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SECTION #1
"MOVIE SCENES"

 

Section #1, Photo #1:

Quiz photo number one.
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Overall difficulty three stars.


1) Name the movie.
     Casablanca
2) Name the actor & actress in the scene.
     Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman
3) In what year was the movie released?
     1942
4) Who directed the movie?
     Michael Curtiz
5) In what city does this particular scene take place? (Can you name
     the establishment in which they are having a drink?)
     Paris, France, in the "La Belle Aurore" bistro. (If you were able to
     correctly name the bistro, give yourself One Zillion points!)

TRIVIA: The screen rights for the original play, "Everybody Comes to Rick's", upon which the screenplay for "Casablanca" was based, were purchased by Warner Bros. for $20,000. The authors (Murray Burnett and Joan Alison) never received any further money for their work.

 

Section #1, Photo #2:

Quiz photo number two.
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Overall difficulty two stars.


1) Name the movie.
     High Noon
2) Name the actor in the scene.
     Gary Cooper
3) In what year was the movie released?
     1952
4) Who directed the movie?
     Fred Zinnermann. Stanley Kramer was the Producer.
5) Who sang the theme song for the movie?
      "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'" was sung by Tex Ritter.

TRIVIA: The leading role in this film was turned down by John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Marlon Brando and Gregory Peck. John Wayne called the film, "The most un–American thing I've ever seen in my whole life." Gary Cooper won an Academy Award for his role as Sheriff Will Kane.

 

Section #1, Photo #3:

Quiz photo number three.
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Overall difficulty four stars.


1) Name the movie.
     Now, Voyager
2) Name the actor & actress in the scene.
     Bette Davis & Paul Henreid
3) In what year was the movie released?
     1942
4) In another scene the actor does something "romantic" with
     a cigarette. What does he do?
     He lit two cigarettes at the same time and then handed one to
     Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis).
This was considered "hot stuff"
     at the time.

5) What composer won an Academy Award for this movie's music
     score?
      Max Steiner (who also wrote the music scores for "King Kong"
      "Gone With the Wind", "Casablanca", and "Since You Went Away"
      among many other movies).

TRIVIA: Based on the novel "Now, Voyager", by Olive Higgins Prouty, this was Warner Bros. fourth–highest grossing film in 1942. The title comes from Walt Whitman's poem "The Untold Want".

 

Section #1, Photo #4:

Quiz photo number four.
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1) Name the movie.
     Little Caesar
2) Name the actor in the scene.
     Edward G. Robinson
3) In what year was the movie released?
     1931
4) What was the name of the character played by the actor?
      Enrico Cesare Bandello. He was called "Little Caesar" or "Rico" in
     the movie.
5) What were this character's last words in the movie?
     "Mother of God, is this the end of Rico?"
     However, in some release prints the words were changed to:

     "Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?"
      to avoid the objections from the United Council of Churches.

TRIVIA: The opening weekend of this film's release broke the all–time attendance record for Warner Bros.' Strand Theater in New York, grossing $50,000 in eleven performances. Both Edward G. Robinson and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., made personal appearances at the New York premiere, for which the top ticket prices were two dollars. According to his biography, Jack Warner wanted Clark Gable for the role of Rico.

 

Section #1, Photo #5:

Quiz photo number five.
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Overall difficulty five stars.


1) Name the movie.
     Harvey
2) Name the actors in the scene.
     James Stewart (sitting) & Cecil Kellaway
3) In what year was the movie released?
     1950
4) What was the name of the character played by the actor who is
     sitting?
     Elwood P. Dowd
5) Upon what was the movie's screenplay based?
     The play "Harvey" by Mary Chase, produced in 1944.

TRIVIA: Universal paid a record–breaking one million dollars for the film rights to the play. Although "Harvey" did fairly well at the box office when it was released, it failed to make enough money to recoup production costs and the high cost of the film rights. In many interviews, James Steward referred to the role of Elwood P. Dowd as his favorite.

 

Section #1, Photo #6:

Quiz photo number six.
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1) Name the movie.
     It Happened One Night
2) Name the actor & actress in the scene.
     Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert
3) In what year was the movie released?
     1934
4) Who directed this movie?
     Frank Capra

5) How many Academy Awards did this movie win?
     Five (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, and
     Best Picture). This was the first movie to win Oscars in five major
     categories.

