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  1. Who was in all 5 films?

    Very well done, Swithin! That was very fast. Now it's your turn.
  2. The Seven Degrees of Paul Newman

    1 Bonita Granville was in "Love laughs at Andy Hardy" with Lina Romay. Lina Romay was in "Weekend at the Waldorf" with Ginger Rogers. Ginger Rogers was in "The major and the minor" with Ray Milland. Ray Milland was in "Love story" with Tommy Lee Jones. Tommy Lee Jones was in "The Betsy" with Lesley Anne Down. Lesley Anne Down was in "A little night music" with Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor was in "Cat on a hot tin roof" with Paul Newman. 2 Bonita Granville was in "Now voyager" with Bette Davis. Bette Davis was in "Phone call from a stranger" with Shelley Winters. Shelley Winters was in "Pete's dragon" with Red Buttons. Red Buttons was in "Sayonara" with Patricia Owens. Patricia Owens was in "No down payment" with Joanne Woodward. Joanne Woodward was in "The long hot summer" with Paul Newman. 3 Bonita Granville was in "These three" with Marcia Mae Jones. Marcia Mae Jones was in "Heidi" with Shirley Temple. Shirley Temple was in "The little colonel" with Lionel Barrymore. Lionel Barrymore was in "You can't take it with you" with Ann Miller. Ann Miller was in "The opposite sex" with Leslie Nielsen. Leslie Nielsen was in "The naked gun 33 1/3: the final insult" with George Kennedy. George Kennedy was in "Cool hand Luke" with Paul Newman. Next: Lucinda Dickey
  3. Who was in all 5 films?

    All right, Mr. Gorman. "The sandpiper" "Triple cross" "The longest day" "Charade" "Once more with feeling"
  4. The Seven Degrees of Paul Newman

    I'm very much on a roll today with this one. 1 Clark Gable was in "Band of angels" with Sidney Poitier. Sidney Poitier was in "Paris blues" with Paul Newman. 2 Clark Gable was in "The call of the wild" (1935) with Loretta Young. Loretta Young was in "Rachel and the stranger" with Robert Mitchum. Robert Mitchum was in "What a way to go" with Paul Newman. 3 Clark Gable was in "Idiot's delight" with Norma Shearer. Norma Shearer was in "Her cardboard lover" with Robert Taylor. Robert Taylor was in "Where angels go, trouble follows" with Mary Wickes. Mary Wickes was in "Sister act 2: back in the habit" with James Coburn. James Coburn was in "Charade" with Walter Matthau. Walter Matthau was in "Grumpier old men" with Sophia Loren. Sophia Loren was in "Lady L" with Paul Newman. 4 Clark Gable was in "It happened one night" with Claudette Colbert. Claudette Colbert was in "Parrish" with Connie Stevens. Connie Stevens was in "Susan Slade" with Lloyd Nolan. Lloyd Nolan was in "Peyton Place" with Hope Lange. Hope Lange in "In love and war" with Jeffrey Hunter. Jeffrey Hunter was in "A kiss before dying" with Joanne Woodward. Joanne Woodward was in "The long hot summer" with Paul Newman. 5 Clark Gable was in "Gone with the wind" with Olivia de Havilland. Olivia de Havilland was in "Light in the piazza" with Yvette Mimieux. Yvette Mimieux was in "The wonderful world of the brothers Grimm" with Russ Tamblyn. Russ Tamblyn was in "Peyton Place" with Arthur Kennedy. Arthur Kennedy was in "Boomerang" with Lee J. Cobb. Lee J. Cobb was in "The three faces of Eve" with Joanne Woodward. Joanne Woodward was in "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge" with Paul Newman. 