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Post by Marcus » 18 Nov 2006 23:32

Feel free to post a question to get things started.

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Post by Potsdamerplatz » 18 Nov 2006 23:48

Thanks Marcus for opening the new quiz.

Here is the first question to get us started:

What connects the following actors with World War II movies: - Ian Holm, Donald Pleasance and T.P. McKenna?

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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 21 Nov 2006 04:32

Is this for all things then pictures,whats the movie and quotes too?,thanks.

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Post by Brian Ross » 21 Nov 2006 07:23

Potsdamerplatz wrote:Thanks Marcus for opening the new quiz.

Here is the first question to get us started:

What connects the following actors with World War II movies: - Ian Holm, Donald Pleasance and T.P. McKenna?


All served in the RAF?

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Post by Potsdamerplatz » 21 Nov 2006 18:39

Brian Ross wrote:
Potsdamerplatz wrote:Thanks Marcus for opening the new quiz.

Here is the first question to get us started:

What connects the following actors with World War II movies: - Ian Holm, Donald Pleasance and T.P. McKenna?


All served in the RAF?


No.

Here is a clue: they have all played the same real-life character in movies. :wink:

Which character did they all play and name at least 2 of the 3 films. :idea:

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Post by arcano » 22 Nov 2006 05:14

All played the role of Heinrich Himmler;I´m not sure,but the films was " The eagle has landed " and " Holocaust "

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Post by Potsdamerplatz » 22 Nov 2006 21:20

arcano wrote:All played the role of Heinrich Himmler;I´m not sure,but the films was " The eagle has landed " and " Holocaust "


Congratulations arcano. You are correct of course.

* Donald Pleasance played Himmler in "The Eagle Has Landed"

* Ian Holm played him in "Holocaust"

* T.P. McKenna played him in "The Scarlet And The Black"


Well done!!!

You are up for the next question. :wink:

Best regards,

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Post by arcano » 23 Nov 2006 04:19

Thanks for your compliments...here is a new question with two parts:

a)Who has the starring role in the second part of " Cross of Iron"?

b)Mention another WW2 film starring by this actor.


Regards for all.

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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 23 Nov 2006 08:21

Could i get an answer thanks??.

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Post by Brian Ross » 23 Nov 2006 12:06

arcano wrote:Thanks for your compliments...here is a new question with two parts:

a)Who has the starring role in the second part of " Cross of Iron"?

b)Mention another WW2 film starring by this actor.


Regards for all.


I asssume you mean the sequel to "Cross of Iron" entitled "Breakthrough", starring Richard Burton as Steiner?

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Post by arcano » 24 Nov 2006 03:08

You're rigth,Brian,is Richard Burton.The confussion came because I saw the last part of the film in tv MANY years ago,and apologize for it.
Well,another war film with Burton?

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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 24 Nov 2006 04:43

He was in the lonest day remember as a pilot,and i saw some poster or cover of one if north africa where he is dressed like a afrika korp officer.

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Post by Brian Ross » 24 Nov 2006 05:37

Burton played in many WWII movies - how about one with an Australian "flavour" - "The Desert Rats"?

OK, as I assume I got the answer right, here is my question:

This actor spent part of WWII as a "kriegie" and appeared in a movie as a POW escapee and its sequel as a guard. He had, at the time of his death over 500 film credits to his name, making him perhaps the most prolific actor in movies. Who was he and what was the movie?

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Post by edward_n_kelly » 24 Nov 2006 07:48

Donald Pleasence - played Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger" in The Great Escape (1963) (good movie - almost atypical "Hollywood history") and Dr Absalon (SS) in The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988) (a travesty of a show - must have been in it for the money - IIRC).

Dunno about the 500 appearances bit - IMDB has him listed for just over 200.

Edward

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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 24 Nov 2006 07:52

Is the desert rats the one i was speaking of or not Brian Ross?,and that question may need some clues later on i think,have one go maybe Kurt jurgens i think if thats how its spelt?,thanks.
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