Anonymous Film Stars (Number in Star)

Issuing Company: Anonymous
Country of Issue: Canada
Year of Issue: 1951
Color/B&W: Color
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 2 1/2" x 3 5/8"
Issued as insert with what product:

Notes: Cards are blank-backed. There were three Canadian sets issued with a number in star design in the early 1950s, all anonymous issues with blank backs. The thinner 30-card set was issued by Canadian Shredded Wheat in their breakfast cereal. This 48-card set and the subsequent 1952 48-card set were probably issued by Hamilton Chewing Gum. In his book "The Canadian Non-Sports Catalogue," author John Bell reports that a Hamilton wrapper has been seen for the 1952 set.

Date Info: All of the movies listed on the cards I've seen were made or released in 1950 or 1951, so I'm placing a 1951 date on this set. A new 48 card series was issued in 1952 (new names and films). Identical in every aspect except the issuer was kind enough to print "1952 SERIES" along the white border (left side) below the picture. Likely so collectors would not confuse the cards with the 1951 issue.

Thanks to Amit Benyovits for helping with this checklist.

1. William Boyd in "Partners"
2. John Wayne in "Jet Pilot"
3. Richard Widmark in "Panic in the Streets"
4. Cary Grant in "O Mistress Mine"
5. Ava Gardner in "Pandora & The Flying Dutchman"
6. Fred MacMurray in "Borderline"
7. Paul Douglas in "Panic in the Streets"
8. William Elliot in "The Showdown"
9. Allan "Rocky" Lane in "Salt Lake Raiders"
10. Montgomery Clift in "A Place in the Sun"
11. Roy Rogers in "Sunset in the West"
12. Rex Allen in "Arizona Cowboy"
13. Monte Hale in "Ranger of Cherokee Strip"
14. Gene Autry in "Beyond the Purple Hills"
15. Olivia de Havilland - "The Heiress"
16. Gary Cooper in "Dallas"
17. Patricia Neal in "Three Secrets"
18. Alexis Smith in "Montana"
19. Jane Wyman in "The Glass Menagerie"
20. Rosemary DeCamp in "Night Unto Night"
21. Nina Foch in "The Undercover Man"
22. Robert Stack in "Mr. Music"
23. Rhonda Fleming in "Beyond the Sunset"
24. Glen Ford in "The White Tower"
25. Eleanor Parker in "Three Secrets"
26. Bob Hope in "Fancy Pants"
27. Tom Drake in "Scene of the Crime"
28. Joan Caufield in "The Petty Girl"
29. Veronica Lake (NO FILM TITLE ON CARD)
30. Betty Hutton in "Lets Dance"
31. Barbara Stanwyck in "The Furies"
32. Sonja Henie (NO FILM TITLE ON CARD)
33. Billy De Wolfe in "Dear Wife"
34. Paulette Goddard in "The Torch"
35. Lucille Ball in The Fuller Brush Girl"
36. Alan Ladd in "Appointment With Danger"
37. Douglas Fairbanks in "State Secret"
38. Robert Cummings in "The Pretty Girl"
39. Janis Carter in "A Woman of Distinction"
40. James Stewart in "Winchester '73"
41. Gail Russell in "The Lawless"
42. Ronald Reagan in "Storm Centre" (later released as "Storm Warning")
43. Barbara Hale in That Bedside Manner"
44. Ruth Roman in "Dallas"
45. Bing Crosby in "Partners"
46. Van Johnson in "The Duchess of Idaho"
47. Dennis Morgan in "My Irish Molly-O"
48. Ray Milland in "Mr. & Miss Anonymous"

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