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Question: I would like to know about a movie/tv show about a little girl who sat on a swing with her cat and used to sing a song in a differant language. She used to blame things on her cat when she got in trouble. The show aried in the 50s or 60s.

Chosen answer: I'm pretty sure the movie you're talking about is "The Three Lives of Thomasina", the other language being Gaelic... Hope this helps!.

Question: A movie as I recall is a horror/thriller. A man brings his newlywed wife home where his father and grandfather live. The marriage was a farce as the family needed her for some experiment, possibly to bring someone back from the dead. One scene I can think of that someone would remember is where the grandfather (who is dying) asks his grandson's wife to undress for him.

Chosen answer: Blood Relations.

Question: I saw a movie in the 1990s it may have even came out in the late 80s. All that I can remember was that it is a cartoon with the characters living underground. I remember they are running away from something and that there was lava. Also, at the end two of them fight a dragon and eventually reach paradise. I am also pretty sure that they got caught somewhere along the movie and something happen to make them slow and groggy. Anyone know what it is?

Chosen answer: The dark crystal?

Question: I'm trying to find a movie made in the 90s, in the movie there was two guys (one had curly hair I believe (not 100% sure if he did or not). One of them was with a girl in the beginning of the movie, but she left him on a row boat, so him and his friend had to get home on foot. On their way home, a guy picks them up but pulls out a gun and makes them undress. So they have to get home on foot now in their underwear. Anyone know the title?

Chosen answer: The movie is "Three for the Road" starring Charlie Sheen and Alan Ruck.

Question: Hello. I wonder if anyone can help me find the name of a film that was on tv around 25 years ago. It was the same story as Incredible Journey, but involved two little dogs: one looked like a fox and the other was white and hairy (short). Every holiday I have looked for it but, it has as far as I know never been on tv again .

Chosen answer: Homeward bound?

Question: I think this may have been an episode from a sci fi/horror anthology show from the 1970's. A young girl has a doll house that is a replica of the house she is living in and a doll for each member of the family. The dolls were very strange looking. Kind of round and flat. Whatever she made the dolls do, the family member did the same. One night the house caught fire and she dropped a doll while getting out. I think it was either the doll for her grandfather or uncle. The person ended up burning to death.

Chosen answer: I beleive the movie you are looking for is an episode of the old "Ghost Story" aka "Circle of Fear" series from 1972. The episode is called "House of Evil" and starred Jodie Foster. A plot summary from imdb.com follows:"A little girl who could control everyone in her house through her dollhouse and then become left to rescue everyone when the dollhouse as well as the real one starts to burn down.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0587874/DVD copies are available from www.skaryguyvideo.com/ - though I'm not sure how genuine the site is.

Question: In sci fi movies it seems (mostly) there is one scene with a rotating fan or fans. Usually they are backlit and slightly foggy, but they usually serve no purpose. Sometimes a duct fan, sometimes a stand-up room fan. One film had 20 of the things in a 'wall of fans'. Does anybody know the significance of throwing a meaningless fan into a movie?

Chosen answer: The only use I can think of is that it makes a cool, creepy lighting effect, often when shot through a foggy environment. If the scene is set in a warehouse or other such facility, the fan being there may be justfied.

Question: I need the title to a movie seen on TV about 30 years ago. The movie ends with a battle between armored knights and a host of archers. I think the archers are supposed to be English longbowmen. The knights get surrounded in the open and the archers kill them all with volleys of arrows.

Chosen answer: Possibly "Henry V," the one starring Olivier.

Question: I am trying to remember the name of a cartoon movie from the early to mid 1980's. It is about a prince and a princess who fall in love but they can't be together because one is the child of the sun god and the other is the child of the sea god. Neither of them are able to live in the other's world. Does anyone have a clue as what this might be?

Chosen answer: "Shiriusu no densetsu"(The Legend of Sirius) a.k.a "The Sea Prince and the Fire Child. Here's a link to a very nice little website about that movie: http://www.angelfire.com/anime2/waterchildfirechild/.

Question: I remember an old 80's horror film where the kids use a skeleton key to enter a door in the basement. I also remember the villain was trapped in a statue and gets set free. It's live action. Does anyone know the name of this movie?

Chosen answer: Sounds a little like one of the Hellraiser movies, I believe Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, where a nightclub owner buys a statue, which he stores in his loft. Some adolescents break into the loft (not sure if using skeleton keys, or lockpicks) and mess around with the statue, causing at least one of them to be killed and drawn into the statue as a trapped soul. Later in the film Pinhead is released from the statue, which also housed the souls of other victims.

