Movie Game # 2

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    How many movies can you think of that have animals in the title or are about animals?

    "Bad News Bears" 1976 movie about a coach and a team of misfits.

    "Lassie" Several full length movies about the collie.
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  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    King Kong

    Benji, Benji is like Lassie. There are several Benji movies including For the
    Love of Benji, and Good Times Benji. Lassie BTW was played by
    male dogs. Rudd Weatherwax owned and trained the original Lassie
    (nee Pal). The saga started the year I was born with short story by
    British writer Eric Knight.

    Knight also wrote some humorous books about Sam Small, the
    flying Yorkshireman which I read in my teen years. A couple
    days ago I saw part of Jeanette MacDonald's last film. Her
    costar was not Nelson this time but Lassie. The script was
    terrible. A sad ending to what had been a very successful career.

    There is a least one Flipper movie.

    Trigger, Roy Rogers' horse was in lots of movies. His original
    name was Golden Cloud. My Pal Trigger and The Golden Stallion
    were made in the 40s. Illustrating once again that it's hard to
    know what is fact and what is legend in show biz, a book I read
    recently said the reason Trigger knew so many tricks was that
    there were actually 5 different horses that took turns playing
    the role.

    An American Werewolf in London.

    Mothra , Both have appeared in several films.

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  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Beethoven" 1992 movie about a dog

    "That Darn Cat" 1965

    "Free Willy" Movie about an Orca

    "Howard the Duck" 1986

    "Gentle Ben" T.V. Movie and series about a Black Bear

    "Born Free" about a lion cub, Elsa

    "Lady and the Tramp" Story about 2 dogs (animated)
  4. Willow77

    Willow77 Active Member

    Old Yeller
    White Fang
    The Adventures of Milo and Otis
    Harry and the Hendersons (Not sure Sasquatch
    counts as an animal)​
    Rin Tin Tin
    Dances with Wolves
    Misty - an old 50's movie about a horse. I used the movie in my final
    project for one of the film classes that I took.
    My Grandmother had the book. I loved it as a child so I was happy
    to see that it had been made into a film.​
    Dolphin Tale

    Most of my favorite movies are ones with animals.
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  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, Gordon and I were trying to think of the name of that dog
    movie with the St. Bernard. You got it: Beethoven. And wasn't
    Born Free a great song?! It was sung in the movie by the British
    crooner Matt Monro. I saw a biography of him on Youtube not
    too long ago. Despite drinking and smoking a lot, he had the
    most beautiful voice. Kinda like Andy Williams only with more

    Rin Tin Tin was a very popular star in the early days. There were
    dozens of Rin Tin Tin movies. In his early days in the film industry,
    Darryl Zanuck wrote film scripts for Rinny. Later he (Darryl, not Rinny)
    became the head of 20th Century Fox Studios.

    Rin Tin Tin was a German Shepherd. He was found on a WWI battlefield.
    An American soldier brought him home. Rinny earned enough money
    to keep them both in T bones and sirloins.

    Willow, I remember reading Jack London's White Fang and Call of
    the Wild when I was in Jr. High. I read Black Beauty about the same
    time. It was made into a movie in the 90s. Wikipedia says that was
    the fifth version!

    There have been several racehorse movies. The most famous starred
    the young Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney: National Velvet. Phar
    Lap was another race horse. I took my son to see that back in the 80s.

    And Seabiscuit. Seabiscuit was a best selling book made into a movie
    about 15 years ago. The author should be of special interest here. Laura
    Hillenbrand was hit with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome while in college.
    I remember reading when the book came out that she interviewed people
    over the phone while lying in bed at home.

    Her second book was also a best seller. It's about a girl with a story similar
    to that of Anne Frank. "Unbroken: A WWII story of Survival, etc." Saw it
    listed in a recent Daedalus catalog.

    And another film I saw with my son: Pete's Dragon. Helen Reddy sang
    a song atop a lighthouse. The cast included Mickey Rooney; 33 years
    after National Velvet.


    Tried to post the video of Helen singing Candle on the Water.
    No se permite.
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  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    CANDLE ON THE WATER, Helen Reddy

    beautiful song, beautiful video -- glad that you mentioned it, Rock!


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  7. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    CATS AND DOGS, animated 2001

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  8. Willow77

    Willow77 Active Member

    I remember seeing National Velvet years ago.

    There is also My Friend Flicka
    Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies - a documentary on PBS about wild bands of horses.
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  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "The Old Man and the Sea" Based on a novel about a big fish!

    "Finding Nemo" An animated 'fishy' tale.

    "Harvey" 1950 James Stewart movie about a man who has a 6 foot invisible rabbit for a friend.

    "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" 1988 movie about a cartoon rabbit.

    "Francis the Talking Mule" A 1950's movie about a very wise talking mule. There were several movies made about him.

    "Cattle Drive" 1951 Western.

    "Jaws" 'nuff said!

    "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" Movie of the '50's

    "Wolfman" movie of the '40's

    "The Elephant Man" sad story of Joseph Merrick

    "Dumbo" Disney film about an elephant with big ears

    "Harry Black and the Tiger" (I remember seeing this on TCM soon after I got sick, I watched tv in bed a lot then)
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  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Good for you, Diane. You got the darn machine to work. I guess it just
    wasn't ready when I wanted to post.

    Willow, I remember My Friend Flicka. It started out as a short story
    by Mary O'Hara. Became a novel, a film, and a TV series. Very likely
    was a comic book as well.

