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I've always wondered this and was reminded of it while watching Murder My Sweet tonight - does anybody know why he's driving on the opposite side of the car here?

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That can't be it though, as you see the car throughout the scene...

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Then they simply screwed up executing that particular film sequence by using the wrong car setup.

Edit: Looking at that scene again on the Blu-ray, the car appears to be a foreign automobile perhaps English so that explains it. It’s not a mistake as I thought.
 
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I don't agree with Eddie on this not being a film noir, but I can see why he would say so and that others would agree with him. Also, how did he forget to mention Burt Lancaster?

 

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I don't agree with Eddie on this not being a film noir, but I can see why he would say so and that others would agree with him. Also, how did he forget to mention Burt Lancaster?
It's strange to hear Eddie say that when he featured it in his book on noir "Dark City" and showed it at his "Noir City" festival in 2016...
 

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On the TCM app I watched "The Talk of the Town" (1942) starring Gary Grant, Jean Arthur and Ronald Coleman. It's been a good while since I last watched this highly thought of film directed by George Stevens. Every time I see a Jean Arthur movie, I wish she didn't retired from movie acting after "Shane". I know she had an issue of stage fright throughout her acting career and probably didn't want to play "old lady" roles. Such a delightful actress! Did anybody have a smoother speaking voice than Ronald Colman? Cary Grant was Cary Grant in this movie. I never considered "The Talk of the Town" among my favorite comedies because I thought the romantic angle was kind of disjointed to me. I know they played around with the ending and had test audiences decide which of the male leads, Arthur's character ends up with. Anyway, I always liked the film a lot, but the subject matter of the film never jived with me as the theme behind this comedy. Yet, I absolutely love "His Girl Friday" and that film's subject matter isn't any bed of roses for a comedy either. Go figure!:)
For anybody interested, Vudu has "The Talk of the Town" HD Digital for $4.99 and it's a MoviesAnywhere title so now I have it in HD on Vudu and iTunes. I've been waiting forever for that price drop which probably means it's going to be released on Blu-ray in the near future.:)
 

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iTunes is having a "mother lode" of a sale. Musicals, comedies, dramas, action and western films. My iTunes gift cards will be in action today and perhaps tomorrow.:)
 

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TCM's Noir Alley 2020 schedule:

03-07-20: Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
03-14-20: I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

03-21-20: Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
03-28-20: Crime Wave (1954)
04-04-20: Address Unknown (1944)
04-11-20: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
04-18-20: Witness to Murder (1954)
04-25-20: Wicked Woman (1954)
05-02-20: Fallen Angel (1945)
05-09-20: Mildred Pierce (1945)
05-16-20: The Crimson Kimono (1959)
05-23-20: Cornered (1945)
05-30-20: A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
06-06-20: The Underworld Story (1950)
06-13-20: Murder by Contract (1958)
06-20-20: Underworld U.S.A. (1961)
06-27-20: The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
07-04-20: The Sign of the Ram (1948)
07-11-20: Bodyguard (1948)
07-18-20: Three Strangers (1946)
07-25-20: The Breaking Point (1950)


 

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Then they simply screwed up executing that particular film sequence by using the wrong car setup.

Edit: Looking at that scene again on the Blu-ray, the car appears to be a foreign automobile perhaps English so that explains it. It’s not a mistake as I thought.
It might be an English car, but he’d be in the other lane if he was obeying the rules of English roads :)
 
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