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3 things about Frank Capra’s ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Arsenic and Old Lace [1944] 1. Lugging the body in the dark. Light shining through the crack at the bottom of the kitchen door, reflecting on the polished wooden floor. 2.”What has occurred?” 3. Jonathan helpfully moves the telephone so … Continue reading

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3 things about Howard Hawks’ HIS GIRL FRIDAY

His Girl Friday [1940] 1. Three roast beef sandwiches. 2. “It’s getting so a girl can’t leave the room without being discussed by a bunch of old ladies.” 3. Joe Pettibone.

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3 things about Delbert Mann’s THAT TOUCH OF MINK

That Touch of Mink [1962] 1. “Oh, no. She wouldn’t say yes till he came to the house. They have eight children now.” “Well, that couldn’t have happened over the phone.” 2. She waves hello with an empty bottle on … Continue reading

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST

North by Northwest [1959] 1. “Yeah. And in all the right places, too.” 2. Thornhill pays for everything in cash. He must have a giant bankroll. 3. CU scraped hand. 3 other things.

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3 things about George Cukor’s THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

The Philadelphia Story [1940] 1. A belted swimming robe. Only the belt fastens with a clasp. 2. “C.K. Dexter Haven, I would like to talk to you.” “Well, let’s go in the talking room.” 3. Can’t quite seem to get … Continue reading

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST

North by Northwest [1959] 1. “I’m beginning to think I’m underpaid.” 2. He runs the tiny razor across his philtrum. 3. Leonard’s female intuition. 3 other things.

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