Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Dec. 1, 2018, Mystery Movie
This week’s mystery movie was the 1955 Warner Bros. picture “I Died a Thousand Times,” with Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson, Lee Marvin, Gonzalez Gonzalez, Lon Chaney, Earl Holliman, Perry Lopez, Richard Davalos, Howard St. John, Olive Carey, Ralph Moody, James Millican and Bill Kennedy. In CinemaScope and WarnerColor.

Written by W.R. Burnett (“High Sierra”), photographed by Ted McCord, art direction by Edward Carrere, set decoration by William L. Kuehl, wardrobe by Moss Mabry. Second unit director Russ Saunders, second unit assistant Al Alleborn, second unit photographer Edwin DuPar, dialogue supervisor Eugene Busch, makeup supervisor Gordon Bau, orchestrations by Maurice de Packh and Gus Levene, assistant director Chuck Hansen, music by David Buttolph, produced by Willis Goldbeck and directed by Stuart Heisler.

“I Died a Thousand Times” is available on DVD from Warner Archive.

New York Times movie critic Bosley Crowther (and I’ll bet you know where this is going) wrote a blistering review of “I Died a Thousand Times” in the New York Times (Nov. 10, 1955), calling the film “antique and absurd” and “a total cliche.” He also says Shelley Winters was “piteously without skill.” Crowther also notes that Roy Earle had become an antique since Humphrey Bogart played the role in “High Sierra.”

I don’t usually reproduce the New York Times reviews of the mystery movies, but this one is worth a read. When Crowther didn’t like a movie, he really didn’t like it.

Dec. 1, 2018, Mystery Photo
The plot is definitely musty in places. I mean, really? In 1955?

Nov.

Nov. 26, 2018, Mystery Photo
For Monday, we have a mystery gent.

Update: This is the beardless Paul Brinegar.

Nov. 27, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have two mystery women. Our leading man has been cropped out due to his complete lack of mysteriousness. This is mystery woman No. 1.

Update: This is Peggy Maley.

Nov. 27, 2018, Mystery Photo
… and mystery woman No. 2.

Update: This is Karolee Kelly.

Brain Trust roll call: Sarah (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery bus driver).

Nov. 28, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have mystery gents No. 1 and 2 …

Update: This is Ralph Moody and Dub Taylor, with Lori Nelson and Mystery Movie Emerita Olive Carey in the background.

Nov. 28, 2018, Mystery Photo
… mystery gent No. 3 …

Update: This is James Millican.

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… and mystery gent No. 4.

Update: This is Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez.

Brain Trust roll call: Sarah (Tuesday’s mystery woman No. 2).

Nov. 29, 2018, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have not-terribly-mysterious-gent No. 1….

Update: This is Nick Adams.

Nov. 29, 2018, Mystery Photo

… not-terribly-mysterious-gent No. 2 …

Update: This is Perry Lopez.

Nov. 29, 2018, Mystery Photo
… and not-terribly-mysterious-gent No. 3.

Update: This is Dennis Hopper.

Brain Trust roll call: Tucson Barbara (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery bus driver and Wednesday’s mystery gents Nos. 2 and 4), David Inman (Wednesday’s mystery gent No. 2), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery bus driver, Tuesday’s mystery woman No. 2, and Wednesday’s mystery guests), B.J. Merholz (Wednesday’s mystery gent No. 2), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Jenny M. (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guests), Gary (Wednesday’s mystery gent No. 2), Anne Papineau (mystery movie, mystery bus driver and Wednesday’s mystery gents Nos. 2 and 4), Sylvia E. (mystery movie, Tuesday’s mystery woman No. 2 and Wednesday’s mystery gents), L.C. (mystery movie with mystery cast), Mary Mallory (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery bus driver, Tuesday’s mystery woman No. 2, and Wednesday’s mystery guests), and Benito (Wednesday’s mystery gent No. 2).

Nov. 30, 2018, Mystery Movie
For Friday, we have two utterly non-mysterious gents.

Update: This is Earl Holliman and Lee Marvin.

Nov. 30, 2018, Mystery Photo

And this may be the strangest shot in the entire mystery movie.

Update: This is Shelley Winters and Jack Palance.

Brain Trust roll call: Tucson Barbara (Thursday’s not-terribly-mysterious gents), Mary Mallory (Thursday’s not-terribly-mysterious gents), Gary (mystery movie — I know, were they ever that young?), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s not-terribly-mysterious gents), Chrisbo (mystery movie), Beach Gal (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery bus driver, Tuesday’s mystery woman No. 2, Wednesday’s mystery guests No. 2 and No. 4, and Thursday’s not-terribly-mysterious gents), Sue Slutzky (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery bus driver, Tuesday’s mystery women Nos. 1 and 2, Wednesday’s mystery gents and Thursday’s not-terribly-mysterious gents Nos. 1 and 3) and Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s not-terribly-mysterious gents).

Nov. 30, 2018, Mystery Photo

And by popular demand …

Update: This is Jack Palance and Lon Chaney Jr. in some very odd framing.

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

  1. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Johnny Silver.

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  2. B.J. Merholz says:

    Tony Carbone

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  3. Sarah says:

    This is Paul Brinegar in “I Died a Thousand Times.”

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  4. David Inman says:

    “Some Came Running”?

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  5. Gary says:

    Al Stetson “Midnight Cowboy”.

