Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Name the Movie Game (November 3 - 7 edition)

It's game time! Time to dig into the inner recesses of your film fact-filled brains. Time to dust off those movie reference books. Time to brush up on your Internet film research skills. Time to call in all those favors from film-smart family and friends. (That's my pep talk...hope you're really inspired now!)

I published the "Name the Movie Game" rules last night, so I won't repeat them here. I'll just remind everyone that you can only ask five yes/no questions daily--and, yes, guessing the answer (e.g., "Is it The Adventures of Robin Hood?) counts as one of the five guesses. Also, I can only respond to questions in the early morning and evenings. So don't get frustrated if you ask some burning questions at noon and don't get a response until seven hours later. Finally, if no one guesses my movie, this edition of the game will end on Saturday at 10 p.m. Central Time. But, hey, this film might be way too easy. (If so, we may need to tweak our rules!)

Here goes: I'm thinking of a movie that was made in the 1950s and features three Academy Award winners...though none of them won for this film.

Good luck!


  1. 1. Was the movie live action (as opposed to animated)?
    2. Was the movie set in the U.S?
    3. Was the movie either a horror or beach party film?
    4. Does an animal have a fairly important role in the movie?
    5. Was one of the stars either Vincent Price or Troy Donahue?

  2. Here ya go, Toto!
    1. Yes.
    2. Yes.
    3. No.
    4. No.
    5. No (you've been reading my posts!).

  3. 1. Was the movie a comedy?
    2. Was the movie a love story?
    3. Did the movie have a happy ending?
    4. Was the movie set in the old West?
    5. Is it "The Bridges at Toko-Ri"?

  4. Good questions, Becky!
    1. No, not a comedy.
    2. No, not a love story.
    3. This is a hard one, but in the bigger scheme of the things in the movie, I'll say yes.
    4. Yes.
    5. No.

  5. No, it's not HIGH NOON. You have four more questions left for this evening, Dawn!

  6. 1) Was John Wayne in the movie?
    2) Was the movie directed by Howard Hawkes or John Ford?
    3) Was the film nominated for Best Picture?

  7. Wow, we've got some good players! I can see this isn't going to take long... Here are three answers, Sharilee:
    1. No, John Wayne wasn't in it.
    2. No.
    3. Yes.

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  9. Sharilee, you are RIGHT! Gee, since this didn't last long, do you want to start your pick this week? It's up to you. I am very impressed that you got it so quickly and that everyone asked such terrific questions.

    By the way, the performers who won Oscars for other movies were: Van Heflin (JOHNNY EAGER); Ben Johnson (THE LAST PICTURE SHOW); and Jack Palance (CITY SLICKERS). As for Becky's question about if it was a happy ending, my nephew once pointed out that Shane slumps in the saddle as he rides off...indicating that he died. If true, I think it was still a happy ending in the bigger scheme of things...life was better for the townsfolk.

  10. Becky's question about it being set in the old west and my Best Picture question was the key for me after I eliminated Ford and Wayne from being associated with it. I will think of a pick for next week and let you in a day or two. THis was fun.

  11. Sharilee, I'll send you info on signing in as a Cafe guest next week (that way, you can answer questions quicker on your own...and I can play, too). Does Tuesday sound good for game night? I'm already looking forward to it.

  12. Congrats!! Sharilee!!

    Toto and Becky. You asked awesome questions.

    Rick, Lol.. I knew I was out of time..HIGH NOON was my only thought..this was a lot of fun..