History Film / Clue

18th Aug '16 5:00:54 AM LentilSandEater
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* IdiotBall: In what may be the most stunningly foolish move in the history of cinema, Mr. Boddy hands lethal weapons out to a half dozen people he's been blackmailing into poverty for years (at least one of whom he already knows to be a murderer), turns out the lights, and expects them to use the weapons on the guy who's trying to help them out of their fix.
** [[spoiler: However, one can understand this far better if one takes the third ending into account. Imagine that "Mr. Boddy" is another blackmail victim, whose only condition to earning his freedom is to deliver those packages filled with weapons. "Mr. Boddy", sick of his life of blackmail and knowing "Wadsworth"'s true plan, tries to get the guests to kill their true blackmailer. Then again, he could have told the guests the truth, so he held an IdiotBall either way.]]
** [[spoiler: "Mr. Boddy" probably thought they would not believe him. Also he said that killing "Wadsworth" would make sure that their dirty secrets wouldn't get into the papers. If they did kill him however, the press would be all over it, exposing them anyway.]]

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* IdiotBall: In what may be the most stunningly foolish move in the history of cinema, IdiotBall:
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Mr. Boddy hands lethal weapons out to a half dozen people he's been blackmailing into poverty for years (at least one of whom he already knows to be a murderer), turns out the lights, and expects them to use the weapons on the guy who's trying to help them out of their fix.
** [[spoiler: However, one can understand this far better if one takes the third ending into account. Imagine that "Mr. Boddy" is another blackmail victim, whose only condition to earning his freedom is to deliver those packages filled with weapons. "Mr. Boddy", sick of his life of blackmail and knowing "Wadsworth"'s true plan, tries to get the guests to kill their true blackmailer. Then again, he could have told the guests the truth, so he held an IdiotBall either way.]]
** [[spoiler: "Mr. Boddy" probably thought they would not believe him. Also he said that killing "Wadsworth" would make sure that their dirty secrets wouldn't get into the papers. If they did kill him however, the press would be all over it, exposing them anyway.]]
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18th Aug '16 4:50:17 AM LentilSandEater
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* CircularReasoning: The blackmail against Mr. Green is that he's gay. He has no issue with it himself, but he'd be fired if his employers (the State Department) found out because they'd view him as a security risk... which he ''is'' solely because of that policy. His stating such is met with a quick {{beat}}.
** Possibly {{Justified}}, since according to at least one of the three endings he isn't actually gay, he just came up with that as a quick excuse for why he was there as he didn't want to reveal the real reason [[spoiler: He's an FBI agent trying to flush out a security leak]].
** TruthInTelevision: This is how the reasoning behind the real-life Lavender Scare worked. No, it didn't make more sense in the actual fifties, either.

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* CircularReasoning: The blackmail against Mr. Green is that he's gay. He has no issue with it himself, but he'd be fired if his employers (the State Department) found out because they'd view him as a security risk... which he ''is'' solely because of that policy. His stating such is met with a quick {{beat}}.
** Possibly {{Justified}}, since according to at least one of the three endings he isn't actually gay, he just came up with that as a quick excuse for why he was there as he didn't want to reveal the real reason [[spoiler: He's an FBI agent trying to flush out a security leak]].
** TruthInTelevision:
{{beat}}. This is how the reasoning behind the real-life Lavender Scare worked. No, it didn't make more sense in the actual fifties, either.
16th Aug '16 4:12:47 PM AzureOwl
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Colonel Mustard's quoting Creator/RudyardKipling. The women in the house are significantly more dangerous and threatening than the men. [[spoiler: No matter which ending you watch, a woman is the/a killer.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Colonel Mustard's quoting Creator/RudyardKipling. The women in the house are [[MoreDeadlyThanTheMale significantly more dangerous dangerous]] and threatening than the men. [[spoiler: No matter which ending you watch, a woman is the/a killer.killer, and in the first two they commit ''all'' the murders.]]
5th Aug '16 8:41:22 AM jadmire
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* HighClassGloves: Mrs. Peacock and Miss Scarlett both wear long satin gloves, standard accessories for women's formal wear in the 1950's, when they arrive at the Boddy mansion, though they soon take them off and remain bare-handed for the balance of the movie.
30th Jul '16 9:01:05 AM KnownUnknown
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** 3. [[spoiler:Everyone except Mr. Green killed someone and Wadsworth is actually Mr. Boddy (and "Mr. Boddy" was actually Wadsworth's butler). Mr. Green kills Wadsworth, reveals he's an FBI plant, has all the others arrested, and says, "I'm going home to sleep with my wife."]] (The "home video" order shows this one last with a tag before it that says, [[CanonEnding "But here's what really happened."]] The third ending also features flashbacks relevant to each murder, which hint at this ending being the original.)

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** 3. [[spoiler:Everyone except Mr. Green killed someone and Wadsworth is actually Mr. Boddy (and "Mr. Boddy" was actually Wadsworth's butler). Mr. Green kills Wadsworth, reveals he's an FBI plant, has all the others arrested, and says, "I'm going home to sleep with my wife."]] (The "home video" order shows this one last with a tag before it that says, [[CanonEnding "But here's what really happened."]] The third ending also features flashbacks relevant to each murder, which hint at this ending being the original.)"]])
13th Jul '16 12:17:07 PM Premonition45
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-->'''Wadsworth:''' ''[Dismissively]'' [[StealthInsult You don't need any help from]] ''[[StealthInsult me]]'' [[StealthInsult, sir.]]

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-->'''Wadsworth:''' ''[Dismissively]'' (''dismissively'') [[StealthInsult You don't need any help from]] ''[[StealthInsult me]]'' [[StealthInsult, sir.]]me]]'', [[StealthInsult sir]].
13th Jul '16 12:15:31 PM Premonition45
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-->'''Wadsworth:''' ''[Dismissively]'' [[DeadpanSnarker You don't need any help from ''me'', sir.]]

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-->'''Wadsworth:''' ''[Dismissively]'' [[DeadpanSnarker [[StealthInsult You don't need any help from ''me'', from]] ''[[StealthInsult me]]'' [[StealthInsult, sir.]]
11th Jul '16 1:02:13 AM 7137
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* FrenchMaid: Yvette [[spoiler: who isn't really French or a maid (although she says "it's you!" with her French accent, so it may be that the American accent was fake). But [[{{Fanservice}} that's okay]]]].

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* FrenchMaid: Yvette [[spoiler: who isn't really French or a maid (although she says "it's you!" with her French accent, so it may be that the American accent was fake). But [[{{Fanservice}} that's okay]]]]. This is currently the image for the trope.
11th Jul '16 1:00:07 AM 7137
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* FrenchMaid: Yvette [[spoiler: who isn't really French or a maid (although she says "it's you!" with her French accent, so it may be that the American accent was fake). But [[{{Fanservice}} that's okay]]]]. Currently the page image for the trope.

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* FrenchMaid: Yvette [[spoiler: who isn't really French or a maid (although she says "it's you!" with her French accent, so it may be that the American accent was fake). But [[{{Fanservice}} that's okay]]]]. Currently the page image for the trope.
7th Jul '16 10:46:02 AM MaulMachine
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** Wadsworth's face when Boddy says that each of the six guests are only going to be able to keep their secrets if they kill Wadsworth at once. [[spoiler: This makes perfect sense in the third ending. Since Wadsworth is really the blackmailer, the butler he's dressed up as Mr. Boddy is about to bump him off to end the scheme.]]
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