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Quiz # 11

1. What was Tim Burton's directorial debut feature film?

  • Beetlejuice
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

2. What was the top money-making film (domestically) of 1953?

  • From Here to Eternity
  • House of Wax
  • Peter Pan
  • The Robe

3. Which dramatic film featured Meryl Streep yelling out from a tent: "The dingo's got my baby!"?

  • A Cry in the Dark
  • Heartburn
  • Postcards From the Edge
  • Sophie's Choice

4. Which film, starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, was inspired by The Wizard of Oz (1939)?

  • Journey Back to Oz (1974)
  • Return to Oz (1985)
  • The Wiz (1978)
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1987)

5. Who was Fred Astaire's main dancing and singing partner in Easter Parade (1948)?

  • Ginger Rogers
  • Cyd Charisse
  • Judy Garland
  • Rita Hayworth

6. In which country was the mid-18th century costume drama Dangerous Liaisons (1988) set?

  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain

7. In the screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938), what song did Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant sing to serenade pet leopard 'Baby,' to coax him down off a rooftop?

  • "Goodnight, Irene"
  • "Home on the Range"
  • "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"
  • "I Love You Truly"

8. In Rocky III (1982), in what round did Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) knock out his opponent "Clubber" Lang (Mr. 'T') in their heavyweight championship rematch at Madison Square Garden?

  • Round One
  • Round Two
  • Round Three
  • Round Fifteen

9. What was Katharine Hepburn's debut film?

  • A Bill of Divorcement
  • Christopher Strong
  • Little Women
  • Morning Glory

10. In which film did Steve Martin share his body with Lily Tomlin?

  • Roxanne
  • The Lonely Guy
  • The Man With Two Brains
  • All of Me

11. Which actor/actress appeared in Milos Forman's Gilded Age period film Ragtime (1981) after being absent from films for twenty years?

  • Bessie Love
  • Donald O'Connor
  • James Cagney
  • Pat O'Brien

12. What was the first film that director Alfred Hitchcock made with Ingrid Bergman?

  • Notorious
  • Spellbound
  • Under Capricorn
  • None of the Above

13. What was the occupation of Best Actor Oscar-winning Humphrey Bogart (as Charlie Allnut) in The African Queen (1951)?

  • Boat Captain
  • Gold Prospector
  • Policeman
  • Private Investigator

14. What film was effectively advertised with the tagline: "The Ultimate Trip"?

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Easy Rider
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • The Trip

15. Michael Keaton's film Johnny Dangerously (1984) was a comedy spoof of which film genre (sub-genre)?

  • Western
  • Science-Fiction
  • Disaster
  • Crime

16. In the original classic "The Thing (From Another World)" (1951), who played the role of the "carrot-like" Thing?

  • James Arness
  • Michael Landon
  • Steve McQueen
  • Clint Eastwood

17. In what town did the climactic fist-fight occur between Montgomery Clift (as foster son Matthew Garth) and John Wayne (as Tom Dunson) in the conclusion of Howard Hawks' classic western Red River (1948)?

  • Abilene, Kansas
  • Austin, Texas
  • Sedalia, Missouri
  • Topeka, Kansas

18. Which of these four actors doesn't have both a lead and supporting Oscar trophy?

  • Frank Sinatra
  • Kevin Spacey
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Robert De Niro

19. Who was the only director to helm two of the Planet of the Apes films in the original five-film franchise?

  • Don Taylor
  • J. Lee Thompson
  • Franklin Schaffner
  • Ted Post

20. Who was filmdom's first Tarzan?

  • Johnny Weissmuller
  • Elmo Lincoln
  • Ron Ely
  • Buster Crabbe

Quiz # 11: Answers

1. Answer: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Although Tim Burton directed a number of animation shorts early in his career in the 1970s, his first feature film was Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985).

2. Answer: Peter Pan
Disney's animated Peter Pan (1953) was the top money-making film of 1953, followed by Fox's The Robe (1953), Columbia's From Here to Eternity (1953), and Warner Bros' House of Wax (1953).

3. Answer: A Cry in the Dark
In A Cry in the Dark (1988, Australia) (aka Evil Angels), Meryl Streep (as distressed and accused mother Lindy Chamberlain) cried out after her sleeping 9 week-old daughter was allegedly carried off by a dingo into the Outback.

4. Answer: The Wiz (1978)
In the cult musical and Afro-American film adaptation The Wiz (1978), 33 year-old singer Diana Ross starred as 14 year-old Dorothy, and 20 year-old Michael Jackson (in his film debut) starred as the Scarecrow.

5. Answer: Judy Garland
Although Astaire danced with Ann Miller in Easter Parade (1948), his main song and dance partner was Judy Garland.

6. Answer: France
Director Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons (1988), based upon the scandalous novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" by Choderlos de Laclos, was set in France during its Rococo period.

7. Answer: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"
They serenaded Baby with his favorite and fondest song, "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," and the song became their own anthem of love.

8. Answer: Round Three
Rocky sent Lang to the canvas toward the end of round 3, where he was counted out, thereby regaining the title as the heavyweight champion of the world - "a tremendous comeback."

9. Answer: A Bill of Divorcement
Katharine Hepburn's debut film was A Bill of Divorcement (1932) in which she played Sydney Fairfield, the daughter of the John Barrymore character (Hilary Fairfield).

10. Answer: All of Me
In All of Me (1984), lawyer Roger Cobb (Steve Martin) found that he had the soul of dying, bedridden millionairess Edwina Cutwater (Lily Tomlin) accidentally transferred into his own body.

11. Answer: James Cagney
81 year-old wheelchair-bound James Cagney played the role of Police Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo in Ragtime (1981), his final big-screen appearance before his death in 1986. His previous film appearance was in One, Two, Three (1961).

12. Answer: Spellbound
The first of three films Hitchcock made with star Ingrid Bergman was Spellbound (1945), followed by Notorious (1946) and Under Capricorn (1949).

13. Answer: Boat Captain
Charlie Allnut was a grizzly, hard-drinking, bearded steamboat captain of his vessel named The African Queen.

14. Answer: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick's landmark science-fiction classic 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) was advertised as "the ultimate trip" for its thrilling light-show ride into a time warp termed the Star Gate.

15. Answer: Crime
Director Amy Heckerling's film Johnny Dangerously (1984) spoofed 1930s and 1940s crime and gangster films, with Michael Keaton as the title character forced into a life of crime to pay his ailing mother's medical bills.

16. Answer: James Arness
James Arness, later famous for the TV western Gunsmoke in the mid-1950s, played the embarrassing role of the space alien pilot thawed from a block of ice in The Thing (From Another World) (1951).

17. Answer: Abilene, Kansas
They fought at the new railhead of Abilene, Kansas where the large herd of cattle had been brought all the way from Texas along the Chisholm Trail.

18. Answer: Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra only won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in From Here to Eternity (1953). The others have all won in both categories.

19. Answer: J. Lee Thompson
J. Lee Thompson, an English film director best known for directing the original Cape Fear (1962), directed both Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) and Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), the fourth and fifth films in the franchise respectively.

20. Answer: Elmo Lincoln
Elmo Lincoln starred in the title role of Tarzan of the Apes (1918), the first Tarzan film, and one of the first movies to earn more than $1 million at the box office. Technically, Gordon Griffith was the first Tarzan, as he starred in the film as a 10-year old Tarzan.