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Quiz # 19

1. In the surprise hit cult film The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980), what object fell from the sky onto a stunned group of primitive Kalahari bushmen?

  • Poached ivory
  • Rifle
  • Rocket launcher
  • Coke bottle

2. Which character did not exist in real-life, in director Arthur Penn’s crime film Bonnie and Clyde (1967)?

  • Blanche Barrow
  • Buck Barrow
  • C.W. Moss
  • Texas Ranger Frank Hamer

3. In which swashbuckler film did Errol Flynn first star opposite leading lady Olivia de Havilland?

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Captain Blood
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • The Sea Hawk

4. Which film was Charlie Chaplin's biggest box-office hit?

  • City Lights (1931)
  • The Gold Rush (1925)
  • The Great Dictator (1940)
  • Modern Times (1936)

5. Famous gangster John Dillinger was gunned down by G-men outside a downtown Chicago movie theatre after watching which 1934 film?

  • It Happened One Night
  • Manhattan Melodrama
  • The Thin Man
  • Viva Villa

6. In which Hitchcock film was actress Ingrid Bergman first paired up with Cary Grant?

  • Gaslight
  • Notorious
  • Spellbound
  • Under Capricorn

7. What was the Marlon Brando character (washed-up boxer Terry Malloy) raising on his roof-top in director Elia Kazan's Oscar-winning On the Waterfront (1954) about mob corruption?

  • Canaries
  • Hawks
  • Parrots
  • Pigeons

8. In the Howard Hawks western Rio Bravo (1959), which actor portrayed the jailed murder suspect Joe Burdette, who caused a town-wide siege of hired guns trying to release him?

  • Claude Akins
  • Ward Bond
  • John Russell
  • Eli Wallach

9. Cinema's first custard-pie-in-the-face was in which 1913 silent film comedy?

  • The Bangville Police
  • A Noise From the Deep
  • A Muddy Romance
  • Toplitsky and Company

10. For which film did Charlie Chaplin win his sole competitive Academy Award?

  • The Circus (1927/28)
  • The Great Dictator (1940)
  • Limelight (1952)
  • Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

11. Who was the first film actress to appear on the cover of Time Magazine?

  • Ethel Barrymore
  • Clara Bow
  • Louise Brooks
  • Mary Pickford

12. Which of the following 1937 films was the debut film (with a speaking role) for 16 year-old Lana Turner, who became known ever after as "the sweater girl"?

  • The Great Garrick
  • A Star is Born
  • They Won't Forget
  • Topper

13. Which of the following cult films is usually considered as the first 'official' cult film to generate the "midnight movie" craze?

  • El Topo
  • Eraserhead
  • Pink Flamingos
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

14. What was the first of many controversial vigilante films beginning in the 1970s starring Charles Bronson as an obsessive, vengeful killer seeking justice?

  • Rolling Thunder
  • Walking Tall
  • Death Wish
  • The Born Losers

15. Who was the first American actress under 21 years of age to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination?

  • Quvenzhané Wallis
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Saoirse Ronan
  • Ellen Page

16. In the musical On the Town (1949), what was the occupation of the Betty Garrett’s character Hildy Esterhazy?

  • Anthropologist
  • Aspiring actress
  • Dancer
  • Taxi driver

17. Which young singing star reportedly saved Universal Studios from bankruptcy in the mid-1930s?

  • Deanna Durbin
  • Judy Garland
  • Mickey Rooney
  • Shirley Temple

18. What was the occupation of Bill Murray in the modern romantic comedy Groundhog Day (1993)?

  • Insurance salesman
  • TV meteorologist
  • TV cameraman
  • TV producer

19. In which of these films from John Waters was there a "Filthiest Person Alive" contest?

  • Female Trouble (1974)
  • Hairspray (1977)
  • Pink Flamingos (1972)
  • Polyester (1981)

20. Which fictionalized city of the future was overridden with crime and violence in director Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop (1987)?

  • Detroit
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Chicago

21. In the classic MGM musical Singin’ in the Rain (1952), during which song did actor Donald O’Connor (as Cosmo Brown) run up a wall and complete a somersault?

  • Good Morning
  • Make 'Em Laugh
  • Moses Supposes
  • Singin’ in the Rain

Quiz # 19: Answers

1. Answer: Coke bottle
An empty Coke bottle tossed carelessly from a plane was considered a useful but mysterious object, a gift from the gods, but eventually became a negative influence on the tribe.

2. Answer: C.W. Moss
Michael J. Pollard’s character of sidekick C.W. Moss was a fictionalized hybrid character of two sidekicks that accompanied the notorious Barrow gang.

