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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The Man Who Knew Too Much picture

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

James Warrender

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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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The King and I picture

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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Moby Dick picture

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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Around the World in 80 Days picture

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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The Battle of the River Plate picture

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

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Love Me Tender picture

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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Heaven Scent picture

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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Trivia: When Ralph is raiding the fridge, you can see a bottle of "Pierce's Beer" behind him. This is a reference is the cartoon's story writer, Tedd Pierce.

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Rocket Squad picture

Trivia: When Porky and Daffy are at the computer, there are several buttons with the names of Warner Brothers staff on them: John Burton, Tedd Pierce, C.M. (Chuck) Jones, Mel Blanc, Norman Moray and Eddie Selzer.

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Somebody Up There Likes Me picture

Trivia: Although Eileen Heckart plays Paul Newman's mother in the film, she was only six years older than Newman.

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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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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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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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Stupor Duck picture

Trivia: When Cluck Trent (Daffy) takes a break from writing, he pulls out from his pocket a box of "Dr. Pierce's Mild Pills" - a reference to the Warner Brothers story writer, Tedd Pierce.

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