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Okay, here's another actor chain... except that two of them aren't actors, but fairly well-known behind the scenes people:

 

"Girl-friend" of condemned killer

Composer of songs for Alice and "Cindy"

Chicago-based love object for a bored small-town wife

Voice of interplanetary pirate

Blind French revolutionary

Partner of Panama

Musketeer

Mystery benefactor

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SOME HINTS:

 

The "condemned killer" is on the loose and the two leading characters know where he is.

 

The "bored small-town wife" says a line later made famous in a hit play.

 

The movie with the French revolutionary features separated pairs of twins.

 

"Panama" isn't a country

 

The "benefactor" makes his first appearance in a graveyard.

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Hi,

 

I'll take a stab at some of this.....

 

"Condemned Killer" - is Robert Redford in "The Chase"; Jane Fonda was girlfriend.

 

"Bored Housewife" - is Bette Davis in "Beyond The Forest"; David Brian was Chicago fantasy.

 

"Benefactor" - is Finlay Currie in "Great Expectations.

 

Larry

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Oh Larry, I believe this is an "actor's chain". In the chains, the subject's last name is the first name of the subject that follows. For instance, here was the answer of a previous chain (clue in bold, the move in italic):

 

Martian envoy - Tommy Kirk (Mars Needs Women)

Harpooneer - Kirk Douglas (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)

Murderers' dinner guest - Douglas Dick (Rope)

Surviving half of comedy team - Dick Martin (of "Rowen and Martin")

FBI agent in drag - Martin Lawrence (Big Momma's House)

Gay teacher - Lawrence Harvey

 

So for this one, I had a start that I'm in the process of scratching:

 

"Girl-friend" of condemned killer - Helen Mack (His Girl Friday)

Composer of songs for Alice and "Cindy" - Mack Gordon (Rose of Washington Square)

Chicago-based love object for a bored small-town wife - Gordan...

 

But you see, I think that's all wrong and I'm heading back to the drawing board. But you get the idea...

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Helen Mack - His Girl Friday

Mack David - Cinderella

David Brian - Beyond the Forest

Brian George - ?

George Tobias - ?

Tobias Frank - Olympiasiegerin Die

Frank Finlay - The Three Musketeers

Finlay Currie - Great Expectations

 

Thanks to Larry for his help. Couldn't find any reference for an interplanetary pirate and no help from "The Corsican Brothers."

 

CharlieT

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Not happy with my middle. Still checking. One of them isn't an actor, according to the original question. At least the names mesh and are all real... yeah, even Tobias Frank.

 

Guess I'll just sleep on it.

 

CharlieT

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> Helen Mack - His Girl Friday

> Mack David - Cinderella

> David Brian - Beyond the Forest

> Brian George - ?

> George Tobias - ?

> Tobias Frank - Olympiasiegerin Die

> Frank Finlay - The Three Musketeers

> Finlay Currie - Great Expectations

 

You're doing great so far, Charlie... except for the "Tobias Frank" part. It's another "Frank," and he's not an actor either. I'll give you a hint...

 

"The vessel with the pestle..."

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Helen Mack - Secrets of a Nurse (1938)

Mack David - Songwriter 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Cinderella'

David Brian - Beyond the Forest (1949)

Brian Murray - Treasure Planet (2002)

Murray Melvin - Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

Melvin Frank - Screenwriter (with Norman Panama)

Frank Finlay - The Three Musketeers (1973)

Finlay currie - Great expectations (1946)

 

I'm not sure about the first. This was a very labor intensive post.

 

Regards

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I revised my answer

 

Helen Mack - His Girl Friday (1940)

Mack David - Songwriter 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Cinderella'

David Brian - Beyond the Forest (1949)

Brian Murray - Treasure Planet (2002)

Murray Melvin - Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

Melvin Frank - Screenwriter (with Norman Panama)

Frank Finlay - The Three Musketeers (1973)

Finlay currie - Great expectations (1946)

 

Regards

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Oh that's great! Here I was trying to figure out Ann Sothern's partner; after all, she was Panama Hattie! I thought the bored housewife was Beyond the Forest, but could get it to match with Mack Gordon. No wonder! The "Alice" was not Faye, but Wonderland! I love it.

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Congrats, Metry! It was a toughie, I admit.

 

Okay, I'm going to do another In Other Words, but I want you all to whup me upside the head if I tell the winner to do one of his own. (Other thread... it's the other thread...)

 

Lucifer and his wealthy, drunken brother find the remains of a "high" violinist and, thinking the Supreme Being is dead, lie to Sherlock Holmes about it. But he's more interested in romancing the grown-up Elizabeth Taylor.

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The Wrong Box

 

Peter Cook - Bedazzled

Dudley Moore - Arthur

Tutte Lemkow - Fiddler On The Roof

Sir Ralph Richardson - Time Bandits

Michael Caine - Without A Clue

Nanette Newman - International Velvet

 

I've seen all these movies except 'The Wrong Box', so it took me a while to figure out who the 'high' violinist was.

 

Regards

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