Murphy Beds

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Re: Murphy Beds

PostSat May 27, 2017 5:20 am

Just when you thought you were afraid to go back to look for a Murphy bed....Richard Dix's low-rent detective in Mysterious Intruder, an entry in Columbia's The Whistler series, has one in his appropriately low-rent apartment.

TCM showed the whole series (or most of it) recently, and I'm having a lot of fun with these brisk, entertaining mysteries based on the popular radio series. Usually there's some sort of twist ending just to juice things up a bit, I'm guessing Rod Serling grew up on the show and films.
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Re: Murphy Beds

PostWed May 31, 2017 8:27 am

s.w.a.c. wrote:Just when you thought you were afraid to go back to look for a Murphy bed....Richard Dix's low-rent detective in Mysterious Intruder, an entry in Columbia's The Whistler series, has one in his appropriately low-rent apartment.


There's one in THREE GUYS NAMED MIKE as well. Fairly late for a murphy outside a three stooges short
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Re: Murphy Beds

PostTue Jul 11, 2017 3:07 am

Murphy Bed seen in 1937 Twentieth Century-Fox Picture LIFE BEGINS IN COLLEGE.
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Re: Murphy Beds

PostTue Jul 11, 2017 4:10 am

Richard Finegan wrote:Murphy Bed seen in 1937 Twentieth Century-Fox Picture LIFE BEGINS IN COLLEGE.


Thanks, Richard! Added.

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Re: Murphy Beds

PostTue Jul 11, 2017 2:37 pm

The Russian film THE GREAT CONSOLER (1933) has a Murphy Bed of sorts When Jimmy Valentine opens a cupboard to get to his cracksman's tools. Think this was about 42m into the picture.
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Re: Murphy Beds

PostTue Jul 11, 2017 3:04 pm

And another country is heard from! That makes US, British (an episode of Are You Being Served?), Australian (the Aussie version of the show), Germany (two Fritz Lang movies) and now Russia! Representative or is it culturally biased?

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