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  1. I watched the end of the my copy again for you. Jack Hawkins fires a mortar round right in the midst of Alec Guinness and a wounded and possibly dead William Holden--guys on HIS side. The Asian gunbearers are taken aback by this, and Hawkins, shaken, is explaining why he killed his own people (some might say he's rationalizing). It is shrapnel from Hawkins' mortar round that kills Alec Guinness and caused him to fall on the plunger and blow up the bridge and the train.
  2. To rest on the old cliche--"The movie's not as good as the book." That being said, it is decent movie and well worth seeing. A young Alan Arkin is well cast as Yossarian.
  3. What is the original ending? The only ending I have seen is the one where the radioactive "whatzit" in the box burns down the beachhouse. Is there a different one?
  4. This sounds like made-for-TV movie Poor Devil (1973).
  5. There were rumors of Goldie Hawn cutting Lahti's part. I believe the appeared in People magazine back not long after Swing Shift came out. I have no idea if they are true or not.
  6. The watch under the wheel trick is from Chinatown. Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) uses this trick to keep tabs on Evelyn Mulwray's (Faye Dunaway) husband.
  7. Could it possibly be Black Legion (1937) with Humphrey Bogart? I know it has Black instead of Dark in the title, but it is about fascism in the workplace.
  8. It would be easier to list the smattering of war movies I didn't like. A couple that I liked that haven't appeared on anyone's lists so far were AIR FORCE and GUNG HO!. They were blatant propaganda films, but we had a war to win, so what's wrong with that? BATTLE OF BRITAIN and MIDWAY because of all the cool fighter planes. ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT with Humphrey Bogart is a fun one about fifth columnists. BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, BRIDGE AT REMAGEN, and pretty much any war movie with John Wayne, James Cagney, or Bogart is terrific.
  9. IT"S NEVER TOO LATE is a Phyllis Calvert movie from 1956. The movie you want is titled NEVER TOO LATE (1965) without the "IT'S". This info should make it easier to order.
  10. My favorites are THE 39 STEPS, SABOTEUR, NOTORIOUS, and SPELLBOUND. I like the THE 39 STEPS because of its tight script and great pacing. I like SABOTEUR because I love Robert Cummings and Priscilla Lane and thought they were great together, plus I always thought the idea of a saboteur putting gasoline in a fire extinguisher was absolutely brilliant. NOTORIOUS is great because it features Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman at their youthful peaks, and I love the whole amnesia plot of SPELLBOUND.
  11. Raymond Chandler wrote the original screenplay for DOUBLE INDEMNITY, if I'm not mistaken. In addition to the works previously mentioned, there is the THE LONG GOODBYE with Elliot Gould as Marlowe, and MARLOWE with James Garner as Marlowe---which is based on the novel The Little Sister. Also, MURDER, MY SWEET was remade with its Chandler novel title Farewell, MY LOVELY, with Robert Mitchum. The Mitchum remake of THE BIG SLEEP is absolutely horrible and should be avoided at all costs.
  12. I have seen "The Devil and Miss Jones," by the way, and it's hysterical. I highly recommend it, even though it's not the movie you were looking for.
  13. I think Joan Crawford has a vulnerability in "Flamingo Road" that she wasn't called on to show very much. It is one of my favorites, though "Mildred Pierce" is a great one.
  14. "Where's your Moses noooowwwww?"--spoken in Edward G. Robinson gansterese.
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