Sunday, December 5, 2010

Trivia Time - Part 61

Answers to the unanswered questions from TT 60:

3. Name at least two things these films have in common: Plymouth Adventure, Holiday Inn, and Miracle on 34th Street.

Answer: Each film had a "Thanksgiving" turkey dinner, and each had at least one Oscar win.

7. Name at least one thing the following films have in common: It Happened One Night, Devil Dogs of the Air, The Mortal Storm, and It's a Wonderful Life.

Answer: Ward Bond

Note: you all did very well last week! Gilby, remember you have a free pass this week!

Again we would like to thank Becks for the lovely "Flynn-in-drag" visual she provided last week (NOT)!

And on that note, ready or not, here is TT 61:

Who Am I? You might say I'm the most successful "female impersonator" in Hollywood history. I made seven feature films at MGM alone, and had a long-running TV series. I've worked with (among others) Donald Crisp, Jimmy Stewart, Peter Lawford, and Cloris Leachman. Who Am I?

Who Are We? A director and a famous actor, we worked together on a dozen films. One of us played a huge role in the other's monumental success. Yet our relationship became so rocky that at the end one of us quite literally had to have his hands pried off the other's throat before he killed him. Who Are We?

Who Am I? I was once quoted as saying, "I can whistle through my fingers, bulldog a steer, light a fire with two sticks, shoot a pistol with fair accuracy, set type, and teach school." I worked with Judith Anderson, Bette Davis, George Brent, and Raoul Walsh, among many others. Who Am !?

1. This film stars Tommy Rettig and Peter Lind Hayes. Name the film, the author of the screenplay, and the actor who played the title role.

2. In this film directed by Sidney Pollack, the lead actor says, "I don't remember yesterday. Today it rained." Pollack appeared in a couple of brief cameo roles, one of which was a cab driver who nearly runs the star down. Name the film and the star who speaks the quoted line.

3. As of 2008, which film maker held the record for most Oscar nominations?

4. Who Are We? and Who Am I? #2 once made a film together. Name the film.

5. Jimmie Rodgers sang the theme song for this film of the 1950s which was eventually spun off into a TV series in the 1960s. Name the film, and the star of the 1960s series.

6. Name the stars of the 1985 TV movie of the same name as the film in #5.

7. Which real California town was the basis for the fictional town in The Wild Ones?

8. In this 1970s film, the opening sequence contains a reference to John F. Kennedy. The real "bad guy" upon whom the film villain was based was found dead approximately three years after the film's release, supposedly "bumped off" in order to put an end to the interest in him and the clandestine organization to which he belonged that had been sparked by the film. Name the film and the stars.

9. In this British TV series, the main character referred to his wife as "She Who Must Be Obeyed". Name the series, the character, and the actor who played him.

10. The actor in #9 also appeared in a movie with a rock group. Name the film and the group. (Boy, is this one easy!)


  1. 9.) Horace Rumpole called his wife Hilda "She Who Must Be Obeyed". Rumpole was portrayed by Leo McKern
    10.) McKern was in HELP! with The Beatles

  2. 9.) The series was Rumpole of the Bailey

  3. 5.) The Log Hot Summer -- Dan O'Herlihy & Roy Thinnes starred in the 1960's TV remake

  4. I guess it's Who Am I #2? Ann Sheridan

  5. Gilby, all I've got to say to you is "Woof!" LOL! Yes, you're right about both Who Am I?s, and #s 3, 9, and 10. Good job!

    Dawn, way to go! You got #7! I knew a Riverside girl would get that!

  6. Oops, I mean Gilby got #s 5, 9, and 10...I shouldn't respond before I've had at least 3 cups of coffee, LOL!

  7. Who are WE? Errol Flynn and Michael Curtiz
    3.) Ann Sheridan made Dodge City with Flynn & Curtiz

  8. #6) Don Johnson, Cybill Shepherd, Jason Robards were in the 1986 TV movie.

  9. Uh-oh!! Gilby answered an ERROL FLYNN question!! Correctly!

    Becks, where are you??

    Gilby you nailed Who Are We?, plus #s3 and 6. Way to go!!

  10. Actually Gilby answered #4 rather than #3. Sorry for any confusion I may have caused!!

    Just to recap, here are the questions that still need to be answered: 1, 2, 3, and 8.

  11. 1. The 5000 Fingers of Dr, T; Dr. Seuss; Tony Randall

  12. 2. Three Days of the Condor; Robert Redford

  13. 3. Paul2, what exactly do you mean by "film maker"? Director, producer production compsny?

    For director, I think it's Willam Wyler with 12.

  14. 8. Executive Action; Burt Lancaster and Robert Ryan.

  15. Paul, Becks' computer is being fixed so I stepped in to answer the Flynn question.

  16. saz, I've got good news and bad news. The good news is that you're mostly right about #1, and entirely right about #2. The bad news is that you need to think a bit more about #s 3 and 8.

    For #1, 5000 Fingers and Dr. Seuss are correct, but Tony Randall is not.

    For #3, he's a producer who's 35 films have garnered 85 Academy Award nominations. And I've said WAY too much already.

    Gilby, sorry to hear about Becks' computer going down! Did it happen while she was trying to photoshop Flynn into Glinda's costume?? LOL!

  17. Dr. Terwilliker was played by Hans Conreid. That's such a great bizarre movie!

  18. Way to go Rick! Just remember, IT'S ATOMIC!

  19. Errol as Glinda -- Becks will never live down that suggestion!

  20. LOL! We won't EVER let Becks live it down!

    But sorry, #3 is not Hal Wallis!

  21. #3. I'll try Billy Wilder, because he had writing, directing, and producing nominations.

  22. #3) How about Joseph L. Mankiewicz?

  23. Gilby, it's not Uncle Walt either. Big clue: he was an independent, although most of his films were released through Columbia and United Artists.

  24. #3) I changed my mind -- I think it's Stanley Kramer

  25. Well, it's about time, LOL! I did everything but say that there were two of his films mentioned in this week's TT!

    Did the Columbia and United Artists clue help?

    OK, the only question remaining that hasn't been answered is #8.

  26. Big clue on #8: one of the stars has a daughter who is currently an "A-list" actress and tabloid queen.

  27. 8.) The Odessa File starring Jon Voigt & Maximillian Schell

  28. Wow, Gilby, you really get going when you have a free pass, LOL! Especially when I give clues like that!!

    Recap: ALL questions have been answered!! See ya next Sunday!