Answers: August 10th, 2003
Here are the answers I've emailed out to some of the questions you have asked. As you'll see, I don't always know the correct answer but hope to at least provide a hint to steer the person asking in the right direction. If you can clarify, or want to dispute, any of the answers- be sure to contact me and I'll follow up. Every so often I'll add a new page of answers so check back often!
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CMT Answer Update:
HOLY BLUTO did I get crucified on the 'D-Day' question from last column. Yes, yes, you are right- I dropped the ball and missed the fact that 'D-Day' is a character from Animal House. In my defense, I like the movie but probably haven't seen it for 15 years, so when I was searching for the answer 'Fortress' came up on two separate sites first. Anyhoo, thanks to Kory, bmjk, Matt, T Ladd, Daddyjaxx and anyone else I've missed who wrote in pointing out the mistake.

I'll also update the question on that page so I (hopefully) don't get any more mail on it...

CMT Answer Update:
In our May 31st column, we had a question asking what did someone from the crowd yell out that made Eddie Murphy laugh during the taping of the "Delirious" movie. An anonymous reader wrote in :

In Eddie Murphy's Delirious, the guy in the crowd yells out "Shut up Bitch", in response to a woman who just before that hollers "Take it off!".

Thanks, anon!

CMT Answer Update:
In our June 12th column, someone asked what movie the quote "Are you on the pot?" was from. Timothy Ladd wrote "It stuck with me because I thought I knew the answer......and then it came to me...or at least a possibility.
George Seagal asked Matthew Broderick (his son), "Are you taking the pot?", when he picked him up from jail in the Cable Guy."

Sounds like that could definitely be it, thanks Tim.

I saw a horror movie (don't know the name), about mid-80's I would guess. I know someone rented it for me around the same time of "April Fool's Day", one of those cheesy horror flicks. This movie took place in a cabin...some teens took a boat over across the lake. There was this creature in the woods, in one scene it looked in the cabin window (it was kind of like bigfoot with big lips and such). In another scene a man was takin a leak off the side of the road. He was riding a
motorcycle... and the monster chopped off his penis. Any ideas?
CMT Answer:
I did some digging but initially couldn't find your answer, (and trust me, you don't want to know most of the websites I had to surf through while looking). However a message board post over at the Terror Trap ( finally got me the movie you were after. It's a 1980 British cheese-fest flick called "Night of the Demon" (not to be confused with the 1957 semi-classic), and according to IMDB the plot goes as follows: "Professor Nugent and his students embark on a journey to locate Bigfoot believed to be responsible for countless deaths. They disturb a Black Magic ritual and eventually uncover the truth about Bigfoot, and his offspring, but who will believe them?"

Apparently, anyone who's seen the movie can never forget it, if for no other reason than the motorcycle scene you mention.

I was wondering about dream sequences in movies. The earliest dream sequence I can think of off the top of my head is in Chaplin's "The Kid" but I'm sure there must be earlier ones. Of coure, then there are the nightmares which end with someone sitting up staring wide-eyed and panting. The earliest I can think of is from 'Vertigo'. Can you think of earlier
examples of these? (And I know this is really two questions but they are linked)
-Brett Danalake

CMT Answer:
1921's "The Kid" has definitely got to be one of the earliest, and is at least the earliest well-known dream sequence. In researching your question, I learned the Chaplin actually married the angel from the dream sequence of the movie a few years later.

However, the earliest movie I could find to predate Chaplin's work was a British horror short from 1911 called "Jones' Nightmare". The description on IMDB is "A man has a nightmare of being chased by demons and a giant lobster and then being shot to the Moon."- the same kind of dreams I get after eating pizza before going to sleep. I haven't seen this movie but it may be a safe guess to say this fulfills both your requirements- although you wouldn't actually hear panting (maybe a Gasp Gasp title card), we probably do see poor Jones wake up at the end.

Anyhow, there may be an earlier dream and/or nightmare sequence somewhere, but not one I could find.