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  6. Sarah says:

    Since I’m on a roll, I’ll guess that the second mystery actress on Tuesday is Karolee Kelly.

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  7. Mary Mallory says:

    Milton Frome on Monday and WHO’S MINDING THE STORE?

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  8. Benito says:

    Looks like Roscoe Ates in the bus

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  9. tucsonbarbara says:

    “I Died a Thousand Times”

    I recognize Paul Brinegar, Dub Taylor, and Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez

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  10. David Inman says:

    Today’s mystery gent number two is Dub Taylor. Is the movie “A Hole in the Head”? And maybe Connie Sawyer as Tuesday’s mystery woman number two?

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  11. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES
    Monday: Paul Brinegar
    Tuesday: Myrna Fahey; Karolee Kelly
    Wednesday: Ralph Moody & Dub Taylor; James Millican; Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez

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  12. B.J. Merholz says:

    Toothsome Dub Taylor

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  13. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Paul Brinegar, Karolee Kelly, Dub Taylor, Ralph Moody, James Millican and Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez in I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES.

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  14. Jenny M says:

    Ralph Moody, Dub Taylor, James Millican, and Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez in I Died a Thousand Times.

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  15. Gary says:

    Dub Taylor and …uh…

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  16. Gary says:

    I’m wondering if this is You Can’t Run Away From It with a young Henny Youngman as the bus driver?

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  17. Anne Papineau says:

    Am hoping that the bus driver is Paul Brinegar. Looks like Dub Taylor as Mystery Gent No. 2 and Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez as Mystery Gent No. 4. Might this be “I Died a Thousand Times?”

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  18. SylviaE says:

    Well, I recognize Wednesday’s gent #2 (Dub Taylor.) The hunt is on!

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    • SylviaE says:

      I Died a Thousand Times 1955 is the movie (I think)
      No guess for Monday
      Tuesday’s cropped out mystery guy I’m guessing is Jack Palance, but I’m not sure of mystery woman #1. Mystery woman #2 looks like she’s selling cigars, so she’s probably Karolee Kelly
      Wednesday – Ralph Moody (maybe), Dub Taylor, James Mllican and Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez

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      • SylviaE says:

        Continuing (and going back)
        Monday – Paul Brinegar (didn’t recognize him without the “Rawhide” beard.
        Tuesday – still not sure of the woman, but maybe LaRue Farlow???
        Thursday – Nick Adams, Perry Lopez in the FG with Earl Holliman in BG (stealing stuff) and ‘cropped out mystery man with a gun pointed at Perry’ , Jack Palance, and finally, Dennis Hopper
        Friday – Earl Holliman & Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters & Jack (revealed at last), Jack and Lon Chaney Jr.

        This was fun. Thanks

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  19. LC says:

    I Died A Thousand Times (1955) w/Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Dub Taylor, Lori Nelson, Pedro Gonzales Gonzales, etc…

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  20. Mary Mallory says:

    I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES. Paul Brinegar Monday, Mary Benoit and Karolee Kelly Tuesday, then Ralph Moody and Dub Taylor, James Millican, and Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez today.

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  21. Benito says:

    Dub Taylor is codger no. 2

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  22. tucsonbarbara says:

    Nick Adams, Perry Lopez, and Dennis Hopper

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  23. Mary Mallory says:

    Nick Adams, Perry Lopez, and Dennis Hopper. Fay Baker Monday.

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  24. Gary says:

    I Died a Thousand Times …even though the juvenile cast reads like Rebel Without a Cause.

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  25. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Nick Adams, Perry Lopez and Dennis Hopper cavorting.

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  26. Chrisbo says:

    I Died a Thousand Times

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  27. beachgal says:

    This week’s film is I Died A Thousand Times.
    Monday’s bus driver is Paul Brinegar
    Gent #2 on Wed is Dub Taylor
    Tues woman #2 is Karolee Kelly
    Wed gent #2 is Dub Taylor
    Wed gent #4 is Gonzalez Gonzalez
    Thurs gent #1 is Nick Adams. Gent #2 is Perry Lopez. Gent #3 is Dennis Hopper.

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  28. Sue Slutzky says:

    The movie is “I Died a Thousand Times.” Monday’s guest is Paul Bringer

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  29. Sue Slutzky says:

    Tuesday’s guests (not 100% sure): 1- Myrna Fahey, 2- Karolee Kelly

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  30. Sue Slutzky says:

    Wednesday: 1- Ralph Moody, 2- Dub Taylor, 3- James Millican, 4- Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez?

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  31. Sue Slutzky says:

    Thursday: 1- Nick Adams, 2- Stuart Heisler, 3- Dennis Hopper

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  32. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Nick Adams, Perry Lopez, Dennis Hopper.

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  33. Mary Mallory says:

    Myrna Fahey on Tueaday, Earl Holliman and Lee Maravin, and Shelley Winters and Jack Palance today.

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  34. Rogét-L.A. says:

    No shot of Lon Chaney Jr.?

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  35. Earl Holliman, Lee Marvin; Shelley Winters, Jack Palance.

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  36. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Earl Holliman, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters, Jack Palance and Lon Chaney, Jr.

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  37. tucsonbarbara says:

    Earl Holliman, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters, Jack Palance, and Lon Chaney, Jr.

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  38. Sue Slutzky says:

    Thursday #2 guest: Perry Lopez? Friday: Earl Holliman and Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters and Jack Palance ( I don’t know the dog’s name), and finally, Lon Chaney Jr.

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