Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Nov. 9, 2019, Mystery Movie

This week’s mystery movie was the 1926 Albatros Cinegraphic film “Feu Mathias Pascal” (“The Late Mathias Pascal”), story by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Marcel l’Herbier, interpreted by Ivan Mosjoukine, Marcelle Pradot, Lois Moran, Marthe Belot, Pauline Carton, Irma Perrot, M. Barsac, Michel Simon, Isaure Douvane, Pierre Batcheff, Georges Terof, Philippe Heriat and Jean Herve.

Sets by d’Alberto Cavalcanti, photography by Guichard, Letort, Bourgassof and Berliet.

Music for restored version composed and conducted by Timothy Brock

A restored version of “Feu Mathias Pascal” released by Flicker Alley is available on Blu-ray from

The Brooklyn Times Union said (March 7, 1927):

A most interesting example of foreign cinematography came to the Guild Theatre yesterday for two performances only. It was “The Living Dead Man,” based on Luigi Pirandello’s story, “The Late Matthew Pascal.”

“The Living Dead Man” was made some three or four years ago, and its showing yesterday was in the nature of a brief American premiere. An exceptionally long film, it was well-directed, and it told a simple story in a decidedly effective way. Its star is Ivan Mosjouskine, now known as Ivan Moskine, and seen recently in “Michael Strogoff.”

…“The Living Dead Man” should have come here long ago. its characters are all excellent, possessing a natural naivete which lends force and realism to their roles. It is a good story, well told, and any imperfections in screen continuity may well be overlooked because of the unending interest of the film itself.

An impressionistic potpourri of flashing lights and shadows, called “Emak Bakia,” directed by Man Ray, and a film [Note: This was “An Autopsy on the Cinema”]  showing George Bernard Shaw, Barrie, Pinero, Forbes Robertson and George Alexander, completed the bill.

Nov. 4, 2019, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery woman.

Update: This is Marthe Belot (often credited as Marthe Mellot).

Nov. 5, 2019, mystery photo

For Tuesday, we have un homme bien mystérieux.

Update: This is Isaure Douvan

Nov. 6, 2019, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have a mystery guest.

Brain Trust roll call: Dan Nather (mystery movie).

Update: This is Michel Simon.

For Jeudi, we have deux femmes bien mystérieux.

Nov. 7, 2019, Mystery Photo
Femme tres mystérieux numero un.

Update: This is Marcelle Pradot.

Nov. 7, 2019, Mystery Photo

Femme tres mystérieux numero deux, avec son oiseau, aussi mystérieux.

Update: This is Lois Moran.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (mystery movie, mystery star, Monday’s and Wednesday’s mystery guests), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest), Tucson Barbara (mystery movie and all mystery guests), Thom and Megan (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest) and Dan Nather (all mystery guests).

Nov. 8, 2019, Mystery Photo

And for Friday, our mystery leading man.

Update: This is Ivan Mosjoukine (Ivan Mozzhukhin)

Brain Trust roll call: Tucson Barbara (Thursday’s mystery women), Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery women) and Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery women).

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

  1. I was going to say the movie could be Kind Hearts and Coronets but the fancy mirror looks more American than English.


  2. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Louise Closser Hale.


  3. Chrisbo says:

    Beryl Mercer on Monday?


  4. Mary Mallory says:

    La Bete Humaine.


  5. Sheila says:

    Beryl Mercer?


  6. Dan Nather says:

    I think this is THE LATE MATHIAS PASCAL . . .


  7. Mary Mallory says:

    Us Feu Mattias Pascal with Ivan Mousjoukine, a great film!


  8. Mary Mallory says:

    Michel Simon today.


  9. Mary Mallory says:

    The character Monday I think is his mother, Marthe Mellot.


  10. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Monday: Mireille Barsac
    Tuesday: Philippe Hériat
    Wednesday: Michel Simon


  11. tucsonbarbara says:

    “The Living Dead Man”

    Monday – Marthe Belot*
    Tuesday – Isaure Douvan (or Douvane)
    Wednesday – Michel Simon

    *My research shows that this is her name, not Mellot, as shown in the IMDb.


  12. Thom and Megan says:

    Michel Simon for today in Feu Mathias Pascal or The Living Dead Man.


  13. Dan Nather says:

    Wednesday’s curious gentleman is Michel Simon.


  14. Floyd Thursby says:

    A wild guess here — something by Louis Feuillade like “Fantômas” or “Les Vampires”?


  15. tucsonbarbara says:

    Marcelle Pradot and Lois Moran


  16. Mary Mallory says:

    Mrs. Ivan, Marcelle Pardot and Lois Moran.


  17. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Marcelle Pradot, Lois Moran.


  18. Sylvia E. says:

    I am having the greatest time, just reading the clues.

    Pour moi, “Aha Jeudi” (or maybe it’s Jeudi aha” in French) has not helped, but what fun. I’m glad so many in the brain trust have solved the name of the movie and guessed the names of the cast.


  19. Mary Mallory says:

    Yay, Ivan Mosjoukine! Run my post on him on Saturday.


  20. tucsonbarbara says:

    Ivan Mozzhukhin (Mosjoukine)


  21. Dan Nather says:

    Thursday’s mystery women are Marcelle Pradot and Lois Moran.


  22. Dan Nather says:

    And last but certainly not least, the great Ivan Mozzhukhin (or Mosjoukine) in the title role.


  23. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Ivan Mosjoukine. IMDB prefers Mozzhukhin.


  24. Gary says:

    I think this is probably a silent movie.I know next to nothing about silent movies. I will take my cue and say nothing.


  25. Benito says:

    C’est Monsieur Jene Connaispersonne!


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