Monday, March 21, 2011

Trivia Time - Part 76

Here are the remaining answers to last week's TT:

2. Name the well-known leading man of the '40s and '50s who hosted a British cooking show in the early 1970s, and wrote a number of cookbooks as well.

Answer: Vincent Price

5. This star became such a pain that the director was ready to replace him; only the intervention of two of his co-stars saved him. Name the actor, the director, the (early '60s) film and the co-stars.

Answer: Steve McQueen, John Sturgis, The Great Escape, James Garner and James Coburn.

6. Name two films in which James Garner and Eva Marie Saint appeared together.

Answer: Grand Prix and 36 Hours.

And here is Trivia Time 76:

Who Am I? I had a 30+ year career as a character actor; I've worked with everyone in the Golden Age of Hollywood, including Thomas Mitchell, Bette Davis, Claude Rains and Frank Capra, to name a few. But to a whole generation, I was best known for my voice-over work. Who Am I?

Who Said This? "Come and get it! Jack rabbit A-la-modie! Who Said This?

1. Michael Curtiz was not Warner Brothers' first choice to direct Charge of the Light Brigade. Name the original pick for director and the reason why.

2. Leonord Whiting was not Franco Zefferelli's first choice to play Romeo in the 1968 production of Romeo and Juliet. Name the person who was.

3. Name the film which incorporates Erich Korngold's favorite score.

4. What was Korngold's first original score for Warner Brothers? Name the film and the stars.

5. The Smothers Brothers broke the black list for this performer on the first show of their second season. Name the performer involved; what was the unusual step taken by the network?

6. After The Who performed on the Smothers Brothers show, things got a little out of hand. What happened? Be specific.

7. On SCTV, who played "Harry, the guy with a snake on his face!"?


  1. #4. I think it was, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).

    Errol Flynn, Oliva de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains.

  2. #7. Moon, blew up his drum set.

  3. Good morning Dawn!

    As to #4, sorry, the answer is not Robin Hood. But don't give up yet!

    I think you mean #6, not #7. If so, you're partly correct, but there's a lot more to it than that...that was just the beginning! I need more!

  4. 2. I can hardly bring myself to say it -- Paul McCartney (great Beatle, but Romeo?)

    4. I think it was Captain Blood, but he didn't get screen credit for it.

    5. They had Pete Seeger on. The network removed the song he sang on the show ("Waist Deep" something, anti-war song). Idiot suits -- that's a personal editorial comment.

    I wish I had taken part last week -- I just love Vincent Prie and I knew that answer!

  5. Rick, you got it! Woo-hoo!

    Becks, you're on a roll tonight! Got #s 2, 3, and 5, the song was "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy".

    BTW, they brought Seeger back for the last show of the season and he sang the song again. This time the censors left it in....take THAT, CBS!!

  6. Both shows with Pete Seeger, and the "Who incident" are on the Best of the Smothers Brothers Season 2 DVD set.

  7. Alright!! And Joann, what a different Errol pic - looks like he has no good on his mind -- that's fine with me!

  8. I was wondering if you would recognize Errol with no mustache, LOL!

    Boy, he really has "bedroom eyes" in that picture, doesn't he? Taken when he was VERY young!

  9. Rick, sorry to add this here..I really had no idea where else to post it.. Because of the wonderful job you have done putting this blog together for everyone to hang out. Ive awarded you the "Stylish Blogger award" (Details over at Noir and Chick Flicks).

  10. Recap: still need to answer Who Am I?, Who Said This?, #s 1, 3, and (part of) 6. I mistakenly said that Beck had answered #3 but it was #4....sorry for any confusion!

    Come on people! Try your luck, LOL!