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  • n  as a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true

  • John Huston's Beat the Devil, written by Truman Capote and shot in Italy, was a magnificent leg-pull: a kind of dipsoid tirade of brilliant comic invention, played with a cross .
  • Determined Lubitsch fans may find her presence there a satiric leg-pull in the Lubitsch tradition.
  • Day of the Painter (Litfle Movies), an extremely funny 15-minute film, may be taken as a solemn leg-pull of the recent vogue for dribble-and-splotch painters, those athletic .

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