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Help! What movie has a choreographer taking out bad guys with his dancing?


DarlaJM
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Looking for the name of a movie TCM has shown within the last 3 years. The movie came out before 1970. The plot revolves around a man who claims to be in one city, but is really in another. This is to keep him alive long enough for a newspaper story to be printed and a mob kingpin gets taken away. The man's ex-wife is involved with a theatrical production. (I think she's a fashion designer.) In one scene the choreographer takes out some thugs with his dance moves in an alley behind the theater. The man hides in a hotel with an ex-boxer bodyguard. I think the ex-boxer is called Mike. Thank you. This is driving me crazy because I could've sworn the choregrapher was Bob Fosse (no, I'm not thinking of My Sister Eileen) and the star was Cary Grant.

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It was Jack Cole, just recetly featured on Monday night, September 10th, and Robert Osborne was discussing his talents and accomplishments with the wonderful Debra Levine, who posted a thread in Hot Topics. An enjoyable evening of dance on film!

 

Follow this link to read all about it:

http://forums.tcm.com/thread.jspa?threadID=166020&tstart=0

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No problem, Darla! And I hope you both are able to enjoy that wonderful film soon! Lauren Bacall discussed how working in that enjoyable comedy helped save her sanity while she was emoting for *Designing Woman* and dealing with husband Humphrey Bogart's devastating last days during his final illness in the recently aired interview she did with Robert Osborne in 2005 for *Private Screenings*.

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> {quote:title=SueSueApplegate wrote:}{quote}

> Wouldbestar, I know you will love it! Take care. :)

:) I loved what I saw of it but that was only about 45 minutes or so. :_| I was up most of the night with a stomach ailment and couldn't keep awake more than ten minutes at a time before nodding off for another ten. I will watch for it again at a more reasonable hour. If only it had gone first instead of HTMAM which I've seen more times than I can count.

 

There's a funny thing about that movie. In one scene Ms. Bacall wears a gray belted jumper dress with very large sheer white sleeves and a straight skirt. Five years later I had one like it except that the skirt was fuller and the sleeves narrower. I proudly wore it the last day of school where a male classmate ran a red lipstick down one sleeve as a prank. It never quite came out and despite my protests I was never allowed to wear it again. When I saw a "movie star" wearing an adult version it seemed an omen that I'd be one too. So much for omens; I wouldn't have looked that good in it anyway even as a size ten which I really once was.

 

 

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