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  • noun US, dated, slang A telephone.

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After Don Ameche, who played Alexander Graham Bell in a 1939 film.

Examples

  • The other versions are Folies Bergere (1935), with Maurice Chevalier in the dual role, One Night in Rio (1941) with Don Ameche, and On the Riviera (1951) with Danny Kaye.

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  • Ameche and Tierney are a handsome, appealing pair from their first meeting in a bookshop, while Charles Coburn (as scampish Grandpa Hugo) and Allyn Joslyn (as Henry's strait-laced cousin Albert) round out a fabulous supporting cast.

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  • When it comes to love, will she choose one of her rich new acquaintances or loyal everyman Ameche?

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  • These two callous millionaires (portrayed by Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) get their kicks by placing crazy wagers for high stakes ($1!) that result in changing the lives of a common criminal (Eddie Murphy) and a commodity broker (Dan Aykroyd).

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  • Dipping into the 22 episodes plus the TV movie pilot, it's very clear this was a warm-up for Murder She Wrote: a weekly anthology of crime with a genial host and a raft of guest stars like Don Ameche, Ed McMahon, Sal Mineo, Vincent Price, Joan Collins - you get the idea, the Love Boat, Fantasy Island sort of gang.

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  • Heaven Can Wait (1943) -- On the day of his death, assured that he'll be rebuffed in Paradise, aristocratic New Yorker Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche) pays a visit to His Excellency (Laird Cregar), a highly courteous Lucifer who agrees to listen to Van Cleve's life story and determine whether he's right for Hell- a place people had often "told him to go."

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  • Dipping into the 22 episodes plus the TV movie pilot, it's very clear this was a warm-up for Murder She Wrote: a weekly anthology of crime with a genial host and a raft of guest stars like Don Ameche, Ed McMahon, Sal Mineo, Vincent Price, Joan Collins - you get the idea, the Love Boat, Fantasy Island sort of gang.

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  • A little greedy, perhaps, but not as they're depicted in films think Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche in Trading Places and not evil like Osama Bin Laden.

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  • Dipping into the 22 episodes plus the TV movie pilot, it's very clear this was a warm-up for Murder She Wrote: a weekly anthology of crime with a genial host and a raft of guest stars like Don Ameche, Ed McMahon, Sal Mineo, Vincent Price, Joan Collins - you get the idea, the Love Boat, Fantasy Island sort of gang.

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  • Berry caught two more passes for 21 and 12 yards, and then Unitas, spotting Huff cheating to his right in an effort to stop Berry, sent Ameche up the center on a perfectly executed trap play.

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