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  • Alexander Rabitsch Wednesday, 18th April 2012 at 13:04

    Is it Bret Maverick?

    • zephyrin_xirdal Wednesday, 18th April 2012 at 17:07

      No, I am sorry, not at all. It’s a classic film noir in an urban setting.

  • klandestino Wednesday, 18th April 2012 at 22:57

    very nice one! Playing cards always remember me of The Joker ;) Transposed to b/w-films: The Man Who Laughs..Conrad Veidt?
    But: The plot takes place in 1690…I don’t know, if this playing card was used at that time…
    And why? don’t know, too. Meaning of the card. Struggle ? Something unexpected to come?

  • ryoku Thursday, 19th April 2012 at 04:18

    the movie is “this gun for hire” from 1942. the icon is veronica lake. as she is being kidnapped, she leaves a trail of playing cards with her initials on the backside for the police to follow.
    …definitely got to change my sleeping habits oO
    at least it’s time well spent :D

    • zephyrin_xirdal Thursday, 19th April 2012 at 06:27

      This completely flattens me, I have to confess. Absolutely correct, ryoku—congratulations! For the second time in a row you recognized a today lesser known noir classic in no time. And this time from a very unlikely screencap with very little information contained. How the hell do you do it?

  • ryoku Thursday, 19th April 2012 at 08:01

    very little skill involved on my part, i have to say. just a few lucky search hits did the trick.
    i guess the cards are too prominet a feature for them to go unmentioned on the countless movie-blogs out there :)
    Veronica Lake doing card manipulation

    btw zeph – your clock is one hour slow, or are you opposed to CEST? :p

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