Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

March 24, 2018, Mystery Photo
This week’s mystery movie has been the 1946 20th Century-Fox picture “The Dark Corner” with Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix, Mark Stevens, Kurt Kreuger, Cathy Downs, Reed Hadley, Constance Collier and Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra. The screenplay was by Jay Dratler and Bernard Schoenfeld based on a story by Leo Rosten. The photography was by Joe MacDonald, art direction by James Basevi and Leland Fuller, set decorations by Thomas Little and Paul S. Fox, costumes by Kay Nelson, music by Cyril Mockridge, music direction by Emil Newman, arrangements by Maurice de Packh and makeup by Ben Nye. The film was produced by Fred Kohlmar and directed by Henry Hathaway.

“The Dark Corner” is available on DVD from Amazon.

Writing in the New York Times (May 9, 1946), Bosley Crowther said:

When a talented director and a resourceful company of players meet up with a solid story, say one such as “The Dark Corner,” then moviegoing becomes a particular pleasure. The new melodrama which Twentieth Century-Fox presented yesterday at the Roxy is a tough-fibered, exciting entertainment revolving around a private detective who is marked as the fall guy in a cleverly contrived murder plot.

March 19, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery child.

Update: This is Colleen Alpaugh.

March 20, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have a mystery pianist.

Update: This is Eddie Heywood.

Brain Trust roll call: Sheila (mystery movie and mystery girl), Lee Ann, Thom and Megan (mystery movie and mystery girl), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and mystery girl) Jenny M. (mystery movie and mystery girl) and Sarah (mystery movie and mystery girl).

March 21, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have two mystery policemen.

Update: This is Donald MacBride and Ralph Dunn.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Jenny M. (Tuesday’s mystery gent) and Lee Ann, Thom and Megan (Tuesday’s mystery gent).

March 22, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have a mystery couple.

Update: This is Kurt Kreuger and Molly Lamont.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery police officers), Gary (mystery police officer No. 1), B.J. Merholz (mystery police officer No. 1), Patrick (mystery police officer No. 1), Don Danard (mystery police officer No. 1), Lee Ann, Thom and Megan (mystery police officer No. 1).

March 23, 2018, Mystery Photo

And for Friday, we have a mystery couple and Back of the Head Guy, who is casting an unfortunate shadow on our leading man.

Update: This is Mark Stevens, Lucille Ball and Reed Hadley.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery guests), Lee Ann, Thom and Megan (Thursday’s mystery guests), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery child, Wednesday’s mystery police, and Thursday’s mystery gent) and Sylvia E. (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery child, Tuesday’s mystery pianist, Wednesday’s police officer No. 1 and Thursday’s mystery couple).

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

  1. sheila says:

    Colleen Alpaugh, ‘The Dark Corner’.


  2. Lee Ann, Thom, and Megan says:

    Our guest today is Colleen Alpaugh in The Dark Corner.


  3. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Colleen Alpaugh in THE DARK CORNER.


  4. Jenny M says:

    Colleen Alpaugh in The Dark Corner.


  5. Sarah says:

    I can’t believe I got one on the first day. It’s Colleen Alpaugh in “The Dark Corner” (1946).


  6. Don Danard says:

    Just a guess……is the mystery young lady Sally Jane Bruce?


  7. Bob Hansen says:

    I don’t know the girl’s name, is the movie is This Gun for Hire, starring Alan Ladd, from 1942?


  8. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Eddie Heywood.


  9. Jenny M says:

    Eddie Haywood


  10. Lee Ann, Thom and Megan says:

    Tuesday’s picture is of band leader, Eddie Heywood.


  11. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Donald McBride, Ralph Dunn.


  12. Gary says:

    Scanning his credits it’s almost impossible to ascertain how many time Donald McBride played a police officer.


  13. B.J. Merholz says:

    Donald McBride and Maxie Rosenbloom


  14. Patrick says:

    I think Wednesday’s cop on the left is Donald MacBride.


  15. Don Danard says:

    The Police Officer on the left of the photo looks like Donald McBride.


  16. Lee Ann, Thom and Megan says:

    The cops in the Wednesday picture are Donald MacBride and John Kelly.


  17. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Kurt Kreuger and Molly Lamont.


  18. Lee Ann, Thom and Megan says:

    Thursday’s couple are Kurt Kreuger and Molly Lamont.


  19. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Finally!!!! Colleen Alpaugh for monday, Donald MacBride & Ralph Dunn for wednesday and kurt Krueger for today in DARK CORNER.


  20. SylviaE says:

    The Dark Corner 1946
    Mon – Colleen Alpaugh
    Tues – Eddie Heywood
    Weds – #1 cop is Donald MacBride
    Thurs – Kurt Krueger and Molly LaMont


  21. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Mark Stevens, Lucille Ball & Reed Hadley.


  22. mary mallory says:

    THE DARK CORNER. Colleen Alpaugh Monday, Eddie Heywood Tuesday, Ralph Dunn and John Kelly Wednesday, Kurt Krueger and Molly Lamont Thursday, and Mark Stevens, Lucille Ball, and Reed Hadley on Friday.


  23. Benito says:

    Mark Stevens and his faithful secretary Lucille Ball in The Dark Corner 1946.


  24. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Our three mystery stars appear as follows: Mark Stevens, Lucille Ball & Clifton Webb.


  25. Don Danard says:

    Mark Stevens, Lucille Ball and Reed Hadley today.


  26. beachgal says:

    Tues is Eddie Haywood and the film is The Dark Corner


  27. beachgal says:

    Mon must be Colleen Alpaugh


  28. beachgal says:

    Friday we have Mark Stevens, Lucille Ball and back of the head guy is Clifton Webb


  29. beachgal says:

    Wed policemen are John Kelly and Ralph Dunn


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