Six Degrees Movie Game #8: The Remake Always Rings Twice

May 9, 2011

by Dave Umbricht

I’ve been thinking about Jessica Lange.

She may be the remake queen.  She played Fay Wray’s part in the 70’s version of King Kong, was in Cape Fear and did TV movies of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Streetcar Named Desire, Sybil, and Grey Gardens.

So in honor of this, let’s use one more remake she made and go from when the Postman rang once with John Garfield (an actor you should seek out if you don’t know him) to when Jessica made him ring a second time with Jack Nicholson.

I look forward to seeing your trails in the comment section below.

Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange


John Garfield

John Garfield

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4 comments on “Six Degrees Movie Game #8: The Remake Always Rings Twice

  1. Wow! Trying to connect the two POSTMAN films wasn’t easy, but this is what I came up with:

    John Garfield was in THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE with Lana Turner, who co-starred with John Gavin in IMITATION FOR LIFE. John Gavin played the boyfriend in PSYCHO, which also starred Martin Balsam. Balsam played the judge in Scorsese’s remake of CAPE FEAR, which co starred Jessica Lange, who starred in the remake of THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE.

  2. Sorry, I’m an idiot. The title is Imitation OF Life, NOT Imitation For Life.

    • No, that doesn’t make you an idiot, especially when you consider the millions that have never heard of the film, regardless of how you wrote it! 🙂

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