Thanks so much for those who wracked their brains to come up with some answers for our look at running boards last Thursday, and well done.
Yes, the publicity photo is Joan Crawford back in the early days of her career.
A - “Conflict” with Alexis Smith and Charles Drake (I can never fool Caftan Woman). This is one of my favorite scenes in the movie, only because they are both sitting on opposite running boards. Yes, I am that easily pleased. Have a look here for our previous post on “Conflict.”
B - The Three Stooges in “How High is Up” (1940). This was one of my favorites in childhood because they lived under their car. Yes, I am that easily pleased. They are tinkers by trade, but find themselves accidentally hired to work as riveters on a construction site. Only if you are a fan of the Stooges will this make any sense.
C - This one wasn’t quite fair of me. I don’t know the actor sitting in frustration on the running board, but it’s from the Laurel and Hardy short “Highway Havoc”. The unknown gentleman and his companions are only a few of many motorists in a highway traffic jam made worse by the boys. If anyone had actually been able to answer this one, I would have turned over the keys to this blog.
D -Fred MacMurray in “Remember the Night” (1940). Must have been a good year for running boards. Have a look at our previous post here.