6 Clark Gable was in "**** Tonk" with Lana Turner. Lana Turner was in "Peyton Place" with Diane Varsi. Diane Varsi was in "Compulsion" with Orson Welles. Orson Welles was in "Touch of evil" with Janet Leigh. Janet Leigh was in "Little women" (1949) with Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor was in "Cat on a hot tin roof" with Paul Newman. 7 Clark Gable was in "Chained" with Joan Crawford. Joan Crawford was in "The best of everything" with Hope Lange. Hope Lange was in "Peyton Place" with Lana Turner. Lana Turner was in "The lady takes a flyer" with Jeff Chandler. Jeff Chandler was in "Jeanne Eagels" with Agnes Moorehead. Agnes Moorehead was in "Jane Eyre" (1943) with Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor was in "Cat on a hot tin roof" with Paul Newman. 8 Clark Gable was in "Adventure" with Greer Garson. Greer Garson was in "Pride and prejudice" (1940) with Edmund Gwenn. Edmund Gwenn was in "The trouble with Harry" with Shirley MacLaine. Shirley MacLaine was in "What a way to go" with Paul Newman. 9 Clark Gable was in "Test pilot" with Myrna Loy. Myrna Loy was in "Cheaper by the dozen" with Clifton Webb. Clifton Webb was in "Three coins in the fountain" with Rossano Brazzi. Rossano Brazzi was in "South Pacific" with Mitzi Gaynor. Mitzi Gaynor was in "Les girls" with Gene Kelly. Gene Kelly was in "That's entertainment" with Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor was in "Cat on a hot tin roof" with Paul Newman. 10 Clark Gable was in "The misfits" with Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe was in "Niagara" with Jean Peters. Jean Peters was in "Three coins in the fountain" with Maggie McNamara. Maggie McNamara was in "The cardinal" with Carol Lynley. Carol Lynley was in "Under the yum yum tree" with Jack Lemmon. Jack Lemmon was in "That's life" with Julie Andrews. Julie Andrews was in "Torn curtain" with Paul Newman. 11 Clark Gable was in "The king and four queens" with Eleanor Parker. Eleanor Parker was in "The sound of music" with Julie Andrews. Julie Andrews was in "Torn curtain" with Paul Newman. 12 Clark Gable was in "Band of angels" with Yvonne DeCarlo. Yvonne DeCarlo was in "Criss cross" with Burt Lancaster. Burt Lancaster was in "The rose tattoo" with Virginia Grey. Virginia Grey was in "The women" with Butterfly McQueen. Butterfly McQueen was in "Mildred Pierce" with Ann Blyth. Ann Blyth was in "One minute to zero" with Robert Mitchum. Robert Mitchum was in "What a way to go" with Paul Newman. 13 Clark Gable was in "But not for me" with Carroll Baker. Carroll Baker was in "The miracle" with Roger Moore. Roger Moore was in "Interrupted melody" with Eleanor Parker. Eleanor Parker was in "Scaramouche" with Janet Leigh. Janet Leigh was in "Little women" (1949) with Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor was in "Cat on a hot tin roof" with Paul Newman. 14 Clark Gable was in "Teacher's pet" with Doris Day. Doris Day was in "The ballad of Josie" with George Kennedy. George Kennedy was in "Cool hand Luke" with Paul Newman. (I have just noticed that the word "h-o-n-k-y" has been censored by this website's auto-censor or something - like some time ago when I typed the name of an actress, whose first name is a name of a Greek mythological character.) Next: Anne Ramsey (born 1929)
  5. Change the cast

