Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Sept. 1, 2018, Mystery Photo
This week’s mystery movie has been the 1954 MGM picture “Betrayed,” with Clark Gable (his last film at MGM), Lana Turner, Victor Mature, Louis Calhern, O.E. Hasse, Wilfrid Hyde White, Ian Carmichael, Niall MacGinnis, Nora Swinburne and Roland Culver. Screenplay by Ronald Millar and George Froeschel, music by Walter Goehr, photography by F.A. Young, art direction by Alfred Junge, Lana Turner’s costumes by Balmain-Paris, makeup by John O’Gorman, directed by Gottfried Reinhardt.

“Betrayed” is available on DVD from Warner Archive.

Bonus mystery item: Can you identify the clip on the Warner Archive webpage misidentified as “Betrayed?”


Writing in the New York Times (Sept. 9, 1954), Bosley Crowther said:

By the time this picture gets around to figuring out whether the betrayer is [Lana] Turner or [Victor] Mature, it has taken the audience through such a lengthy and tedious amount of detail that it has not only frayed all possible tension, but it has aggravated patience as well. Miss Turner and [Clark] Gable have had many longwinded talks; Mr. Mature has thumped his chest like Tarzan and bellowed his boasts a score of times. An excess of espionage maneuvering has been laid out on the screen. The beauties of the countryside of the Netherlands have been looked at until they pall.

Aug. 27, 2018, Mystery Photo
For Monday, we have a mystery woman….

Update: This is Nora Swinburne.

Aug. 26, 2018, Mystery Photo

Here’s a better look. I cropped out Back of the Head Guy, who will appear later in the week. And as usual, she does not approve of such goings-on.

Aug. 28, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have a mystery Nazi.

Update: This is O.E. Hasse.

And alas, the DVD of our mystery movie is a less than perfect print.

Aug. 29, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery gent. Apologies for the fuzzy image – it’s the best that’s available.

Update: This is Ian Carmichael.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests), Jenny M. (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery Nazi) and Sylvia E. (mystery movie and Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests).

Aug. 30, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have a mystery gent in uni.

Update: This is Wilfrid Hyde White.

Brain Trust roll call: Jenny M. (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Sylvia E. (Wednesday’s mystery gent), Bob Hansen (Wednesday’s mystery gent) and Megan (Wednesday’s mystery gent).

Aug. 31, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Friday, our mystery second lead in the big reveal….

Update: This is Victor Mature as “the Scarf” (notice his distinctive neckwear).

Aug. 31, 2018, Mystery Photo
Also, our non-mysterious leading man and leading lady.

Update: This is Clark Gable and Lana Turner in their fourth and final movie together.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (mystery movie, all mystery guests and Back of the Head Guy), Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery general), Sheila (Thursday’s mystery general), Tucson Barbara (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Roget-L.A. (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery general), Gary (Thursday’s mystery general), Jenny M. (Thursday’s mystery general), Anne Papineau (Thursday’s mystery general), Mike Hawks (mystery movie, Tuesday’s mystery Nazi, Thursday’s mystery general, correctly anticipating today’s mystery leads), Beach Gal (Thursday’s mystery general), Earl Bobert (mystery movie, Tuesday’s mystery Nazi, Wednesday’s mystery gent and Thursday’s mystery general), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (mystery movie, Tuesday’s mystery Nazi and Thursday’s mystery general), Sylvia E. (Thursday’s mystery general), David Inman (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery gent and Thursday’s mystery general), McDee (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery gent, Thursday’s mystery general, correctly anticipating today’s mystery leads) and Don Danard (Thursday’s mystery general).

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

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    Claire du Brey and RAMONA?


  2. tucsonbarbara says:

    Although a little too well known for a Monday, she looks like Virginia Christine. 🙂


  3. Gary says:

    In the realm of Addison Richards.


  4. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    BETRAYED (1954)
    Monday: Nora Swinburne
    Tuesday: O.E. Hasse


  5. Jenny M says:

    O. E. Hasse


  6. Jenny M says:

    Movie is Betrayed.


