Month: August 2015

Peculiar opening credit text

Sometimes the opening credits of a film include a peculiar reference, that the film maker feels they must tell the audience.
Here is a collection of such occurrences.

THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932)
Directed by James Whale, whose film Frankenstein, a year earlier, had starred Boris Karloff.
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WHISKY GALORE (1949)  

Directed by Alexander Mackendrick.  An Ealing comedy based on a real life 1941 shipwreck.
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FARGO (1996)
Directed by the Coen Brothers.  The film is fictional, but apparently sourced from several events of murder cases.
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MYSTERY STREET (1950)
Directed by John Sturges.   See, it pays to go to College.
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HELLZAPOPPIN’ (1941)
Directed by H. C. Potter,  Edward F. Cline.   Setting the bar low I see.
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RAIN (1932)

Directed by Lewis Milestone.  For United Artists, by way of MGM, Miss Joan Crawford everybody.
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SON OF THE SHEIK (1926)
Directed by George Fitzmaurice. How very kind of Agnes Ayres.
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KISS ME DEADLY (1955)
Directed by Robert Aldrich.  Scrolling down.

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THE HALFWAY HOUSE (1944).
Directed by Basil Dearden. Rosay had been in films since 1911.

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CACHE (2005)
Directed by Michael Haneke.  Titles are typed out on screen from let to right, top to bottom.

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PASSPORT TO PIMLICO
In the opening credit, the film is dedicated to …. clothing coupons and ration cards

LA POISON (1951)
The director of the film, Sacha Guitry, introduces the cast and crew of the film BEFORE we have seen the film.
He thanks them for their performances/contribution to the film we are about to watch
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