Is the title a joke?


I haven't seen this film, but it this title a joke/pun at the expense of the American censors at the time?

The Amazing Dr Clitterus??

Just a thought :)

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I read a book once on the films of Humphrey Bogart where it said he often refered to the film as The Amazind Dr. Clitoris, because he din't like his part or something.

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Little mystery to what was one the writer's mind when he penned this gem. Rosebud...

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the first time I read it I was on Ronald Reagan's page, and scrolling down, I stopped and thought to myself...

"wtf?"

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Yeah i saw a bit of it on Austar and was like WTF! and i was laughing for like an hour, lol

"Do you have a reservation?" "Do I look like a freakin' Indian?" Lil' Marie & Paulie - Rocky Balboa

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the title is CLITTERHOUSE.grow up.

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I'd rather not, I prefer being immature.

"Do you have a reservation?" "Do I look like a freakin' Indian?" Lil' Marie & Paulie - Rocky Balboa

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sadly its not that great a movie that it really warrants the joke. edqard g and bogard together, i was expecting more from it i guess. movie doesn't really work. see edward g in "scarlett street" or "woman in the window" for a better movie instead. or i guess "brother orchid" for those 2 stars working together once again.

the white zone is for unloading passengers...

who shot who in the what now?

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"..grow up"..???...it's so obvious the writers were going for a gag name....they could just as easily have called it The Amazing Dr. Cawksucker or The Amazing Dr. Kuhntlikker

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They should have made the Doctor character female, then her first name could have been Virginia.

Never believe anything that comes out of Hollywood.

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I wasn't expecting much. I mean, with relative unknowns like edqard and bogard.

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best come back ever. lol

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who caught the oddness of the title. First thing that came to my mind was "this was run past the censors???"

What an odd title. And I know what everyone else thinks the title resembles. That's the first thing that came to my mind. lol

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It may have been more likely that the name Dr. Clitterhouse sounds a little like what a doctor of a mental hospital would be called, and that's what the writers had in mind.

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Just a hunch, but would that be Dr. Richard Cox?

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Whether it was a joke or not, you would think that someone would pointed out the inevitable reaction to the title character's name. I knew someone whose last name was Letwat. He dealt with kidding all his life. By, the way my first name is Dick.

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LMAO I know! I haven't seen it either, but a while back saw it advertised on foxtel and did a doubletake. I mean, it's so obvious! But I suppose I lot of people would have been unaware of that particular term back in the '30s. But then I noticed that remakes were made in 1947 and 1962 - and i'm surprised no one changed the name back in the 60 s (remember this is after the Kinsey report and the introduction of the pill, so people were more in the know about these matters). How do they pronounce it in the movie? I'd be laughing everytime if they said it the way you wrote it. lol

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That was my first thought...that many people truly didn't know the term in the 30s, and since it didn't actually say "the“ word it was passed. Then after that, for subsequent productions, maybe it became cool to push the envelope. Fascinating really. And not a bad little story, very different.

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