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His Excellency: When did it happen, Mr. Van Cleve?
Henry Van Cleve: Tuesday. To be exact, I died at 9:36 in the evening.
His Excellency: I trust you didn't suffer much.
Henry Van Cleve: Oh, no, no, not in the least. I had finished my dinner... His Excellency: A good one, I hope.
Henry Van Cleve: Oh, excellent, excellent. I ate everything the doctor forbade, and then... well, to make a long story short, shall we say, I fell asleep without realizing it. And when I awakened, there were all my relatives speaking in low tones and saying nothing but the kindest things about me. Then I knew I was dead.
His Excellency: I presume your funeral was satisfactory.
Henry Van Cleve: Well, there was a lot of crying, so I believe everybody had a good time.
#funerals #goodtimes #heavencanwait #lubitsch #donameche #lairdcregar #quotes #favouritemovies #favouritescenes #filmmiei

Last film in my #JohnBrahm boxset. Hanover Square (1945) was the final film of that incredible gargantuan and mega talented actor #LairdCregar before his tragic early death at 31 years old. Cregar plays a troubled composer prone to lengthy blackouts where he kills people. After the murder of an antique dealer he visits a music hall where he becomes obsessed with gaudy singer #LindaDarnell. He loves her but all she wants is for him to write songs for her. Bitter jealousies and cruelty trigger another murderous blackout. Terrific performance from Cregar and excellent attention to detail in a Victorian setting. Highly recommend #GeorgeSanders #HanoverSquare #FayeMarlowe #GlennLangan #AlanNapier #MichaelDyne #JimmyAubrey #TedBillings #AnnCodee #CharlesColeman #JamesConaty #FrancisFord #FranklynFarnum #CharlesIrwin #LeylandHodgson #JFarrellMacDonald #WilburMack #ConstatineRomanoff #EricWilton #FrederickWorlock #JackTornek #SteveCarruthers #WilsonBenge #

#TalDíaComoHoy #7Feb en 1945 se estrenó el film “Hangover Square”, dirigido por John Brahm; y protagonizado por Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Glenn Langan.
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quick watercolor scene from I Wake Up Screaming
#noircity #victormature #lairdcregar #watercolor #Filmnoir #iwakeupscreaming

Dodgy dealings with corrupt nightclub owner #LairdCregar grovelling to his evil boss #TullyMarshall in This Gun For Hire (1942). Excellent crime drama starring #AlanLadd as an assassin who, after a job, gets paid by Cregar with marked ten dollar notes. Now on the run from the Police and out for revenge, he gets caught up with performer #VeronicaLake who just so happens to be the new act in Cregar’s club, as well as being the girlfriend of lieutenant #RobertPreston who’s investigating Ladd #ThisGunForHire #MarcLawrence #OlinHowland #RogerImhof #PamelaBlake #VictorKilian #FrankFerguson #HarryShannon #CharlesCWilson #CharlesArnt #ChesterClute #PatriciaFarr #ClemBevans #DonBarclay #YvonneDeCarlo #JackCheatham #ChuckHamilton #CharlesIrwin #PatOMalley #CharlesRMoore #SarahPadden #CyrilRing #JulianRivero #EmmettVogan #RichardWebb

Holy Matrimony (1943). Successful painter #MontyWooley living abroad reluctantly returns home after 25 years to receive his knighthood. Within hours of arriving in London, his faithful man servant #EricBlore dies of pneumonia, with Dr #MelvilleCooper mistaking the identity of Blore’s with that of famous Woolley’s. In a moment of madness, seeking to avoid his knighthood, he goes along with Cooper’s error. He soon realises what he’s done, when Blore is given a huge state funeral and burial at Westminster Abbey. After gate crashing his own funeral, #GracieFields appears and rescues Woolley from arrest. They soon marry, and several years go by, but shit starts to happen when Blore’s estranged wife #UnaOConnor turns up, and Woolley returns to painting again. The whole mess ends up in the courtroom, with wealthy art collector #EthelGriffies suing art dealer #LairdCregar who’s been profiteering from an artist believed to be dead. I think I’ve made this seem more complicated than it is, however this is a brilliantly clever comedy with a super cast. My only issue was with Fields who, for me, brings very little to the role #HolyMatrimony #FranklinPangborn #AlanMowbray #GeorgeZucco #FritzFeld #WhitBissell #LumsdenHare #OlafHytten #LeylandHodgson #BillyBevan #MontaguLove #MiltonParsons #IanWolfe #BessFlowers #EricWilton #DavidThursby #YorkeSherwood #CyrilRing #WilliamHOBrien #EdwinMaxwell #WilburMack #CyrilDelevanti #BrooksBenedict

Laird Cregar had a brief but real stardom in the early 40s under contract to 20the Century Fox, starring in films such as I WAKE UP SCREAMING (1941), THIS GUN FOR HIRE (1942), THE BLACK SWAN (1942) and HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1943). Weighing over 300lbs he became an unlikely star, but in an attempt to broaden his range and appeal he undertook a crash diet before appearing in THE LODGER (1944) opposite Merle Oberon, which became a big hit. However he sadly died in 1944 aged 31 of a heart attack as a direct result of the rapid weight loss. HANGOVER SQUARE (1945), which costarred the beautiful and talented Linda Darnell, was released posthumously. #lairdcregar #lindadarnell #hangoversquare #fox #glamour #classicfilm #classiccinema #star


'THIS GUN FOR HIRE' (1942). Directed by Frank Tuttle.
Cinematography by John Seiz.

Phillip Raven (Alan Ladd): "You like cats don't you?"
Ellen Graham (Veronica Lake): "Yeah. They're on they're own. They don't need anybody."
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#thisgunforhire #franktuttle #alanladd #veronicalake #robertpreston #lairdcregar #mystery #drama #filmnoir #crime #thriller #bnw #moviequotes #cinephile

Happy Birthday to film historian, film commentator, author and all around good human being, Mr. Gregory Mank. Pictured above is when I got the chance to catch up with Greg and his lovely wife Barbara at Monster Bash in Pittsburgh in June of 2014. If you love old horror movies, buy his books!

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