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Quiz # 9

1. What was the first James Bond film starring Roger Moore?

  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Live and Let Die
  • The Man With the Golden Gun
  • The Spy Who Loved Me

2. What was the top money-making film (domestically) of 1973?

  • American Graffiti
  • The Exorcist
  • Papillon
  • The Sting

3. After an absence of about 35 years from films, cigar-chomping comedian George Burns made a comeback return to the big screen with which film?

  • Going in Style
  • Just You and Me, Kid
  • Oh, God!
  • The Sunshine Boys

4. In 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), what song did supercomputer HAL-9000 sing as he was being deactivated?

  • "East Side, West Side"
  • "Danny Boy"
  • "Daisy Bell"
  • "Rock-a-Bye, Baby"

5. In which Bond film did agent 007 engage in a game of high-stakes golf with the villain?

  • From Russia With Love
  • Goldfinger
  • Thunderball
  • You Only Live Twice

6. Which screen canine in a 1950s live-action film tearjerker had to be euthanized when dying of "hydrophobia" (rabies)?

  • Lassie
  • Old Yeller
  • Rin-Tin-Tin
  • Skippy (The Thin Man's "Asta")

7. What was the first film of young teen-singer/star Deanna Durbin that helped save the Universal studio from bankruptcy in the mid 1930s?

  • Mad About Music
  • One Hundred Men and a Girl
  • That Certain Age
  • Three Smart Girls

8. Who provided the voice of chronically-depressed robot Marvin in A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)?

  • Alan Rickman
  • John Malkovich
  • Sam Rockwell
  • Stephen Fry

9. What was the last completed and released film of model-turned-actress Dorothy Stratten, Playboy's 1980 Playmate of the Year, who was murdered by her estranged husband Paul Snider?

  • Galaxina
  • Skatetown, USA
  • Star 80
  • They All Laughed

10. What was the first motion picture serial made and released in the US?

  • The Adventures of Kathlyn
  • The Exploits of Elaine
  • The Perils of Pauline
  • What Happened to Mary?

11. "...And we'll go on forever, Pa... 'cause... we're the people" was the concluding last line of which John Ford film?

  • My Darling Clementine
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • The Long Voyage Home

12. Which controversial 1950s film was effectively promoted with the slogan: "Condemned by Cardinal Spellman"?

  • Island In the Sun
  • The Moon is Blue
  • The Wild One
  • Baby Doll

13. Which D.W. Griffith epic was set during the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras?

  • Hearts of the World
  • Intolerance
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Judith of Bethulia

14. Director John Carpenter's Dark Star (1974) spoofed which classic sci-fi film?

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Invaders From Mars (1953)
  • Them! (1954)
  • The War of the Worlds (1953)

15. At the end of which Alfred Hitchcock suspense film did one of the villains fall off Mount Rushmore?

  • Rear Window
  • North by Northwest
  • Saboteur
  • Vertigo

16. Which Friday the 13th film was originally released to theaters in 3-D?

  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981)
  • Friday the 13th, Part III (1982)
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

17. In what Michael Caine film (based on a play) did Caine's character Milo Tindle say the film's last words: "Remember, be sure and tell them it was only a bloody game"?

  • Deathtrap (1982)
  • Half Moon Street (1986)
  • Sleuth (1972)
  • Without a Clue (1988)

18. In which 1980s film did Geena Davis (as Veronica) fear that she was pregnant with a mutant baby?

  • Beetlejuice (1988)
  • Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
  • The Fly (1986)
  • Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

19. In what 1940s film did actress Dorothy McGuire (as mute domestic worker Helen) speak these words, the last line of the film: "1-8-9...Dr. Parry...Come...It's I, Helen" ?

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
  • Johnny Belinda (1948)
  • Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
  • The Spiral Staircase (1946)

20. In which Burt Lancaster film did the actor speak this last line: "It's good to be home"?

  • Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
  • Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
  • The Rainmaker (1956)
  • The Rose Tattoo (1955)

Quiz # 9: Answers

1. Answer: Live and Let Die
Sean Connery's last official Bond film was Diamonds Are Forever (1971), followed thereafter by Roger Moore as the new Bond in Live and Let Die (1973).

2. Answer: The Exorcist
Warner Bros' controversial horror film The Exorcist (1973) was the top-money making film of 1973 (at $193 million), followed by Universal's The Sting (1973) (at $156 million) and American Graffiti (1973) (at $115 million), and Allied Artist's Papillon (1973) (at $53.3 million).