Question: I am trying to find the name of a movie that i saw years ago,it was probably made in the 60's or 70's,about a free spirited girl who is in an unconventional relationship with a man. She has a cat she named "mouse". I think in the end scene of the movie she turns around three times saying "i divorce thee, i divorce thee, i divorce thee", i'm not quite sure, but i think in the beginning of the movie she marries him the same way saying "i marry thee" three times while turning around.

Chosen answer: Così come sei (1978).

Question: Can anyone help me with the title to this movie? I remember only the final scene, in which two boys (one from Cambodia) and a girl are riding in a train. The boy from Cambodia is really worried about his mother, who is still in their native country, so he says he's going to go home and marry her so he can take care of her. I don't remember anything else. I must have seen it in the mid-1980s. Does anyone know what this movie is?

Chosen answer: What you are describing sounds like "The Emperor of Peru. It was on HBO back in the early 80's. It's a very obscure film and difficult to find on DVD.

Question: I remember seeing a movie in cinema when I was very young (about 1996-1998 I think). It was set in Medieval times and the main character was a boy. The movie had to do with hawks - I think the boy wanted to become a hawk-trainer. I remember a scene, where someone was hiding under a rug, and some guards came in and were looking for that person. They were told that there was a bear under the rug and they ran away. Also, the movie ends with a scene of the boy running in a field with a hawk.

Chosen answer: Its called LadyHawk with a very young Matthew Broderick.

Question: Can anybody help me name the movie I saw quite a while back? The film is British. It was about a series of murders of young girls. The crimes get solved by a young noblewoman and a police officer who of course fall in love. And the murderer is a quite mad wife of a local priest.

Chosen answer: I believe the movie you're looking for is "The Cater Street Hangman" - a production based on the novel by Anne Perry about a British police inspector Thomas Pitt and the woman is Charlotte Ellison.

Question: In the movie "Very Bad Things," a song is playing during the hotel stripper scene. What is that song?

Chosen answer: Might be better to have asked this in that movie's section, but the song is a clip from "Dirt" by Death in Vegas (oddly enough). I'm pretty sure.

Question: I am searching for a movie I saw in grade school several years ago. The only thing I can remember about it was from the perspective of insects, played by humans of course. I remember a spider and a dragonfly, which gets caught in his/her web. The only other thing I can remember is a cigarette butt being thrown into the grass causing the insects to flee. Does anyone have any idea about the name and possibly if it is still available to purchase?

Chosen answer: Is it "Honey I Shrunk the Kids"?

Question: I saw a movie ten years ago. It had a female house worker, or nanny, taking care of a family. The women is given a grandfather or cookoo clock at the start of the film and weird stuff starts happening. The father is attacked by a dog. The son kills the same dog and shoves it down a drain pipe. A person hangs themselves outside the house, and the father starts to bleed black ooze. The women eventually traces all these events back to the mysterious clock. The women goes inside the clock and destroys it. When she does, the lady wakes up at the start again, like the whole movie was a dream. A few minutes later, the women is given the same clock. she goes crazy and destroys it in a rage. Does anyone recognise this movie?

Chosen answer: Sounds like Amityville 1992: It's About Time.

Question: O.K. nobody has been able to give me the title to this movie I rented about 12-15 years ago. The movie was about a woman who wakes up in a desert and has no idea how she got there or why. I remember her finding a resort with people there but either, they don't know her, don't recognize her, or maybe it was they don't acknowledge her. As the story winds it's way through the plot, you find out in the end, the reason the other people are ignoring her, is that the woman had died while parachuting in the desert. I don't remember the actress name, but at the time she was a recognizable face, as was her friend at the resort.

Chosen answer: The movie title is "Siesta" starring Ellen Barkin.

Question: I saw this on tv about 15 years ago. I'm not sure if it was a film or a 2 part drama. There was a male artist who had ginger hair and he married this woman (ginger hair also) who he did a portrait of on their first meeting, which I think was in France or Italy. They had a daughter but split up a few years later. The father began to drink while the mum became quite successful. The daughter died while out on a boat, she fell off onto the anchor. Not a common death scene. Thanks.

Chosen answer: Was it Mistral's Daughter with Stacy Keach and Stephanie Powers?

Question: I seen a movie around in the 70's, a family is at a park, they see a pregnant woman and take her in.after she has her baby she disappears and they adopt the girl. As the girl gets older one by one she kills off the real children, two boys and a girl. At the end of the movie, it shows the same pregnant woman leaving with another family. I desperately need to know the name of this movie.

Chosen answer: The Godsend from 1980.

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