Monday, February 3, 2014

We Describe the Movie...You Name It!

This is our 7th edition of our most popular 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. All the suspects are guilty in this "moving" mystery.

2. Two biographical films about this classic-era star were made in the same year with the same title.

3. A librarian fights censorship in the 1950s.

4. There's a mutiny en route to Skull Island.

5. The star of this film is a formal coat.

6. Cowboy has a bell on his saddle...which plays an important role in the climax.

7. Baseball pitcher rubs his catcher's hair--but it's not for luck.

8. Woman gives away gold to save the man she loves.

9. A dog has the better-known animal part in it, but there's a tarantula, too, in at least one of the adaptations.

10. It's about a black sheep. Literally.

11. The title lyrics call it a lonely train and implies that the sound of its wheels are like a sad sigh.

12. A portrait of a man and his best friend causes family discord.

13. A pair of glasses and a lighter. Those are the only clues for this movie.

14. A man on a train tries to avoid receiving a piece of paper.

15. As it turns out, he hated his wife (who is dead).

30 comments:

  1. Love this quiz! #2 - Harlow. #14 - Night of the Demon. #15 - Rebecca (lovely name, I must say). Did I get 'em?

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  2. Becky, you are right on counts. Very good! And, DKoren, you know your 3:10 TO YUMA lyrics!

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  3. #15: Rebecca. #5: Christmas in Connecticut?

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  4. Backlots, REBECCA and HARVEY are correct! There's a better answers for #5.

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    1. Well done! Surprisingly, not many people have seen that movie.

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  6. Is there any chance #3 is Rome Adventure?

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    1. No, Suzanne didn't fight any censorship in ROME ADVENTURE.

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  7. #6: The Far Country
    #10: So Dear to My Heart

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    1. Now, I'm impressed! I thought SO DEAR TO MY HEART might be a stumper.

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  8. #1 Murder on the Orient Express?

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  9. 3. Storm Warning
    13.Strangers on a Train
    4. King Kong

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    1. Right on three counts. I would expect no less from a veteran movie game master like yourself!

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    2. Thanks. Well, Skull Island was a real giveaway. Great quiz!
      7. Bull Durham

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    3. David, there's a better answer to 7...but you're on the right track. It's a comedy.

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  10. Here's a quick recap: All questions have been answered correctly except for 7, 8, and 9.

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  11. 7 Field of Dreams
    8 On Golden Pond
    9 Charlotte's Web

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    1. Good guesses, Tom, but there are better answers for each.

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    1. Well done, Toto. It's perhaps my favorite Western of the 1950s.

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  13. #7 - It Happens Every Spring
    #9 - The Thing (or perhaps Things)
    beelzabub

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    1. It's a 1950s baseball comedy. See answer from Anonymous if you're curious.

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  15. Only #9 remains to be answered. It's a mystery.

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    1. You are right, David, and that concludes this edition of our game. Thanks to everyone who played. All of you certainly know your movies.

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