Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1935 Columbia film “She Married Her Boss,” with Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Michael Bartlett, Raymond Walburn, Jean Dixon, Katherine Alexander, Edith Fellows, Clara Kimball Young, Grace Hale and Charles E. Arnt. Screenplay by Sidney Buchman, story by Thyra Souter Winslow, photography by Leon Shamroy, editing by Richard Cahoon, art direction by Stephen Goosson, directed by Gregory La Cava.

“She Married Her Boss” has never been commercially released on DVD or VHS. It is available on streaming via Amazon and shows up occasionally on TCM.

Writing in the New York Times (Sept. 27, 1935), Andre Sennwald said:

Once again the lively Columbia studios renew their gift for refreshing tired materials in “She Married Her Boss,” the new film at the Radio City Music hall. Last season, when a plague of bus odysseys had eaten away every patch of greenery in that particular pasture, Columbia boldly deposited its players on a bus and made history and “It Happened One Night.” Now the studio stakes out the venerable “Office Wife” theme with eagerness and faith, and erects a merry romantic comedy on the ruins. Although it looks suspiciously like what Brooks Atkinson likes to call old hat, “She Married Her Boss” has an irresistible comic dash, and it is briskly performed by Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Michael Bartlett and a superbly impish little girl named Edith Fellows.



May 11, 2019, Mystery Photo
As a Saturday bonus picture, this is Jean Dixon and Claudette Colbert.

Mah 6, 2019, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mysterious gent.

Update: This is Michael Bartlett. He made six films, the last in 1937. A high mysteriousness quotient for sure.

May 7, 2019, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have a mystery woman.

Update: This is Grace Hale (Hayle).

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and Monday’s mystery guest).

May 8, 2019, Mystery Photo
For Wednesday, we have “Oh Him.” At this particular moment in the mystery film, he approves of such goings-on.

Update: This is Raymond Walburn.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Tuesday’s mystery woman), Sheila (Tuesday’s mystery woman), Mike Hawks (Tuesday’s mystery woman) and Anne Papineau (Tuesday’s mystery woman).

May 8, 2019, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have a young, slightly mysterious guest. She does not approve of such goings-on.

Update: This is Edith Fellows.

Brain Trust roll call: Sue Slutzky (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s “Oh Him”), Gary (Wednesday’s “Oh Him”), B.J. Merholz (Wednesday’s “Oh Him”), Mike Hawks (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery gent and Wednesday’s “Oh Him”), Anne Papineau (mystery movie and Wednesday’s “Oh Him”), Floyd Thursby (Wednesday’s “Oh Him”), Mary Mallory (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Dan Nather (Wednesday’s “Oh Him”) and Sylvia E. (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery gent and Wednesday’s “Oh Him”).

May 10, 2019, Mystery Photo

For Friday, we have a dapper gent who is completely lacking in mysteriousness. He most certainly does not approve of such goings-on.

Update: This is Franklin Pangborn and Lynton Brent.

May 10, 2019, Mystery Photo

And also our totally unmysterious leading man and leading lady.

Update: This is Melvyn Douglas and Claudette Colbert.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery girl), Sue Slutzky (Thursday’s mystery girl), Beachgal (mystery movie, all mystery guests and peering into the future to see Friday’s mystery guests), Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery girl), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery girl), Anne Papineau (Thursday’s mystery girl) and Sylvia E. (Tuesday’s mystery woman, Thursday’s mystery girl and peering into the future to see Friday’s mystery guests).

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

  1. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Michael Bartlett in SHE MARRIED HER BOSS.


  2. Don Danard says:

    Seeing as no one has responded, allow me to be the first.
    I have no damn idea.

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  3. Don Danard says:



  4. Dan Nather says:

    Would today’s mystery gal be Mary Boland? By the way, that looks like the same desk lamp in Monday’s and Tuesday’s pictures. Same office, too?


    • lmharnisch says:

      No, but it is the same office… I will try for more scenic variety for the rest of the week. Unfortunately, this print isn’t all that great and although the film looks OK when it’s in motion, individual frames suffer from degradation.


  5. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Buoyant Grace Hayle.


  6. Sheila says:

    Grace Hayle for Tuesday?


  7. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Grace Hayle.


  8. Anne Papineau says:

    On Tuesday, Grace Hayle?


