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  1. This one is hard to describe. From the 90s I think. It has to do with a big swanky hotel, bar, restaurant from the 20s or something and going back in time in a weird sort of way that wasn’t like the usual stuff you see in movies to figure something out or piece something together that happened there decades earlier. It’s a complicated movie, & at the time when I saw it I just couldn’t focus on trying to wrap my mind around it. I’d love to revisit this & try again. Thanks for any help!
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    Please Help ID 90s Movie!! SOLVED!

    I figured this one out myself because I remembered what the main actor, Armin Mueller-Stahl looked like, who’s picture I just happened to be able to find on a list of actors. The movie is ‘The Thirteenth Floor’. Thanks!
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    Please Help Identify This Murder Mystery

    Haha, good one! Not sure if you meant that as a joke, but it struck me as funny. I’m thinking this might be a great murder mystery to sit down to with my giant bowl of popcorn & mega gulp soda only to find out it’s only, wait what, 7 minutes long???
  4. LawrenceA, I think you’ve got it! After reading the synopsis I’m about 100% certain Chosen Survivors is it! Thank You!
  5. I saw this movie around ‘78, ‘79, ‘80??? It was NOT black & white. All I remember is 3 or 4 people being trapped wayyyy down some kind of extremely deep shaft or something, seemingly impossible to escape from. One of the people trapped was a black male athlete (I think wearing gray sweats). Eventually he tried to climb up this unbelievably high shaft. Everyone had hopes he could make it all the way up & out, but some time later, all of a sudden his body came crashing down into the shaft entryway at the bottom where the others were. That’s all I remember! Thanks for taking the time to read this!
  6. I'm hesitant to even post this one because I have so little to go on, but for some reason this has haunting me since childhood. A color film, around the early 70s. I saw it on TV. The only thing I remember is a scene at the end looking down from a large curved staircase, and some red drapes started on fire and started burning up. At that point there was a woman screaming. Very chilling movie scene, which is probably why it's haunted me for so long. The woman was middle aged, maybe 40s, I think wearing a one color dress, and her hair was up, not hanging down. I edited this because I did some more research. 'Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte' (1964) has a curved staircase to the right (from the top) just like I remembered, but it's B&W. Does anyone know if Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte. has a scene with burning curtains???
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    Please Help Identify This Murder Mystery

    I can’t believe no one can ID this movie. I’m curious about this one myself now. I love good mysteries! Anyone???
  8. 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!!
  9. STILL trying to figure this out by the way! Just hoping someone remembers seeing that scene. Thanks for any ideas!
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. Excellent! Thanks for the info!
  20. 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.
  21. 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)!
  22. 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!
  23. 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!
  24. 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!!

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