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Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

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Quiz # 36

1. Who made her film debut in Hitchcock's black comedy The Trouble with Harry (1955)?

  • Tippi Hedren
  • Shirley Jones
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Piper Laurie

2. Which director has received the most Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film in the history of the Academy?

  • Luis Bunuel
  • Federico Fellini
  • Vittorio De Sica
  • Francois Truffaut

3. What was the Best Picture-winning film for the year 1976?

  • All the President's Men
  • Network
  • Rocky
  • Taxi Driver

4. Director George Roy Hill's Best Picture-winning crime caper drama The Sting (1973) was set in which city?

  • Albany
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • New York

5. What film contained the famous sequence of Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling?

  • The Band Wagon (1953)
  • Easter Parade (1948)
  • Royal Wedding (1951)
  • Silk Stockings (1957)

6. What was big-screen actor Burt Lancaster's first TV movie role?

  • Israeli President Shimon Peres
  • Moses
  • Pope Gregory X
  • Wyatt Earp

7. What was the missing object in the crime drama That Lady From Peking (1975) (aka The Girl From Peking)?

  • Art statue
  • Diary
  • Fashion model
  • Jewels

8. What famous athlete appeared in Bruce Lee's martial arts film Game of Death (1978, HK), released five years after Lee's death?

  • Muhammad Ali
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Bruce Jenner
  • Mark Spitz

9. What was the approximate age discrepancy between stars Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman during the filming of The Graduate (1967)?

  • 2 years
  • 6 years
  • 9 years
  • 14 years

10. During the film shoot for Out of Africa (1985), what was used during the film's production to keep wild lions under control?

  • Elaborate fencing
  • Electrical prods
  • Industrial-strength fire extinguishers
  • Tranquilizer guns

11. Which of the following actresses has NOT portrayed the fictional character (Ann Darrow) with whom the giant ape King Kong fell in love?

  • Dyan Cannon
  • Jessica Lange
  • Naomi Watts
  • Fay Wray

12. What was the 'MacGuffin' in the classic film Casablanca (1942)?

  • "As Time Goes By"
  • The Café Americain nightclub
  • The "Letters of Transit"
  • The band's playing of "La Marseillaise"

13. Western hero John Wayne appeared in John Ford's classic romantic drama The Quiet Man (1952), set in which country?

  • England
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • US

14. Who was the first film director to win the Best Director Oscar two years in a row?

  • Frank Capra
  • John Ford
  • Billy Wilder
  • William Wyler

15. Which scary horror film was marketed as loosely "based on true events" - about three stranded backpackers in the Australian outback abducted by a serial killer?

  • High Tension
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • Just Before Dawn
  • Wolf Creek

16. When The Apartment (1960) was converted into a 1968 Broadway musical, what was its new title?

  • Brief Encounter
  • Keys to the Kingdom
  • Promises, Promises
  • Working Girl

17. In which film's cameo was director Alfred Hitchcock briefly seen sipping champagne?

  • Dial M For Murder (1954)
  • Family Plot (1976)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • To Catch a Thief (1955)

18. How many films co-starred Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland?

  • Four
  • Five
  • Six
  • Eight

19. How did this Bette Davis quote end in Of Human Bondage (1934) - "And after you kissed me, I always used to…" ?

  • Go crazy
  • Thank God
  • Wipe my mouth
  • Wash my hair

20. Jean Harlow co-starred with Clark Gable in all of the following films EXCEPT?

  • Red Dust (1932)
  • Dinner at Eight (1933)
  • Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
  • Saratoga (1937)

21. In the romantic comedy Sabrina (1954), to which European city did Audrey Hepburn's title character travel for a transformation?

  • London
  • Madrid
  • Paris
  • Rome

Quiz # 36: Answers

1. Answer: Shirley MacLaine
Along with pre-Leave It to Beaver's Jerry Mathers, Shirley MacLaine made her first film appearance as Jennifer Rogers, the estranged wife of the deceased title character.

