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h2. ABC's of the 1960s

Except for the word THE, and some numbers, all of these begin with A, B, or C

 

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*ACROSS*

 

*01* Musicians in a well-respected symphony orchestra touring Europe attempt to escape

as German soldiers attack the city. They are captured

*03* This film gets it's title from something kept on a desk in the co-star's

character's office

*07* A girl descends from space, has some good times, then returns to space

*08* A U.S. flying saucer is hijacked by an exiled outlaw ruler

*10* A Senate Subcommittee hearing has police giving round-the-clock protection to

a witness

*12* A mentally **** worker is the subject of an experiment

*13* Brothers take a hostage while fleeing a posse. They cross into the wrong territory

*14* From a foreign actor/director featured on TCM throughout July

*15* The opening credits have a curious touch; listing the cast not by appearance or

alphabetically, but by height

*18* Let's swing! (answer contains several non-alpha characters)

*20* Once again.. a musical with a long flashback

*22* His only color film, this is only one of two films he directed in which he did not play

a major role. And what a cast

*23* The working title was the same as a Rudyard Kipling poem. The final title is a partial

line from that poem

*25* A singer is offered a big break if he can seduce a beautiful woman - spending an

hour in her apartment

*26* Something to do with a bridge.. A German officer shoots two of his soldiers as

they try to desert

*29* Considered a landmark film. One of the first films of the New Hollywood era as it

broke many cinematic taboos and was popular with the younger generation. "One of the

bloodiest death scenes in cinematic history."

*30* Notable for its flying sequences, these made the film's production very expensive

*31* A man and his boss's wife

*33* While fishing on his annual holiday, a bank examiner reels in an injured gangster

*34* A man leaves the British Secret Service to work as a private investigator - he

receives a phone call

*35* An angel has lost the ability to fly

*38* Drawing heavily on the charm of the Victorian Era, changing fashions of the times made

it seem much older by the time it was released

*39* The son of an oil tycoon swaps identities with a water skiing instructor

*40* A teacher wins an antique bedwarmer at a charity auction. Inside it's hollow wooden

handle is a book of magic spells

*43* A mob guy chooses the wrong suit to bury a murdered courier's body in.

He must dig it up

*45* Our star glides around in a gold Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III convertible

*46* On a secluded island, there lives a terminally ill woman in a large mansion with her servants

*47* Based on an unfinished novel set in Europe, this is a black comedy set in the USA

*48* An early Bond film

*49* Sort of a Jeckyll & Hyde thing about an inventor

*50* Costume Drama - A long flashback..

*51* A British criminal mastermind plots to rob NATO

*54* The junkman intends to buy a car that was in a Grand Prix race, swerved to

avoid a dog, crashed, and caught fire

*55* Although most people will fall asleep watching this epic, in North America it has

become the highest grossing film from it's year of release. It is now considered one

of the greatest and most influential films ever made

*56* Rising golf star tries to fix a match

*57* The star's last leading role and the final film of it's production company - Indians

are on the warpath as an army Captain escorts homesteaders to a place where they

can concentrate their defense

*58* An author dies suddenly from a heart attack. Attempting to attend his funeral are

his four best friends

*59* Animated short - The last bit of action is set to the final chord of

The Beatles' "A Day in the Life" played at half-speed

*60* She (an American agent) solves a murder case, rescues a kidnap victim, breaks up

a mastermind's underwater bomb assassination plot of several world leaders, and dances

the latest dance on the island of Jamaica

 

*DOWN*

 

*02* A secretary to a farm owner asks a Vietnam vet who's just been fired from that farm

to help her rob the safe of the farm's owner - in his house

*04* Deputy sheriff attempts to extradite a man suspected of murder. He is informed the

prisoner is recovering from an OD on LSD and must wait until doctors release him

*05* One of the last movies made in CinemaScope

06 Comedy - An abusive husband is accidentally killed by his wife. She is acquitted

and begins raising sheep

*09* Based on a Neil Simon play of the same title

*11* A British officer is assigned to an Austrian refugee camp.. acquiring a refugee

translator who helps him

*16* Roger Ebert has said.."This film, which was made so well, should not have

been made at all."

*17* Original title - Released in the U.S. two years after it's home country, on a nationwide

double-bill with Island of the Burning Damned

*19* U.K. Title - A man seeking his brother arrives at a remote house as a party

is in progress. He accepts an invitation to stay but strange dreams of ritual sacrifice

disturb his sleep

*21* Recently graduated from his seminary, he is excited to receive his first appointment

as Pastor of his own church

*24* A Captain's superior is angered when he orders Moselle wine at a banquet where all

guests were to drink champagne

*27* Honest work doesn't.. work. It's back to the old ways

*28* The director's first choice to star in this film refused the part. The director believed the

actor was avoiding making another film due to his increasing weight and receding hairline

