AlK

"PACKARDS IN MOVIES' ROSTER

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To those of you in Pac, you will be a little familair with the man and to those that are not just tag along. Art James resigned last month as the Master roster keeper of PAC. J.P. McVicker took over. I sent J.P. an e-mail with regard to starting up a roster of Packards in Movies. He thought it was a great idea and last night we talked via land line and cemented the process.

As soon as the next available news bulletin comes out he will have made that public. So I am starting a list and will be requesting all of you to send me any leads that you get. I am logged onto the IMDb data base so I can get all of the movie info I need, all I need is the title. The one thing I ask is that whatever you send me is something that you personally have seen yourself, rather than a friend of a friend of a friend said someone told him of a movie, etc.etc. That kind of thing leads to a Packard coach in the 3 Musketeers. So only first hand knowledge please. If you are unsure if the car is a Packard state it as such so I can maybe get a copy of it and see for myself. Also if you know of a Packard in a movie and the Packard belongs to a club member let me know that as well. I qualify for 2 of those myself and there is one other Pac member who qualifys as well. Any other info that you want to send i will store on paper and I will try to list any odd ball stuff that i have when I send out lists. At some point in time I will publish the list on a regular basis and then on regular intervals as updates warrant. I am providing my e-mail address to make life easier.

Thanks all

Al K.

lordladymopak@webtv.net

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for what it is worth : I remember a movie with June Allison driven a 1948 convertible in a green color.

I cannot recall the name of the movie and would certainly like to know it

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From 1948 thru 1959 June Allison appeared in some 15 films, any one of which, judging from the titles could be the one. If you remember when you saw the movie, was it in the movies or on the late show on t.v. if you could remember another actor in the film would help

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AlK,

This is something that should have been compiled long ago. Its always interesting to see a Packard in an old movie. However, TV shows that had Packards seen in them should be included as well.

In the Movie "Big Jim Maclean" starring John Wayne there is a 1951 200 Taxi Cab.

In the Movie "The Unguarded Moment" there is a 1955 Clipper Custom Constellation.

In the 1953 episodes of "The Adventures of Superman" there is a 1953 Packard Convertible that is seen all or in part in several episodes.

If everyone keep their eyes out, there will be a lot more found, I'm sure.

Bob

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In "Man Of A Thousand Faces" the star, James Cagney I think, drives a 1932 Packard 900 Convertible. A 900 Conv also makes an appearance in an Australian film, "Quiet He'll (She'll?) Hear You". Great idea for a reference source!

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In Jim Carey's "The Majestic", we see Packards in a few of the scenes. One shows a beautiful early '50's Packard sedan exiting a movie studio; another scene shows a '48-'50 style arriving in a string of law enforcement vehicles.

As I recall, "The Way We Were" includes a '40's Packard taxi cab that Streisand and Redford ride in and a '48-'50 convertible parked in front of a movie producer's home.

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I just finished watching what is arguably one of the worst movies ever made. It's Ed Wood's "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1957). About 17 minutes into the movie there's a scene where the flying saucers are skimming over Hollywood. There are two great full-screen shots of a 1955 Clipper Super (or Custom) Sedan speeding down the highway. The first shows the car changing lanes, then pans to a flying saucer, then comes back closer to show the frightened passengers pointing at the saucer from inside their Clipper. Very cool Packard scene.

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Agreed on "Plan 9 from outer space" being one of the worst ever. An interesting side note: I heard/read that it was Bela Lugosi's last film and he died about 1/2 thru filming. This event meant of course that those scenes not yet filmed with him in them were EVEN WORSE! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

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Craig,

There is one other even more horribly done Horror Movie to which I can't think right now of the exact name of it. I will tell you this it was made in 1954. It centered around a Blob like creature from Outer Space. Do not confuse it with "The Blob" because it was not the same picture. It was called "__________ _________ From Outer Space" or whatever. I do know that WBZ Ch.4 in Boston owned it and ran it 20 odd years ago about once a year at 3:00 in the morning.

In this Movie, a Blobish type Creature would litterally suck people in to its self. The creature had some sort of a corny beak around its mouth as well. Teenagers were getting sucked up like flies in a trap at a lovers lane. At this point in the Film, a Black 1951 Packard gets overturned by the creature and its occupants get sucked up. The creature invaded a Mobile home park too.

It was positively the worst low budget Hollywood Film ever made with Ham acting and all that I have ever seen. In fact, it was so badly done, it became comical. Maybe someone out there saw it and can give it a name.

Bob

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A couple of notes reel(pun intended) quick as they are straying off Packards, Plan 9 was so bad it was never released, it escaped. There was a worse movie than that or the other one mentioned, "Frankenhooker" you have to see it to believe it. Lastly

Lugosi did die 1/2 way thru. they filmed the remaining scenes with another actor always holding his cape in front of his face. In the original "Blob" with all of those great cars I don't recall one Packard.

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AlK,

The newer one.

The Color of the cars were two-tone blue. Dark Blue on top and lighter blue on the sides. I would say the cars were mid 30's, 4 door limo?

Tom

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<img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />I got into my vidio library tonight. In the movie I watched there were two 48 Packard Taxis in this movie. I one scene the stars of the movie hail a cab on this busy city street, up pulls a Packard Taxi and away they go. The title of the movie MA AND PA KETTLE GO TO TOWN made in 1950. I still like watching theold Ma & Pa Kettle movies Marjorie Main & Percy Killbride.

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Just off hand. "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Empire of the Sun" and "Chinatown" all have lovely prewar Senior Packards.

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Note the 1941 One Twenty on the poster, even though the movie takes place in 1935! (The Packard in the movie IS a 1935-36 Senior.)

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Another well-photographed shot of a "bath-tub" Packard ('48 thru '50) ...at the end of the movie DR. ZHIVAGO, Alec Guiness visits Zhivago's daughter at a dam. He arrives and departs in what I presume the director thought he could pass off as a "ZIS". Of course we packard buffs recognize it as "one of ours"...! Looked like it was in pretty straight, clean shape, possibly even "creame puff"... - only thing that stood out was that it was missing its fender skirt (at least it was on the side facing the camera. That particular shot was done in the mountains of Spain - anyone know what happened to the car..?

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The recent movie "Far From Heaven" with Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid has more Packards than you can count along with many other old cars from the 40's and 50's. Worth watching for the cars but I wasn't impressed with it as a whole.

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Al:

A few more:

First, I should point out my car, a 1933 1001 Eight convertible coupe... though I haven't seen the movie, the past owner told me about it and I found a paper inside the car proving that it appeared with Brigitte Bardot on a French movie filmed in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, Mexico. Film was called "Boulevard du Rhum", directed by Robert Enrico in 1971. I believe it was called Rum runners" in the US. I have been looking everywhere for this film to see my car back in the late 60's, but have not been able to find a copy yet. (any help, greatly appreciated)

As somebody else mentioned, Back to the Future, part one, has a beautiful 22nd series Custom Eight convertible in yellow... gorgeous car.

Hey Arnold... yes, the cartoon, has what looks like a 1948-50 sedan as the grandfather's car.

The Godfather, part one, has one of my favorites. A 180 Le Baron Sport Brougham.

Victor.

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