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#1 The1930sRust

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 06:25 PM

I'm sure many of you have seen this classic b/w flick, but if not, check it out! Only a token mention of the Tommy, described by the semi-newsreel voice as a "wasp", with some footage. Still, a good plot about bootlegging in 1920's New York. Looks like it doesn't show again until October 23! Hope some of you caught it...

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#2 Walter63a

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 06:31 PM

Chris, I missed it. sad.gif I probably spend too much time during the summer months watching Mail Call and other History Channel gems. cool.gif I've got to pick up more classic DVD's one of these days. Regards, Walter
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#3 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 09:05 PM

A poignant part of the movie is when Cagney and Bogie are in a trench in WW I France and Bogie uses a scoped German Mauser to ensure that a "Hienni" does not see his next birthday. After the shot, Bogie exclaims, "Hey, this thing is pretty nice. I think I'm gonna take this home with me." Right after he says this, the Doughboys get news of the Armistice signing.
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 09:47 PM

Didn"t Bogie have a 28' with finned barrel, vertical forgrip and L drum
in the early WWII movie "Sahara" ? Lot's of Water cooled Brownings too.
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#5 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 10:34 PM

That was probably a Colt 28 Navy in the 1943 Sahara thirst quencher. Columbia Pictures already had several Colt's adapted for blank firing in their prop department from the 1930's films. The 1940 Savage models were ear marked for Europe and the Pacific at that time.
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 11:38 PM

laugh.gif Two of the best flicks I've seen with the WW2 Thompson are: Guadacanal Diary (1943) & Objective Burma (1945). They are both on DVD & you can get them at Media Play. It look like to me they were 1928 Tommys being used. biggrin.gif
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Posted 26 July 2003 - 12:09 AM

In "Guadalcanal Diary," TCF had U.S. War Department assistance in making the production, hence the availability of numerous Savage TSMG's needed for the scenes with multitudes of Marines and G.I.'s carrying the weapon. "Objective Burma" was not released in Great Britian until 1952 because it failed to depict British contribution in the CBI theather. The film also included a prologue offering apologies for the abscence of Tommy's (as in Commonwealth soldiers). At the end of "Desperate Journey" with Ronald Reagan, Errol Flynn's last dialogue is, "And now for a crack at those Japs!" His next film was "Objective Burma."
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