Sunday, November 13, 2011

Trivia Time 101

Here are the answers to the unanswered questions from TT100:

1. Mike Post said that this singer, who later turned actor, had a real problem singing on key. Who is he talking about?

Answer: Kenny Rogers

2. In the late '70's this composer scored a scene that many (myself included) consider to be one of the greatest "G-rated" love scenes ever filmed. Name the composer, the film, and the director.

Answer: Jerry Goldsmith, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Robert Wise

3. Regarding #2, did the composer work with that director before the film in question? If so, name the previous film.

Answer: Yes, they worked together during the making of The Sand Pebbles.

6. Name two Jerry Lewis films featuring music by Count Basie.

Answer: The Errand Boy and Cinderfella.

7. Who did a commercial for "Shower In A Briefcase"?

Answer: Martin Short on SCTV

8. In The "Gunslinger" episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show (final episode), name the song that Laura sang.

Answer: "I Don't Care"

10. Beginning in December 1942, Judith Anderson and Ruth Gordon appeared together in a Broadway show. They starred with Katharine Cornell in the Chekhov play, The Three Sisters. Can you name a film featuring both Judith Anderson and Ruth Gordon?

Answer: Edge of Darkness (1943)

11. Name the stars and the director of the film in #10.

Answer: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan and Walter Huston starred in Edge of Darkness; the director was Lewis Milestone.

TT101 begins below… have fun!

1. Name the two NFL teams playing in the Superbowl in the film Black Sunday.

2. Name the starting quarterbacks for each team in the previous question.

3. Name the actor who did not do any of his own driving in the film Grand Prix.

4. Who Said This In Which Film? Person one: "Let's do some reefer! We'll get high and I'll iron the chick's hair!" Person two: "Reefer…whoaaaa!" (Hint: no, it's not Reefer Madness)

5. Who Said This In Which Film? "Do you realize that Otto spelled backwards is Otto?"

6. Name two films in which Henry Hull played the same character. Who were the stars of the aforementioned films?

7. Who were the directors of the two films in the previous question?

8. Name at least four films that Henry Fonda made with John Carradine.

9. Name two films that Peter Fonda and Bruce Dern made together.

10. Name two films in which Kirk Douglas' character had a peg leg.


  1. 5. Kevin Kline, A Fish Called Wanda

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  3. Hey Tom, good try but the person I'm looking for is not Kevin Kline.

  4. #10. So far I have... The Man from Snowy River (1982)

  5. #6. "If we are ever to have law and order in the west all the (fill in the blank) must be taken out and shot down like dogs". Henry Hull played the newspaper editor, Major Cobb, in 1939s "Jesse James" starring Tyron Power and Henry Fonda in glorious Technicolor and 1940s "The Return of Frank James" with Fonda and Gene Tierney.

    #7. Henry King directed "Jesse James" and Fritz Lang directed "The Return of Frank James".

    #8. You spotted me two with "Jesse James" and "The Return of Frank James", but this dyed in the wool Fordian has no trouble coming up with "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Drums Along the Mohawk".

  6. Dawn , yes you got that one. Caftan woman, I guess I'm making them to easy again. you got #6#7&#8 "Paragraph."BTW I'll have some more Henry Hull questions next week.

  7. Paul, let's not say the questions are easy, let's say that I'm brilliant!

  8. The Man From Snowy River and Treasure Island? Oh, for the Kirk Douglas peg leg question.

  9. P.S. I love that scene from an otherwise awful film, STAR TREK. In fact, I love the music so much that over the years I've bought two cds (yeah, I still buy them) with Goldsmith's soundtrack just so I could listen while I work or drive. I've always said (and still say) this is one of the best movie soundtracks ever.

    Why two cds? Cause I played one into the ground.

  10. Caftan Woman, Ok your good, feel better now? LOL. Yvette, thats not the name of the film,but I'll give you half credit. That's the best scene in Star Trek TMP . Every time I think I'm too old for Tre all I have to do is watch that scene,

  11. #8 Grapes of Wrath, Return of Frank James, Drums Along the Mohawk and another to be named later - all starred Henry Fonda & John Carradine

    That's all - thank you.


  12. Aurora, good work, but Caftan woman beat you to the punch.

  13. Paul and Joann, I'm late with this, and my brain is trying to work too late also -- it's almost 4:00 in the morning. But I had to stop by and tell you that The Great Flynn looks absolutely fabulous in that picture! What a honey!