Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

The Enforcer

This week’s mystery movie was the 1951 film “The Enforcer,” with Humphrey Bogart, Zero Mostel, Ted de Corsia, Everett Sloane, Roy Roberts, Lawrence Tolan, King Donovan, Robert Steele, Adelaide Klein, Don Beddoe, Tito Vuolo, John Kellogg and Jack Lambert.

Written by Martin Rackin.

Photographed by Robert Burks, art direction by Charles H. Clarke, edited by Fred Allen, sound by Dolph Thomas, set decoration by William Kuehl, orchestrations by Maurice de Packh. Music by David Buttolph.

Produced by Milton Sperling. Directed by Bretaigne Windust (and Raoul Walsh).

It’s available on DVD from TCM, via streaming from Amazon. And in a pretty sharp print with Spanish subtitles from Archive.org.

“The Enforcer” seemed like a good break from the last few hankie movies. And so it was.

Jan. 18, 2021, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mystery woman.

Update: This is Adelaide Klein.

Jan. 19, 2021, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have this mystery gentleman.

Update: This is Danny Dayton.

Brain Trust roll call: David Inman (Monday’s mystery newsstand operator), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery newsstand operator) and Sheila (Monday’s mystery newsstand operator).

Jan. 20, 2021, Mystery Photo

For “Hm Wednesday,” we have this year’s mandatory mystery sniper.

Update: This is Harry Wilson and a hidden Bob Steele.

Jan. 20, 2021, Mystery Photo

We also have this mystery gent, who does not approve of such goings-on.

Update: This is Jack Lambert.

Jan. 20, 2021, Mystery Photo

And finally, this mystery gent.

Update: This is Lawrence “Mike” Tolan.

Brain Trust roll call: Howard Mandelbaum (Tuesday’s mysterious hired killer), David Inman (mystery movie) and Roget-L.A. (mystery movie and Tuesday’s mysterious hired killer).

Jan. 21, 2021, Mystery Photo

For “Aha Thursday,” we have a better look at one of Wednesday’s mystery thugs.

Update: A better view of Bob Steele.

Jan. 21, 2021, Mystery Photo

We also have this mystery gent.

Update: This is Roy Roberts.

Jan. 21, 2021, Mystery Photo

And finally, we have this mystery fellow.

Update: This is Zero Mostel.

Brain Trust roll call: Tucson Barbara (mystery movie, Tuesday’s mysterious hired killer, and Wednesday’s mysterious hit men), Mary Mallory (mystery movie, Monday’s mystery newsstand proprietor, Tuesday’s mysterious hit man, Wednesday’s mystery sniper and mysterious hit men), Jenny M. (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mysterious hit men), Howard Mandelbaum (Wednesday’s mystery sniper and mysterious hit men), L.C. (mystery movie and mystery cast), B.J. Merholz (mystery movie), Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery sniper and mysterious hit men), Noir Allie (Wednesday’s mystery sniper), Sheila (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery sniper and sidekick, and mystery hit men) and Sylvia E. (Wednesday’s mysterious hit man No. 2).

Note to Sylvia: Tuesday’s mystery hit man is demonstrating how he stabbed one of his “contracts.”

Jan. 22, 2021, Mystery Photo

For Friday, we have a mystery woman. Also Back of the Head Guy.

Update: This is Patricia Joiner.

Jan. 22, 2021, Mystery Photo

Also these two mystery gents.

Update: This is Ted de Corsia and Everett Sloane.

Jan. 22, 2021, Mystery Photo

And finally….

And Bogart.

Brain Trust roll call: Tucson Barbara (Thursday’s mystery crew), Floyd Thursby (mystery movie, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery guests), Sylvia E. (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery hit man No. 2 and Thursday’s mystery crew), Howard Mandelbaum (Thursday’s mystery guests), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery guests), McDee (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery guests), Rick (mystery movie, Wednesday’s mystery hit man No. 2 and Thursday’s hit man), Patrick (mystery movie, Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Blackwing Jenny (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery hit man) and Benito (mystery movie, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s hit men).

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

  1. David Inman says:

    This is Adelaide Klein.

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  2. Sylvia E. says:

    I always get a kick when the Monday image is one of these throwbacks to locales that resemble places from when I was a kid. All that ‘stuff’ in the background. It sets up a ‘Mom & Pop’ neighbor store, or five & dime where you could buy buttons, water glasses, barrettes, sunglasses and even seed packets. Looking forward to finding out who our Monday mystery woman is looking at OS.

