Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Movie-TV Connection Game (July 2015)

What do Ryan and John have in common?
Welcome to our latest installment! As always, 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. Basil Rathbone and Laurence Olivier.

2. John Garfield and Ryan O'Neal.

3. Joanne Woodward and Sally Field.

4. Lon Chaney, Sr. and Bela Lugosi (in addition to the Dracula connection).

5. Michael Caine and Basil Rathbone (and Without a Clue is not part of the answer).

6. The TV series Falcon Crest and The Waltons.

7. Born Free and From Russia With Love (there are 2 connections!).

8. Marathon Man and Little Shop of Horrors.

9. The TV series The Colbys and the movie Dracula A.D. 1972.

10. The TV series The Bob Newhart Show and Hitchcock's The Birds.

11. Tommy Kirk and Simone Simon.

12. The TV series The Danny Thomas Show and the movie Muscle Beach Party.

13. Jack Lemmon and Dwayne Hickman.

14. Leslie Nielsen and George Hamilton.

15. The first season of the TV series Bracken's World and Charlie's Angels.

36 comments:

  1. 1. Richards III. And Olivier played Moriarty in 7% Solution.

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    1. And thanks to Bill, this quiz is off to a rousing start!

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  2. 9. Stephanie Beacham.
    10. Suzanne Pleshette.
    14. Love at First Bit and Dead and Loving It.

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    1. Yes, yes, and yes! Very good, Mr. Hartzog.

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  3. 7. Both have scores by John Barry?

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    1. Yes, that is one of the connections!

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  4. 3. The Three Faces of Eve and Sybil (both about women with Multiple Personality Disorder)

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    1. Well done! Hey, Sybil had a lot more personalities than Eve.

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  5. 7. As well as Matt Monro vocals for title themes.

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    1. I'm impressed...also because you spelled Matt's last name correctly.

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  6. 6. Earl Hamner created both.
    8. Both feature scary dentists.

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    1. Yes and yes. "Scary dentists" is a very accurate description!

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  7. 4. Played the vampire in London After Midnight and its remake Mark of Vampire
    15. Peter Haskell

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    1. Also for #4, both were directed by Tod Browning

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    2. Great job on #4, Gilby! Although Peter Haskell did guest star on CHARLIE'S ANGELS, there is a better connection between the two shows.

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    1. I didn't think of that, but, yes, that's a very good connection. There's another one, too.

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  9. 3. Woodward and Field both played characters who initially dislike the Paul Newman character but ended up falling for him. ("The Long Hot Summer," "Absence of Malice"
    --Don Effenberger

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    1. Don, I was thinking of the split personalities when I wrote the question, but I may like your connection even better!

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  10. Boy, apparently you have to get up as early as possible to get in on this game! All the ones I know are already taken. I tried with the ones not yet answered, but no luck. I love these things though, Rick, and always have fun reading them.

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  11. Quick recap: 2, 5, 11, and 13 have not been answered. There's another answer to 15.

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  12. 12. ANNETTE! 15. Unseen voice.

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    1. Impressed that you got the unseen voice. Not many people remember BRACKEN'S WORLD.

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  13. 2. Both played boxers, Body and Soul and The Main Event

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  14. 11. Animal transformations. Shaggy Dog, Cat People.

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    1. Wouldn't it have been awesome to have them both in the same movie?

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  15. 13. Both dressed as women
    Jack in "Some Like It Hot" and Dwayne in "Ski Party"

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    1. Excellent, Toto! SKI PARTY is a surprisingly funny variation of SOME LIKE IT HOT.

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  16. And thus, #5 is the only unanswered question!

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    1. That's a great connection. The fun part of this game is learning about connections other than the ones I thought of. I didn't realize Basil played Marley! There is another less interesting connection between the two actors.

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    2. And that concludes this month's game! Thanks everyone for playing.

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  18. Thanks for providing the excellent quiz!

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