in every old movie ever

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"look, don't get sore, see?"

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:08 (fourteen years ago) link

"say, what's the big idea?"

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:08 (fourteen years ago) link

"oh, a wise guy, eh?"

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:09 (fourteen years ago) link

that one shot of police cars and motorcycles zooming out of the station, with the sirens blazing

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:09 (fourteen years ago) link

the heroine has a little sister who makes morbid comments all the time, until the humorless matronly mother figure comes to drag her off to her piano lessons

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:10 (fourteen years ago) link

The heroine wears an amazing satin dress.

Mädchen (Madchen), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:11 (fourteen years ago) link

"lets not have a row"

AaronK (AaronK), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:14 (fourteen years ago) link

cop: "now, take it easy, charlie, just take it easy"

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:15 (fourteen years ago) link

"say young Jimmy, how would you like to take a ride in a *real* firetruck?"

Ste (Fuzzy), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:19 (fourteen years ago) link

"Oh, can't you see?"


"You don't even know your own mind."

mamieOrourke, Monday, 12 December 2005 14:20 (fourteen years ago) link

They never had to visit the loo. How big were their bladders?

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:39 (fourteen years ago) link

"Why i aughtta..." (brandishes fist)

guy in vest pushes up window in tenement window, scratches armpit, takes stoagie out of mouth "Hey, you kids! Scram"

Britain's Obtusest Shepherd (Alan), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:41 (fourteen years ago) link

(the first three up there are from His Girl Friday fo sure??)

Britain's Obtusest Shepherd (Alan), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:41 (fourteen years ago) link

"listen you mugs, don't you know who i AM?!"

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:51 (fourteen years ago) link

"now you get that son of a bitch ____ on the phone and you tell him ____"

Penis, NV (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:52 (fourteen years ago) link

*spinning newspaper headline*

Ste (Fuzzy), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:55 (fourteen years ago) link

"Say, I didn't mean nothin'"

the pinefox, Monday, 12 December 2005 14:55 (fourteen years ago) link

"what's in the bag?"

"nuthin'"

"well let's have a *look* at some o' that nuthin!"

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:59 (fourteen years ago) link

double-take

Huk-L (Huk-L), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:59 (fourteen years ago) link

"Thanks, mister!"

Chris L, Monday, 12 December 2005 15:00 (fourteen years ago) link

"Aw pops, ya got wax in yer ears."

Chris L, Monday, 12 December 2005 15:03 (fourteen years ago) link

slap!

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:04 (fourteen years ago) link

lights cigarette - repeat x200

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:04 (fourteen years ago) link

"Now you listen to me!"

"Why I oughta...!"

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:04 (fourteen years ago) link

maid opens the door only to find angry heiress throwing lamps

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:05 (fourteen years ago) link

"that's another fine mess..."

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:05 (fourteen years ago) link

"you ain't just whistlin' dixie!"

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:06 (fourteen years ago) link

detective: "i think you dropped this $100 bill."
snitch: "what hun--- oh. uh, thanks!"

Penis, NV (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:06 (fourteen years ago) link

"Get ahold of yourself you dizzy dame!"
SLAP!

Huk-L (Huk-L), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:10 (fourteen years ago) link

old drunk sitting in bar declares in a very dignified tone that he will never touch the stuff again, turns to window and sees something bizarre, turns back to bar and asks for another drink "and fast!!"

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:10 (fourteen years ago) link

"Say, Trudy?"
"Yes, Dirk?"
"I-I don't suppose you'd want to go to the picture show with me on Friday would you?"
"Why yes Dirk, I'd love to!"
"R-really?"
"Certainly! Pick me up at eight?"
"Sure! You bet! Oh boy... see you at eight!"
(Dirk leaves, Trudy whispers to some football players)
"I think Dirk may be a communist. Be there at eight with bats."

Chris L, Monday, 12 December 2005 15:13 (fourteen years ago) link

hahahahahahahaha

Penis, NV (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:14 (fourteen years ago) link

*Proper* man trying to get tough with street character/gangster: "Now see here!"

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:16 (fourteen years ago) link

Someone who's not Peter Lorre doing a Peter Lorre impression.

Huk-L (Huk-L), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:17 (fourteen years ago) link

"I'll shoot him, pa, he's my dog."

Huk-L (Huk-L), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:19 (fourteen years ago) link

"darling, make love to me"

"don't be ridiculous!"

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:19 (fourteen years ago) link

"It's the end of the worlds I tellsya! The end of the world!!"

Ste (Fuzzy), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:20 (fourteen years ago) link

"Well what on earth could be the matter?"

