Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

April 28, 2018, The Connection
This week’s mystery movie has been Shirley Clarke’s 1961 film “The Connection.” It features Freddie Redd on piano, Jackie McLean on saxophone, Michael Mattos on bass, Larry Richie on drums, Warren Finnerty, Jerome Raphael, Garry Goodrow, Jim Anderson, Carl Lee, Barbara Winchester, Henry Proach, Roscoe Lee Browne and William Redfield.  It was adapted from a play by Jack Gelber.

The film was denied a license by New York’s censorship board because of a brief shot of a nude woman in a magazine and word used to refer to heroin. It was briefly shown without a license (and reviewed by Bosley Crowther) and then shut down, but eventually the ruling was overturned by a court of appeals.

It has been released on DVD and Blu-ray by Milestone Films.

Writing in the New York Times (Oct. 4, 1962), Bosley Crowther said:

Outside of the notoriety that ‘The Connection’ has because it is the center of a contention over the legality of censorship in this state, there is little about it to warrant the clamorous interest of the average moviegoer or to distinguish it as a significant piece of cinematic art.

The best to be said for this screen treatment of the Jack Gelber Off Broadway play … is that it offers a forthright and repulsive observation of a sleazy, snarling, group of narcotic addicts assembled in a loft apartment in New York.

April 23, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Freddie Redd.

April 24, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have a mystery musician.

Update: This is Michael Mattos.

Brain Trust roll call: Chris (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery guest) and Sarah (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery guest).

April 25, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is William Redfield.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and both mystery guests), Sylvia E (mystery movie and both mystery guests) and Dan Nather (mystery movie).

April 26, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have another mystery gent.

Update: This is Carl Lee.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery guest and Guy in Background), Roget-L.A. (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery gent), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest), Gary (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery guest and a great comment on seeing the original play), Floyd Thursby (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest), Brutii (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest) and Sylvia E (Wednesday’s mystery guests).

April 27, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Friday, we have a mystery gent. You may recognize him from ….

Update: This is Jerome Raphael.

April 27, 2018, Mystery Photo

…. a series of skits….

April 27, 2018, Mystery Photo
… with another mystery chap.

Update: This is Jerome Raphael with Paul Benedict as the Mad Painter.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery guest) and Chris Worland (mystery movie and all mystery guests).

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

  1. Chris says:

    Freddie Redd in Shirley Clarke’s THE CONNECTION.

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  2. mary mallory says:

    Georg Stanford Brown.

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  3. Sarah says:

    Taking huge guess — Georg Stanford Brown.

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  4. Sarah says:

    Freddie Redd, “The Connection” (1961). I think this is a better guess than my first one.

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  5. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Shirley Clarke’s THE CONNECTION (1962).

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  6. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Monday: Freddie Redd
    Tuesday: Michael Mattos

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  7. SylviaE says:

    The Connection 1961
    Mon. – Freddie Redd
    Tue. – Michael Mattos

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  8. Dan Nather says:

    Educated guess: THE CONNECTION (1961)?

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  9. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    William Redfield, Garry Goodrow (seated on right)

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  10. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Wednesday’s mystery gent is William Redfield. I think the mystery movie may be The Connection (1961).

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  11. MIKE HAWKS says:

    William Redfield in THE CONNECTION.

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  12. Gary says:

    William Redfield in The Connection. I have not seen the film but I did see the original Living Theater production in New York shortly after my arrival there in 1959. It remains one of the most vivid memories of my 30 year theater going experiences.

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  13. Floyd Thursby says:

    This is William Redfield in “The Connection.”

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  14. brutii says:

    Aha! William Redfield on Wed. I’ve always wanted to see this movie, The Connection.

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  15. SylviaE says:

    The Connection 1961
    Mon. – Freddie Redd
    Tue. – Michael Mattos
    Wed. – William Redfield

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  16. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Carl Lee, son of Canada Lee, who sadly died as a result of his heroin addiction.

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  17. CHRIS Worland says:

    Freddie Redd, Michael Matos, William Redfield, Carl Lee in “The Connection”

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  18. mary mallory says:

    Paul Benedict as the second mystery man today.

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  19. Benito says:

    Spike Milligan today? He sued a Brit paper for libel because it called him a dirty Irish pouf. He was only insulted by the adjective Irish…

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  20. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Jerome Raphael. Last Friday’s Ava Gardner is prettier.

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  21. SylviaE says:

    The Connection 1961
    Mon. – Freddie Redd
    Tue. – Michael Mattos
    Wed. – William Redfield
    Thur. – Carl Lee
    Fri. – Jerome Raphael

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