Best movie trivia of 1960

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Psycho picture

Trivia: The blood in the infamous shower scene is actually chocolate syrup.

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The Magnificent Seven picture

Trivia: Steve McQueen, James Coburn, and Charles Bronson later starred together in another John Sturges movie, "The Great Escape."

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The Time Machine picture

Trivia: In the video documenting the making of The Time Machine, Rod Taylor states that if you count the number of rivets on the spinning disk on the back of the machine, there are 365 of them (one for each day of the year).

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Trivia: Thanks to the money guzzling Cleopatra, the film company that put it out was forced to cut back their budget for other films like this one. Irwin Allen (director of this B grade epic) was forced to use real reptiles as dinosaurs instead of stop motion.

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Trivia: This film is loosely based on the Scopes Case, where in 1925, a Tennesee subsitute teacher was accused of violating a law that prohibits the teaching of Darwin's theory of evolution. This case pitted Christian fundamentalists (who rejected the theory of evolution as they felt it contradict their literal belief of the Bible) against supporters of evolution.

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The Alamo picture

Trivia: In 2010, on the 50th anniversary of the release of the film a reunion was held at The Alamo Village. Of the main actors only 6 of them were still alive. 69 year old Frankie Avalon was there and five defectors were there with Mrs John Wayne. Richard Widmark (Jim Bowie) had died in 2008.

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Spartacus picture

Trivia: When he was president, John F. Kennedy wanted to see this film so much he went to it in a local cinema wearing a disguise.

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The Little Shop of Horrors picture

Trivia: This was filmed in only two days.

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Pollyanna picture

Trivia: During the emergency at the orphanage, the fireman shouting at Jimmy Bean over the railing is the film's director, David Swift. (00:25:10)

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Trivia: When Charles Hawtrey gets out of bed and steps in his chamber pot it starts rolling around on the floor and he tells it to be quiet. He was not meant to say it, he just improvised.

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Home from the Hill picture

Trivia: Robert Mitchum (born 1917) was only eleven years older than George Peppard (born 1928), who plays his son.

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The Virgin Spring picture

Trivia: Max von Sydow plays Birgitta Pettersson's father in this film. In real life, von Sydow (born 1929) is only ten years older than Pettersson (born 1939).

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Sergeant Rutledge picture

Trivia: When a rider is speared in the back by an Indian, he yells the Wilhelm scream.

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The Trials of Oscar Wilde picture

Trivia: Although Lionel Jeffries and John Fraser play father and son in this film, Jeffries was only five years older than Fraser.

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The Apartment picture

Trivia: The song sung by Baxter while cooking meatballs is "Capriccio Italien" by Tchaikovsky.

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Kidnapped picture

Trivia: Kidnapped was Disney's only feature film to be released on MCA's ill-fated DiscoVision format. But the movie did launch a famous actor's career: His role as Alan Breck Stewart's bagpipe-playing kinsman, Robin MacGregor, was Peter O'Toole's film debut.

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13 Ghosts picture

Trivia: The film contains some references to co-star Margaret Hamilton's famed role as the Wicked Witch in "The Wizard of Oz." During the film, Buck finds her intimidating and refers to her as a "witch."

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Trivia: Esmond P. Knight, the actor who portrayed Captain Leach of the battleship "Prince of Wales" was a crew member on the ship during the real battle where he was badly injured, suffering a period of blindness.

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Trivia: In the opening title card, you will notice there is no "Story" credit. Michael Maltese was the story writer, but as he had left Warner Brothers for Hanna-Barbera, his name was removed from the credits.

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Trivia: Final Warner Brothers cartoon in which Arthur Q. Bryan voiced Elmer Fudd. The voice actor died in November 1959.

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