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3 hours ago, MarshaKatz said:

THE PROFESSIONALS (1966)

TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA (1970)

VIVA VILLA! (1934)

BANDIDAS (2006)

THE COYOTE (1955)

GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN (1968)

BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA (1974)

THE BANDITS aka LOS BANDIDOS (1967)

Great examples. Thank you.

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Shake it up

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THE BIG SHAKEDOWN (1934)
SHAKING THE TREE (1990)
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1997)

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SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL: THE JOURNEY OF ROMEO DALLAIRE (2004 Documentary of Lt. Gen Romeo Dallaire and his controversial command of the United Nations mission to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.)

SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL (1959)

SHAKE IT ALL ABOUT (2001 Danish comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen)

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SHAKE, RATTLE, AND ROLL

SHAKE, RATTLE, AND ROCK!

THE SHAKEDOWN

THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY

THE SHAKIEST GUN IN THE WEST

 

 

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Earlier role is an ‘audition’ for later role

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Peter Falk’s success as Columbo led to his being cast as THE CHEAP DETECTIVE (1978).

Angela Lansbury’s role as Miss Marple in THE MIRROR CRACK’D (1980) was a warm-up for her performance as crime solver Jessica Fletcher on Murder She Wrote.

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For George Reeves (and Phyllis Coates) the 1951 film Superman and the Mole People  Image result for superman and the mole men

was an 'audition' for the Adventures of Superman tv series that began the following year  Image result for phyllis coates and george reeves

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I would say (even if no one else would!) that Roger Moore's role in the television show The Saint prepared him for all the "Bond, James Bond" films.

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James Garner's starring role as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western series MAVERICK led to his starring role as Jim Rockford in the 1970s detective series THE ROCKFORD FILES and his Bret Maverick character led to films like THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY, THE GREAT ESCAPE, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF!, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER, and THE WHEELER DEALERS. 

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4 hours ago, TopBilled said:

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Earlier role is an ‘audition’ for later role

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Peter Falk’s success as Columbo led to his being cast as THE CHEAP DETECTIVE (1978).

You could also say the 1968 TV Movie Prescription: Murder (1968)

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led to the TV series Columbo that began in 1971

 

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James Garner in Marlowe (1969) MV5BMjE0MDg1OTkxM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjAzMTU0OTE@._V1_.jpg

Definitely led to his role in Rockford Files jimrocky.jpg

 

 

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10 hours ago, Marianne said:

I would say (even if no one else would!) that Roger Moore's role in the television show The Saint prepared him for all the "Bond, James Bond" films.

Good one.

9 hours ago, MarshaKatz said:

James Garner's starring role as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western series MAVERICK led to his starring role as Jim Rockford in the 1970s detective series THE ROCKFORD FILES and his Bret Maverick character led to films like THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY, THE GREAT ESCAPE, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF!, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER, and THE WHEELER DEALERS. 

It also led to Garner being cast in a supporting role in the 1994 feature film MAVERICK.

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1 hour ago, Arsan404 said:

Judy Holliday's role in Adam's Rib was an audition to play the lead in Born Yesterday.

Yes, I forgot about that. Harry Cohn was not going to use Holliday in the film version if BORN YESTERDAY, but then changed his mind when he saw her performance in ADAM'S RIB.

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Nice answers yesterday!

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Main character is a secretary

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WIFE VS. SECRETARY (1936)
A MILLIONAIRE FOR CHRISTY (1951)
9 TO 5 (1980)

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More Than a Secretary

Sin Takes a Holiday

She Married Her Boss

Government Girl

Hired Wife

My Friend Irma

Three Coins in the Fountain

Psycho

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My favorite is Ann Sothern as Susan Camille "Susie" MacNamara in the TV series PRIVATE SECRETARY

Ingrid Bergman in CACTUS FLOWER

Edie Adams in THE APARTMENT

Bette Davis in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER & THAT CERTAIN WOMAN

Ginger Rogers in KITTY FOYLE

Greer Garson in RANDOM HARVEST

Hope Lange, Suzy Parker, Diane Baker in THE BEST OF EVERYTHING

Janet Leigh in PSYCHO

Tippi Hedren in MARNIE

Laraine Day in MY DEAR SECRETARY

Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Maggie MacNamara in THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN

Jean Arthur in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

 

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You guys are blowing me away with your superb answers.

I feel like you're all classic film experts!

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Marilyn Monroe often played a secretary in her early movies.

She was a secretary in HOME TOWN STORY (1951), AS YOUNG AS YOU FEEL (1951) and MONKEY BUSINESS (1952).

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