Monday, June 22, 2015

The Movie-TV Connection Game (June 2015)

What's the connection between
Charles Bronson and Bing Crosby?
Welcome to a new edition! We're trying to get back on a regular schedule after a busy May, so here's the second quiz of the month. As usual, you will be given a pair or trio of films 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. Laurence Harvey and Danny Kaye.

2. Charles Bronson and Bing Crosby (a bit of a stretch).

3. Rod Taylor and Vincent Price.

4. Ann Blyth and Glynis Johns.

5. Peter Graves and Alan Young.

6. Little Shop of Horrors and Werewolf of London

7. Fredric March and Brad Pitt.

8. Have Gun--Will Travel and The Thomas Crown Affair (another stretch).

9. Robert Lansing and Gregory Peck. 

10. The movie Calling Bulldog Drummond and the TV series Green Acres.

11. Errol Flynn and Richard Thomas.

12. Maureen O'Hara and Geena Davis.

13. Laurence Olivier and Colin Firth,

14. Russ Tamblyn and Grant Williams.

15. Basil Rathbone and Charlton Heston.

40 comments:

  1. Bronson's in Nazi POW camp Great Escape. Crosby's company produced Hogan's Heroes.

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    1. That's a very good connection! There's another one, too, though perhaps yours is the better of the two.

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  2. 9. Both play General Frank Savage in Twelve O'Clock High, tv and movie.
    11. Both played The Master of Ballantrae.
    7. Both played Death, Frederic March in Death Takes a Holiday, and Brad Pitt in the remake, Meet Joe Black.

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    1. Right on all three questions (of course!).

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  3. #4: Both Glynis and Ann played movie mermaids.

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  4. #14: Both Russ and Grant played miniature folk (tom thumb, The Incredible Shrinking Man).

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  5. #2. Charles Bronson and Bing Crosby (a bit of a stretch).

    Well, if it is "stretching" you want - could you be likening Bronson in the Rat Pack spoof "4 for Texas" with Crosby in the Rat Pack spoof "Robin and the Seven Hoods"?

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    1. Well, this one is generating all kinds of fun answers.

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  6. 2. Both made movies with "White" in the title, too.

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  7. The answers so far to #2 are better than what I was thinking. I was connecting them by characters in their movies that performed a similiar action.

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  8. 2. So it's personal executions - Death Wish 1-26, and, as pictured, Dr. Cook's Garden?

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  9. Yes, that's the first connection I thought of. Bronson is clearly a vigilante in the DEATH WISH movies and isn't that really what Dr. Cook does in DR. COOK'S GARDEN?

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  10. 8. Both Paladin and Thomas Crown live in San Francisco.

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    1. They do! Again, a better connection than the one I made....

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  11. Thomas Crown's Boston, I think. Chess.

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    1. That was the connection I was thinking of.

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  12. 5. TV shows starring horses. 6. PLANTS!

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    1. Yes on both and very good with the plants!

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    1. I thought they were both very good in the role, too.

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  14. Late to this game, but had to comment, Bing in a goatee??? Blowing my mind!

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  15. Some of these are real stumpers but I can name two more:

    12. Both women played pirates.

    15. Both played Sherlock Holmes

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  16. Actually I just got one more. 1. Angela Lansbury was with Danny Kaye in The Court Jester and Laurence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate.

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    1. That's a good one I never thought of. There's another connection, too.

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  17. 1. Both played real life fairy tale writers - Grimm and HC Anderson.

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  18. 10....Only can see both spinning out of earlier movies/shows.

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    1. There's a fun, obscure connection.

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  19. Here's the recap: All questions have been answered except #10. You folks are just too smart!

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  20. 10. Pidgeon's mansion and grounds called Green Acres?

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  21. No one seems to have tried 9. Robert Lansing and Gregory Peck.
    The connection that comes to my mind is Twelve O'Clock High.

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