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In a 1943 film this young starlet earned a mere $100 a week while her costar earned $250 a week. She became a superstar and her costar had 4 feet..??   

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Yes lav, it was Liz and Lassie. What a good dog! There's a channel that runs old Lassie shows..they're running the episodes with Jan Clayton and Tommy Rettig, There's always a lesson learned....Couldn't resist. Your thread. 

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Edythe, I watch those Lassie re-runs LOL-  this morning Lassie and a blind man rescued Timmy from falling off a ledge! They're not showing the Tommy Rettig ones right now, they've been airing the Jon Provost ones lately. The Tommy ones were a couple of months ago. Lassie drives me crazy, love that special, sweet, wonderful dog, always have. Everytime I watch Lassie Come Home (prob 50 times by now, I choke up at the ending, never fails)The shows are on morning and evening. Depending on what's on TCM, I usually watch either one a few times a week.

 

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What actor committed suicide in a hotel room because he wrote he was bored with life?

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What actor committed suicide in a hotel room because he wrote he was bored with life?

George Sanders. (I just read a wiki entry to confirm my guess and found that Sanders years earlier had predicted that David Niven would commit suicide at the same age and for the same reason that Sanders eventually did.

 

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Many suspect this actor, best known for a TV role, did not commit suicide as was officially determined, but was in fact murdered. Some also believe actors who portray the fictitious character for which he was known are cursed.

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This is none other than George Reeves as Superman - and I still prefer his shows to many of the newer films.

 

From the bits and pieces flying about over his death, there may have been good grounds for believing it may have been murder, since he had brushes with the wrong crowd.

 

Without looking, I believe the so called "curse" may have ended with Christopher Reeve - and coincidentally at that.

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george reeves it is. i added the curse bit to distinguish the questions surrounding his death from that pete duel's, who "committed suicide" while at the peak of his success.

 

the floor is yours.

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Thank you, LuckyDan!

 

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In Jason and the Argonauts (1963), what, specifically, was used to produce the famous fighting skeletons.

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To inject a little life into a moribund thread, let me

ask you if you can name a film title that stems

from a simple prop, a very innocuous one,

supposedly...but nevertheles one that has a

long history of  of making stories very interesting,

indeed. The mere introduction of one of these little

objects can inject life into a plot, sometimes twisting

it in all kinds of interesting directions. The leading

lady in the current film is an icon who made movies for

decades and decades. I should say that this particular

movie starts out with a bang, in fact several of them.

Can you READ into these meagre clues and have

your mind ENVELOP(e) the correct answer? I’ll just

say I like this movie very much. It has my STAMP of

approval.

 

:D

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To inject a little life into a moribund thread, let me

ask you if you can name a film title that stems

from a simple prop, a very innocuous one,

supposedly...but nevertheles one that has a

long history of  of making stories very interesting,

indeed. The mere introduction of one of these little

objects can inject life into a plot, sometimes twisting

it in all kinds of interesting directions. The leading

lady in the current film is an icon who made movies for

decades and decades. I should say that this particular

movie starts out with a bang, in fact several of them.

Can you READ into these meagre clues and have

your mind ENVELOP(e) the correct answer? I’ll just

say I like this movie very much. It has my STAMP of

approval.

 

:D

interesting post.

 

let me try to seal this up.

 

the letter with bette davis?

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interesting post.

 

let me try to seal this up.

 

the letter with bette davis?

 

Sealed, signed

and delivered.

You are letter perfect.

 

Yours...

 

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Sealed, signed

and delivered.

You are letter perfect.

 

Yours...

 

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this movie was based on a popular short story by james thurber and features a bumbling daydreamer and one of my favorite blondes. it includes several vignettes of the lead character's fantasies wherein he is an heroic soldier or a brilliant surgeon. its no secret the leading man was also very good with children.

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Thank you, LuckyDan.

 

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My real name is Archibald and I'm known for my wonderful accent. The American Film Institute has named me the second Greatest Male Star of All Time after Humphrey Bogart. To tell you the truth, working with Gunga Din and the notorious Katharine Hepburn made me want to run to the bishop's wife and tell her the awful truth of my suspicions about my girl Friday - trying to pin her down was an affair to remember.. like bringing up baby.

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That would be:

Archie Leach

AKA Cary Grant

 

Since the there is no doubt

as to the correct answer,

(in the present case anyway)

please allow the liberty of

not waiting for confirmation.

Hopefully in cases like these

one can do that...so long as

there seems no element of

doubt whatsoever. If this is

not acceptable, then I would

be so advised. Thanks.

 

And so,

Next:

 

 

Can anyone glean a movie title

from a few scant clues, to wit:

 

A painter

A portrait

A pair (sleasy ones)

Murder in a bedrrom

Innocent to the Chair

Flashing neon lights

 

Not Red Road, most

definitely not that. :-)

 

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I think folks around here have been

a little coy about answering this one

...including me...but I guess I'll grab it.

 

None other than the great romancer

of practically every leading lady from

Harlow to Monroe. I wished he had

lived long enough to write his

memoirs.

 

Clark Gable

 

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