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On 3/20/2018 at 7:37 AM, lavenderblue19 said:

The star of this 1950's film has said that during the filming there were some problems with a few of the neighborhood people. They threatened to beat up the star of the film. Star, film and why were they holding a grudge against the star ???

This is just a guess, but is it Ernest Borgnine, while filming Marty? The neighborhood may have held a grudge over how he beat up on Maggio (Frank Sinatra) in From Here to Eternity. 

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16 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

This is just a guess, but is it Ernest Borgnine, while filming Marty? The neighborhood may have held a grudge over how he beat up on Maggio (Frank Sinatra) in From Here to Eternity. 

That has to be correct. The director, Delbert Mann and the female co-star Betsy Blair (married to Gene Kelly) also fit the criteria.

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31 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

This is just a guess, but is it Ernest Borgnine, while filming Marty? The neighborhood may have held a grudge over how he beat up on Maggio (Frank Sinatra) in From Here to Eternity. 

Yes it's Marty and yes a bunch of guys in the Italian neighborhood where filming was taking place threatened to beat Borgnine up because of his role as Fatso in From Here To Eternity. He explained to them how he and Frank were great friends in real life and that during filming Frank was never hurt. Ernest Borgnine related that story to RO during a sit down interview on TCM years ago.

As far as my clues go, Betsy Blair was married to Gene Kelly and it took a lot of pull on Gene's part to have her get the role. HUAC had been investigating her and she was virtually black listed at that point. this was Delbert Mann's first full length theatrical release film. Good work Lawrence, your thread.

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This 1940's sports biopic features a great supporting cast, including two actors who fought on opposite sides of the Irish independence battle known as the Easter Rising in 1916. Fortunately, their prior conflicts did not continue on the movie's set.

Name the movie, the star and the biopic subject, and finally the two actors who had once been war-time adversaries. 

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21 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

This 1940's sports biopic features a great supporting cast, including two actors who fought on opposite sides of the Irish independence battle known as the Easter Rising in 1916. Fortunately, their prior conflicts did not continue on the movie's set.

Name the movie, the star and the biopic subject, and finally the two actors who had once been war-time adversaries. 

Gentlemen Jim was the biopic, starring Errol Flynn, the 2 actors were John Loder and Arthur Shields. The film is the story of heavyweight boxer Jim Corbett. 

Arthur Shields fought for the Irish Republicans and John Loder for the British ????????????

Some extra trivia about Shields and Loder they were also both in Ford's great film How Green Was My Valley along with Shieds brother Barry Fitzgerald
 

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7 minutes ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Gentlemen Jim was the biopic, starring Errol Flynn, the 2 actors were John Loder and Arthur Shields. the film is the story of heavyweight boxer Jim Corbett. 

Arthur Shields fought for the Irish Republicans and John Loder for the British ????????????

That's correct, lavenderblue! I just learned that interesting tidbit after watching the movie yesterday. That could have been an awkward set, to say the least.

Your thread, lav.

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Thanks Lawrence

2 real life brothers appeared in 2 films together. The 2 films were almost a decade and a half apart. One brother was more well known than the other although classic film fans definitely also know the other brother. 2 brothers, 2 films they were both in together ????

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13 hours ago, Arsan404 said:

Is it Tom Conway and George Sanders? They costarred in The Falcon's Brother and Death of a Scoundrel

Yes it is George Sanders and Tom Conway and those are the 2 films. Good work, your thread Arsan :)

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Thank you, Lavender. The second clue was spot-on.

Two cousins born outside the USA became stars in the 1920s and 1930s. 

Please name the stars and country of origin.

 

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1 minute ago, LawrenceA said:

Ramon Navarro & Dolores Del Rio, originally of Mexico.

That's correct, Lawrence.

The floor is yours.

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This distinguished character actress had an outstanding career on Broadway before she came to Hollywood.

Appearing in Productions that would later become classic films, including * two plays which were adapted  to become legendary musicals.

Though not particularly known as a musical performer, this actress appeared in a number of classic musicals - - some of which are considered to be the best of their genre.

A versatile actress, her dramatic roles include some iconic classic movies as well.

Despite her longevity in Show Business, she never appeared in the silents.

 

When you are identifying this actress, please also name two of her musicals and one of her dramatic films.

** And 2 Brownie points for the 2 plays she appeared in on Broadway, which were adapted into legendary musicals.

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On 4/1/2018 at 5:13 PM, Princess of Tap said:

This distinguished character actress had an outstanding career on Broadway before she came to Hollywood.

Appearing in Productions that would later become classic films, including * two plays which were adapted  to become legendary musicals.

Though not particularly known as a musical performer, this actress appeared in a number of classic musicals - - some of which are considered to be the best of their genre.

A versatile actress, her dramatic roles include some iconic classic movies as well.

Despite her longevity in Show Business, she never appeared in the silents.

 

When you are identifying this actress, please also name two of her musicals and one of her dramatic films.

** And 2 Brownie points for the 2 plays she appeared in on Broadway, which were adapted into legendary musicals.

Hint#1--This character actress gave support to 3 Golden age musical Stars-- Fred Astaire, Shirley Temple and Irene Dunne.

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Is it Helen Westley?  On Broadway, she appeared in Liliom, which became Carousel, and Green Grow the Lilacs, which became Oklahoma!

Two movie musicals she was in were Roberta and Show Boat.  One of her dramatic films was All This, and Heaven Too.

 

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2 hours ago, starliteyes said:

Is it Helen Westley?  On Broadway, she appeared in Liliom, which became Carousel, and Green Grow the Lilacs, which became Oklahoma!

Two movie musicals she was in were Roberta and Show Boat.  One of her dramatic films was All This, and Heaven Too.

 

Excellently done,  Star!

I don't know why, but I always cry during her dying scene in Roberta when Irene Dunne is singing.

On that happy note, it's your turn--

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In this movie, an actor and actress who would go on to win Oscars in the Best Supporting category played the parents of a child who received an Oscar long before either of them did.

Name the movie and the three actors.

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1 hour ago, starliteyes said:

In this movie, an actor and actress who would go on to win Oscars in the Best Supporting category played the parents of a child who received an Oscar long before either of them did.

Name the movie and the three actors.

One of Shirley Temple's early movies is Baby Take a Bow co-starring James Dunn and Claire Trevor.

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