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:21 (fourteen years ago) link

"Just what the devil do you mean ringing here at this hour?!"

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Movie, Man!

the bellefox, Monday, 12 December 2005 15:23 (fourteen years ago) link

"Operator, get me ____"

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:24 (fourteen years ago) link

"oh PLEASE go and get him, tell him it's an EMERGENCY!"

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:26 (fourteen years ago) link

"Young Jimmy here saw the whole thing, didn't yer Jimmy"
"Sure did, pop"

Ste (Fuzzy), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:28 (fourteen years ago) link

"leopard? no sir, ain't no leopard been see'd around these parts in more'n thirty years, i reckon."

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:29 (fourteen years ago) link

"I'm worried about that boy."

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:30 (fourteen years ago) link

"Calling all cars"

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Monday, 12 December 2005 16:38 (fourteen years ago) link

The entire script of this movie to thread

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Monday, 12 December 2005 16:52 (fourteen years ago) link

see also: It Happened One Night

Huk-L (Huk-L), Monday, 12 December 2005 16:54 (fourteen years ago) link

JD, that is hardly every old movie.

Bloke takes off his uniform cap, scratches his head with the same hand that's holding the cap, then replaces cap on head.

also

"Come come, officer. I'm a respectable man."

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Monday, 12 December 2005 16:54 (fourteen years ago) link

comedy involving a big jar labeled LARD

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, that's how I read it too, it's just always so odd - a bit of the idiom that seems to have died a sudden, total death at some point.

long dark poptart of the rodeo (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 16 April 2017 02:01 (three years ago) link

We still have that sense in reference to art, dining, she's so, which makes it even odder that colloquially it only ever really means "just ok"

briscall stool chart (wins), Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:53 (three years ago) link

I guess you could say the word has aged like an acceptable wine

briscall stool chart (wins), Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:54 (three years ago) link

I still use it a lot. Back to the thread in question:

Trumpeter in jazz band in nightclub from below at an angle.

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Sunday, 16 April 2017 13:06 (three years ago) link

^well done

TS Hugo Largo vs. Al Factotum (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 16 April 2017 13:45 (three years ago) link

Women described as 'handsome'.

chap, Sunday, 16 April 2017 13:55 (three years ago) link

Women wearing hats.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 16 April 2017 20:51 (three years ago) link

And gloves, anywhere and at all times.

long dark poptart of the rodeo (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 16 April 2017 21:28 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Anyone, arriving at anyone's home or place of business at any time of day, will be offered a drink or the opportunity to fix themselves one. The wetbar may be more or less fully stocked depending whether this is a millionaire's study or the office of the Chief of Police, but an ice bucket with tongs is invariably present.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Friday, 14 July 2017 23:41 (two years ago) link

Hot-cha! Hot-cha! Twenty-three skidoooooo!

Dippin' Sauce on my Nice New Slacks (Old Lunch), Friday, 14 July 2017 23:59 (two years ago) link

a fistfight where everyone just slaps each other

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 15 July 2017 08:21 (two years ago) link

Foreign professor in a bow tie

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 15 July 2017 13:34 (two years ago) link

My friend needs information or they'll die! I must physically move myself to them to pass it on in the nick of time.

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Sunday, 16 July 2017 00:23 (two years ago) link

a fistfight where everyone just slaps each other

― illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand)

Fistfights generally pretty tame/dull in Golden Age movies.

chap, Sunday, 16 July 2017 16:48 (two years ago) link

Declarative sentences beginning with "Why,...!"

Wet Pelican would provide the soundtrack (Myonga Vön Bontee), Sunday, 16 July 2017 16:59 (two years ago) link

Barman ducks as a glass or bottle smashes into the wall/mirror behind him (Westerns section).

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 16 July 2017 17:03 (two years ago) link

Declarative sentences beginning with "Why,...!"

good one!

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 16 July 2017 17:06 (two years ago) link

lol read that as Batman

Wet Pelican would provide the soundtrack (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 17 July 2017 09:55 (two years ago) link

Yeah everything is funnier in costume

Evan, Monday, 17 July 2017 18:50 (two years ago) link

distressed woman has heard quite enough and screams, "get out!"

clouds, Sunday, 23 July 2017 23:56 (two years ago) link

"Say, Jimmy, you just might be on to something with that idea. You're a regular Albert Einstein!"

"Wow, Albert Einstein... gee, thanks, Professor! (pause) Who's Albert Einstein?"

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 24 July 2017 00:05 (two years ago) link

A rider on a galloping horse is shot. Both go down; the human stays down while the horse struggles to its feet.

