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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Thi Them, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. Thi Them

    Thi Them Producer

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    Question regarding the ending:

    In the last scene, James Cagney holds up a bottle and says something in German. Since I couldn't make out the wording on the bottle and didn't understand the German word, I didn't get the joke. What was the bottle and the English meaning of the word?

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  2. Thi Them

    Thi Them Producer

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    Anyone? George Kaplan and Robert Crawford, I think you guys have seen all of Billy Wilder's movies.

    Anyway, this was a hilarious, fast-paced comedy. I'd say it's Billy Wilder's funniest movie--and I wasn't able to catch all the jokes. James Cagney was excellent in his role with his rapid-fire delivery of the dialogue. Highly recommended!

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  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Thi,

    I can't be a complete help to you because I haven't seen this for a long time and don't own it. I don't know what the word was, but the bottle was a Pepsi bottle. That's the joke. He either said Pepsi, which you thought was a German word, or something like shiza (don't know how to spell it).
     
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    Thanks George. I was thinking it was a Pepsi
    bottle, but the joke didn't really work because I couldn't see the word due to my RPTV and poor VHS recording. Even when I paused the shot, I wasn't able to read it.

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    I still would like the translation of the German word. It sounded something like "shlavor."

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