Best drama movie trivia of 1961

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Trivia: "West Side Story" was the first film to win the Best Picture Academy Award for two directors (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins).

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Trivia: In 1973, Paul Newman played Henry Gondorff in "The Sting." Jackie Gleason later played the same role in the film's sequel, "The Sting II."

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Trivia: This film was the first since the days of the Hayes Office to show Jesus' face. Films depicting Jesus during the Hayes Office years did not show his face because of opposition by religious groups who found it inappropriate.

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Trivia: Audrey Hepburn gave birth to a nine pound baby three months before filming this movie yet she's still amazingly thin in the film.

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Trivia: Anthony Quinn was so taken with Rhodes, the location for the movie, that he decided to buy some land there. Particularly a bay formerly known as Vagies Bay, which is still called Anthony Quinn Bay.

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Trivia: Michael Hordern plays Charlton Heston's father in the movie. In real-life, Hordern was only 12 years older than Heston.

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Trivia: The cartoon ends with no "That's All Folks!" title card. Just "Merrie Melodies: A Warner Bros. Cartoon. A Vitaphone Release" on a black background.

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Trivia: Although they play mother and son, Claudia McNeil was only 10 years older than Sidney Poitier.

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Trivia: Mrs Kidder, the afternoon help, is played by the actress Joan Hickson, who went on to play Miss Marple herself in many films.

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