Author Topic: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting  (Read 35752 times)

Pappy

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #195 on: December 22, 2014, 05:25:13 AM »
Never saw Man of Steel but I've seen It's a Wonderful Life plenty of times.  How did I miss that?  Good eyes, guys. *^!
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #196 on: December 29, 2014, 11:27:23 PM »
I'm not sure, but think that's a 1F312. The film is "Thicker Than Water" (1935). It's a Laurel & Hardy short subject comedy also starring Daphne Pollard and James Finlayson.  I'm guessing the clock was painted white to accommodate the scene which portrays a hospital.
In the scene, Stanley is visiting Ollie in the hospital after he was injured by his wife clunking him over the head with a frying pan. She was angry with Ollie after he drained their joint savings account, and paid $290.00 for a Grandfather clock he won at an auction.
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #197 on: December 31, 2014, 10:27:27 PM »
I'm watching The More the Merrier tonight for about the 20th time - one of my all-time favourite films, and Jean Arthur is one of my favourite actresses.  I'd never noticed the alarm clock before tonight and immediately paused the DVD, grabbed my macbook and went through the 7-series in the war years til I found it.  I could've saved myself the time and effort by searching the forum for the info  :)

The More the Merrier is on youtube if anyone is interested in seeing it.  You can see the clock here at 3:03 and 3:31:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5pCTrzEsfg&index=3&list=PL32659A1B23567774

Attached are screen shots from the great four star comedy The More The Merrier.  Jean Arthur's alarm clock is a 7H117 Reporter, in ivory.

In the scenes where the clock is shown the second hand is moving!  ;D

Enjoy!  Watch the movie sometime.  It boasts the great Jean Arthur, the always solid Joel McCrea, and the delightful Charles Coburn (who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role).

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #198 on: January 01, 2015, 03:13:44 AM »
Funny.  The crystals are gone from both clocks in the second shot.  They must have wanted the sweep hands just so.  The second hand hits the minute hand on the other clock so they must have been losing their patience after take 99.
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #199 on: January 01, 2015, 09:51:14 AM »
Well spotted!  I never noticed that!  Yes, the sweep hand had to be just so, as earlier in the film Arthur's character was going through the morning schedule with Coburn's character, timed right down to the minute, so they'd be up at 7 and out the door by 7:30.  For instance, as she tells him, her alarm goes off at 7, then at 7:01 she enters the bathroom while he goes to get the milk, then by 7:05 he's started the coffee, then 1 minute later she leaves the bathroom and a minute after that he enters the bathroom, etc.  Of course, the next morning he makes a complete hash of the schedule and drives her crazy  D%D

Funny.  The crystals are gone from both clocks in the second shot.  They must have wanted the sweep hands just so.  The second hand hits the minute hand on the other clock so they must have been losing their patience after take 99.
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #200 on: January 01, 2015, 02:18:48 PM »
I was confused for a second when I realized the first post in this thread mentions this same movie. Over 6 years old this thread is!

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #201 on: January 01, 2015, 03:01:43 PM »
One of the more livelier threads... (I am always carefully examining older movies/clips in search... it's fun.)

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #202 on: January 01, 2015, 06:42:08 PM »
It is fun  :)  I usually check out the old telephones, furniture and lamps, but now I'm also on the look-out for clocks.

One of the more livelier threads... (I am always carefully examining older movies/clips in search... it's fun.)
?The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.? ~ William Blake

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #203 on: January 02, 2015, 04:32:56 AM »
More.  Coburn winds his clock before bed but in the closeups it has what is clearly a smooth, electric movement.   |=0
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #204 on: January 05, 2015, 11:36:53 PM »
The film is "Bullets or Ballots" (1936). Starring  Edward G Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane and Humphrey Bogart.  That's Humphrey Bogart holding the 3F51 "Duke". The 3rd photo is Joan Blondell with the 3F51 on the table shortly after Bogart put it down.
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #205 on: October 07, 2015, 11:38:14 PM »
This film is "Love Crazy" (1941), a screwball comedy starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. I'm surprised that they left the Telechron logo visible on the clock; a 5H59 - Satellite.
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #206 on: October 08, 2015, 01:26:52 PM »
Usually it is product placement when the brand is readily visible.  MGM also placed Automatic electric phones, Chryslers and Servel refrigerators.

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #207 on: March 16, 2017, 12:28:58 PM »
Legal Eagles, Debra Winger's bedside clock-an Electrolarm, Walnut, gold trim, gold starburst face.  There's a full screen close-up of the face.  ( Robert Redford has a Big Ben wind-up alarm clock.)

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #208 on: May 05, 2017, 12:33:10 AM »
Just finished watching "The Next Voice You Hear...", a movie from 1950 with Nancy Davis and James Whitmore. Nancy's character is pregnant throughout the movie and the ending takes place in the maternity ward at the hospital when she has the baby. Hanging above the sofa in the waiting room is a 2H17 Minitmaster. After that is a distance shot at the nurses station as the movie ends and on the wall is what looks like a 2H11 Cafe.   
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #209 on: July 06, 2017, 09:32:24 PM »
"Well aren't you just a fun-filled little lollipop triple-dipped in psycho."

 

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