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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  An underappreciated WWII movie from the early 60s. Name the cast pictured below and the name of the movie.

Extra credit: The director was Don Siegel who a few years later mentored an up and coming star who developed into one of the industry's most prolific and best directors of our time. Who was Siegel's student?

   August 9 at 23:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  The guy on the right looks like Stewart Granger, but probably isn't.

For extra credit, I suspect Siegel is responsible for Sam Peckinpah.
August 10 at 07:45 EST .

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   Richdet  "Hell Is for Heroes." Men in the picture, left to right, are Bobby Darin, Steve McQueen, Nick Adams, and Fess Parker (aka Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone ).

Don Siegel directed several of Clint Eastwood's early signature movies, such as "Dirty Harry." CE has always acknowledged Siegel as his key influence/inspiration as a movie director.
August 10 at 09:04 EST .

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   Richdet  p.s. It enhances your ability to solve this puzzle if you click on the picture and enlarge it. The faces are easier to make out. And it also improves your chances if you already know the movie (which I do ), and know who you're looking for (McQueen, Darin, et al ). Bob Newhart is also in the movie, and I looked and looked for him in this pic, and didn't find him. Too bad.
August 10 at 09:40 EST .

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   GO3  Rich gets it all. And Don mentored CE as you said. There were other famous cast members but I couldn't find a photo which had everyone including the principals. In addition to Newhart, there was James Coburn, Harry Guardino, L.Q. Jones, and consummate character actor Mike Kellin. Another interesting thing was that Robert Pirosh, who wrote the screenplay, was replaced as director by Siegel. Pirosh later developed the very successful TV series, "Combat!"
August 10 at 10:34 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Rachel in Game of Shadows.
   August 9 at 23:31 EST .

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   Tulsa  Sherlock Holmes 3 (announced )
Irene Adler (rumored )

Found the above at IMDb today. She is very pretty. I watch all the Sherlock shows.
August 9 at 23:36 EST .

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   GO3  That would be great. I thought she had been killed in #2.
August 9 at 23:38 EST .

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   Tulsa  Me too. Fatally poisoned in a restaurant.

If Sir Arthur can kill Sherlock and revive him, then Hollywood and do the same with Irene. They will say it was a sleeping potion! And we'll take it 'cause we want her back!

Irene portrays Moriarty in the Elementary tv series.
Irene is portrayed as a domatrix (sp ) (can not spell that word ) in the PBS version with Cummerbatch as Sherlock.

The info above was on McAdams' page yesterday. I hope it true. There is never enough Sherlock.
August 10 at 09:51 EST .

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   MeiDei  Nice overview of Irene Adler here: http://bakerstreet.wikia.com/wiki/Irene_
Adler_(McAdams
)
August 10 at 19:18 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Another movie legend passes away:

http://myhughesnet.hughesnet.com/news/read/article/the_assoc
iated_press-haruo_nakajima_actor_who_played_original_godzill
a-ap


TOKYO (AP ) — He stomped over miniature bridges and buildings in a rubber suit and gave the world Godzilla, the fire-breathing, screeching monster that became Japan's star cultural export and an enduring symbol of the pathos and destruction of the nuclear age.

Haruo Nakajima, who portrayed Godzilla in the original 1954 classic, died Monday of pneumonia, his daughter Sonoe Nakajima told The Associated Press on Tuesday. He was 88.
August 9 at 04:54 EST .

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   MeiDei  Mr. Nakajima's Godzilla went on to become a cult classic; we still watch re-runs on occasion.
August 9 at 10:54 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Computers &Tech Issues  This is a minor problem compared to others, but for the last three days every time I submit a comment on any wall it brings me back to the first page of that wall. Never did this before.
August 3 at 09:31 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Pet Peeves  Ok, like clockwork we get the usual batch of Pete Rose stories. If I ever see his name again, I'm going to have to start taking psycho-tropic drugs. I'm sorry, but I just never did care about the Hall of Fame snub. Please, sportswriters, let it be.
August 3 at 02:59 EST .

