Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First and Last, Roll the Dice

the first and last images from motion picture (opening and closing credits excluded)

Need another clue? Highlight for the first and last line of dialogue.
first ~ "To me a dollar was a dollar in any language."
last ~ "Johnny, let's go. Let's go home."
Can you guess the movie?

Highlight for the answer if you're stumped: GILDA (1946)
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GJB said...


Rita Hayworth = Awesome.

Manhattan Mermaid said...

"Gilda" :D Yes, Rita Hayworth is so very awesome.

Ben said...

God, I know it's not, but it sure looks like it could be Mildred Pierce.

jazz said...


Oh i remember this from studying Film studies


manhattan mermaid -- isn't she just? This is one of the sexiest performances in cinema history. which is saying a lot!

y'all got it.

Ben -- you're right that it's not BUT Mildred Pierce is always fun to think about so well done. You've got me thinking about it.

Jeff D. said...

Damn, I knew this one. It's 8:14am (Pacific time) here and it looks like I'm going to have to start getting up earlier if I'm going to win--or maybe I can get the West Coast winner.

ferdi said...

Great classic melo'-noir with outstanding homosexual subtext. Fantastic cinematography and a classic, mesmerizing star turn from the wonderful Rita Hayworth, one of the sexiest and saddest movie screen icon along with Monroe and Pfeiffer.

Rose said...

Oh, Rita Hayworth. Wasn't she divine? Of all the Classic Hollywood Glamour Girls, she is definitely my favorite.

I don't understand why there are all kinds of posters and prints and various paraphernalia for the same Icons over and over again -Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly- but never can I find any with the equally famous icons of the same era, like Rita Hayworth or Ava Gardner. They need to spread the love around.

Volvagia said...

It's because they have more of that intangible thing called "staying power" that requires 1. Beauty, 2. A notable public life and 3. More than 1 Highly Acclaimed Lead Role. (3 is usually the point at which a performer gets thrust into "immortal" status.)

Hepburn: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday, Funny Face (The Best I've seen yet of her. The dance sequence is, especially for the time, primal and erotic. I still felt ashamed at myself for feeling that way (asexual, not bible thumping Christian).)
Grace Kelly: High Noon, Rear Window, Dial M for Murder.
Marilyn Monroe: Some Like it Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Misfits.

ShoNuff Lives said...

put the blame on mame, boys...put the blame on mame

and that weird love triangle says so much more than you would expect

Seisgrados said...

I don't know if you guys know this, but Gilda was banned in Spain for a few years, and when it got released, (neddless to say it was a big success) fascists thought it was obscene and against morality and there were people so offended by it that went to the theater and throw ink to the screen to block the picture. My father went to see a show and someone throwed a stink bomb in the theater. Everybody went out suffocating.
And also there was this funny rumor that said that Rita Hayworth got naked at the end of her "Mame" striptease number and that Franco kept that footage to himself.