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13 Of Cinema's Most Meta Moments | His Girl Friday (1940)
His Girl Friday (1940)

Playing off: Cary Grant’s real name, Ralph Bellamy.
Stars involved: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy.
Quote: "Listen, the last man that said that to me was Archie Leach just a week before he cut his throat."

There are two crackers in this much-loved classic screwball comedy, and it’s pretty tough to pick between the two of them. The first plays on just how much Ralph Bellamy’s character, Bruce Baldwin – played by Ralph Bellamy, we might remind you – looks like, you know, Ralph Bellamy. As Cary Grant’s Walter Burns says, “He looks like that fellow in the movies, what’s his name, Ralph Bellamy!”

Then there’s the allusion to Cary Grant’s real name, uttered by Cary Grant’s character himself, which goes something like this: "Listen, the last man that said that to me was Archie Leach just a week before he cut his throat." Touché, Mr. Leach, touché.
 

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The bit at the end of Hot Fuzz where Edward Woodwards character says "Oh lord no" just after he sets off the sea mine, the same thing he says at the end of The Wicker Man when he's about to be burnt... More

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