Best movie trivia of 1961

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West Side Story picture

Trivia: "West Side Story" was the first film to win the Best Picture Academy Award for two directors (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins).

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101 Dalmatians picture

Trivia: According to Disney there were 6,469,952 spots painted on the dogs.


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The Parent Trap picture

Trivia: Hayley Mills mom accidentally mistook Hayley Mills stunt double for Hayley. Hayley's mom tapped the double on her head and said "Hayley come on."

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Trivia: as a follow on to what the director did with the solar eclipse, the locals as extras viewed his actions as a sort of curse and were not at all happy.

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Trivia: At the very end of the film when Gregory Peck and David Niven are standing on the deck of the warship watching the explosions, you can see a very distinctive injury on Niven's upper lip. During the filming of the sequence where the commandos climb the cliffs he was slammed into the rock face by the water dumped on them to simulate the waves breaking over them. The resulting infection put him in hospital. He complains about the indifference of the film's producers in his book "The Moon's A Balloon."


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Trivia: Audrey Hepburn gave birth to a nine pound baby three months before filming this movie yet she's still amazingly thin in the film.

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One-Eyed Jacks picture

Trivia: Even though Katy Jurado plays Pina Pellicer's mother in the movie, she was only 10 years older than her.

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Carry on Regardless picture

Trivia: The drink that Joan Sims drinks at the wine tasting party was actually neat gin. Director Gerald Thomas switched the non-alcoholic drink in Joan's glass for real claiming that he wanted a good 'reaction' shot.

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Trivia: The opening theme for this cartoon was also used in "Zip 'N Snort."

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Trivia: The cartoon ends with no "That's All Folks!" title card. Just "Merrie Melodies: A Warner Bros. Cartoon. A Vitaphone Release" on a black background.

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Trivia: The building where Sylvester is receiving music lessons is "MUSIC LESSONS - J.C. MELENDEZ". J.C. Melendez was an animator for Warner Brothers.

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Trivia: Although they play mother and son, Claudia McNeil was only 10 years older than Sidney Poitier.

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea picture

Trivia: One of the clips shown claiming to be the Midwest was in fact clips of the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression.

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Murder She Said picture

Trivia: Mrs Kidder, the afternoon help, is played by the actress Joan Hickson, who went on to play Miss Marple herself in many films.


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