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I didn't watch "Dallas", but I felt sorry for a great star like Donna Reed being treated so shabbily. 

They contracted Donna for the part of the mother when Barbara Bel Geddes left. 

Donna played the part for one season. Then the next season Barbara decided to come back and the "Dallas" producers dumped Donna.

But Donna sued and won the lawsuit.

2 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Thanks Evette

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What famous actress was let go and replaced by another actress who had originally had the role but left the show, The famous actress then sued the production company for millions of dollars. Actress, TV Show and what actress replaced the let go actress when she returned to the show ???

 

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Donna Reed and Dallas and Barbara Bel Geddes is absolutely correct  Princess.  Yes agreed. I remember when this happened to Donna and I think everyone felt sorry for her. Great job Princess, your thtead 🥴

 

 

 

 

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This actor starred in several classic TV series, one in which he played a railroad driver. His most popular TV series was a comedy with an ensemble cast. 

He was also a veteran guest star actor on a number of classic TV series, such as--

"Perry Mason" , "Fantasy Island" "Here's Lucy", "Bonanza" and "Murder She Wrote".

He also had a career in classic films as a character actor.

His versatility put him in many genres, such as--westerns, comedies, musicals and dramas. He supported the big stars like James Cagney, Kirk Douglas, Frank Sinatra and Clint Eastwood.

Hint--Both his parents acted in motion pictures. 

When you identify this actor, name one of his TV series and one of his movies.

 

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How about Alan Hale Jr.  He played railroad engineer Casey Jones in a fifties series.  Of course, he was the skipper on "Gilligan's Island".  He was in many movies including "The Gunfighter" with Gregory Peck.

CASEY JONES, Classic TV Shows 

 

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19 minutes ago, MilesArcher said:

How about Alan Hale Jr.  He played railroad engineer Casey Jones in a fifties series.  Of course, he was the skipper on "Gilligan's Island".  He was in many movies including "The Gunfighter" with Gregory Peck.

CASEY JONES, Classic TV Shows 

 

Miles, I knew you'd come through for Casey Jones.

Unfortunately it wasn't a really big hit like "Gilligan's Island". But a large part of the success of that show was the chemistry between Maynard G Krebs and Casey Jones. 

All aboard.....

Miles, Now you're in the driver's seat.

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21 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

How about Alan Hale Jr.  He played railroad engineer Casey Jones in a fifties series.  Of course, he was the skipper on "Gilligan's Island".  He was in many movies including "The Gunfighter" with Gregory Peck.

CASEY JONES, Classic TV Shows 

 

 

21 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

Miles, I knew you'd come through for Casey Jones.

Unfortunately it wasn't a really big hit like "Gilligan's Island". But a large part of the success of that show was the chemistry between Maynard G Krebs and Casey Jones. 

All aboard.....

Miles, Now you're in the driver's seat.

Miles, I know you've been a pretty busy cowpoke lately, but don't forget this one.

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Recently, TCM aired a movie that featured two young boys who both would later work with Lassie.  In this film they played the same boy at different ages, one as an eight year old and one as a toddler.  Can you name the two boys, as well as the movie?

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5 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

Recently, TCM aired a movie that featured two young boys who both would later work with Lassie.  In this film they played the same boy at different ages, one as an eight year old and one as a toddler.  Can you name the two boys, as well as the movie?

Lol, I wanted to use this question, it's a favorite of mine So Big. John Provost as the toddler,   he was Timmy on Lassie replacing Jeff who was played by  Tommy Rettig on the tv show Lassie.  Tommy Rettig as the the 8 year old  in the movie .

I was going to use this as a question adding another bit of trivia from So Big

 

 

 

 

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You are correct, Lavender.    The 1953 version of "So Big" featured the two boys who would later star in the "Lassie" TV series.  Also, judging from a recent post of yours in another thread, there was another youngster in "So Big" who would become a regular on a later TV sitcom set in the town of Mayfield.  Gee, who could it be?  And also appearing in the movie was a slightly older boy who would go on to play the male lead in the Oscar winning Best Picture of 1961.  Who do you suppose that was?    Just a little extra trivia for everyone!

Lavender, it your turn next.

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Ken Osmond and of course you have to recognize a young Richard Beymer as Rolph as a boy.

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What role in a 1970's musical film did Elvis turn down. Instead a 1950s- early 1960s pop singer got the role. Film, Role, and who did the role in the film ???

 

 

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6 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

The actor who had the role Elvis turned down, had hit singles in the late 1950s and early 1960s and starred in a series of films in the 1960s that are shown on TCM.

It sounds like you're describing Frankie Avalon. He played  Teen Angel in "Grease".

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40 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

It sounds like you're describing Frankie Avalon. He played  Teen Angel in "Grease".

Exactly. Elvis turned down the role of the Teen Angel in Grease. Originally they wanted Elvis . I think Frankie Avalon did a great job as the Teen Angel .

Sadly Elvis passed while the film was in production

Good work Princess,  your thread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 This man led a fascinating life in front and behind the camera. He may have slipped a little bit under the radar but he was active in Hollywood and in Europe. 

