Sunday, December 15, 2013

We Describe the Movie...You Name It!

This is our 6th edition of our most popular quiz. The rules are easy: Name each film below based on our vague description. Be sure to include the question number with your response. Please don't answer all the questions so others can play, too. There is one film that is the single best answer to each description.

1. An ambitious young man finds love with the woman of his dreams. Too bad his ex-girlfriend is pregnant.

2. A man wins a valuable prize--that's promptly stolen by his no-good brother.

3. Some Earthlings apparently descended from grasshopper-like aliens.

4. A man gets called a "kitty cat." As if that's not bad enough, he gets his nose cut.

5. A submarine fends off an attack from a giant octopus. Repeat: giant octopus.

6. Man cheats to win toy train race by buttering his competitor's tracks.

7. People from the future send a cyborg back in time to change the future. By the way, this movie was made in the 1960s!

8. Poison is placed in the wrong kind of drinking vessel. Hilarity ensues.

9. Amnesiac names himself after an airplane and a beverage.

10. In the opening scene, a man arrives at a country house he knows from a dream. In the closing scene, a man arrives at a country house he knows from a dream.

11. He becomes a track star for her. She become a biker chick for him. It's a rock'n'roll version of "The Gift of the Magi."

12. His companions are aghast when they learn he designs toy airplanes. That's right, toy airplanes!

13. Like in a Mission: Impossible episode, a captured intelligence officer during World War II is led to believe he has recovered from amnesia and the war is over.

14. The scheme is not to steal the gold, but to make it radioactive.

15. Man meets woman of his dreams at a traveling carnival. They fall in love...and become criminals.


  1. 3. Quatermass and the Pit aka Five Million Years to Earth
    5. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
    10. Dead of Night

    1. Right on all three, Toto--even the tricky octopus question!

  2. 4. Chinatown?
    6. Four of a Kind
    9. Mr. Buddwing
    11. Grease
    13. 36 Hours
    14. Goldfinger
    15. Gun Crazy?

    1. Danny, there's a better answer for #6, but you're right with the rest. Be sure to leave questions for others to answer!

  3. 2. Winchester 73
    12. Flight of the Phoenix
    8. Arsenic and Old Lave

    1. David, I thought #2 might be hard, but you got it! 12 is right, too, and 8 works--though there's another answer as well.

    2. Thanks, and thanks for making these challenging quizzes .

  4. Ah, you know that the pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pestle!

    1. Until the chalice from the palace gets broken and there is a switch. then the pellet with the poison find itself in the flagon with the dragon and the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true.

      Yay, verily yay!

    2. I think it may be my all-time favorite comedy routine.

  5. Here're my guesses. Number 6 is killing me -- I swear, I JUST saw this scene last week, and cannot remember the name!! Poop.

    1. A Place in the Sun
    4. Chinatown
    10. Random Harvest
    15. Gun Crazy

    1. Karen, your answers to 1, 4, and 15 are correct. Well done! There's a better answer for 10.

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    1. That's right! And I believe that was the final unanswered question.