Films to Help Remember Phone boxes

March 19, 2019 | Posted by Guest Reviewer | FILM, LIFE | 2 Comments |

Cigarettes, hats & gloves, phone boxes…where did you go? Here’s an aide memoire for phone boxes…let us know of more!

All the President’s Man [Woodward to Deep Throat: “We talked about Wallace.” DT: “This is different.”]

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy [main image…Vale Baxter (or so he thought)]

The Apartment  [see below: “She looks just like Marilyn Monroe!”]

Dr Strangelove [“If you don’t get the President of the United States on that phone; you’ll have to answer to the Coca-Cola company.”]

The French Connection [Popeye in the subway, tailing ‘Frog One’: “I don’t care how many bartenders you got sick, i told you I’m not working that joint. That’s right…same to ya, buddy.”]

Get Smart

Glengarry Glen Ross [Phones everywhere, trying to sell dirt…]

Goodfellas [Jimmy reacts badly to news that Tommy has been whacked; he takes it out on the phone box. Talk about shooting the messenger…]

I Know Where I’m Going! [see image at foot]

The King of Comedy [Rupert Pupkin, on the half-hour: “Jerry Langford, please…oh, i’ll call back later.”]

The Maltese Falcon

North by Northwest

The Rainmaker [jury-tampering pranks…]


Séance on a Wet Afternoon

The Servant

“Get down here, sis…”

The Silent Partner [‘We’re partners, you and I…”]

Sorry, Wrong Number 

Sunset Boulevard


Withnail & I

(Withnail to his agent) “Well, lick ten percent of the arses then!”

(and don’t forget those phony Chinese food boxes…)


  1. Reply

    Steve Hense

    March 21, 2019

    What’s the Bottom one, with the guy in the raincoat?

    • Reply

      Lesley Jakobsen

      March 21, 2019

      It's from "I Know Where I'm Going!" He's mad because the waterfall makes it hard to use the phone. (They installed it during a dry summer and forgot about it..._

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