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ONE MORE TIME: HARD NUTS TO CRACK: THE GENIUS OF cat_Mang WINS THE GAME!

Well, it looks like Auld Lang Syne to my fellow posters/players. Over the years I've had a ball making up these eclectic trivia games. I can only hope you all had as much fun playing them I did in making them up. Do I remember most of this "stuff": Oh, I'd say about 10% of it! - Lol = Happy Times ahead for all of you!!
Isle of you all = Scottsford.
[P.S. mrsehj-1 graciously informed me of the new forum, so it's just Goodbye to this particular site, I reckon! : see you later - albeit much less frequently]

Hope you guys enjoy this one! :


A. IN Baby Face, you'll find them lined on the pillows - on "richer" Lily Power's bed = DOLLS! = cat_Mang


B. The Duke * "The Penguin" of TV's famed thirties melo * Ethel Vance story enacted by Bette Bernhardt * Mr. Steinbeck wrote it = WINTER is the deal here: Born in WINTERset, Iowa * WINTERSET * Winter Meeting * Our Winter of Discontent


C. Dietrich personally believed that she was at the apex of her alluring beauty in this movie {Certainly careful lighting and fine photography helped!} = THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN


D. Stage play-based flicker for Pearlie Mae * Miss Hartley's POLAROID-selling partner * Had a crush on Miss Crabtree: we need to know his real-life Uncle * Definitive role for "Tony" of the movies = NORMAN!: "Norman, is That You?" * Mr. Garner was from Norman, OK * Norman Taurog was Jackie Cooper's director unk * Master Bates, natch!


E. The terrific Miss Astor * Place in Plumas County, CA * U.S. Prez from the 1800's * Line from Marie in Dinner at Eight = QUINCY is the connection: Born in Quincy, Illinois * Quincy * John Quincy Adams * "Not bad for a little girl from Quincy, Illinois, eh, ducky?" = cat_Mang


F. Jason O'Mara * Clarinetist Fountain * SHE was The Phantom Lady * Round-faced cutie: Miss Carroll of early talkies = Either was born OR died on 6th August: cat_Mang


G. Ward Bond * Bess Flowers * Tom London * Mel Blanc = Very Prolific players in the movies: each appeared in literally hundreds of films = cat_Mang


H. Listen, Mack: Diets are for those who are thick and tired of it! = Miss Mary Tyler Moore = matt_garth


I. Cal Trask's Mama * Jean Parker was first-billed in this one * Mr. Morris - in Technicolor, 1938 * Lucy chose a girlfriend to recite it on a midnight half-hour TV slot - courtesy of Caroline Appleby...TREES! Born in Oakland, CA (Jo Van Fleet) * SEQUOIA * VALLEY OF THE GIANTS * "TREES" by Joyce Kilmer


J. Because of the subject's great speaking voice, Mr. DeMille literally chased him down the street and hired him on the spot. Appeared in 4 of his movies. = JOHN CARRADINE!


K. Night of the Eagle * Murder at the Gallop * Walt Disney * Gladiolas, for example = FLORA is the common bond here: Played by Margaret Johnston * Miss Robson acted therein * Uncle Walt's Mama * Flora family = cat_Mang


L. Take your pick: The IMDb says both of these movies were the highest-grossers at the B/O for 1932 = SHANGHAI EXPRESS is the general answer, however THE SIGN OF THE CROSS is listed like-wise = cat_Mang


M. WHO is featured on the cover Of Theatre magazine for June, 192O? = Miss Marion Davies = matt_garth


N. Ingrid Bergman * Margaret Sullavan * Betty Field * She was Mrs. Danvers in 194O = ALL WINNERS OF NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS AWARDS FOR BEST ACTRESS


O. NAME the sixth Top-Grossing silent film of all-time = THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE = matt_garth


P. Film Daily chose it as #5 of all the Ten Best Films of 194O = All This and Heaven, Too = matt_garth


Q. THEY were Thomas Alva Edison's two favorite actresses (mind you, he passed in 1931) = Clara Bow & Mary of Pickford = cat_Mang


R. IT was the #1 song on the Hit Parade on 12/7/41: the day Pearl Harbor was bombed = ON A LITTLE STREET IN SINGAPORE BY GLENN MILLER