    "Diamond Head" 1995 Ray Liotta as Richard "King" Howland Mary Stuart Masterson as Sloane Howland Jason Scott Lee as Dr. Dean Kahana Russell Wong as Paul Kahana Kieu Chinh as Mrs. Kahana, the mother of Dean and Paul
  6. The Seven Degrees of Paul Newman

    Juanita Moore: That's a great choice. I remember her from two movies, and I enjoyed her in both of them. 1 Juanita Moore was in "Walk on the wild side" with Barbara Stanwyck. Barbara Stanwyck was in "Ball of fire" with Gary Cooper. Gary Cooper was in "Love in the afternoon" with Audrey Hepburn. Audrey Hepburn was in "Funny face" with Fred Astaire. Fred Astaire was in "Royal wedding" with Jane Powell. Jane Powell was in "A date with Judy" with Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor was in "Cat on a hot tin roof" with Paul Newman. 2 Juanita Moore was in "Walk on the wild side" with Anne Baxter. Anne Baxter was in "My wife's best friend" with Macdonald Carey. Macdonald Carey was in "Malaga (FIre over Africa)" with Maureen O'Hara. Maureen O'Hara was in "Miracle on 34th Street" with Natalie Wood. Natalie Wood was in "The silver chalice" with Paul Newman. 3 Juanita Moore was in "Walk on the wild side" with Jane Fonda. Jane Fonda was in "On golden pond" with Henry Fonda. Henry Fonda was in "Yours, mine, and ours" with Lucille Ball. Lucille Ball was in "Easy living" with Victor Mature. Victor Mature was in "Demetrius and the Gladiators" with Richard Egan. Richard Egan was in "One minute to zero" with Robert Mitchum. Robert Mitchum was in "What a way to go" with Paul Newman. 4 Juanita Moore was in "Walk on the wild side" with Capucine. Capucine was in "The pink panther" with Peter Sellers. Peter Sellers was in "A shot in the dark" with Elke Sommer. Elke Sommer was in "The Oscar" with Stephen Boyd. Stephen Boyd was in "The fall of the Roman Empire" with Sophia Loren. Sophia Loren was in "Lady L" with Paul Newman. 5 Juanita Moore was in "Walk on the wild side" with Laurence Harvey. Laurence Harvey was in "Of human bondage" (1964) with Nanette Newman. Nanette Newman was in "International Velvet" with Christopher Plummer. Christopher Plummer was in "The sound of music" with Julie Andrews. Julie Andrews was was in "Torn curtain" with Paul Newman. 6 Juanita Moore was in "Imitation of life" (1959) with Troy Donahue. Troy Donahue was in "A summer place" with Richard Egan. Richard Egan was in "Esther and the King" with Joan Collins. Joan Collins was in "Decameron nights" with Joan Fontaine. Joan Fontaine was in "You gotta stay happy" with James Stewart. James Stewart was in "That's entertainment" with Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor was in "Cat on a hot tin roof" with Paul Newman. 7 Juanita Moore was in "Imitation of life" (1959) with Dan O'Herlihy. Dan O'Herlihy was in "The big cube" with George Chakiris. George Chakiris was in "Diamond Head" with Yvette Mimieux. Yvette Mimieux was in "Toys in the attic" with Dean Martin. Dean Martin was in "What a way to go" with Paul Newman. 8 Juanita Moore was in "Imitation of life" (1959) with Robert Alda. Robert Alda was in "Rhapsody in blue" with Joan Leslie. Joan Leslie was in "Born to be bad" with Zachary Scott. Zachary Scott was in "The unfaithful" with Ann Sheridan. Ann Sheridan was in "The opposite sex" with Leslie Nielsen. Leslie Nielsen was in "The naked gun 2 1/2: The smell of fear" with George Kennedy. George Kennedy was in "Cool hand Luke" with Paul Newman. 9 Juanita Moore was in "Imitation of life" (1959) with Sandra Dee. Sandra Dee was in "Gidget" with Cliff Robertson. Cliff Robertson was in "Sunday in New York" with Jane Fonda. Jane Fonda was in "California suite" with Alan Alda. Alan Alda was in "Betsy's wedding" with Molly Ringwald. Molly Ringwald was in "Pretty in pink" with Harry Dean Stanton. Harry Dean Stanton was in "Cool hand Luke" with Paul Newman. 10 Juanita Moore was in "Imitation of life" (1959) with Lana Turner. Lana Turner was in "The big cube" with Richard Egan. Richard Egan was in "Underwater" with Jane Russell. Jane Russell was in "Gentlemen marry brunettes" with Jeanne Crain. Jeanne Crain was in "Apartment for Peggy" with Edmund Gwenn. Edmund Gwenn was in "Life with Father" with Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor was in "Cat on a hot tin roof" with Paul Newman. Next: Steven Bauer
  7. The Seven Degrees of Paul Newman

    Thank you, Azure, for setting forth that photo of Joan Leslie in your earlier post today. It is lovely, and I am happy that I can have it to enjoy. 1 Jane Powell was in "A date with Judy" with Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor was in "Cat on a hot tin roof" with Paul Newman. 2 Jane Powell was in "Seven brides for seven brothers" with Howard Keel. Howard Keel was in "Jupiter's darling" with Esther Williams. Esther Williams was in "That's entertainment III" with Lena Horne. Lena Horne was in "Till the clouds roll by" with Angela Lansbury. Angela Lansbury was in "The long hot summer" with Paul Newman. 3 Jane Powell was in "Seven brides for seven brothers" with Russ Tamblyn. Russ Tamblyn was in "Peyton Place" with Diane Varsi. Diane Varsi was in "Compulsion" with Dean Stockwell. Dean Stockwell was in "The legend of Billie Jean" with Peter Coyote. Peter Coyote was in "E.T." with Dee Wallace Stone. Dee Wallace Stone was in "10" with Julie Andrews. Julie Andrews was in "Torn curtain" with Paul Newman. 4 Jane Powell was in "Royal Wedding" with Fred Astaire. Fred Astaire was in "Roberta" with Ginger Rogers. Ginger Rogers was in "Bachelor mother" with Charles Coburn. Charles Coburn was in "The devil and Miss Jones" with Bob Cummings. Bob Cummings was in "Beach party" with Dorothy Malone. Dorothy Malone was in "Artists and models" with Shirley MacLaine. Shirley MacLaine was in "What a way to go" with Paul Newman. 5 Jane Powell was in "Hit the deck" with Ann Miller. Ann Miller was in "The opposite sex" with June Allyson. June Allyson was in "A stranger in my arms" with Mary Astor. Mary Astor was in "Little women" (1949) with Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor was in "Cat on a hot tin roof" with Paul Newman. Next: Lee Curreri
  8. Who was in all 5 films?

