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Name the pre-1970 film

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19 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

Two young boys, one white and one black, get into trouble on a riverboat.  To escape, they jump off and swim to shore.

General Spanky?

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Yes, "General Spanky" was Our Gang's only feature length film.  Producer Hal Roach saw that Fox had hits with a couple of Shirley Temple Civil War movies, "The Little Colonel" and "The Littlest Rebel".  He thought he could duplicate their success, but "General Spanky" was not very funny and Roach decided to staye with the shorts format for the gang.  Here is a short clip:

 

 

Starlit, you get to post the next one.

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A young English boy, who spends 6 months of the year leading a sheltered life in the custody of his divorced mother, is overjoyed to be spending 6 months with his father in a rough neighborhood in Lower Manhattan.

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3 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

It sounds like "The Devil Is A Sissy" with Freddie Bartholomew, Mickey Rooney, and Jackie Cooper. 

That's because it is!  Very good, Miles.

Looks as though it's your turn at bat again.

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On 10/1/2019 at 1:49 AM, MilesArcher said:

A young girl hires a heavy drinking old man to find the man who killed her father.

Miles, time for another clue, thanks

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The futility and absurdity of war evolves into rival nationalities singing and humming in a pub.

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Hint:  The director and star would make another movie together just a few years after this film, this time with swords and sandals.

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It must be "Paths Of Glory".  Director Stanley Kubrick and star Kirk Douglas would team up a few years later for "Spartacus".  Here is that final scene:

 

The young German actress singing, Susanne Christian, would go on to marry Stanley Kubrick.  They would remain married until his death in 1999. 

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EXCELLENT, Miles.  And great details.  Your thread!  And thanks for that clip, so powerful.

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Thanks.  Now, a railroad agent carrying a railroad payroll to the line camp is a victim of a train robbery.  Before the robbers can find the money, he puts it into a shoebox belonging to a young boy.  However, the young boy is taken hostage, but the crooks don't know that the boy has the money.

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On 10/10/2019 at 7:10 PM, MilesArcher said:

Thanks.  Now, a railroad agent carrying a railroad payroll to the line camp is a victim of a train robbery.  Before the robbers can find the money, he puts it into a shoebox belonging to a young boy.  However, the young boy is taken hostage, but the crooks don't know that the boy has the money.

Such a great cast in this one. Night Passage - Jimmy Stewart, Audie murphy, Dan Duryea and Brandon de Wilde as the boy ?

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That's the one, Lavender.  Jimmy Stewart plays the accordion several times in the movie. 

Nice work.  The thread is yours.

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1 hour ago, starliteyes said:

The Palm Beach Story?

Absolutely star, it's The Palm Beach Story. Hilarious Sturges comedy. Colbert and Mccrea, Rudy Vallee and Mary Astor as the nutty brother and sister and they are both so great in this one. So glad you know this film, good job. You're up Star :)

 

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A husband and wife are reminiscing about marriage as they are dancing at a nightclub.  The wife points out her husband to somebody, who serves the husband with a subpoena.

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On 10/17/2019 at 4:16 PM, Arturo said:

A husband and wife are reminiscing about marriage as they are dancing at a nightclub.  The wife points out her husband to somebody, who serves the husband with a subpoena.

Arturo, please add another clue

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Sorry Lavender.

It turns out the couple had been celebrating the first anniversary of their divorce.  They had only been married for one year; she left him due to his obsession with gambling on horse racing.

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The young woman had her ex-husband served because he hadn’t paid his monthly alimony.  He claimed it was because of poor investments; she stated he had bought a horse that was’t winning.  His attorney would come by soon to give her the check, so that his client would be released.  However, she never deposited the alimony checks.

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