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Re: Continuous Quiz: Movies

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:22 pm
by davidmfay
Yes it is a funny film. As it's Halloween I am going to ask a slightly grimmer one. Which actor who is first to die on screen in Once Upon A Time In the West actually killed himself during the film's production by jumping off a roof while still wearing his character's costume?

Re: Continuous Quiz: Movies

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:01 pm
by davidmfay
A hint so for this apparently difficult question ... This actor is also the first character seen in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Re: Continuous Quiz: Movies

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:50 pm
by petewins57
Eli Wallach (was he in it?)

Re: Continuous Quiz: Movies

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:04 pm
by davidmfay
Sorry Pete he was the ugly one in The Good The Bad And The Ugly but he wasn't in Once Upon A Time in The West. Besides, he was still around a couple of decades later making Tough Guys with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster. Nice try though.

Re: Continuous Quiz: Movies

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:16 pm
by Dannygraver
I'm sure that Lee VanCleef killed himself!

Re: Continuous Quiz: Movies

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:48 pm
by davidmfay
Danny - Lee Van Cleef was certainly unlucky in westerns - he lost gunfights to Gary Cooper in High Noon, John Wayne in Liberty Valance and Mitt Romney's mate Clint Eastwood in Good/Bad/Ugly. But he died (naturally) of a shortage of breath a couple of decades after the film in question. The rather mysterious and Canadian (I think!) actor I am looking for is shot by Eli Wallach in the first of these Leone films and by Charles Bronson in the second. Because his suicide occurred during the production and on set of Once Upon a Time in the West it is still debatable whether the actual scene in the finished film is him or a stunt double. Leone had the actor's costume removed for re-use before the body was removed from the scene!

Re: Continuous Quiz: Movies

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:56 am
by davidmfay
Guys obviously spaghetti is off the menu. The unfortunate actor in question was Al Mulock a fellow who started out in Tarzan B movies in the 50s. Try this as an alternative question: In the classic Marx Brothers A Night at the Opera what was the opera?

Re: Continuous Quiz: Movies

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:10 am
by Dysart
Il Travatore

Re: Continuous Quiz: Movies

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:28 pm
by davidmfay
Yep that's the one. All yours Dysart.

Re: Continuous Quiz: Movies

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:40 pm
by Dysart
The fictional Cahulawassee River was the setting for whih classic film?