Best movie trivia of 1956

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Ten Commandments picture

Trivia: The film held the record for highest-grossing Biblical movie for 48 years, until it was finally surpassed by "The Passion of the Christ" in 2004.

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Trivia: Alfred Hitchcock makes his regular cameo watching a group of street entertainers.

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers picture

Trivia: Paul Frees is the apparent "spokesperson" for the aliens. His voice is heard throughout the movie. He's also the voice visitors hear in "The Haunted Mansion" rides at the Disney parks.


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Trivia: The King of Siam depicted in the film is King Mongkut, who ruled Siam from 1851 until his death in 1868.


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Godzilla, King of The Monsters! picture

Trivia: Most of the film was changed from its original form. Scenes of Raymond Burr were added exclusively for the U.S. release, and the plot was altered.

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Trivia: During the filming at sea, Gregory Peck (Captain Ahab) nearly drowned several times during the whale-hunting scenes in which he had to participate. As a result, by the time the movie was finished, he and director John Huston were no longer on speaking terms.

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Trivia: There was no balloon in Jules Verne's book. Thank to this film, most people now can't imagine "Around the World in 80 Days" without the balloon. (Gas balloon, not a hot air balloon as most people think).

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Trivia: The "Graf Spee" still exists! The USS Salem (which played the part) is now a museum.

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High Society picture

Trivia: The large engagement ring that Grace Kelly wears in the movie is not a prop. It was a real 10-carat diamond engagement ring given to Kelly by her fiancé at the time, Prince Rainier of Monaco.

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Trivia: Actor Neville Brand who kills Elvis at the end of the film for years had young girls come up to him on the streets and yell at him, "You Killed Elvis!"


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The Man Who Never Was picture

Trivia: Because of this "trick" on the Germans, when a complete plan of Operation Market Garden fell into the German hands later in the war, the Germans thought it was another trick, and ignored it.


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Carousel picture

Trivia: Shirley Jones plays Julie, mother of Louise Bigelow (Susan Luckey). In real life, Jones is only four years older than Luckey.

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Lust for Life picture

Trivia: Anthony Quinn won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role of Paul Gaugin, even though he was only on screen for eight minutes.

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Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z picture

Trivia: The billboard that displays the cartoon's title at the start has "Selzer Sign Service" on the top of it - a reference to the Warner Brothers producer, Eddie Selzer.

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Trivia: In the opening sequence, the announcer says that Stupor Duck is "more powerful than a steaming locomotive" and we see a barely functional train. What you actually see is a clip from the 1945 Warner Brothers cartoon, "Hare Trigger."

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Trivia: On the wall near the door in the "Henry the Eighth's Fifth", there is a sign saying "Burton's Rock Beer" - a reference to John Burton, a production manager at Warner Brothers.

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Trivia: When the cat is scared by one of the dogs at the start of the cartoon, behind them you can see a shop with "M. Edourd Selzer Bottles" on the front window - a reference to the Warner Brothers producer Eddie Selzer.

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