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Name the Hitchcock film title that, intentionally or not, contains the locale of the film (where most of the action takes place, though it does start somewhere else) within a word of the title, and is not a separate word, as in example, They Met in Bombay.{font}

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No, the word I'm looking for is a name found on the globe of a certain country, city, etc. whose letters in the name are found in the title of a Hitchcock film. {font:Calibri}For example Boston is found in The Bostonians. (Actually it part of the *city's* name, but it is usually known by this word.){font}

 

Edited by: allaboutlana on Oct 5, 2011 2:46 PM

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I wouldn't have posted this, but it intrigued me. It's not that one, but that's a good guess. The Hitchcock film I'm talking about stars one of the people in Under Capricorn. (Anotehr hint: this is not a city in the U.S.A.)

 

Edited by: allaboutlana on Oct 5, 2011 3:37 PM

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Is this it?

 

Regarding "The Conqueror"(1956) starring John Wayne:

 

 

See also: [Downwinders#Health Effects of Nuclear Testing|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downwinders#Health_Effects_of_Nuclear_Testing|Downwinders]

 

The exterior scenes were [shot on location|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Location_shooting|Location shooting] near [st. George, Utah|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._George,_Utah|St. George, Utah], 137 miles (220 km) downwind of the United States government's [Nevada Test Site|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_Test_Site|Nevada Test Site]. In 1953, extensive above-ground [nuclear weapons|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapon|Nuclear weapon] testing occurred at the test site, as part of [Operation Upshot-Knothole|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Upshot-Knothole|Operation Upshot-Knothole]. The cast and crew spent many difficult weeks on location, and in addition Hughes later shipped 60 tons of dirt back to Hollywood in order to match the Utah terrain and lend verisimilitude to studio re-shoots.^[[4]|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conqueror_%28film%29#cite_note-Straightdope-3]^ The filmmakers knew about the nuclear tests^[[4]|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conqueror_%28film%29#cite_note-Straightdope-3]^ but the federal government reassured residents that the tests caused no hazard to public health.^[[7]|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conqueror_%28film%29#cite_note-People-6]^

 

 

Powell died of cancer in January 1963, only a few years after the picture's completion. [Pedro Armendáriz|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Armend%C3%A1riz|Pedro Armendáriz] was diagnosed with [kidney cancer|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidney_cancer|Kidney cancer] in 1960 and committed [suicide|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide|Suicide] in 1963 after he learned his condition had become [terminal|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_illness|Terminal illness]. Hayward, Wayne, and Moorehead all died of cancer in the mid to late 1970s. Cast member actor [John Hoyt|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hoyt|John Hoyt] died of [lung cancer|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lung_cancer|Lung cancer] in 1991. Skeptics point to other factors such as the wide use of [tobacco|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco|Tobacco] — Wayne and Moorehead in particular were heavy smokers. The cast and crew totaled 220 people. By 1981, 91 of them had developed some form of cancer and 46 had died of the disease. Several of Wayne and Hayward's relatives also had cancer scares as well after visiting the set; [Michael Wayne|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wayne|Michael Wayne] developed skin cancer, his brother [Patrick|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Wayne|Patrick Wayne] had a benign tumor removed from his breast and Hayward's son [Tim Barker|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Barker|Tim Barker] had a benign tumor removed from his mouth. ^[[7]|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conqueror_%28film%29#cite_note-People-6]^^[[8]|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conqueror_%28film%29#cite_note-7]^

 

Dr. Robert Pendleton, professor of biology at the [university of Utah|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Utah|University of Utah], stated, "With these numbers, this case could qualify as an epidemic. The connection between [fallout|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fallout|Nuclear fallout] radiation and cancer in individual cases has been practically impossible to prove conclusively. But in a group this size you'd expect only 30-some cancers to develop. With 91, I think the tie-in to their exposure on the set of The Conqueror would hold up in a court of law." Indeed, several cast and crew members, as well as relatives of those who died, considered suing the government for negligence, claiming it knew more about the hazards in the area than it let on.^[[7]|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conqueror_%28film%29#cite_note-People-6]^[[|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conqueror_%28film%29#cite_note-8]

 

 

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Yes, mudskipper *The Conqueror* 1956 film. Susan Hayward, John Wayne, Agnes Moorehead, Pedro Armandez, John Hoyt and Director Dick Powell all were exposed to radioactive fall-out while on location in Utah shooting the film. A very tragic fact, all passed away of cancer(Pedro Armandez committed suicide it's said because he was terminal).

Thank You for the extensive information and the website reference for more info.

 

It's your thread.

 

Edited by: lavenderblue19 on Oct 7, 2011 12:45 AM

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Thanks, Lavender....It would be interesting to see if they had a spike in the number of cancer cases in St. George, Utah compared to the rest of the nation in the years following the atomic tests. I wonder if anybody ever did the statistics ?...Next:

 

This Oscar-winner, who was a superstar during the early silent era, donated his gold-plated Pierce-Arrow automobile to the Long Island Fire Dept. after another movie actor acquired the same kind of car, making the car no longer one-of-a-kind.... Who were the two stars?

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This is the kind of solid Golden Era Character Actor who falls through the cracks for even film buffs. He appeared in a number of classics, but probably never had a breakthrough role--although in all his performances he appears professional and commanding, whether a nobleman, a crook or a pompous businessman.

 

He's tough to pigeon-hole but let's try:

 

*Supported Stanwyck and Chatterton in Pre-Code Classics

*Was often seen in Jeannette MacDonald MGM Musicals

*Called-in repeatedly for iconic comedy teams in the movies--2 tops

*Worked in 2 Capra-corn classics

 

Good Luck!

 

Edited by: cujas on Oct 14, 2011 6:26 PM

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five days idle; assuming abandoned thread.

 

Can't get on to the "know this song?" thread lately, Slipping a lyrics question onto this generalized thread.

 

♫ In Heaven

Everything is fine.

In Heaven

Everything is fine. ♪

♪ In Heaven

Everything is fine...

♫ You've got your good thing and I've got mine. ♪

 

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