Was there a 1980's movie out where Molly Ringwald was having a baby?
CMT Answer:
The movie you are thinking of is probably "For Keeps", a 1988 drama / romance that starred Ringwald as a high school senior who gets pregnant with her boyfriends baby, then has to decide whether to give up her college career dreams to have the kid.

What war is featured in the most movies?
CMT Answer:
This question is a little tricky- do you mean straight war movies? Or just having the war 'featured' ie. mentioned or only slightly involved with the plot. Either way, however, the winner would be WWII. I checked a few different sources to verify this. First off, here are the IMDB lists for keywords associated with each of the few major wars that have been heavily covered in Hollywood, and the number of entries associated with each:

WWII- 1428 entries
WWI- 666 entries
Vietnam War- 60 entries under "Vietnam War", 225 entries under "Vietnam"
American Civil War- 116 entries
Korean War- 60 entries

I also checked a few other 'War movie databases' on the net, and while not as extensive as IMDB, they all had by far the most number of listings for the Second World War. Also, on a strictly personal note, lots of the old classics based on WWII are some of the best flicks around. They just don't make movies like The Dirty Dozen, The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare, or The Eagle Has Landed anymore. Dammit, they should though.

What movie is this quote from?

"Who's the Master!?"
"Who am I!?"
"I cant hear you!"
CMT Answer:
Those lines are from none other than the 1985 cult fave "The Last Dragon". The hero of the kungfu-blaxploitation flick was a ass-kicking karate fighter called Bruce Leroy. One of the bad guy characters was actually named "Sho-nuff", thus the quote you gave below. Prince's protege and 80's pin-up girl Vanity also appeared in the movie. Good cheesy 80's fun.
Can someone tell me what sort of vehicle ran down George Amberson near the end of Orson Welles 1942 film "The Magnificent Ambersons". Was it a horseless carriage, a bus, or a wagon? Thanks.
-Georgiana Silvestro
CMT Answer:
Near the end of the Welles' classic, the protagonist George is struck and hospitalized by an automobile. Many found this to be symbolic of the relationship between the Ambersons and the Morgans, who became wealthy due to the booming of the auto industry. George had previously destroyed any chance for good relations between the families when he refused to allow his mother to marry Eugene Morgan, and ironically later is hospitalized by a car, which his family had dismissed as merely a fad.

Who was the first actor to receive one million dollars for a movie role?

CMT Answer:
I tracked down an answer for you and verified it from a few sites, and the answer is probably not who you'd expect. In fact, you'd might be surprised to learn it was in fact an actress who first earned a million dollars before any actor, and that actress was Mae West. She was the original 'dumb blonde', paving the way for Marilyn Monroe and many others, but she was also a very shrewd businesswoman. She didn't start acting until we she was almost forty (in 1932's "Night After Night"), and was known for delivering such classic lines as "Come up and see me sometime" or "When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before." Hey, a classic line I can agree with...

What actor was dropped by Universal Studios in the early 1950's because of his protruding adams apple and slow speech?
CMT Answer:
A pretty big mistake on Universal's part, looking back on it, was the fact that the person they dropped was screen legend Clint Eastwood. In the 50's he had small roles in a few Universal films but was let go for the reasons you listed. After getting the boot, he worked part-time digging swimming pools in between small TV and movie gigs to help pay the rent. Eventually, he got the role of cowpoke Rowdy Yates on CBS's popular western "Rawhide", which led to his eventual star-making turns in the Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns "A Fistful of Dollars", "For a Few Dollars More", and "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly".
I would like to know if Walt Disney ever had a cameo in a movie. I think he did but do not know which movie, Thanks
-Ron Spielman

CMT Answer:
IMDB, which is quite definitive, lists no cameo for Walt in any movie. It gives his 'Actor' credits with over 100 animation shorts where he provided the voice of Mickey Mouse, a couple of other miscellaneous shorts, and his TV hosting duties, but nothing else. I also checked Google but couldn't come up with anything, so I would say that no, he did not cameo in any movie.
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How many movies featured Wyatt Earp & Doc Holiday?
-Valentine Dowd
CMT Answer:
I did some Google and IMDB searching and came up with this list:

