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Postby Ragnar » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:36 am

Just found out about this remake of the classic Humphrey Bogart world warII drama circa 1942.
Surprising this movie is rather highly rated staring Jim Belushie commanding a M3A1 Grant tank
Bought it off Amazon for $12, they also have the original with Bogie which I’ll undoubtedly pick up also lol....
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Postby Jimster » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:48 am

Thanks for the heads up. I’ll have to watch them some day.
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Postby Jimster » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:48 am

Whiskey post. I mean double post.
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Postby Ragnar » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:44 am

Hey Jimster,just finished the book....2 thumbs up buddy! :thumbup:
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Postby Ecam » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:43 pm

Watch the two of those back to back. Dialogue was almost identical. Riveted slab hull in the original, a cast hull M3 in the remake. Other than color and a cast change, the same movie.

Just pulled out the movies, I was wrong both are riveted hulls. Seems I have mixed it up with a cast hull monument tank that had that name on it.......
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Postby Ragnar » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:54 pm

Ecam wrote:Watch the two of those back to back. Dialogue was almost identical. Riveted slab hull in the original, a cast hull M3 in the remake. Other than color and a cast change, the same movie.

Just pulled out the movies, I was wrong both are riveted hulls. Seems I have mixed it up with a cast hull monument tank that had that name on it.......


Will have to grab the original and give them both a close look over,knowing Hollywoods love of old vehicles curious if this tank could be one and the same in both films.
Imagine Belushie,thinking .....Damn Bogie once rode in this tank!! :haha:
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Postby RobW » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:44 am

Check to see if it's the same one from "1941"?

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Postby Ragnar » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:50 pm

RobW wrote:Check to see if it's the same one from "1941"?


Ahah! Another Belushie movie :thumbup:
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Postby Ragnar » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:20 pm

Ragnar wrote:
RobW wrote:Check to see if it's the same one from "1941"?


Ahah! Another Belushie movie :thumbup:


Annnd the answer is’
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Postby RobW » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:23 pm

Sherman bogeys, so may be relatively unique?

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Postby Ragnar » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:57 pm

Read where the early Sherman’s had the same running gear as the M3,
And on doing some further digging there’s conjecture that for 1941 Steven Spielberg specifically wanted the M3 to pay homage to the original Sahara, unable to find one a mock-up was put together out of plywood.
Not really to sure about that but the latest one in the Belushie Sahara seems to tick all the box’s as the real deal ....if not a Sherman built clone.
Personally I love the scenario of Lulubell being the same original tank in all 3 movies regardless of how improbable that would be....lol
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Postby Ragnar » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:32 pm

RobW wrote:Sherman bogeys, so may be relatively unique?

To be correct the Sherman had M3 bogies! :D
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Postby Kaczor » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:38 pm

There were M3s with new type of bogies. Those two are from Lend-Lease.
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Postby RobW » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:09 pm

There's an M31 in Israel with the M4 bogies, I'd assumed it was from a later refit. Good to know.

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