Monday, May 30, 2011

Trivia Time - Part 84

Well, we're one day late, but this is our Memorial Day version of TT.

First, here are the answers to the (very few) unanswered questions from last time:

1. How many films feature both Gloria Grahame and one or more elephants? Name it/them.

Answer: Becks was able to come up with The Greatest Show on Earth, but there is actually one more: Man on a Tightrope, with Frederic March. Wonderful film, you should make an effort to see it if you haven't. They run it on Fox Movie Channel fairly often.

2. Rick Nelson hired this up-and-coming singer/songwriter (future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member) to write a song for the film Rio Bravo. It was not used in the film but was released as a single; it's considered a classic. Name the song and the composer.

Answer: "Restless Kid" by Johnnie Cash

Here is TT84.....enjoy!

Who Am I? My debut was in a Barbara Stanwyck film noir. In this and subsequent films, I primarily played villains, and so got to "threaten" many of the big names in Hollywood. What I tried to do to Gloria Grahame in a certain Oscar-winning film was probably the most bizarre death threat I made in my career. Who Am I?

1. Name the two Warner Brothers films that feature both Jimmy Stewart and Murray Hamilton.

2. This actor appeared in Wing and a Prayer, Battleground, The Dirty Dozen, and The Devil's Brigade. Who is he?

3. Noah Beery Jr. did some of his best work for director Howard Hawks. Name the Howard Hawks films he appeared in.

4. These three actors appeared in two classic WWII films with screenplays by Dalton Trumbo. Name the actors and the films.

5. Van Johnson starred in two films with screenplays by Robert Pirosh. Name the films.

6. In which film did Errol Flynn co-star with Thomas Mitchell? Name the film and the director.

7. Name the actor who appeared in both Battleground and Battle Cry.

8. Name two films that feature both George Peppard and Jeremy Kemp.

9. Lalo Schifrin did the score for which Clint Eastwood war film?

10. Name the films in which Charlton Heston's character dies. How many you can come up with?

11. Name the two WWII films in which Steve McQueen "buys the farm".


  1. Google hates me -- it won't let me post under my account -- this is ClassicBecky!

    Who Am I? -- it's driving me crazy. I had 3 good hunches, but none seem to fit!

    No. 6 -- Silver River, directed by Raoul Walsh.

    (Addendum: JOANN!! What kind of picture of my darlin' Flynn is that?!!! It's going to give me nightmares!)

    (Back to business)

    No. 10. All I can come up with at the moment are El Cid and the two times he played Antony in Julius Caesar (50's and 70's). I'll keep thinking...I'm sure there are more.

  2. For #2, I'll guess Richard Jaeckel.

  3. Becks, JoAnn will respond to your comment about the Flynn picture, I'm not going there! LOL!

    You are absolutely right about #6, it is Silver River!

    As to #10, you've got 3 of them, and you said you would keep thinking, so we're looking forward to more of the answers.

    Rick, you nailed #2! Good job!

  4. Hi Becky, I'm sorry! I didn't mean to give you nightmares....I thought you liked the "candid" photos, LOL!

    Flynn could be a real clown, you know, he was always joking and doing ridiculous things. This was his true personality coming out! Although most of his jokes were probably NOT suitable for this site, because of the family nature of the Cafe.

    I promise to have a more glamorous picture of Errol next time, OK? :)

  5. Glamor, schmamor, you are 100% right - it's very cute - just couldn't pass up an opportunity to getcha, JoAnn! Flynn could appear in my dreams dresed in a shroud, dragging chains and wailing, and it would be OK with me!!

  6. LOL, Becks! What's that quote from All About Eve? "In a tin can, cellophane, or wrapped in a Navajo blanket...." :)

    I'll see if I can find a picture of Flynn in a shroud, dragging chains and wailing!

  7. For 10 -- he dies in Omega Man. That death always haunted me.

    7 - James Whitmore! I love those two movies. I have them in a double DVD pack, which is a great combo -- for once the marketing guys paired two good movies.

    8 - The Blue Max is one! Alas, I don't know the other.

    9 - Kelly's Heroes, I believe

    11 - one is Hell is for Heroes, the other... The Sand Pebbles? I don't think that's WWII, though.

  8. Hey DKoren, yes, you got another one for #10, but there's still LOTS more!

    You also nailed #7, half of #8, and #9. Big hint for #8: the second film was on TCM this past weekend.

    As for #11, Hell is for Heroes is indeed one of them, but you might want to think some more about the second one.

    Good job!

  9. Recap: Still need to answer Who Am I?, #s 1, 3, 4, 5, half of #8, more than half of #10, and half of #11.

    Thanks to those who have participated so far....please keep thinking!

  10. I think part of #1 is The Spirit of St. Louis...

  11. Angel, The Spirit of St. Louis is one of them, that's right! Good job!

    I'll give you a huge clue: the second film was directed by Mervyn LeRoy.

  12. Hm, I'd posted more for 10... but it looks like my post got eaten! Charlton Heston dies in "Crossed Swords" (which I can't believe I forgot the first time I posted as I love that movie!) and "The Greatest Story Ever Told."

  13. Oh man, I just have no idea without cheating and looking it up!

  14. DKoren, you're right about both of those films. That brings the number of films given for this answer to six, but that's actually less than half of them, believe it or not! We'll give the full list was a lot more than we thought too!

    Angel, fear not, we'll post the other film tomorrow, LOL!