Why was Bruce Cabot not mentioned

King Kong and other great ape adventure films.
Kelg
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May 15th, 2018, 7:54 pm #181

Chuck White wrote:


Thanks again, definitely something to look into, if only for its weirdness.
I know I had some notes from the book saved somewhere.





"Another of my duties was to design various dinosaurs which could be used as adversaries
of Kong. It wasn’t enough for the dinosaurs to be interesting looking; they also had to be
approved by the Universal legal department as not infringing on the designs in the RKO
film. I campaigned mightily to use an Arsinoitherium in place of the prohibited Allosaurus,
but I lost that battle. I ended up designing a new species of ceratopsian which I called a
Triclonius. The lawyers approved my design."


Another T-Rex related bit:

'At one point, George Pal planned to have two or three stop-motion shots in his film
Doc Savage, Man of Bronze. I was with Pal in his office at Warner Bros. when he received
word that Ron Ely was available to play “Doc.” Pal told me that he was planning to also
film the Doc Savage adventure Land of Terror and that I would handle the Tyrannosaurus
scenes. The first Doc Savage film was not well-received, and so none of the planned
sequels was filmed.'
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May 15th, 2018, 8:40 pm #182

Kelg wrote:
Chuck White wrote:


Thanks again, definitely something to look into, if only for its weirdness.
I know I had some notes from the book saved somewhere.





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Thanks for that!  It always amuses me to see the legal obstacles filmmakers sometimes must go through.
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May 15th, 2018, 9:34 pm #183

Kelg wrote:
Chuck White wrote:




Thanks, I'll look into it!

Weird, though, I didn't think someone could copyright a T-Rex.
I think it had more to do with what rights they had from the movie vs the book and what dinosaurs they could depict within the context of a King Kong movie. But then, doesn't he fight a giant two-legged lizard in King Kong Escapes? How come they could do that?

Shrug, anyway that is what the book said.
King Kong Escapes' creature was a was a "Gorosaurus"

And how about this 😀  :



and this (which was sued):
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May 16th, 2018, 4:32 am #184

DonM435 wrote: A problem with MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES is that a viewer would get the impression that Lon Chaney's greatest disguises were rubber masks. I'd trade in Cagney for some lesser actor who was willing to use (all but the most dangerous!) of Chaney's techniques. Or -- what the heck -- use a different actor for each made-up Chaney, to really suggest how he could transform himself. That would be outrageous, but I wonder if it could work.
I always thought that in 1957 Burt Lancaster would have made a great Chaney--but could Burt dance?
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May 16th, 2018, 6:33 am #185

Certainly Burt couldn't have danced like Cagney (did anyone ever dance like Cagney?), but he was a physical specimen -- gymnast, trapeze artist. I'll betcha he could have managed a little sump'n sump'n.
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May 16th, 2018, 7:18 am #186

Burt would've made an interesting Phantom.
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May 16th, 2018, 10:44 am #187

But, did Burt make a good Dr. Moreau?
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May 16th, 2018, 2:29 pm #188

Yes.
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May 16th, 2018, 2:51 pm #189

Lancaster DID dance (a bit) in a production of KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY in Los Angeles in the early 70's -- and he did it with a fake peg leg!
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May 16th, 2018, 11:26 pm #190

davlghry wrote: Lancaster DID dance (a bit) in a production of KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY in Los Angeles in the early 70's -- and he did it with a fake peg leg!
He also did a bit of soft-shoe hoofing alongside Kirk Douglas at the '59 Oscars.


The action commences at the seven-minute mark.
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May 17th, 2018, 1:38 pm #191

I always thought Burt was bigger than Kirk, but looks like Kirk was the tallest.  What happened to Burt's neck?
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May 17th, 2018, 4:10 pm #192

That was fun. Burt sure looked bigger to me, though.
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May 26th, 2018, 7:19 pm #193

Burt and Kirk looked big, but could deze guys fill an ape-suit like Mr Rick Baker---


---or more to the point, would they even WANT to, Mac?
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July 1st, 2018, 3:53 am #194

Maybe Bruce was not mentioned as a favor to Fay.
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July 1st, 2018, 5:25 am #195

Are you saying that Fay Wray really did not like Bruce Cabot? I’ve never heard anything about how she felt about Cabot, Positive or negative.


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July 1st, 2018, 5:28 am #196

I haven't read any thing like that either, but it sure seems like that's what Tim is implying or inferring, whichever is correct, I forget and it's too late to look it up, so whichever...
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July 1st, 2018, 2:04 pm #197

Bruce was not Fay's favorite working partner.
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July 1st, 2018, 6:04 pm #198

You guys might be on to something there.  I figured Jackson has met Fay (at one time, wasn't Fay to have a cameo?  Seems like the rumor said that Fay was to say the line "It wasn't the airplanes, it was Beauty that killed the Beast" at the end.)  Fay was such a sweetheart, if she let it be known that she didn't like Bruce, Peter might have cut him out of the end credits.
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July 1st, 2018, 6:27 pm #199

That doesn't seem very likely to me.  Or least it seems a bit of a stretch.
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July 1st, 2018, 7:08 pm #200

We can offer speculation, but there's no way of knowing for sure.
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