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« Reply #135 on: January 23, 2008, 11:35:09 AM »

If you snag a right answer, but have no trivia question in mind, the tradition is to say the floor is open.

Al Magaroolian?  I think he was the nearsighted drug runner in The Armenian Connection.

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« Reply #136 on: January 23, 2008, 11:43:22 PM »

Nope, barton, but nice try, I guess.  Hint: Magaroolian wasn't a character in the movie but figured large in the mind of one of its characters, a one-legged former dancer.
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« Reply #137 on: January 24, 2008, 07:44:58 AM »

It sounds like The Saddest Music in the World and Lady Port Huntley as written by Ishiguro
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« Reply #138 on: January 24, 2008, 09:16:32 PM »

Nope.  'nother hint: movie was a Hitchcock.
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« Reply #139 on: January 24, 2008, 11:30:19 PM »

Not a clue.
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« Reply #140 on: January 25, 2008, 02:22:18 PM »

The character that was very worried about Al was played by William Bendix.
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« Reply #141 on: January 25, 2008, 02:33:15 PM »

This is vaguely familiar -- wasn't there a one-legged guy in "Lifeboat" ?  It's been eons since I've seen the film, so I can't quite recall what the deal was with "Al Magaroolian" so I guess I've only partially got this one.  I'm off for the day, so if anyone else can finish the answer, the floor is theirs.

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« Reply #142 on: January 25, 2008, 03:02:47 PM »

Bingo #2 for you, barton! Lifeboat it is, in which William Bendix's character, who used to take his lady back home dancing before the war, can no longer dance because of losing leg (amputated aboard the lifeboat) and worries constantly that he has lost or will lose his lady to good dancer Al Magaroolian (the only name I retain from the entire movie, perhaps because it's repeated so many times therein).

Will try not to make future entries quite so...well, trivial.

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« Reply #143 on: January 28, 2008, 11:29:05 AM »

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Will try not to make future entries quite so...well, trivial.


On the contrary, I liked your question.
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« Reply #144 on: January 28, 2008, 09:34:52 PM »

Aw shucks, harrie, thanks.  How 'bout you pose one?

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« Reply #145 on: January 30, 2008, 02:50:42 PM »

Who was Julie Christie's husband?
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« Reply #146 on: January 30, 2008, 11:38:25 PM »

In what movie? 

Another name: Who was Ludy Maxwell Freeman?  Or in what play-to-movie and/or by what character/player was he described thus: "Ludy Maxwell Freeman was the only man I really loved.  All the rest was just trash."
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« Reply #147 on: January 31, 2008, 09:46:09 AM »

madupont, if you mean in real life, you posted the answer in Celebreality. I'm confused. 

As for the quote, for some reason I hear Bette Davis spitting out the "the rest was just trash" line, but I'm probably projecting.
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« Reply #148 on: January 31, 2008, 11:36:23 AM »

Caught me, harrie.   I thought it might be a good idea to experiment and find out whether or not or how much people read other forums in what used to be called "fora" at nytimes.com and which I thought was a horribly  condescending pretentious  attempt at intellectualism without the meat.
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« Reply #149 on: January 31, 2008, 12:02:12 PM »

Nytemp -- I'm letting your question perk for a while.
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