Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Movie-TV Connection Game (February 2018)

Take a break from the Winter Olympics and test your movie and TV knowledge!

What do Ava and Vanna have in common?
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. George Hamilton and Amy Irving.

2. Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn (in addition to Charade).

3. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger and Nightmare Alley.

4. Ava Gardner and Vanna White.

5. Charles Bronson and Mickey Rooney.

6. Robert Duvall and George Hamilton.

7. Warren Beatty and Charlton Heston.

8. Dial M for Murder and House of Wax.

9. James Mason and Walter Pidgeon.

10. Sherlock, Jr. and The Purple Rose of Cairo.

11. Tom Selleck and Chuck Connors.

12. Margaret Hamilton and Lou Ferrigno.

13. Tom Tryon and Jeff Bridges.

14. Diana Rigg and Marlene Dietrich.

15. Jean-Claude Killy and George Lazenby (sorta).

28 comments:


  1. (Formerly known as Beelzabub)
    #1 -They both played characters with superlative brain power: Hamilton in The Power and Irving The Fury?(DePalma anyway)

    #2 - They both played angels Bishop's Wife and that Spielberg remake of A guy Named Joe
    #8 this aint the answer you're looking for but aren't they both Warner Bros. releases?

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  2. Oh yeah -#10 - They both have characters that enter and/or leave the screen

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  3. Very good on #1 (BTW, I love THE POWER, though I know I'm in the minority). And right again on #2, with Audrey being angelic in ALWAYS. I don't know if both pics in #8 were from WB.

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    1. 6.
      Duvall quit Godfather Part III in a money squabble with Coppola; Hamilton replaced him in a last-minute rewrite.

      14.
      Diana Rigg played Dietrich's part in a TV remake of Witness For The Prosecution.
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      Both from WB - and both in 3D.

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    2. Another interesting connection on #6 and you're right (naturally!) on #14.

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  4. Oh yeah - #10: They both have characters that enter and/or leave the screen

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    1. Well done! I still think SHERLOCK JR. was probably Keaton's best.

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  5. 5. Both guest-starred on Combat! (I don't think this is the answer you're looking for, but as a huge Combat! fan it was the first thing that popped in my head. LOL!)

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    1. Learning stuff like this is what I love about this game!

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  6. 12. They both played green characters, Hamilton the Wicked Witch of the West, Ferrigno The Hulk.

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    1. I'm envious that you got this question...green with envy!

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  7. 6. Both played country singers, Duvall in Tender Mercies, and Hamilton as Hank Williams in Your Cheatin Heart.

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  8. 9. Both play submarine captains, Mason in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Pidgeon in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

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    1. Great job! One encountered a giant squid and the other a giant octopus!

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  9. #3. The leading lady of Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger is the daughter of the leading man of Nightmare Alley.

    #8. Two of my favourite movies...no, that's not it...two of my favourite 3D movies.

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  10. 4. They both played the goddess Venus, Ava Gardner in One Touch of Venus and Vanna in The Goddess of Love.

    7. They both played quarterbacks, Beatty in Heaven Can Wait and Heston in Number One.

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    1. Very impressive, especially Ava and Vanna since not many people know the latter’s film.

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  11. #5 They both played cornermen in boxing films. Bronson in Kid Galahad and Rooney in Requiem for a Heavyweight.

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    1. Ooh, that's very cool! But there's a less interesting connection, too.

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  12. #13. Both actors played extraterrestrials with human "spouses," Tryon in I Married a Monster from Outer Space and Bridges in Starman.

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  13. Only three questions still need answers: 5, 11 (pretty hard), and 15 (difficult, too).

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  14. 5. Played real life gangsters.
    11. Used specially modified rifles - Quigley Down Under.
    15.Skiing.

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    1. Show off :). Really well done, Bill!

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  15. 15. Killy doubled Lazenby as Bond in the ski sequences.

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  16. That concludes this game. Thanks to everyone who played!

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