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15 hours ago, cinemaman said:

Licence  To  Kill   1989 ,  he  plays  an  professor  named  Joe  Butcher.  Thanks

Yep, that's it.  Thanks for answering, I was just about to post a hint.  Your thread, cinema...

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Thanks, Cinemaman!

Producer Gregory Ratoff purchased film rights for Casino Royale from Ian Fleming in 1955. Several events prevented a film from being made, one of which was Ratoff's notion that James Bond should in fact be Jane Bond. He had in mind a particular actress to play the part. Who was she? 

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On 1/23/2022 at 3:49 PM, BunnyWhit said:

Thanks, Cinemaman!

Producer Gregory Ratoff purchased film rights for Casino Royale from Ian Fleming in 1955. Several events prevented a film from being made, one of which was Ratoff's notion that James Bond should in fact be Jane Bond. He had in mind a particular actress to play the part. Who was she? 

I had to look this one up.  It was Susan Hayward!  Lorenzo Semple, the screenwriter who was originally assigned to adapt Casino Royale, found the story boring and thought a Jane Bond would liven things up.

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Good job, Peebs! Pretty amazing story, no? I recently mentioned that I am not in favor of a woman as the new 007 after Craig, as has been proposed by some. Can you imagine if the very first Bond had been a woman? With no offense intended to Hayward, I don't think casting her as Bond would have spawned a franchise. 

Thanks a lot, Peebs. It's your thread. 

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Thanks, Bunny!  That was a fun question.  I'm with you, Bond's got to be a British man. 

 

Next:  Let's keep with actors who could have been Bond. 

This actor was in the running back in 1986.  The producers liked his turn as the title character of a British spy in a 1983 mini-series.  The series was based on a book by RH Bruce Lockhart.  You can find part of this actor's Bond screen test online. Can you name this actor?

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15 hours ago, cinemaman said:

Thanks  Peebs  next:  name  the  television  series  that  this  James  Bond  girl  played  an  doctor.

Jane Seymour in Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman?

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He  was  going  to  play  Blofeld    in  You  Only  Live  Twice  1967  .  Director  Gilbert  and  Producer  Broccoli  decided  he  did  not  fit  the  bill  and  replaced  him   with  Donald  Pleasence.   Pleasence  makes  an  good  bad  guy  see  his  work  in  the  Western  Will  Penny. Thanks

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12 hours ago, cinemaman said:

He  was  going  to  play  Blofeld    in  You  Only  Live  Twice  1967  .  Director  Gilbert  and  Producer  Broccoli  decided  he  did  not  fit  the  bill  and  replaced  him   with  Donald  Pleasence.   Pleasence  makes  an  good  bad  guy  see  his  work  in  the  Western  Will  Penny. Thanks

That's it. They referred to him as looking like "poor, benevolent Santa".  They even tried filming with him for a few days but knew he was wrong for the part.

Nice job, Cinema!  Your thread...

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I know of three USA-made films, but then I also came up with others for films made abroad. Are there others from Dalton that I don't remember or know of? 

Made in USA                                                                                                                                       Made elsewhere

The Lion in Winter (1968) -- as Philip II, set in 1183                                                     Cromwell (1970, UK) -- as Prince Rupert, set in the 1640s

Agatha (1979) -- as Archie Christie, set in 1926                                                            Wuthering Heights (1970, Italy) -- as Heathcliff, set in the early 19th century

American Outlaws (2001) -- as Allan Pinkerton, set in 1865                                   Mary, Queen of Scots (1971, Portugal) -- as Lord Darnley, set in the 16th century

                                                                                                                                                                    The King's **** (1990, France) -- as King Amadeo, set in the 17th century

 

 

 

 

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Good  job  BunnyWhit  ,   I  see you  listed  The  Lion  in  Winter,  Cromwell  and  Mary,  Queen  of  Scots  in  your answers. Those  are the  films  that  I  was  looking for . The  thread  is  yours.  Thanks

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