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  1. The setting, 17 or 1800s, NOT a big city, more of a remote country house, horse & stable type place!! Picture life as usual, but then a special holiday or something comes along. 2 or 3 people (guys/gals) get dressed up nice & are seated at a dinner table in this house. The ‘lesser’ step brother or stable guy (not there yet) thinks that since it’s a special occasion he should dress up too & celebrate with them, but when he goes in to join them one of the guys ridicules the hell out of him for dressing up like that & thinking he belongs on their level. At first the guy tries to stick up for himself, asking why he’s not as good as they are, but he is literally run out of there. That scene is PAINFUL (infuriating) to watch! I didn't watch the entire movie, just caught that one rotten scene, but I thought I'd revisit this, hoping something positive comes to that poor guy! THANKS for any help!!
  2. STILL trying to figure this out by the way! Just hoping someone remembers seeing that scene. Thanks for any ideas!
  3. lavenderblue19, thanks for the thumbs up on that!! It’s cool you can actually see a lot of these old films on youtube! Nice to see em on TCM, but if ya just can’t wait, hehe...
  4. You’ve got me interested in seeing Son of Fury! Anyway I’m almost certain now that I’ve had time to mill it over that the film with that rude dinner scene was a newer color film.
  5. I’m thinking it could be a newer version of Wuthering Heights!!! I just watched a trailer of a newer version & it fits perfectly. I didn’t see that scene, but it really fits. Definitely not the 1939 version of W H! I watched that through & no cigar. Great movie though.
  6. Thanks for those suggestions! You obviously GOT the context! The basic premise was exactly the situation you described with Son of Fury, someone considered illegitimate & scorned by the family. I’ll look into those films.
  7. THANKS, Sgt, but that’s not it. Great movie suggestion though! I just went through that movie on youtube, & it just doesn’t fit. I am thinking it could have been a more modern day film with an OLD DAYS SETTING. These guys I described were in their like late 20s or so, still single but definitely not kids.
  8. Try Tales of Manhattan (1942)... No cigar on this one, slayton! Thanks for the effort. They’re younger guys & gals maybe in their 20s, 2 girls, 2 guys (I think) then this outcast guy. The house isn’t in the city. It’s a country house w/ a horse barn & stuff, & the ridiculed outcast guy is like a stable type guy or a looked down upon step brother. They’re not dressed up in tuxedos, just nice suits with vests & stuff.
  9. Shoot, yeah that’s it! I remembered the name as soon as I saw it! Just got a craving to watch a mystery like this one for some reason! Did you know this one off the top of your head, LawrenceA??? Thank You Very Much!
  10. Just can’t remember... black/white, guy gets killed or dies, ends up in a trunk (I THINK he’s in a trunk. He may not be???), woman moves him in a car for sure, guy ends up at the bottom of a swimming pool at a school. The pool is emptied, guy isn’t ther! Someone knows this off the top of their head, I’m sure! Thanks much!
  11. Just curious if anyone knows where those come from because for me they REALLY hit the nail on the head as far as being hauntingly familiar as to to old movies & stuff? I’m talking about the all night diner scene, late night (early morn) street scene w/ the cars parked along street, the guy at the ticket booth, etc. I don’t know how TCM did it, but those scenes are freakishly haunting to me (for a lack of a better description), & I’ve always been amazed at just how they could have come up with such scenes & music that hits the nail on the head like that. ALSO wanted to ask if anyone else felt the same way about it.
  12. Excellent! Thanks for the info!
  13. B & W, foreign film, wife convinces her dufuss husband to kidnap some kid. I think he puts the kid in the trunk of the car at some point. That’s all I remember. I’m trying to follow leads I have in my own brain to locate other movies I’m trying to find. I know I saw this kidnapping movie right at around the same time I saw another one I’ve REALLY been looking for (which has now been solved). I don’t think this kidnapping one ends with the villain being shot dead while he is in one of those little gondolas moving dirt out to sea, but it may help me figure something out. NOTE!! (Edited July 25th) The dead guy in the gondola mystery movie HAS BEEN SOLVED!! Get Carter (1971) was the elusive culprit, apprehended after a several year spree of wreaking havoc in my brain. I watched Blow-Up (1966) and this kidnapping movie right around the same time I saw the shot guy, dirt gondola movie I’ve really been looking for.
  14. Yes, and that's another part of the movie that was so haunting and made it really stand out (to me anyway). Something about the way that movie ends really has a haunting feel to it. It's a great ending as far as that goes (two cents)!
  15. Hate to bother (again) but I heard that someone on here had an extensive TCM schedule history, but I couldn’t quite locate it. Could someone please direct me?? Thanks!
  16. Sorry for the confusion on that. After the Get Carter mystery had been solved I should have edited this original post, which I will do right now, to say that the Get Carter thing had been solved. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!
  17. Yes it was, thanks. That ending just really struck me though as being a great way to end a movie like that, creepy, strange, bizarre, different. That ending kinda leaves you with a weird feeling, which is probably why, after the fact, the movie kept haunting me, and of course I had forgotten what it was. That “gondolal” scene just kept haunting me for YEARS!!
  18. Haha the first time I heard someone ask about a possible decades long historical TCM schedule I was thinking, um yeah that’s not even possible. Then I was like, wait, WHAT??? GREAT contribution to a site like this!
  19. Robstaff

    Why Do?

    Hey now!
  20. Thank you, metamorpheus. As far as my description, you hit the nail on the head, but unfortunately not the one I was looking for. Your post made me realize I needed to clarify one thing in my original post. I’m going to revise my original post to clarify that it was full daylight but overcast, very gloomy when that guy was walking toward that castle or whatever it was. Danke!
  21. I may as well throw this out there. Been curious about this one for years too. I don’t have any good reason to think for sure Vincent Price is in this one. It’s just kind of up his alley, if you know what I mean, and it’s not his one where the people are invited to that house. The movie is also kind of Lon Chaney-ish and Boris Karloff-ish. ALL I remember is the very beginning. THE MOVIE STARTS with an old guy walking through the woods, daytime, overcast gloomy skies, possibly foggy, toward a spooky looking castle (or large spooky house). I think he was walking by a small creek or a ravine. Very cool beginning! To Clarify, it was during the DAYTIME for sure but with overcast skies and gloomy (possibly a bit foggy) when this dude was walking toward that castle or whatever it was. That’s ALL I remember! Does that ring any bells?
  22. Robstaff

    Why Do?

    Or something I always noticed was when 2 dudes would be crowded right next to each other in a car front seat (for the camera I’m sure) with plenty of room for the passenger to slide over a foot. I always thought to myself, that doesn’t look natural, as far as how 2 people would just naturally get into the front seat of a car, AND when these old movies did that with a guy and gal, crowded together like that, which I saw not long ago, they must not have realized it makes it look like they’re together (romantically), which in this particular movie they were not.
  23. Thank you, metamorpheus.
  24. I edited and re-edited one of my own posts about 50 times maybe, give or take! I've already edited this one probably 15 times. I just wanted to make sure that sort of thing was OK! I try not to edit anything once it's established as part of a discussion, but before I think very many people have seen it I tend to really go to town changing little things. I've always wondered about that, on other forums as well. Tonight it occurred to me to just ask. It all has to do with that little tab that says, "Reason For Editing". Would anyone care to advise me on this and/or maybe confess that they tend to do a lot of changing and revising to their own posts as well??? YES this is a real question! NO I haven't been drinking! Thank You!!!

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