TRIVIA: Robert Montgomery was Frank Capra's original choice for the male lead in this movie. Director Bob Clampett stated that he based Bugs Bunny's characteristic carrot–munching technique on the scene from this movie in which Gable chomps on a carrot. The working title for this movie was "Night Bus".

 

Section #1, Photo #7:

Quiz photo number seven.
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Overall difficulty one star.


1) Name the movie.
     King Kong
2) Upon what building is the gorilla standing?
     The Empire State Building in New York City.
3) In what year was the movie released?
     1933
4) What actress played the female lead in the movie?
     Fay Wray
5) At the beginning of the film an "old Arabian proverb" is quoted. What
     was the proverb?
(To quote the proverb exactly is a 5 star question worth
     One Zillion points!)

  
   "And lo, the beast looked upon the face of beauty. And it stayed its
     hand from killing. And from that day, it was as one dead."

TRIVIA: The set for Cecil B. DeMille's film "King of Kings", which originally cost $100,000, was remodeled for $14,000 and used in the village sequences for "King Kong". Fay Wray recalled that she was paid $10,000 for her ten–week stint on the picture. For Kong's lengthy roars, the sound effects department took a stock animal roar, ran it backward at a slow speed through a projector, lowered the sound one octave and re–recorded it. "King Kong"'s New York engagement at Radio City Music Hall and the Roxy theaters attracted over 50,000 people on its first day.

 

Section #1, Photo #8:

Quiz photo number eight.
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1) Name the movie.
     Red River
2) Name the actors in the scene.
     John Wayne & Montgomery Clift
3) In what year was the movie released?
     1948
4) Who directed this movie?
     Howard Hawks
5) What was the relationship of these two characters in the movie?
     Although Matt Garth (Montgomery Clift's character) is sometimes
     referred to as the "son" of Tom Dunson (John Wayne's character),
     in fact Garth had been taken under Dunson's wing after escaping
     from a wagon train massacre as a child. Although they become
     partners on the Red River–D Ranch, there is no blood relationship
     between the two.

TRIVIA: "Red River" was the first film Montgomery Clift made, although his second, "The Search", was released first. Hawks cast Montgomery Clift as Matt after seeing the actor in the Broadway stage production of Lillian Hellman's "The Searching Wind". John Wayne's role was offered first to Gary Cooper, who passed on the part. The film's Red River was actually the San Pedro River, and five dams were built by the production team to raise the water level to a sufficient height.
     

 

Section #1, Photo #9:

Quiz photo number nine.
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1) Name the movie.
     Key Largo
2) Name the two actors in the foreground of this scene.
     Humphrey Bogart (left) & Thomas Gomez
3) In what year was the movie released?
     1948
4) Who directed this movie?
     John Huston
5) Who is the character, not shown here, who has taken over the
     hotel?
     The gangster Johnny Rocco, played by Edward G. Robinson.

TRIVIA: This was John Huston's last film for Warner Bros., and the last film that Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall would make together. Except for a couple of exterior long–shots that were filmed in the Florida Keys, the movie was made in a Hollywood studio. The name of the gangster played by Edward G. Robinson, Johnny Rocco, is a nod to the similar character Robinson played in the 1931 movie "Little Caesar". In that movie he was called "Rico".

 

Section #1, Photo #10:

Quiz photo number ten.
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1) Name the movie.
     The Third Man
2) Name the actors in the scene.
     Joseph Cotten & Orson Welles
3) In what year was the movie released?
     1950
4) In what city does the movie take place?
     Vienna, Austria
5) Who wrote the screenplay for the movie?
     Graham Greene

TRIVIA: Cary Grant was originally cast to play Holly Martins, the role finally played by Joseph Cotten, and Robert Mitchum was sought for the role of Harry Lime, finally played by Orson Welles. At the time the film was to be made, however, Mitchum had been sentenced to jail for possession of marijuana, so Welles took the part because he needed the money. According to modern scholars, Greene based the character of Lime on British double agent Kim Philby, who was Greene's superior in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service.

 

IF YOU ANSWERED OVER HALF OF THOSE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY,
GIVE YOURSELF A GOLD STAR!

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