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100 Mysteries #44: Slap-Happy Dan | The Bleat.

No picture to go with this one, because there’s just not much about the visuals that bear repeating. Unnerving little clip, though. Six more to the halfway mark! Go HERE.

 

26 Responses to 100 Mysteries #44: Slap-Happy Dan

  1. Ron Ramblin says:

    Well she looks pretty hot in the stills.

  2. Nancy says:

    I was always struck by how different she was. Not necessarily the best actress, but definitely striking and her voice was so husky. I think she was very effective and unique in a field of run-of-the-mill “dames”.

  3. Dave (in MA) says:

    Any noir thread that mentions “slap-happy” needs to have a link to Slapp Happy-Casablanca Moon, the lyrics of which are very noirish.

  4. Stewart says:

    Yes, she’s quite a looker.
    I see that IMDB has in the cast listing Denver Pyle as “Youth at Union Station”. That’s how awful time is….Looking at Pyle’s career in tv, I seem to remember him in shows that aired when I was 3 or 4 years old, and I don’t ever remember him seeming young in any of ‘em.

  5. Andrew says:

    I was completely fooled into thinking he wasn’t going to slap her…and then he slapped her.

  6. Dave M says:

    That wiki has a lot of good euphemisms for lesbians, like “understudy for Tallulah Bankhead”.

  7. Pyrosgal says:

    Anyone else notice that the picture says “Yank?” Was that because the photo was taken in Britain or, ahem, the verb that applies to the intention?

  8. Andrew says:

    @Pyrosgal

    “Yank” was a morale-boosting magazine published for the US Army during WWII. One of its most popular features was the pin-up centerfold…so the title refers both to the slang term for Americans and the slang term for…you know.

  9. MDG14450 says:

    Knew I’d seen this, but didn’t recognize the title, so IMDB’d it: aka Killer Bait. Nice little flick–extra points for the simple plot set-up. Written by Roy Huggins, who created Maverick and Rockford, which explains a lot.

  10. Jimchig says:

    I like her as well, but that first pic does nothing for her. Reminds me of Jane Hathaway on The Beverly Hillbillies.

  11. Zina says:

    I’m mid-vacation and not here to read, but came just to give you this link, which you’ve almost certainly already seen, but if you haven’t then absolutely should. (It’s from The Onion and concerns an important Disney archeological find.)

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news/legion_of_terra_cotta_mouseketeers?utm_source=a-section

  12. ArganikMark says:

    Dave (in MA) :Any noir thread that mentions “slap-happy” needs to have a link to Slapp Happy-Casablanca Moon, the lyrics of which are very noirish.

    Thanks Dave, hadn’t thought about Slapp Happy in years.

  13. JDB says:

    I’ve always liked Lizabeth Scott precisely because she did have that Is she/Isn’t she? thing going. Noir should always keep the audience guessing about the inner lives of the characters.

    You’re right about her marketability today…she’d be great.

  14. Mxymaster says:

    Hell of a thing to get a rep for — the Actor Who Slaps Dames. Wonder what he thought about it. It’d be like being the Actor Who Runs Over Squirrels. Oh, sure, maybe it’s fun, but you’d rather be remembered for your Lear.

  15. rivlax says:

    Don DeFore in a noir? I can’t imagine Hazel’s boss in a gritty crime film.

  16. GardenStater says:

    Is it just my imagination? I seem to recall Dan Duryea in an episode of F-Troop, and he was a song-and-dance man.

    Maybe I’m thinking of another Dan.

  17. Lohwoman says:

    Dan Dailey?

    The first time I watched this noir trying to put a name to the guy at the train station (Denver Pyle) drove me nuts. He wasn’t a “youth,” but rather a young man. Very entertaining movie. Lots of disintegration.

  18. GardenStater says:

    Dan Dailey. Thanks, Lohwoman. That’s the right Dan.

  19. Cuneo says:

    Two great stories about Tallulah Bankhead, probably apocryphal: One Christmas Eve, Miss Bankhead attended church for Midnight Mass nine sheets to the wind and sat near a giant crucifix. After staring at the visage of Christ in agony she said, “Oh smile dahling, it’s youh buthday.”
    A young actress, when tryng to rebuff the advances of Miss Bankhead, declared. “Miss Bankhead, let me be frank…” “Oh no,” interrupted Miss Bankhead, “let ME be Frank.”

  20. Patty D. says:

    I can see the resemblance to Bacall in the still, but in the movie, it’s like they were trying for Betty, missed, and ended up with Rosemary Clooney instead.

  21. Cory says:

    rlvlax:
    Don DeFore in a noir? I can’t imagine Hazel’s boss in a gritty crime film.

    au contraire- that is one of the interesting things about 1940′s tough-guy actors. Unlike many of their female counterparts, they had a second career as 1950′s-1960′s dads on sitcoms.
    Besides Hazel’s boss, think of these 1940′s tough guys:

    Hugh Beaumont – as someone said, don’t you think you were a little rough on the Beaver
    Robert Young – pre Welby Jim Anderson
    Brian Keith- what is a Buffy?
    Fred MacMurray- goes from from Barbara Stanwyck to Uncle Charlie

    Occasionally the 1940′s women would get a good role, The Big Valley or Lily Munster, but it was the guys who got the good parts

  22. Dave P. says:

    Jimchig :
    I like her as well, but that first pic does nothing for her. Reminds me of Jane Hathaway on The Beverly Hillbillies.

    Which goes along with the whole lesbian thing.

  23. Ross says:

    The best Tallulah story was the one Donald Sutherland used to tell about doing a stage play with her: he went to her dressing room with a question about one of their scenes together, knocked on the door and she opened it stark naked. To his blushing and desparate eye-averting, she said, “What’s the matter, dear–haven’t you ever seen a blonde before?”
    Figures a rag like Confidential would go for saying she “sang in the Lesbyterian choir”. In NY theatre circles(where people had better reason to know), she was known to be what is today referred to as a “cougar”.

  24. Trogdor says:

    @Jimchig
    yep! Jane Hathaway, not one I ever considered “hot”.

  25. Trogdor says:

    I had to go to imdb and see who this Tallulah Bankhead was. The droopy eyes sealed her fate. She just looks like she loathes people (was going to say “men”, but “people” was more accurate).

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