Best movie trivia of 1955

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Trivia: Peggy Lee (famous for the song Fever) not only wrote most of the songs in the film, but also voiced the characters Peg the dog, Darling and the two siamese cats.

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Trivia: Nathan was added into Nicely and Benny's number 'Guys and Dolls' to increase Sinatra's singing part.

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Trivia: A (corrected) entry states that a USAAF B-17 'Flying Fortress' bomber is visible in the film. In fact in some prints produced for release in the US irrelevant stock footage of a B17 was randomly cut into the film to make it more acceptable to American audiences. This was a deliberate alteration of the film done very much against the wishes of the producer and director, and it explains the 'error' - the contributor has seen one of the non-canon US prints.

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Trivia: During the "punishment" bible reading scene, while James Dean was reading out loud, he was swearing under his breath. This was to evoke anger from the actor who played his father - he was a devout Christian.

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Trivia: Writer Paddy Chayefsky has a cameo as "Leo", who appears in the back of the car when Marty is approached by his friends.

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Oklahoma picture

Trivia: The title song from this musical is also the official state song of the state of Oklahoma.

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Trivia: At the very end of the film the camera is zooming out with the observatory in the middle of the screen. Right before the credits begin, a man in a brown suit carrying a briefcase walks up to the observatory. This man is Nicholas Ray, the director of Rebel Without A Cause.

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Trivia: Clint Eastwood has a small role as a lab technician experimenting with mice.

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Trivia: The jet squadron leader is played by a young Clint Eastwood in an uncredited role.

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Trivia: Hitchcock's cameo occurs about 10 minutes into this film - he is seen sitting next to Cary Grant on a bus.

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Trivia: For the rest of his life, according to his daughter Dena, if someone recognized Danny Kaye in public, they would approach him and recite the film's "pellet with the poison" rhyme.

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Trivia: The book that Bugs is reading at the start of the cartoon is authored by "Burton" - a reference the Warner Brothers production manager, John Burton.

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Trivia: Alfred Hitchcock has a cameo role 20 minutes into this film - he is seen walking past the limousine of a man who is looking at the paintings at an artist's stall.

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Trivia: In the shot where scientist Cal Meacham is pulling the power plug from the Interocitor, the post supporting the triangular viewscreen is suddenly taller than in it is in any other scene. It appears to have been lengthened deliberately for this shot in order to raise the viewscreen above the top of the film frame. (00:20:40)

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Trivia: The 'home movies' that Butch took is footage from three previous Tom and Jerry shorts: "Solid Serenade", "Cat Fishin'" and "Fit To Be Tied."

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Trivia: When the stork arrives at the apartments, the people who he is delivering the baby to is Mr and Mrs Pierce. This is a reference to the Warner Brothers story writer, Tedd Pierce.

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Trivia: When the man is released from the Psychopathic Hospital, he spots the construction site when he originally found the frog. The man then hides the box in the cornerstone of the future "Tregoweth Brown Building" - a reference to the Warner Brothers sound editor Treg Brown.

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Trivia: When we see a cat looking through the dustbins at the beginning of the cartoon, there is a newspaper on the ground that has "Foster" on the front page - a reference to the Warner Brothers story writer Warren Foster.

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Trivia: This was the first time in which director Isadore Freleng was credited as "Friz" Freleng in a Warner Brothers cartoon.

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Trivia: "Pecos Pest" was the final Tom and Jerry cartoon produced by Fred Quimby before he went into retirement. From the next short, "That's My Mommy", until "Tot Watchers", all subsequent Tom and Jerry cartoons at MGM were produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

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