  7. SylviaE says:

    Tuesday’s actor looks like O.E. Hasse

    Will keep searching.


  8. Megan Bailey says:

    Is this a colorized version?


    • lmharnisch says:

      No. We don’t do colorized versions except by mistake. This is a fuzzy dupe of a crappy Eastmancolor print and we beg the Brain Trust’s indulgence since it’s the best copy available.


  9. Jenny M says:

    Ian Carmichael


  10. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Ian Carmichael.


  11. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Ian Carmichael today.


  12. Diane Ely says:

    Wednesday guy sort of resembles George Plimpton.


  13. Bob Hansen says:

    Wednesday’s man might be Ian Carmichael. Don’t know the movie though.


  14. Megan says:

    Ian Carmichael for today.


  15. Mary Mallory says:

    BETRAYED. Nora Swinburne Monday, O. E. Hasse Tuesday, Ian Carmichael yesterday, and Wilfred Hyde-White today.


  16. Mary Mallory says:

    Victor Mature as back of the head guy Monday.


  17. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Wilfrid Hyde-White.


  18. Sheila says:

    Wilfrid Hyde-White for Thursday.


  19. tucsonbarbara says:


    Monday – Nora Swinburne
    Tuesday – O.E. Hasse
    Wednesday – Ian Carmichael
    Thursday – Wilfrid Hyde-White


  20. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Wilfrid Hyde-White in Betrayed (1954)


  21. Gary says:

    Wlifrid Hyde-White.


  22. Jenny M says:

    Wilfred Hyde White


  23. Anne Papineau says:

    Wilfrid Hyde White


  24. MIKE HAWKS says:

    O. E. Hasse for tuesday and Wilfred Hyde-White make this BETRAYED 1954. Off for Cinecon so I will throw in Clark, Lana and Victor for tomorrow.


  25. beachgal says:

    Is Thurs. gent Wilfrid Hyde-White?


  26. Earl Boebert says:

    Well, it sure looks like Wilfrid Hyde-White for Thursday, and since he’s got his hair my guess is “Betrayed,” 1954. So further guesses are O.E. Hasse for Tuesday and Ian Carmichael for Wednesday.


  27. Lee Ann, Thom and Megan says:

    Betrayed with Wilfrid Hyde-White for today & O.E. Hasse for Tuesday.


  28. David Inman says:

    Wilfred Hyde-White, today, making this … “My Fair Lady”! OK. not sure of the movie, but that’s Wilfred.


  29. David Inman says:

    Oooh! Oooh! “Betrayed”! And Wednesday’s man is Ian Carmichael.


  30. mcdee says:

    Ian Carmichael on Weds
    Wilfred Hyde-White on Thurs
    Clark and Lana and Victor on Fri ?
    Betrayed from 1954


  31. Don Danard says:

    The Gentleman in Uniform is Wilfred Hyde-White


  32. Gary says:

    Mr Gable, Miss Turner, and Mr. Mature. I recall that when this film was released the publicity seemed to focus on Lana T. going to dark brown hair. Although I think I saw the original run, the hair campaign is all that I remember.


  33. Mary Mallory says:

    Victor Mature facing us now, and Clark Gable and Lana Turner today.


  34. beachgal says:

    Fri we have Victor Mature, Clark Gable and Lana Turner in Betrayed.


  35. tucsonbarbara says:

    Victor Mature, Clark Gable, and Lana Turner


  36. SylviaE says:

    The movie is: Betrayed 1954
    Mon. – Nora Swinburne (cropped out mystery guy could be either Victor Mature or Clark Gable)
    Tues. – O.E. Hasse (who’s sitting across from Mr. Gable – or at least they’re sitting on similarly upholstered furniture)
    Weds. is Ian Carmichael
    Thurs. is Wilfrid Hyde-White
    Fri. – Victor Mature, Clark Gable and Lana Turner

    This was a lot of fun. Thank you.


  37. Benito says:

    Wildred Hyde White, Vic Mature and Lana? Gotta be Betrayed 1954. Saw ot on TCM


  38. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Victor Mature, Clark Gable, Lana Turner.


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