  9. Diane Ely says:

    Marian Jordan on Tuesday?


  10. Mary Mallory says:

    DEATH FLIES EAST. Robert Allen, Irene Franklin, and Raymond Walburn. I hope Oscar Apfel makes it, he co-directed THE SQUAW MAN with Cecil B. DeMille.


  11. Sue Slutzky says:

    Monday: Michael Bartlett, Tuesday: Grace Hayle, Wednesday: Raymond Walburn. The movie is “She Married Her Boss.”


  12. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Raymond Walburn.


  13. Gary says:

    “Oh, him!” is of course Raymond Walburn in one of his 100 films. Looks to be mid to late thirties. Hmmm.


  14. B.J. Merholz says:

    Raymond Walburn


  15. Chrisbo says:

    Oh him: Robert Greig?


  16. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Raymond Walburn in SHE MARRIED HER BOSS.


  17. Anne Papineau says:

    Raymond Walburn in “She Married Her Boss”


  18. Floyd Thursby says:

    Mr. Wednesday is Raymond Walburn whom I have never seen looking so young.


  19. MIKE HAWKS says:

    I forgot to mention Michael Bartlett for monday.


  20. Mary Mallory says:

    SHE MARRIED HER BOSS. Michael Bartlett Monday and Grace Hayle Tuesday.


  21. Dan Nather says:

    Raymond Walburn today, but still no clue about the film . . .


  22. Sylvia E. says:

    Wednesday’s guy is Raymond Walburn, without a moustache (hopefully that will guide me on which film.)


  23. Gary says:

    Is that Jody Gilbert on Tuesday?


  24. Sylvia E. says:

    Wednesday’s guy is Raymond Walburn, without a moustache (hopefully that will guide me on which film.)

    Okay – the movie is She Married Her Boss 1935
    Monday is Michael Bartlett
    Tuesday – I think is Clara Kimball Young
    and Wednesday is Raymond Walburn (the ‘sans moustache’ look did indeed guide me)

    I can guess the two stars who’ll arrive on Friday (I found in a photo showing the lead actress sitting near that same lamp, by-the-way.) I’m curious about who will be there Thursday – maybe Katherine Alexander???


  25. Mary Mallory says:

    Edith Fellowes.


  26. Sue Slutzky says:

    Edith Fellows on Thursday.


  27. beachgal says:

    Our movie this week is She Married Her Boss.
    Monday we have Michael Bartlett
    Tues we have Grace Hayle
    Wed is Raymond Walburn
    Thurs is Edith Fellows
    Fri we should see Miss Colbert and Mr. Douglas


  28. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Edith Fellows.


  29. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Edith Fellows.


  30. Anne Papineau says:

    On Thursday, a pouty Edith Fellows


  31. Sylvia E. says:

    Back to Tuesday – I’m going to re-guess and say Grace Hayle
    Thursday is Edith Fellows.
    Friday should have Claudette Colbert and Melvyn Douglas


  32. Mary Mallory says:

    Franklin Pangborn and Lynton Brent, and Melvyn Douglas and Claudette Colbert.


  33. Gary says:

    She took a job as a secretary and then “She Married Her Boss”. Melvyn and Claudette and Edith, et al.


  34. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Franklin Pangborn, Lynton Brent, Melvyn Douglas and Claudette Colbert.


  35. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Franklin Pangborn, Lynton Brent ; Melvyn Douglas, Claudette Colbert.


  36. beachgal says:

    For Friday we have window dressers Frank Pangborn and his assistant, Lynton Brent. We also, as predicted, have our stars, Claudette Colbert and Melvyn Douglas.


  37. Sue Slutzky says:

    Franklin Pangborn (love him!), I don’t know the other man’s name, and of course, Claudette Colbert and Melvyn Douglas. Great cast overall.


  38. Sylvia E. says:

    Friday with our star duo Mr. Douglas and Ms. Colbert.
    I think that’s Charles Arnt, but I’m not sure who he is ‘shaming’.

    Looking forward to tomorrow’s breakdown. I hope there’s a mention of Jean Dixon, whose performance with Edward Everett Horton I adored in ‘Holiday’.

    This was a fun one. Thanks.


  39. Benito says:

    More like He Married His Boss! Claudette Colbert is unstoppable


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