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Discussion in 'Production Made Costumes and Props' started by mattropolis, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. mattropolis

    mattropolis New Member

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    I know the house used for the outside shots burned down a number of years ago, and that the interiors were done via sets. Does anyone know if there are any props from that movie around or in a collection anywhere? I'd love to see one, or heaven forbid, actually own one...
     
  2. Stairstars

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    Being a Paramount picture the furniture was all theirs. The large red throne chairs in the entry way, best seen at the resolution sequences at the end, were from the old RKO hoard and were used in CITIZEN KANE and later STAR TREK:TOS. A member here owns the one used there.

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  3. mattropolis

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    That's pretty cool info! I'd love to know if anyone has id'ed the actual murder weapons. I would love to buy copies if they are simple enough to get.

    I know the rope should be easy enough to duplicate. :)
     
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  5. mattropolis

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    Had no idea there was a firearm movie database. I just lost 2 hours... :lol

    Anyone know about the knife or candlestick?
     
  6. Wakeem

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    I think the prop to own from the movie would be Yvette the maid. I'll give the movie another look for more reasonable items.
     
  7. Marc Wagner

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    The knife is an old WWII British Commando Knife.
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    The candlestick is an antique "Diamond Princess" candlestick. Diamonds Candlesticks

    Here's a pic of my Clue weapon collection:
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  8. Monkey67

    Monkey67 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This was a great movie with a fun cast. Thanks for sharing your collection. Btw where did you get the cast card set?
     
  9. Rik1138

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    Check the paper props sub forum. Someone recently made them there, you can download bad print them I think...

    [Edit] Haha, turns out it was Marc that made for that display... Makes sense I guess. :) Here's a link to the thread:
    http://www.therpf.com/f40/clue-movie-188152/
     
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  10. Monkey67

    Monkey67 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the link and info
     
  11. Marc Wagner

    Marc Wagner Member

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    HAHA yeah that was me...
     
  12. Amish Trooper

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    Love the collection. Crap I priced some of the items and geesh. do you have good alternate/resin replica sites for these?
     
  13. Marc Wagner

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    It is indeed a very expensive collection!

    A replica of the knife can be bought here:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAKISTAN-KNIVES-Commando-Knife-11-1-4-Overall-Matte-Finish-Brass-/400644104052?pt=Collectible_Knives&hash=item5d483fdf74]PAKISTAN KNIVES Commando Knife 11 1/4" Overall Matte Finish Brass

    The rope and pipe can be bought at any hardware store (the pipe isn't really made from lead these days).

    The wrench is an antique pipe/monkey wrench I got on Ebay. There are lots of them up for sale but the trick is finding the one used in the movie. There are a bunch with wood handles that look like the right one but the one they used is solid metal.
    Like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-Handled-12-Inch-Monkey-Nut-Wrench-Stamped-Intermediate-/171215933972?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27dd43d214]Metal Handled 12 Inch Monkey Nut Wrench Stamped Intermediate

    The candlestick, unfortunately, doesn't have any replicas that I am aware of. I found a set of two at an estate sale. They had no idea what they had but I did! I kept one and sold the other to another person who was looking to collect the Clue weapons. They are antiques so its hard to find them cheap. Keep searching ebay and you may get lucky.

    The gun I have yet to find an acceptable replica. A genuine will run you about $250+. Mine is a plastic toy that I painted (my wife wouldn't allow me to have a real gun - even without any ammo)

    Hope that helps!
     
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  14. Barry Taylor

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    I bought the other candlestick from Marc and love it. Thanks again Marc.
     
  15. Gary Ambrosia

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    Here is my collection. The only weapon I do not have is the H&R. That's a tough firearm to find. I managed to reproduce a few of the blackmail photos as well. The wrench is a british issued Billings/Coe wrench (UK Gas Grip, whatever that is) stamped with a triangle symbol centered with a 'B', the candlestick is one of the Diamond Jubilee collection, "The Diamond Princess" (pretty easy to find on ebay- got mine for $60 a set) and the dagger is an old Fairbarn Sykes WWII British Commando Knife (those are pricy, but I found a cheap replica in brass for $25 on ebay). The pistol (according to IMFDb) is an H&R model 732 with nickel finish and a 4" barrel. The rope is a standard hemp- I can't tell whether it's 5/8" or 3/4", and the lead pipe is a 1 1/2" x 18" standard galvanized iron pipe nipple (Home Depot).

