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Old 12-11-2010, 03:22 PM   #81
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Phil Silvers drove '42 convertable into the river.
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That was in "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad World".
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:30 PM   #82
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Phil Silvers drove '42 convertable into the river.
Thanks.
We tackled this one early on and covered the Phil Silvers' V-8 convertible on page one of this thread.
Looks like a 1947 or 1948, rather than a 1942.

See the film clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZyPky9ShNI


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Old 12-11-2010, 05:26 PM   #83
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There's a really cool Av8 roadster in the 1958 film "Touch of Evil".
Thanks for the tip. I always liked this film.
Touch of Evil (1958) has a brilliantly filmed continuous long shot (tracking shot) at the beginning.

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Old 12-11-2010, 06:35 PM   #84
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The W.C. Fields car....its story is well told in Ford Life magazine. The exceptional rag which you would love, Tony, if you have never seen one. It is very historical and centered around the Ford Motor Company in general, mostly prewar2.
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Perry Smith,

Thanks for the info.

I have seen them.

I have something similar I think: Ford News, August 1941 (Vol XXI, No. 8). Artilces about FoMoCo and people using Ford automobiles. "Me and My Ford in Mexico," "Two Weeks in Indian Country," "Adventuring with Ford Cars" and "Wings for Defense" are a few titles of the articles in this Ford Mag. What date is the Ford Life with the Fields' car?

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A few shots of this car can be seen in the Jimmy Stewart Classic,
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939).

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Old 12-11-2010, 10:55 PM   #86
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The W.C. Fields car....its story is well told in Ford Life magazine. The exceptional rag which you would love, Tony, if you have never seen one. It is very historical and centered around the Ford Motor Company in general, mostly prewar2.
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Which issue ?
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:53 AM   #87
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We just watched "Public Enemy Number 1"Dillinger" starring Johnny Depp.
Tons of cars from 20's, 30's. Lots of FORDS!
He buys get away cars from a guy, who sells Suped up
Fords with the new V8 engine. Cool flick.

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Old 12-12-2010, 10:16 AM   #88
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We just watched "Dillinger" starring Johnny Depp.
Tons of cars from 20's, 30's. Lots of FORDS!
He buys get away cars from a guy, who sells Suped up
Fords with the new V8 engine. Cool flick.

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I was wondering how long it was going to take before someone mentioned this movie.
I am ready with the Fords.

Bob,

The title of this movie is Public Enemies (2009).

1933 Ford 5W Coupe
1934 Ford Fordor Deluxe
1934 Ford Fordor Standard
1934 Ford 5W Coupe
1933-1934 Ford Fordor Standard
1934 Ford Deluxe (sedan)
1934 Ford Fordor Deluxe
1933-1934 Ford (model unknown)

There may be more V-8 Fords than this. There is the Deluxe Fordor at the Airport and there is the Standard Fordor that Dillinger drives out of Crown Point for sure. Appears another 1934 deluxe used as well. The Coupes are in the background on the street scenes in Tucson and Chicago and another Coupe at the airport (might be the same 33 Coupe used in the Tucson street scene). 1930s eye candy.

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Old 12-12-2010, 12:22 PM   #89
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I thumbed through my "Ford Life" collection last night and this is what I found-

Vol.1 No.5 '23-'25? Touring in "The Crazy World of Laurel & Hardy". This car is very effectively reduced (squished between two trolley cars) by the prop dept. to about a 36" wheelbase, with L&H and a young lady still sitting in it.
V1 N6 '29 Phaeton with W.C.Fields in "It's a Gift".
V1 N7 '46 Convertible in "Fugitive From Terror", starring Ida Lupino.
V3 N3 '40 Deluxe Stn. Wgn. in "Under Fiesta Stars", noted as a "B" movie.
V3 N3 '33 Std. Phaeton in Columbia All Star Comedy No. 457, and Stooges Comedy
No. 4030. This must be the W.C.Fields referenced car.
V3 N6 '39 Std. Stn. Wgn. in "Dangers of the Canadian Mounted", noted as "obscure".
V4 N3 '23-'25? Touring with Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton in "Blondie's Holiday".

I found other mentions of Fords used in films but no actual title given and also, there are quite a number of photos on studio lots and other locations with actors of the period.
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From Here to Eternity(Pearl Harbor Movie) A 1941 Mercury Convertible among others.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:42 PM   #91
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Jeff/Illinois ........................
I'll try to find a copy of "BLOCKHEADS". I know that the car in my still is a '35 Cabriolet, as I own one. Perhaps, they made this still at a different time and place and could not find a '36 roadster.
I'll post a picture, later, as my still is not here. I have a bunch of them with "T" Models. I'll post them too, over in the "T" section.
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Mike , I bought 53 laurel and hardy movies from 1932-1940 and will give a heads up on V-8 cars in them .Blockheads is amomg them . Maybe I'll find the one with the 35 cab . I am leaving to go to Ca to pick my 33 5w up and also to CO and AZ to pick up my christmas presents I bought for myself and will review the films when I get back . I'll give a shout next time I get to daytona . Probably jan or feb . Wanna drool on ol blue
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:28 PM   #92
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Mike , I bought 53 laurel and hardy movies from 1932-1940 and will give a heads up on V-8 cars in them .Blockheads is amomg them . Maybe I'll find the one with the 35 cab . I am leaving to go to Ca to pick my 33 5w up and also to CO and AZ to pick up my christmas presents I bought for myself and will review the films when I get back . I'll give a shout next time I get to daytona . Probably jan or feb . Wanna drool on ol blue
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The Giant Gila Monster had a few.


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I too have always loved watching American movies with Old Fords in them. Anyone remember that beauitiful apple green 34 Ford 5 Window Coupe that the equally beautiful "Angie Dickenson" drove in the TV movie about "Pearl Harbour" I was building my 34 Ford Coupe & seeing this coupe spared me on to get mine finished.............

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:11 PM   #95
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Check out the '32 Roadster that gets wrecked in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington".
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1936 Ford Fordor Police Car


The police show up in their 1936 Ford Fordor Police Car to chase down Alan Ladd in the film noir classic This Gun For Hire (1942).

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"the rocketeer" has an opening sequence that features a couple 30`s fords in a "bad guys and cops" car chase.
Lots of V-8 Ford action in The Rocketeer (1991).

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The shoebox convert in "the day the earth stood still"..who here remembers a subway commercial with the black shoebox being chased by the cops? It was on t.v about two years ago
Hombre,

Don't know the commercial, but here is the listing for The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) :

1951 Ford Convertible
1951 Ford Sedan
1951 Ford Convertible
1951 Ford Police Car
1951 Custom Country Squire
1948 F-1 Panel Truck

I had help with this one.

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Old 12-18-2010, 01:57 PM   #99
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Check out the '32 Roadster that gets wrecked in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington".





Bruce,

We covered this one already, see post # 87.

I don't think they wreck the car though. I think it appears that the car is wrecked because of the way they filmed it, edited it and the perspective from which it is viewed. My opinion.


There are some really good shots of this car-- a great rear quartering shot and a good straight on from the front shot. Also a long shot from the side.

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Old 12-24-2010, 08:31 AM   #100
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1941 Ford Fordor Police Car
1937 Ford Fordor Touring


The cops in Bedford Falls use a 1941 Ford Fordor Police Car in
It's a Wonderful Life (1946).







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