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Quiz # 37

1. The war film The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) won in all of its eight nominated Oscar categories except which one?

  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Sound Recording

2. What was the first musical to win the Best Picture Academy Award?

  • 42nd Street
  • The Broadway Melody
  • Going My Way
  • The Great Ziegfeld

3. Which Hitchcock-like thriller film has often been called the best Hitchcock film that the master of suspense never made?

  • Charade (1963)
  • Gaslight (1944)
  • The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  • Wait Until Dark (1967)

4. Before The Artist (2011), what was the last silent film to be nominated for Best Picture?

  • Alibi
  • The Racket
  • The Patriot
  • Wings

5. The famous acceptance speech line: "You like me!" from Best Actress Oscar winner Sally Field came after her win for which film?

  • Norma Rae (1979)
  • Places in the Heart (1984)
  • Steel Magnolias (1989)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)

6. What was the first film to receive three Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominations?

  • The Godfather
  • Shane
  • On the Waterfront
  • Peyton Place

7. In 60 years of film awards (from 1951-2010), how many times did the Golden Globes' Best Picture (Drama) winner match the top Oscar winner?

  • 30 times
  • 35 times
  • 40 times
  • 45 times

8. Which actress reportedly claimed to have created the nickname "Oscar" for the Academy Award statue?

  • Lucille Ball
  • Joan Crawford
  • Bette Davis
  • Norma Shearer

9. Which of these films did NOT co-star Tony Curtis with his first wife Janet Leigh?

  • Houdini (1953)
  • The Perfect Furlough (1958)
  • Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
  • The Vikings (1958)

10. Which film contained the role actor Cary Grant claimed was most like his real self?

  • To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • The Grass is Greener (1960)
  • That Touch of Mink (1962)
  • Father Goose (1964)

11. With which cartoon character that he had created did Chuck Jones most identify with?

  • Daffy Duck
  • Elmer Fudd
  • Porky Pig
  • Wile E. Coyote

12. Which Oscar-winning film was dubbed "Cohn's Folly" in Hollywood, and thought to be non-adaptable for the big screen?

  • From Here to Eternity (1953)
  • On the Waterfront (1954)
  • Picnic (1956)
  • Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

13. In which film did Fred MacMurray first discover a substance that caused a basketball player's sneakers to help him leap into the air?

  • Flubber
  • The Absent-Minded Professor
  • The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
  • It Happens Every Spring

14. Before the 1960s TV series, who was the first actor to portray Dr. Kildare in a film called Internes Can't Take Money (1937)?

  • Lew Ayres
  • Richard Chamberlain
  • Joel McCrea
  • Robert Young

15. What was the name of the Warners' film remake of Outward Bound (1930) about a group of passengers on a crewless, fog-shrouded ship who discovered that they were dead and bound for their final judgment?

  • Between Two Worlds (1944)
  • Dangerous Passage (1944)
  • The Ghost Ship (1943)
  • Mystery Liner (1934)

16. What was the centerpiece of the British comedy film Genevieve (1953)?

  • A favorite London pub
  • A vintage antique car
  • A lovable pet St. Bernard
  • A prized band trumpet

17. In which Cecil B. De Mille-directed film did an actress speak this famous final line: "That's one kiss you won't wipe off"?

  • Jean Arthur (as Calamity Jane) in The Plainsman (1936)
  • Hedy Lamarr (as Delilah) in Samson and Delilah (1949)
  • Betty Hutton (as Holly) in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  • Anne Baxter (as Nefretiri) in The Ten Commandments (1956)

18. Who partnered with Fred Astaire in a memorable, Oscar-winning musical number at an English country carnival 'Fun House' in A Damsel in Distress (1937)?

  • George Burns and Gracie Allen
  • Joan Fontaine
  • Ginger Rogers
  • Rita Hayworth

19. Who was the star of Warners' and Jacques Tourneur's Robin Hood-like adventure film The Flame and the Arrow (1950)?

  • Kirk Douglas
  • Errol Flynn
  • Alan Ladd
  • Burt Lancaster

20. The comedy film Take Her, She's Mine (1963) starring Sandra Dee was based on letters sent home from college abroad by whom?

  • Julie Christie
  • Nora Ephron
  • Diane Keaton
  • Ann-Margret

21. In the acclaimed melodrama The Turning Point (1977), what was the occupation of Emma (Anne Bancroft)?

  • Ballerina
  • Dance teacher
  • Housewife
  • Lawyer

Quiz # 37: Answers

1. Answer: Best Sound Recording
The Best Picture winner won seven Academy Awards from its eight nominations, losing Best Sound Recording to The Jolson Story (1946).

