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  1. In Charade, Audrey Hepburn's character gets a request from Walter Matthau's character to help find the money which her late husband supposedly left with her... I can't say any more than that about this film without giving away the story.
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    Remakes, Sequels & Adaptations

    Remakes: I have no problem with them. Quite often, the original film is based on literature, so in fact, all the versions are just different interpretations of the same original source material. There have been some crappy remakes out there, but also a lot of decent ones (mostly classics). Also, I think that a lot of people might not realize that some of their faves are actually remakes (for example, the 1961 film The Parent Trap is a remake). Sequels: In almost all cases, the sequels aren't nearly as good as the first film. Over the years, I've noticed that, with sequels, the filmmakers are trying to beat a dead horse. Some of the worst sequels are the sequels to the original The Pink Panther. Oy...what were the filmmakers thinking? What was Peter Sellers thinking? The first film is a masterpiece... Adaptations: Quite a few films are adaptations of literature. I'm fine with this, but sometimes the changes made from the literature to the film are ridiculous. With mysteries, I've noticed that the changes usually result in major plot holes. If they're going to adapt a story, they should stick to the story instead of trying to be oh-so creative.
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    Quicksand (1950)

    Quicksand is a fun film. Yup, it's amazing just how quickly a little crime can spiral out of control and turn into a big crime. This film captured that idea very well.
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    M (1931)

    It's a terrific film. I also like the 1950s remake, starring David Wayne. Both Peter Lorre and David Wayne were top-notch actors, in my opinion. By the way, there are quite a few terrific foreign language thrillers out there. Following the subtitles isn't tough at all.
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    The League of Gentlemen (1960)

    Yes, terrific review. Thanks for that! I agree about the great casting and the pacing. I don't think that the film drags at any point.
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    Now, that's the way to die!

    --- the final moments of Sorry Wrong Number --- the final moments of The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Thank you, Barbara Stanwyck!) --- Agnes Moorehead in Dark Passage --- the characters played by Alec Guinness in Kind Hearts and Coronets --- the crooks in Charade....very gruesome scenes! --- Hitchcock films with memorable death scenes: Blackmail, Rope, Dial M For Murder, etc. --- the murder victim in the French film The Seventh Juror
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    The League of Gentlemen (1960)

    Probably an editing error. Or, like you suggested, they had their Code and the film had to wrap up quickly. Still, the film wouldn't have been much longer if the friend had shown up before ANY of the fellows left.
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    The League of Gentlemen (1960)

    Oh, I think that the cops were onto them before the heist even took place. Remember that the one cop got the license plate of the leader's car when they were in the warehouse. The cop might have seen more than they realized. Therefore, the cops knew that some sort of heist would take place. They didn't know where or when, but they were on their toes. When the heist took place, the cops checked on that license plate right away. The bit about the boy recording license plate numbers was a bit far-fetched, but there was nothing unfair about it. Still, I think it would have been better if Bunny (the friend) had shown up to the house before any of the guys left with their share of the money. Then it could be assumed that it took the cops longer to get there.
  9. Some great British thrillers came out during this era, such as: The Terror The Ghost Camera The Mystery of Mr. X Death at Broadcasting House Green for Danger ....and I know there are more. I just can't think of them just now! I'm also a very big fan of Kind Hearts and Coronets. I'd give anything to see all the films in which Austin Trevor plays Poirot, such as the 1934 film Lord Edgware Dies.
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    The League of Gentlemen (1960)

    I did rewatch this film a few days ago. Still great, in my opinion, but I'm wondering about one thing: SPOILERS about the ending.............. How did the leader's old friend get past all those cops who surrounded the house shortly after they all walked in? The cops must have arrived shortly after the criminals did, because they started to arrest those guys as they walked out with the money. A couple of them walked out even before that friend arrived. Didn't that friend notice the cops? Didn't the cops see that friend (who of course was innocent)?
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    Mary Carlisle 1914-2018

    I really liked her in One Frightened Night. May she rest in peace.
  12. Ha ha...yup, some girls use that technique to get a guy's attention. I'm still hoping for email notifications, but they don't seem to be arriving anymore. *sigh* Gotta "love" the internet sometimes....
  13. Not sure where Sabrina would have gone to school. Maybe she was home-schooled? She didn't seem to have any friends outside the other servants and her social skills at the start of the film left a lot to be desired. It's possible that she carpooled with her dad and Linus to the city. Maybe her dad dropped her off at some public school before/after dropping off Linus at work. In this film, Audrey was so charming when Sabrina underwent the transformation from girl to woman. In reality, I doubt that too many young women would be quite so childish as young adults. Most young ladies, if interested in a guy, will do at least something to get his attention. Stylish haircut, flirting, etc. This is one of those many situations in which what's charming in a movie wouldn't work in real life at all. What young woman would think that hiding in a tree would do the trick, anyway? (By the way, is anyone else not getting the email notifications for this thread? I've just been checking on this thread on my own.)
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    The League of Gentlemen (1960)

    What a great film! It's been a couple of years since I've seen it. Time for a rewatch, for sure.
  15. By the way, I think that Sabrina would have had more luck getting David's attention before she went to Paris if she had just presented herself a bit differently. I mean, in the early scenes, she was wearing a dress which looked like something that elementary school girls would have worn to school back then. The ponytail wasn't in style in the early fifties. And why was she climbing that tree, anyway? That's something kids do.

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