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  1. kjrwe

    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.
  5. 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.
  8. 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....
  9. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. I love the song "Isn't it Romantic?". I first heard it in this movie, and then in a few others. Wonderful. In general, this film has a lovely score. That's one of the things I love so much about this movie.
  13. Maybe it's just me, but I've never found Bogart attractive...in any film. Still, he seemed to have what it took to romance the ladies on screen. I think his face had a permanent determined look to it (almost like he's determined to win over the ladies), and he was good at looking like he was going through some tragedy (if that makes any sense). Sometimes his eyes would get that tragic look in them. I noticed that several times in Sabrina.
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    Disabilities on Film

    I can also think of some whodunits in which a character is supposedly disabled, but later it's revealed that they really don't have that disability. Sometimes they're the killers and sometimes they're the red herrings. Barbara Stanwyck's character in Sorry Wrong Number definitely had a problem. She was bedridden, but it's mentioned in the film that a lot of her problem was in her mind. Forrest Gump outgrew his physical problem, but he remained mentally slow all his life. In this film, Lt. Dan becomes injured in the Vietnam War. ("Lieutenant Dan! Ice cream!") In Who's Minding the Mint?, one character had become deaf after spending years working in a noisy part of the jail (as an inmate).
  15. Thanks for the replies, folks. The age difference between Sabrina and Linus was less than the age difference between Audrey and Bogey. Linus himself said that Sabrina was 22 (before going on the boat with her). Meanwhile, it was mentioned that the Larrabee parents had been married for 48 years. I'm assuming that Linus was born at least nine months after their wedding. In those days, if it was known that the parents had sex before marriage, I doubt that they could have had such status in society. They likely would have been outcasts. So Linus was likely 47 or a bit younger. Okay, so a 25 (or so) age difference between them...it does work sometimes, although it's not that common. Even a 30 year age difference works once in a blue moon. Hollywood likes to show such couples at the drop of a hat. In reality, they're rare, but not impossible. (When I was still in school, I knew a few girls whose fathers were much older than their mothers. The couples remained together until the death of the fathers.) One thing about Bogart: he was no looker, but somehow he could still play a romantic leading role. That's one of the things that made him such a great actor. I was convinced that Linus and Sabrina made a good couple, despite the difference in ages and in the "looks" department (Sabrina was beautiful while Linus wasn't good-looking). As for David's sudden change of heart: he'd been having a change of heart all his life. He was extremely fickle. I think he decided to tie the knot with his fiancee simply to help the family (the plastics merger). If a sequel had been made, he'd likely be divorced in the film - his fourth divorce. But this time around, he decided that the plastics merger had to happen and he gave in. Plus, I think he could see that Sabrina had fallen for his brother. He was man enough to let go. The movie's plot is mostly fluff, but the lovely soundtrack, clothes, and great acting all make up for that. I saw the remake once (about 20 years ago) and unfortunately, it didn't have much to offer outside of the fluffy plot. I was bored by the remake. Meanwhile, I can watch the original over and over again...

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