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Old 02-20-2006, 01:33 PM
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Talking Trivia Q (entertainment oriented)

I tossed this one out on another mailing list I frequent (for "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." fans, if it matters) and they threw the answer right back. Let's see how you guys do.

In an episode of U.N.C.L.E., Vincent Price and Leo G. Carroll played two characters, one good, one evil, who refer to their previous clashes. The in-joke was that there was a history between Vincent Price and Leo G. Carroll, too. They'd worked together on stage at least once before, in a hit Broadway play.

Clue: The famous movie version of said hit play is known under a different name from the stage version, and with a very different cast; Price and Carroll aren't in the film. But the movie's title has passed into English slang as a verb.

What was the title of the original play? The movie?

(ETA: It's not necessary to know anything about "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." to answer this.)

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Old 02-20-2006, 02:38 PM
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Though I haven't a clue as to the answer, I love this stuff.....
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Old 02-20-2006, 05:06 PM
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Would it be "Psycho"?
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Old 02-20-2006, 05:13 PM
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No . . .

. . . not "Psycho." I don't think that movie was ever a stage play. In any case, the play and film are from a much earlier decade, the 1940s.
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Old 02-20-2006, 05:17 PM
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Then I'll have to ponder on it a bit.
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:36 PM
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Angel Street and Gaslight?
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:30 AM
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Thumbs up NKowi got it

Dayum. You people are too fast and smart for me. Did the "passed
into the language" clue give it away? Yes, "Angel Street," known in movie form as "Gaslight." ("To gaslight someone": to drive him crazy by
intentionally confusing him and making him doubt reality.)

Here's info from the Internet Broadway Database:
http://www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=1145

Price played the role made famous by Charles Boyer; Carroll, the
police detective who is Mrs. Manningham's only hope. You'll note that
the show opened on the Friday night before Pearl Harbor. If it had
been delayed until Sunday or Monday night, the audience might have had
a very different reaction to it. . . .
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:44 AM
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Try this one;

He accepted the first flag of truce from Lee's Confederate army.

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