So, what does a song by The Beatles have to do with the Snake Alley Festival of Film…or even Iowa? Keep reading Sunshine. We’re getting there.
In 1962 a movie about two con men premiered in Mason City, Iowa, not too far from Burlington. One of the songs from that movie was recorded by The Beatles on their 1964 album titled “Meet The Beatles.” The name of that song was “Til There Was You.”
When they were filming the movie, Jack L. Warner (of Warner Bros.) wanted Frank Sinatra to play the lead. The writer insisted on someone else and his choice was final. The movie made the writer’s choice into an A-list Star.
So, why did I choose a song called “The Taxman” in a blog about the Snake Alley Festival of Film? Because April 15th was tax day. It was also the final deadline for entries into the film fest.
But you can still be a winner.
Guess the name of the movie, the names of the two men who played the con men (starting with the guy who beat out Sinatra), and the first name of the writer of the movie.
If you get all three correct, you’ll win a prize. Get two correct and win a prize for second place. Get one right and you get a third place prize.
The prizes? First place gets to kiss the winner of the Cyn-A-Palooza wiener dog races. Second place gets to kiss two dogs, and third place gets to…well, you get the idea.
The judges are working their eyeballs to the bone. It’s gonna be a great fest.