This week’s mystery movie has been the 1941 Warner Bros. picture “Father’s Son,” with John Litel, Frieda Inescort, Billy Dawson and Christian Rub. The screenplay was by Fred Niblo Jr., from a story by Booth Tarkington. Photography by Allen G. Siegler, dialogue direction by Harry Seymour, art direction by Charles Novi, gowns by Milo Anderson and makeup by Perc Westmore. Directed by D. Ross Lederman.
“Father’s Son” was a remake of a 1931 version starring Lewis Stone. Neither version has ever been commercially released. It was released in New York in February 1941 as the bottom half of a double bill with “High Sierra” and was not reviewed.
For Monday, we have a mystery woman.
Update: This is Bernice Pilot.
For Tuesday, we have a mystery gent.
Update: This is Christian Rub.
For Wednesday, we have a mystery lad.
Update: Several people guessed Sonny Bupp. The frame grab isn’t perfectly clear, unfortunately, but this character is named Dan and therefore I believe this is Scotty Beckett.
Brain Trust roll call: Sheila (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests), Mike Hawks (Tuesday’s mystery gent) and Sue Slutzky (Monday’s and Tuesday’s mystery guests).
For Thursday, we have a mystery lad and Back of the Head Lad, a mystery guest emeritus.
Update: This is Billy Dawson and Philip Hurlic.
Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (right movie, mystery lad), Sue Slutzky (mystery movie, wrong mystery lad), Mary Mallory (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Anne Papineau (Tuesday’s mystery gent) and Patrick (Tuesday’s mystery gent).
For Friday, we have our mystery leading man and mystery leading lady…..
Update: This is John Litel and Frieda Inescourt.
…. and before you say “What? HE’s the mystery leading man? …”
… “And SHE’s the mystery leading lady?” Let me remind you that I don’t make the mystery movies, I just pick them.
Also, we have our mystery leading lad with the mystery lad you were asking about earlier.
Update: This is Sonny Bupp and Billy Dawson.
And the Black Dahlia Avenger makes a cameo appearance….
Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery lad emeritus), Sue Slutzky (Thursday’s mystery lad) and Sylvia E (Monday’s mystery woman and Thursday’s mystery lad emeritus).