Diana Fire (j.lu), Monday, 24 July 2017 00:53 (two years ago) link

With stock library 'Neigggh!' dubbed in slightly out of time.

chap, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 17:40 (two years ago) link

Also, the footage of the galloping horse is sped up just enough to tip it into the uncanny valley, and the coconuts intended to give the sound effect of horses' hooves are in full use.

Diana Fire (j.lu), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 23:04 (two years ago) link

Plucky kids put on a show.

okapi paste (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 23:24 (two years ago) link

Any scene in a jungle anywhere in the world features Australian kookaburras laughing on the soundtrack

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Monday, 31 July 2017 01:52 (two years ago) link

Two characters have conversation; director has somehow contrived to have them both facing camera.

chap, Monday, 31 July 2017 13:34 (two years ago) link

Character asked simple question. Gazes into middle distance and recounts entire life story.

chap, Monday, 31 July 2017 13:36 (two years ago) link

Life story is flashback running for several minutes or perhaps nearly the entire length of the film. The person who asked the question hardly bats an eye and only grows more fascinated.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 31 July 2017 13:48 (two years ago) link

Two characters have conversation; director has somehow contrived to have them both facing camera.

bonus points if this is staged using an eye-watering split-diopter lens

the shape of a hot willie lumpkin (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 31 July 2017 13:54 (two years ago) link

UK edition: Drunk batchelor falls down stairs and wakes the landlady who tells him to pack and leave

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 31 July 2017 14:32 (two years ago) link

Married couples sleeping in seperate beds (surely been mentioned?)

Watched All About Eve last night and it's chock full of these.

chap, Monday, 31 July 2017 15:33 (two years ago) link

I was watching an old movie ("The Gilded Lily" with Claudette Colbert) and right on cue in the first reel a transit cop gets pushed to the ground, the next shot shows him sputtering, fuming, pushing his cop cap back on his head and stating (I quote):

"Oh, a wise guy, eh?"

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 31 July 2017 15:54 (two years ago) link

Two characters have conversation; director has somehow contrived to have them both facing camera.

another variant: mirror hung in unlikely location permits us to see both faces even with characters facing each other.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 7 August 2017 04:53 (two years ago) link

Fistfights generally pretty tame/dull in Golden Age movies.

― chap, Sunday, July 16, 2017 4:48 PM (three weeks ago)

every fistfight in an old movie seems to start with someone turning his back as if he's about to walk away, then abruptly turning around and knocking the other guy down

i suspect this would not actually be a wise move in real life

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 7 August 2017 05:26 (two years ago) link

I guess by old, you mean '30s and '40s. If it's a late-'60s/early-'70s romance involving young people, there will be snow, and there will be frolicking in the snow. Maybe snow angels, maybe tumbling around, maybe a pretend snowball fight. As they frolic, something that sounds like the Association will play on the soundtrack.

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/S8tncYfSFzI/hqdefault.jpg

clemenza, Monday, 7 August 2017 06:18 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

As action or antics spill into a bar or performance space: "Wow, are they part of the show?" "Boy, those sure are some crazy costumes!" "Say, that's a pretty cool new dance!" etc.

if you steeleye spanshine (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 20 January 2018 04:43 (two years ago) link

i'm imagining all those ADR'ed over the actual scene which probably has not been shot with sync sound

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 21 January 2018 01:30 (two years ago) link

those fuckin... the old phones

flappy bird, Sunday, 21 January 2018 02:33 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Lip reading cons in the day room, visiting area or on the factory floor.

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 12 January 2020 13:04 (five months ago) link

A bottle of hair tonic.

henry s, Sunday, 12 January 2020 18:49 (five months ago) link

flypaper gets stuck to hands. one of the lesser scenes in kane.

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 12 January 2020 19:27 (five months ago) link

four months pass...

Shabby alcoholic (ex-)doctor who will remove stray bullets from hoodlums for the price of a bottle of bourbon.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 10:50 (one month ago) link

the other week i watched "the bride came c.o.d.", a 1941 comedy with james cagney and bette davis that felt like the ultimate "old movie" as defined by this thread. someone even gets to say "oh, a wise guy, eh?"

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 11:05 (one month ago) link

also includes an angry heiress, spinning newspaper headlines, and that one shot of police cars and motorcycles zooming out of the station, with the sirens blazing

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 11:07 (one month ago) link

Must watch this!

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 12:05 (one month ago) link

Bonus points for police motorcycles with sidecars

dominance and transmission (Matt #2), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 12:11 (one month ago) link

I caught an old film on daytime TV last week that actually featured a monocle popping out in shock, can't remember what it was though...

emil.y, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 12:46 (one month ago) link


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