Best movie trivia of 1948

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Rope picture

Trivia: At first, this film seems to have only one scene and two shots, one outside and another inside. Actually, it is divided in a series of 8 minute continuous shots. 8 minutes being the maximum duration of filming possible without reloading the camera. Every eight minutes, the camera zooms on a dark object and then cuts.

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The Babe Ruth Story picture

Trivia: William Bendix was actually a bat boy for the Yankees, and a close friend of Babe Ruth's.

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Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein picture

Trivia: At first, Lou Costello did not want to be in the film because he thought the movie was too silly. But when Universal (the company that made the film) offered him $50,000 to be in the movie, Costello said he would be delighted.

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Lucky Ducky picture

Trivia: When the two hunting dogs discover that there is no shooting after 6 pm, both of them yell ‘Tom's Scream'.

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Pluto's Fledgling picture

Trivia: When Pluto is walking up a pile of logs in order to return the bird to its nest, look carefully and you can see that the end of three logs form a "Hidden Mickey."

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I Taw a Putty Tat picture

Trivia: When Sylvester cannot put Tweety Pie in his mouth due to him swallowing the alum, he puts Tweety back in the cupboard. When he does so, you can see a small can with "Friz" behind him - a reference to the director Friz Freleng.

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Hamlet picture

Trivia: The first British film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Fort Apache picture

Trivia: Like in most western films made by John Ford, real Native Americans were used and were paid union scale.

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Three for Breakfast picture

Trivia: When Donald Duck falls off the roof when he slides on the butter whilst holding the piece of baked rubber cement, a "Goofy Holler" can be heard.

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Johnny Belinda picture

Trivia: Jane Wyman won the Best Actress Academy Award for her role as Belinda McDonald without uttering a single word of dialogue in the film.

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Odor of the Day picture

Trivia: There is no dialogue in the short, apart from a mutual "Gesundheit!" at the very end.

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Oliver Twist picture

Trivia: Because of protests from Jewish pressure groups, the film was not released in the United States until 1951.

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Scaredy Cat picture

Trivia: This was the first cartoon in which Sylvester is named, as well as the first appearance of Sylvester in a cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.

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Bugs Bunny Rides Again picture

Trivia: In the original cut, Yosemite Sam says after introducing himself, "I don't mean Mahatma Ghandi." After the death of Ghandi in 1948, the line was changed to "I ain't no namby-pamby." in the cartoon's re-release.

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Ladies of the Chorus picture

Trivia: Adele Jergens plays Mae Martin, the mother of Peggy Martin (Marilyn Monroe). In real life, Jergens was only nine years older than Monroe.

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Kit for Cat picture

Trivia: When the orange cat is trying to frame Sylvester by making a lot of noise, he turns on the radio which plays a soap opera where the two main characters, "Melvin" and "Beatrice", take turns trying to kill each other. "Melvin" is Mel Blanc, whereas "Beatrice" is Bea Benaderet.

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