Monday, March 14, 2016

The Movie-TV Connection Game (March 2016)

What do Myrna Loy and Jo Ann Pflug
have in common?
Welcome to our March '16 edition! For those who have never played this game, 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. Tom Poston and Boris Karloff.

2. West Side Story and Bunny Lake Is Missing.

3. Tom Tryon and Christopher Reeve.

4. Holly Hunter and Rosalind Russell.

5. Richard Dreyfus and Bo Derek.

6. Ava Gardner and Vanna White.

7. David Janssen and Jaclyn Smith.

8. Audrey Hepburn and Deborah Kerr (there are at least two connections--one of which is related to #12 below).

9. Jo Ann Pflug and Myrna Loy.

10. Ralph Waite and Henry Fonda.

11. Robert Cummings and George C. Scott (this one might be hard!)

12. The King and I and West Side Story (the films, not the plays...and a connection other than both are musicals).

13. George C. Scott and Rex Harrison.

14. Sandra Dee and Debbie Reynolds.

15. Detour (1945) and The Naked Kiss.

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    1. Very impressive! Surprisingly, there is also another connection.

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  2. Scott portrayed Juror #3 in the TV-movie 12 Angry Men, (1997), for which he won an Emmy.

    Cummings played Juror #8, in the first televised performance of Twelve Angry Men, a live production that aired in 1954 He also won an Emmy for his performance

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    1. You and Bill hopped on this one! Per above, Cummings and Scott share another connection too.

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  3. 7. Starred in series turned into movies. And both in series co-starring Farrah.

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  4. 1. They were in different versions of the film The Old Dark House. Guess which one was better? :D

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  5. 3. They both played priests in films - Tyrone in The Cardinal and Christopher Reeve in Monseigneur.

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    1. Another connection between Tryon and Reeve is that both were renown authors. Tryon wrote the best seller, The Other; and Reeve wrote an acclaimed autobiography.

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  6. 14. They both played Tammy in some of the Tammy films - Debbie in Tammy & The Bachelor and Sandy in Tammy and the Doctor

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  7. 12. Marni Nixon - she voiced the songs for both Deborah Kerr and for Natalie Wood.

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  8. 10. Each played the father in series/film based on Earl Hamner's Spencer's Mountain.

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    1. Nice job. I thought that was one of the harder questions.

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  9. #4 Both played journalists, Hunter in Broadcast News; Roz in His Girl Friday.

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  10. 5. Jaws And ORCA! The killer whale.

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    1. Well done. Bo seems like such an odd choice for ORCA.

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    2. They both appeared in films about ghosts, Dreyfus in Always and Dereck in Ghosts Can't Do It.

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    1. One of Vanna's very, very few roles!

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  12. 8. They both played nuns - Kerr in Black Narcissus and Hepburn in The Nun Story -- the other related to 12. is the Marni Nixon link - Marni voiced the songs for both Kerr (The King and I) and Hepburn (My Fair Lady). Both actresses also were favorite leading ladies of Cary Grant.

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  13. Still not answered: 2, 9, 13, and 15. Plus, there's another fun answer for 11.

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  14. Number 9. They both played Nora Charles..Loy in the Thin Man Movies and Pflug in a TV movie.

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  15. 13. They both played doctors - Harrison in Dr. Doolittle and George C. as Dr. Bock in Hospital.

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    1. True, but there's a more fun connection and Dr. Doolittle is part of the answer.

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  16. 2. The incomparable Saul Bass provided title sequences for both.

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  17. 13. Talk to the animals. Dolphins in Scott's case?

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  18. Recap: 15 is unanswered and there's another response for 11.

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  19. 11. Playing two roles? Scott in Movie/Movie, Bob C as Grampa in his own show.

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    1. That's good, too. I was going for a connection related to an energy source.

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  20. 15. Phones as murder weapons.

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  21. 11. Bit of searching links Scott's The Formula to Cummings' Free For All '49. Gasoline replacements.

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  22. And with Bill's awesome answer to #11, that concludes this edition of the Mivie-TV Connection Game. Thanks everyone for playing!

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  23. Beelzabub here. Late as always
    #12 Rita Moreno appeared in both of these film musicals as well as the voice of Marni Nixon

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