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Oberon on TCM: Actress with Mystery Past Wears Men's Clothes, Fights Nazis

Merle Oberon movies: Mysterious star of British and American cinema. Merle Oberon on TCM: Donning men's clothes in 'A Song to Remember,' fighting hiccups in 'That Uncertain Feeling' Merle Oberon is Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month of March 2016. The good news: the exquisite (and mysterious) Oberon, whose ancestry has been a matter of conjecture for decades, makes any movie worth a look. The bad news: TCM isn't offering any Oberon premieres despite the fact that a number of the actress' films – e.g., Temptation, Night in Paradise, Pardon My French, Interval – can be tough to find. This evening, March 18, TCM will be showing six Merle Oberon movies released during the first half of the 1940s. Never a top box office draw in the United States, Oberon was an important international star all the same, having worked with many of the top actors and filmmakers of the studio era.
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The Fabulous Baker Boys & Other Movies Hollywood Loves to Spoof

"…that’s what you get, folks, for makin’ whoopee."

When Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer) crawled seductively across the top of Jack Baker’s (Jeff Bridges) piano while singing a rendition of Eddie Cantor’s "Makin' Whoopee!" in The Fabulous Baker Boys, a highly spoofable moment in Hollywood history was born. What was it about that scene that has made everyone from Ellen Degeneres to the Animaniacs want to spoof it? Was it the moody cinematography of Michael Ballhaus, the playful piano stylings of composer Dave Grusin (the real Jack Baker pianist), or the smoldering, almost languid, sensuality of Pfeiffer’s performance? Whatever it is, the "Makin' Whoopee!" scene is unforgettable and will likely continue to inspire spoofs and homages for years to come.

With homages on our minds, we started to put together a list of some of the other movies Hollywood loves to spoof. Help us rank the scene
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