Author Topic: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?  (Read 17139 times)

Offline 1962sedandeville

Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #140 on: September 08, 2019, 08:16:46 PM »
Has anyone seen once upon a time in Hollywood ? They drive a 63 or 64 caddy in the movie. The only thing that bugged me is that the steering wheel had big cracks in it along the circumference and with the movie taken place in 1969 I donít believe the steering wheel should have been cracked that bad.

Offline PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192

Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #141 on: September 09, 2019, 02:03:43 AM »
Haven't seen the movie yet. I've heard it's good. My friend Brian Cohen who owns the store Vintage on Hollywood supplied original clothing for the film.

Offline Lexi

Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #142 on: September 09, 2019, 11:17:24 AM »
That is one I have not seen either. Must put it on my list. Clay/Lexi

Offline Lexi

Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #143 on: September 10, 2019, 08:33:31 PM »
Just re-watched the '80s guilty pleasure WEIRD SCIENCE, (1985), and there are a few good scenes with a pink 1959 Series 62 Cadillac which both one of boys and Kelly LeBrock drive. Clay/Lexi

Offline PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192

Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #144 on: September 11, 2019, 12:40:43 AM »
Clay, was that series based on the EC comics of the 1950s? Phil

Offline Lexi

Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #145 on: September 11, 2019, 04:03:10 PM »
I believe you are correct Phil, but I am a little vague on the details. I think the studio paid a fee for the rights to use the name, but I have no idea how close the film may have been to the comic. I am a movie buff, but more of a horror guy rather than a sci-fi or comic book fan. So you are "picking at the cracks of my knowledge" buddy. I forgot to mention that the '59 Caddy in the film was a convertible. For those not aware of this film, it is a rather silly farce that is largely enjoyable by the performance of Kelly LeBrock, in my opinion. She carried the film and showed a certain flair for comedy in this one. It is a stupid premise, but for some reason I give it a spin every few years. Clay/Lexi

Offline Lexi

Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #146 on: October 06, 2019, 06:06:36 PM »
Although outside my cinematic wheelhouse, SCHOOL TIES (1992), is notable for showing a 1956 Cadillac Series 75. Not often do we see a '56 (Limo perhaps) in a movie. Decent shots showed much of the car, except the front grille. Earlier, there was also an early '50s Cadillac ambulance scene. A period piece set in 1955, the film contains many traffic and parked car scenes especially early in the movie. While the film in my opinion is poorly paced and dare I say even boring, there is a lot of rolling vintage iron to look at as well as classic oldie music to listen to. Clay/Lexi

Offline Lexi

Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #147 on: November 09, 2019, 11:39:08 PM »
Just re-watched Hitchcock's North By Northwest (1959), and was pleasantly surprised at how many '50s Caddies appeared in this film. Early on you see a '56 & '57 parked off to the side of the road and a '55 making a turn. There is a parked '58 plus some great shots of a '58 Series 75 including it's interior during the kidnapping scene. Across the street was either a '54 or a '55 at curbside. But there is a Cadillac mystery also in this film, that may interest some car and movie buffs.

During the scene when Cary Grant is waiting for the elusive Mr. Kaplan to show on that lonely stretch of highway, a 1954 Series 75 drives by. Oddly, the tail end shot of this car shows a '55 Series 75. That one had the vertical bars rising from the rear bumper only in 1955, but as the car approached it was clearly a '54. Guess they decided to re-shoot and add to that scene & could not obtain the same car. So looks like both a '54 and a '55 Series 75 were used and passed off as the same car. If you look at the first shot below, one of those cars may also be parked across the street from the 1958 Seris 75. Think only one has the outer AC scoops. Have a look. Clay/Lexi
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Offline 62 park avenue

Re: What are the best midcentury cadillac movies?
« Reply #148 on: Today at 01:23:27 PM »
The Shape of Water Car, nice 62

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=_NHWcAoL0EI

Sorry don't know how to insert the link

New TV series called "Gangster of Harlem" has several years of Cadillac and nice Lincoln's too.

I'm enjoying the series as well as all the cars.