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When and why did the decline of Musicals in American Cinema happen?

It seems to me that musicals are much less common in the American Film Industry these days in comparison to the 30's, 40's, and 50's. Of course, I'm not saying that they never make musicals (e.g. ...
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Why did Javert not check for the tattoo in Les Miserables?

When Javert arrests the man he thinks is Valjean why doesn't he look for Valjean's tattoo on the prisoner? After all, it is how Valjean showed he was the real man so Javert must have known about it ...
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What is the meaning of the red flag in Les Miserables?

When the people run riot at General Lamarque's funeral and when the people man the barricades a few of them are waving red flags. I assume the flag is a symbol of the revolution. Is there something ...
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Help me remember a black and white movie with a song that became a jazz standard

This was a black and white "B" or "C" film of the 40s or 50s. It was known for introducing a song that became a jazz standard. A 25 to 30 year old man is singing a song to a 10 to 12 year old girl ...