Friday, June 14, 2019

“Know the Answers”

“What kind of pencil am I using?”

“Hold on — it says right here on the supply form.”

“Yeah, here it is. ‘Mongol.’ Funny name for a pencil, eh?”

In Somewhere in the Night (dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1946), Richard Benedict as “Marine Desk Sergeant” shares the screen with a Mongol. But he shouldn’t need to look at a supply form: the ferrule is the giveaway, if not the name Mongol, printed on the pencil.

The Mongol is my favorite pencil, and I’m always on the lookout.

Related reading
All OCA Mongol posts (Pinboard)

[Click any image for a larger view. And if it doesn’t go without saying, the dialogue in this post is strictly imaginary. You can find this film at YouTube.]

comments: 2

zzi said...

I think the neighbors had Mongol pencils. We seemed to have everything else. That looks like a good film or I haven't seen in 20 years. I guess that's the same thing. I'll check TCM. Thanks

Michael Leddy said...

It is good. Take a look at the end of the post — there’s a link for YouTube.