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Clue #7: The orchestra in the casino seems to know only one piece of music. At any time of day, at any point in the plot -- casing the job, working around a huge ball, working the heist,

its the same piece playing in the ballroom. -- "That Certain Smile".

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Clue # 8 and last (I grow weary of this):

 

As described previously, the successful thieves wind up with an impressive amount of money that they can't spend. To cut their losses, and in hopes of getting the police to lose interest in them, they devise a plan to return the money. They package up the money and arrange for it to be shipped to the casino by a public carrier. They monotor the delivery by posing as gamblers at the roulette table at a quite time during daylight hours. They observe as the package is taken into the

manager's office, and they see the subdued bustle after the money is discovered. During this distraction, they are unaware that they have let a bet "ride" on the table, and they walk out with an unexpected windfall.

 

I'll log on again tomorrow to give the title, if no one has named it by then.

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Okay, I give up. Looks like everybody else did already.

The movie is Seven Thieves. (1960), Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Joan Collins, Eli

Wallach, et al. The setting is Monte Carlo.

 

The thread is open to anyone who wants to pose one.

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British 60's sci-fi b&w - Director: Terence Fisher.

 

A beautiful summer?s day in England, but the peaceful tranquillity is due to an alien gas attack that has wiped out the entire population and caused some to be reanimated as zombies. Amongst this devastation in a quaint North England village arrives American test pilot Jeff Nolan

fresh from having tested a new vertical jet. Nolan takes refuge in a nearby hotel in the village and

encounters Quinn Taggart and Peggy, two people from the south who headed north hoping to find citizens. They are quickly drawn to a post-party married couple, Vi and her drunkard husband Eddie. All share the same unifying factor, that during the previous evening they were in purified air conditions.

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My knee-jerk reaction is "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" but it's been so long since I've seen it, I can only recall some of the interior scenes... no sign swapping stuff.

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Thank you mr6666. I don't have my dvr (in storage) so I'll have to wait until it comes on at a 'decent' hour. Here's one from one our most cherished directors...

 

No complete original print of this movie is known to have survived, as several reels of the original nitrate negative deteriorated in the late 1960s.

 

All 132 minutes of the original soundtrack have been recovered, whereas only 125 minutes of film footage was located.

 

A combination of publicity photos of the actors in costume (taken during filming) and still frames copied from elsewhere in the film is shown while the soundtrack plays. The introduction to the restored version proclaims "[their] search for the missing footage goes on".

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Thanks pastman- it's one of my favorite films. Love Ronald Colman. TCM hasn't shown it in quite some time and the last few times I noticed how the frames "froze" but the soundtrack would continue. Very disappointing and sad. Between getting up for trick or treaters & the phone constantly ringing I can't think of a film right now. So any one else can jump in if they want.

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I remember the first time I saw this, when the picture 'froze' and the sound continued, I started yelling at my cable provider through the tv. Thought there was some satellite interference. I still get a twinge 'cause it always catches me off-guard.

 

please, someone else take a turn

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Wow! I got one. I was having the opposite luck in another thread. I feel better now. Thanks B-)

 

ok... A 1947 black and white Western film which examines the ability of a shootist to renounce violence. This film, which was the first one (actor) produced as well as starred in, was a radical departure for this genre at the time it was released. It is now in the public domain and is downloadable from the Internet Archive.

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I'LL TRY ANOTHER.....

 

A idealistic architecht fights for his purity of vision.....just kidding.

 

Clue No, 1..A middle aged couple hit upon a scheme to find fame and make money.

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Good guess, but no. You are in the correct country, however.

 

4. The female lead plays an ancient recording of a woman singing a spiritual song.

 

5. Female lead was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in this film.

 

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