Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

March 17, 2018, Mystery Photo
This week’s mystery movie has been the 1927 Universal film “The Cat and the Canary,” with Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley, Tully Marshall, Gertrude Astor, Flora Finch, Arthur Edmund Carew, Martha Mattox, George Siegmann and Lucien Littlefield. Adapted by Robert F. Hill and Alfred A. Cohn. Scenario by Alfred A. Cohn, with story supervision by Edward J. Montagne. Titles by Walter Anthony, photography by Gilbert Warrenton, art direction by Charles D. Hall. Directed by Paul Leni.

“The Cat and the Canary,” in a restored version, is available on DVD from Kino.

Mordaunt Hall, writing in the Sept. 10, 1927, New York Times, said:

The unexpected happened last night at the Colony Theatre, for the film transcription of John Willard’s play, “The Cat and the Canary,” … has been turned into one of the finest examples of motion picture art. The shadow version of the stage thriller was directed by Paul Leni, producer of that memorable German subject, “The Three Waxworks,” and designer of the settings for “Variety.” One could almost say that Mr. Leni has not lost a single chance in this new film to show what can be done with the camera.

March 12, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Joe Murphy.

March 13, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is George Siegmann.

Brain Trust roll call: Mike Hawks (Monday’s mystery guest) and Donald Benton (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery guest).

March 14, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have two mystery women.

Update: This is Flora Finch and Gertrude Astor.

Brain Trust roll call: Sheila (Tuesday’s mystery guest), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery guest), Patrick (mystery movie and both mystery guests) and Dan Nather (mystery movie and both mystery guests).

March 15, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have two cheerful mystery guests.

Update: This is Tully Marshall and Martha Mattox.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery guests), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s mystery guests), Sue Slutzky (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Patrick (Wednesday’s mystery guests) and Dan Nather (Wednesday’s mystery guests).

March 16, 2018, Mystery Photo

And for Friday…..

Update: This is Laura La Plante and Creighton Hale.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery gent), Patrick (Thursday’s mystery guests), Howard Mandelbaum (Monday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Dan Nather (Thursday’s mystery guests), Sue Slutzky (Thursday’s mystery guests) and Earl Boebert (mystery movie).

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

  1. Sheila says:

    Larry Semon.

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  2. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Joe Murphy.

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  3. Lorenzo says:

    Monday’s guest favors David “Stringbean” Akeman.

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  4. Dan Nather says:

    Fuzzy Knight?

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  5. DBenton says:

    Joe Murphy from the Cat and the Canary

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  6. Don Danard says:

    Hank Worden’s long lost brother! Ha Ha.

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  7. Sheila says:

    George Siegmann for Tuesday.

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  8. MIKE HAWKS says:

    George Siegmann in CAT AND THE CANARY.

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  9. Patrick says:

    Joe Murphy and George Siegmann in The Cat and the Canary from 1927.

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  10. Dan Nather says:

    Ah! Now I’ve got it — THE CAT AND THE CANARY (1927). Monday’s gent is Joe Murphy, and today’s gent is George Siegmann.

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  11. Mary Mallory says:

    Lee Moran Monday and Burr McIntosh today in THE RACKET.

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  12. mary mallory says:

    THE CAT AND THE CANARY. Joe Murphy Monday, George Siegmann yesterday, and Flora Finch and Gertrude Astor today.

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  13. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Flora Finch and Gertrude Astor.

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  14. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    THE CAT AND THE CANARY (1927)
    Tully Marshall; George Siegmann; Flora Finch and Gertrude Astor.

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  15. Sue Slutzky says:

    Monday: Joe Murphy, Tuesday: George Siegmann, Wednesday: Flora Finch and Gertrude Astor, the movie is 1927’s The Cat and the Canary

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  16. Patrick says:

    Flora Finch and Gertrude Astor on Wednesday.

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  17. SylviaE says:

    This is a toughie. I have no confidence at all.

    Have no guess for the movie

    Guess for Monday – Paul Panzer
    Guess for Wednesday – woman #2 looks like Myrna Loy

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    • lmharnisch says:

      Alas, I’m afraid not.

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    • SylviaE says:

      The Cat and the Canary 1927
      Mon – Joe Murphy
      Tues – George Siegman
      Weds – Flora Finch and Laura La Plante
      Thus – Tully Marshall and Martha Maddox

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      • SylviaE says:

        The Cat and the Canary 1927
        Mon – Joe Murphy
        Tues – George Siegman
        Weds – Flora Finch and Gertrude Astor (a correction)
        Thus – Tully Marshall and Martha Maddox
        Fri – Laura La Plante and Creighton Hale

        Thanks for the puzzle!

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  18. Wednesday – Mary Nolan?

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  19. Dan Nather says:

    Flora Finch and Gertrude Astor for Wednesday.

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  20. mary mallory says:

    My friend Tully Marshall and Emily Fitzroy.

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  21. Patrick says:

    On Thursday we have Tully Marshall and Martha Mattox.

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  22. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Monday: Joe Murphy
    Thursday: Martha Mattox, Tully Marshall.

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  23. Dan Nather says:

    Oooh, if looks could kill . . . Tully Marshall and Martha Mattox today.

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  24. Sue Slutzky says:

    Thursday: Tully Marshall and Martha Mattox

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  25. Earl Boebert says:

    The 1927 version of “The Cat and the Canary?”

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  26. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Tully Marshall & Martha Mattox.

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  27. mary mallory says:

    Ah, got the name wrong yesterday, Martha Maddox. Laura La Plante and good old Creighton Hale today.

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  28. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Laura and Creighton are getting close.

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  29. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Laura La Plante and Creighton Hale.

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  30. Sue Slutzky says:

    Friday: Laura La Plante and Creighton Hale.

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  31. Patrick says:

    On Friday we have Laura La Plant and Creighton Hale who looks like the cat that ate the canary.

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  32. Dan Nather says:

    And we finish up with Laura La Plante and Creighton Hale today!

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