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When Jimmy Durante literally kicks the bucket, a lot of people are affected in It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World  Animated GIF

In Executive Suite, the death of the company president brings a power struggle to employees and their familiers  Animated GIF

People all over the country are affected by Polly Phelps' death in Radio Days  

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Senator Sam Foley's death sets the stage for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington  Animated GIF

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My first thought was of A CHRISTMAS CAROL where Scrooge sees all the people reacting to his death. In the musical SCROOGE there is a whole number where the people who owe him money dance for joy on his casket.

Also thought of the many movies where several interested parties gather for the reading of the will. I could only think of these titles though I know there are more—
 

THE CAT AND THE CANARY

MURDER AT THE GALLOP

KNIVES OUT

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Rebecca (1940) (Rebecca de Winter's death haunts many of the other characters)

The Big Chill (1983) ("Alex Marshall"--the whole film is motivated by his death)

Frankenstein (1931) (death of a little girl incites an angry mob, who wrongly assume the monster deliberately killed her)

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) (lynching of three innocent men leads to much soul-searching)

Saving Private Ryan (1998) (entire mission is motivated by the death of Ryan's three brothers)

The Third Man (1949) (several characters' actions are motivated by the mistaken belief that Harry Lime is dead)

Atonement (2007) (Briony's rewriting of history is an attempt to "atone" for Robbie Turner's death)

Murder on the Orient Express (1974) (Ratchett's death directly affects all twelve suspects)

September 30, 1955 (1977) (characters affected by James Dean's death)

Love Field (1992) (characters affected by JFK assassination)

 

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two thousand two hundred twenty-eighth category

Released posthumously

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SARATOGA (1937) was released a month and a half after Jean Harlow’s death.

THE MISFITS (1961) was released two and a half months after Clark Gable died.

SOYLENT GREEN (1973) was released almost three months after Edward G. Robinson had passed away.

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Walt Disney worked on several movies that didn’t come out til after his death such as JUNGLE BOOK and BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS

 

Ditto for Pixar story genius and voice actor Joe Ranft who died before BUG’S LIFE came out but worked on Pixar’s next several films and is even listed as co-director on CARS

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  • Something's Got to Give (1962) with Marilyn Monroe remained unfinished.
  • The Defector (1966) appeared months after the death of Montgomery Clift.
  • Brainstorm (1983) was released two years after the drowning of Natalie Wood.
  • The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009) was being shot while Heath Ledger died. Three masked actors continued his part.
  • Something Wicked (2014) was released five years after Brittany Murphy's death.
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Greed (1924) -- released nearly a year after Frank Hayes' death

To Be or Not to Be (1932) -- released one month after Carole Lombard's death

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) -- released six months after Spencer Tracy's death

Little Women (1949) -- released four months after C. Aubrey Smith's death

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) -- released six months after Robert Donat's death

High Society (1956) -- released two months after Louis Calhern's death

The Naked Edge (1961) -- released a month after Gary Cooper's death

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) -- released seven months after Buster Keaton's death

The Thrill of It All (1963) -- released a month after Zasu's Pitts' death

The Carpetbaggers (1964) -- released over two months after Alan Ladd's death

The Thirteen Chairs (1969) -- released two months after Sharon Tate's death

Enter the Dragon (1973) -- released a month after Bruce Lee's death

The Crow (1994) -- released one year after Brandon Lee's death

 

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two thousand two hundred twenty-ninth category

Old time movie star with newer star

SUNSET BLVD (1950) has Gloria Swanson with William Holden

BREEZY (1973) has William Holden with Kay Lenz

MAVERICK (1994) has James Garner with Mel Gibson

MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004) has Clint Eastwood with Hilary Swank

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Jack Lemmon and William Powell in Mister Roberts  Animated GIF

Sidney Poitier and Spencer Tracy in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner  Animated GIF

Goldie Hawn and Ingrid Bergman in Cactus Flower  Animated GIF

Tom Selleck and Don Ameche in Folks!  Animated GIF

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Quite a few previous Oscar winners and nominees with a young Hayley Mills in POLLYANNA but in terms of “stars” we have Adolphe Menjou and Jane Wyman (is Karl Malden a “star”?)
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Hayley Mills with Rosalind Russell in TROUBLE WITH ANGELS

Natalie Wood with Rosalind Russell in GYPSY

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14 Film-Paare, deren Altersunterschied enorm ist · KINO.de

Entrapment: Sean Connery & Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Dogville: Nicole Kidman & Lauren Bacall

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Silver Linings Playbook: Robert De Niro & Jennifer Lawrence

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Mr. Morgan's Last Love: Michael Caine & Clémence Poésy

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Shirley  Temple  with  Gary  Cooper  and  Carole  Lombard  in  Now  and  Forever  1934   Sandra  Dee  with  James  Stewart  in  Take  Her,  She's  Mine 1963   Kim  Darby  with  John Wayne  in  True  Grit  1969

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