Best adventure movie trivia of 1963

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Trivia: While Steve McQueen performed most of his own stunts, the only stunt he didn't perform was the 60 foot jump over the Austrian-Swiss border fence. The jump was performed by stuntman Bud Ekins, who later doubled for McQueen in "Bullitt."

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It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World picture

Trivia: Phil Silvers almost drowned whilst filming the scene when he drives his car into the river because he couldn't swim.

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From Russia With Love picture

Trivia: When Bay is about to kill the man that was hanging on the movie banner, look carefully at the names on the banner. The names are Albert R Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, the producers of the Bond movies.

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Trivia: The attempt to make the locations look wild and uninhabited were obviously not altogether successful. Near the beginning of the movie, some boys are sitting in a sandy clearing in public-school blazers. On the right of the screen you can clearly see a tent peg with ANTONY M written on it. Also, as one of Jack's choirboy-hunters thrashes through the undergrowth, look closely and you can see that he accidentally impales an old beer can.

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Trivia: In the two scenes where the wolf faces the tumbling rock Wart kicked loose (when he and Merlin depart for the castle), and where he is gnawed on by the squirrel girl, he bears exactly the same expression.

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Carry On Cabby picture

Trivia: This Carry on film (carry on cabby) was firstly called Call me a cab.

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Carry On Jack picture

Trivia: The original title of this movie was going to be "Carry On Up The Armada", but unfortunately it didn't find favour with the British Board of Film Censors.

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The Crimson Blade picture

Trivia: Lionel Jeffries was only 5 years older than June Thorburn, who plays his daughter.

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