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 (sixteen years ago) link

"say, what's the big idea?"

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

"oh, a wise guy, eh?"

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

The heroine wears an amazing satin dress.

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

"lets not have a row"

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

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

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

"Oh, can't you see?"


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

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

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

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

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

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

*spinning newspaper headline*

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

"Say, I didn't mean nothin'"

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

double-take

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

"Thanks, mister!"

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

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

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

slap!

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

lights cigarette - repeat x200

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

"Now you listen to me!"

"Why I oughta...!"

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

maid opens the door only to find angry heiress throwing lamps

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

"that's another fine mess..."

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

"you ain't just whistlin' dixie!"

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

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

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

hahahahahahahaha

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

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

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

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

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

"darling, make love to me"

"don't be ridiculous!"

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

"Well what on earth could be the matter?"

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

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

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

Movie, Man!

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

"Operator, get me ____"

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

"I'm worried about that boy."

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

"Calling all cars"

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

The entire script of this movie to thread

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

see also: It Happened One Night

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

comedy involving a big jar labeled LARD

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

a fistfight where everyone just slaps each other

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

Foreign professor in a bow tie

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

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

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

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

good one!

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

lol read that as Batman

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

Yeah everything is funnier in costume

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

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

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

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

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

Plucky kids put on a show.

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

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

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

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

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

those fuckin... the old phones

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

A bottle of hair tonic.

henry s, Sunday, 12 January 2020 18:49 (two years ago) link

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

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 12 January 2020 19:27 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

Must watch this!

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

Bonus points for police motorcycles with sidecars

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

two years pass...

Street urchin selling newspapers. Cop/PI/suspect takes one from him, starts reading it and is about to walk off with it when the seller tugs his sleeve for the dime he owes him.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 21:17 (one week ago) link

Fistfights generally pretty tame/dull in Golden Age movies.

― chap, Sunday, July 16, 2017 5:48 PM (four years ago)

The fight at the end in Uncle Silas stands out, seems brutal for the era

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 21:33 (one week ago) link

An expression of a hunger for hamburger sandwiches and French fried potatoes.

Antifa Sandwich Artist (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 22 June 2022 22:28 (one week ago) link

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

And one of them having at least one foot on the floor.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 23 June 2022 00:59 (one week ago) link

"Why, I oughta pound you!"

Aw, don't be a sap.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 23 June 2022 01:38 (one week ago) link

My recollection is that every film set in New York until the modern era starred people who looked like this and dressed in these clothes (from Wolfen), but it could be Six Days of the Condor, The French Connection, Ghostbusters, Kramer vs Kramer, literally every film shot in New York):
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_67/wolfen_blu-ray_/960__wolfen_06_blu-ray__blu-ray_.jpg

Everybody was older then. Was it cheaper to film in New York in the winter?

Do people still go to psychotherapists in films? As with the greatcoats, literally every Oscar-baity film shot in the last half of the 1970s was about a professional couple who were splitting up and they were both in therapy. Because it was the "me" decade, which has led to the hilarious spectacle of people who grew up in the "me" decade complaining on the internet that kids nowadays are self-centered.

Ashley Pomeroy, Thursday, 23 June 2022 20:22 (one week ago) link

Let's try that again:
https://i.imgur.com/glQ2loB.jpg

Ashley Pomeroy, Thursday, 23 June 2022 20:23 (one week ago) link

Cary Grant does some scary driving along an incredibly twisty road, complete with shots of water crashing against cliffs below.

Ride into the Sunship (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 23 June 2022 21:39 (one week ago) link


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