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The object is to post movie titles that have all the parts of a gramatically complete sentence.

(subject, verb, appropriate modifiers; punciation where incicated. Correct entries can be:

 

Declarative -- I Wake Up Screaming

Imperative -- (Command or request, with an understood "You" as the subject.): Ride A Crooked Trail

Interrogatory -- Who Slew Auntie Roo?

 

I'll start with an interrogratory: Who Is Killing The Great Chefs Of Europe?

 

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Ok...gee what a neat thread :)

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane

I am a Fugitive from a chain gang

Who saw her die

Whats the Matter with Helen

I was a Teenage Werewolf

I was a Teenage Frankenstein

Who Can Kill a Child

Whatever happened to Solange

I accuse my parents

You cant take it with you

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i was a fugitive from a chain gang

each dawn i die

they made me a criminal

somebody up there likes me

here comes mr jordan

i was a communist for the fbi

the postman always rings twice

kiss the blood off of my hands

 

---this was harder than i thought.

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I Walk The Line

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here

Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?

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Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed!

Taste the Blood of Dracula!

I Drink Your Blood

I Eat Your Skin

I Bury the Living

 

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I Know What You Did Last Summer

Come Back To The 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Why Would Anyone Want To Kill A Nice Girl Like You?

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Come Back Little Sheba

The Gangs All Here

 

Does this count as a sentence? it does, i think, the alternate and used in some plcaes title of Best Years of our Lives" was "Samual Goldwyn's Best Years of our lives"

 

I Confess

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Stand and Deliver

They Died with Their Boots On

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Meet Me in St. Louis

Let's Make Love

I Could Go On Singing

Escape Me Never

A River Runs Through It

I Was a Male War Bride

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Cry Wolf

The Thin Man Goes Home

Never Say Goodbye

Don't Bet on Blondes

Gold Is Where You Find It

It's Love I'm After

Behold a Pale Horse

My Love Came Back

Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Here Come the Waves

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry

They Drive by Night

Why Do Fools Fall in Love ?

Help!

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I mentioned "Help!" earlier, but in the exclamatory vein you can add two more:

 

"Blow"

"Go"

 

--Gus Cerini

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Sorry, Wrong Number

Take the Money and Run

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

 

 

 

This is addictive and I'm cutting myself off...

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We've had some good material posted here, but I believe a couple of minor errors have come in.

My standard is: Could I get this accepted by Miss Bailey, my Freshman Comp. teacher? (She

still intimidates me!) Trying to apply her standards:

 

"Sorry, Wrong Number" would be a "frag" (fragmentary sentence), and wouldn't get past her.

 

"The Best Years Of Our Lives" is a noun phrase with no verb present. Another frag.

 

The one-word titles ("Go", "Help", etc), could stand by themselves as imperative or exclamatory

utterances. I had a slight problem with "Blow" but I came down on the side of yes. It could be a

slangy "Get out of here," or it could be a one-word answer to the question, "What's this white

powder the officer found in your pocket?" Miss Bailey didn't like slang, but she accepted it if the

context was correct.

 

Anyway, I'm having fun with this, and I hope others are too.

 

Get To Know Your Rabbit

 

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Sister Mary Evangeline would say, "Blow is an imperative sentence because the subject 'You' is understood". So I'm glad you agree, but I wouldn't consider it a slang expression.

 

--Gus Cerini

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Right, good points cmvogr,

 

re: Best Years of Our Lives"

 

However, what I was putting out there, to the board, if anyone has an opinion, does the alternate title count,,,

 

----"Samuel Goldwyn's Best Years of Our Lives"

 

It was an alternate title used on posters for the film in some places in the U.S. as well as some areas of Europe, but somehow it feels Like cheating.

 

See what I mean?

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Yo, ADDIE;

 

IMO, "Samuel Goldwyn's Best Years Of Our Lives" is still a noun phrase, lacking a verb, and

now modified by a proper noun, in the possessive case. But I'm blessed with a helpful mentor

who stands by to correct my spelling errors. Maybe somebody like that will log on with some

grammar pointers. Meanwhile, enjoy.

 

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids.

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oh, wait, I take back "a lion in the streets,"

 

Thank Your Lucky Stars

I want you

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (I know 1977-its practically modern, sorry, I'm ashamed)

It's Love I'm After

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Yo, ADDIE;

 

Re: "Lion", you were right the first time., I.e, "A Lion IS In The Streets.' And year of issue does

not disqualify "Rose Garden" (when fully named). These are both good entrys.

 

The Lady Gambles

The Lady Has Plans

 

(I found these in Maltin while varifying the "Lion" title.)

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cmgvor-no, no, i was kidding, I know 1977 does not disqualify the entry, It is just well past the "classic" Hollywood era" so to me it seems modern, so I was making a joke.

 

thanks for correcting my "lion" mistake.

speaking of the '70s "reading is fundamental!" lol

 

The Bride Came C.O.D

( I only came up with it because I am about to watch it so the case is in front of me on my desk)

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She's Out Of Control

People Will Talk

Valdez Is Coming

Tune In Tomorrow

Where's Marlow?

 

(This time I didn't scroll through previous entrys to see if I was duplicating something.)

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Daddy's Dyin' . . . Who's Got the Will?

There's No Business Like Show Business

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