Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Eyes in the Night
This week’s mystery movie was the 1942 MGM film “Eyes in the Night,” with Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Donna Reed, Horace McNally, Katherine Emery, Allen Jenkins, Stanley C. Ridges, Reginald Denny,  John Emery, Rosemary de Camp, Erik Rolf, Barry Nelson, Reginald Sheffield, Steve Geray, Mantan Moreland and Friday.

Produced by Jack Chertok, screenplay by Guy Trosper and Howard Emmett Rogers, from a book by Baynard Kendrick. Photography by Robert Planck and Charles Lawton, music by Lennie Hayton, recording by Douglas Shearer, art direction by Cedric Gibbons and Stan Rogers, set decorations by Edwin B. Willis and Edward J. Boyle, gowns by Kalloch, editing by Ralph Winters. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. “Eyes in the Night” was Anne Harding’s first picture since 1937 (“Love From a Stranger”).

“Eyes in the Night” is available on DVD from TCM.

Writing in the New York Times (Oct. 16, 1942), Bosley Crowther said:

By exploiting the neatest trick of the week, they have converted a basically humdrum yarn of spies and an inventor’s precious formulas into a tidy and tingling little thriller. Their central character, the sleuth, is blind.

And on that depends every ounce of the film’s suspense. Otherwise it is simply an ordinary story about a secret invention, the crowd of Nazi agents who staff the inventor’s household as servants and an incidental quarrel between his wife and her stepdaughter over a misunderstood romance….

But in creating the blind character the author has struck upon a devilish device for suspense because any audience is filled with an instinctive sense of his helplessness. A blind man walking through a darkened room into which a murderer may stalk at any moment is a highly suggestive situation, you may take our word. And when, about to be shot in the basement, the detective smashes the light and calls to his would-be killer: “Now you’re in my world — darkness!” it is hokum, certainly, but the audience is at the end of the chairs.

Feb. 11, 2019, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery pooch.

Update: Of course, our mystery for Monday was Friday.

Feb. 12, 2019, Mystery Photo
For Tuesday, we have a mysterious gent.

Update: This is Mantan Moreland.

Brain Trust roll call: Thom and Megan (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery pooch) and Sue Slutzky (Monday’s mystery pooch).

Feb. 13, 2019, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery gent. He does not approve of such goings-on.

Update: This is Milburn Stone, the future Doc Adams from the TV show “Gunsmoke.”

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Sue Slutzky (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mystery gent), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery pooch and Tuesday’s mystery gent), Don Danard (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Mike Hawks (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Chrisbo (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Jenny M. (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery pooch and Tuesday’s mystery gent), Sarah (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery pooch and Tuesday’s mystery gent), Earl Boebert (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Thom and Megan (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Sylviai E. (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery pooch and Tuesday’s mystery gent) and Bob Hansen (Tuesday’s mystery gent).

Feb. 14, 2019, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have a mystery couple.

Update: This is Anne Harding and Reginald Denny.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery pooch and Wednesday’s mystery TV Western doctor), Don Danard (Wednesday’s mystery TV Western doctor), Sheila (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Gary — checking in from Mexico (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Dan Nather (Tuesday’s mystery gent), Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery TV Western doctor), Sylvia Edwards (Wednesday’s mystery TV Western doctor), Sarah (Wednesday’s mystery TV Western doctor and Monday’s mystery pooch) and  McDee (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery pooch, Tuesday’s mystery gent).

Megan and Thom, and Sue Slutzky — they are in the movie, but in different roles.

Feb. 15, 2019, Mystery Photo
For Friday, we have a non-mystery woman and an unmysterious gent. With serious lapels.

Update: This is Donna Reed and Edward Arnold.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery guests), Sheila (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guests), Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery TV Western doctor and Thursday’s mystery guests), Michael Hawks (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guests), Sue Slutzky (Thursday’s mystery guests), Sylvia E. (Thursday’s mystery guests) and L.C. (mystery movie and mystery cast).

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

  1. Mary Mallory says:



  2. Sue Slutzky says:

    Is it Strongheart?


  3. June says:



  4. Don Danard says:

    Well, let’s start with Rin Tin Tin.


  5. Meredith Ponedel says:



  6. Michael Lott says:

    That’s not Asta…


  7. Sue Slutzky says:

    Strongheart’s grandson, Lightning?


  8. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Lightning in THE CASE OF THE HOWLING DOG (1934).


  9. Thom and Megan says:

    Friday is our mystery pooch, in Eyes in the Night, I believe.


  10. Mary Mallory says:

    Rin Tin Tin Jr. in THE TEST (1935).


  11. Barbara Erickson says:

    Kapitan son of Rin Tin Tin ?


  12. Sue Slutzky says:

    Is it Friday?


  13. Mary Mallory says:

    Smokey “yesterday” and Mantan MOreland “today” in SIGN OF THE WOLF.


  14. Sue Slutzky says:

    Mantan Moreland. The movie is “Eyes in the Night.”


  15. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Monday: Friday in EYES OF THE NIGHT (1942)
    Tuesday: Mantan Moreland


  16. Mary Mallory says:

    Where did my answer go from last night? Mantan Moreland and Smokey the dog from yesterday in SIGN OF THE WOLF?


