FLOPHOUSES & DOSSHOUSES

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FLOPHOUSES & DOSSHOUSES

Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:54 pm

Watching HIS OWN LAW (1920) last night, with its flophouse scene, got me to wondering how many films had similar scenes or themes.

Off the top of my head I can think of...

THE PHANTOM CHARIOT (1920) Salvation Army
LITTLE CAESAR (1930)
IF I HAD A MILLION (1932)
DOSS HOUSE (1933)
THE COMMON TOUCH (1941)
JUDGEMENT DEFERRED (1952) Church crypt
FRENZY (1972) Salvation Army

Must be a lot more...

There are a few I'm not sure about or haven't seen, and John Baxter reworked his DOSS HOUSE a few times.

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Unread post by wich2 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:03 pm

There's the dive/opium den that A.C. Doyle's fake beggar, THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP, hangs out in.

That's been filmed from Norwood to Brett.

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Unread post by R Michael Pyle » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:20 pm

Good scene in Hitchcock's "Young and Innocent" (1937).

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Unread post by oldposterho » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:06 pm

Treasure of the Sierra Madre has a pretty good one.

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Unread post by George O'Brien » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:45 pm

"The Scoundrel" (1935) has a good scene, with the establishment's manager pointing to the film's scenarist, Ben Hecht, sitting on a cot spaced out, and telling Julie Haydon, "This one's a professor!"
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Unread post by greta de groat » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:40 pm

Isn't Edward G. Robinson staying in a flop house in Tales of Manhattan? I think Mae Marsh was working there as well.

One of the Richard Dix Whistler series had him checking into a flop house at some point.

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Unread post by Danny Burk » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:20 am

Seems like there are some scenes in Chaplin film(s), but other than THE PROFESSOR (unreleased, but included in UNKNOWN CHAPLIN), I can't put my finger on them.

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Unread post by boblipton » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:29 am

Luke’s Shattered Sleep (1916). One of Harold Lloyd’s Lonesome Lukes.

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Unread post by Danny » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:16 am

Marlene Dietrich took a "dive" in Blonde Venus (1932)

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