    I have just made another discovery: John Anderson.
  9. The Seven Degrees of Paul Newman

    Azure, that is a very nice photo of Joan Leslie in your avatar. It is a keeper. I thought I recognized her. I was sure it was Joan Leslie, and I thought it was probably one of her earlier photos, since she looks very young in it. My second guess was going to be Bonita Granville. Still, Joan Leslie is a terrific choice for your avatar. I've seen a number of her movies and I've enjoyed her performances in all of them. For some time, I've been hoping that TCM will include her as part of August's Summer Under The Stars. They have not done so yet, and I think it's high time. Kay Francis was in "Four Jills in a Jeep" with Carmen Miranda. Carmen Miranda was in "Down Argentine way" with Don Ameche. Don Ameche was in "Things change" with Felicity Huffman. Felicity Huffman was in "Reversal of Fortune" with Glenn Close. Glenn Close was in "Immediate family" with Mary Stuart Masterson. Mary Stuart Masterson was in "Fried green tomatoes" with Jessica Tandy. Jessica Tandy was in "Nobody's fool" with Paul Newman. Next: Trudy Young
  10. The Seven Degrees of Paul Newman

    Whoa, I've got this one! 1 John Astin was in "West Side Story" with Natalie Wood. Natalie Wood was in "The silver chalice" with Paul Newman. 2 John Astin was in "Freaky Friday" with Jodie Foster. Jodie Foster was in "Little man Tate" with Dianne Wiest. Dianne Wiest was in "Footloose" with Kevin Bacon. Kevin Bacon was in "Diner" with Daniel Stern. Daniel Stern was in "City slickers" with Jack Palance. Jack Palance was in "The silver chalice" with Paul Newman. 3 John Astin was in "Freaky Friday" with Dick Van Patten. Dick Van Patten was in "Charly" with Cliff Robertson. Cliff Robertson was in "Autumn leaves" with Joan Crawford. Joan Crawford was in "Mildred Pierce" with Jack Carson. Jack Carson was in "Cat on a hot tin roof" with Paul Newman. 4 John Astin was in "West Side Story" with Russ Tamblyn. Russ Tamblyn was in "Peyton Place" with Diane Varsi. Diane Varsi was in "Ten North Frederick" with Geraldine Fitzgerald. Geraldine Fitzgerald was in "Arthur" with Dudley Moore. Dudley Moore was in "10" with Julie Andrews. Julie Andrews was in "Torn curtain" with Paul Newman. 5 John Astin was in "West Side Story" with George Chakiris. George Chakiris was in "Diamond Head" with Yvette Mimieux. Yvette Mimieux was in "Light in the piazza" with George Hamilton. George Hamilton was in "Love at first bite" with Susan Saint James. Susan Saint James was in "Where angels go, trouble follows" with Robert Taylor. Robert Taylor was in "Conspirator" with Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor was in "Cat on a hot tin roof" with Paul Newman. (By the way, Azure, who's that in your current avatar's photo? Is it Joan Leslie?) Next: Philip Bosco
  11. The Seven Degrees of Paul Newman

