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    Some old film, someone attempting to pass as a Brit keeps saying this...I always assumed it was bogus...would appreciate any clues.



    Thanks.



    Always a fan of British movies since probably The Mouse that Roared, and since then have expanded my knowledge to many silent films that I have accompanied: Asquith, Hitchcock, others, as well as many happy hours watching imported British TV: Jeremy Brett's Sherlocks, Morse, Prime Suspect, Prime Minister, Prime Rib...sorry.



    Cheery bye

    Donald Sosin

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    Lots of people have said it. The phrase gets 13,000 hits on Google



    Steve

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    Senior Member Country: England cornershop15's Avatar
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    I'm sure you mean 'Irma La Douce', where Jack Lemmon plays a 'French' policeman who falls in love with a prostitute, played by Shirley MacLaine, and then pretends to be a rich English Gentleman ('Lord X') who gives her enough money to stop working. He tries to think of everything connected with England ("Cold Cream Guards") and seems to take over Jack Lemmon's real character. At the end he manages to kill off 'Lord X' by throwing all his belongings in the river but the latter returns as a ghost right at the end when he passes by the cafe owner, saying 'Cheerie Bye' - for the only time I think - as Jack and Shirley get married in church. I should know all this - it's one of my favourite films.

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    name='silentfilm1']Some old film, someone attempting to pass as a Brit keeps saying this...I always assumed it was bogus...would appreciate any clues.



    Thanks.



    Always a fan of British movies since probably The Mouse that Roared, and since then have expanded my knowledge to many silent films that I have accompanied: Asquith, Hitchcock, others, as well as many happy hours watching imported British TV: Jeremy Brett's Sherlocks, Morse, Prime Suspect, Prime Minister, Prime Rib...sorry.



    Cheery bye

    Donald Sosin

    Lakeville CT

    oldmoviemusic.com
    David Niven said it and other quaint sayings in his pretense at being an upper class, ex military man in Separate Tables, an excellent film with WendyH, Burt Lancaster, etc.



    Cheery Bye, :-)



    Barbara

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    Senior Member Country: England cornershop15's Avatar
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    One of my earliest posts. The threadstarter never came back to confirm it, so we'll never know if I was right or not - still think I am though.



    Funny seeing Barbara at this thread (the Dirk Bogarde fan). Didn't know her then.

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