Monday, March 7, 2011

Trivia Time - Part 74

Although those of you who did play TT last week did very well, we had a number of questions left over; here are the answers:

Who Am I? Of the films directed by me in the 1960s, there were two of them (approximately five years apart) in which the leads won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Who Am I?

Answer: Ralph Nelson

Who Are We and Which Film is This? We were in the supporting cast of an MGM film starring Robert Taylor. We are: an Academy Award winner, a future TV star/producer, and a future U.S. senator. Who Are We and Which Film is This?

Answers: Thomas Mitchell, Desi Arnaz and George Murphy; Bataan

1. Name the films and the actors mentioned in Who Am I?.

Answers: Charly, Cliff Robertson; Lilies of the Field, Sidney Poitier

3. This 1950s film is considered by some to be the first wide-screen "disaster" film. It was nominated for 6 Academy Awards, and won one. Name the film, director, and the specific wide-screen format used.

Answers: The High and the Mighty, William Wellman, Cinemascope

6. Upon seeing a film, Gary Cooper said, "I should have made this movie!" Name the film and the star.

Answers: Foreign Correspondent, Joel McCrea

7. Name one thing these films have in common: Dead End, The Women, and Test Pilot.

Answer: Marjorie Main

9. Name one thing these films have in common: Show Boat (1936), A Night at the Opera, and A Day at the Races.

Answer: Allan Jones

Because of the large number of unanswered questions last week, we decided to make this week's TT a bit shorter, although not necessarily easier. Becks, please note the "gratuitous" Errol Flynn picture....we need to keep you happy, LOL!

Who Said This? "I am decent. I also happen to be naked." Who Said This?

Who Are We and Which Film is This? We made our film debuts together in a movie banned from the Venice Film Festival through the influence of the US Ambassador to Italy. A Senate committee had decided it would not have positive effects on young people. Who Are We and Which Film is This?

Who Said This? "Get your finger out of the end of my gun!" Who Said This?

1. Name 4 films that Paul Newman made with Strother Martin.

2. Name the character played by Paul Newman, Joel McCrea, and Louis Calhern (in different films of course!).

3. Name the three Warner Brothers films made by George Tobias and John Garfield during the 1940s.

4. Randy Sparks and the New Christy Minstrels did the music for this MGM film. Name the film and the stars.

5. Name the film featuring Glenn Ford, Claude Rains, Lloyd Bridges and Cedric Hardwicke.

6. One of the actual naval pilots in this 1941 film went on to become one of the early top aces in WWII. After his death, a major U.S. airport was named for him. Name the film, the top 3 actors in order of billing, and the airport.


  1. Who said this: Jane Russell?

  2. Awww. I was going to answer Marjorie Main for no. 6, but when I looked on the cast list for dead end, she wasn't there. I should've gone with my first choice. Damn. :(

  3. #5. Was it the film, The White Tower(1950).

  4. #4. Was it... Mary Poppins(1964), with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.

  5. #6 Dive Bomber, Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray and Ralph Bellamy. I remember my Dad, who was in the Army Air Corps, mentioning Edward O'Hare (as in Chicago's O'Hare airport), the great pilot who was killed during the war leaving a great record in combat.

    Lovely candid phot of Errol with his pipe! That does make me happy! And, not to be disloyal to the Flynn, wasn't Paul Newman pretty?!!

  6. Hey Tom, nice to "see" you back! Good guess....but wrong. Sorry! Please keep thinking!

    Welcome stefmagura! Margorie Main was listed in the end title credits of the film, I believe. I hope you come back and try again!

    Dawn, re #5, you are correct! As to #4, the film in question was not Mary Poppins (MP was composed by the Sherman Brothers). But don't give up!

    Becks, you are absolutely right about #6! Yay!! And JoAnn will respond to the rest of your comment, LOL!

  7. Hi Becks! Glad you like the Flynn shot! And yes, Paul Newman was gorgeous!! I do enjoy looking up his pictures too, LOL!

  8. Rick, sho' nuff, Buffalo Bill is the answer! Good job!

  9. Hey Rick, can you name the three films?

  10. Recap: still need to answer all of the Whos, and #s 1, 3, and 4.

  11. Joel was in BUFFALO BILL (1944); Paul was in BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS (OR SITTING BULL'S HISTORY LESSON); Calhern in ANNIE, GET YOUR GUN. Your man, Robert Culp, also played in THE RAIDERS.

  12. Rick you dog! What a show-off, LOL!

    To borrow a phrase from Becks, Woof!

  13. Rick, Moroni Olsen also played Buffalo Bill in the Stanwyck film, Annie Oakley, 1935.

  14. #4 Advance to the Rear with Glenn Ford and Stella Stevens.

    We had the New Christy Minstrels big album when I was a kid. I could sing every lyric to this day. I almost died laughing when I saw "A Mighty Wind" and the take-off they did on that group. I LOVE those movies by that ensemble.

  15. Becks, you're right! I have both the mono AND the stereo LPs of that soundtrack, and (bizaarely) the covers are completely different.

    BTW, according to someone who was actually THERE, A Mighty Wind is a lot closer to the truth than you might think!