Saturday, October 27, 2018


1.  What movie is the picture from?

2.  What movie is this quote from?

"We see our role as essentially defensive in nature. While our armies are advancing so fast and everyone's knocking themselves out to be heroes, we are holding ourselves in reserve in case the Krauts mount a counteroffensive which threatens Paris... or maybe even New York. Then we can move in and stop them. But for 1.6 million dollars, we could become heroes for three days."

3.  What movie is this?

   The film was a big hit and was nominated for two Academy Awards –  Best Supporting Actor and Ben Hecht for Best Original Screenplay.  Leopoldine Konstantin made her only appearance in an American movie as the creepy mother.  She was actually only four years older than her son in the movie.  Another problem that the magic of movies handled was the son being several inches shorter than his wife.  This was overcome with ramps and elevator shoes so well that in the movie the hero and the villain appear to be the same height.  The use of uranium for an atomic bomb as the MacGuffin the plot supposedly got the director tailed by the FBI for a while.  The movie has a famous two and a half minute kissing scene which circumvented the Production Code rule of maximum of three seconds of lip-locking by having the couple nuzzle between smooches.  This actually works on film.


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