Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Movie-TV Connection Game (August 2016)

The rules are simple: 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. The films Trapped (1973) and Miracle on 34th Street (1947).

2. Humphrey Bogart and Elliott Gould.

3. The films Blue Thunder and Cross Creek.

4. Dr. Strangelove and Blazing Saddles.

5. Paper Lion and Rio Lobo.

6. Creepers (1985) and Phenomena (1985).

7. The TV series Mr. Ed and the film The Fountainhead.

8. Rosalind Russell and Jack Lemon.

9. The film Macon County Line and the TV series The Beverly Hillbillies.

10. The TV series Captain Kangaroo and Bette Davis (this one may be tough!).

11. The TV series The Beverly Hillbillies and the Abbott & Costello movie Jack and the Beanstalk.

12. Hayley Mills and Bette Davis.

13. Frank Langella and Bill Murray (another potential toughie).

14. Elizabeth Taylor and Susan Sarandon.

15. Jeff Goldblum and Michael Rennie.

49 comments:

  1. Early bird gets the easiest one, # 2. Bogart and Gould both played Philip Marlowe, Bogart in "The Big Sleep" and Gould in "The Long Goodbye".

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    1. Great job, early bird! Always thought Gould was unusual casting.

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  2. 13. US Presidents.
    Scrooges.

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    1. Both redid Tyrone Power roles - Zorro and Razor's Edge...

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    2. RAZOR'S EDGE was what I was going for...so your other answers were all tasty gracy!

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  3. I'll try #9. They share Max Baer who produced MCL and played Jethro in BH.

    Curious about the connection in #1...

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    1. Very good! You know, Slim Pickens was one-of-a-kind.

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    2. I can still see him riding that bomb.

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  5. #8. Rosalind Russell starred in the original "My Sister Eileen." Jack Lemmon was in the 1955 musical remake.

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    1. That is true! There is also another connection.

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  6. #1.Both use department stores for telling the story.

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    1. Nice job! Thought that one might be tough because not a lot of people have seen TRAPPED.

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  7. No. 11, relatively speaking, Max Baer in the TV series and Uncle Buddy Baer in the flick with A&C.

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    1. You are right and I may divulged the answer to another question!

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  8. Could the other Rosalind Russell and Jack Lemmon connection be Eugene O'Neill? Roz was in the 1947 movie version of "Mourning Becomes Electra" and Jack was in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" on Broadway and in a 1987 TV movie.

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    1. That works, too! But there's yet another connection. Who would have think that Jack and Roz had so much in common?

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    2. Both created roles on Broadway, then did the films.Auntie Mame and Tribute.

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  9. #12.They both played twin sisters in a movie.

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    1. Nice! Probably my favorite question on this quiz.

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  11. 14. Little Women -- Liz as Amy in the '49 version and Susan Sarandon as Mrs March in the '94 version.

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    1. You're always good at these questions!

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  12. 8. Roz Russell as a reporter in His Girl Friday and Jack Lemmon as a reporter in The Front Page.

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    1. And their character's names in those films were both Hildy

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    2. Hooray! That was the first connection I thought of. It's been great fun to read all the others.

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  13. #5 George Plimpton was the actual real Paper Lion that Alan Alda portrayed. Amazingly hes listed as gunman #4 in Rio Lobo.

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    1. Plimpton, or as John Wayne called him, "Pimpleton", got a tv special out of his Rio Lobo bit. Unique chance to see Howard Hawks at work.

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    2. I recently wrote a post about it. It's on YouTube (not the best quality).

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  14. Questions still remaining to be answered: 3, 6, 9, 10, and 15.

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  15. 15. They both played aliens from outer space.

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    1. In two very different kinds of movies!

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  16. 3. Married couple Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen.

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    1. Yes, Malcolm was in both movies.

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  17. #9 Macon County Line was produced and co-written by Max Baer Jr, he played Jethro in The Beverly Hillbillies

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    1. Very good. MACON COUNTY LINE was a big drive-in hit in the South.

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  18. #10 Bette Davis in 'The Anniversary' has the exact same hair style as Captain Kangaroo. :)

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    1. Well, it's a great answer...and one could make that argument. This connection is pretty loose and involves characters with the same name.

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    1. The former a US edited version. Still has the monkey wielding a straight edged razor, I think.

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  20. 10.Captain Kangaroo had Bunny Rabbit and Bette Davis played Bunny Ohare.

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  21. 6. Creepers and Phenomena are the same movie

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  22. Thanks everyone who played this edition.

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