1) My Darling Clementine 1946 Earp-Henry Fond Doc-Victor Mature
2) Gunfight at the O.K Corral 1957 Earp-Burt Lancaster Doc-Kirk Douglas
3) Doc 1961 Earp-Harris Yulin Doc-Stacy Keach
4) Hour of the Gun 1967 Earp-James Garner Doc-Jason Robards
5) Tombstone 1993 Earp-Kurt Russell Doc-Val Kilmer
6) Wyatt Earp 1994 Earp-Kevin Costner Doc-Dennis Quaid

I left off 1994's "Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone" which was basically spliced scenes from the "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" with some new footage of Tombstone added. I'd never heard of this movie or TV show before, but it must have been made to take advantage of the mini-Earp boom when Tombstone and the inferior Costner flick both were released within a few months of each other.

What movie had the line "How do you like them apples?", OTHER than Good Will Hunting (and before.) I believe this movie was released in the early 90's.
-Hareendra Yalamanchili
CMT Answer:
The Good Will Hunting 'apples' quote is pretty well known ("Do you like apples?" "yeah..." "Well I got her phone number, how do you like THEM apples?"), and I came across it many times while searching for other movie quotes. I couldn't come up with another early 90's 'apples' movies, but I did find two others, one well known and one so obscure it's not even in IMDB, but here they are:

Tom DiNapoli in 1974's football-prison classic "The Longest Yard":
"How do you like them apples? Superstar."
Brother Theodore in a 1956 short called "Midnight Cafe":
"How do you like them apples?"

Anyhow, hope that helps. If any CMT readers write in with other "apples" movies I'll let you know. Man, I hope there's no "apples" quote in Animal House or I'll never hear the end of it...

I'm looking for a movie from the late-60s that I caught the tail end of late at night, years ago. It ended with a sniper (maybe played by Frank Sinatra) who sets up his rifle alongside a highway construction area so his target will drive by very slowly. When the car comes, a drop of sweat gets in his eye and he misses the shot, so he runs after the car, catches up, and when he opens the door he discovers that the dignitary in the back seat isn't the target he thought he would be shooting.

CMT Answer:
Sounds like the movie you're after is "The Naked Runner", which starred Sinatra and was released in 1967. Here's a plot summary:

Sam Laker, an American businessman (in furniture design!), resident in London and a widower, with a 14 year old son Patrick, is contacted by an old British wartime colleague Martin Slattery. Slattery is now part of British secret intelligence. Another British agent is about to 'defect' and pass on critical information, so Slattery requests that Laker (an expert marksman during the war), with business cover, and about to visit the Leipzig fair with his son, assassinate this 'rogue agent'. Laker refuses, but does agree to deliver a letter to the defecting agent as aid to an underground worker - Karen -who had helped him in WWII. However once in Leipzig, upon return to his hotel after delivery of the letter, Laker finds his son has been abducted. He now has a desperate decision to make .....

I couldn't find a specific reference to the sweat in the eye bit, but other user comments I came across on IMDB seemed to echo a 'disappointing ending', which if it ends simply with the wrong target in the car some people may walk away underwhelmed. I haven't seen it but it sounds cool, though.

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Please tell me the first movie that was made originally in color, and what year?

-Angela Williams

CMT Answer:
Good question. Without a doubt, most movie buffs will know that the first 'talkie' was Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer". However, the first color movie is a little more obscure. The most well-known movies to use color were "The Wizard of Oz" and "Gone With the Wind", both from 1939.

However, pre-dating those classics by more than 20 years was a 1918 silent film called "Cupid Angling". This is the accepted 'first' color feature-length film, and is also the oldest listed on IMDB as color. IMDB also has heaps of color shorts which predate even this, the earliest listed is from 1902. The actual first filming process was called Kinemacolor, and was invented in 1908 by a Brit named Charles Urban. The more well-known Technicolor corporation was founded in 1918. Prior to 1908, the 'color' movies produced were with hand-tinted frames painted by color artists.|