Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Movie-TV Connection Game (September 2016)

Ann Blyth and Bette Davis.
You know how this works: 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. Robert Wagner, Burt Lancaster, James Stewart, and Karen Black.

2. The TV series Bewitched and the 1968 movie The Planet of the Apes.

3. Saboteur and Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.

4. Rex Ingram and Burl Ives.

5. The Fred Astaire film Top Hat and The Bullwinkle Show TV series.

6. Gene Kelly and Esther Williams.

7. Ingrid Bergman and Miriam Hopkins.

8. Johnny Weissmuller and Sonja Henie (another easy one!).

9. Kurt Russell and Don Johnson.

10. Raymond Massey and Dennis Weaver.

11. Ann Blyth and Bette Davis.

12. The political drama The Best Man and the Jerry Lewis comedy Visit to a Small Planet.

13. The Island at the Top of the World and Pinocchio (besides the fact that both were made by Disney).

14. The Beatles and David Hedison.

15. Vivien Leigh and Noel Neill.

31 comments:

  1. 6. Danced/swam with Hanna-Barbera cartoons.

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    1. I'm skipping they're both in TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME, or any MGM all-star specs.

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    2. Great start to this game, Bill, and thanks for keying on the best connection.

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  2. 2. Maurice Evans was Dr Zaius in POTA, and Saamantha's father on Bewitched.

    14. Hedison was in Live and Let Die, theme by Paul McCartney and music score by Beatles producer George Martin.

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    1. Bryan, you're correct on both counts. However, there's another connection between David Hedison and the Beatles that's more fun.

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  3. #4: Rex Ingram and Burl Ives both played genies.

    #5: Edward Everett Horton

    #11: Regina Giddens

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  4. 12. Both written by Gore Vidal.

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  5. 10 - They both played Abraham Lincoln -

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  6. They both worked with George Reeves - Leigh in GWTW and Niell in Superman

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    1. Well done! I thought that was a pretty hard one.

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  7. A summary so far: Unanswered questions are 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 13, and there's another answer for 14.

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  8. 1. Airplanes.
    3. Statue of Liberty.

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    1. Both are correct, but we're gonna be finicky and ask for more specifics on #1.

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  9. 1. Lancaster - Airport.
    Black - Airport 1975.
    Wagner and Stewart - Airport: The Concorde.
    Beginning and end to the series.

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    1. Yes, they were all in AIRPORT movies, with Stewart in AIRPORT '77 (which is silly, but kinda fun).

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  10. 14. Submarines - David Hedison in Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea and The Beatles in Yellow Submarine

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  11. Questions still requiring answers: 7, 8, and 13.

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  12. #8 Weismuller and Henie both won Olympic Gold Medals.

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  13. #8 Weismuller and Henie both won Olympic Gold Medals.

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  14. #9 Both Russell and Johnson played Elvis in made for TV movies

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  15. 7. Both Ingrid and Miriaum played Ivy Pearson in 2 versions of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - the '31 and the '41 versions

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    1. You are right about the Ivy connection.

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    1. Congrats! Probably the hardest question as not many people have seen ISLAND.

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  17. That wraps up this edition of the Movie-TV Connection Game. Thanks to all the Big Brains who played.

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