Monday, April 24, 2017

The Movie-TV Connection Game (April 2017)

Patrick & Ray: What's their connection?
Along with April showers comes a new edition of one of our most popular features! 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.  Patrick McGoohan and Ray Bolger.

2.  The TV series The Virginian and Laredo.

3.  David Hedison and William Shatner.

4.  Rachel Ward and Gene Tierney.

5.  Florence Henderson and E.G. Marshall.

6.  Robert Reed and Roy Thinnes.

7.  Chuck Connors and George C. Scott (could be a toughie).

8.  Michael Landson and Alan Hale, Sr.

9.  Cary Grant and Michael Landon.

10. The Thomas Crown Affair and The Thief Who Came to Dinner.

11. The made -for-TV movies Something Evil and Duel.

12. James Garner and the TV series Mission: Impossible.

13. Chill Wills and Rocky Lane.

14.  Humphrey Bogart and Elliott Gould.

15. Gene Barry and Patrick Macnee.

33 comments:

  1. #1. McGoohan played the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh and Bolger played the Scarecrow of Oz.

    #9. Cary Grant played an angel in The Bishop's Wife and Michael Landon played an angel in Highway to Heaven.

    #15. They both played television characters who wore a cane and derby hat, Steed and Bat Masterson.

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    1. Thanks, CW, for getting this game off to a strong start! (I rather liked the Scarescrow question....)

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    2. The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh scared the bejeebus out of me when I was a kid!

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    3. 15. also could be they both played secret agents -- the last year of Burke's Law was revamped and was called Amos Burke Secret Agent. Patrick McGee was of course a secret Agent on The Advengers.

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  2. 5. Robert Reed. Henderson worked with him in The Brady Bunch and Marshall worked with him in The Defenders.

    13. They both voiced talking animals. Wills was Francis the Talking Mule and Lane was Misted Ed.

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    1. Great job, Jerome! I really liked Robert Reed in THE DEFENDERS. He and E. G. Marshall were convincing as father and son.

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  3. #3 Both played Captains on television.....Hedison Capt. Crane on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Shatner as Capt. Kirk on Star Trek

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    1. That's true, but there's a more interesting connection.

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  4. #7 There may be more than one connection, but the one that I thought of immediately was that they both starred in movies about dolphins. Connors in the original Flipper movie, and Scott in Day of the Dolphin.

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    1. Well done, Randy! And remember, Fa loves Pa.

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  5. 2. The pilot episode of Larado aired on the 3rd season of The Virginian.

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  6. 14. Both Bogart and Gould played the role of Philip Marlowe.

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    1. Fine job, Grant! I never cared for Gould as Chandler's detective.

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  7. 11. Both movies were directed by Steven Spielberg

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    1. Indeed they were. DUEL is very good, of course, but I always thought SOMETHING EVIL was just OK. Haven't seen it in a long time, though.

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  8. #6. Both men played small-screen architects: Reed on The Brady Bunch and Thinnes on The Invaders.

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  9. 4.Ward was "The woman in the portrait" in the "Laura"-esque Sharkey's Machine.

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    1. Great job, Bill, on a pretty tough question.

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  10. 8. Little Joe and Little John.

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  11. Recap: The only ones still needing answers are 3, 10, and 12.

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  12. #10 Both movies have the protagonist hounded by an insurance investigator (also, like Double Indemnity, the best! Edward G!)

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    1. There's another connection, too.

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    1. Terrific job, Bill! Yes, Ryan O'Neal played chess with his pursuer In THIEF and Steve & Faye played seductive chess in THOMAS CROWN

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  14. #12....James Garner was in a movie called "36 Hours" which was the original plot base for Mission Impossible’s best loved/critiqued episode Operation Rogosh. Where a villain is kidnapped and with elaborate sets and back story is duped into believing he is in an entirely different reality.

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  15. Hooray! This was a difficult one, but you're a TV trivia guru!

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  16. Last connection is #3. What connects them in incidental to a Shatner TV series, but important to a Hedison film.

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  17. Thank you, Bill! And that concludes this month's game. As always, thanks everyone for playing. Your cumulative knowledge of movies and television always astounds me!

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