Monday, November 14, 2016

The Movie-TV Connection Game (Nov 2016)

Lloyd Bridges and Jacqueline Bisset.
You know the rules! 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 Horton and Gregory Peck.

2. Judy Collins and Elizabeth Taylor.

3. Bruce Springsteen and Keith Carradine.

4. Andy Williams and Peter Sellers.

5. Claude Rains and David McCallum.

6. Lloyd Bridges and Jacqueline Bisset.

7. Kurt Russell and Clint Eastwood.

8. Jack Palance and Kirk Douglas.

9. Fred Astaire and Robert De Niro.

10. Linda Evans and Fred MacMurray.

11. Stalag 17 and Beach Party.

12. Ray Milland and Jack Lemmon.

13. Robert Wagner and Kevin Costner.

14. Robert Redford and Cliff Robertson.

15. The Dirty Dozen and The Thing With Two Heads.

34 comments:

  1. 11. Harvey Lembeck: motorcycle gang leader in Beach Party and clownish POW in Stalag 17.

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    1. Thanks for getting this quiz off to a good start, Bryan!

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  2. #4: Claudine Longet (Andy a spouse, Peter a co-star)

    #5: The Invisible Man (Rains in feature, McCallum on TV)

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  3. 12. Ray Milland (Lost Weekend) and Jack Lemmon (Days of Wine & Roses) both in movies where they played alcoholics.

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    1. Well done, Bryan. Fine performances by both actors.

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  4. 14. Robert Redford & Cliff Robertson were both in Three Days of The Condor

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    1. Good job, John. There's also another connection between these actors, too.

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  5. 14. They both starred in Sunday In New York - Redford in the original Broadway play, and Robertson in the film version.

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    1. That's an awesome connection. And there's yet another one, too. Who would have thunk these two had so much in common?

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    2. They both played barnstorming pilots: "The Great Waldo Pepper" and "Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies." Robertson was in real life a well regarded pilot.

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    3. Well done. Wow, the connections just keep on coming for those two performers.

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  6. 3. They both won Oscars for Best Original Song Keith Carradine for I'm Easy from Nashville and Springsteen for Streets of Philadelphia from Philadelphia.

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  7. Still needing answers: 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, and there's another answer for 14.

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  8. Oops - I was just deleting my answer because I had forgot to put the question # by it - so here goes again -
    2. Send In The Clowns from A Little Night Music - Judy had a hit record with it in the mid 70s and Liz sang it in the film version of the musical. (Glynis Johns sang the song in the original Broadway play)

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    1. You know, I love Glynis Johns--but not her rendition of that lovely song.

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    2. And yet Stephen Sondheim wrote that song specifically for Glynis Johns range and ability to perform it!

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    3. I know. And while it's wistful, I just don't care for her version.

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  9. 6. Scuba-diving -- Bridges in Sea Hunt and Bisset in The Deep.

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  10. 14. Watergate -- Redford in All The President's Men and Robertson in Washington: Behind Closed Doors

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    1. And they also played political candidates in THE CANDIDATE (Redford) and THE BEST MAN (Robertson).

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  11. 1. Amnesia - Man Called Shenandoah, and Mirage.
    8. TV Jekyll and Hyde(s).
    9. Both in Francis Coppola films.

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  12. 7. Movies with pet apes - Russell with his pet chimp in The Barefoot Executive and Eastwood with his pet Orangutan in Every Which Way But Loose

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    1. That was my favorite question in this edition...

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  13. 10. Barbara Stanwyck. Fred McMurray worked with her in Double Indemnity and Linda Evans worked with her in The Big Valley.

    15. Both movies featured ex-football players, Jim Brown in The Dirty Dozen and Rosey Grier in The Thing With Two Heads.

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    1. Terrific job on both questions, Jerome.

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  14. The only question not answered is #13.

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  15. 13. Both played former golf pros called back into the game. Banning and Tin Cup.

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    1. Well done, Bill! BANNING is a guilty pleasure and, of course, co-starred Jill St. John long before she and Wagner were married.

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  16. 13. Golf movies - Costner in Tin Cup and Wagner in Banning. I can think of a couple other connections as well, one is they both played Lt Commanders in the US Navy - Wagner in Midway and Costner in No Way Out.

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  17. That concludes this month's game. Thanks to everyone that played!

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