  17. Don Danard says:

    Today I’d say it’s Mantan Moreland.


  18. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Mantan Moreland.


  19. Chrisbo says:

    Looks like Mantan Moreland on Tuesday


  20. Jenny M says:

    Eyes in the Night with Mantan Moreland and the dog Friday.


  21. B.J. Merholz says:

    Ace The Wonder Dog fooled me for a bit, But Deacon McDaniel puts them in Silent Witness.


  22. Don Danard says:

    Tuesday’s Guest is Mantan Moreland I believe.


  23. Meredith Ponedel says:

    I know! (Waves hand enthusiastically)! It’s Lassie dressed up for Halloween!


  24. Sarah says:

    Today it’s Mantan Moreland in 1942’s “Eyes of the Night”, with Friday (who is Monday’s dog!).


  25. Earl Boebert says:

    My Guess for Tuesday is Mantan Moreland, best set of hard-boiled eyes this side of Peter Lorre. Possibly one of the Charlie Chan movies, but I don’t recognize Monday’s dog, so I’ll see if tomorrow brings clarity.
    “Hasty conclusion like gunpowder — easy to explode.” C.Chan, Lt, HPD.


  26. Earl Boebert says:

    Posted too soon, should be “hard boiled egg eyes.”
    “Make haste only when withdrawing hand from mouth of tiger.” C. Chan, Lt. HPD


  27. Thom and Megan says:

    Mantan Moreland for today.


  28. SylviaE says:

    This will be a fun one.

    Eyes in the Night 1942

    Mon. – Friday the Dog
    Tues. – Mantan Moreland


  29. Bob Hansen says:

    Mantan Moreland on Tuesday! I don’t know the movie though.


  30. Mary Mallory says:

    EYES IN THE NIGHT. Milburn Stone today and Friday the dog Monday.


  31. Don Danard says:

    Milburn Stone today. His look of amazement comes from finding out he’s been cast in a tv western!!
    And he’s got a dog on his chest!


  32. Sheila says:

    Mantan Moreland for Tuesday.


  33. Gary says:

    I.m still in Mexico but I can.t resist the opportunity to say hello to <mantan <moreland.Hola todos.


  34. Dan Nather says:

    Well, Tuesday’s gent is Mantan Moreland, but that’s all I got so far . . .


  35. michael hawks says:

    Milburn Stone.


  36. Suzanne A. Stone says:

    Ace the Wonder Dog–from Tim Holt’s “The Rookie Cop”?


  37. Earl Boebert says:

    My guess for Wednesday is James Cardwell in “The Shanghai Cobra.”
    “In my business always expect to find something wrong” C. Chan, Lt. HPD


  38. Sylvia Edwards says:

    This is a fun cast.

    Weds. – Milburn Stone (I think)


  39. Diane Ely says:

    Eddie Bracken on Wednesday?


  40. E. Yarber says:

    Willie Best and Elisha Cook Jr. in A-Haunting We Will Go?


  41. Sarah says:

    Today’s actor is Milburn Stone, being pinned by Friday.


  42. mcdee says:

    Monday’s dog is Friday. Tuesday is Mantan Moremand. I believe the film is Eyes in the Night from MGM 1942.


  43. Megan and Thom says:

    We think Reginald Sheffield is Wednesday’s mystery man.


  44. Sue Slutzky says:

    Erik Rolf?


  45. mary mallory says:

    Reginald Denny and Ann Harding today.


  46. sheila says:

    Reginald Denny and Ann Harding, ‘Eyes in the Night’


  47. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Wednesday: Milburn Stone
    Thursday: Reginald Denny, Ann Harding


  48. MICHAEL HAWKS says:

    Reginald Denny and Ann Harding. EYES IN THE NIGHT.


  49. Sue Slutzky says:

    Stephen McNally on Wednesday. Thursday: Reginald Denny and Ann Harding.


  50. Don Danard says:

    Pretty sure Thursday’s Mystery Man is Miles Mander. Can’t place the Lady at the moment.


  51. SylviaE says:

    Thurs. – Reginald Denny and Ann Harding

    This movie has such a fun cast.


  52. LC says:

    Eyes in the Night (1942) w/Friday (dog), Mantan Moreland, Ann Harding, Reginald Denny, Edward Arnold, Donna Reed, ….


  53. Mary Mallory says:

    Donna Reed and Edward Arnold.


  54. Sue Slutzky says:

    Donna Reed and Edward Arnold.


  55. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Donna Reed and Edward Arnold.


  56. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Donna Reed and Edward Arnold.


  57. Patricia van Hartesveldt says:

    Friday: Donna Reed + Edward Arnold = Eyes in the Night (1942).


  58. SylviaE says:

    Looking forward to Saturday’s breakdown. A fun mystery ‘mystery’ movie.

    Fri. – Donna Reed and Edward Arnold.


  59. McDee says:

    Edward Arnold and Donna Reed today.


  60. Ed CASEY says:

    The movie is Eyes in the Night, Tuesday Mantan Moreland, Wednesday Milburn Stone, Thursday Ann Harding and Reginal Denny, Friday Donna Reed and Edward Arnold


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