    1 Keye Luke was in "The mighty Quinn" with Denzel Washington. Denzel Washington was in "Carbon copy" with George Segal. George Segal was in "Look who's talking" with Kirstie Alley. Kirstie Alley was in "Shoot to kill" with Sidney Poitier. Sidney Poitier was in "Paris blues" with Paul Newman. 2 Keye Luke was in "The mighty Quinn" with Mimi Rogers. Mimi Rogers was in "Someone to watch over me" with Lorraine Bracco. Lorraine Bracco was in "The medicine man" with Sean Connery. Sean Connery was in "A bridge too far" with Robert Redford. Robert Redford was in "The sting" with Paul Newman. 3 Keye Luke was in "Dead heat" with Treat Williams. Treat Williams was in "The deep end of the ocean" with Whoopi Goldberg. Whoopi Goldberg was in "Soapdish" with Sally Field. Sally Field was in "Absence of malice" with Paul Newman. 4 Keye Luke was in "Dead heat" with Joe Piscopo. Joe Piscopo was in "Johnny Dangerously" with Michael Keaton. Michael Keaton was in "Mr. Mom" with Teri Garr. Teri Garr was in "The player" with Greta Scacchi. Greta Scacchi was in "Fires within" with Jimmy Smits. Jimmy Smits was in "Switch" with Ellen Barkin. Ellen Barkin was in "Harry and son" with Paul Newman. 5 Keye Luke was in "Young man with a horn" with Doris Day. Doris Day was in "Tea for two" with Gordon MacRae. Gordon MacRae was in "Carousel" with Rod Steiger. Rod Steiger was in "Doctor Zhivago" with Omar Sharif. Omar Sharif was in "The tamarind seed" with Julie Andrews. Julie Andrews was in "Torn curtain" with Paul Newman. Next: Margaret Avery
  12. Tonight on TCM, "The player" (1992) directed by Robert Altman will be shown. I watched this film in the movie theater, when it came out in the late spring or early summer of 1992. I had heard and read that this was a comedy and a satire of Hollywood. (First, as a disclaimer, your mileage may vary, and to each his own.) I would simply like to share my memories of this film - with little to no spoilers as much as possible - along with my opinions, and would like to open up the floor to your opinions on this film. I think I will either watch it tonight or record it for viewing later. My perception of it might change or might not. It will be the first time in 25 years that I will have seen it, since catching it in the theater. Therefore, I will be watching this with much older eyes. What I got from watching it was that it was not really a comedy at all. There were just a few amusing moments. Other than that, there wasn't really anything humorous, comic, or comedic in it. To me, it was a hardcore serious drama. In fact, to me it was a very bleak, gritty, grim, dark, hardcore serious drama at that. It seemed to be more like a crime drama mixed with a touch of film noir style and with a bizarre touch of erotic drama. I will give a little bit of credit to this film for one reason - the peculiar and particular use of its cameos. One of the more positive things that I remember about this film is that a slew of famous and noted film actors and actresses [some that I recognized and a few that I did not] from the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s made appearances in the film in a seamless manner, being very minor characters who happened to be known celebrities and who were both simply and completely part of the film's fabric. There was a certain charm to it. These brief cameo appearances were attention-grabbing but not very jarring. That was one strength of this film. That was one successful ingredient of this film, that it has some noted movies stars serving as very minor characters in this much larger crime drama - which gives some glimpses or depictions of life in Hollywood concerning the producers, writers, and executives in the movie business. Overall, for me, the drama and crime drama outweighed whatever little bits that were amusing. The amusing moments were like small drops in the ocean. Another thing that I found was that this did not look like or sound like a satire of Hollywood at all. In fact, it seemed to me more like a great big Valentine to Hollywood. Either one of these to be frank: at best, a huge love note to Hollywood; or, at worst, a boot-licking for Hollywood. To me it bordered on a being a glib, self-indulgent salute and tribute to the American film industry - as if to say "Aren't we so hip? cool? fabulous?...etc." From my perspective, after I had seen it, this film left an aftertaste or an after-effect of condescension and having been pretentiously putting on airs toward its audience. I absolutely do not blame the cast for this. I think the cast did well and did everything right, with what was given to them. I cannot remember a hair being out of place as far as acting or performance goes. The blame entirely belongs to the story itself, and to the screenwriter(s) responsible for it. Robert Altman was a talented director and auteur (the crime drama-fantasy "Brewster McCloud", the tense and melancholy psychological drama "3 women", and the edgy but delightful satire-comedy "MASH" are all proof of that), but for me, "The player" just isn't one of his best works. If I seem to be harsh about this work, then I don't mean to be. If anyone thinks that I am off the mark on any of these bullets or if anyone disagrees with any of them, I'd like to know your views and your perspectives. I'm trying to be fair, while I'm also being honest and candid, and sharing what I remember. I happily welcome your thoughts and opinions and explanations regarding this movie, if you remember it or if you see it on TCM tonight.
  13. Who was in all 5 films?

    Very well done, Swithin. It is Peggy McCay. I thought I was going to have to give one or two clues for this one. It's your turn now.
  14. The Seven Degrees of Paul Newman

    Priscilla Lane was in "Four daughters" with Claude Rains. Claude Rains was in "This earth is mine" with Rock Hudson. Rock Hudson was in "Written on the wind" with Dorothy Malone. Dorothy Malone was in "Young at heart" (an adaptation of "Four daughters") with Doris Day. Doris Day was in "The ballad of Josie" with George Kennedy. George Kennedy was in "Cool hand Luke" with Paul Newman. Next: Jill Scott
  15. Who was in all 5 films?

    Thank you very much, Princess of Tap. That's very nice of you to permit me to go ahead with this one. Right then. Here it goes. "Uncle Vanya" "Promises in the dark" "The case against Brooklyn" "Bustin' loose" "Murphy's romance"

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