Friday, August 6, 2010

Pocket notebook sighting:
The Little Giant

[Ruth Wayburn (Mary Astor), Bugs Ahearn (Edward G. Robinson), and a notebook.]

The Little Giant (dir. Roy Del Ruth, 1933) is a comedy about a Chicago gangster’s climb into California society circles. The best lines come as Ahearn and a Chicago crony contemplate an abstract painting:

“You ever seen anything like that before?”

“Not since I been off cocaine.”
Yep, pre-Code. The Little Giant also features a telephone exchange name.

Other notebook sightings
Angels with Dirty Faces : Cat People : Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne : Extras : Journal d’un curé de campagne : The House on 92nd Street : The Palm Beach Story : Pickpocket : Pickup on South Street : Red-Headed Woman : Rififi : The Sopranos : Spellbound

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