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20th Jun '16 2:27:32 PM davah301
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* SuspiciousSpending: Colonel Mustard drives a very expensive car for someone who lives on a colonel's paycheck. His explanation is that he inherited the money during the war. [[spoiler: He actually stole and sold airplane parts on the black market during the war.]]
12th Jun '16 7:27:05 AM Anicomicgeek
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* RedHerring: All of the characters have some connection to the government, often with ties to the military and the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. None of this is actually important since, as we're told in all three endings, "Communism was just a red herring".
** Also, we never learned the cause of the broken window in the ballroom. Though it can probably be assumed it was broken by a tree branch during the storm.

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* RedHerring: All of the characters have some connection to the government, often with ties to the military and the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. None of this is actually important since, as we're told in all three endings, "Communism was just a red herring".
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herring". Also, we never learned the cause of the broken window in the ballroom. Though it can probably be assumed it was broken by a tree branch during the storm.



* StraightGay: Mr. Green is this. [[spoiler:Except in the third ending, where he was [[TheMole a plant]] ("A plant? I thought men like you were usually called a fruit.") from the FBI [[FauxYay pretending to be gay]] so he would be blackmailed, and is in fact [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday "going home to sleep with [his] wife"]].]]
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation So he says.]] [[spoiler:He couldn't very well have told his boss something else, could he? All the evidence that he was gay burned up earlier in the movie.]]
** Given Wadsworth's surprise when going through the evidence, [[spoiler:it's probable that Green actually is straight--or, at the least, being gay would not appear to be what he was being blackmailed for]].

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* StraightGay: Mr. Green is this. [[spoiler:Except in the third ending, where he was [[TheMole a plant]] ("A plant? I thought men like you were usually called a fruit.") from the FBI [[FauxYay pretending to be gay]] so he would be blackmailed, and is in fact [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday "going home to sleep with [his] wife"]].]]
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[[AlternateCharacterInterpretation So he says.]] [[spoiler:He He couldn't very well have told his boss something else, could he? All the evidence that he was gay burned up earlier in the movie.]]
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movie, though given Wadsworth's surprise when going through the evidence, [[spoiler:it's it's probable that Green actually is straight--or, at the least, being gay would not appear to be what he was being blackmailed for]].
2nd Jun '16 10:59:14 PM TheShadow
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* OneCrazyNight: * The movie, like the game it's based on, features a a cast of [[IncrediblyLamePun colorful]] characters trying solve a murder before their all killed. Hinjinks ensue as everyone from a singing telegram to [[spoiler: J. Edgar Hoover]] show up to interrupt them.
1st Jun '16 10:29:34 PM TeraChimera
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* AssholeVictim: Mr. Boddy is blackmailing everybody, and all the people who die are his informants. PlayedForDrama in the second ending, where Wadsworth points out to the murderer that, since they did the world a great service by getting rid of those people, he's willing to keep quiet about the murders. The other guests agree and even serenade the murderer with a version of "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" as they leave the mansion.



** [[spoiler: In the third ending, Mr. Green takes his glasses off before shooting Wadsworth / Boddy. He never puts them back on, either.]]

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** [[spoiler: In the third ending, Mr. Green takes his glasses off before shooting Wadsworth / Boddy.Boddy to hide the fact that he's reaching for his gun. He never puts them back on, either.]]


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** Mrs. Peacock gets slapped hard by Mr. Green to stop her from screaming. Wadsworth repeats this during TheSummation.
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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