Monday, September 14, 2015

The Movie-TV Connection Game (September 2015)

What do Steve McQueen and Larry
Hagman have in common?
Welcome to the September edition! Once again, 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. Lee J. Cobb and Dustin Hoffman.

2. The TV series Spenser: For Hire and the movie The Sound of Music.

3. Bette Davis and Cate Blanchett.

4. George Maharis and Arthur Hill.

5. Peter Ustinov and Maureen O'Hara.

6. Rip Torn and Burl Ives.

7. Anthony Quinn and Anthony Hopkins.

8. Paul Newman and Steve McQueen.

9. Raymond Burr and Burl Ives.

10. Mysterious Island (1961) and It Happened to Jane.

11. The movies Scent of Mystery and Polyester.

12. Jack Lord and Tom Selleck.

13. June Lockhart and Dorothy McGuire.

14. George Maharis and Tony Shalhoub.

15. Larry Hagman and Steve McQueen.

30 comments:

  1. 4. Deadly mlcrobes - Satan Bug, Andromeda Straln.

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    1. Bill, you've got this quiz off to a fine start!

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  2. 1. Both starred in versions of Death of a Salesman, film, tv.
    2. Robert Ulrich married Heather Menzies who appeared in Sound.
    3. Both played Queen Elizabeth.

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    1. Well done, David. You're correct on all counts (as usual).

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  3. 10. Crustaceans - crab/lobsters.
    15. The Blob and Son.

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  4. 7. Both played the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
    8. They were both in The Towering Inferno but that seems way too obvious.
    9. Both played defense attorneys, Burr as Perry Mason and Ives in The Bold Ones

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    1. 8. McQueen also had one of his first, uncredited bits in Newman's Somebody Up There Likes Me.

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    2. Jerome, you're correct on all three (though there's another connection between McQueen and Newman).

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  5. No. 6: Both played Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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  6. 11. Both used, um, Oder-a-rama.

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  7. 13. They both played doctors -- McGuire in the TV movie The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel and Lockhart Dr. Robinson in TV's Lost In Space

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    1. That's true! There's another connection, too, although it's a little indirect.

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    2. 12. They both played US Navy men -- Jack Lord was in The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell; he played Lt. Commander Lansdowne - Tom Selleck was in Midway and he played an aid to Navy Capt. Cyril Simard. They also both played private detectives - Lord in Dr. No and Selleck in his TV show Magnum P.I.

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  8. Connections that can still be answered (or have other connections in additions to ones listed): 5, 8, 12, 13, and 14.

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  9. #8 McQueen in Le Mans and Newman in Winning both played auto racers.

    #12 Lord and Selleck both starred in tv shows based and filmed in Hawaii

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    1. Randy, you're correct on both counts!

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  10. #14 Both played characters named MONK.

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  11. 5. They both starred in films that took place in Australia - Ustinov in The Sundowners and O'Hara in Kangaroo.

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  12. 13. Dorothy McGuire, Old Yeller, June Lockhart, Lassie.

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  13. 13. They both played characters with the last name Robinson - McGuire in Swiss Family Robinson and Lockhart Dr. Robinson in Lost In Space.

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    1. Well done! Essentially, they play the same character since LIS was inspired by SFR.

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  14. On question#2 Robert Uhrich (Spencer) was married to Heather Menzies(SOM)! I know my 60-70's series and The Sound of Music!!!!

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  15. To close out this addition, one other connection between Maureen O'Hara and Peter Ustinov is that they both played pirates (her in AGAINST ALL FLAGS and him in BLACKBEARD'S GHOST). Thanks everyone for playing!

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