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  1. Regretfully, I have yet to find a thing....Sadly, it has been quite the source of anxiety for me. I once thought of attempting to reach out to the all knowing film expert, Robert Osborne, thinking he’d perhaps be my best chance of an answer. However, I am not a social media person and had zero ways of reaching wasn’t till after his passing that I discovered this board...over a year before this post I had made another attempt on the board looking for an assist, but that did not pan out either. I love movies... I don’t drink, don’t use drugs, don’t play video games, never touched a golf club...movies are my escape from will haunt me till my dying day if I don’t get the chance to see this film’s closing scene again, let alone in its entirety. When I caught the final few minutes of this elusive film, my life was pretty grim...I was in the perfect place emotionally to be moved by what I saw. That scene hit home hard with me as who hasn’t had that moment where we blew the opportunity of a potential connection with someone then add the beautifully meloncholly, yet brave, ending to it and i was in love with that film. I remember digging through the garbage to find that day’s paper, hoping to find the tile, but instead discovering “To be announced” in its late night time slot. If there is any justice in this world, and I am not certain there is, the title will be revealed to me and I will gladly go online and buy an overpriced bootleg of inferior quality ;-)
  2. Over a decade ago I woke in the middle of the night/early morning hours and caught the last several mins of a film that has haunted me since. It was an older (presumably American) film, perhaps pre-code, so obviously it was in black and white. The setting was in the arctic or some snow covered hell and the final scene was of two men in dire straits conversing with one another in what appeared to be a decrepit shelter attempting to shield themselves from the elements rather unsuccessfully. The one man was telling a story to the other of a time he went to the pictures by himself and happened to see a pretty girl who was also taking in a show by her lonesome. I believe a smile was exchanged, but that was all. He then went on to speculate how his life would have been different had he approached her and how to this moment he still regrets doing nothing. By the end the tale his partner is dead, from the elements I presume, and the story teller simply rises, heading out in to the raging snow storm presumably/knowingly to his own death...with that image we get a fitting “The End” plastered on the screen. All these years later I still think back to this movie and the beautiful sadness it left me feeling. I know this movie will quite possibly never live up to the heights I have lifted it to in my memory, but on my deathbed it will haunt me if I never get to see it again in full!! I am on my knees begging!! Cinephiles of TCM, you are my only hope!! Thanks -Stan
  3. certainly sounds bleak enough. I will have to hunt down a copy to be sure. Regardless, of whether it is or isn't, it seems like its worth a watch. Thanks again for your help, Stan
  4. Thanks for the attempt, but actually that isn't the one I am looking for. However, if you have the knowledge of such an obscure film as Man of Two Worlds please read the rest of my post and see if you can help? Thanks again, Stan
  5. Over a decade ago, on a Chicago UHF station around 2-3am, I caught the closing scene of a film I have been unable to find any information on since. Just today the movie popped in my head again. A few mins later, frustrated at not knowing the title, I thought, "I bet Robert Osborne would know" and since his knowledge is unavailable to me I figured I should try the fans of TCM. That being said, thank you for taking a look at is what I remember of the film. -Black and white, possibly a pre-code film -The film is set in modern times in relation to its release. The closing moments take place in a small poorly functioning shelter of some sort within an apparently Arctic setting. -Two white/American men, appearing in poor health/I am under the impression that they were the members of some party and were either lost or stranded w/ no possibility of help. -If I remember correctly One man is telling the other a story of going to the movies by himself, seeing a pretty girl (also by herself), sharing a smile and that was that. He tells the man that he wonders what his life would have been like had he sat down next to her, spoke to her and asked her out....I got the impression he is bringing this up knowing death is near and he is thinking back on how stupid he was being afraid to talk to this girl, wasting what could have been a life changing opportunity....I am not doing this justice as I remember it being very well written and well acted. -The man finishes his story and discovers the other man he was speaking to had died. The film ends with him leaving the shelter, walking through this furious Arctic wasteland presumably to his death...quite the bleak ending I know I don't have much there, but I imagine there are a ton of experts on here who may be able to do something with the scraps I provided. It's possible I could be misremembering some things and that over the years this mystery film has become a work of art in mind while in reality it could be a B western set in Montana. However, that night around 3am I was really moved by this final scene and one day hope to see the film in its entirety.....that is if I didn't dream the entire stinking thing ;-) Thanks again for your time, Stan

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