Classic movie references in classic movies part 2

Part 2 is here! 😀
Let’s crack on!

Ralph Bellamy – In His Girl Friday (1940), Walter (Cary Grant) says Bruce (Bellamy) ‘looks like that fella in the movies, you know, Ralph Bellamy’.

Grand Hotel (1932) – In The Apartment (1960), when Baxter comes home, he sits down to watch Grand Hotel. After endless commercials, he gives up and turns off the TV.

Goodbye Mr Chips (1939) – In On the Town (1949), Lucy (Alice Pearce) says ‘Goodbye Mr Chip’ to Chip (Frank Sinatra).

Boris Karloff – In Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Raymond Massey plays Jonathan Brewster, the character originally played Boris Karloff on stage. Because the play ran for so long, Karloff was still doing it while filming began so they cast Raymond Massey instead. As a j0ke, Jonathan Brewster is described as looking like Boris Karloff.

Casablanca (1942) – There are countless Casablanca references in pop culture, but I think my favorite is the one in The Two Mrs Carrolls (1947). I’m not even going to say what it is, in case you haven’t seen it, because I don’t want to spoil it. Let’s just say, my friend Denise and I were watching this together and we both started laughing our eyebrows off.

That’ll be all from me! Happy Sunday, everyone!

6 thoughts on “Classic movie references in classic movies part 2

  1. annsblyth

    I love these references! Similarly to The Apartment, in The Tender Trap Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds’ characters turn on the TV to watch Easy to Love to avoid having to talk about love. ☺ So cute!

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  2. caracoleta07

    I can’t handle how perfect that line from The Two Mrs Carrolls was ^_^

    The reference from His Girl Friday is great because any newbie can get it, if they payed attention during the opening credits

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