Poll Suggestion: Sax Appeal

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The saxophone was invented 128 years ago on June 28th, 1886 by Adolphe Sax.

Which of these movies is the best portrayal of the instruments or its artist, the saxophonist?

Rule: Minimum 1000 votes

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls098484683/
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I'm beginning at saxophone, I'm certainly not a the level of a pro, but it feels very special to make a poll that I can relate to.
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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I played the Sax 55 years ago! The Sax had no appeal for me though!
I played the Bass Trumpet instead!!!!!!!!
Bach Model B188 - Stradivarius Bb Bass Trumpet and more Bb
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Lisa Simpson plays the sax. The Simpsons Movie.
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cinephile

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Thank you, I forgot about that one.
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All added
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? ?
 
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033712/reference
Robert Montgomery ... Joe Pendleton
Claude Rains ... Mr. Jordan
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033712/ratings
5,637 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 7.6 / 10 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033712/plotsummary
Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake,
and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy...
Boxer Joe Pendleton who is affectionately known as "the Flying Pug",
because of his interests in flying and playing the saxophone,
crashes his plane while piloting to a match in New York...
At first unsure of himself,
Joe regains his self-confidence when Sisk, his valet,
hands him the saxophone....
Rita Johnson Evelyn Keyes and Robert Montgomery in Here Comes Mr Jordan 1941

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033712/mediaviewer/rm4095644417
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Heaven Can Wait (1978)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077663/reference
Warren Beatty ... Joe Pendleton
James Mason ... Mr. Jordan
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077663/ratings
17,836 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 6.9 / 10
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077663/plotsummary
A Los Angeles Rams quarterback,
accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel
before he was meant to die,
returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire.
One of his mental relaxation techniques is to play the soprano saxophone
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soprano_saxophone
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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That's A Clarinet!!@(*&^%^$#$%$#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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cinephile

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Added, thank you.
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Does this have to be all movies? I know of a very famous tv show where the wife of a bandleader who plays the sax horrendously bad.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043208/...
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I think that it would be better to make saxophonist in TV series in another poll.
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Another for TV list ? ?

The Benny Hill Show (1969-1989)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063869/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063869/soundtrack
Yakety Sax
Written by Boots Randolph and James Rich
(closing theme)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNBL5OMeuno
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcq_xLi2NGo

NOT!
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Thank you, I'm gonna brainstorm about that TV list in the next days.
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cinephile,

For your consideration for a TV version of the poll:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Three_Sons#Musical_connections
... MacMurray began his career as a saxophone player during the 1930s, and sometimes played it on the series, as well as clarinet. ...

My Three Sons (1960–1972)
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cinephile

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Added, just noticed your comment thanks to Pencho.
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Pencho15

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Cinephile, have you seen Dgranger's suggestion?
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cinephile

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Thanks, for pointing it out to me.
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Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/1yeoNLU1pJY/

Congratulations Cinephile
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You forgot The Talented Mr Ripley. That was the first film came to my mind. Hardly ever has the sax had so much sex appeal than when played by Jude Law as Dickie Greenleaf.
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I'd like to suggest Lost Highway, please.
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txy and Scott W, Thank you, I keep those re-push ideas on a private list. I might re-push this poll this week.
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Sorry for the long delay, I almost forgot about that. I submitted the re-push.
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