Author Topic: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?  (Read 7060 times)

Offline Lexi

Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #60 on: February 22, 2017, 12:20:58 AM »
Was watching Sly Stallone's The Specialist and there are some great shots of a 1964 Eldo. It gets destroyed in a bomb explosion. There is also a 1956 Cadillac Series 62 convertible parked on the street, opposite Sly who is making a call from a telephone booth. Clay/Lexi
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Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2017, 12:16:23 PM »
Driving Miss Daisy was a good one, but they switched cars in the middle of the 'trip' to the south.    Larry
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Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #62 on: March 13, 2017, 08:06:09 PM »
The Dunham Coach company is now famous for the customized '71 Caddy in Super Fly (1972), and soon other "pimpmobile" caddies found their way into a number of subsequent films. Think Live and Let Die (1973) as well as Magnum Force in 1973, (but not sure if that was a Dunham), had them. While not mid century, (and also not stock), for some reason I have always been fascinated by them. They can also feature vintage caddy parts that are not stock to the vehicle modified, (such as 1941 Cadillac Goddess horn ornaments mounted on a 60s or 70s Caddy hood).

Was watching Fort Apache The Bronx (1982) the other day and was reminded that there is a scene where a cop (played by Paul Newman), smashes the headlight and destroys the driver side wiper arm on what looks to be a late '60s Caddy pimpmobile by Dunham. The TV show Counting Cars also featured an episode with a Dunham bodied Caddy. Think that episode was called "Pimpmobile". Danny really went to town on that one with Ryan doing a stellar pimpy gold fleck paint job-guaranteed to blind the onlooker, if not wearing shades. Clay/Lexi
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Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #63 on: March 13, 2017, 08:09:26 PM »
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Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #64 on: March 13, 2017, 08:13:34 PM »
I missed that one in between watching horror and crime drama-but nice footage just the same! Clay/Lexi

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Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #65 on: March 30, 2017, 06:48:12 PM »
Lots of great scenes in Hud as Paul Newman burns rubber on dirt (sound effects).
Jon

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Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2017, 11:09:25 PM »
Just finished re-watching An Affair to Remember with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. There are great shots of the millionaire girlfriend's black 1957 Series 75, (and with the door open). Also spotted what looks like an early 50's Cadillac parked across the street in another scene. Lots of other interesting traffic shots are also presented. Always nice to have a commercial vehicle so prominently featured in a film, especially one shot in color. Clay/Lexi

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Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #67 on: September 11, 2017, 07:18:03 AM »
I just rewatched the movie hidden figures. Many good cars but hard to find a Cadillac.

At the end when they ask her to make a mad dash to verify some numbers they run through a parking lot.

In that parking lot there is a 1962 Cadillac Convertible in 26 York Blue with a white top. You get a second view of it on the return trip.  I need to take some time and look frame by frame. It goes by quick. At first glance it looked like it had a passenger side mirror

This is the only the second York Blue convertible I have seen.
And this one was polished up in the sun. The other was a full finish survivor.  Seeing that car I do not know why that color was not more popular.
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Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #68 on: September 11, 2017, 05:46:53 PM »
I must watch that film and hope to see that Cadillac. Clay/Lexi

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Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #69 on: September 26, 2017, 04:58:57 PM »
The 1958 series 75 from The People Under the Stairs.
A 58 series 75 is on Craigslist now.  It is tempting. But I don't need to spend the money.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/d/1958-imperial-limo-divider-ac/6289466596.html
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