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Quiz # 33

1. Before John Wayne won his first (and only) Academy Award for his lead role as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit (1969), for which earlier film had he received his sole Oscar nomination?

  • Red River (1948)
  • Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
  • The High and the Mighty (1954)
  • The Searchers (1956)

2. In the Ealing Studios film Whiskey Galore! (1949), what was the name of the freighter that ran aground in the Outer Hebrides (off the west coast of Scotland)?

  • SS Cabinet Minister
  • SS English Trader
  • SS Politician
  • SS Richard Montgomery

3. In which Hitchcock film did the London serial killer use neckties as his preferred method of murdering female victims?

  • Frenzy (1972)
  • Rope (1948)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  • Strangers on a Train (1950)

4. The life of fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon was the inspiration for Fred Astaire's character in which film?

  • Royal Wedding (1951)
  • The Belle of New York (1952)
  • Funny Face (1957)
  • Silk Stockings (1957)

5. Which of the following actors never portrayed the character of Tarzan on screen in a feature film?

  • Elmo Lincoln
  • Jock Mahoney
  • Steve Reeves
  • Gordon Scott

6. Which of the following films involved the sport of tennis?

  • Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951)
  • Number One (1969)
  • Rhubarb (1951)
  • That's My Boy (1951)

7. What was the Academy Award-winning Best Original Song in the year 1956?

  • Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)
  • True Love
  • Whatever Will Be, Will Be
  • Written on the Wind

8. Alfred Hitchcock directed only one traditional romantic screwball comedy - what was it?

  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
  • The Paradine Case (1947)
  • The Trouble With Harry (1955)
  • Under Capricorn (1949)

9. What was the last feature film made by pre-eminent male actor James Cagney?

  • The Gallant Hours
  • One, Two, Three
  • Ragtime
  • Shake Hands With the Devil

10. In Ensign Pulver (1964), the sequel to Mister Roberts (1955), the character of raffish, resourceful Frank Pulver in the original film was now played by which actor?:

  • Larry Hagman
  • Jack Lemmon (reprising his role)
  • Walter Matthau
  • Robert Walker, Jr.

11. In which Otto Preminger-directed film did beautiful actress Gene Tierney star as a kleptomaniac?

  • Fallen Angel (1945)
  • Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
  • Whirlpool (1950)
  • Angel Face (1952)

12. In which Alfred Hitchcock thriller was a murder reflected in the eyeglasses of the female victim?

  • The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  • Foreign Correspondent (1940)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951)

13. Who played the character of sadistic Captain Bligh in Lewis Milestone's colorful remake of the classic adventure film, Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)?

  • Richard Harris
  • Trevor Howard
  • James Mason
  • Robert Shaw

14. Which of the following British-made Alfred Hitchcock films featured a missing finger as an important clue?

  • Blackmail (1929)
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
  • The 39 Steps (1935)
  • The Lady Vanishes (1938)

15. Which of Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa's films did he consider his best?

  • Ran (1985)
  • Rashomon (1950)
  • Seven Samurai (1954)
  • Yojimbo (1961)

16. Which of the following was Kate Libby's (Angelina Jolie) 'handle' in Hackers (1995)?

  • Acid Burn
  • Cereal Killer
  • Phantom Phreak
  • Zero Cool

17. In which major city did the two main characters (Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray) meet in Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003)?

  • Seoul
  • Hong Kong
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo

18. Who was revealed to be the killer in the original Friday the 13th (1980)?

  • Crazy Ralph
  • Steve Christy
  • Jason Voorhees
  • Mrs. Voorhees

19. In Disney's animated feature Sleeping Beauty (1959), what was the name of evil Maleficent's pet raven?

  • Bram
  • Diablo
  • Grip
  • Hugin

20. The apocalyptic disaster film On the Beach (1959) speculated that the last survivors on Earth after a global nuclear war were located where?

  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Mozambique
  • Tasmania
  • New Zealand

21. In the superhero film Superman Returns (2006), evil nemesis Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) often quoted which writer?

