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  1. NIghtmare

    1942.  Diana Barrymore, Brian Donlevy.  An ex-gambler helps a beautiful widow, and becomes involved with a murder, secret agents, and saboteurs.

    2005.  Nicole Roderick, Jonatha Bates.  A director is forced to make a movie chronicling the horrific murders he believes he is committing.

     

  2. 9 hours ago, Dargo said:

    Sorry slayton, but I agree with Moe here in regard to the Countach. 

    The original Countach was a VERY "nice" (as in "nicely styled") car UNTIL they cluttered up its "niceness" and began adding all that aero-crap to its exterior and then needlessly giving this nice looking car that cartoonish "boy racer" look during its later run.

    (...and have thought this since the day I first saw one back in the early-'70s)

    I like the tone of this thread to be celebratory and upbeat, and--well, you know.  That's why I generally steer clear of criticism beyond saying something is not nice.  The Countach offers easy opportunity for biting satire, but I resist (something for which I will feel quite superior for all next week).  Instead I will deflect people's attention from conflict to areas of ready agreement.  And movies.

    Apropos of Cutter's Way (1981), a movie good enough to hold my attention for about an hour, we get a 1966 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8:

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    Hm, not a great pic, but no loss, as Bone's Healey is in bad shape.  Here's a better pic:

    1966_austin-healey_3000_bj8_mk_iii_15447

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  3. 9 minutes ago, Mr. Gorman said:

    Don't forget about the 1949 movie WHIRLPOOL with Gene Tierney, Jose Ferrer and Richard Conte.  Directed by Otto Preminger.  About kleptomania, hypnotism and, of course, MURDER!  😛

    I didn't list it because I felt it was a little too similar to the 1939 movie.  I'd substitute it, though.

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  4. Whirlpool

    1934.  Jack Holt, Jean Arthur.  Carnie owner Buck Rankin marries local girl Helen and plans to go straight  After a brawl ends up with a twenty-year sentence for manslaughter, Rankin forges a letter from the warden's office informing her he drowned while attempting to escape. Twenty years later Rankin, released from prison,  becomes a nightclub owner with ties to the mob. Helen's daughter Sandra, a reporter cognizes Rankin from a photo her mother kept, and father and daughter have a tearful reunion. Now Rankin must decide what to do: testify at a trial, exposing Helen as an unintentional bigamist, or refuse to testify, protecting Helen and Sandra but angering the mob.

    1970.  Karl Lanchbury, Vivien Neves.  A rich older woman living in a country house brings home a new model to be photographed by a young enigmatic photographer who lives with her. The unsuspecting girl becomes entangled in a web of sex, abuse and death.

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  5. Who would have thought a movie by Eric Rohmer, by intention exercises in extended philosophizing, would be a source of nice cars.  But look, in La Collectionneuse (1967) you get:

    1957 Bentley S1 Continental, which, yes, is a nice car:

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    and 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider (not a good picture):

    i031830.jpg

    and a variety of MGs, including 1964 Midget MkII:

    i031843.jpg

    Rohmer's movies never make any sense to me.  Maybe that's why I like them.

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  6. Risky Business

    1939.  George Murphy, Dorothea Kent.  Radio commentator Dan Clifford takes desperate chances to save the life of a young girl who has been kidnapped.

    1983.  Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay.  A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.

     

    Safe

    1995.  Julianne Moore.  An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity.

    2012.  Catherine Chan, Jason Statham.  Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops.

     

  7. Sitting Pretty.

    1933.  Jack Oakie, Jack Haley, Ginger Rogers. Chick Parker and Pete Pendleton are songwriters that are en route from New York to Hollywood to make their fame and fortune; Dorothy, a lunch wagon proprietor, joins them.

    1948.  Robert Yourn, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb.  A family that hires a live-in babysitter is surprised when he turns out to be a man who's a quirky genius.
     
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  8. Skyscraper

    1928.  William Boyd, Sue Carol, Alan Hale.  A man pretends to be interested in his fellow steel worker's sweetheart, in order to help the man recover his spirit and come out of depression.

    2018.  Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell.  A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family is trapped inside by criminals.

     

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  9. Party Girl

    1958.  Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse.  Lawyer Thomas Farrell has made a career defending crooks in trials. He has never realized that there is a downside to his success, until he meets the dancer Vicki Gaye.

    1995.  Parker Posey.  Party girl Mary gets bailed out of jail by her librarian godmother. She starts working at the library, slowly fills her empty brain.

     

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  10. 43 minutes ago, Dargo said:

    Aaah! And so THIS is the reason the last time Ben did an intro for that Victor Mature flick, One Million B.C., he couldn't resist telling that old one about what they call a caveman's f@rt, eh?!

    Don't know that one or don't remember Ben tellin' that one, ya say?

    Why, they call it...wait for it..."A blast from the past"!

    (...naaah, he really didn't tell that one...I just like this old "dad joke" and wanted to tell it here myself, THAT'S all)  ;)

    Owwwooooo!

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