Sunday, December 12, 2010

Trivia Time - Part 62

Here's this week's Trivia Time....last week's questions were ALL answered! This week's questions are both a bit tougher and a bit easier, and Becks will have to figure out if there's a Flynn question or not, LOL!

Who Are We? In the 60s, we made three films together, two with the same director. One of us received an Oscar for one of these films. Who Are We?

Who Are We? We've appeared together 3 times, twice in the '60s and once in the '70s. In our first film together we worked with a legendary actress from the '30s, '40s, and '50s: Miriam Hopkins. Who Are We?

Who Am I? My film career began in my own country in 1920 and continued until my death in the late '70s. I came to America in the '30s and became an American citizen during World War II. My personal favorite of all of my movies was remade three times, the last time by a film company in India. Who Am I?

1. Name the two directors of the films mentioned by Who Are We? #1.

2. Name the 3 films and the co-stars mentioned by Who Are We #1.

3. As a classical music fan, I hate it when producers get the wrong people for movies dealing with classical music. But these two films got it right: Amadeus (1984) and Mahler (1974). Name the music supervisors for each film.

4. Comment: "They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Response: "I know. I'm the one who said it." Name the film and the stars.

5. How did Who Am I? die? Be specific.

6. This film starred two of Bette Davis's least favorite people. The cast also included Frank McHugh and Alan Hale. Name the film and the stars.

7. Name the favorite film referred to by Who Am I? and the first remake.

8. This "Christmas opera" was first run on NBC and became a yearly ritual for more than a decade. It was the first opera ever written for television in America. Name the opera, the composer, and the year it was first broadcast in color.

9. Name a Christmas classic which has Gladys Cooper and James Gleason in the supporting cast. Name the stars as well.

10. Jack Nicholson was given the script to this Christmas film and was very interested in it, but the director didn't learn that fact until later and the studio couldn't afford him anyway. The film was released just before Thanksgiving and became a surprise hit. By Christmas, the movie had been pulled from most theaters because it was thought to be "played out". After complaints were lodged, the film was brought back to play on select screens until after the first of the following year. Name the film and the director.


  1. 10. A CHRISTMAS STORY directed by Bob Clark, who also did PORKY'S and BLACK CHRISTMAS.

  2. 8. AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS by Gian Carlo Menotti. It was first shown in color in 1953. It was originally shown on the Hallmark Hall of Fame.

  3. Wow Rick! I'm're right on all counts!

  4. 6.) Virginia City starring Errol Flynn & Miriam Hopkins

  5. Are you...Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine?

  6. Who Are We? #2) Jane Fonda & Robert Redford

  7. Gilby got another Flynn question right! Becks, you'd better get your computer fixed quick, LOL!

    Dawn, you got 1/2 of #9 correct, you just forgot to name the stars. Unfortunately, Shirley MacLaine never made more than one movie with Audrey in the '60s. Closer than you think, though.

    Gilby, you are correct about Who Are We? #2!! Good job!

  8. Recap...still up for grabs are: Who Are We? #1, and Who Am I?, plus #s 1-5, 7, and 1/2 of 9.

  9. Gilby, you bum! You beat me! If I had read the question right, I might have beat you ... I thought it had to be a movie that Bette Davis was IN, with the people mentioned. Duh!!! I couldn't think of one at all, and research didn't help -- BECAUSE I CAN'T READ!!

  10. BTW, Becks, I still can't get that visual out of my mind! Thanks a lot.....NOT!

  11. Well, Paul, if I can take it, YOU can....

  12. #9. Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven :)

  13. Who Am I? Charles Boyer

    #5) He commited suicide because he was devastates by the death of his wife several days earlier. It was a drug overdose

  14. #7) If it's Boyer then it has to be Love Affair from 1939

  15. Thanks, Dawn...I knew you knew that!

    Gilby, you're on a roll! Who Am I? is Charles Boyer and #5 is correct. #7 is right also but that's only half of it. Surely you can name the first remake of Love Affair?

  16. Recap...still unanswered are: Who Are We? #1, #s 1-4, and half of 7.

  17. 7.) Its first remake was An Affair to Remember with Cary Grant & Deborah Kerr

  18. Who Are We? #1 -- John Wayne & Strother Martin
    1.) Henry Hathaway & Andrew McLaglen were the directors
    2.) McLintock! with Maureen O'Hara & Yvonne DeCarlo
    Sons of Katie Elder with Dean Martin & Earl Holliman
    True Grit with Kim Darby & Glen Campbell

  19. Hey Gilby, thanks for the rest of #7.

    For Who Are We? #1, your answer fits, but it's not exactly what I was looking for.

    Try again!

  20. By the way, Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn in the remake??? Give me a break!

  21. Gilby, you'll have to find other answers for #s 1 & 2 as well, of course.....

    Recap...still unanswered are: Who Are We? #1, #s 1-4

  22. Who Are We? #1) Henry Mancini & Audrey Hepburn

    #1) The directors were Blake Edwards & Stanley Donen
    #2)Hepburn's films/costars were
    Breakfast at Tiffany's -- George Peppard & Buddy Ebsen
    Charade -- Cary Grant & Walter Matthau
    Two For the Road -- Aleert Finney

  23. Gilby, good job! You got 'em!!

    Recap: unanswered questions are #s 3 & 4.