Super Movie Quiz
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Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

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Quiz # 35

1. In the comedy-drama Love With the Proper Stranger (1963), New Yorker salesgirl Angie Rossini (Natalie Wood) worked in what department store?

  • Bloomingdale's
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Macy's
  • Saks Fifth Avenue

2. Who played the title character in the 2004 remake of Alfie (1966), playing the same character as Michael Caine did in the mid-1960s?

  • Rupert Everett
  • Hugh Grant
  • Jude Law
  • Ewan McGregor

3. Director Tony Richardson's black comedy The Loved One (1965) presented a satirical view of which topic?

  • The Funeral Business
  • Incest
  • Presidential Politics
  • Prostitution

4. In the live-action Batman TV series of the mid-1960s, actor George Sanders played which villain?

  • The Joker
  • Mr. Freeze
  • The Penguin
  • The Riddler

5. In Mark Robson's drama Valley of the Dolls (1967), "dolls" was a slang word for what?

  • Actresses
  • Pills
  • Prostitutes
  • Stuffed playtoys

6. In the crime drama The Incident (1967), where were people terrorized and held hostage?

  • Hijacked plane
  • Hudson River ferry
  • New York City subway train
  • Times Square bank

7. Timothy Q. Mouse was a prominent character in which Disney film?

  • Cinderella (1950)
  • Dumbo (1941)
  • The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  • Ratatouille (2007)

8. Which of the following actors was NOT part of the team of convicted murderers in the war film The Dirty Dozen (1967)?

  • Ernest Borgnine
  • Jim Brown
  • John Cassavetes
  • Donald Sutherland

9. In which of the following films did Henry Fonda play the part of the US President?

  • In Harm's Way (1965)
  • The Longest Day (1962)
  • Meteor (1979)
  • Mister Roberts (1955)

10. For which film did Meryl Streep receive her first Oscar nomination?

  • The Deer Hunter
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman
  • Julia
  • Sophie's Choice

11. Ronald Reagan co-starred with actress/wife Nancy Davis in which film?

  • Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
  • East Side, West Side (1949)
  • Hellcats of the Navy (1957)
  • Night Into Morning (1951)

12. In National Velvet (1944), Elizabeth Taylor (as Velvet Brown) prepared her spirited horse Pie for which race?

  • The Belmont
  • The Epsom Derby
  • The Grand National
  • The Preakness

13. In The Apartment (1960), which card game was often played by Bud (Jack Lemmon) and Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine)?

  • Cribbage
  • Gin Rummy
  • Hearts
  • Poker

14. What was the city-setting of director Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller Vertigo (1958)?

  • Los Angeles
  • Pittsburgh
  • Philadelphia
  • San Francisco

15. MGM's dressing room for aqua-star Esther Williams contained furniture of what color?

  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Pink
  • Silver

16. What was the nickname given to the famous 1940s actress Rita Hayworth?

  • The Love Goddess
  • The Oomph Girl
  • The Peekaboo Girl
  • The Sweater Girl

17. Director Steven Spielberg's first Best Director Oscar win was for which film?

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Schindler's List

18. Which of the following actors received all of his Oscar nominations for playing real-life people?

  • Gary Cooper
  • Robert DeNiro
  • Jason Robards
  • Spencer Tracy

19. Which director has often been colloquially known as "The King of the B's"?

  • Val Lewton
  • Roger Corman
  • Edgar G. Ulmer
  • Ed Wood

20. In which William Castle film were viewers scared with the gimmick of a plastic skeleton flown over the audience?

  • 13 Ghosts (1960)
  • House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  • Macabre (1958)
  • The Tingler (1959)

21. Which classic film star was never seen kissing her leading men on screen?

  • Lillian Gish
  • Mary Pickford
  • Ginger Rogers
  • Mae West

22. Actor John Wayne made the most films with which of the following directors?

  • Robert Aldrich
  • John Ford
  • Howard Hawks
  • Anthony Mann

Quiz # 35: Answers

1. Answer: Macy's
Young and naive Angie, a salesclerk at Macy's who lived at home with her mother and three overprotective older brothers, found she was pregnant after a one-night stand with a jazz musician (Steve McQueen).

