Monday, January 11, 2016

The Movie-TV Connection Game (January 2016 Edition)

The connection between David Hartman
and George C. Scott?
Welcome to a new year and a new edition of the Cafe's most popular game! 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. Art Carney and Tim Allen.

2. Errol Flynn and Louis Hayward.

3. To Kill a Mockingbird and So I Married an Axe Murderer (this one could be tough!).

4. Fabian and Charles Bronson.

5. Susan Hampshire and Natalie Wood.

6. Glynis Johns and Julie Adams.

7. Billy Wilder and Beach Party.

8. Hal Halbrook and Charles Laughton.

9. John Wayne and Chuck Connors.

10. Dick Powell and Robert Conrad.

11. Bill Bixby and Tony Curtis.

12. Robert Fuller and Gary Cooper.

13. Beau Bridges and Allison Hayes.

14. Ray Milland, Kirk Douglas, and Henry Fonda.

15. David Hartman and George C. Scott.

50 comments:

  1. 1. Art Carney and Tim Allen both played Santa Claus. (The Night of the Meek, The Santa Clause)

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  2. 12. Robert Fuller's scout on "Wagon Train" was Cooper Smith ... so named for Fuller's fondness for Gary Cooper, and "Laramie" co-star John Smith. Is that it?

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    1. There's a better connection for these two.

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    2. Aha! Obviously, it's been a long time since I last saw "Friendly Persuasion": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PtTtKikJAs

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    3. It came to me as I tossed and turned in the middle of the night (not about this, particularly). And she's one of my favourite singers! Julie - "Emergency!"/"Man of the West". That's gotta be it.

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    4. And you are naturally right. That was the first connection I thought of between them.

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  3. 11. They both played magicians -- Bixby on the TV show The Magician and Curtis in Houdini.

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  4. 10. Both played private detectives -- Powell as Phillip Marlow in Murder My Sweet - and Robert Conrad as Tom Lopaka in the TV series Hawaiian Eye.

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    1. That is true, but both also played other roles that shared another occupation.

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  5. 2. Both played Captain Blood.
    9. Trouble Along the Way.
    12. Friendly Persuasion

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    1. Right on all counts! Surprisingly, there are additional answers for 9 and 12.

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  6. 13. Special effects: Beau Bridges - "Village of Giants" and Allison Hayes - "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman"

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  7. 5. Susan Hampshire and Natalie Wood both starred in 60s movies with Tony Curtis about an international car race, "Those Daring Young Men and Their Jaunty Jalopies" and "The Great Race".

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  8. 7. Harvey Lembeck was in Wilder's Stalag 17 and played in the Beach Party films as Eric Von Zipper. He is my ideal!

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    1. Nicely done, Toto! I thought that was a hard one.

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  9. There are still answers (or additional answers) to 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 15.

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  10. 6. Aquatic humanoids. Mermaid and Creature from Black lagoon.

    15. Scrooge related.

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    1. 6 is true. CW got the Tony Curtis road each connection.

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  11. 9. Think Wayne used the same kind of fancy rifle which Connors used in Rifleman.

    14. All starred in courtroom dramas?

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    1. 9 has to do with another of Chuck's TV series. 14 involves one of Henry Fonda's worst movies.

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  12. 15. They both played doctors -- Hartman on The Bold Ones:The New Doctors, and George C. Scott in the '71 film The Hospital.

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    1. Very good. I never thought of that! There's another connection, too.

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  13. 4. Both starred as real life '20's gangsters. Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly.

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  14. 10.Both played western agents. The Tall Target and WWWest.

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    1. I'm impressed. That was a tough connection.

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  15. Still remaining (though correct alt answers have been given to some): 3, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, and 15.

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  16. 9. Hatari and Cowboy in Africa?

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  17. 3. Axe Murderer has a song performed by the Boo Radleys.

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  18. 14. All three had to battle to "save their world": killer bees for Henry Fonda in "The Swarm"; overgrown "Frogs" for Ray Milland; and overthrow of the U.S. government for Kirk Douglas in "Seven Days in May."
    --Don Effenberger

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    1. True, but they all were in movies with octopi.

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  19. 9. Both Wayne and Conners played a character named McCord -- Wayne in North to Alaska and Conners in his 60s TV series Branded.

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  20. Looking for additional answers to 6, 12, and 15.

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  21. 6. They both played James Stewart's 'wife'....
    Glynis in Dear Brigitte and Julie on the Jimmy Stewart Show.

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    1. Thank you! That was the first thing I thought of.

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  22. The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. See the link below for more info.


    #appearance
    www.ufgop.org

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  23. 15. Both were in TV remakes of classic Christmas movies. Hartman in "Miracle on 34th Street (1973) and Scott in "A Christmas Carol" (1984)

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  24. 15. Both were in TV remakes of classic Christmas movies. Hartman in "Miracle on 34th Street (1973) and Scott in "A Christmas Carol" (1984)

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    1. That is very, very good! I never thought of that. The first connection that popped into my head was dirigibles: Hartman rode in one in THE ISLAND AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD and Scott starred in THE HINDENBURG.

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