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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  May 21, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

May 15, 1949, Ivan Jandl [Update 2: This is Ivan Jandl in "The Search." Jandl received a special Academy Award and a miniature statuette for outstanding juvenile performance, The Times said. According to IMDB, Jandl died in 1987. The Times apparently never published an obituary.]

[Update: Please congratulate Mary Mallory, Dewey Webb, Jenny M, Bob Levinson, Gerald McCann, Mike Hawks, Michael Ryerson, CandyC, La Peregrina and Rick Scott for identifying him!]

Here’s our weekend mystery lad!

There’s a new photo on the jump!

  May 22, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update: Karel Malik (Ivan Jandl) finds that Ralph Stevenson (Montgomery Clift) and Jerry Fisher (Wendell Corey) are pretty good guys in a scene from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "The Search" in a photo stamped Sept. 14, 1948.

[Please congratulate Jenny M, Mary Mallory, Julie Merholz, Gerald McCann, Dennis Gilliam, Patricia van Hartesveldt, Rick, Arye Michael Bender and Bob Levinson for identifying the mystery companions and Gary Martin, LC and Herb Nichols for identifying our mystery lad!  ]

Here’s our mystery lad with two (not) mysterious companions.

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It's Ivan Jandl from Fred Zinnemann's THE SEARCH.

Jarmila Novotna, the wonderful actor from The Search

Oops! Wrong sex

Ivan Jandl

Ivan Jandl

Ivan Jandl

Ivan Jandl

Not saying it is but he looks like Billy Barty.

One of the Children of the Damned?

This is Ivan Jandl from THE SEARCH 1948.

Ivan Jandl

Ivan Jandl in The Search

Ivan Jandl in The Search (1948)

Ivan Jandl from "The Search."

Companions Montgomery Clift and Wendell Corey.

Left to right: Montgomery Clift, Jandl, Wendell Corey in THE SEARCH.

Montgomery Clift, Karl Malik and Wendell Corey in The Search.

Montgomery Clift and Wendal Corey

OK. Ivan Jandl..The Search.But he still looks like Billy Barty.

Ivan Jandl with Montgomery Clift and Wendell Corey in "The Search".

Ivan Jandl with Montgomery Clift and Wendell Corey in "The Search."

Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Wendell Corey, The Search

Today's still of Monty Clift and Wendell Corey prodded the deduction that the film is, 'The Search'. And therefore the boy is Ivan Jandl.

Ivan Jandl

M. Clift, W. Corey...The movie: "The Search."

ivan jandl


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