Performing men, answers thereto

I’m disappointed more people didn’t play, but that’s the way it goes. Maybe the news has been so unremittingly bad that frivolity seemed out of step.

Here are the answers:

1. J Pierpont Finch: Leading man, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” played first on stage and screen by Robert Morse

2. Roger Thornhill: Leading man, “North by Northwest,” played by Cary Grant

3. Joe Bradley: Leading man, “Roman Holiday,” played by Gregory Peck

4. Joe Clay: Leading man, “Days of Wine and Roses,” played by Jack Lemmon

5. Max Cady: Ex-con and rapist out for vengeance in “Cape Fear,” played by Robert Mitchum in the original and Robert De Niro in the remake

6. Rowdy Yates: Cattle drover on “Rawhide,” played by Clint Eastwood

7. Bert, the friendly cop in “It’s a Wonderful Life”: Ward Bond of “Wagon Trail” fame. Amazingly, he had roles in 13 films which were nominated for Best Picture.

8. LCDR Quinton McHale: Ernest Borgnine in “McHale’s Navy.”

9. Col. Andrea Stavrou: Greek resistance fighter, “The Guns of Navarone,” Anthony Quinn

10. Curly Washburn: “City Slickers,” Jack Palance