Monday, March 2, 2015

The Movie-TV Connection Game (March 2015)

What do Travolta and Olivier have in common?
We're back with another edition of the connection game. As always, you will once again be given a pair or trio of films, TV series, or performers. Your task is to find the common connection. It could be anything--two stars who acted in the same movie, two movies that share a common theme, etc. As always, don't answer all the questions so others can play, too. There is a single best answer for each question.

1. The Apartment and Bonnie and Clyde.

2. Elizabeth Montgomery and Bette Davis.

3. Jeff Bridges and Michael Rennie.

4. Bob Hope and Don Knotts.

5. Hayley Mills and Bette Davis.

6. Jim Hutton and Ralph Bellamy.

7. Sidney Poitier and James Franciscus.

8. Carol Burnett and Vivian Leigh.

9. Laurence Olivier and John Travolta.

10. Strangers on a Train and Ride the Pink Horse.

11. Charles Laughton and James Stewart.

12. Janet Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor.

13. Oliver Hardy and Jack Haley.

14. Cary Grant and Rex Harrison.

15. Telly Savalas and Christopher Lee.

23 comments:

  1. 2. Bette David acted opposite Elizabeth Montgomery's father Robert in June Bride

    8. Carol Burnett spoofed Vivien Leigh's most famous role in the skit "Went With the Wind"

    12. Janet Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor played sisters in Little Women ('49)

    Am I close?

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    1. Elisabth, your answer to #2 is better than the one I was thinking of (which someone guessed below)! You are right on 8 and 12--though there's another fun answer to #12.

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  2. 2. Davis and Montgomery played witches.

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    1. You are correct--and yet there's still one more answer. I didn't that Liz and Bette were so connected!

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  3. 6. Jim Hutton and Ralph Bellamy both played Ellery Queen.

    7. Sidney Poitier played a high school teacher in To Sir With Love and James Franciscus played a high school teacher in the TV series Mr. Novak.

    13. Oliver Hardy and Jack Haley both played Oz's Tin Woodman.

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    1. Well done on all three questions, Jerome!

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  4. 15. Both played 007 villains, OHMSS (Blofeld) and The Man With the Golden Gun (Scaramanga).
    3. Both played aliens, Starman and The Day the Earth Stood Still.
    1. Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty, siblings.

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    1. Yes, quiz guru, you are right on all three!

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  5. 2. Elizabeth Montgomery starred in a TV movie remake of Bette Davis' "Dark Victory".

    3. Jeff Bridges and Michael Rennie have played aliens in "Starman" (JB) and "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (MR).

    5. Hayley Mills and Bette Davis have played twins in "The Parent Trap" (HM) and "A Stolen Life" and "Dead Ringer" (BD

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    1. Your answer to #2 was the one I was thinking of when I wrote the question--though, per the previous comments--there are other intriguing correct answers. You're right on 2 and 5, too, of course!

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  6. 10. Both feature carousels
    11. Both played lawyers and senators.
    14. Both played ghosts.

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    1. I'm pressed, Toto, especially with getting both lawyers and senators for #11! I had actually forgotten they both played lawyers.

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  7. 4. Both in versions of Paleface. 9. Both in movies named CARRIE!

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    1. Nicely done on both questions, Bill! I thought the CARRIE one might be difficult, but I've learned never to underestimate the cinematic intelligence of those who visit the Cafe.

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  8. 15. They both appeared in Horror Express in '72

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    1. 9. LO played the 'White Angel' Dr. Christian Szell in The Marathon Man and JT played the archangel in Michael.

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    2. I actually wrote the question with the Bond villain connection in mind and only realized later that HORROR EXPRESS was a more direct connection. You're so smart!

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  9. There is an additional connection for #12 that hasn't been answered. Otherwise, this quiz is complete--and in record time, I might add.

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  10. This is a stretch for #12 - both starred in movie musicals from Broadway shows. My Sister Eileen and Bye Bye Birdie for Leigh, A Little Night Music for Liz.

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  11. Or...both made movies with Lassie.

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    1. Sorry, Bill! I didn't see this post when I came up with the same answer!

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    2. Lassie was the first connection I thought of!

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