S. IT'S the name of the castle featured in the cheap-jack chiller comedy "The Headless Ghost" AMBROSE = cat_Mang


T. Francis X. Bushman * Robert Culp * Cass Dailey * Beulah Bondi = Each died from results of accidental falls = cat_Mang


U. THIS living legend of the world of comedy's favorite film is ROMANCE with Garbo the Great = CARL REINER = cat_Mang


V. Screen Director's Playhouse: on 11/18/49 presented this story - with June Foray and John Denhner in the supporting cast! = Ray Milland reprised his role as Rick Fitzgerald in the ghost chiller I'm not familiar with (sic) = "THE UNINVITED" = jervistetch


W. "Probably the greatest performance ever recorded on the screen by a U.S. actress" gushed this magazine's reviewer of whom in which movie? = Now, interestingly enough, this was NOT the LIFE magazine America grew to know and love which made it's debut in 1936. Reviewer for the older magazine with the same name was speaking of Bette "Bernhardt" Davis in OF HUMAN BONDAGE. It was a ferocious - almost "experiment" in acting back in 1934 & shocked many due to her rawness and "realism". Today it seems to work only "fitfully" = jervistech


X. NOW, this legendary still-with-us singing Diva's favourite film is this - rather unlikely one: The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex = That would be Aretha Franklin = cat_Mang


Y. The Big Street * Waterloo Bridge {'4O} * Arise, My Love * She Done Him Wrong = Each were personal favorite movies of: Lucy Ball * Vivien Leigh * Miss Colbert & Mae West


Z. IT'S probably the most mis-quoted line from all of B.D.'s movies (Peter has nothing to do with it! - lol) = "Ah'd *LIKE* to kiss ya, but ah jes wahshed my haya"!


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cat_Mang: 1O

matt_garth: 4

jervistetch: 2




Even larks and katydids are, supposed by some, to dream

W

Bette Davis in OF HUMAN BONDAGE

Heath (I hope it's okay to still call you that),
It's so sad that IMDb is imploding these boards. I hope that you continue to bring your magic to one of the other forums that are forming as a result of this tragedy.
A popular and promising site is here:
http://imdb2.freeforums.net
Thank you so much for all of the fun you've given us.
I hope that we'll see you on the other side.

V

The Uninvited

Re: V

Can you tell I have something of an addictive personality with my obsessive repeats? Well, they say it's because my parents drank a lot = LOL

Seriously, in the future I shall have to renew my nostalgia a bit. It ain't what it used to be...
Heath

Even larks and katydids are, supposed by some, to dream

Re: new site

Hi Jervis!

Thanks for your warm note. I will definitely visit the new site now and then,
What initially bothered me is that I thought that there wouldn't be an alternative place to post/play games = hope it works out for all of us = will probably take a while for us to "adjust"...

Warmly,
Heath

Even larks and katydids are, supposed by some, to dream

Z

'I must have that LETTER!'

The last of the cracked nuts??? Disaster!

Take 'em to Missouri

M

Hearst's main squeeze -- Miss Davies

Take 'em to Missouri

R

Chattanooga Choo Choo ??

Take 'em to Missouri

Re: R

'tis another, Matthew!

Even larks and katydids are, supposed by some, to dream

H

Words of wisdom from Mary Tyler Moore

Take 'em to Missouri

P

ALL THIS AND HEAVEN TOO

Take 'em to Missouri

O

THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Take 'em to Missouri

F.

Born or died on August 6

C.

Shanghai Express

A.

Dolls

S.

Ambrose Castle

X.

Taking a shot and going with Aretha Franklin.

U.

Carl Reiner

Q.

Mary Pickford and Clara Bow

G.

All four each appeared in hundreds of films.

Z.

I'm going to go with "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night." (not "ride")

J.

Gary Cooper

T.

Died from an accidental fall.

K.

Flora is the connection.

E.

Quincy is the connection.

Re: E.

Thank you for all of the wonderful trivia you've brought us through the years, Heath. Hope to catch you again down the road.

Re: ONE MORE TIME: HARD NUTS TO CRACK: THE GENIUS OF cat_Mang WINS THE G

Just wanted to say thank you for all the great games you've provided over the years. I don't log on all that frequently, but when I do, I really enjoy all these little bits of movie trivia...and I always learn a ton of stuff from your puzzles. I'll miss the IMDb boards, and all the games, but I'll miss 'Hard Nuts to Crack' most of all, I think.

Thanks again, and farewell, or, as we say in Newfoundland...long may your big jib draw!
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