Monday, November 20, 2017

The Movie-TV Connection Game (November 2017 Edition)

Welcome to this month's edition of the Cafe's most popular game (of all time even...and there have been other games). 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. Judy Garland and Bill Paxton.

2. Robert Wagner and Kevin Costner.

3. Ward Bond and John McIntire.

4. James Arness and Charlton Heston.

5. Barbara Feldon and Patrick McGoohan.

6. George Kennedy and Lee Van Cleef.

7. The TV series Lost in Space and the film Alien.

8. George Burns and Robert Conrad.

9. Cary Grant and Mark Wahlberg.

10. Laurence Olivier's Hamlet and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed.

11. Margaret Rutherford and Vanessa Redgrave.

12. Dual M for Murder and Creature from the Black Lagoon.

13. Karen Valentine and Sandra Dee.

14. Moira Shearer and Danny Kaye.

15. The TV series Peter Gunn and Batman.

41 comments:

  1. 6. Both appeared on The Andy Griffith Show; Kennedy as a cop and Van Cleef as a purse thief at the county fair.

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    1. Well done, Bill. That was the first connection I thought of for these actors.

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  3. 10. Both films featured Peter Cushing.

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  4. 9. Cary Grant starred in Charade and Mark Wahlberg played Grant's role in the remake, The Truth About Charlie.

    11. Agatha Christie. Rutherford played her detective Miss Marple in several movies and Redgrave actually played Christie in Agatha.

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    1. Great job on both questions, Jerome!

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  5. #3. Wagon Train. McIntire came on as Chris Hale replacing recently deceased Bond who was Seth Adams, wagon master.

    #8. Connie Stevens. Co-star with Conrad on Hawaiian Eye; co-star with Burns on stage and TVs Wendy and Me.

    #14. Shearer played a puppet in Tales of Hoffman and Danny as a ventriloquist in Knock on Wood was his puppet Clarence.

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    1. Right on all counts. CW...though there's another connection for 14.

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  6. 14. Ballet in Red Shoes, Knock on Wood.

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  7. 13...They both played Gidget Lawrence. Dee in the original and Valentine in Gidget Grows Up

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  8. 14. Hans Christian Andersen - Kaye in Hans Christian Anderson (1952) - and Moira Shearer in The Red Shoes, based on fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen.

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  9. 2. Wild West figures - Wagner played Jesse James and Costner played Wyatt Earp in films.

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    1. This is a true, but there's also another connection.

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  10. 1. Tornadoes - Paxton in Twister and Garland in Wizard of Oz

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  11. #12 - Both films were originally released in 3-D.

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    1. Yes, they were filmed in the Third Dimension!

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  12. #5. Both played secret agents - Get Smart of course, and Secret Agent.

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    1. That is true, but there is a more entertaining connection.

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  13. #7-The Cartwright Sisters-Angela in Lost in Space and veronica in Alien

    #15-Popular record albums of their theme songs and TV series music

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    1. Very good on #7. We have interviewed both sisters on this blog. You're right on #15, but there's another connection, too.

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  14. #4-Both appeared in 1954 movies involving marauding ants-Heston starred in The Naked Jungle while Arness was in Them!

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    1. Indeed they did! THE NAKED JUNGLE is a personal fave.

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  15. #5-Besides both playing secret agents, they both played characters that went by numbers for names. McGoohan Number Six in The Prisoner, and Feldon as 99 in Get Smart.

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    1. Hooray! That turned out to be a toughie, but you got it.

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  16. #13-Also, both portrayed two of the three Daughters of Joshua Cabe in the 1972 TV-movie of the same name.

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    1. That is awesome! I never even thought of that as I was writing the question, but you are correct, of course.

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  17. 15. Both had movies with the original lead stars.

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    1. That is right! That was the first connection I thought of.

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    1. Very impressive, Bill! I have a soft spot for BANNING.

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  19. #15 Both Peter Gunn and Batman had theme songs that hit the Top 10.

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    1. That is true and someone mentioned the music earlier. There is still another connection between these TV series.

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  20. 15. I know it's not your answer, but Gunn's Lola Albright co-starred in a film centering around a comic book hero - Not Batman, though...Capt. Marvel.

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  21. #15-Energetic and lively opening credits

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  22. Creature From the Black Lagoon and Dial M for Murder were both released in 1954 and both were 3D films.

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