Best movie trivia of 1959

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Sleeping Beauty picture

Trivia: If you look closely, there are many "Mickeys" in the scenery. For example, look in the bushes in various scenes and you will see three circles that form Mickey's head.

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Ben-Hur picture

Trivia: Although Martha Scott plays Charlton Heston's mother in this film, she was only ten years his senior.

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North by Northwest picture

Trivia: In the scene when Cary Grant is going up the steps to the UN, Alfred Hitchcock shot it from a rug truck across the street. He wasn't allowed to shoot the front of the UN. If you look closely, you can see a security guard in the left corner.

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Plan 9 From Outer Space picture

Trivia: At the beginning Criswell reads, "Can your heart stand the shocking facts about 'Grave Robbers from Outer Space'?" This was the original title of the movie that was changed because of objections by the financial backers.

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Some Like It Hot picture

Trivia: Not a mistake, just a fact. According to I.A.L. Diamond,Tony Curtis' "Josephine" voice was dubbed by another actor, as Curtis couldn't speak high enough.

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Operation Petticoat picture

Trivia: Operation Petticoat was filmed at the US Naval Base in Key West Fla. They actually did paint a submarine pink. I was attending the Fleet Sonar School on the base at the time and watched with great interest. The submarine used was the U.S.S. Balao (SS-285), which was still in commission at the time.

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Journey to the Center of the Earth picture

Trivia: The dimitrodon, the dinosaur in the middle of the movie, is actually a real lizard (a basilisk, in fact) with a sail glued onto its back.

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The Horse Soldiers picture

Trivia: This movie is based (loosely of course) on an actual Civil War raid led by Colonel Benjamin Grierson. See: "Grierson's Raid: A Cavalry Adventure of the Civil War" by Dee Brown.

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Carry on Nurse picture

Trivia: In the scene where Joan Sims is about to give a patient a bath she looks at his feet and comments about them. The big feet were actually Bernard Breslaw's.

James Warrender
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Carry on Teacher picture

Trivia: Robin Stevens, one of the pupils, is played by Richard O'Sullivan, who later became famous for his role in the TV sitcoms "Man About The House" and "Robin's Nest."

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A Broken Leghorn picture

Trivia: In the cartoon's opening title credits, there is no "Layout" next to Robert Gribbroek's name, which makes him appear to be an animator.

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Room at the Top picture

Trivia: Hermione Baddeley's performance in this film is the shortest ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. She had only 2 minutes and 20 seconds of screen time.

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On the Beach picture

Trivia: When Moira and Bill Davidson are strolling in the pasture, they pause to admire a beautiful mare that is posing for them, and Bill offers the horse something to eat from the palm of his hand (sugar cubes or some other treat, presumably, but it's not visible). However, the horse does not react to the treat nor eat anything that Bill offers, because the actor's hand was actually empty. The trained horse was obeying cues from her trainer, off-camera, and only her trainer carried the real treats.

Charles Austin Miller
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Pillow Talk picture

Trivia: Rock Hudson turned the film down three times to begin with, as he felt the script was too risqué.

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Last Train from Gun Hill picture

Trivia: Anthony Quinn plays Craig Belden, the father of Rick (Earl Holliman). In real life, Quinn was only 13 years older than Holliman.

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Baton Bunny picture

Trivia: Although Mel Blanc is credited for voice characterizations, there is no dialogue in the short; the only vocal effect you hear is when an audience member is coughing.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles picture

Trivia: This was the first adaptation of a Sherlock Holmes mystery to be filmed in color.

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