*32* A one-eyed matriarch in a black comedy

*36* An Italian woman has slept with three American GIs (a Corporal, a Sergeant,

and a Lieutenant) in the course of ten days. She discovers she is pregnant but all

the GIs have moved on

*37* The town has a new, stern preacher. Members of a lynch mob are killed off one by one

*41* A girl must leave her wild pet behind as her father's moving them to London

*42* Adapted from a song of the same name, it stars the songwriter

*44* God and The Devil are in a contest - the first to gather 100 billion souls

*52* A married English (country) professor is experiencing a mid-life crisis. He meets

a beautiful young student who is engaged to another of his students who is killed in

a car crash

*53* A series of murders at a circus

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*REMAINING CLUES*

 

*ACROSS*

 

*01* Musicians in a well-respected symphony orchestra touring Europe attempt to escape

as German soldiers attack the city. They are captured

*03* This film gets it's title from something kept on a desk in the co-star's

character's office

*07* A girl descends from space, has some good times, then returns to space

*08* A U.S. flying saucer is hijacked by an exiled outlaw ruler

*14* From a foreign actor/director featured on TCM throughout July

*15* The opening credits have a curious touch; listing the cast not by appearance or

alphabetically, but by height

*18* Let's swing! (answer contains several non-alpha characters)

*20* Once again.. a musical with a long flashback

*22* His only color film, this is only one of two films he directed in which he did not play

a major role. And what a cast

*23* The working title was the same as a Rudyard Kipling poem. The final title is a partial

line from that poem

*25* A singer is offered a big break if he can seduce a beautiful woman - spending an

hour in her apartment

*30* Notable for its flying sequences, these made the film's production very expensive

*31* A man and his boss's wife

*34* A man leaves the British Secret Service to work as a private investigator - he

receives a phone call

*38* Drawing heavily on the charm of the Victorian Era, changing fashions of the times made

it seem much older by the time it was released

*43* A mob guy chooses the wrong suit to bury a murdered courier's body in.

He must dig it up

*45* Our star glides around in a gold Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III convertible

*49* Sort of a Jeckyll & Hyde thing about an inventor

*50* Costume Drama - A long flashback..

*51* A British criminal mastermind plots to rob NATO

*54* The junkman intends to buy a car that was in a Grand Prix race, swerved to

avoid a dog, crashed, and caught fire

*55* Although most people will fall asleep watching this epic, in North America it has

become the highest grossing film from it's year of release. It is now considered one

of the greatest and most influential films ever made

*56* Rising golf star tries to fix a match

*57* The star's last leading role and the final film of it's production company - Indians

are on the warpath as an army Captain escorts homesteaders to a place where they

can concentrate their defense

*58* An author dies suddenly from a heart attack. Attempting to attend his funeral are

his four best friends

*59* Animated short - The last bit of action is set to the final chord of

The Beatles' "A Day in the Life" played at half-speed

*60* She (an American agent) solves a murder case, rescues a kidnap victim, breaks up

a mastermind's underwater bomb assassination plot of several world leaders, and dances

the latest dance on the island of Jamaica

 

 

*DOWN*

 

 

*02* A secretary to a farm owner asks a Vietnam vet who's just been fired from that farm

to help her rob the safe of the farm's owner - in his house

*04* Deputy sheriff attempts to extradite a man suspected of murder. He is informed the

prisoner is recovering from an OD on LSD and must wait until doctors release him

*05* One of the last movies made in CinemaScope

*06* Comedy - An abusive husband is accidentally killed by his wife. She is acquitted

and begins raising sheep

*11* A British officer is assigned to an Austrian refugee camp.. acquiring a refugee

translator who helps him

*16* Roger Ebert has said.."This film, which was made so well, should not have

been made at all."

*17* Original title - Released in the U.S. two years after it's home country, on a nationwide

double-bill with Island of the Burning Damned

*19* U.K. Title - A man seeking his brother arrives at a remote house as a party

is in progress. He accepts an invitation to stay but strange dreams of ritual sacrifice

disturb his sleep

*21* Recently graduated from his seminary, he is excited to receive his first appointment

as Pastor of his own church

*24* A Captain's superior is angered when he orders Moselle wine at a banquet where all

guests were to drink champagne

*27* Honest work doesn't.. work. It's back to the old ways

*28* The director's first choice to star in this film refused the part. The director believed the

actor was avoiding making another film due to his increasing weight and receding hairline

*32* A one-eyed matriarch in a black comedy

*36* An Italian woman has slept with three American GIs (a Corporal, a Sergeant,

and a Lieutenant) in the course of ten days. She discovers she is pregnant but all

the GIs have moved on

*37* The town has a new, stern preacher. Members of a lynch mob are killed off one by one

*41* A girl must leave her wild pet behind as her father's moving them to London

*44* God and The Devil are in a contest - the first to gather 100 billion souls

*52* A married English (country) professor is experiencing a mid-life crisis. He meets

a beautiful young student who is engaged to another of his students who is killed in

a car crash

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