Monday, November 4, 2013

We Describe the Movie...You Name It!

This is our 5th edition of this type of quiz. The rules are easy: Name each film below based on our vague description. Be sure to include the question number with your response. Please don't answer all the questions so others can play, too. There is one film that is the single best answer to each description.

1. A guy trying to make it as a tobacco farmer romances three women.

2. Two guys dress up like girls and lip sync to a record to buy some time.

3. Honeymoon couple unwisely accepts an invitation to a masquerade ball.

4. Sort of a predecessor to Kramer vs. Kramer--and the lead only sings the theme song.

5. A mermaid and a sweet girl are both attracted to a bone-headed guy.

6. In this 1960 film, a woman goes to a hotel and vanishes. Her sibling investigates. Oh, and it's not Psycho.

7. A renegade cop and a tough prostitute borrow a bus.

8. A clergyman and a former swimmer are among the attendees at a big New Year's Eve bash.

9. The first of four films about homicidal fruit.

10. Misinterpretation of a dying man's words highlights the importance of punctuation and shows why homonyms can be challenging.

11. A World War II vet suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome is happily reunited with a young girl named Kathie.

12. A 1970s family musical set in England that features a Broadway star, kids, songs, and animated animals. There are no nuns, nor actresses who played nuns, though people do fly.

13. In the original version of this film, a little girl is spanked in a scene tacked on after the ending.

14. Woman "tames" husband by treating him like a dog.

15. Interesting mystery that opens with a man being murdered after a game of poker. Did I mention this movie's a Western?

34 comments:

  1. 15. Five Card Stud
    9. Attack of the Killer Tomatos
    7. The Gauntlet
    3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    6. The City of the Dead

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    1. Nice job! Nos. 6 (aka Horror Hotel), 7, 9, and 15 are correct. There's a better answer for #3.

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    2. Thanks, and thanks for the quiz.

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    1. Very good! (Also, perhaps Bobby's best comedy.)

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    2. I've seen all of Sandra Dee's movies :D

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  3. 12. Bedknobs and Broomsticks?
    13. The Bad Seed?

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    1. Right on both counts, Becky! I thought #12 might be difficult.

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  4. 1. Parrish
    2. White Christmas (the fabulous "Sisters" number with Danny and Bing)
    5. Beach Blanket Bingo

    Great quiz again, Rick!

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    1. Welldone, Toto! (I love the "Sisters" number, too.)

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    1. This is apparently the bad question in the group. There's still another answer. In said movie, the wife is kidnapped.

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    2. That's the right decade and it was made in the 1960s. Check the Cafe's Facebook page for a photo from the movie!

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    3. 10. The Man Who Knew Too Much
      3. Kiss of the Vampire

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    4. Yes, #3 is Kiss of the Vampire! Well done. That was a poorly worded question...

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  6. #8 - Poseidon Adventure
    beelzabub

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  7. 3. Romeo & Juliet
    4. Marriage on the Rocks
    10. Citizen Kane
    11. Best Years of Our Lives

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    1. Tom, some of these films may fit the descriptions, but there are other answers. #11 is pretty difficult. #10 is a mystery.

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    2. A quick summary: questions 4, 10, and 11 remain unanswered.

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  8. #10 the List of Adrian Messenger

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  9. 11. The Courage of Lassie (thanks, David!)

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  10. I came up empty on almost all - but loved the challenge!

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    1. It's a late 1950s film starring a famous singer.

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  12. For #4: Bing Crosby Man on Fire
    beelzabub

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    1. Hooray! That was a toughie. That wraps up this quiz. Thanks everyone for playing.

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    2. Great quiz! Thanks for taking the time to make these up.

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