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Quiz # 34

1. What was glamorous superstar actress Lana Turner's nickname?

  • Blonde Bombshell
  • It Girl
  • Love Goddess
  • Sweater Girl

2. Which James Dean film was the only one released during his short lifespan?

  • East of Eden
  • Giant
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • None of these

3. Who was the first female performer to competitively win all four of these awards: Academy (Oscar), Tony, Emmy, and Grammy?

  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Helen Hayes
  • Rita Moreno

4. What was the name of the de Winter house in Hitchcock's Best Picture-winning psychological drama Rebecca (1940)?

  • Manderley
  • Thornfield Hall
  • Thrushcross Grange
  • Xanadu

5. The voice of the cartoon skunk character Pepe Le Pew was based on which actor's voice?

  • Jean-Paul Belmondo
  • Charles Boyer
  • Maurice Chevalier
  • Louis Jourdan

6. In the popular comedy Cactus Flower (1969), where did Miss Stephanie Dickinson (Ingrid Bergman) work?

  • Bookstore
  • Dental Office
  • Florist Shop
  • Insurance Office

7. Future president Ronald Reagan realized that both of his legs had been needlessly amputated in which film?

  • Dark Victory (1939)
  • Hell's Kitchen (1939)
  • Knute Rockne: All-American (1940)
  • Kings Row (1942)

8. Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for portraying a man in Peter Weir's The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)?

  • Geena Davis
  • Mia Farrow
  • Linda Hunt
  • Sigourney Weaver

9. In Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950), faded silent film star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) held a funeral for her beloved pet - what was it?

  • Bird
  • Cat
  • Dog
  • Monkey

10. From its nine Academy Award nominations, how many Oscars did The King and I (1956) win?

  • One
  • Three
  • Five
  • Seven

11. In the famous Gene Kelly Singin' in the Rain (1952) number, what was falsely rumored to be mixed with the rainwater so it would show up better on film?

  • Ink
  • Milk
  • Food Coloring
  • Vinegar

12. Actor Edward G. Robinson never won a competitive Academy Award, but how many times was he nominated?

  • Zero times
  • Once
  • Twice
  • Three times

13. For which of the following films did Bing Crosby NOT receive a Best Actor nomination?

  • Going My Way (1944)
  • The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
  • The Country Girl (1954)
  • White Christmas (1954)

14. In which film did James Cagney famously end his life with: "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!"?

  • Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
  • The Public Enemy (1931)
  • The Roaring Twenties (1939)
  • White Heat (1949)

15. In the disaster film The Towering Inferno (1974), what was the cause of the fire that started the inferno in San Francisco's Glass Tower?

  • Faulty Wiring
  • Helicopter Crash
  • Ruptured Gas Line
  • Terrorist Bomb

16. Who ultimately gunned down and killed the title character Jimmy Ringo (Gregory Peck) in the conclusion of The Gunfighter (1950)?

  • Hunt Bromley (Skip Homeier)
  • Eddie (Richard Jaeckel)
  • Jerry Marlowe (Cliff Clark)
  • Sheriff Mark Strett (Millard Mitchell)

17. Who starred as legendary baseball player Babe Ruth in the sports biopic about Lou Gehrig, titled The Pride of the Yankees (1942)?

  • Babe Ruth as Himself
  • Dan Dailey
  • James Whitmore
  • Keenan Wynn

18. In the beginning of Disney's animated feature film Dumbo (1941), storks dropped parachute-bundles upon which state on a US map?

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Texas

19. Which of the following characters did not die in The Exorcist (1973)?

  • Father Dyer
  • Father Karras
  • Father Merrin
  • Burke Dennings

20. Who played the title roles in the romantic fantasy I Married an Angel (1942)?

  • Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney
  • Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson
  • Myrna Loy and William Powell
  • Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy

21. Which country has the most Best Foreign Language Film Academy Awards?

  • France
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Spain

22. Which film was director George Cukor's first musical?

  • The Actress (1953)
  • Les Girls (1957)
  • My Fair Lady (1964)
  • A Star is Born (1954)

Quiz # 34: Answers

1. Answer: Sweater Girl
Lana Turner received her "sweater girl" nickname from her appearance at age 16 in her debut film, They Won't Forget (1937). She memorably strutted down the sidewalk, flirtatiously wearing a very tight sweater accentuating her figure.