He supported such classic performers as James Cagney, Jeanne Crane, Errol Flynn and Randolph Scott. 

He also appeared in French films and was married to three  classic movie stars--two from France and one American. 

Yet, he started his career as a band singer/bandleader.

After completing most of his acting career, he switched over to directing and producing movies--several of which starred Errol Flynn.

When you identify this versatile cinematic artist, you can list some films that he acted in and directed. Plus also name at least one of his famous movie star wives. 

Hint#1--He had a child who was a critically-acclaimed French film director.

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17 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

 This man led a fascinating life in front and behind the camera. He may have slipped a little bit under the radar but he was active in Hollywood and in Europe. 

He supported such classic performers as James Cagney, Jeanne Crane, Errol Flynn and Randolph Scott. 

He also appeared in French films and was married to three  classic movie stars--two from France and one American. 

Yet, he started his career as a band singer/bandleader.

After completing most of his acting career, he switched over to directing and producing movies--several of which starred Errol Flynn.

When you identify this versatile cinematic artist, you can list some films that he acted in and directed. Plus also name at least one of his famous movie star wives. 

Hint#1--He had a child who was a critically-acclaimed French film director.

Hint#2--One of his wives was well- known for appearing in musicals.

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On 5/21/2022 at 5:47 PM, Princess of Tap said:

 This man led a fascinating life in front and behind the camera. He may have slipped a little bit under the radar but he was active in Hollywood and in Europe. 

He supported such classic performers as James Cagney, Jeanne Crane, Errol Flynn and Randolph Scott. 

He also appeared in French films and was married to three  classic movie stars--two from France and one American. 

Yet, he started his career as a band singer/bandleader.

After completing most of his acting career, he switched over to directing and producing movies--several of which starred Errol Flynn.

When you identify this versatile cinematic artist, you can list some films that he acted in and directed. Plus also name at least one of his famous movie star wives. 

Hint#1--He had a child who was a critically-acclaimed French film director.

 

16 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

Hint#2--One of his wives was well- known for appearing in musicals.

 

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A little under the radar, Princess?  How about way under the radar.  This one took a bit of research.  The man is William Marshall.  He had a small role in an Errol Flynn movie called "Santa Fe Trail" and later produced and directed two movies with Flynn, "The Adventures Of Captain Fabian" and "Hello God", both in the early fifties.  He married French actress Michele Morgan in the early forties. They had a son, Mike Marshall, who became an actor in mostly French films.  Michele Morgan introduced William to her friend, French actress Micheline Presle.  That turned out to be a mistake for Michele.  They were soon divorced and William married Micheline.  They had a daughter, Tonie Marshall, who became an actress and director in France.  William later married Ginger Rogers in the early sixties.   They divorced in 1969, although they had not been together for several years. 

William Marshall had started as a singer and bandleader and in the 1945 version of "State Fair", he got to display his singing talents.  He is the leading male singer in this clip with Vivian Blaine:

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

A little under the radar, Princess?  How about way under the radar.  This one took a bit of research.  The man is William Marshall.  He had a small role in an Errol Flynn movie called "Santa Fe Trail" and later produced and directed two movies with Flynn, "The Adventures Of Captain Fabian" and "Hello God", both in the early fifties.  He married French actress Michele Morgan in the early forties. They had a son, Mike Marshall, who became an actor in mostly French films.  Michele Morgan introduced William to her friend, French actress Micheline Presle.  That turned out to be a mistake for Michele.  They were soon divorced and William married Micheline.  They had a daughter, Tonie Marshall, who became an actress and director in France.  William later married Ginger Rogers in the early sixties.   They divorced in 1969, although they had not been together for several years. 

William Marshall had started as a singer and bandleader and in the 1945 version of "State Fair", he got to display his singing talents.  He is the leading male singer in this clip with Vivian Blaine:

 

 

 

 

Ducky, you know research is your middle name. 😁

Good Job, Miles.  His wives were two of the biggest movie stars in French Cinema of all time, and the woman who danced with Fred Astaire. 

Miles, You are always on my radar screen. You're up.....

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Everyone knows the classic song "I'm In The Mood For Love".  It became a standard many years ago and has been recorded by countless singers and musicians, including Darla and Alfalfa in "Our Gang" shorts.    What was the movie where it was introduced and who was the singer who sang it in the film?  

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You're half right, Broadway.  You got the movie, but the singer was Frances Langford.  She, along with Alice Faye and Patsy Kelly are aspiring radio singers.  George Raft steps away from his usual gangster role to play a band leader.  It became a signature tune for Frances Langford, who sang it on many USO tours with Bob Hope.   Here is a clip:

 

 

And after she practices, she goes on stage with this rendition:

 

 

Broadway, you get to post the next question. 

 

 

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Here is an easy one, as it is all I can think of at the moment:

Most people recognize the classic scene from Charlie Chaplin's film Gold Rush (1925) where he creates a dance with bread rolls on forks. It has come to be closely associated with Chaplin.

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And it has been recreated in several other films, including Benny and Joon (1993)

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However, Chaplin was not the originator of the gag and Gold Rush was not the first film to feature it. Who was the first person to do this gag on film, and what was the name of the film in which it was featured?

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