Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nicky and the Lost Templar (Part 5): Fra Diavolo

continuing on... this post investigates another of Henry Armetta films from those listed in todays earlier post (Part 3), the 1933 film entitled Fra Diavolo.  Note the following information regarding actors and production crew involved in the film that stand out:

  • Nina Quartero (March 17, 1908 – November 23, 1985)
  • Lucile Browne (March 18, 1907 – May 10, 1976)
  • Arthur "Art" Lloyd (October 17, 1897 - November 25, 1954)
To begin, the birthdays of the first two form a March 17, 18/Date Sequence" pattern-cluster.  The date of death of Quartero stands out in particular due to the following excerpts from my previous post: 
  • Ruth Etting (November 23, 1897 – September 24, 1978)
  • William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969[1])
The first two are born on the same day... butt not just any day, November 23rd also happens to be my mothers birthday hence we have an addition to the "November 23" pattern-cluster
So on following the leads, we now have a third November 23rd cropping up and another addition to the "November 23" pattern-cluster.   Indications are that we are on the 'wright' track.  
The Dates of Death of Quartero and Lloyd form a "November 23,__, 25/Date Sequence" pattern.  

  • James C. Morton (August 25, 1884 – October 24, 1942) 
  • Jeanie MacPherson (May 18, 1887 – August 26, 1946)
  • James Henderson "Jimmy" Finlayson (27 August 1887 – 9 October 1953)
Each of the 3 above form an "August 25, 26, 27/ Date Sequence" pattern-cluster, and again, the dates also stand out for another reason as explained in this excerpt from my previous post, Nicky and the Lost Templar (Part 4): Gift of Gab

  • Philip G. Epstein (August 22, 1909 – February 7, 1952)
  • Alice White (August 24, 1904 – February 19, 1983)
  • Phil Baker (August 26, 1896 – November 30, 1963)
As for the three above, they form a pattern a sequence of 2 off from each others birthday, and forming a "August 22,__, 24,__, 26/Date Sequence" pattern-cluster.  Keep in mind that August 25th and 26th had cropped up in two of yesterdays posts re: 
As well, August 25th is my granddaughter's birthday, and for the record, she is legally blind in one eye, with a condition known as Amblyopia (also called lazy eye).  So given that, the sequence is actually  an "August 22,__, 24, 25, 26/Date Sequence" pattern-cluster  and now all that's needed is an August 23rd to crop up to bridge the gap.  
So the Combination of the pattern clusters gives us a   "August 22, __,24, 25, 26, 27/ Date Sequence" pattern-cluster.  We still need an August 23 to bridge the gap!!  

These next two form a "February 20,__,22, 23/Date Sequence" pattern-cluster, AND a "Targeting Family Birthdays" pattern-cluster given that my grandson was born on January 22nd (when he turns 8, the date will be 2/22/22): 

  • Augustin Eugène Scribe (24 December 1791 – 20 February 1861)
  • Matthew O. McHugh (January 22, 1894 – February 22, 1971)
  • Stan Laurel (16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965)

As well this cluster is made that much more meaningful when considering the following excerpts from my previous post:
  • Victor Frederick Moore (February 24, 1876 – July 23, 1962) 
  • Wini Shaw (February 25, 1907 – May 2, 1982)
  • Andrew Vabre "Andy" Devine (October 7, 1905 – February 18, 1977[1]
  • Alice White (August 24, 1904 – February 19, 1983
So we now have  a "February 18, 19, 20, __, 22, 23, 24, 25/Date Sequence".  With February 21 needed to bridge the gap.  

These next three actors in the film stand out due to their birthdays being additions to the "Off By One" pattern-cluster on 5 accounts:  one off from the birthdays of both my Son and life partner who are both born on January 15 (22 years apart!!), one off from my brothers birthday of January 19 and then one off from my ex husbands birthday (father of my two children) of  August 8th, and finally, one off from my sisters birthday of December 14   !!  : 

  • Harold Eugene "HalRoach, Sr. (January 14, 1892 – November 2, 1992) 
  • Oliver "Ollie" Hardy (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) 
  • Wilfred Lucas (January 30, 1871 – December 13, 1940)

This next person involved in the film stands out: 

  • Dennis King (2 November 1897 – 21 May 1971)
Note this excerpt again from my previous post: 

  • Tom Hanlon (20 May 1967) 
Of particular interest is Tom Hanlon... given that his name Tom means "twin" in origin, AND... he's the only one involved in the film who isn't dead!!  

His date of birth hadn't stood out then, butt it does now as a result of  King's 'timely' death that now generates a "May 20, 21/Date Sequence" pattern-cluster.  This is very close to "May 23" which is the day of the year where 222 days remain?! 

Here are the remaining notable persons mentioned on the films wiki page, butt their dates don't stand out.. excerpt January 1st.  


  • Thelma Alice Todd (July 29, 1905 – December 16, 1935)
  • Arthur Pierson (June 16, 1901 – January 1, 1975) 
  • Lane Chandler (June 4, 1899 – September 14, 1972) 


Except that the dates of death for Todd and Lucas form a "December 14, __, 16/DateSequence" pattern-cluster.