2. Answer: East of Eden
James Dean's premature death in a car crash at the age of 24, on September 30, 1955, meant that only one of his films had been released when he was alive - East of Eden (1955). Dean received a posthumous nomination for Best Actor for his performance - the first official posthumous acting nomination in Academy Awards history.

3. Answer: Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes was the first female to win an award in all four competitive categories, known as "The Grand Slam of Show Business": Academy Award (1932), Tony (1947), Emmy (1953), and Grammy (1976). She beat Rita Moreno by only one year.

4. Answer: Manderley
Manderley was the fictional country estate of the character Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier). The film began with the famous voice-over from Mrs. De Winter (Joan Fontaine): "Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again…"

5. Answer: Charles Boyer
The voice of French-accented skunk Pepe Le Pew in Looney Tunes, created by Chuck Jones and provided by Mel Blanc, was based upon Charles Boyer's character Pepe le Moko from the film Algiers (1938).

6. Answer: Dental Office
Dentist Dr. Julian Winston's (Walter Matthau) spinsterish, Swedish assistant/secretary of ten years, Miss Stephanie Dickinson, posed as his wife, in the film's comedic plot.

7. Answer: Kings Row (1942)
Playboy Drake McHugh (Ronald Reagan in his best film role) realized that his legs had been amputated and exclaimed: "Where's the rest of me?" This would later become the title of 40th President Ronald Reagan's auto-biography first published in 1965 (but updated in 1981).

8. Answer: Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Australian-Chinese male dwarf Billy Kwan, Australian news correspondent Guy Hamilton's (Mel Gibson) local photographer in Jakarta, Indonesia during President Sukarno's rule. She was the first person to win an Oscar for playing a character of the opposite sex.

9. Answer: Monkey
A white baby casket was prepared for the dead monkey's funeral - "It was all done with great dignity. He must have been a very important chimp, the great grandson of King Kong, maybe," chided struggling screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden).

10. Answer: Five
The King and I (1956) won five Oscars from its nine nominations, including Best Actor (Yul Brynner), Best Art Direction, Best Score, Best Sound, and Best Costume Design.

11. Answer: Milk
A major example of a bogus film fact was that the rain in Singin' in the Rain consisted of a mixture of water and milk, causing Gene Kelly's wool suit to shrink.

12. Answer: Zero times
Remarkably, Edward G. Robinson was never even nominated - for his most memorable roles in Little Caesar (1931), Double Indemnity (1944), or Key Largo (1948). He received an Honorary Oscar statuette posthumously in 1973, although he knew of the honor. He had died two months prior to the Oscars show that honored films of 1972.

13. Answer: White Christmas (1954)
Crosby was nominated three times for Best Actor, and won only once, for Going My Way (1944), for his role as Father Chuck O'Malley.

14. Answer: White Heat (1949)
As he perished in the white-hot explosion of a giant gas tank in a chemical plant, Cagney (as bad guy Cody Jarrett) called out to his dead mother that he had fulfilled her oft-repeated advice to him - immortality.

15. Answer: Faulty Wiring
An electrical short in the upper floors, due to shoddy workmanship and cheap materials, sparked a fire, undetected by malfunctioning fire alarms and sprinkler systems.

16. Answer: Hunt Bromley (Skip Homeier)
Young local wannabe gunslinger Hunt Bromley shot and killed Ringo when his back was turned.

17. Answer: Babe Ruth as Himself
Babe Ruth starred as Himself, along with a few other real-life Yankee players.

18. Answer: Florida
The circus in the film had its winter quarters in the state of Florida.

19. Answer: Father Dyer
Both priests Karras and Merrin died (Father Dyer administered last rites to Karras when he took the Demon into his body and jumped to his death through the window). Burke Dennings was one of the first victims with a broken neck and head twisted around.

20. Answer: Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
In their final pairing together, MacDonald (as Anna Zador/Brigitta, the angel) and Eddy (as wealthy Budapest banker Count Willie Palaffi)) starred in the musical comedy, an adaptation of the Rodgers & Hart musical.

21. Answer: Italy
Since the competitive awards category was created in 1956 and first awarded in 1957, Italy has the most awards (14), while France has 12, and Spain has 4 awards.

22. Answer: A Star is Born (1954)
A Star is Born (1954) was George Cukor's first musical, his first full production in color, and his 37th film.