 1940s, when movie doctors smoked like chimneys.

The smoking doctor is Alan Ladd.

Brain Trust roll call: B.J. Merholz (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guest), Mary Mallory (Monday’s mystery mirror lady and Thursday’s mystery gent), Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery guest), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery guest), Roget-L.A. (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery gent), Don Danard (Thursday’s mystery gent), Jenny M. (Thursday’s mystery gent), Patrick (Thursday’s mystery gent), David Inman (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery gent), Benito (Thursday’s mystery gent), Gary (Thursday’s mystery gent), Sue Slutzky (Thursday’s mystery gent) and Sylvia E. (Thursday’s mystery gent).

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

  1. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Is that Alan Ladd’s reflection in the mirror behind the mystery gent?

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  2. aryedirect says:

    Reflecting on the guy with the dangling smoke. He seems like a key clue. Or a Keye Luke, who I’m certain he is not.

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  3. Gary says:

    As seen in the mirror the back of the head guy looks to be Alan Ladd.

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  4. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Monday: Jack Gardner serving Alan Ladd in AND NOW TOMORROW.
    Tuesday. Ann Carter.

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  5. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Oh, there’s Loretta Young with a platter hat!

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  6. B.J. Merholz says:

    Julie was always good with back of the heads; I’m guessing Alan Ladd.

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  7. Don Danard says:

    Looks like Ann Carter.

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  8. Sheila says:

    Virita Campbell, ‘This Gun for Hire’?

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  9. Jenny M says:

    Ann Carter

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  10. Floyd Thursby says:

    Miss Tuesday is Ann Carter.

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  11. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Ann Carter in AND NOW TOMORROW.

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  12. Sarah says:

    I knew that guy in the mirror was Alan Ladd, aka-back-of-the-head-guy. Today’s actress is Ann Carter. The movie is “And now Tomorrow” (1944).

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  13. SylviaE says:

    Tuesday – Ann Carter

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    • SylviaE says:

      Movie – And Now Tomorrow

      Monday – not sure who the soda jerk is – but Loretta Young is the “reflected lady in the hat” (and what a hat) & Alan Ladd is the “reflected guy with the cigarette hanging out of his mouth.”

      Tuesday – Ann Carter
      Wednesday – Barry Sullivan

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  14. Lee Ann, Megan and Thom says:

    Ann Carter for today.

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  15. Megan says:

    I think it may be And Now Tomorrow, but I am making that guess alone.

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  16. mary mallory says:

    AND NOW TOMORROW. Alan Ladd as Back of the Head guy Monday, Ann Carter Tuesday, and Barry Sullivan today.

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  17. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Barry Sullivan.

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  18. B.J. Merholz says:

    Barry Sullivan in The Great Gatsby.

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  19. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Yes, I know it is Alan Ladd sitting at the counter on monday. Today is Mr. Barry Sullivan.

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  20. Jenny M says:

    Barry Sullivan in And Now Tomorrow.

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  21. Don Danard says:

    Today it’s Barry Sullivan.

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  22. Gary says:

    Barry Sullivan and Alan Ladd made three films together. If the girl is Elinor Donahue then this is And Now Tomorrow.

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  23. LC says:

    And Now Tomorrow (1944)w/Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan, Ann Carter…

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  24. Patrick says:

    Monday’s back of the head guy is Alan Ladd, then Ann Carter and Barry Sullivan in And Now Tomorrow from 1944.

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  25. David Inman says:

    Barry Sullivan today.

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  26. Benito says:

    Barry Sullivan, the movie Planet of thr Vampires awaits you

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  27. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Is Wednesday’s mystery gent Barry Sullivan?

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  28. mcdee says:

    Wednesday looks like a young Barry Sullivan.

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  29. Sue Slutzky says:

    Is Monday’s guest Jack Gardner?

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  30. Sue Slutzky says:

    Tuesday – Ann Carter, Wednesday – Barry Sullivan, the movie is 1944’s And Now Tomorrow.

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  31. CANDACE R COPLEY says:

    Wednesday – Barry Sullivan

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  32. Bob Hansen says:

    I think Wednesday’s guy is Barry Sullivan. Is the movie “The Gangster” from 1947?

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  33. B.J. Merholz says:

    Cecil Kellaway And Now Tomorrow.

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  34. mary mallory says:

    Cecil Kellaway today and Loretta Young on Monday.

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  35. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Cecil Kellaway.

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  36. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Cecil Kellaway.

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  37. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Thursday’s mystery gent in a vest is Cecil Kellaway. The mystery movie is And Now Tomorrow (1944).

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  38. Don Danard says:

    Cecil Kellaway is the latest Guest Star on this page.

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  39. Jenny M says:

    Cecil Kellaway

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  40. Patrick says:

    Cecil Kellaway on Thursday.

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  41. David Inman says:

    Cecil Kellaway today, making this “And Now Tomorrow,” which we will learn about tomorrow.

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  42. Benito says:

    Cecil Kellaway today. He will poison astronauts in The Twilight Zone.

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  43. Gary says:

    Thursday: a vested Cecil Kellaway.

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  44. Sue Slutzky says:

    Thursday: Cecil Kellaway

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  45. SylviaE says:

    Thursday – Cecil Kellaway

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  46. mary mallory says:

    Susan Hayward and Loretta Young, along with Kellaway and Mr. Ladd.

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  47. beachgal says:

    Wed. is Barry Sullivan. The film is Now and Tomorrow

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  48. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Susan Hayward, Loretta Young and Alan Ladd.

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  49. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Susan Hayward and Loretta Young; Cecil Kellaway and Alan Ladd.

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  50. Patrick says:

    For Friday we have Susan Hayward, Loretta Young and the aforementioned Cecil Kellaway and Alan Ladd.

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  51. Sue Slutzky says:

    Friday: Susan Hayward and Loretta Young, and Alan Ladd

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  52. SylviaE says:

    Friday – photo #1 Susan Hayward and Loretta Young
    photo #2 Cecil Kellaway and Alan Ladd

    This was another fun one. Thanks

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  53. Gary says:

    Academy Award winners Susan and Loretta.

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