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We've done many categories since this game started. I announce the current category in the game, but if you can't find the announcement, just ask any of the players.
There's a game I play every chance I get with anyone who knows about movies. It's very simple: we pick a movie category and take turns naming titles of movies that fit in the category. For example, "films with a number in the title," or "films with hospital scenes" or "films with Joseph Cotten." I thought I'd see if anyone here wants to play.

Since there's no way of knowing how many people would want to join in, we can't take turns, so let's do it this way: only name one title at a time and wait for someone else to name one before you go again. The game ends when either we can't think of any more titles, or we reach 50 titles (because I know some people could go on and on way past the point where I would get bored with the category). So please mention the number we're on when you name a title.
It's no fair using IMDB or other sources, but if you run across a title by accident while the game is going on, it's fair to use it.
I'll start, and for the category I choose "films in which a fire occurs" (not a fire in the fireplace). The fire doesn't have to be depicted, just mentioned. This is a hard category for me, because it will mostly be composed of dramas, and I'm more into comedies, but here goes:

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Gem Data, I double-checked that title, and you are right! Thanks for your entry!

24.Nitro Circus: The Movie is a 2012 American 3D action comedy reality film directed by  Gregg Godfrey and Jeremy Rawle, it was both a critical and commercial failure, grossing little more than half its $7 million budget.

Travis Pastrana and his tight-knit, highly-skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their impossible, ridiculous, insane and hysterical adventures to the big screen for the first time.


I have not seen this movie, but came across it recently on iTunes.  A modern take on circus.

  25. The Dark Tower (1943) -a British circus thriller starring Ben Lyon, Anne Crawford, David Farrar and Herbert Lom. It was Herbert Lom's first feature film. 

  A penniless lion-tamer who possesses psychic powers, Stephen Torg (Herbert Lom) seeks a job in a struggling circus. The owner of the circus realises his potential when Torg restrains one of the lions when it escapes and he immediately hires him.

  Consequently Torg's presence turns the outfit around and it makes money again. But Torg feels he is undervalued, he believes he should have a bigger stake in the enterprise. He uses his psychic powers to get what he wants to his own detriment.


Another interesting one, John! I only knew Herbert Lom from the Pink Panther movies.

26. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock - Harold Lloyd stars in this very silly comedy about a man who, despondent over the loss of his job and his girl, turns to drink and finds it quite to his liking. Under the influence, he becomes assertive and gregarious, completely unlike his sober self, and everything he does is successful. One of the things he does under the influence is buy a circus. The lion is a great asset when he asks for a loan at the bank.

#27Joan Crawford runs/owns a Circus, in a 1960s movie. I saw this when I was young around 10, I think, and at the time I did not know who Joan Crawford was, but she made quite an impact on me when she enters a scene in her circus director’s outfit. 

The name of the movie is Berserk, quite frankly I do not know much more about the movie, I think Ty Hardin/Tab Hunter star in the movie with Joan Crawford. Someone can fill in the details as you can see it is a movie about a circus.

I now realize she was in her sixties when this movie was made.


 28. You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)-  slapstick comedy starring the great man himself, W.C Fields, Edgar Bergen and his ventriloquist dummies  Charley McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd, Eddie Anderson (Rochester), Constance Moore, Thurston Hall.

  Love him or loath him Fields plays a shyster circus owner who runs a run-down enterprise with debt collectors and the law hot at his heels. Constance Moore plays his daughter, Victoria. Edgar Bergen and his famous vent dummies are stars in the show wisecracking with Fields reminiscent of their radio shows together on the Chase and Sanborn Hour.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American cousins X.


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