Best movie trivia of 1949

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The Third Man picture

Trivia: Orson Welles' line "...you know what the fellow said... In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." was not in the script. Welles just wanted to say it, so he did, much to the anger of the original author. He thought it was a terrible piece of writing but it has turned out to be the most memorable line in the entire film.

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Trivia: Loosely based on the life of controversial Louisiana governor then senator Huey P. Long who was assassinated by a political enemy in 1935.

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Father Was a Fullback picture

Trivia: Maureen O'Hara (born 1920) was only six years older than Betty Lynn (born 1926), who played her daughter.

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Curtain Razor picture

Trivia: Two of the acts that audition for Porky are a man whose trained pigeons fly out of a window, and a fox who does a dangerous stunt involving drinking chemicals. These acts would be re-used in a 1957 Friz Freleng cartoon, "Show Biz Bugs", with Daffy Duck as the performer.

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Trivia: When the Coyote is about to attack the Road Runner with an axe towards the end of the cartoon, look behind him and you can see a billboard saying "Jones Motel" - a reference to the Warner Brothers director Chuck Jones.

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Holiday Affair picture

Trivia: Janet Leigh (born 1927), who plays Timmy Ennis' mother, Connie, was only fourteen years older than Gordon Gebert (born 1941).

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For Scent-imental Reasons picture

Trivia: This was the first Warner Brothers cartoon to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

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All in a Nutshell picture

Trivia: When Donald gets blasted by the log "cannon" at the end of the cartoon, a "Goofy Holler" can be heard.

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Trivia: When we see Bugs telling the other cowboys about the acts for the vaudeville show, you can see behind him there is a poster for an act entitled "Frizby the Magician." This is a reference to the Warner Brothers director Friz Freleng.

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Trivia: When Donald falls from the tree, you can hear a "Goofy Holler".

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Bye, Bye Bluebeard picture

Trivia: After Bluebeard eats all of the "Popovers", he opens a medicine cabinet. In the cabinet are bottles with references to several Warner Brothers staff: "Frizby Miniatures" (Friz Freleng), "Maltese Minestrone" (Michael Maltese), "Ted Pierce's Medicine" (Tedd Pierce), "Dr Foster's Panace" (Warren Foster) and "Jones Laxative" (Chuck Jones).

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Trivia: Bowery Bugs was the only cartoon starring Bugs Bunny directed by Arthur Davis.

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Out-Foxed picture

Trivia: When the dog shoots his hand when trying to catch Reginald Fox at the log, part of "Tom's scream" can be heard.

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Trivia: When Droopy puts a needle into Spike's rear whilst playing "Pin The Tale On The Donkey", Spike lets out "Tom's Scream."

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Trivia: When Tweety is lighting the fuse on the rocket, there is a crate behind him with a label saying "Friz" on the side of it - a reference to the director Friz Freleng.

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Trivia: Mary Astor plays Marmee, the mother of Jo (June Allyson). In real life, Astor was only eleven years older than Allyson.

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Trivia: Although they play mother and son, Agnes Moorehead was only 8 years older than James Stewart.

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Long-Haired Hare picture

Trivia: Before Leopold (Bugs) begins conducting, he takes the conductor's baton and breaks it. Leopold Stokowski never conducted with a baton, so this is the reason why Bugs breaks it.

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Trivia: The first MGM cartoon in which Droopy is called by his name on-screen.

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Trivia: When the baby woodpecker walks glumly away after being thrown out of Jerry's house, he goes over to Tom who is sitting in a deckchair. The magazine that Tom is reading has "Saturday Evening Puss" on the front cover, which would be used as the title for a 1950 Tom and Jerry short.

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