    GB, I loved Francis the talking mule when I was a kid. Donald O'Connor
    was the human star. Donald was in lots of B movies when he was a teen.
    A bunch with dancer Peggy Ryan and the Francis films. After
    Singing in the Rain, however, he was only in A movies.

    How about:
    101 Dalmations
    Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, A Disney film based on The Wind in the Willows.
    Planet of the Apes, and sequels.

    Mighty Joe Young
    Creature from the Black Lagoon
    Hound of the Baskervilles

    Aliens (And the sequel Alien.)
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I didn't remember Donald O'Connor being in those Francis films. There was a man with a funny sound who did the mule's voice. Can't remember his name. Wait, was it Chill Wills? I'll have to look it up.

    I'm surprised how many films we all came up with. Who'd a thought?
  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi GB and Rock!, and everyone else reading this thread...........

    I thought of a few more ---

    DUCK SOUP, The Marx Brothers

    BATMAN, TV series and many Movies

    THE FLY, the one I remember is 1986, starring Jeff Goldblum & Geena Davis

    TEEN WOLF, Michael J. Fox, 1985

    CROCODILE DUNDEE, Paul Hogan, 1986


    Now, I'll go off topic, a bit, because I *love* this song!!

    AN AMERICAN TAIL, animated film, 1986


    Title song: "Somewhere Out There", Linda Rondstadt & James Ingram

    "Somewhere out there beneath the pale moonlight
    Someone's thinking of me and loving me tonight
    Somewhere out there someone's saying a prayer
    That we'll find one another in that big somewhere out there..."

    I'm chuckling GB. Who'd a thought? :p

    Back later........................

    Diane ;)
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  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, I have a jewelry/music box that I choose the song "Somewhere Out There" to play. It's a lovely song. GB
  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Dr. Dolittle
    The Cat in the Hat

    Never Cry Wolf
    Marley and Me
    Stuart Little

    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Hatari! A film about wild animal hunters in Africa. The big star was
    John Wayne. The movie was very popular half a century ago. Among
    the cast was Red Buttons. Betcha didn't know Red was an Oscar winner. [​IMG]

    I had to delete half a dozen movies that were already posted above. Yup,
    GB. Surprising how many there are.

    Somewhere Out There is a nice tune, Diane. One of the writers was James
    Horner who wrote the score for the film, for Titanic, for The Rocketeer, etc.
    Won two Oscars and lots of other awards. Died while piloting a plane in
    Ventura County earlier this year.

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  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Black Swan" 2010 film about a ballerina

    "Bye Bye Birdie" a 1963 musical film

    "The Raven" a 2012 Film

    "Hound of the Baskervilles" Films in 1939/1979

    "Tarzan the Ape Man" Films in 1932/1981

    "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" a 1974 film

    "Killer Bees" a 1974 film

    "Cat People" a 1942 horror film
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  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    We could maybe have a Movie Game #3? Does anyone have a suggestion for a CATegory? :) GB
  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, Doggone it, GB. I'll have to try and think of another topic.

    In the meantime:
    The incredible Journey, the story of a cat and two dogs.
    Remade 30 some years later as Homeward Bound. Both from Disney.

    The Aristocats from Disney.
    Marmaduke, based on the comic strip about the great Dane.

    Charlotte's Web, an animated movie remade more recently with
    live actors.

    My Dog Skip. The title character is a Jack Russell terrier. Everybody's
    relative Kevin Bacon is in this one. You can see the entire movie
    on Youtube for 3 bucks. The boy is played by Frankie Muniz.

    Well, I guess we could do movies with child stars/actors. Of course
    some like Shirley Temple did a whole bunch. Maybe just list the

    I was listening to Bobby Breen, boy soprano a couple days ago. He made
    about 10 films in the 30s. Career kinda petered out after that.

    Or films with the title or subject matter of show biz; airplanes;
    the circus; prison; school; small towns; Christmas; happy families?

  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Folks, how about films that have a mode of transportation in the title or are about transportation, and we could include mention of roads, streets, etc. Do you think there are enough of these?

    LIke "The High and the Mighty"
    "A Streetcar Named Desire"

  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids, I suppose all movies are about transportation. They transport
    us to a world of make believe.

    Well, we had the fairly the recent Titanic. There have been other
    movies dealing with the same tragedy including the 1953 Titanic which
    starred Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck.

    Ship of Fools. I tried to read the novel years ago. Couldn't get very far
    with it. Gary Larson did a cartoon depicting a Car of Idiots.

    Warner Brothers made The Sea Hawk and The Sea Wolf. Both with
    scores by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. I'm not sure if the sea hawk
    referred to the ship or the captain Errol Flynn. The sea wolf was
    a reference to the captain named Wolf Larsen played by Edward
    G Robinson.

    Korngold's favorite score was for a symbolic sorta movie called Between
    Two Worlds. The ship is carrying passengers who don't know they
    have died and will be judged by the Examiner when they reach the
    end of the voyage.

    20th Century was one of those screwball comedies by Preston Sturges.
    The 20th century was an elegant train that ran between Chicago and
    New York. The film starred John Barrymore and Carol Lombard.
    Lombard later married Clark Gable.

    Back in the 60s the British made a wonderful comedy called Those
    Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.

    Around the same time Blake Edwards made The Great Race about an
    early car race. It starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Natalie Wood
    with a cameo by Vivian Vance.

    OK, I'm outta gas. Gotta quit.
  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Good choices!


    "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" a 1987 film

    "Airport" a 1970 film

    "Westward Ho the Wagons" a 1956 western

    "Wagon Train" a 1940 film

    "20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" a 1954 film about the submarine, The Nautilus.