Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)


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.

Oct. 22, 2018, Mystery Poto

For Monday, we have a mystery woman.

Update: This is Bernice Pilot.

Oct. 23, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Christian Rub.

Oct. 24, 2018, Mystery Photo

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).

Oct. 25, 2018, Mystery Photo
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).

Oct. 26, 2018, Mystery Photo
For Friday, we have our mystery leading man and mystery leading lady…..

Update: This is John Litel and Frieda Inescourt.

Oct. 26, 2018, Mystery Photo
…. and before you say “What? HE’s the mystery leading man? …”

Oct. 26, 2018, Mystery Photo

… “And SHE’s the mystery leading lady?” Let me remind you that I don’t make the mystery movies, I just pick them.

Oct. 26, 2018, Mystery Photo
Also, we have our mystery leading lad with the mystery lad you were asking about earlier.

Update: This is Sonny Bupp and Billy Dawson.

Oct. 26, 2018, Mystery Photo

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).

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

  1. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Lillian Randolph in Streets of New York (1939)?


  2. Mary Mallory says:

    Adelaide Hall.


  3. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Lillian Yarbo.


  4. Michael Lott says:

    Theresa Harris


  5. Sarah says:

    Theresa Harris?


  6. Mary Mallory says:

    Andy Clyde.


  7. Sheila says:

    Christian Rub for Tuesday.


  8. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    “No Place to Go” (1939)
    Monday: Bernice Pilot
    Tuesday: Christian Rub


  9. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Christian Rub.


  10. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Correction: FATHER’S SON (1941).


  11. Earl Boebert says:

    Juanita Moore on Monday?


  12. Sue Slutzky says:

    Tuesday: Christian Rub


  13. Sue Slutzky says:

    Is Monday’s guest Bernice Pilot?


  14. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    The immortal Sonny Bupp.


  15. Gary says:

    I expect the Monday mystery guest to break into full song a la Ivie Anderson, who this is not.


  16. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    No. Billy Dawson.


  17. Sue Slutzky says:

    Today: Sonny Bupp. Is the movie “Father’s Son” (1941)?


  18. Mary Mallory says:

    Christian Rub yesterday.


  19. Anne Papineau says:

    On Tuesday, Christian Rub


  20. Patrick says:

    Christian Rub on Tuesday.


  21. Anne Papineau says:

    On Tuesday, Christian Rub.


  22. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Robert Winkler, Philip Hurlic


  23. Mary Mallory says:



  24. Sue Slutzky says:

    Billy Dawson today. I don’t know who the other kid is.


  25. SylviaE says:

    Penrod’s Double Trouble 1938 (maybe)

    Monday – Bernice Pilot (maybe???)
    Wednesday’s kid is Harry Watson, I think
    Thursday’s mystery kid is Philip Hurlic, I think


  26. Mary Mallory says:

    FATHER’S SON. Bernice Pilot Monday, Billy Dawson Wednesday, Robert Winkler Thursday, John Litel and Frieda Inescort as the parents, and Sammy McKim today.


  27. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    John Litel, Frieda Inescort, Sonny Bupp.


  28. MIKE HAWKS says:

    John Litel, Frieda Inescort, Philip Hurlic and Billy Dawson make this FATHER’S SON.


  29. Sue Slutzky says:

    John Litel and Frieda Inescort


  30. SylviaE says:

    Father’s Son 1941

    Monday – Bernice Pilot
    Tuesday – Christian Rub
    Wednesday’s kid is Sonny Bupp (maybe)
    Thursday’s mystery kid is Philip Hurlic – kid who is not a mystery is Billy Dawson (maybe??)
    Friday – John Litel, Frieda Inescort (just not sure of those kids…hmmmmm?)


  31. Anne Papineau says:

    Might that be John Litel … in “Father’s Son?”


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