Talk:Albert B. Fall

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Any chance of this fellow being connected to the expression, "Taking the fall"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 23:27, 8 March 2006‎

Yes, he was the original "fall guy." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shootseven (talkcontribs) 20:35, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Albert Jennings Fountain murder case, and his involvement[edit]

Poor intro sentence(s), with last names used before any explanation of who they are. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:39, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Difficult burial[edit]

The claim that historians have often called Fall "so crooked that when he died they had to screw him into the ground" should be sourced. The line can be traced back to Bob Hope, speaking in character of his dead uncle in the film The Cat and the Canary, made in 1939. Since then it has been spoken of many well known reprobates, including Albert Fall, but perhaps not by historians. Ewulp (talk) 07:02, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Milkshake etymology and picture[edit]

Can we also incorporate this photo into his article? It looks fabulous. Also I would like to verify if he said this:

Sir, if you have a milkshake and I have a milkshake and my straw reaches across the room, I’ll end up drinking your milkshake

This is attributed to him in this article, placing it at the 1924 congressional hearings for the Teapot Dome scandal. The writer of There Will Be Blood adapted it into a famous phrase by the film's star character in the climax, and like Senator Fall, he also has a moustache. Ranze (talk) 18:02, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

The quote is supported by pretty good sources; I've added a ref. Ewulp (talk) 20:56, 27 April 2013 (UTC)


The investigation found Fall guilty of conspiracy and bribery, $385,000 having been paid to him by Edward L. Doheny. Fall was jailed for one year as a result....

— Any word on what year that was? And was it in "jail" or prison? Sca (talk) 17:31, 17 February 2014 (UTC)