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We'll call this a double feature question.

A war movie that starred Humphrey Bogart was remade years later as a western with Broderick Crawford.  One actor appeared in both versions in basically the same role.  Can you name the two movies and the actor who appeared in both?

Also, a film noir that starred Sterling Hayden was remade, sort of, a few years later as a western with Alan Ladd.  Again, one actor appeared in both films, although in not quite the same roles.  Can you name these two films and the actor who was in both?  If you were watching TCM last month when they were showing originals and their remakes, then you probably know the answer to this one.

 

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18 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

We'll call this a double feature question.

A war movie that starred Humphrey Bogart was remade years later as a western with Broderick Crawford.  One actor appeared in both versions in basically the same role.  Can you name the two movies and the actor who appeared in both?

Also, a film noir that starred Sterling Hayden was remade, sort of, a few years later as a western with Alan Ladd.  Again, one actor appeared in both films, although in not quite the same roles.  Can you name these two films and the actor who was in both?  If you were watching TCM last month when they were showing originals and their remakes, then you probably know the answer to this one.

 

The Bogart film is Sahara. the remake with B.Crawford is Last of The Comanches. Lloyd Bridges was in both films.

The Sterling Hayden film is The Asphalt Jungle, the remake with Alan  Ladd is The Badlanders . Anthony Caruso was in both films  ??????????

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Terrific answer, Lavender.  Isn't it strange that two modern day (for the time) films could be remade as westerns set in the 1800's?   You can see the influence that television had on the film industry in the 1950's.  From "Last Of The Comanches",  Broderick Crawford was then starring in "Highway Patrol", and Jay Silverheels was playing Tonto in "The Lone Ranger".  Future TV stars appearing were Lloyd Bridges ("Sea Hunt"), Barbara Hale ("Perry Mason"), and Martin Milner ("Route 66").  Alan Ladd's co-star in "The Badlanders" was Ernest Borgnine, who would later star in "McHale's Navy" on TV.

Good job, Lavender.  You get the thread. 

 

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On 1/10/2020 at 12:36 PM, MilesArcher said:

Terrific answer, Lavender.  Isn't it strange that two modern day (for the time) films could be remade as westerns set in the 1800's?   You can see the influence that television had on the film industry in the 1950's.  From "Last Of The Comanches",  Broderick Crawford was then starring in "Highway Patrol", and Jay Silverheels was playing Tonto in "The Lone Ranger".  Future TV stars appearing were Lloyd Bridges ("Sea Hunt"), Barbara Hale ("Perry Mason"), and Martin Milner ("Route 66").  Alan Ladd's co-star in "The Badlanders" was Ernest Borgnine, who would later star in "McHale's Navy" on TV.

Good job, Lavender.  You get the thread. 

 

Thanks Miles :) Great question

While co-starring in a film, the director suggested to the handsome actor that he should comb his hair differently, he  thanked the director, took his advice and wore it that way for the rest of his career. Legendary actor, director and film ??? 

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The legendary actor was Cary Grant, the director was Josef von Sternberg and the movie was Blonde Venus.  I think it goes without saying that the legendary actress was Marlene Dietrich - but I guess I just said it!

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1 hour ago, starliteyes said:

The legendary actor was Cary Grant, the director was Josef von Sternberg and the movie was Blonde Venus.  I think it goes without saying that the legendary actress was Marlene Dietrich - but I guess I just said it!

Yes, Blonde Venus is the film. Josef Von Sternberg on the first day of filming told Cary Grant that his hair was parted on the wrong side. Cary change the part to the other side and kept it that way for the rest of his career. btw, Marlene actually wrote the story of Blonde Venus even though Von Sternberg has the credit. Good Work Star, your thread  :)

 

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A copy of an actual necklace was used in a lavish historical drama.  Two years later the necklace would appear again in a romantic comedy in which a young actress would declare that it “stinks,” although she would wear it later on to entertain.

Name the two films in which the necklace appeared, the actress who wore it in the historical drama and the actress who said it “stinks.”

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The female stars of both movies were nominated for Oscars for their respective roles, but only one of the male stars in the second picture won an Oscar.

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The female star of the second movie also starred in the play on Broadway before it was adapted for the screen.

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Both female stars were Oscar winners at the time these two films were made, but one of them would go on to win several more Oscars.

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The young actress who said the necklace stunk made her last film at the age of 16 and would die at a relatively young age.

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On 1/21/2020 at 9:04 PM, starliteyes said:

A copy of an actual necklace was used in a lavish historical drama.  Two years later the necklace would appear again in a romantic comedy in which a young actress would declare that it “stinks,” although she would wear it later on to entertain.

Name the two films in which the necklace appeared, the actress who wore it in the historical drama and the actress who said it “stinks.”

The Philadelphia Story and Marie Antoinette comes to mind. Norma Shearer was Marie Antoinette and Virginia Weidler would be the actress who said the necklace "stinks" in The Philadelphia Story

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That is correct, lav.  Norma Shearer wore a copy of Marie Antoinette's "Affair of the Necklace" in Marie Antoinette, but Virginia Weidler was not all that impressed with it in  The Philadelphia Story, which, as a matter of fact, happens to be on today.

Looks like you're up next, lav.

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Thanks Star :)

This film is not a bio pic, it's a musical comedy. However, one of the stars of the film had gone thru in her real life some of the situations that her character goes thru. Film and the actress??

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