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GENERAL TRIVIA QUESTION THREAD

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Thank you finance. What's the first movie to show/have a toilet flush?

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Not The Odd Couple.. thank you for the WAG though.

 

This isn't distasteful (and this is a clue) , it was only torn paper and clear water in the bowl.

 

I wouldn't be so crude.

 

Edited by: Kid_Dabb on Jul 30, 2012 4:16 PM

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Yes lavenderblue. PSYCHO it is. Nice one - take it awayyy

 

Edited by: Kid_Dabb on Jul 31, 2012 3:01 PM

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This actor had a severe drinking problem throughout most of his career. He was one of the first actors to film a public service announcement about alcoholism. Who?

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Well, that didn't take very long. Yes, Dana Andrews. He did that public service announcement in 1972.

Excellemt mr.6. Your thread.

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Name 3 actors who played heavy drinkers or alcoholics in one or more films that were heavy drinkers or alcoholics in real life.

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1. Errol Flynn in *Too Much Too Soon*

2. John Barrymore in *Dinner At Eight*

3. George Peppard in *The Carpetbaggers*

4. Bing Crosby, reportedy drank excessively in his younger days- *The Country Girl*

5. Jack Lemmon at one time had a drinking problem- *The Days Of Wine And Roses*

 

Edited by: lavenderblue19 on Aug 3, 2012 2:28 PM

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This actor who was known for something he did in films, wanted this to be done at his funeral. Another well known performer would sometimes mimic what this actor did in films. Who was the actor and what was his request ??

 

( site is having problems again. Have to post as rosie again for now)

 

Edited by: rosehips2012 on Aug 3, 2012 7:32 PM

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Yes to everything. I threw the Carol Burnett clue in to be helpful. It was a fun Tarzan marathon on TCM. Good work, mr.6. Your thread.

 

 

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*[Henry Drummond|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000075/]*: Yes. The individual human mind. In a child's power to master the multiplication table, there is more sanctity than in all your shouted "amens" and "holy holies" and "hosannas." An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of man's knowledge is a greater miracle than all the sticks turned to snakes or the parting of the waters.

 

Inherit The Wind (1960)

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This movie is awful, simply terrible. A drippy melodrama from the early 40's; not a musical but has some songs performed within the plot. Based on a short story by a writer famous for his New York characters and style. What makes this movie historic is the cast--virtually the entire cast became icons in the Golden Age of TV. Showing that even very talented artists have to find the right medium.

 

The line-up is--

 

1) This young actor became a pioneer TV producer of hour long westerns and formatted dectective dramas.

 

2) Appearing as a band leader, This performer produced, wrote and directed a long-running classic sitcom, which, of course, he also starred in.

 

3) This character actor was a highly respected radio, stage and movie actor, who became a staple in the Golden Age's most respected hour long drama about a professional man. The series ran for 9 years; unfortunately this actor died before its last 2 seasons.

 

4) This character actress had all the attributes of #3--in fact they were in a highly respected repertory company together. The only difference was on TV she was featured in a long-running sitcom for about 8 seasons. Of course the sitcom had a ground-breaking theme.

 

5) This character actress was forced into sterotypes in the movies, but her talent shined on. She was among the first artists of her race to star in a TV series.

 

6) This character actor had such diverse credits in TV's Golden Age, it's hard to categorize him. He had re-ocurring roles on 2 Golden Age sitcoms. And his background as a Disney voice put him in place to voice 2 Golden Age Cartoon Shows. He also played an important part in the iconic Omnibus program.

 

7) Last is the star of this woebegone movie. She became the Biggest star of TV's Golden Age.

 

When you name the movie and the short story author--you can then list these top 7 TV legends who languished together in one bad movie.

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WAG, WAG, WAG.

 

The writer -- Damon Runyon?

 

#6. Sterling Holliway?

 

#7. Lucille Ball?

 

...If these guesses are correct, maybe they'll be helpful to somebody.

 

 

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Too Many Girls

 

 

*2)* Desi Arnaz

 

 

*7)* Lucille Ball

 

 

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Let's try to put this one in order. Cujas, you did an excellent job with this question, all your effort deserves a complete answer.

 

*The Big Street* - Damon Runyon author

 

1. William T. Orr - Cheyenne Maverick and 77 Sunset Strip (remember always seeing his name at the end of these productions)

2. Ozzie Nelson

3. Ray Collins - Perry Mason and was part of Mercury Players

4. Agnes Moorehead - Bewitched and The Mercury Players (with Ray Collins)

5. Louise Beavers - Beulah

6. Hans Conreid - Uncle Tonoose in Make Room For Daddy and the voice of Capt. Hook and Mr. Darling in Peter Pan, voice of Snidley Whiplash on Bullwinkle and Rocky ( he was also part of the Mercury Players for a time) the Omnibus reference( Iago in Othello)

7. Lucille Ball

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