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The L-Shaped Room (1962)
Song from this movie sampled by The Smiths in 1986
Hi - I may as well mention it to get it into the record here. The "Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty" fragment heard at the start of The Smiths song "The Queen Is Dead" from the 1986 album of the same name (generally regarded as their best album) was taken from this film. I have not seen this movie myself, but thought it was an interesting bit of trivia that may interest other fans of this film, especially from the U.K. Apparently they (probably Morrissey) thought that song from a prior era lent an ironic touch to a Smiths song that can be interpreted as critical of the state of England in the 1980's.
Private Dicks: Men Exposed (1999)
Alan Abel supposedly tricked the producers
Here is a funny background story about this documentary. Alan Abel is a legendary practical joker and hoaxster - some still remember him for his legendary "pants for pets" campaign c. 1960 that featured (then unknown) actor Buck Henry as the spokesman for the fictitious organization.
Anyway, apparently the producers of this documentary put out want ads seeking men with very small penises to be interviewed. Alan responded, claiming to have a two inch penis, and wore underwear when interviewed. Only after the documentary was finished and had aired did Alan confess his little joke, after a viewer of the show on HBO recognized him.
This was discussed in Internet newsgroups right after it came out, and oddly Jonah Falcon seemed really angry by it. (I see now there was a news article in the NY Daily News around March 19, 1999 discussing the whole thing, which Jonah included in a rec.arts.tv.mst3k.misc posting on March 20, 1999)
Tom Rombouts, Los Angeles