  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Karl Marx
  • Friedrich Nietzche
  • Jules Verne

Quiz # 33: Answers

1. Answer: Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
Wayne's only other Oscar nomination was for his role as tough Marine Sergeant John Stryker in Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), twenty years earlier.

2. Answer: SS Cabinet Minister
The SS Cabinet Minister contained thousands of cases of whiskey when it ran aground. The film was based on the real-life shipwreck incident that occurred in 1941, although the actual 8,000 ton cargo ship that sank was named SS Politician.

3. Answer: Frenzy (1972)
In the conclusion of Frenzy, "necktie murderer" Bob Rusk (Barry Foster) was confirmed to be the guilty killer when it was observed: "Mr. Rusk, you're not wearing your tie."

4. Answer: Funny Face (1957)
Avedon was the inspiration for Dick Avery, the fashion photographer played by Fred Astaire in Funny Face (1957).

5. Answer: Steve Reeves
The screen's first Tarzan was Elmo Lincoln, while Gordon Scott was the 11th movie-Tarzan (in five films beginning in the mid-1950s), and Jock Mahoney was in three Tarzan films in the early 60s. Herculean bodybuilder Steve Reeves never portrayed Tarzan.

6. Answer: Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951)
Hard, Fast and Beautiful starred Claire Trevor as Millie Farley, the ambitious mother of a tennis prodigy named Florence.

7. Answer: Whatever Will Be, Will Be
The song, aka "Que Sera, Sera," was from Hitchcock's own remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and sung by Doris Day.

8. Answer: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery (in their first appearance together in a film) starred as married couple Ann and David Smith in Hitchcock's sole romantic comedy - with a very witty and risqué script.

9. Answer: Ragtime
Cagney left acting after his negative experience making Billy Wilder's comedy One, Two Three (1961), but then returned for one final cameo role twenty years later in Milos Forman's Ragtime (1981).

10. Answer: Robert Walker, Jr.
The unnecessary and forced sequel starred Walker in the role that won Lemmon a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

11. Answer: Whirlpool (1950)
In the melodramatic thriller/film noir Whirlpool (1950), Tierney took the role of Ann Sutton, a shoplifter who was treated by a murderous hypnotist (Jose Ferrer).

12. Answer: Strangers on a Train (1951)
In an amusement park, thick spectacled Miriam (Laura Elliott) was strangled to death by Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), one of the strangers on a train who had plotted to swap murders.

13. Answer: Trevor Howard
In the expensive film that nearly bankrupted MGM Studios because of its runaway budget, the cold-hearted Captain was played by British actor Trevor Howard.

14. Answer: The 39 Steps (1935)
In the British thriller The 39 Steps (1935), seemingly-respectable Professor Jordan (Godfrey Tearle) was identified by his missing finger as the mastermind of a plot to steal British military secrets.

15. Answer: Ran (1985)
Kurosawa considered his last epic Ran (1985), partially adapted from Shakespeare's King Lear, his best work. It was also the most expensive Japanese production up to that time.

16. Answer: Acid Burn
Kate Libby was also known as "Acid Burn" in the film about young computer hackers who discovered a plot to unleash code for a dangerous computer virus named Da Vinci.

17. Answer: Tokyo
Aging actor Bob Harris (Murray) suffering a mid-life crisis and recent Yale graduate Charlotte (Johansson) met in Tokyo at a hotel, sparking conversations, friendship, and adventures together in the city.

18. Answer: Mrs. Voorhees
The franchise's main character Jason Voorhees (a camper drowned in 1957 at Camp Crystal Lake because of counselor negligence) was the motivation for the killings by his crazed mother, Mrs. Voorhees (Betsy Palmer) in the first film.

19. Answer: Diablo
The sinister Maleficent, the "Mistress of All Evil," was frequently accompanied and aided by her pet raven named Diablo.

20. Answer: Melbourne, Australia
After an atomic war, the last remaining survivors (temporarily) were located in Melbourne, Australia.

21. Answer: Arthur C. Clarke
Lex Luthor twice stated a version of the third of Clarke's Three Laws of Prediction, that to a relatively primitive mind, any sufficiently-advanced technology was indistinguishable from magic (written by Clarke in Profiles of the Future (1962)).