Monday, May 29, 2017

The Movie-TV Connection Game (May 2017)

What do Bill and George have in common?
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 Thrill of It All and Palm Springs Weekend.

2. Tales of Manhattan and The Yellow Rolls Royce.

3, The TV series My Living Doll and Get Smart.

4. The Batman TV series and the film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

5. Burt Reynolds and Charlton Heston.

6, The Lady from Shanghai and Enter the Dragon.

7. Citizen Kane and The Carpetbaggers.

8. Otto Preminger and George Sanders.

9. Claire Trevor and Ann-Margret.

10. Never Say Goodbye (1946) and Dear Ruth.

11. The TV series Cimarron Strip and The Name of the Game.

12. Clint Howard and Christopher George.

13. Julie Adams, Janet Leigh, and Ruth Roman.

14. William Holden and George Kennedy.

15. The Pink Panther (1963) and The Southern Star.

36 comments:

  1. Number 9: John Wayne? They both acted with him.Claire in Stagecoach and several other films, and Ann in The Train Robbers. Maddy

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    1. That's true, Maddy, but there's an even closer connection (see Dick's answer below).

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  2. 2. Anthology films
    3. Rhoda and Hymie on both shows are robots.
    8. Both played Mr. Freeze on Batman.

    Those others are going to take some figuring.

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    1. Well done with #3 and #8! #2 is correct, but there's another connection as well.

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  3. 14. Prison drama films - Kennedy = Cool Hand Luke and Holden = Bridge on the River Kwai

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    1. Yes, they both escaped from captivity--but there's another connection, too.

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  4. 12. Bears - Clint Howard = Gentle Ben and Christopher George =
    '76 film, Grizzly

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    1. Very good! And one was a nice bear and the other one wasn't....

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    1. Yes, the ever adorable Julie Newmar!

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  6. 6. Both films feature sequences in a hall of mirrors.
    15. Both films concern the hunt for a priceless jewel.

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    1. Right on both counts! The priceless jewels in #15 were diamonds.

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  7. #9 - Both played the same role in thge two versions of STagecoach.
    #2 - Manhattan followed the various owners of a coat and Rolls Royce followed various owners of a vehicle

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    1. Great job on both of them! In #2, both films did indeed revolve around the owners of objects.

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  8. #7 - Great on Ladd, but also both were fictional ,accounts of real-life people (Hearst and Hughes)

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  9. 1. Soap bubbles in the swimming pool in both films - Doris with her commercial adventure with Happy Soap in Thrill of It All and Bill Mumy, mischief maker, in Palm Springs Weekend.

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    1. Very well done! (Thought that was one of the harder questions in this quiz.)

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  10. I think I accidentally deleted an answer. Someone (John V?) answered "letters" correctly for #10. That leaves the following remaining to be answered: 5, 11, 13, and 14.

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  11. 14. Both played Bumper Morgan in The Blue Knight -- Kennedy in the TV series and Holden in the TV movie/mini-series.

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  12. 5. Ape creatures - Reynolds in Skullduggery and Heston in Planet of the Apes

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    1. Well, that never occurred to me, but it's a great connection. There's another less interesting one, too.

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  13. 11. 90 minute episodes?
    13. Underwater movies? (Creech from Black Lagoon, Hello Down There, Mara Maru...)

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    1. I think with regard to 13., Rick might be thinking of Jimmy Stewart westerns - Roman in The Far Country, Leigh in The Naked Spur and Adams in Bend in the River.

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    2. Yeah, mine seemed a far ways to go....

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    3. Yes on #11 and your answer on #13 is impressive. beachgal was reading my mind, though. I first thought of the Anthony Mann-James Stewart Westerns.

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  14. There's another answer to #5, but, really, all the questions have been answered by the intellectual readers of this blog. Thanks for everyone for playing!

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  15. 5. Each starred in a film, then cameoed in the remake.

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  16. My thought for #5 was that they both played pro football quarterbacks, Burt Reynolds in The Longest Yard and Charlton Heston in Number One.

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    1. Well done, Jerome! That was the first connection I thought of (though it's been fun reading about the others).

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  17. Alternative answer for #14: both were co-stars of the lovely Audrey Hepburn: Bill in "Sabrina" and George in "Charade"

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  18. Btw, "Dear Ruth" made a lasting impression on JD Salinger when he saw its stars' last names on the marquee.

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