Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trivia Time - Part 57

Hey, it's both Halloween AND the end of baseball season, so we're throwing you a few curve balls this time: the questions MAY have to do with "scary" movies or baseball movies (or scary baseball movies) or.....maybe not! We retain all rights to the contents of these questions.

So here is TT 57....we'll leave it to you to decide whether it is a trick or a treat, LOL!

Who Am I? I worked more on Broadway than in I did in films, although I made several movies during the 30s and 40s. I once nursed a very sick vaudevillian back to health 20 years before he and I appeared together in a film playing nephew and aunt. Who Am I?

1. Name the sick vaudevillian and the film in question in Who Am I?

2. In the film in #1, one scene shows the star sitting in a graveyard. Near him is a headstone with a name that has special significance. Give the name on the headstone and explain the significance.

3. In the same film in questions 1 and 2, there is a running gag about someone in the film resembling a famous actor. Name the famous actor AND the person who resembles him.

4. In the Blake Edwards film, Experiment in Terror, the climactic scene takes place in a ball park. Name the ballpark and the teams that were playing.

5. In a classic episode of Leave It to Beaver, Beaver calls a famous baseball player on the telephone. Name the player.

6. Name the two aliens in the first season of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

7. In one of his earliest films, this future star was a real "stiff". Name him, the film, the director and the stars.

8. In a movie made during her final decade, Bette Davis wanted to play both her part as well as that of the same woman 30 years earlier, to be shown in flashbacks. The makeup department did their best, but when cast and crew watched the dailies, it was clear that it wouldn't work. The director bravely took her aside and told her that she was not believable as a woman in her forties, even with makeup. Davis replied, "You're G**d***ed right!". Name the film.

9. The vaudevillian in Who Am I? once appeared in a Doris Day movie in which he took her to a baseball game. They both got to sit with the team in the dugout. Name the movie, the ball park, team, and the famous ball players who had speaking parts in that scene.

10. Name the famous baseball player who once had a speaking part on The Donna Reed Show.


  1. I think I can get the Who am I for once! Is it Josephine Hull?

    Which just make the following:

    1. Cary Grant in Arsenic and Old Lace
    2. The gravestone shows Cary Grant's real name of Archibald Leech.
    3. Boris Karloff is the famous actor! Raymond Massey is the actor in the film.

    I love that movie. Just watched it about a month ago.

    Happy Halloween!

  2. Who Am I? Jean Adair, who helped Cary Grant get through an illness when he was young and still Archibald Leach.
    I LOVE Arsenic and Old Lace!

  3. DKoren, you answered #s 1, 2, and 3 correctly, but not the Who Am I?, unfortunately!

    Yes, Arsenic and Old Lace is a favorite here too, and very apropo for Halloween!

    Becks, you're absolutely right about Who Am I?, it was the other aunt, Aunt Martha played by Jean Adair, who nursed young Cary Grant during an illness. Unfortunately #8 is not Whales of August.

    All I have to say is CHAAAAAARRRGGGG!

  4. #9. That Touch of Mink (1962). Cast: Cary Grant and Doris Day. Also baseball stars Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Yogi Berra make cameo appearances.

  5. Very good, Dawn! I thought you'd get that one!

  6. Hee! Well, I knew Josephine Hull had mostly done Broadway, so she had to be my guess. I didn't know much about Jean Adair at all -- other than I adore her in that movie! I love how she says "But Mortimer!"

  7. #8) was it Watcher in the Woods?

  8. Very good, Gilby! You got #8!

    Recap for any who are still playing...the unanswered questions are: #s 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10.

  9. #7 is Errol Flynn in THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS BRIDE starring Warren William and directed by Michael Curtiz.

    #10 is Willie Mays.

  10. Way to go Rick! Better late than never, LOL!

    BTW, I would have also taken Don Drysdale for #10, but Mays was first.

    And don't tell me you got a Flynn question right (#7) that Becks didn't get....what's up with that???