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Question: I'm looking for the title of a late 40s movie about a couple in Nazi Germany who could not marry because she wore glasses. It had to do with Hitler's breeding program.

Question: I am looking for the title of a movie about a teenage girl who works in a circus with her mom until her mom has an aneurysm or a stroke. Then she travels into a sort of dream world in search of a cure. Shes helped by a man who she meets in the dream world, but in real life he is a waiter. There is also an evil version of her mother and of the girl herself. If you can tell me the title it would be great - I have been trying to track it down.

Answer: Could be MirrorMask (2005).

Gavin Jackson

Question: I'm looking for the name of a movie about a businessman who had a mistress with a child and a family that didn't know about them. He died unexpectedly. Probably a made for TV movie from the 1980s. I was watching it late one night and missed the ending. always wondered how it ended. Thank you.

Answer: This could be "Double Standard," about a prominent judge who had a wife and family, but kept a mistress and 7 kids in another city. Robert Foxworth played the judge, Pamela Bellwood played his wife, and Michele Green played the mistress. The mistress got pregnant while she was a teen, and for a while the judge and his wife raised that baby, but then he gave her back to the mistress, telling his wife that the adoption was challenged. The wife found out when the girl she'd raised showed up at her door. The truth came out when one of the kids was hurt somehow. I think it's based on a true story.

Jodi Hendon

Question: There was a movie that had John Cusack and it took place in the old west. Cusack plays a wanted man. One scene in the movie has him going on horseback to a house. When he gets there, the owner of the house opens fire even though John shouted that he only wanted to talk to the man. When the man hears a sound right behind him, he turns and kills his own wife. Another scene in the movie has the man lying about what really happened while John is caught and on trial.

Answer: Good movie from TV called "The Jack Bull": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0171410/.

Question: There used to be a reality television series (I can't remember the network I believe it to be USA or A&E). Basically it was a black guy and a white guy who drove around the country in an older pick up truck. They would pick people out at random and ask them what they need most, then by other companies' or peoples' acts of kindness they would get it for them. In one episode it was a cellphone, in another episode it was a job, in another an apartment. It didn't last long, maybe a season or two but it was a very well intentioned, meaningful show.

Answer: Sounds like you're talking about "Barter Kings".

MasterOfAll

Question: Looking for a black-and-white movie. Don't know what year it was filmed but it was about a man who I believe traveled to an Arabian city. While there he becomes friends with a Sultan's daughter. Later, due to some unknown situation, he is about to be boiled in a pot of hot water. His life is saved when the Sultan's daughter comes in and tells her father that the man kissed her under a full moon while riding on a camel. The Sultan then tells the man that because of this, he must marry the daughter. This movie was a comedy, but did not have the Marx Brothers.

Question: Has anyone seen or remembers this scene from a film about a boy and a girl passing or trespassing through a park, then another boy pops out in front of them or approaches them with a baseball bat or a belt, then starts hitting the girl with it? I don't remember the name of the film but I think it was released in 2001 - the boy the somehow saves the girl, and then runs out of the park with her to this house.

Answer: Hearts In Atlantis, starring Anthony Hopkins. The boy kept the bat in a sheathe strapped across his back, yes?

Phixius

Question: I'm trying to find the name of a movie or TV special about a young girl that gets a makeover and falls in love with a singer who thinks she is much older than she is. And he falls in love with her not knowing how young she really is. I believe it was in the late 1970's or early 1980's. I also would like to know the name of the song sung in the show. Thank you!

Answer: You're referring to the 1979 TV movie "Sooner or Later" starring Rex Smith. It included his famous song "You Take My Breath Away".

Jason Hoffman

Question: There was a movie I saw in the '80s but never found out the title. The only scene I remember was two girls who are best friends sitting at the table of an old woman who gives big slices of cake to both of them. However, one girl believes the woman is trying to poison them both and convinces her friend to dump the cake down their shirts when the lady's back is turned. They both do and when the old woman turns around she asks if they'd like another slice but they both decline.

Question: What songs have been the theme song for more than one movie? ie. September was the lead song for both Last Vegas and Night at the Museum.

Question: I'm looking for a movie, or short film about WWI. I remember a scene were they were in the trenches, a gas attack hits them, and one of the soldiers (a rather chubby one) couldn't find his gas mask. After panicking and trying to grab others masks he chokes. I think the movie starts with an old man grabbing a young guy at a store by the collar and starts talking about WWI, it also ends with the same man and boy again where the old man says "That, was my war." That's all I remember. It might be British made and from the 80's or 90's. I hope someone can help.

Question: There was a movie I believe that was set sometime in the mid to late 80's. A man and a woman are going on a cross-country trip. While traveling down a highway, they come across a young boy and his sister who are selling what they claim are real dinosaur eggs. The couple aren't interested and begin to drive off before stopping and deciding to take the kids with them.

Answer: I am pretty sure this is "Help Wanted: Kids". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091194/.

Question: I once saw this old movie where a man (a photographer) was having an inappropriate affair with a young girl. They ended up having a child together - at the end of the movie they break up and she walks away with the young baby with a yellow or blue dress. The movie was old, like 1940-1960. Please help me. Thanks.

Question: There was a movie in the early 70's that included a young doctor trying to hook up with a young woman, whose mother kept trying to keep them apart. At one point, he was racing to her rescue while hollering Medical Emergency to get people out of the way. There was a scene with them in a hot tub at which point her mother pulled her out while covering her with a towel.

Question: What is the name of the movie when the girl kills people every time she sees spots and she doesn't realize it? It takes place on the beach.

Answer: Psycho Beach party - it's a playback to the movie Gidget.

Question: What is the movie when there is a white woman and a black man who own a very superpower hotel and have a child. They get a babysitter - the wife traps her in the hotel and has her set up to be killed, then they kill her friend instead, so the lady tries to kill her. In the end the babysitter ends up with the man.

Question: It was a strange movie I saw on TV where a boy was in his school during a shooting and he was looking for his friend to get him out of the school. He kept going around to people and asking them if they had seen his friend, and they kept responding in strange ways and just generally acting weird. In the end he found out his friend was the sniper on the roof and his friend told him how his family had all been snipers in wars in the past and that is why he was doing it. I would really appreciate any help finding out what this movie is.

Question: I remember this quote from a movie or TV I once saw, but I can't remember the name of it. It went something like this: One or two men (I forget how many), possibly spies, try to escape from the villain(s) by jumping through a window. But the glass doesn't smash. One of them comments on how strong the glass is and asks if it's an American invention. A woman (possibly the villain) then says "Actually we stole it off the Russians."

Question: I saw a film not long ago but can't remember the title. It features a bumbling spy, and in one scene when he is trying to break into a place, he pulls out a credit card, types some numbers on the side and it emits a laser beam. When he is finished, he can't turn the laser off properly and it burns a hole in his pants. Does anyone know this film?

Answer: Sounds like Get Smart to me.

Phixius

Question: Hi everyone! I need to find the movie from this picture. My friend has this photo on his mobile phone and doesn't remember where it comes from. Please, if someone recognizes it, I'll appreciate it. https://31.media.tumblr.com/1591397126afff96159b91587f8cfb71/tumblr_n6ecvjbKiZ1qmn5lfo1_500.jpg.

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