Guess That Movie: XXI: The Cure

February 5th, 2003 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

[Guess That Movie Round 21]Well, Ph33r_m3 is now guaranteed a prize worth at least £5 – he’s managed to pass the 500 points mark by correctly recognising the previous Guess That Movie image as being taken from the third movie in the Die Hard trilogy: Die Hard with a Vengeance (UK visitors can order it on DVD from [Order from] – the more orders of movies and the more donations to the blog mean I can offer more and larger prizes!).

I’m still puzzled quite how Kymberlie recognised the Hackers picture, but hopefully she’ll be back from her little fish bowl to have a guess at this image.

This image is slightly tricker as it’s been taken from an “old” black and white (or, if you prefer, monochrome) film (and, unlike the Dr.Strangelove screen shot, I haven’t bothered to colourise it) – but have a go and see if you can recognise which movie it is.

To guess, just leave a little comment with your name (or alias), your email address (which is for MY use only – it is not displayed anywhere on the blog NOR will it be disclosed to third parties) and the name of the movie you think the screen shot/image capture is taken from. Please do not attempt to multi-guess movies (by including them all in a single comment) or repeat guess (by posting multiple comments): these may be removed or I might just say “Well – the first one is wrong, I’m not saying anymore”.

Simple rules and simple prize structure (each image is worth 100 points: 500 points and above get you a prize, but after each wrong guess the points of an image go down by 5 points. The image also decreases in value by 10 after the first 12 hours of posting and also decreases by 10 points after every 24 hours from the post time).

Go on – get guessing!

Update: Wednesday, 5th February 2003:It seems no one has yet plucked up the courage to even make a guess at this image (it was originally posted on Monday 3rd at 22:33) – so I’ve added a couple more clues: read on…

A: The Cure. Correctly guessed by Kymberlie R. McGuire

[Guess That Image 21 b]Yep, I’ve added a SECOND screenshot from the same movie. This image shows the principle actors at slightly different angles. In this one you can see the front of the star and the back of the “secondary” actor.

And I’m even going to give you guys a second clue (I’m feeling generous – but don’t push your luck). I mentioned (in the comments) that this movie was made before my parents were born. If I say both of my parents are under the age of retirement (65) does that help at all?

The image is currently worth 80 points, but it’ll drop to 70 at 10.33pm (GMT) tonight: have a guess, you’ve got nothing to lose and up to 80 points to gain!

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  1. Ph33r_m3 says:

    youve got me here, im gonna need a clue

  2. Richy C. says:

    It’s an old black and white movie. 🙂

  3. Ph33r_m3 says:


  4. Richy C. says:

    By old, I mean before my parents were born. But since you don’t know how old they are, it’s only a slight clue… I’m 23 if that’s any help 🙂

  5. His Favorite Pastime?

  6. Richy C. says:

    Nope, it wasn’t the 1914 film “His Favorite Pastime” (aka “The Bonehead”, aka “Charlie Is Thirsty” aka “Charlie’s Reckless Fling” aka “The Reckless Fling”) with Charles “Charlie” Chaplin, Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle and Peggy Pearce/Viola Barry.

    Do it help if I say you are dangerously close (close with at least one of the actors and the decade?)

    And I wonder if Roscoe Arbuckle did “give” the name to the “Fatty Arbuckles” restaurant chain?

  7. Since they were in a ton of movies together, not really. 🙂 I’ll guess again, though.

    The Knockout?

  8. Richy C. says:

    Nope, it wasn’t the 1914 film “The Knockout” either. If it’s of any help, you’ve got the right decade but not the right year – and the first screenshot showing a white thing on the right hand side man’s leg may help you guess that movie.

    I’ve got to be careful now on the detail of the clues I’m giving out – I’ve got a feeling that if you were to get a query on the IMDB “just right” based on the details above, you’ll have the movie name…But you are on the right lines with Baldrick’s slug balancing act impersonator.

  9. How about The Champion?

  10. Richy C. says:

    Nope – keep trying… 🙂

  11. Okay, how about The Cure?

    Eventually, I’m going to get this. 🙂

  12. Richy C. says:

    No need to guess any further – it WAS “The Cure”. Charlie would be proud 🙂 Well done.

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