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I had this idea earlier and thought it would be a fun game and also perhaps inspire some conversation.

 

You're in charge of scheduling the weekly double feature at the local movie theater.  The only rule is that these two films need to have something in common with one another.  Whether it's two films with the same actor, two films about dinosaurs, two films about cheese, whatever, there needs to be something that ties the two films together.  It can be either as serious or ridiculous as you like, as long as the two films have something in common.

 

MY FIRST TWO DOUBLE FEATURES:

 

A Face in the Crowd & Network- Both films deal with the rise of fame and what that can do to the person who is in the middle of it.

 

Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman & The Amazing Colossal Man- Both films deal with giant people who rampage the town.

 

...you're next! Go!

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PINKY (1949) and IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967/.

 

Two films where small.incremental.steps.forward happen when northerners come.to the small town.South, and.are.deemed."uppity", and they don't.accept it.

 

GOOD.GIRLS.GO.TO.PARIS.and.THE.GREEKS.HAD A.WORD.FOR.THEM.

 

Fun times.for.travellers.abroad.to.Europe in the 1930s.

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There are so many combinations here. I will mention:

 

1.) JUNIOR BONNER...and...J.W.COOP. Both made in the 70s, dealing with the rodeo circuit (one starring Steve McQueen and the other one starring Cliff Robertson who also directed).

 

2. THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (1937)...and...TWICE BLESSED. Both feature real-life twins (the first one starring Billy & Bobby Mauch and the other one starring Lee & Lyn Wilde).

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I'm still chortling over Bogie's FRANCIS/BALTHAZAR double feature and Richard Kimble's witty Waters/Logan double feature.

 

Seriously: Fritz Lang's M and the 1951 Joseph Losey remake of M

 

Maybe not quite so seriously:

 

MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

THE HAPPY HOOKER GOES TO WASHINGTON

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PINKY (1949) and IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967/.

 

Two films where small.incremental.steps.forward happen when northerners come.to the small town.South, and.are.deemed."uppity", and they don't.accept it.

 

GOOD.GIRLS.GO.TO.PARIS.and.THE.GREEKS.HAD A.WORD.FOR.THEM.

 

Fun times.for.travellers.abroad.to.Europe in the 1930s.

 

Nice to see GOOD.GIRLS.GO.TO.PARIS get a mention.    Get-TV showed this film about 4 times during their Melvin Douglas tribute.

 

While the material isn't that great,  Joan Blondell is always a treat and she makes this film worth seeing.  

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Thinking of the famous Karl Marx quote, "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce"...however and then also thinking that I recall the comedy film almost always preceded the dramatic film on the old double feature bills, and so...

 

DUCK SOUP

 

..and then..

 

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

 

(...the commonality of course being they're both classic antiwar films)

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This could be fun.  :)  I have a lot of ideas for 'Double-Features'. 

 

• CINDERELLA LIBERTY (1973) -and- LAST DETAIL, The (1973)

 

• Two LOVE-ly films from low-budget director Chuck Vincent (1940-91):  A MATTER OF LOVE (1979) -and- LOVE TRUCK (1973). 

 

• MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969) -and- LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS (1970)  Two sides of NYC, circa 1969.  The gritty, sleazy, low-rent side and the middle-class/upper middle-class side.

 

• PIRANHA (1978) -and- ALLIGATOR (1980)  Horror + Humor = Fun!  The John Sayles Connection.   

 

• IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (1963) -and- SCAVENGER HUNT (1979)

 

• CARRIE (1976) -and- EVILSPEAK (1981).  Very similar-themed movies, but in "Evilspeak" you get a horde demon-possessed boars instead of the 'slo-mo' bit at the prom in "Carrie".

 

• TOP HAT (1935) -and- SWING TIME (1936).  How could one go wrong with these?

 

• XANADU (1980) -and- THE APPLE (1980).  Here we have two bad musical releases from 1980.  I find them both watchable despite them not being good movies.  So here we go!

 

• ACT OF VENGEANCE (1974) -and- THE INCUBUS (1982).  Watch these movies and you'll need to take a shower afterwards. 

 

• THE POSSESSION OF VIRGINIA (1972-Canadian) -and- THE PYX (1973-Canadian).  Both were filmed in Montreal and both deal with devil cults.  Uniquely Canadian horror and suspense from the early '70s.  (Original French version of "Possession of Virginia" is "Le Diable est parmi nous").     

 

• ONE-WAY PASSAGE (1932) -and- JEWEL ROBBERY (1932).  William Powell & Kay Francis Double-Feature.  A short and sweet night of guaranteed entertainment!

 

• TRACKDOWN (1976) -and- HARDCORE (1979).  The seamy side of life in '70s L.A.

 

     ► "Trackdown" involves Jim Mitchum venturing to Los Angeles from Montana to look for his missing sister (Karen Lamm), who's become a "lady of the evening".  

 

     ► "Hardcore" involves George C. Scott looking for his daughter in the adult movie underworld of Los Angeles and San Francisco. 

 

• REGIONAL MOVIE ATROCITY NIGHT!  Both of these movies contain hilariously lame 'action' scenes and must be watched for Reasons Unknown.       

 

       Night of the Cat, The (1973)  Shot in Charlotte, NC.  Thank God Something Weird Video rescued this disaster before it disappeared forever!   

 

       Road of Death (1973)  Filmed-in-Florida biker mayhem.  Wow, what a cheap movie!  Bikers, swingers and an awful 4-piece house club band called "The Joe Banana Thing".  Yowza!  Another slice of entertainment rescued from the dustbin by SWV.  

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Triple Bill ...

 

In Cold Blood (1967) with Robert Blake and Scott Wilson

 

followed by

 

Capote (2005) with Philip Seymour Hoffman

 

followed by

 

Infamous (2006) with Toby Jones

 

 

Who is the best Capote?  Hoffman or Jones?

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