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  16. Gary Ambrosia

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  17. Risu

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    Oh man, this is one of those times where I really wish I hadn't been browsing the RPF. Now I want to collect them as well.
     
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  18. Barry Taylor

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    This is why I love the RPF. I thought I was the only person who had a crazy obsession with this movie.
     
  19. fbsc

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    Hi all. I am new to the forum, directed here mainly because I am trying to assemble my own collection of Clue weapons. Looking at the candlestick, and comparing screenshots from the movie, I'm still a little unsure exactly which model was used. Is the Prince of Diamonds? The Princess of Diamonds? Something about the way the candlestick was photographed for the movie is making it difficult for me to match. If anyone can help me narrow this down I would greatly appreciate it. And props (pun intended) to those of you with such great collections!
     
  20. Raiders March

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    Absolutely loved this movie when i was growing up. Watched it way too many times on vhs. Great to see prop collectors on this forum consider it worthy of it's own collection.:thumbsup
     
  21. Monkaboo

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    Found the knife on eBay: PAKISTAN KNIVES Commando Knife 11 1/4" Overall Matte Finish Brass

    It has begun. I also scored a candlestick holder off of ebay as well. Next I am trying to track down the revolver, but everyone is selling the short stubby barrel. When i have the others, I can just stop at the hardware store and pick up rope and pipe.
     
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  22. Raiders March

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    I've got the same knife on it's way to me. Bought the candlesticks and the plumbing wrench about two months ago. They are a perfect match to what we see on screen.
    As others have said, the revolver is difficult to find, might just make my own replica. Would be really hard to import one to Australia anyway.
    Just picked up the right sized pipe too. The rope can be added at anytime.
    See if you can post pics of the weapons you've got so far. Happy collecting :cheers
     
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  23. Monkaboo

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    Anyone able to tell me what size plumbing pipe Mr. Green had??? I am guessing 12 inches, but if anyone actually knows, that would be swell. I am looking for the OD and ID as well. Tracked down the wrench. It should be here next week. When I get the rest, I plan on making Mr. Body's suitcase to put them into. Getting closer.
     
  24. Raiders March

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    Someone else in this thread said 1 1/2 inches diameter for the pipe. That looks right from the screencap to me, so that's what i went with. The length is 18 inches i believe, but should'nt matter all that much. It can be hard to tell because someones hand is usually covering the pipe when they are holding it in the movie, this can make it difficult to judge.
     
  25. Monkaboo

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    I will agree with the 1 1/2 inch dia. I did find a picture with Tim Curry holding all the weapons on a tray. If I really wanted to find out, I guess I could do some math and get closer to the real deal.

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    Also, my candlestick has arrived and my wrench is going to be here any day!! FYI I looked and looked for this wrench. It has to be the real deal. I mean production had to remove as much trade markings but it is the real deal. I will take more pictures when it arrives.

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    The wrench has to be a Billings Coes 12" Adjustable Monkey Wrench. The nut is the give away. It is more square than others that are out there. The Triangle logo... I am 99.9% think this is the right one! And it is all mine!

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    I will take more pictures when it arrives. Perhaps do a comparison. Does anyone have any idea what kind of suitcase that Mr. Boddy had to keep all the gifts inside? I know it might be a long shot, but if you know, could you share with the class??

    Thank you!
     
  26. Monkaboo

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    Marc Wagner mentioned the King of Diamonds is the right candlestick holder while Gary Ambrosia says it is the "The Diamond Princess" is the right one. Which one is it? I happen to have both models and I feel that the King of Diamonds would be the right one. Any insight would be welcomed. Thank you!
     
  27. Marc Wagner

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    It's the Princess. I was wrong on my original post.
     

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  28. Raiders March

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    I am also confident that is the same wrench used in the film. Really don't mean to burst your bubble or anything, but your candlestick pictured is from the same grouping of vintage candlesticks, but does not match this screenshot from Clue showing the candlestick in it's box. I believe you've picked up the King or Queen Diamond series, instead of Diamond princess. They are slightly different, but if your not fussed , stick with the one you just got.
    No info to help you with suitcase i'm afraid, but i would be curious to find out too SC20150219-175809.jpg
     
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  29. Krnlmustrd

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    I'm pretty sure the candlestick is the Prince model. Try superimposing the image of the candlestick over the movie still and it should match.
     
