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7 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

White Christmas? Danny and Vera-Ellen appeared in The Kid From Brooklyn and Wonder Man together. In White Christmas the end up together, not in the other 2 movies. Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney recorded albums together and radio and tv together. White Christmas was a big money maker. For those reasons I'm guessing White Christmas.  I don't know about the dressing room, either Bing did it for Rosemary or Vera-Ellen or Danny did it for Vera-Ellen or Rosemary ???????????? (my gut feeling is Bing did it for Rosemary, but I really don't know)

Close enough for you to take the thread, lav.  Bing did it for Vera-Ellen.

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Thanks Star. Glad Bing appreciated Vera-Ellen

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In order for this actress to complete a scene in this Oscar nominated film,she was given lots of shots of booze. Actress and the film ?? Extra credit for why they had to ply her with the liquor?

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  Claire Trevor had to sing in front of the whole cast in "Key Largo".  She was so nervous that she was given several drinks to help her get through it.  She was supposed to be a drunken gangster's moll, so the booze fit the occasion.  During World War II, while entertaining troops, star Humphrey Bogart's wife at the time, Mayo Methot, decided to sing a song while visibly intoxicated.  It could be that Bogey remembered that and suggested the idea of giving Claire Trevor some drinks. 

 

  

 

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5 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

  Claire Trevor had to sing in front of the whole cast in "Key Largo".  She was so nervous that she was given several drinks to help her get through it.  She was supposed to be a drunken gangster's moll, so the booze fit the occasion.  During World War II, while entertaining troops, star Humphrey Bogart's wife at the time, Mayo Methot, decided to sing a song while visibly intoxicated.  It could be that Bogey remembered that and suggested the idea of giving Claire Trevor some drinks. 

 

  

 

LOL Miles, not the one I'm asking about, but since Claire and Key Largo fit the bill, the thread is yours and you get the extra credit for the explanation! Good work :)

 

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15 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

LOL Miles, not the one I'm asking about, but since Claire and Key Largo fit the bill, the thread is yours and you get the extra credit for the explanation! Good work :)

 

Miles, this is yours

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Two actors first worked together in a movie in 1934.  They worked together several times over the next decade or so.  Then there was a long gap until they were in the same movie together, this time in 1981, some forty-seven years after their first pairing.  Who are the actors, and for bonus points, what were their first and last films together? 

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James Cagney and Pat O'Brien first worked together in 1934's Here Comes the Navy.  In 1981, they appeared in Ragtime together.  Between 1934 and 1940, they co-starred in 8 films:  the aforementioned Here Comes the Navy (1934), Devil Dogs of the Air (1935), The Irish in Us (1935), Ceiling Zero (1936), Boy Meets Girl (1938), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), The Fighting 69th (1940) and Torrid Zone (1940).  

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 Very good, Starlit.  The two became lifelong friends and were charter members of what was referred to as the "Irish Mafia" in Hollywood.  The group included Spencer Tracy, and Frank McHugh.

 
  
 
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1934                   1935                    1935                     1936                    1938

 

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 Starliteyes, the thread is yours. 
 
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In an intricate scene he had to play with the female star of the movie, the male star worked up a piece of business wherein he would roll a silver coin from one finger to another.  When the female star asked him if he planned to do that when they did the scene, he said no.  However, when the scene started filming, he started playing with the silver dollar.  Halfway through the scene, while he was delivering his lines, the crew started laughing.  Of course it broke his concentration and he turned around to find the female star slowly lifting her dress.  When he asked her what she was doing, she replied that she was “showing them a trick a helluva lot more interesting than yours.”

Name the two stars and the movie they were making.

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The male star had a less famous actress sister, who is best remembered for playing the mother of a well-known soap opera character on a long-running soap.

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Female star never won a competitive Oscar, although she was nominated 4 times.  However, she was awarded an Honorary Oscar.

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On 10/7/2019 at 2:39 PM, starliteyes said:

In an intricate scene he had to play with the female star of the movie, the male star worked up a piece of business wherein he would roll a silver coin from one finger to another.  When the female star asked him if he planned to do that when they did the scene, he said no.  However, when the scene started filming, he started playing with the silver dollar.  Halfway through the scene, while he was delivering his lines, the crew started laughing.  Of course it broke his concentration and he turned around to find the female star slowly lifting her dress.  When he asked her what she was doing, she replied that she was “showing them a trick a helluva lot more interesting than yours.”

Name the two stars and the movie they were making.

Van Heflin and Barbara Stanwyck in The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers ??? Frances Heflin, Van's sister, played Susan Lucci's mother on All My children

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26 minutes ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Van Heflin and Barbara Stanwyck in The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers ??? Frances Heflin, Van's sister, played Susan Lucci's mother on All My children

That's close enough, lav.  This incident happened during the making of B.F.'s Daughter, but otherwise, you got it right.

Your thread.

