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TCM CUT the Key points to the movie


20 minutes into the movie, a reference is made to the 1st wife visiting on the honeymoon of the husband and the 2nd wife. About 15 minutes were cut. A later reference in the movie 'Parent Trap' 1997 shows 'Nick' making the same moves in an elevator.

But mostly, there were many comedic antics that lead up to this. One of them was that Nick and his first wife meeting at the home with his second wife. Then an insurance man asking about whether the first wife was still living and whether their was insurance fraud which leads Nick to search out a man that was on the island.

TCM skips this part so it doesn't add up.

Basically, they cut the film to an hour and most of the antics are not funny because you don't know the background.

What kid did they hire to make cuts to promote classic movies and talk about them?

I recorded this to watch at a later time, so I KNOW I didn't miss anything.

What a butcher job. Dude should have worked at a recycle center.

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I've seen this on TCM a few times... most recently right now. I've never seen an edited version. Don't know what you're referring to - and I've never seen a TCM movie that was cut beyond the ones that are restored and missing parts to bigin with.

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Just watched this on TCM and it ran the full 88 minutes, complete with the insurance agent's visit, etc.

Not sure where you watched an hour long version, but TCM doesn't edit the films it shows. Sometimes they do show edited versions, because that's all they can get their hands on, but they don't cut the movies themselves.

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Maybe you just fell asleep for a few minutes.

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really? I had no idea it had been cut b y TCM.



When there's no more room in hell, The dead will walk the earth...

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I watched it this morning on TCM and nothing had been cut. They pride themselves on getting every last bit of footage, even if sound is missing as it is in some super ancient DW Griffith films (Abraham Lincoln?)(And Rear Window's kiss had to be reworked and is a little gauzy?) But I've never seen editing on TCM. Maybe it was a channel with commercials that edited it?

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Are you sure you were watching it on TCM? Because TCM prides itself on never cutting anything.
Maybe you watched one of those butchered "Condensed Classics" that stations like Silver Screen Classics run as filler.
They take public domain movies and gut them to fit a 60 minute time slot, with a cheesy host who cuts in with lame comments every now and then.
And My Favorite Wife is a public domain movie.

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TCM never cuts movies. They're a big fan of restoring them to their original condition and adding lost scenes whenever possible.

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