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allaboutlana

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Detectives on a stakeout, working from different observation points. Getting bored, they start playing movie trivia, talking over their duty radios. They correctly name the Bowery Boys actors, but then they flub one. They quote Claude Raines as saying to Humphrey Bogart, "We'll round up the usual suspects." As all us sophicates know, Mr. Raines said that to another police officer, worded as an order.

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This was the last TVM for this star. He had one theatrical film and one series guest-star acting gig ahead of him. _Behind_ him he had a solid acting career, and a couple of Oscars. But there was also a parallel career in music that began earlier and lasted longer. In fact, his screen credits for Soundtrack outnumber his Acting credits by more than 150 titles.

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I've used this question up, and I might as well retire it.

 

*Contract On Cherry Street* , was Frank Sinatra's last TVM. It aired on 19 Nov 1977, three years before his last theatrical movie and 10 years before his last series acting gig. I saw it when first released, and once again in a rerun. I really enjoyed the "movie trivia" passage and always remembered it. This question has passed 100 Views now, and I'm retiring it.

 

Open thread.

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No, and I thought about it later, let me rephrase the clue:

 

Name the 1987 tv movie and actress in which she gets some property for payment of a debt, but doesn't know what she's really getting.

 

Edited by: allaboutlana on Mar 28, 2011 7:34 PM

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Aha! My last try before giving up. Elizabeth Taylor in the title role of *Poker Alice*

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(Had some fun with this one though. At one point, I entered "1987 TVM, subject: prostitution", then hit "Enter." I was taken to a site where I could make a good buy on a used Ford Escort.)

 

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A preacher, up before his flock, tells them a joke -- about a preacher. The preacher (in the joke) is very angry and upset because someone stole his bicycle. A parishioner advises him to preach a sermon on The Ten Commandments, and to put extra stress on "Thou shalt not steal." Perhaps the thief will repent and will return the stolen property. Yada yada, and on to the punchline when the preacher gets back to his advisor: "When I got to the one about "Thou shalt not commit adultery, I remembered where I left my bicycle." // This passage does contribute to the plot.

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The reverend is played by the balladier/star. The plot concerns a young man who toils under a promise he had made to his father -- to avoid violence and to be a passifist. There are those around who consider that an invitation. Again, this is a story based on one of the singer's popular recordings.

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With your Mar 31, 2011 10:30 AM post, I thought you must be talking about Kenny Rogers The Gambler. Then I recognized the words, definitely. If Ive ever seen any of those, its been a long time. But, as I dont have anything right now, the thread is open, as far as Im concerned.

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"lana, you were on the right track. A scroll through Mr. Rogers' filmography would have taken you to it. Another song of his, on the charts for a while, was Coward Of the County . That was the basis of the 1981 TVM of the same name. The two plots revolved arount Mr. Rogers as the minister, and his pacifist nephew's trials as a contentious objector in WWII.

 

Your thread, to either use or open

 

Edited by: flashback42 on Apr 1, 2011 12:55 PM

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