3. Answer: Captain Blood
Dashing 26 year-old Errol Flynn became a star, appearing as Peter Blood in Michael Curtiz' historically-based swashbuckler adventure Captain Blood (1935), his first film of eight films (from 1935 to 1941) opposite Olivia de Havilland.

4. Answer: The Great Dictator (1940)
Chaplin's first all-talking, all-sound film, grossed about $5 million (domestic) and became the most financially successful film of his career.

5. Answer: Manhattan Melodrama
Dillinger was accompanied by two women: his 26 year-old girlfriend - waitress/prostitute Polly Hamilton, and her former boss, brothel manager Anna Sage, who was wearing an orange dress (later she was inaccurately dubbed "The Woman in Red"), and had tipped off the G-men to Dillinger's whereabouts.

6. Answer: Notorious
Bergman's first film for Hitchcock was Spellbound (1945), but her first (and only) Hitchcock film co-starring with Cary Grant was the spy-thriller Notorious (1946). Her third and final Hitchcock film was Under Capricorn (1949).

7. Answer: Pigeons
The lowly pigeons that Terry raised in coops on his rooftop represented the waterfront dock workers who were caged in by the violent and corrupt mobsters.

8. Answer: Claude Akins
Texas Sheriff John T. Chance (John Wayne) gathered together a varied group of individuals, including a toothless Stumpy (Walter Brennan), alcoholic ex-deputy Dude (Dean Martin), and young gunman Colorado (Ricky Nelson) to assist him in keeping Burdette (Claude Akins) from breaking out of jail.

9. Answer: A Noise From the Deep
Mack Sennett's Keystone Kops comedy A Noise from the Deep (1913) contained the first instance in film of a pie being thrown in someone's face. In this instance, comedian Mabel Normand threw a pie into the kisser of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.

10. Answer: Limelight (1952)
Chaplin was co-winner of Best Score for his film Limelight (1952), receiving his Oscar award in 1972 when the film finally became eligible for Oscar consideration.

11. Answer: Ethel Barrymore
American stage and silver-screen actress Ethel Barrymore appeared on the November 10th, 1924 cover of Time Magazine, about 8 months before the first film actor, Charlie Chaplin, appeared on the same cover.

12. Answer: They Won't Forget
After Lana Turner's memorable appearance in a tight-sweater in the Warners' film, her career took off, although in the role she was murdered in a school-house in the opening sequence during a Southern town's holiday parade.

13. Answer: El Topo
Alejandro Jodorowsky's violent and allegorical Mexican western El Topo was the first movie to be "officially" shown at a midnight screening. It premiered at New York's Elgin Theater at midnight in December of 1970 and played for many months as a cult sensation.

14. Answer: Death Wish
Charles Bronson starred as crusader Paul Kersey, single-mindedly seeking revenge following the brutal deaths of loved ones, in a series of five Death Wish films from 1974 to 1994.

15. Answer: Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence (at 20 years, 163 days of age on January 25, 2011) was nominated for her role in Winter's Bone (2010). Ellen Page (at 20 years, 335 days of age on January 22, 2008) was nominated for her role in Juno (2007) - and she would have been the first, but she was Canadian. Irish-American actress Saoirse Ronan was over 21 years old when she was nominated in 2016 for Brooklyn (2015), and 9 year-old Quvenzhané Wallis was nominated in 2013.

16. Answer: Taxi driver
Betty Garrett’s character Hildy, a taxi-cab driver, was the love interest of sailor Chip (Frank Sinatra) while on shore-leave in New York City.

17. Answer: Deanna Durbin
15 year-old Deanna Durbin's first feature film role for Universal in Three Smart Girls (1936) and later in One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) almost single-handedly saved the studio from oblivion.

18. Answer: TV meteorologist
Murray portrayed Phil Connors, a Pittsburgh TV weatherman who found himself caught in a time-loop in which he had to repeat the same day, Groundhog Day (February 2nd), over and over again.

19. Answer: Pink Flamingos (1972)
Among other things including a bizarre chicken-love scene and a canine coprophagia scene, Pink Flamingos (1972) featured a "Filthiest People Alive" contest with Babs Johnson (Divine) vying for the dubious title.

20. Answer: Detroit
Detroit, a dystopic city plagued by crime, was saved by the creation of an indestructible cyborg law enforcer named RoboCop.

21. Answer: Make 'Em Laugh
Song and dance man O’Connor’s most memorable solo dance number was the frenetic Make 'Em Laugh, full of acrobatic pratfalls.