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Reverend Spooner dictated a list of his favorite movies to his befuddled secretary. That well-meaning lad, unaware of his master's tendency to swap some of the consonants in a phrase, did not realize these were movie titles. He thought he would improve the sense of the items in the list as you see below.

Your task is to set things right by deducing what Spooner actually said, and identifying the intended movie title.

  1. Blunder Involving Gliding Toy
  2. Sunrise Over the Place to Keep Garden Tools
  3. Purchaser of Easter Flower
  4. Those Presenting the Bill for Organic Tortillas
  5. Greetin' the People of Sound Mind by Chimin' a Bell
  6. A Citrus for a Recordkeeper of Asian Cookware
  7. Ouchy Milk Farm
  8. Athlete Whose Home is by the Train Tracks
  9. Cereal That Will Make You Grow Tall
  10. Rousing the Warriors
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    $\begingroup$ Some of these would only work if Spooner had pronounced them like a American would -- but Spooner, not being American, would not be likely to do so. $\endgroup$ – Glen_b Sep 13 '15 at 13:50
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Finished!

Blunder Involving Gliding Toy

Kite Flub (Fight Club)

Sunrise Over Place to Keep Garden Tools

Dawn of the Shed (Shaun of the Dead)

Purchaser of Easter Flower

Lily Buyer (Billy Liar)

Those Presenting the Bill for Organic Tortillas

Natural Corn Billers (Natural Born Killers)

Greetin' the People of Sound Mind by Chimin' a Bell

Ringin' in the Sane (Singin' in the Rain)

Citrus For a Recordkeeper of Asian Cookware

A Wok Clerk Orange (A Clockwork Orange)

Ouchy Milk Farm

Hurty Dairy (Dirty Harry) [Peter Taylor]

Athlete Whose Home is by the Train Tracks

Railhouse Jock (Jailhouse Rock)

Cereal That Will Make You Grow Tall

Height Wheat (White Heat)

Rousing the Warriors

Waking the Braves (Breaking the Waves)

Nice puzzle.

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow! Great job so far. And I was worried I'd made things too obscure. I've modified #7 slightly. $\endgroup$ – dennisdeems Sep 12 '15 at 10:59
  • $\begingroup$ Hey! If you're going to nick my answer without attribution then you could at least give me an upvote. $\endgroup$ – Peter Taylor Sep 12 '15 at 12:55
  • $\begingroup$ @petertaylor Sorry. I had genuinely answered this on my own and have just seen your answer, but it's clear that you had arrived at the answer a while before I posted. $\endgroup$ – Gordon K Sep 12 '15 at 13:19
  • $\begingroup$ You still haven't got #6. It's a little more direct than you're thinking. You were closer before. $\endgroup$ – dennisdeems Sep 12 '15 at 14:39
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    $\begingroup$ This is a great puzzle. I couldn't stop laughing at some of the answers, especially the second and fourth $\endgroup$ – SirParselot Sep 17 '15 at 19:13
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Ouchy Milk Farm

Hurty Dairy => Dirty Harry

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