Monday, May 9, 2016

The Movie-TV Connection Game (May 2016)

What do Tony and Veronica have in common?
National Classic Movie Day is May 16th! That's got nothing to do with this game--we just wanted to give it a plug. Now for the rules: 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. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) and The Jokers (1967).

2. Walter Pidgeon and Ronald Colman.

3. Double Indemnity and The Blue Dahlia.

4. Tony Curtis and Veronica Lake.

5. Short Cut to Hell (1957) and Beware! The Blob (1972).

6. Enter the Dragon and the TV series Mission: Impossible.

7. Gardner McKay and Charlton Heston.

8. Stephanie Beacham and Deborah Kerr.

9. Quartet (1948) and Mary Poppins.

10. Lana Wood and Lee Remick.

11. The TV series Sapphire and Steel and Goldfinger.

12. Christopher Reeve and Vincent Price.

13. Vincent Price and Ray Milland.

14. Joanne Woodward and Anthony Perkins.

15. The Hayley Mills movie The Family Way and the 007 picture Live and Let Die.

30 comments:

Bill O said...

7. James Michener. Both also published authors..

Rick29 said...

Bill, you've gotten this month's game off to a great start!

Anonymous said...

15. Paul McCartney wrote the music for both films.

Rick29 said...

Very good! Yes, he wrote the title song for one and score for the other.

Anonymous said...

Wow!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VOqgPrJHheI

Randy said...

#10 They both played the same character (Eula) in The long Hot Summer. Lana in the TV version, Lee in the movie. Plus both were gorgeous.

Rick29 said...

Randy, you are indeed right...on both counts.

toto2 said...

2. Random Harvest

14. WUSA

Bill O said...

2. Bulldog Drummond.
14. Dual/multiple personalties.

Rick29 said...

Toto, well done on #14! It never occurred to me that Joanne and Anthony were both in WUSA (which I haven't seen in decades). Walter Pigeon wasn't in Random Harvest (though it's the kind of movie he did appear in).

Rick29 said...

Nice job on both, Bill.

Rick29 said...

There are lots of still unanswered questions: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 13.

Bill O said...

1, Theft of Crown Jewels.
4. Appeared in drag.
5. Directed by actors - their only time. Cagney and Larry Hagman. After Hagman's Dallas Notoreity, Son of Blob was rereleased with the tagline, "The film J.R. shot!".

Rick29 said...

Well done, Bill. There is also another connection for a Tony and Veronica.

Bill O said...

4.Brooklyn?

Rick29 said...

There is one connection pertaining to an occupation in their films.

Bill O said...

Magic!

Rick29 said...

Well done! Yes, they both played magicians.

emeraldcity said...
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emeraldcity said...

#12. Both played priests (Monsignor and The Keys of the Kingdom ), both did the Muppet show and both were high profile political lobbyists, Price for Public Access to Art and PFLAG and Reeves for Stem Cell Research

Bill O said...

And to really push it, Reeve was Superman, Vinnie was Egghead, Batman villain....

Rick29 said...

Would you believe that there's still another connection?

Bill O said...

12. Richard Matheson screenplay for Somewhere in Time, and Vinnie's Poe flicks?

Rick29 said...

You're good, Bill! Also, Vincent starred in LAST MAN ON EARTH, based on Matheson's novel I AM LEGEND. Chris's movie was also based on a Matheson novel (BID TIME RETURN).

Rick29 said...

Still, several questions to be answered!

Bill O said...

3. Raymond Chandler (co)written screenplays.
6. Lalo Schifrin.
8. Turn of The Screw and prequel, The Nightcomers.

Rick29 said...

Yes, yes, and yes!

Anonymous said...

Have 9, 11 & 13 been answered

Bill O said...

11. "Napoleon Solo"
13. Wax museums. And the only two to headline Corman's original Poe series.

Rick29 said...

Yes on 13. For 11, I was thinking of The Avengers connection with Joanna Lumley and Honor Blackman.