Monday, March 28, 2011

Trivia Time - Part 77

OK, here we are, late with Trivia Time (sorry about that, BTW). Better late than never...right?

As always here are the answers to the TT questions from last week that were not answered (or partially answered):

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?

Answer: Edward Everett Horton

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

Answer: Chill Wills in Boom Town.

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.

Answer: Henry Hathaway, because he just had a hit with Gary Cooper with The Lives of a Bengal Lancer.

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

Answer: Between Two Worlds.

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

Answer: Dawn correctly said that Keith Moon blew up his drum kit, which is part of the answer. The drum kit had a small cannon in it but it was overloaded. The rest of the answer includes the fact that Bette Davis, waiting in the wings in full Elizabethan costume, fainted, while Mickey Rooney jumped with glee.

Well, with baseball season starting we thought we'd throw a couple of curve balls and a slider into TT77. Actually, these are guys should be able to hit them out of the park!

Who Are We? We were both child stars in the late '40s and early '50s, and we appeared together as brother and sister in a 1950s film. One of us also had a TV series in the '50s. Who Are We?

Who Said This? "I was an Elizabethan fruit fly....the Betty Boop of Stratford-on-Avon." Who Said This?

1. Name the actress who made swashbucklers with both Tyrone Power and Errol Flynn. Name the films.

2. Name the film that Errol Flynn was making when this photo (above) was taken. Name his co-stars.

3. Paul Douglas was in two classic baseball fantasy films. Name them.

4. Name the two baseball films that Dan Dailey appeared in.

5. Name the baseball film in which Doris Day appeared. Name her co-star.

6. Claudette Colbert, Vivian Leigh, and Elizabeth Taylor (R.I.P.) all played the same part. What was it?


  1. #5. That Touch of Mink (1962). Doris Day co- star: Cary Grant.

  2. Hi Dawn, good guess, yes there was baseball in the film, That Touch of Mink, and Mickey Mantle actually appeared as himself in it, but it isn't a baseball movie per se. Keep thinking!

  3. The Winning Team (1952). Co-starring: Ronald Reagan. I have not seen this film, so it did not pop into my mind. :(

  4. Yay! I told JoAnn that you would get this one, Dawn!

  5. Hey Paul, I hope you guys are doing well.

    #6. Was it, Cleopatra?

  6. #4. The Pride of St. Louis (1952)and The Kid from left Field(1953).

  7. Dawn, we're hangin' in there. I'm trying to recover from March madness, not paying much attention now that the last Pac-10 team is out. How are things in Tucson now that UA lost?

    You are on a roll today, BTW!! You got both #4 and #6, too! Good job!

  8. Ah, I beat Rick to it -- the other formidable Flynn fan!

    #1 Maureen O'Hara, with Power in The Black Swan and Flynn in Against All Flags.

    #2 Has to be Dive Bomber. The suit isn't so hot (although HE still is), but boy was he gorgous in those doctor whites!
    Another great pic, Joann...combing the hair!

  9. #3: "It Happens Every Spring" and "Angels in the Outfield"

  10. Ooops! Incomplete answer.....

    #2 also starred Fred MacMurray and Ralph Bellamy.

  11. Becks, way to go! You're right on all counts, with ONE exception! Who was Flynn's female co-star in Dive Bomber? (not that you pay attention to the ladies, LOL!)

    Caftan Woman, welcome to Trivia Time! You are absolutely correct about #3! Very good!

  12. Recap: still need to answer Who Am I? and Who Said This?. Good job everyone!

  13. Oh yes, the women....Yawn. It was Alexis Smith.

  14. Yes it was Alexis Smith, but I don't see a "yawn" in that!

  15. Paul, I have not paid any attention to U of A basketball this year. We have been very busy with my husbands elderly parents who are in their 90s. I swear if it is not one thing it is another. But.. we are doing OK.

  16. #6 is Cleopatra. They are all fabulous, if not completely historically inaccurate, especially for costume. But who cares? They are gorgeous!

  17. Welcome, Tema! Yes, you're right about was Cleopatra!