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Re: Name that Film

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:05 am
by Draggon
The original King Kong was made in 1933... :)

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:26 pm
by Paul Victory
I think you have it Ron.

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 4:48 pm
by Peter_S
Hi guys. I am not sure where you are going, but I do not remember W. C. Fields in King Kong.

Also, I am ashamed to finally note that I left out a word in my original post. :oops: #-o The quote should read ""It ain't a fit night out for man nor beast."

I resurrected this thread mostly to share this film, since I like it, we often quote it at home ( :shock: ), and, as hinted at, other threads made me think of it. I have no problem if my two participants, Paul and Ron, just want to end the mystery and leave the thread dormant until someone is moved to post another film.

I do not know how to insert a video clip without using the youtube page that gives the film title. Here are excerpts, with the quoted line, which is the continuing gag in the movie. The entire film is only 18 minutes long, if you want to search and view it.

SPOILER ALERT The following link contains the name of the film. Do not open if you want to continue to guess the name of the film.

https://youtu.be/JbiKIQZ0_pE

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:17 am
by Jill
Peter_S wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Hi guys. I am not sure where you are going, but I do not remember W. C. Fields in King Kong.
Peter, I love your comment, it makes me giggle every time that I read it. Perhaps he was the chap in the gorilla suit ... :lol: :lol: :wink:

Although I didn’t recognise the film title, by the time that W.C. Fields had had snow thrown into his face for a second time, I was off again with the :lol: :lol:

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 12:32 pm
by Paul Victory
Jill wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:17 am
Peter_S wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Hi guys. I am not sure where you are going, but I do not remember W. C. Fields in King Kong.
Peter, I love your comment, it makes me giggle every time that I read it. Perhaps he was the chap in the gorilla suit ... :lol: :lol: :wink:

Although I didn’t recognise the film title, by the time that W.C. Fields had had snow thrown into his face for a second time, I was off again with the :lol: :lol:
When I saw Ron's guess, I assumed that Peter's reference to W.C. Fields was a red herring. I stand corrected!

I had a look at the clip and you sure managed to pull an obscure one out of the bag there, Peter! Never heard of it.

I think it might be safe for you to assume at this stage that nobody is going to guess the title of the film unless they look at the clip you posted or google W.C. Fields' filmography.

Paul V

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:51 pm
by plummy
So, are we looking for a film with W C Fields in? Waaaaayyyy before my time but wasn't he in a version of Hobson's Choice?

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 4:11 pm
by Jill
plummy wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:51 pm
So, are we looking for a film with W C Fields in? Waaaaayyyy before my time but wasn't he in a version of Hobson's Choice?
Plummy, I think that was probably Charles Laughton.

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 6:02 pm
by plummy
Jill wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 4:11 pm
plummy wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:51 pm
So, are we looking for a film with W C Fields in? Waaaaayyyy before my time but wasn't he in a version of Hobson's Choice?
Plummy, I think that was probably Charles Laughton.
Ah - that's what I was thinking. W.C Fields then - no idea...

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 7:07 pm
by Paul Victory
I'm going to act on Peter's suggestion and put forward a quote from another film. The name of the W.C. Fields short was The Fatal Glass of Beer.

This should probably have been posted yesterday, but here goes:

If it were true that children emulate their teachers, we'd have a lot more nuns running around.

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 2:26 pm
by Paul Victory
I think that this film is going to be difficult for people to recognise, so I've going to provide some clues and some more dialogue. The actor who played the lead role won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in this film.

A: Forty years old and I haven't done a thing that I'm proud of.

B: You keep eating this cake, you're gonna be fat by the time you're fifty.


Another clue tomorrow if nobody gets it by then.

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 6:01 pm
by paulgould
Paul Victory wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 2:26 pm
I think that this film is going to be difficult for people to recognise, so I've going to provide some clues and some more dialogue. The actor who played the lead role won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in this film.

A: Forty years old and I haven't done a thing that I'm proud of.

B: You keep eating this cake, you're gonna be fat by the time you're fifty.


Another clue tomorrow if nobody gets it by then.
Wild guess - "Rainman"?

Paul G

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 8:35 pm
by Paul Victory
I can see why you might guess that. But that's not it.

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:45 pm
by Paul Victory
As promised, another clue (and another quote) today.

The film was a biopic and included the following dialogue:

This is ... speaking on Friday, November the 18th. This is only to be played in the event of my death by assassination.

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 8:29 pm
by plummy
The Darkest Hour?

The eating cake reference when he was taking to the King having just been appointed PM?

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 10:26 pm
by Paul Victory
Another good guess. But, unfortunately, not correct.

I'll try one more clue tomorrow if nobody gets it.

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 11:32 am
by paulgould
Another wild guess - JFK?

Paul G

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 9:45 pm
by Paul Victory
Another good guess, but not correct, unfortunately. OK, final clue coming up. If it's not guessed by tomorrow, I'll post the name of the film and the baton will pass back to Mr S (sorry Peter).

As I said it's a biopic and as you might guess from the previous clues, it's about someone who was assassinated. He was a local politician who ran on what was, at that time, a somewhat controversial platform. It would have been his birthday last week and that date is commemorated in the city where he worked.

The actor who portrayed him has won two best actor oscars, including the one he won for this film. Final piece of dialogue from the film is the following:

My girlfriend says you guys don't like women, I'm just asking: Is there a place for us in all this, or are you guys all scared of girls?

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 7:01 am
by Caratacus
Milk?

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 11:06 am
by Paul Victory
Caratacus wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 7:01 am
Milk?
Correcticus! Over to you, sir!

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 12:04 pm
by Caratacus
Ah! Ah! There's no right, there's no wrong, there's only popular opinion. You... you... you believe in germs, right?

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 3:30 pm
by Caratacus
Clue time: 90's sci-fi

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 10:11 pm
by plummy
Purely from the germs reference I'd guess War of the Worlds but I thought that was later than the 90's

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 6:23 am
by Caratacus
Not War of the Worlds

The director was a member of a much loved comedy troupe

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 9:18 am
by plummy
From the new clue - maybe Terry Gilliam is the director? The Fisher King (not Sci-Fi) - or Twelve Monkeys?

Re: Name that Film

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 9:19 am
by Caratacus
Twelve Monkeys is correct