It’s one of the most quoted movie lines of all time, part of one of the biggest holiday HITS of all time…..
Unfortunately, it’s not really a movie.
We probably all remember, “Keep the change, ya filthy animal”, spoken in a suspenseful black and white movie that the central character of ‘Home Alone’, Kevin McCallister watches while he’s….well….home alone. The name of the film? ‘Angels With Filthy Souls’. Trouble is, the flick doesn’t exist – it was created specifically for ‘Home Alone’ by director Chris Columbus.
Who knew? Obviously, Seth Rogen didn’t. He tweeted on December 26th, “My entire childhood, I thought the old timey movie that Kevin watches in ‘Home Alone’ was actually an old movie. ” And Chris Evans, a.k.a. Captain America, was equally in shock, responding to Rogen’s tweet with, “IT’S NOT???”
Kinda like being told that Santa doesn’t exist. By the way, the fake motion picture is inspired by James Cagney’s very real 1938 movie, ‘Angels With Dirty Faces’. Here’s a clip of the faux film…