who is escaping?

zeph’s pop culture quiz #30
Who is escaping?
Who is escaping by that daring jump out of the window? And from where is he escaping?
    Just leave a comment with your educated guess—you can ask for additional hints, too. [Leaving a comment is easy; just click the ‘Leave a comment’ at the end of the post and fill in the form. If it’s the first time you post a comment, it will be held for moderation. But I am constantly checking, and once I’ve approved a comment, your next ones won’t be held, but published immediately by the system.]
    #29 what is switched? somehow went unnoticed, probably because I have posted it on last Tuesday instead of Monday—I apologize for this, but I am somewhat offline these days. Nevertheless, now you got two riddles to sink your teeth into.




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14 responses to “who is escaping?”

  1. Alhambra Avatar

    I guess from a doctor’s office (maybe an oculist) or a hospital. But who …?

  2. Alexander Rabitsch Avatar
    Alexander Rabitsch

    It´s Philipp Roessler … leaving his surgery and becoming member of the F.D.P. ;)

  3. zephyrin_xirdal Avatar

    Yes, Alhambra, it’s a doctor’s office, obviously, but that’s not of great importance. The doctor’s office was just an opportunity to escape. And here are the hints Bryan rightfully asked for: Outside are palm trees and presumably warm water he will dive into. Plus, the actor is one of the greatest stars the Hollywood of the time had.

    @Alexander Rabitsch: I love it that for once you don’t recognize the movie right away :)

  4. Alhambra Avatar

    *sigh* more pics, please!

  5. Bryan Alexander Avatar

    Grrrr, no luck. You are a cruel quizzer.

  6. zephyrin_xirdal Avatar

    I’m sorry, but I am away at a conference in Cologne, the ‘Clash of Realities’ … from here I don’t have access to my screencap database. I’ll update the post with another screencap as soon as I get back, which won’t be before Saturday noon :-/

    Anyway, here is another hint: Warm water and palm trees outside—think about a location with that paradise ambience everybody nevertheless wants to escape from.

  7. Alhambra Avatar

    Boris Karloff in “Devil’s Island”? Just a shot in the dark … ;o)

  8. zephyrin_xirdal Avatar

    That was a very well aimed shot in the dark, Alhambra, a near miss, very near. By jumping out of that window the protagonist in the screencap indeed begins his escape from Devil’s Island, but it isn’t Boris Karloff, and it’s another movie.
        Sorry that I am replying so late and haven’t uploaded any new pictures yet, but I still have problems getting online reliably.

  9. Alhambra Avatar

    ‘morning! “Condemned” maybe …?

    1. zephyrin_xirdal Avatar

      No, sorry, it’s not Ronald Colman in ‘Condemned’ (Ruggles 1929) escaping, but a way more prominent moviestar whose name until today rings a bell.

  10. Alhambra Avatar

    Well, I found two more movies about this island, but I thought it was none of them. One is “We’re no angels” with Mr Bogart (but obviously it’s not black and white, and it’s a comedy), the other is called “Dreyfus”, but I read that the movie was made in the studio and not on Devil’s Island. Got no more ideas …

  11. Alhambra Avatar

    Strange Cargo …?

    1. zephyrin_xirdal Avatar

      Congratulations Alhambra, ‘Strange Cargo’ (Borzage 1940) it is. Hence it’s Clark Gable jumping out of the window. I’ll update the post as soon as I’ve got reliable Net connection.

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