2. Answer: Jude Law
The charismatic, charming, and bed-hopping Alfie character played by Jude Law now resided in Manhattan in the updated version.

3. Answer: The Funeral Business
The film was an acidic view of the American style of death and the US funeral industry in Los Angeles, based upon Evelyn Waugh's short 1948 novel The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy. It was advertised as "The Motion Picture With Something to Offend Everyone!"

4. Answer: Mr. Freeze
Sanders took the role of Mr. Freeze in two episodes of the TV series, shown in February of 1966. The character was also portrayed by Otto Preminger and Eli Wallach.

5. Answer: Pills
"Dolls" were prescription drugs, mostly mood-altering downers or barbiturates, taken by many of the main characters.

6. Answer: New York City subway train
Martin Sheen and Tony Musante starred in the intense character study, portraying switchblade-wielding punks who took over a subway car and terrorized its occupants.

7. Answer: Dumbo (1941)
Big-eared Dumbo's only true friend, mentor and protector was the anthropomorphic character Timothy Q. Mouse.

8. Answer: Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine portrayed the character of Army Major General Worden, the commander of Major John Reisman (Lee Marvin) of the top-secret mission to invade behind the lines, using 12 convicted soldiers serving prison sentences or condemned to death.

9. Answer: Meteor (1979)
In the action sci-fi drama Meteor (1979), Fonda portrayed the American President, as he also did in Fail-Safe (1964).

10. Answer: The Deer Hunter
Streep received her first nomination, as Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Deer Hunter (1978), but did not win. Her first win was a year later for her supporting role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).

11. Answer: Hellcats of the Navy (1957)
While acting in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s, Nancy married co-star Ronald Reagan in 1952. He had previously been married (and divorced) to Jane Wyman from 1940-1948.

12. Answer: The Grand National
Velvet prepared for the real-life Grand National course at Aintree, near Liverpool with the help of drifter and former jockey Mi Taylor (Mickey Rooney).

13. Answer: Gin Rummy
The film ended with another game of gin rummy, when Bud professed his love for Fran for the first time ("I love you, Miss Kubelik…I absolutely adore you"), though she remained romantically reticent ("Shut up and deal!").

14. Answer: San Francisco
The opening scene, a rooftop chase with the skyline of San Francisco visible, exemplified the perfect city (with steep streets) for the film's theme of fear of heights and vertigo - a phobia held by the main character (James Stewart).

15. Answer: Blue
In her autobiography, the All-American star of MGM's aquacades had asked that the color scheme of her dressing room be red, white and blue. The furniture was sprayed a cobalt blue color, while the walls were decorated with red and white flowers.

16. Answer: The Love Goddess
The famous redheaded actress and movie pin-up was known as "The Love Goddess."

17. Answer: Schindler's List
It was Spielberg's fourth nomination as Best Director for Schindler's List (1993) that gave him his first Oscar. His second Best Director Oscar was for Saving Private Ryan (1998).

18. Answer: Jason Robards
Robards was nominated three times (as Best Supporting Actor) - for the characters of Benjamin Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976), Dashiell Hammett in Julia (1977), and Howard Hughes in Melvin and Howard (1980).

19. Answer: Roger Corman
American film producer/director Roger Corman made nearly 400 films, many cheap B-movies for American Independent Pictures (AIP). He had a prolific career in low-budget exploitation cinema created for drive-ins or other cheap theatrical venues. A recent biographical documentary was released, titled: King of the B's: The Independent Life of Roger Corman (2011).

20. Answer: House on Haunted Hill (1959)
The promotional gimmick known as "Emergo," a pulley system with a wire attached to a glow-in-the-dark skeleton, was installed in some theaters to parallel the scary action on-screen in the film's climax.

21. Answer: Mae West
The bawdy, provocative comedienne and sex symbol Mae West, known for her smart, sexy and snappy dialogue, one-liners, and double entendres, never would allow the camera to catch her kissing her leading man. She would allow men to kiss her hand, however, and a number of men tried to kiss her on-camera, but were rejected or pushed off.

22. Answer: John Ford
Wayne made over 20 films with John Ford, while making five films with Howard Hawks. Anthony Mann collaborated most often with James Stewart, while Robert Aldrich made a number of films with Burt Lancaster.