  30. thanoss99

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    I'm so glad I stumbled on to this page! I've always been a super-fan of Clue the board game and movies. I'm starting my collection! A few quick questions:

    The candlestick in the movie looks like it is a bit smoother in the "beehive" section than the real versions. Also, is the base a square? The real life Princess/Prince of Diamonds is more of an octagonal shape to it. I'm curious if the prop in the film was just MADE to look similar to the Princess/Prince of Diamonds and is not a genuine.

    How long a length of rope would one need to get the desired length (including hangman's noose) from the scene where the guests discover Yvette on the billiard table? movie-of-the-day-clue-L-SkbLrm.jpeg
     
  31. Raiders March

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    This is the last of the clue props that i had to acquire. The commando knife was difficult and also a bit pricy as i had no luck importing one and had to buy through a local knife shop. At least in this way i was able to get a U.K made one and not an ebay cheapy.
    So a guy i work with was willing to try and 3d print the H & R for me using an existing file for another revolver and tweaking it to match the H & R as much as possible. I did'nt want to go through the hassle and expense of importing a real gun from America, which is pretty much the only country i saw them available to purchase. And also i have a seven- month old daughter, needless to say my wife was not keen on the idea of a real gun in our place. Although it is solid with no working parts, i think he did a good job except for the shape of the grips, what do you guys think? I'll post pics again once i get a chance to paint it SC20150220-230230.jpg 20150628_144139.jpg
     
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  32. Wakeem

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    Hasbro needs to make a movie version of the game. It's the anniversary and still nothing. Thanks for all the prop information. After a few other things these are next.
     
  33. DMPOMP

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    I'm looking for the revolver as well. I'm surprised it is quite hard to find. I wonder why they used such an obscure weapon.
     
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  34. Gruson

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    Has anyone ever made a set of game cards that are pictured at the end of the movie? I've played Clue my entire life and love the movie. Always wanted those cards as my playing cards. Anyone know?
     
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  36. NateV66

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    I know this is an old thread but how did the prop revolver turn out. I'm gathering the weapons props and don't want to go through the hassle of getting the real gun. Is there a 3D print plan out there somewhere?
     
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  37. Raiders March

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    Hi, i guess it turned out good enough. Most guys on this thread had a close enough gun, possibly toys, but something is better than a missing prop. 20180320_194443.jpg
    Good luck with finding the clue props!
     
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  38. Nodarse

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    Any progress on that suitcase? I too have been planning on making one, and would love any information on his briefcase if anyone has it.
     
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  39. Nodarse

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    Hi, all! I'm new to the thread, though I've been reading it for a bit. I was wondering if anyone had any information on Mr. Boddy's briefcase, as I'm looking into making my own. Does anyone out there know anything at all about it? Thanks!
     
  40. Raiders March

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    Have'nt found anything myself, but not really invested in the search right now. It would be a nice way to display them in the briefcase.That, or maybe even the boxes Mr Body gives out to the guests
     
  41. frylinck

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    I don't have all of my research handy, but I am putting this together as a gift as well.

    This is the best picture I have on me at the moment.
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    I will update when I can recall what the actual suitcase was, but it was from the 1950s and is around $1,300 so I just got a 1950s Samsonite in faux alligator for about $40

    The knife:
    Fairbairn and Sykes British Fighting Knife with the 3rd pattern ringed handle.
    https://www.fairbairnsykesfightingknives.com/third-pattern.html
    You can find lots of good replicas

    The gun:
    I just used a toy gun. but the real model was mentioned earlier in this thread.

    The Pipe:
    I had home depot cut me a piece of 1" diameter by 18" galvanized pipe because I couldn't find that exact size.

    The Rope:
    I used 20' of 5/8" tan cotton braided rope with a hangman's noose wrapped 12 times.

    The Candlestick:
    The Diamond Jubilee Candlesticks mentioned else where in this thread. I specifically used the Prince of Diamonds size.

    Pipe:
    The Billings 12" railroad wrench.

    I am still working on the individually sized black 2 part boxes and purple ribbon. And I need to add a brace to hold the suitcase open like it was in the movie.

    Good luck to anyone putting this set together its a fun found prop project.

    ~Tim
     
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  42. Nodarse

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    Thanks for that info; I'll definitely be on the look out for your briefcase update! This is indeed a fun prop project. Here's how I've chosen to display my collection thus far:
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    It's not ideal, but I'm still working on a better way to display all the weapons.
     
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  43. Kovnyn

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    I like it. Simple, yet conveys the message, and any fan of the movie will immediately know what it is.
     

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