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 Posted:   Aug 26, 2009 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   movieben1138   (Member)

I wanted to respond to this again to get it back fresh in your minds, you wonderful people at LaLaLand you. If you need donations for that vodka, let us know!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2009 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

since this has reminded me, there was tons of great lines in this, as well as great music - but one that made me roll up was the bit where the various sleuths have attempts made on their lives and assemble back downstairs.

David Niven and Maggie Smith (as Dick and Nora Charleston) come back downstairs and Niven is explaining some long winded part of the plot while Dora looks uncomfortable when one of the other sleuths says
(paraphrasing)
"But how did you get away from that poisonous snake?!"
and David Niven replies: "Er... we didn't, he bit Dora, and we've got 20 minutes to get to a hospital !"


(something like that)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2009 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   Carl Wonders   (Member)

since this has reminded me, there was tons of great lines in this, as well as great music - but one that made me roll up was the bit where the various sleuths have attempts made on their lives and assemble back downstairs.

David Niven and Maggie Smith (as Dick and Nora Charleston) come back downstairs and Niven is explaining some long winded part of the plot while Dora looks uncomfortable when one of the other sleuths says
(paraphrasing)
"But how did you get away from that poisonous snake?!"
and David Niven replies: "Er... we didn't, he bit Dora, and we've got 20 minutes to get to a hospital !"


(something like that)

Just being nitpicky, but I think it was a scorpion wink

Count me in as someone else who LOVES this movie and the score. And since everyone else is giving their favorite moments:

#1: Wang asking why Nora Charleston dyed her hair twice. "Mrs. Charleston's hair red. You have blond hairs on shoulder. This means she has dyed red hair blond, then back again to red, or else you have been... So sorry, Wang is wrong. "

#2: The entire scene between Sir Alec Guinness and Nancy Walker gets me every time.

#3: The whole idea of casting Truman Capote

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2009 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I think youre right Carl, it could well be a scorpion.

There are just bucketloads and loads of good one liners in this film.


but my other favourite - apart from the blind butler licking the stamps onto the desktop and missing the invites - but the bit where Dick and Dora Charleston arrive.


"Good Lord, a blind Butler!" says Dick
and the wife Dora remarks: "Just dont let him park the car, Dickie."

again might not be word for word.




 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2009 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Never mind. I was going to post my favorite lines, then saw that I already did months ago. Pfft.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2009 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

wondered when you'd show up, Allardyce!!!!!

and what's wrong with finding some more?? youre spoilt for choice here.

Perhaps thats a line for the "you know when youre on the FSM forum too much"...when you go to post you're favourite lines from Murder by Death and find you already beat yourself to it."

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2009 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

wondered when you'd show up, Allardyce!!!!!

and what's wrong with finding some more?? youre spoilt for choice here.

Perhaps thats a line for the "you know when youre on the FSM forum too much"...when you go to post you're favourite lines from Murder by Death and find you already beat yourself to it."


I can accept this challenge...ummm.....

So to refresh, my 2 favorite lines are:

"Where's my dickie?"
and
"Say your goddamn pronouns!"

New contributions:

Wang: It is late, and my eyes are getting tired.
Diamond: I thought they always looked like that.
Marbles: Knock it off, Sam!
Diamond: I apologize. This case is getting to me. I'm sorry, Slanty.

"I'm not a Frenchie! I'm a Belgie!"

"Murderpoo?"
"Yes dear, we're going to have a lovely murderpoo."

"Big house like man married to fat woman: hard to get around."

"I'm afraid he's a very angry cat, sir. Mr. Twain had him "fixed," and he didn't want to be."

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2009 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

if you nick them all from IMDB you leave none left for the rest of us !! ha ha.


"That's nice, dear, we're in Wang's wing."

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2009 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

talking of IMDB, they list a cut scene from the end of the film.
didnt know about this.


on the foggy road, near the movie's end; as the Wangs are departing from Twain Manor, they pass a vintage car heading up TO the Manor. The other car is driven by Holmes and Watson

Doctor Watson: ... I say, old boy! Could you possibly give us directions to - Hello, it's Mr. Sidney Wang!
Sherlock Holmes: [smoking his famous pipe] Greetings, Mr. Wang.
Sidney Wang: Ah, greetings to you as well! You have something to ask, I believe. Directions to where?
Doctor Watson: Ah, yes! We've been "cordially invited to dinner and a murder," by a Mr. Lionel Twain.
Willie Wang: "Lionel Twain???? Listen, you guys don't wanna...!
Sidney Wang: [cutting him off] Never mind him, please. Here - you go up this road, past bridge to "22 Twain." No can miss it.
Doctor Watson: Ever so much obliged. Good day, then!
[he and Holmes drive off]
Willie Wang: I don't get it, Pop! Why didn't you just tell them it was all a rip-off?
Sidney Wang: Ah, let idiots find out for themselves! Drive, please.


it says it is one of three scenes cut. Anyone any idea why they cut it? quite funny addition actually.

the trivia section also tells us this gem:
Peter Sellers reportedly played a number of practical jokes on cast and crew during filming, including once calling Neil Simon up whilst imitating co-star Alec Guinness and demanding a re-write of a key scene in the middle of the night. Neither Guinness nor Simon was amused!!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 8:39 PM   
 By:   daretodream   (Member)

Is there any chance to see this released in any form anytime soon?


 
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