Sunday, February 6, 2011

Trivia Time - Part 70

OK, last week for TT 69, several people did give it a good try, but no one even touched any of the "Who" questions. We decided to answer those questions which had already been partially answered:

10. In 1955, Flynn did two films that, when released in the United States, had the original titles changed. Give both the original titles and the U.S. titles.

Answer: Lilacs in the Spring, released in USA as Let's Make Up.

11. Name at least 5 actors who were considered for the part of Dr. Peter Blood before they finally got around to Errol Flynn.

Answer: Robert Donat, who was actually signed as the lead but had to bow out due to health problems.

Now, since you guys left SO many of the previous week's questions, it seemed reasonable to recycle some of them. So here's a mixture of old and new questions for TT 70. Have fun!

Who Said This? "She was Cinderella with a husky voice" Who Said This?

Who Are We? One of us is an Academy Award winning director who appeared as an actor in this director's third feature film. Who Are We?

Who Said This? "I love my country and I love my slippers." Who Said This?

Who Am I? Born in England, I began my career on the English stage. In film I had a long career as a character actor, frequently portraying doctors, professors, or military officers. I was privileged to work with Howard Hawks, Claude Rains, Gary Cooper, Ernst Lubitsch, Barbara Stanwyck, Carole Lombard, Michael Curtiz, Vincent Price, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and Joan Crawford, among many others. Who Am I?

Who Said This? person #1: "Shall we drink to a blitzkrieg?"; person #2: "No, I prefer a slow encirclement." Who Said This?

Who Said This? "I'll kick you bow-legged!" Who Said This?

1. Name the lady to whom Who Said This? #1 was referring.

2. Believe it or not, Chuck Norris worked with three Oscar winners in this film. Name the film and the Oscar-winning actors.

3. Who Said This? #4 was once (among many other actors) offered the part of Henry Higgins in the movie My Fair Lady. What was the reason he gave for turning it down?

4. This "Road" picture boasts performances by three Oscar winners. Name the film and the Oscar-winning actors.

5. Who composed the famous Warner Brothers fanfare? Name the film it was originally composed for and the year.

6. Name the actor who crossed swords with both Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone, and who danced with Alice Faye. (hint: he was also in a movie with Roland Young.)


  1. Paul and JoAnn, I'm on my way to bed (it's almost 2:30 a.m. here) and I just checked out the Cafe and saw this. I'm too tired to answer quesitons now, but I have to say this -- I don't believe Errol Flynn ever appeared in anything called Lilacs in the Spring!! You made that up!!! Come on, confess!

  2. For #5, I think Max Steiner composed the WB fanfare. As for the film it was written for, I have no idea : )

  3. For #2 - Is the answer to this one Delta Force? That one had some star power in it. If I recall, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, George Kennedy, Shelley Winters were in it, and I think all of them have won Oscars.

  4. Becks, you're right, I made that up about Lilacs in the Spring......NOT! Just go to Google and type in "Let's Make Up imdb" and you'll see whether or not I made it up! LOL!

    angelnumber25, you got half of #5 right...we'll give you a hint: the film was from 1937.

    DKoren, gee I thought I would stump everyone with this one...good job! You got #2!

  5. I believe #3 is Cary Grant, who turned down the part because his real accent was more like Eliza than Higgins. I can't figure out the connection with #4.
    Sorry Paul, but you might as well tell me that the dashing Errol appeared in a movie called "Tiptoe Through the Tulips"! (I'm kidding, I know you are honest, faithful and true.)

  6. Becks, you're right about #3 being Cary Grant and also correct about his reason for turning down the part. I guess the wording of the question is a problem because there is no connection with question #4, instead the connection is with the fourth "Who Said This?" (the "bowlegged" remark).

    Do you know to whom Cary Grant was talking when he said that? And in which movie?

    BTW, Tiptoe Through the Tulips is rumored to have been shot at Errol's house during one of his parties, and is the great "lost film"/urban legend that he denies ever having participated in (or he just can't remember, your choice). LOL!

    And if you buy this I've got some ocean-front property in Arizona I'll sell you cheap!

  7. Yay! I finally got one. :-D I'm a big Lee Marvin fan, that's probably the only reason I know that one.