    No guess yet. Just a stroll down memory lane.

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  3. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Adelaide Klein in “The Enforcer” (1951).

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  4. Sheila says:

    Adelaide Klein?

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  5. Mary Mallory says:

    Jane Crowley in NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES.

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  6. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Danny Dayton.

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  7. David Inman says:

    Jack Lambert today? That would make this “The Enforcer.”

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  8. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Danny Dayton in The Enforcer (1951)?

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  9. tucsonbarbara says:

    I think it’s “The Enforcer”

    Danny Dayton, Jack Lambert, Michael Tolan

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  10. Mary Mallory says:

    THE ENFORCER. Adelaide Klein Monday, Danny Dayton Tuesday, Harry Wilson, Jack Lambert, and Michael Tolan today.

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  11. Jenny M says:

    Tito Vuolo, Jack Lambert, and Michael Tolan in The Enforcer (1951).

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  12. LC says:

    The Enforcer (1951) Adelaide Klein, Jack Lambert, Michael Tolan, Humphrey Bogart, Ted de Corsia, Zero Mostel, Everett Sloane…

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  13. B.J. Merholz says:

    The Enforcer

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  14. mike hawks says:

    Harry Wilson, Jack Lambert and Michael Tolan in THE ENFORCER.

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  15. Allie Francis says:

    Am I seeing Harry Wilson holding the gun with the scope?

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  16. Sheila says:

    Harry Wilson, Bob Steele, Michael Tolan, ‘The Enforcer’

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  17. Sheila says:

    and Jack Lambert!

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  18. Earl Boebert says:

    A young George Maharis on Wed??

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  19. Sylvia E. says:

    Wednesday – guy #1 is Jack Lambert. Boy… guy#2 looks so familiar. Know that face but not the name.

    Tuesday’s guy looks like he’s using sign language. Is his character supposed to be deaf?

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  20. tucsonbarbara says:

    Bob Steele, Roy Roberts, Zero Mostel

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  21. Floyd Thursby says:

    For Wednesday we have Jack Lambert and Michael Tolan; For Thursday we have Bob Steele, Roy Roberts, and Zero Mostel. They are in “The Enforcer” which is a crime drama — but wouldn’t it have been a hoot if they were all in a comedy instead?

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  22. Mary Mallory says:

    Bob Steele, Roy Roberts, and Zero Mostel.

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  23. Sylvia E. says:

    The Enforcer 1951
    Wednesday’s ‘other guy’ is Michael Tolan!

    Thursday – almost didn’t recognize Zero Mostel. He looks so scared. Roy Roberts (I think) is the guy on the stairs. Maybe hat guy is Ted de Corsia??

    Awaiting Bogart, King Donovan and Everett Sloane

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  24. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Bob Steele; Roy Roberts; Zero Mostel.

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  25. mike hawks says:

    Bob Steele, Roy Roberts and Zero Mostel.

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  26. McDee says:

    Thursday we have Bob Steele, Roy Roberts and Zero Mostel. The Enforcer from 1951.

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  27. Rick says:

    Michael Tolan Wednesday Zero Mostel today – The Enforcer

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  28. Patrick says:

    Greta Granstedt, Danny Dayton, Harry Wilson, Bob Steele, Jack Lambert, Michael Tolan, Bob Steele, Roy Roberts, Zero Mostel in The Enforcer from 1951.

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  29. Zero Mostel! The Enforcer!

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  30. Benito says:

    Jack Lambert, Michael Tolan, Zero Mostel in THE ENFORCER 1951. PS Tolan married Rosemary Forsyth, the lucky dawg

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  31. Howard Mandelbaum says:

    Humphrey Bogart, Patricia Joiner; Ted de Corsia, Everett Sloane.

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  32. tucsonbarbara says:

    Humphrey Bogart, Patricia Joiner, Ted De Corsia, Everett Sloan, Bogart

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  33. Mary Mallory says:

    Susan Cabot wth BOTH guy Bogart, John Kellogg, Everett Sloane, and Mr. Humphrey B.

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  34. mike hawks says:

    Bogart, Everett Sloane, Ted DeCorsia and Patricia Joiner.

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  35. Gary says:

    I’m getting old. I could not remember the names of Jack Lambert and Michael Tolan. Of course the film is …uh, I forgot again. And I just looked it up! Old age is a drag.

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