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Can someone refresh my memory re R.Osbourne saying that there were 2 different endings for IDIOTS DELIGHT -

1 for Europe and 1 for America - and why that was necessary?

I tried to email Osbourne on the site but cannot find any link for doing that....thanks

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I'm not sure why either, but big Hollywood producers of days gone by seemed to think (incorrectly IMO) that American audiences always wanted happy endings. Europeans could take a tragic ending and still consider it a great film, but we could not??

I'm reminded of "Anna Karenina" as a classic example:

The American-distributed final scene: they lived happily ever after.

The European finale: Garbo's suicidal step onto the train tracks.

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