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Movies starting with the name "Johnny"


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I recently noticed the popularity of classic movie names starting with the name Johnny...

(two of them starring George Raft, ha!)

 

Johnny Allegro

Johnny Angel

Johnny Apollo

Johnny Eager

Johnny O'Clock

 

I wonder if there are any more? And why was this such a popular trend? :)

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Yes, a lot of good noirs starting with the name Johnny. I assume that name is used because of the term 'John Doe'. i.e. the male name Johnny is very generic. Those with this name are used to being insulted! If they used a name like Frank, no Frank would go see the movie.

 

Edited by: jamesjazzguitar on Sep 23, 2012 1:42 PM

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The movies which TCM has aired recently or are in their original library are:

 

Johnny Allegro

Johnny Angel

Johnny Apollo

Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Belinda

Johnny Cool

Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Johnny Eager

Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet

Johnny Get Your Hair Cut

Johnny Got His Gun

Johnny Guitar

Johnny Marvin

Johnny O'Clock

Johnny Oro

Johnny Trouble

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> {quote:title=finance wrote:

> }{quote}Funny that I can't think of a single movie starting with "John". Informality is the name of the game.

Good point!

There are a lot more "Johnny" titles than "John"s.

 

But here are some:

JOHN BARLEYCORN (1914)

JOHN GLADYE'S HONOUR (1915)

JOHN NEEDHAM'S DOUBLE (1916)

JOHN ERMINE OF YELLOWSTONE (1917)

JOHN PETTICOATS (1919)

JOHN FORREST FINDS HIMSELF (1921)

JOHN SMITH (1922)

JOHN MEADE'S WOMAN (1937)

JOHN GUNS (1938)

JOHN, THE SOLDIER OF VENGEANCE (1939)

JOHN LOVES MARY (1949)

JOHN WESLEY (1953)

JOHN AND JULIE (1957)

JOHN PAUL JONES (1959)

JOHN GOLDFARB, PLEASE COME HOME (1964)

JOHN F. KENNEDY: YEARS OF LIGHTNING, DAYS OF DRUMS (1966)

JOHN AND MARY (1969)

JOHN AND YOKO: A LOVE STORY (1985)

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*Stargazing, You mention why was the name "Johnny" such a popular trend? Could it be because the name seems to roll of your tongue more easily.....'Franky O'Clock' or 'Johnny O'Clock'?, "Franky Angel' or 'Johnny Angel'?*

 

Then there's FRANKIE AND JOHNNY (not sure whice names are -Y or -IE)

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> {quote:title=finance wrote:

> }{quote}I've heard of 3 of the "John" movies. I guess I could have thought of a couple if I weren't so lazy.

 

Here ya go, more "John" film titles:

 

JOHN MANLY'S AWAKENING (1913) - Edison.

JOHN BOUSALL OF THE SECRET SERVICE VS. THE SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND SMUGGLING GANG (1913) - Selig.

JOHN TOBIN'S SWEETHEART (1913) - Vitagraph short.

JOHN RANCE, GENTLEMAN (1914) - Vitagraph short.

JOHN HENRY AT HAMPTON: A TYPE OF STUDENT WHO MAKES GOOD (1914) - Hampton.

JOHN PELLET'S DREAM (1916) - Universal short.

JOHN TOM LITTLE BEAR (1917) - Broadway Star short.

JOHN BURT (WHEN MEN ARE TEMPTED) (1917) - Vitagraph.

JOHN BATES' SECRET (1917) - Universal short.

JOHN OSBOURNE'S TRIUMPH (1917) - Universal short.

JOHN HENRY AND THE RESTLESS SEX (TOO MUCH BUSINESS) (1922) - Vitagraph.

JOHN McCARDLE, REFEREE (1922) - Selznick.

JOHN OF THE WOODS (A PRINCE OF A KING) (1923) - Selznick.

JOHN NESBITT'S PASSING PARADE (1938) - MGM short.

JOHN, THE DRUNKARD (1944) - P.A.L. Productions.

JOHN HENRY AND THE INKY-POO (1946) - George Pal/Paramount short.

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (1950) - Emerson Films.

JOHN CHARLES FREMONT (1950) - Emerson Films.

JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER (1950) - Emerson Films.

JOHN MARSHALL (1950) - Emerson Films.

JOHN C. CALHOUN (1950) - Emerson Films.

JOHN YANKEE (1953) - Jack Chertok Production.

JOHN GILBERT GRAHAM STORY (1956) - Tele-Ad Production.

JOHN PAUL JONES (1967) - Jam Handy Production.

JOHN MUIR'S HIGH SIERRA (1968) - Chronicle Broadcasting.

 

Stop me before I list more!!

 

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