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   Calvinesq  I think Pete's done for good this time. His admission to having sex with a 16 year old while he was 34, even if technically legal, is too much for even the most robust Rose supporters. Creepy comes to mind. His last round of publicity is ending with an insignificant thud.
August 7 at 13:26 EST .

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   GO3  Good.
August 9 at 02:19 EST .

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   StormCnter  I read the book "Pete Rose: An American Dilemma" by Kostya Kennedy earlier this summer. It was a good one. But, this guy has no place in the Hall of Fame. Of course, the performance enhancement users have no business there, either, but Rose's perfidies stand out.
August 15 at 08:50 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Suggested Viewing/Listening  Last November I talked about the Guy Martin Special on The Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber. The full episode has been out on youtube for..I don't know how long, but here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ0a-oDch00

Lot of good historical details on the Cold War and the Falklands War.
August 3 at 00:52 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Spinning off "The Thing" quiz, here is another 50s B movie. It was inspired by a 1953 non-fiction book by retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe concerning aerial phenomena. Reportedly, this movie was the basis for the 1996 blockbuster, Independence Day. Cast:

Hugh Marlowe
Joan Taylor
Morris Ankrum
Thomas Browne Henry
Paul Frees (who was also in "The Thing" )
August 1 at 22:50 EST .

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   MeiDei  The only sci-fy film w/an outer space visitor I can think of is the one w/Michael Rennie wearing his white spacesuit ; )
August 2 at 12:53 EST .

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   GO3  Good thought, but these visitors are not as diplomatic as Klaatu. Hint: The name of our planet is in the title.
August 2 at 20:32 EST .


   GO3  OK, it's been long enough. The movie was "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers." Not a bad movie and was a staple for Saturday matinees in the day.
August 3 at 09:26 EST .




   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Speaking of John Houseman from the earlier quiz, he delivered this line:

"All right, Stephanie, gently extend your arm. Extend your middle finger. Very good. Well done."

Movie?
August 1 at 22:29 EST .

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   StormCnter  One of the Naked Gun series, I think.
August 2 at 06:02 EST .

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   GO3  Yup, the first Naked Gun movie. Hilarious watching Houseman as a driver ed instructor.
August 2 at 06:18 EST .

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   StormCnter  I've mentioned this before, but John Houseman said the young Margaret Thatcher was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.
August 2 at 08:25 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Last line: "Keep watching the skies."

Movie?
July 30 at 10:08 EST .

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   Safetydude  "Muppets From Space".
July 30 at 11:32 EST .

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   GO3  Nope. This is way earlier. Something I didn't know until today was that it was co-directed by Howard Hawks.
July 30 at 11:44 EST .

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   GO3  Hint: James Arness had a role in the movie which gained him a lot of visibility to get future work, especially with John Wayne.
July 30 at 22:28 EST .

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   GO3  But it wasn't a Western.
July 31 at 00:18 EST .

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   Richdet  "The Thing."
July 31 at 00:57 EST .

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   GO3  Rich gets it. This was the original "The Thing" from 1951. Arness, at 6'7", played the alien Thing recovered from the ice and taken to an isolated Arctic base. Chaos ensues.
July 31 at 01:36 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Another trivia question. In WWII, this belligerent's most-produced fighter aircraft had a bad stall characteristic to the right which resulted in fully one-third of these planes to crash on take-off or landing.

a. Japanese Zero
b. US P-47 Thunderbolt
c. British Hurricane
d. German Me-109
July 26 at 04:20 EST .

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   Mike PHX  The zero
July 26 at 07:05 EST .

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   GO3  Try again.
July 26 at 08:33 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Well, belligerent leaves only one other choice...109. I thought it was a trick question.
July 26 at 12:33 EST .

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   GO3  I used belligent as anyone fighting in a war. Sorry for the confusion. But yes, it was the 109. Sturdy and maneuverable in flight, but the swinging landing gear set up and heavy tail made for some interesting take off and landings. And if I understand history shows correctly, this same right turn stall characteristics would crop up in flight because of the cowling design. I also shortchanged the Me-109 production figures. It turns out the Me-109 was the most produced fighter of any nation in the war at 33K+.
July 26 at 21:40 EST .

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