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Trivia: Although it lasts for only 45 seconds on screen, the stabbing scene in the shower took seven days to shoot and used 70 different camera angles.

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Trivia: In the video documenting the making of The Time Machine, Rod Taylor states that if you count the number of rivets on the spinning disk on the back of the machine, there are 365 of them (one for each day of the year). That said, there are actually only 348 pegs.

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Trivia: When he was president, John F. Kennedy wanted to see this film so much he went to it in a local cinema wearing a disguise.

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The Lost World picture

Trivia: Thanks to the money guzzling Cleopatra, the film company that put it out was forced to cut back their budget for other films like this one. Irwin Allen (director of this B grade epic) was forced to use real reptiles as dinosaurs instead of stop motion.

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Trivia: This was filmed in only two days.

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Inherit the Wind picture

Trivia: This film is loosely based on the Scopes Case, where in 1925, a Tennesee subsitute teacher was accused of violating a law that prohibits the teaching of Darwin's theory of evolution. This case pitted Christian fundamentalists (who rejected the theory of evolution as they felt it contradict their literal belief of the Bible) against supporters of evolution.

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Trivia: In the film, Pollyanna shows Reverend Ford (when he practices his fired up sermon in the field) the locket with the quotation "When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will," inscribed upon it and then credits the adage to Abraham Lincoln. Seeing an opportunity, Roy Disney, Walt's brother and Disney Studio CEO, had thousands of promotional lockets with those inscribed words (duplicates of Pollyanna's charm bracelet as well) produced and sent to gift shops. By a stroke of luck, while on a family trip to Disneyland, the screenwriter/director, David Swift, happened to notice the locket copies in one of the Disney gift shops and contacted Roy at the Disney Studio and told him to recall all the lockets straight away, because he deliberately fabricated the quote for the film - Abraham Lincoln never said it.

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Trivia: When Charles Hawtrey gets out of bed and steps in his chamber pot it starts rolling around on the floor and he tells it to be quiet. He was not meant to say it, he just improvised.

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The Apartment picture

Trivia: To make the office appear larger than it was, the team used forced perspective - adult actors at the front, with child actors behind them, and tiny desks with wire-operated dolls at the back.

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The Virgin Spring picture

Trivia: Max von Sydow plays Birgitta Pettersson's father in this film. In real life, von Sydow (born 1929) is only ten years older than Pettersson (born 1939).

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Sergeant Rutledge picture

Trivia: When a rider is speared in the back by an Indian, he yells the Wilhelm scream.

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Kidnapped picture

Trivia: Kidnapped was Disney's only feature film to be released on MCA's ill-fated DiscoVision format. But the movie did launch a famous actor's career: His role as Alan Breck Stewart's bagpipe-playing kinsman, Robin MacGregor, was Peter O'Toole's film debut.

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Trivia: The film contains some references to co-star Margaret Hamilton's famed role as the Wicked Witch in "The Wizard of Oz." During the film, Buck finds her intimidating and refers to her as a "witch."

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Trivia: In the opening title card, you will notice there is no "Story" credit. Michael Maltese was the story writer, but as he had left Warner Brothers for Hanna-Barbera, his name was removed from the credits.

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Trivia: Although Lionel Jeffries and John Fraser play father and son in this film, Jeffries was only five years older than Fraser.

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