2. Answer: The Broadway Melody
The Broadway Melody (1928/29) was Hollywood's first sound film ('talkie') (and musical) to win Best Picture.

3. Answer: Charade (1963)
With its frequent Hitchcock star Cary Grant, his witty repartee with Audrey Hepburn, and its suspenseful twists and turns, Charade (1963) has often been called a very Hitchcock-like thriller.

4. Answer: The Patriot
Producer/director Ernst Lubitsch's The Patriot (1928/29) was the only silent film among the five nominees of its year, and the last silent film to receive a Best Picture nomination. It came a year after Wings (1927/28), the only non-speaking 'Best Picture' in Academy history.

5. Answer: Places in the Heart (1984)
Field thanked everyone in her acceptance speech following her win for Places in the Heart (1984), her second Oscar win in five years.

6. Answer: On the Waterfront (1954)
The three Best Supporting Actor nominations for On the Waterfront (1954) were for Lee J. Cobb, Karl Malden, and Rod Steiger. They all lost to Edmond O'Brien in The Barefoot Contessa (1954).

7. Answer: 30 times
There remains the long-standing idea that the Golden Globes Awards (set up by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) are predictive of Oscar wins, but that is mostly a myth. From 1951-2010, only 50% of the Golden Globes' winning Best Picture dramas were repeated on Oscars night. During those 60 years, they agreed 30 times.

8. Answer: Bette Davis
Legendary actress Bette Davis reportedly gave the statue its nickname in honor of her first husband, bandleader Harmon Oscar Nelson Jr. with the middle name of Oscar, whose shapely buttocks resembled the golden man's backside. However, she allegedly withdrew the claim. Most sources say it was named by Academy librarian and eventual executive director Margaret Herrick, who thought the statuette resembled her Uncle Oscar.

9. Answer: Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
Curtis was married to Janet Leigh from 1951 to 1962 when they divorced, after which he then married teenaged Christine Kaufmann, his German co-starring actress in Taras Bulba (1962).

10. Answer: Father Goose (1964)
In later years, Grant claimed the character he played in Father Goose (1964) was the closest to himself.

11. Answer: Wile E. Coyote
Famous Warner Bros' animator Chuck Jones said that the erudite and clever if inept Wile E. Coyote was most like him, because though he never won in the end, he never gave up.

12. Answer: From Here to Eternity (1953)
Many thought the explicit, almost 900 page 1951 best selling novel by James Jones upon which the film was based, was too long and too adult to be filmed. Columbia's studio chief Harry Cohn paid only $82,000 for the rights.

13. Answer: The Absent-Minded Professor
Flubber starred Robin Williams and was a remake of the original film starring Fred MacMurray.

14. Answer: Joel McCrea
Although McCrea was the first actor to portray Kildare, Lew Ayres was recast as the famed doctor in the continuing and popular MGM series.

15. Answer: Between Two Worlds (1944)
The fantasy remake Between Two Worlds (1944) updated the story to include topical references to WWII still raging in Europe.

16. Answer: A vintage antique car
In the film, Genevieve was a vintage 1904 French Darracq, being driven in a competitive race to London's Westminster Bridge.

17. Answer: Jean Arthur (as Calamity Jane) in The Plainsman (1936)
Heartbroken and teary-eyed Calamity Jane (Jean Arthur) kissed Wild Bill Hickok (Gary Cooper) after he was lethally shot in the back by Jack McCall (Porter Hall), telling him: "That's one kiss you won't wipe off." She cradled him in her arms as the film concluded.

18. Answer: George Burns and Gracie Allen
American entertainer Jerry Halliday (Fred Astaire) danced in an Oscar-winning Dance Direction production number with his publicity agent George (Burns) and ditzy secretary Gracie (Allen).

19. Answer: Burt Lancaster
Lancaster was cast as skilled archer Dardo Bartoli, an Italian Robin Hood battling the occupying Hessian troops.

20. Answer: Nora Ephron
The screenplay was based upon the 1961 play by Phoebe and Henry Ephron, parents of future screenwriter Nora Ephron. Their daughter's letters home from college were used as the basis for the play (and movie).

21. Answer: Ballerina
Anne Bancroft played the role of Emma, an aging prima ballerina, while her lifelong friend Deedee (Shirley MacLaine) was a married Oklahoma housewife who gave up being a professional dancer and settled down to run and teach in a ballet studio.