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The Dollars Trilogy: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For A Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966) were filmed in part and/or entirety in Spain by Italian director Sergio Leone. 

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli did some filming in the U.S.; New York and Chicago come to mind for Endless Love (1981). Incidentally, he also directed at the Metropolitan Opera.

Born in Vienna, Erich von Stroheim directed films in Hollywood, as did Sicilian-born Frank Capra.

 

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On 7/3/2018 at 6:56 AM, TopBilled said:

Main character is a professor

I came to it late but couldn’t let this one get away. Professors in films really stand out for me. So, how about:

 

Professor John Palmer was played by Ronald Reagan in She’s Working Her Way Through College (1952).

In Apartment for Peggy (1948), Edmund Gwenn plays Professor Henry Barnes, and Gene Lockhart plays Professor Edward Bell.

Michael Caine plays Dr. Frank Bryant in Educating Rita (1983). [Peer Gynt!]

In A Beautiful Mind (2001), Russell Crowe plays John Nash who comes to teach late in the film.

Teaching early in a film is Katherine Hepburn as athletics instructor Pat Pemberton in Pat and Mike (1952). 

And, if we’re going to include college coaches, let’s have John Wayne as Steve Williams in Trouble Along the Way (1953).

Dr. Diane Turner is played by Sally Kellerman, Professor Terguson is played by Sam Kinison, Dr. Philip Barbay is played by Paxton Whitehead, and Coach Turnbull is played by M. Emmet Walsh (with Ned Beatty in the running gag role of “Dean Martin”) in Back To School (1986). 

Professor Sherman Klump was played by Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor (1996).

In People Will Talk (1951), the medical school professors include Dr. Noah Praetorious played by Cary Grant, Dr. Lyonel Barker played by Walter Slezak, and Dr. Rodney Elwell played by Hume Cronyn. 

While we’re thinking about medical school professors, let’s just go ahead and include Gene Wilder for playing Dr. Frederick Frankenstein — that’s Fronkensteen! — in Young Frankenstein (1974). 

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one thousand twenty-ninth category

Adventure comedies
CARRY ON UP THE JUNGLE
ROMANCING THE STONE

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Back to the Future
Sullivan's Travels
National Lampoon's Vacation
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Rat Race
The Out of Towners
Outrageous Fortune
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Foul Play
Africa Screams
The Huggetts Abroad
Don't Drink the Water
Congo Maisie
The Admirable Chrichton
Ishtar
Toy Story
Scavenger Hunt
Fly Away Baby
Once Upon a Honeymoon
The In-Laws

the Hope/Crosby road pictures Related imageImage result for bob hope bing crosby road pictures gif

 

(sorry, got a little carried away..)

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THE IN-LAWS (1979)

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

BROADWAY DANNY ROSE

LOVE AND DEATH

THE GREAT RACE

MIDNIGHT RUN

IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD

THE LADY TAKES A CHANCE

WITHOUT RESERVATIONS

SLEEPER

BANANAS

ROMANCING THE STONE

THE JEWEL OF THE NILE

ISHTAR

THE PINK PANTHER FILMS 

ABBOTT & COSTELLO FILMS

ALMOST ALL DANNY KAYE FILMS

A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT (1949)

ANALYZE THIS & ANALYZE THAT

ZORRO, THE GAY BLADE

HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART I

ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS

SPACEBALLS

THE TWELVE CHAIRS

TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT

MEN IN BLACK FILMS

WILD WILD WEST

 

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Maybe: 

Monty Python and The Holy Grail (1975)

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Paulie (1998)

Robin Hood (1973)

Pardon My Sarong (1942 I think)

It’s not “incontheivable” that we should include The Princess Bride (1987)

Get Smart (2008)

I’d make a case for The Blues Brothers (1980) as an “adventure comedy musical” because they are, afterall, on a mission from God...

Kung Fu Yoga (2017)

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993); not exactly a true comedy, but definitely quite a few funny and lighthearted moments, especially when Chance thinks a porcupine bite him...with its butt  

 

 

 

 

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one thousand thirtieth category

Where movie stars live

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Manhattan
Bel-Air
Westport
Brentwood

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PARIS - Olivia de Havilland

LONDON - Kevin Spacey

AUSTIN - Elijah Wood, Owen Wilson

ALPINE, NJ - Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Wesley Snipes

MONTECITO, CA - Jason Bateman, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey

 

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On 7/6/2018 at 3:14 AM, TopBilled said:

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one thousand thirtieth category

Adventure comedies
CARRY ON UP THE JUNGLE
ROMANCING THE STONE

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969). (I always thought Jackie Gleason starred in this film!)

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1 hour ago, MarshaKatz said:

PARIS - Olivia de Havilland

LONDON - Kevin Spacey

AUSTIN - Elijah Wood, Owen Wilson

ALPINE, NJ - Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Wesley Snipes

MONTECITO, CA - Jason Bateman, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey

Like how you're covering the globe. Here are some more U.S.-based ones:

Malibu
Newport Beach
Palm Springs
Las Vegas

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Austin, Texas — Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke....

Aspen, Colorado — Kevin Costner 

Sun Valley, Idaho — Clint Eastwood

Big Timber, Montana — Michael Keaton 

 

 

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one thousand thirty-first category

Olympic games

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COOL RUNNINGS
THE CUTTING EDGE
CHILDREN OF GLORY

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JIM THORPE, ALL AMERICAN -- 1912 Stockholm Olympics

UNBROKEN -- 1936 Berlin Olympics

BLADES OF GLORY -- fictional Winter Olympics

CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OLYMPICS -- Berlin also

ONE IN A MILLION with Sonja Henie -- 1936 Winter Games in Bavaria

Wonderful miniseries called THE FIRST OLYMPICS: ATHENS 1896 with David Ogden Stiers

 

But the greatest film about the Olympics is the classic Goofy short, THE OLYMPIC CHAMP

 

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Some excellent examples yesterday. Thanks.

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one thousand thirty-second category

Unsolved murders
THE RISE AND FALL OF LEGS DIAMOND
MICHAEL COLLINS
The Legend of Lizzie Borden

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The Black Dahlia--murder of Elizabeth Short (too bad no one has made a good film about it)

Dead Ringers--based on twins Stewart and Cyril Marcus

Reversal of Fortune--based on Claus von Bulow accused of killing rich wife Sunny

White Hot --tv movie about Thelma Todd

Madeleine--Ann Todd as Madeleine Smith whose murder trial ended in a 'not proven' decision  Related image

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