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Unread 10-29-2020, 10:34 AM
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Every cent, when the cook’s a big winner,
gets consumed in one wonderful dinner.
     Thank the Lord that one guest
     will admit he’s impressed,
but he, too, is a foreigner sinner.

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RogerBob - Thelma? Louise?

Julie - Babette...?
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It's the same film, Ann. Perhaps I'm being a bit obscure. The serenade was sung under a hotel window, and memorised by an old lady. The passengers are on a train that has been side-tracked for nefarious purposes. The title of the film makes reference to a well-known conjuror's trick.
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Aha! The Lady Vanishes!

(Sorry, Brian; that must have been like pulling teeth.)
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Ome of my favorite Hitchcock films. I thought the officer boasting 'I was at Oxford' followed by Michael Redgrave bashing him over the head with a chair, and saying 'I was at Cambridge', would be a giveaway, but I underestimated the tenacity of your teeth.

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Could be because I've never actually seen the film. I have David Thomson's "Have You Seen" at my elbow.
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Oh! You should watch it immediately, Ann. It's a delightful film, one of the select few that I can watch over and over again.

The Guardian called the film "one of the greatest train movies from the genre's golden era", and a contender for the "title of best comedy thriller ever made".
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Roger. Wilco.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6gpvp1
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Oh, Brian, BRIAN - thank you!

Within the first few minutes I laughed aloud (the half-heard cod-German!) and that's something that doesn't often happen when one is completely alone. The script is a pure gem and the confident pace that has no truck with "set pieces" held me in my typing chair till my bum froze.

Even though I knew (from previous posts) the end of the affair and the musical McGuffin, I cared what, and how it, happened. I was happy to let Hitch "startle the suckers" and went along - happily.

Happy is the word. A state of mind not easily achieved in these sick and sorry times. So - thank you.
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I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Ann. In fact, after writing the limericks and helping you to identify it, I suggested to Francoise that perhaps it was time to watch it again ourselves this weekend. She did not demur.
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