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That's strange. I read that Milestone the director of Martha Ivers wanted Heflin to do that trick with the coin, since Heflin's character plays a gambler in the film., He's not one in BF, so it doesn't make as much sense ? I would have pm'd you, but I'm at 100 pm's right now and have to decide which to delete.

I'll post one later

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Life imitating art, 2 Oscar winners ( 1 was Honorary) the other for Best actor (for another film) were in a famous film together. In the film their characters were having an affair and during filming they were also having an affair. Both were married to others at the time, in the film one of the characters was married to someone else. Actress and Actor and the Film ???

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7 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

That's strange. I read that Milestone the director of Martha Ivers wanted Heflin to do that trick with the coin, since Heflin's character plays a gambler in the film., He's not one in BF, so it doesn't make as much sense ? I would have pm'd you, but I'm at 100 pm's right now and have to decide which to delete.

I'll post one later

You may be right, lav.  I'm just going by a biography of Stanwyck that I just finished, but I'm not sure the author had all of his facts right.

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14 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Life imitating art, 2 Oscar winners ( 1 was Honorary) the other for Best actor (for another film) were in a famous film together. In the film their characters were having an affair and during filming they were also having an affair. Both were married to others at the time, in the film one of the characters was married to someone else. Actress and Actor and the Film ???

The film is a war drama

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9 hours ago, starliteyes said:

You may be right, lav.  I'm just going by a biography of Stanwyck that I just finished, but I'm not sure the author had all of his facts right.

I'm sure that it's The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers. I have 3 biographies of Stanwyck, the one I have with me is one called Starring Miss Barbara Stanwyck by Ella Smith. Lewis Milestone is interviewed on the making the film. He talks about how to make Heflin look like a professional gambler. He thought about how he had seen some of the dealers in casinos in Las Vegas take a coin and manipulate it between 2 knuckles. he then says that Stanwyck said " Van, that's a wonderful piece of business, but if you do that during my important lines, I have a bit of business that will draw attention away from yours." she pulled her skirt up way above her knees. " any time you start twirling that coin, I'll be fixing my garter. So be sure you don't do that when I have important lines to speak." The traveling coin does appear in one of Stanwyck's scenes in the film, Heflin is supposed to be antagonizing her. It makes three bold journeys across his hand- and then gets the h-ll out of there.

Star, I have 3 biographies of Stanwyck, one I'm a little suspicious of some of the information, This one I'm not. This one was sent to me by one of our long time, kind posters on the bds. knowing how much I love Barbara Stanwyck. btw, it was a great question you asked and the clues were great too :)

 

 

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4 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

I'm sure that it's The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers. I have 3 biographies of Stanwyck, the one I have with me is one called Starring Miss Barbara Stanwyck by Ella Smith. Lewis Milestone is interviewed on the making the film. He talks about how to make Heflin look like a professional gambler. He thought about how he had seen some of the dealers in casinos in Las Vegas take a coin and manipulate it between 2 knuckles. he then says that Stanwyck said " Van, that's a wonderful piece of business, but if you do that during my important lines, I have a bit of business that will draw attention away from yours." she pulled her skirt up way above her knees. " any time you start twirling that coin, I'll be fixing my garter. So be sure you don't do that when I have important lines to speak." The traveling coin does appear in one of Stanwyck's scenes in the film, Heflin is supposed to be antagonizing her. It makes three bold journeys across his hand- and then gets the h-ll out of there.

Star, I have 3 biographies of Stanwyck, one I'm a little suspicious of some of the information, This one I'm not. This one was sent to me by one of our long time, kind posters on the bds. knowing how much I love Barbara Stanwyck. btw, it was a great question you asked and the clues were great too :)

 

 

Lav, you've absolutely convinced me.  I've never seen B.F.'s Daughter, but I have seen The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, although not in some time.  Like I said, I'm not sure that the author of the book I read was completely accurate because there were a number of things I questioned as I kept reading.  There were a number of times when he seemed to be off as far as chronology was concerned.

And now, it's your turn to try and stump us.

 

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23 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Life imitating art, 2 Oscar winners ( 1 was Honorary) the other for Best actor (for another film) were in a famous film together. In the film their characters were having an affair and during filming they were also having an affair. Both were married to others at the time, in the film one of the characters was married to someone else. Actress and Actor and the Film ???

Already posted my question

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I think it's From Here to Eternity.  Burt Lancaster won an Oscar for Elmer Gantry and Deborah Kerr was the recipient of an Honorary Oscar.  They were both nominated for Oscars for From Here to Eternity.

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1 hour ago, starliteyes said:

I think it's From Here to Eternity.  Burt Lancaster won an Oscar for Elmer Gantry and Deborah Kerr was the recipient of an Honorary Oscar.  They were both nominated for Oscars for From Here to Eternity.

Correct Star, From Here To Eternity and it was Burt and Deborah. No wonder that beach kissing scene is one of the s-exiest and most convincing ever put on the screen with all that practice! LOL. Good work star, it's your thread :)

 

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