3. Answer: The Sunshine Boys
For over 35 years, George Burns retired from acting roles on the big screen (his last major role was in Honolulu (1939)) - until he returned with Neil Simon's comedy The Sunshine Boys (1975), for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the age of 80. His next major appearances in films were Oh, God! (1977), Just You and Me, Kid (1979), and Going in Style (1979).

4. Answer: "Daisy Bell"
HAL sang his swan song, one of the first songs he learned - "Daisy Bell" (or "A Bicycle Built For Two") - until the words entirely degenerated lower and lower and there was silence.

5. Answer: Goldfinger
In Goldfinger (1964), James Bond (Sean Connery) played golf with gold smuggler Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe), with the prize being a bar of Nazi gold - Bond won although Goldfinger cheated.

6. Answer: Old Yeller
Old Yeller (actually a Yellow Labrador retriever named Spike, but referred to as a mongrel in the film), died in the devastating ending of Old Yeller (1957) from hydrophobia.

7. Answer: Three Smart Girls
The musical comedy Three Smart Girls (1936), about three teen girls reconciling their estranged parents, gathered up three Oscar nominations (including Best Picture) and helped save the Universal studio from bankruptcy.

8. Answer: Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman was the voice of the nasally, incessantly-depressed robot named Marvin, while Sam Rockwell was manic, two-headed galactic President Zaphod Beeblebrox, Stephen Fry was the silky voice of The Guide Book, and John Malkovich played the part of cult leader Humma Kavula.

9. Answer: They All Laughed
Peter Bogdanovich's comedy They All Laughed (1981) was 20 year-old Stratten's last completed film which was given a limited release after her death. Coincidentally, it was also Audrey Hepburn's final starring film role. Stratten's life story was told in Bob Fosse's last film, Star 80 (1983) - she was portrayed by actress Mariel Hemingway.

10. Answer: What Happened to Mary?
The first American serial was the 12-reel What Happened to Mary? (1912), a production of Thomas A. Edison's Company, that starred Mary Fuller (the first true serial queen), and was released concurrently with the serial story "What Happened to Mary?" in McClure's "Ladies' World" Magazine.

11. Answer: The Grapes of Wrath
Director John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath (1940) ended with matriarch Ma Joad (Jane Darwell) speaking the line to Pa Joad (Russell Simpson).

12. Answer: Baby Doll
Elia Kazan's Baby Doll (1956) with Carroll Baker as the title character, publicized the fact that The Legion of Decency, an organization of the Roman Catholic Church in the US, had condemned the film for its shocking subject matter. Earlier, Roberto Rossellini's landmark film The Miracle (1951) had also been condemned by Cardinal Spellman, but it wasn't used for publicity purposes.

13. Answer: The Birth of a Nation
Griffith's landmark epic The Birth of a Nation (1915) was the story of two families torn apart by the Civil War and its aftermath, the Northern Stoneman family and the Southern Cameron family.

14. Answer: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Carpenter's low-budget Dark Star (1974), originally a student project enlarged to feature length, was a major spoof of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).

15. Answer: North by Northwest
In the nail-biting conclusion of Alfred Hitchcock's classic North by Northwest (1959), evil henchman Leonard (Martin Landau) was felled by a policeman's bullet, and toppled to his death off Mount Rushmore.

16. Answer: Friday the 13th, Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th, Part III (1982) was originally released in 3-D to theaters, and featured many boo-scare moments to enhance the effect.

17. Answer: Sleuth (1972)
In Joseph L. Mankiewicz's plot-twisting final film Sleuth (1972) with only two stars, Michael Caine told co-star Laurence Olivier (as Andrew Wyke) as he died from a gunshot wound: "Andrew, remember. Be sure and tell them it was only a bloody game."

18. Answer: The Fly
In David Cronenberg's updated horror classic The Fly (1986), Geena Davis (as Veronica) threatened to abort her baby, fearing it would be hideously deformed as a monstrous fly.

19. Answer: The Spiral Staircase (1946)
In director Robert Siodmak's Hitchcock-like thriller The Spiral Staircase (1946), mute domestic worker Helen spoke the words on the phone, her only words in the film as it concluded, after discovering the identity of the serial killer.

20. Answer: Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
In the final scene of Come Back, Little Sheba (1952), Burt Lancaster (as "Doc" Delaney) said to Best Actress-winning Shirley Booth (Lola Delaney), "It's good to be home."