2. Answer: Federico Fellini
Italian director Fellini has received four Oscar awards, for La Strada (1956), Nights of Cabiria (1957), 8½ (1963), and Amarcord (1974), the most in the Academy's history.

3. Answer: Rocky
Sylvester Stallone's Rocky (1976) won top honors, with 10 nominations (and 3 wins), including Best Picture. Network had 10 nominations (and four wins), All The President's Men had 8 nominations (and four wins), and Taxi Driver had 4 nominations (and no wins).

4. Answer: Chicago
The popular film was set in mid-1930s Chicago, and was inspired by similar con-games played by real-life grifters and criminals from the same era.

5. Answer: Royal Wedding (1951)
In the 1951 Hollywood musical comedy Royal Wedding, Fred Astaire famously danced solo on the ceiling and walls of his room, to the song "You're All the World to Me," because of his newfound love for a beautiful dancer.

6. Answer: Moses
Lancaster appeared in the 1974 TV mini-series Moses the Lawgiver as the title character.

7. Answer: Diary
Nancy Kwan starred as "that lady from Peking," the daughter of a defecting Russian diplomat who was killed and his revealing tell-all diary of events in China went missing.

8. Answer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made his film debut in Lee's posthumously-released film, in which his character "Hakim" fought Billy Lo (played by Lee).

9. Answer: 6 years
30 year-old Dustin Hoffman portrayed recent college grad Benjamin Braddock, while 36 year-old Anne Bancroft portrayed married seductress Mrs. Robinson - they were just under six years apart in age.

10. Answer: Industrial-strength fire extinguishers
Director Sydney Pollack was quoted as saying: "I'm not sure you can ever really train a lion, so whenever we were filming a scene with one, there were several big guys standing nearby with (industrial sized) fire extinguishers, just in case."

11. Answer: Dyan Cannon
Ann Darrow, an unemployed actress, was played by Fay Wray in the original 1933 film and by Naomi Watts in the 2005 remake. The earlier 1976 remake featured an analogous character named "Dwan" (Jessica Lange).

12. Answer: The "Letters of Transit"
Letters of transit (fictional) allowing the bearer to travel anywhere, including leaving Nazi-occupied countries, were a vague but important plot point (a MacGuffin) that motivationally drove the entire narrative forward.

13. Answer: Ireland
The story was set in Innisfree, a fictional village in pre-industrial Ireland, in the 1920s. Many of the scenes of Innisfree in The Quiet Man were actually shot in and around the village of Cong, County Mayo.

14. Answer: John Ford
Frank Capra won in 1934, 1936, and 1938, while John Ford won four times (in 1935, 1952, and two years consecutively in 1940 and 1941). Wilder won in 1945 and 1960, while Wyler won in 1942, 1946, and 1959.

15. Answer: Wolf Creek
In the Australian outback, outdoorsman Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) abducted and terrorized three backpackers near a large crater named Wolf Creek, even ending in murder.

16. Answer: Promises, Promises
Playwright Neil Simon adapted the screenplay as the basis for Promises, Promises, with music by Burt Bacharach. It opened in 1968 and ran for over 1,200 performances. It was revived in 2010 with Kristin Chenoweth as one of its stars.

17. Answer: Notorious (1946)
Hitchcock's cameo came after the one-hour mark in a fancy party scene at the mansion of Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), when Hitch was seen at a table drinking champagne.

18. Answer: Eight
They appeared together in eight films: Captain Blood (1935), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Four's A Crowd (1938), Dodge City (1939), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940), and They Died With Their Boots On (1941).

19. Answer: Wipe my mouth
As sluttish, wicked Cockney waitress Mildred Rogers, she self-centeredly and vindictively berated the crippled, 'hang-dog' Philip Carey (Leslie Howard) with nasty insults for becoming romantically-interested in her.

20. Answer: Dinner at Eight (1933)
Gable and Harlow made six films together, the most notable being Red Dust (1932) and Saratoga (1937) (Harlow died during the last stages of filming).

21. Answer: Paris
Sabrina moved to Paris to attend culinary school, and returned to Long Island a changed woman - now attractive, worldly and sophisticated.