Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
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John Fowles. "The French Lieutenant's Woman" was inspired by the 1823 period novel,
"Ourika" by Claire de Duras. The book was later adapted by Harold Pinter into a 1981 film with Meryl Streep in the lead role.
Lt. Commander Queeg. The original Naval Commander of the Caine is replaced by the "no-nonsense" Captain Queeg whose actions become questioned by his Executive Officers. The book was made into a 1954 movie, with Humphrey Bogart assaying the role of the unbalanced Philip Francis Queeg.
Major Major. This is the story of a bombardier trying to be declared insane so he can stop flying missions. Joseph Heller's 1961 novel was later made into a 1970 movie, with Bob Newhart playing the part of Maj. Major Major Major and Alan Arkin in the lead role of Yossarian.
Ensign Pulver. This wonderful movie starred Henry Fonda in the title role, James Cagney as Captain Morton and Jack Lemmon as Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver. In 1964, it was, unfortunately, spun off into the TV show "Ensign Pulver", starring Robert Walker, Junior.
Colonel Sherman T. Potter. "M*A*S*H" was a dramedy which ran from 1972 to 1983, i.e., longer than the Korean War it portrayed. It gave us many great characters like Captain Pierce (Alan Alda), Max Klinger (Jamie Farr) and Major Houlihan (Loretta Swit); at the time, its final episode was the most watched TV program ever.
Colonel. Elvis Presley's manager was former pitchman Colonel Tom Parker. The Colonel managed his career from 1955 until Elvis' death in August, 1977.
Colonel Harland Sanders (1890-1980) was the creator of the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in 1956.
Nelson. Major Anthony Nelson plays an astronaut whose spacecraft malfunctions and lands him on an island where he finds a bottle which contains (you guessed it) a genie. He takes the genie (Jeannie), played by Barbara Eden, back to his Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Florida and the "hi-jinks" begin.
Corporal Agarn. "F Troop" was on television from 1965 through 1967. It was a show about a bumbling cavalry troop which guarded Fort Courage from the Hakawis and from their own ineptitude.
Buck Privates. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello starred in their first movie together. They played two guys who enlist in the army during World War II in order to escape being jailed.
Newman. Peck portrayed Josiah Newmman, a psychiatrist in a World War II military hospital. The movie was both tragic and comic; it also starred a young Bobby Darrin in a memorable performance.