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What Do They Have in Common?


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Besides being European born actresses, they all played parts on film that were originated on stage by Julie Andrews. Twiggy was Polly in "The Boyfriend", Vanessa Redgrave was Guinevere in "Camelot" and Audrey Hepburn was Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady".

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Thanks, mudski. What do these three movies have in common: "The Year of Living Dangerously" (1982), " The Old Dark House" (1932), and "Peter Pan" (1924) ?

 

"The Old Dark House" was just on TCM on Halloween weekend.

 

By the way, we have two of these "What Do They Have In Common" threads going right now. Let's get down to one.

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Exactly right, muddy, except that the last title is "The Old Dark House". Peter Pan is traditionally played by a woman. Most of you recall Mary Martin doing a televised version and former gymnast Cathy Rigby toured in the show for several years. Now the question is can you think of female characters played by male actors? Other than Lassie being played by male dogs and drag queen Divine doing some films for John Waters, the only one that I can think of is when the Buckwheat character was first introduced in the Our Gang films, the character was a girl. I believe little Billie Thomas played the character as a girl for just a few films, and then as a boy for the rest of the series.

Your turn now, mudski.

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Actors playing female roles ? Well, the first one that comes to mind is Alastair Sims playing the school headmistress in "The Belles Of St. Trinians", one of the best English comedies....

 

"Destination Tokyo", "Action In The North Atlantic", and "Now, Voyager"...What do they have in common ?

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When you just had the first three films listed, I knew they were all made at Warner Bros. during World War II and all featured scenes either on or under the ocean. Somehow I figured that wasn't what you were looking for. Then when you threw in a musical from MGM in the thirties, I started to think of music and lo and behold if that wasn't it. Cole Porter's "Night And Day" is featured in the soundtrack of all four of those films. Of course, it was featured prominently in "The Gay Divorcee" because it was the only song from the Broadway show "The Gay Divorce" to be included in the movie version. "Night And Day" was also the title of the Cole Porter biopic that starred Cary Grant.

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