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23rd Apr '16 7:49:53 AM TeraChimera
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Thanks to being set in TheFifties. Wadsworth saying that Mr. Boddy drove Mrs. Wadsworth to suicide by blackmailing her over being a socialist is perfectly plausible for movie set during the Red Scare. But, although it's still not a mainstream political position, it is strange to watch the movie in TheNewTens when there's a sitting member of the U.S. Senate who describes ''himself'' as a socialist. Likewise, Mr. Green's concern about being outed as a gay man comes off as if it's mere public embarrassment or scorn he'd deal with, but since the film is set in the fifties and Green has a government job it'd almost guarantee he'd be fired.
15th Apr '16 7:45:31 AM Berrenta
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* GetOnWithItAlready: At the end of the movie, the murders are explained in excruciating detail by Wadsworth, prompting the other characters to yell this several times.
--> '''Wadsworth''': And to make a long story short--\\
'''Col. Mustard''': Too late.
** Once they even do it as a chorus.
--> '''Wadsworth''': I'm getting there! I'm getting there!


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* ToMakeALongStoryShort: At the end of the movie, the murders are explained in excruciating detail by Wadsworth, prompting the other characters to yell at Wadsworth to get it over with several times.
--> '''Wadsworth''': And to make a long story short--\\
'''Col. Mustard''': Too late.
** Once they even do it as a chorus.
--> '''Wadsworth''': I'm getting there! I'm getting there!
24th Mar '16 2:32:40 PM KeithTyler
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'''Professor Plum:''' A long black car!\\

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'''Professor Plum:''' A long black car!\\car! [[note]]i.e., a hearse[[/note]]\\
23rd Mar '16 10:39:25 AM ShadowWingLG
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* AudibleGleam: The ''soundtrack'' actually does one of these when, during TheSummation, Wadsworth imitates Yvette smiling. (Which she doesn't actually ever do.)

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* AudibleGleam: The ''soundtrack'' actually does one of these when, during TheSummation, Wadsworth imitates Yvette smiling. (Which she doesn't actually ever do.do on camera, her back is to the audience when they are introduced we only have Wadsworth's word she did so.)
18th Feb '16 10:17:34 AM bartraeke
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*FreezeFrameBonus: When the killer is collecting the evidence to throw it in the fire, you can see a picture of [[spoiler:Col. Mustard and his driver, The Motorist. Extra points for it being right before the The Motorist himself is killed right after saying on the phone that one of the guests was his old boss.]]
4th Feb '16 8:01:22 PM TitoMosquito
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* {{Blackmail}}: This serves as the driving force behind the plot, since Mr. Boddy had blackmailed all of the guests [[spoiler: except possibly Mr. Green in the third ending]].

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* {{Blackmail}}: This serves as the driving force behind the plot, since Mr. Boddy had blackmailed all of the guests [[spoiler: except possibly Mr. Green in the third ending]].ending. Also, the Motorcist threaten to tell their superiors about Col. Mustard's black market dealings unless he gets half the profit.]]



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26th Jan '16 8:07:50 PM GrammarNavi
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The six guests travel to the remote mansion after receiving an invitation from Wadsworth (TimCurry) to expose his employer, Mr. Boddy, as a blackmailer. Mr. Boddy turns the tables on the plan: he gives everyone a weapon and asks them to kill Wadsworth so no one will have their secrets exposed. When the lights go out, someone kills Mr. Boddy; since everyone has both the means and a motive to [[JustForPun turn Boddy into a body]], everyone becomes a suspect in his murder. The group opts to solve the case themselves rather than call the police, and HilarityEnsues--and in a good way. While made in TheEighties, the film sets its story in TheFifties (and in New England) to justify both the large mansion and the politically-charged secrets of its main cast.

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The six guests travel to the remote mansion after receiving an invitation from Wadsworth (TimCurry) (Creator/TimCurry) to expose his employer, Mr. Boddy, as a blackmailer. Mr. Boddy turns the tables on the plan: he gives everyone a weapon and asks them to kill Wadsworth so no one will have their secrets exposed. When the lights go out, someone kills Mr. Boddy; since everyone has both the means and a motive to [[JustForPun turn Boddy into a body]], everyone becomes a suspect in his murder. The group opts to solve the case themselves rather than call the police, and HilarityEnsues--and in a good way. While made in TheEighties, the film sets its story in TheFifties (and in New England) to justify both the large mansion and the politically-charged secrets of its main cast.



*** Wadsworth is played by TimCurry; what did you expect?

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*** Wadsworth is played by TimCurry; Creator/TimCurry; what did you expect?



* LargeHam: See TimCurry, below. Especially during TheSummation, which could be summed up as "Wadsworth reenacts the entire movie by himself, but [[RuleOfFunny in the silliest way possible]]."

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* LargeHam: See TimCurry, Creator/TimCurry, below. Especially during TheSummation, which could be summed up as "Wadsworth reenacts the entire movie by himself, but [[RuleOfFunny in the silliest way possible]]."
20th Jan '16 11:53:27 AM BanditMage
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* TheOldestProfession: Miss Scarlett runs a "house of ill fame". Mr. Green asks for the phone number.

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* TheOldestProfession: Miss Scarlett runs a "house of ill fame". Mr. Green Prof. Plum asks for the phone number.
20th Jan '16 11:17:49 AM BanditMage
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* ActingUnnatural: When Miss Scarlett and Mr. Green close the doors to the study and the lounge, they unconvincingly feign nonchalance in how they lean against the doors.

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* ActingUnnatural: When Miss Scarlett and Mr. Green Prof. Plum close the doors to the study and the lounge, they unconvincingly feign nonchalance in how they lean against the doors.
17th Jan '16 7:20:18 PM mkmckoy
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** Mr. Green lampshades this trope when he suggests Wadsworth may be the murderer, given he knows about all the [[SecretUndergroundPassage secret passages]]. Wadsworth calmly responds, “Don’t be ridiculous. [[EvilGloating If I was the murderer, why would I reveal how I did it?]]”

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** Mr. Green lampshades this trope when he suggests Wadsworth may be the murderer, given he knows about all the [[SecretUndergroundPassage secret passages]]. Wadsworth calmly dismissively responds, “Don’t be ridiculous. [[EvilGloating If I was the murderer, why would I reveal how I did it?]]”


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* ThePerryMasonMethod: Wadsworth uses this [[spoiler: in the third ending to compel all the guests to confess to their respective murders.]] Miss Scarlet even lampshades Wadsworth’s use of this method.
-->'''Wadsworth''': True or false?
-->'''Miss Scarlet''': True! Who are you, Perry Mason?
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