Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1964 Twentieth Century-Fox picture “Back Door to Hell” with Jimmie Rodgers, Jack Nicholson, John Hackett, Annabelle Huggins, Conrad Maga, Johnny Monteiro, Joe Sison, Henry Duval, Ben Perez and Vic Uematsu. Photography by Mars Rasca, makeup by Nita Sol Cruz, camera operation by Ricardo Remias. Music by Mike Velarde. A Lippert Inc. Production, filmed in association with Medallion Films Inc. Screenplay by Richard A. Guttman and John Hackett from a story by Richard A. Guttman. Produced by Fred Roos. Directed by Monte Hellman.

“Back Door to Hell” is available on DVD from Amazon.

In a New York Times review of a double bill (Dec. 10, 1964), Bosley Crowther called “Fate Is the Hunter” “a stupid, annoying film” and “Back Door to Hell” “a clinker of even lower degree.”

Nov. 5, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is Johnny Monteiro.


For Tuesday, we have a mystery soldier.

Update: This is Joe Sison.

Nov. 7, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery woman.

Update: This is Annabelle Huggins.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery soldier).

Nov. 8, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have two mystery gents.

Update: This is Conrad Maga and Jimmie Rodgers.

Nov. 8, 2018, Mystery Photo
And we also have this mystery gent.

Update: This is John Hackett.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Wednesday’s mystery woman).

Nov. 9, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Friday: “You want the mystery photo? You can’t handle the mystery photo!”

Update: This is John Hackett and Jack Nicholson. Trivia Note: “Back Door to Hell” and “Flight to Fury” (Monte Hellman films shot in the Philippines) are the first of 12 films in which Nicholson and Hackett appeared together. Hackett, Nicholson and Hellman also worked on “Ride in the Whirlwind.”

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery gents No. 2 and 3, and predicting Friday’s mystery guest), Beach Gal (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery gent, Tuesday’s mystery gent, Wednesday’s mystery woman, Thursday’s mystery gents No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, and predicting Friday’s mystery guest) and B.J. Merholz (Thursday’s mystery guest No. 3).

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

  1. B.J. Merholz says:

    Mark Damon


  2. Gary says:

    One of the world Ten Best Films, The Burmese Harp.


  3. Mary Mallory says:

    Joe Sison today and BACK DOOR TO HELL.


  4. B.J. Merholz says:

    I’ll try Richard Beymer for Monday and a Mexican American in a Japanese baseball cap for Tuesday.


  5. BeachBumBill says:

    Perhaps No Man Is An Island?


  6. Mary Mallory says:

    Annabelle Huggins.


  7. Mary Mallory says:

    Henry Duval and Jimmie Rodgers, with John Hackett alone. Is that Ben Perez on Monday?


  8. beachgal says:

    I think this might be Back Door To Hell


  9. Mary Mallory says:

    I have to leave shortly, so I’ll say that I know that Jack Nicholson is today’s mystery person.


  10. B. J. Merholz says:

    John Hackett


  11. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Joe Sison, Annabelle Huggins, Jimmie Rogers and Jack Nicholson make this BACK DOOR TO HELL 1964.


  12. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Tuesday: Joe Sison
    Wednesday: Annabelle Huggins
    Thursday: Conrad Maga, Jimmie Rodgers
    Friday: John Hackett, Jack Nicholson


  13. Patricia van Hartesveldt says:

    Friday: Jack Nicholson and ? in Back Door to Hell (1964). (Every once in a while a giveaway is nice for those of us who aren’t very good at this game!)


  14. Gary says:

    I have forgotten that Jack was ever so young.


  15. beachgal says:

    For Friday, we have Jack Nicholson and John Hackett


  16. SylviaE says:

    Didn’t get it until today, though I did guess to myself that it was a WWII story set in the Philippines

    Back Door to Hell 1964

    Tues – Joe Sison (I think)
    Weds – Annabelle Huggins
    Thurs. – I think is Jimmie Rodgers (not sure of the guy with him) / And John Hackett in to the solo image
    Fri – Jack Nicholson and I think John Hackett again


  17. Benito says:

    Back Door To Hell 1964. One of several movies about US soldiers in Japan occupied Philippines.


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