Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Lawyer Man title card

This week’s mystery movie was the 1932 Warner Bros. film “Lawyer Man” with William Powell, Joan Blondell, David Landau, Helen Vinson, Claire Dodd, Alan Dinehart and Allen Jenkins. Screenplay by Rian James and James Seymour, based on the novel “Lawyer Man” by Max Trell, edited by Thomas Pratt, art direction by Esdras Hartley, photography by Robert Kurrle, gowns by Orry-Kelly, associate director Stanley Logan, Vitaphone Orchestra directed by Leo F. Forbstein.

Directed by William Dieterle.

“Lawyer Man” is available from Warner Archive in the “Forbidden Hollywood Collection” Volume 4.

Writing in the New York Times (Dec. 27, 1932), Mordaunt Hall said:

The latest picture to turn the light on the activities of a keen-witted member of the bar is “Lawyer Man,” which is now at the Hollywood. Sometimes this feature recalls turns in “The Mouthpiece,” but the current offering is none the less quite entertaining. William Powell does well as Anton Adam, who achieves a certain distinction through officiating as a lawyer for ghetto clients, and Joan Blondell gives a smart portrayal as Olga, Adam’s most efficient secretary.

If “The Mouthpiece” sounds familiar, that’s because it was a mystery movie last year, along with its remakes “The Man Who Talked Too Much” and “Illegal.”

Lawyer Man
By popular request, here’s Max Davidson in his brief screen appearance with William Powell in “Lawyer Man.”

Feb. 25, 2019, Movieland Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery woman. She is flirting with the non-mysterious leading man, who will appear Friday.

Update: This is Renee Whitney.

Feb. 26, 2019, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have another mystery woman.

Update: This is Claire Dodd.

Brain Trust roll call: Mark A. Vieira, who said he recognized Monday’s mystery woman because she appears in his forthcoming book “Forbidden Hollywood,” coming out April 2. Congrats, Mark. We look forward to seeing your latest book!

Feb. 27, 2019, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have this stylish gent.

Update: This is Sam Godfrey.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie, Monday’s flirty mystery woman and Tuesday’s mystery woman).

Feb. 28, 2019, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have this mystery chap….

Update: This is Rockliffe Fellowes.

Feb. 28, 2019, Mystery Photo

… plus this non-mysterious gent and his poor mother….

Update: This is Allen Jenkins and Ann Brody.

Feb. 28, 2019, Mystery Photo
… and finally.

Update: This is Helen Vinson and Alan Dinehart.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery gent).

March 1, 2019, Mystery Photo

And for Friday….

And Joan and Bill.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (mystery movie and Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Chrisbo (Thursday’s mystery gent No. 2), Sheila (Thursday’s mystery guests), Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery guests), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Monday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests) and Thom and Megan (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guests No. 2-4).

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

  1. thestarlightstudiosbcglobal.net says:

    Renee Whitney. Guess why I know that. My new book Forbidden Hollywood will be published April 2. She’s in many, many pre-Code films.

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  2. Don Danard says:

    Closest I can come to The Mystery Lady is Trudy Marshall. However, I’m not 100% sure.

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  3. Sylvia E says:

    Just for the heck of it, I’m going to guess Aileen Pringle for Monday, because of the long-ish face and the cloche hat.

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  4. Suzanne A. stone says:

    Mae Clarke.

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  5. Mary Mallory says:

    Virginia Dabney and SCARFACE.

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  6. Dan Nather says:

    Not sure of the movie, but I’m thinking this could be Mae Clarke . . .

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  7. mary Mallory says:

    Joan Lawes and UP THE RIVER.

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  8. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Monday: Kay Strozzi in EX-LADY (1933)
    Tuesday: Claire Dodd

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  9. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Monday: Renee Whitney in LAWYER MAN (1932)

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  10. Mary Mallory says:

    TWENTY MILLION SWEETHEARTS. Victoria Vinton Monday, Adele Lacey Tuesday, and Johnny Arthur Wednesday. Dick Powell as our hidden mystery man on Monday.

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  11. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Sam Godfrey.

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  12. Jenny M says:

    Vaughn Taylor

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  13. Mary Mallory says:

    LAWYER MAN. Dorothy Christy Monday, Claire Dodd Tuesday, Rockcliffe Fellows, Allen Jenkins, Ann Brody, Alan Dinehart, and Helen Vinson Thursday.

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  14. Mary Mallory says:

    Renee Whitney Monday.

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  15. Chrisbo says:

    Looks like Allen Jenkins and Frank McHugh on Thursday. The Irish in Us?

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  16. Sheila says:

    Allen Jenkins, Alan Dinehart, Ann Brody and Helen Vinson for Thursday.

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  17. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Rockliffe Fellowes; Allen Jenkins, Ann Brady, Helen Vinson, Alan Dinehart.

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  18. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Renee Whitney for monday and Rockliffe Fellowes, Allen Jenkins, Ann Brody, Helen Vinson, Alan Dinehart. LAWYER MAN

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  19. Thom and Megan says:

    Our mystery movie is Lawyer Man with Allen Jenkins in the second picture for Thursday, and Helen Vinson and Alan Dinehart in the last picture.

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  20. Mary Mallory says:

    Joan Blondell and William Powell.

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  21. Mary Mallory says:

    Frederick Burton Wednesday? Wish you could have gotten Max Davidson in there.

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  22. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Joan Blondell, William Powell.

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  23. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Joan and Bill at long last.

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  24. McDee says:

    Joan Blondell and William Powell on Fri. Lawyer Man from 1932

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  25. Anne Papineau says:

    1932 “Lawyer Man” … Excuse me I’ve been traveling

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