1940s Movie Trivia I: See If You Can Identify The Actors & The Films From The Stills – “Monte, the record, Monte, the record!” Who Said It And In What Film?



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Most of these films are in Black & White,

which may explain why they are so good!


Francie and Johnny Nolan


1 Who is the young actress?

2 What is the film?

3 Who is the female star, missing in this still?

XTRA CREDIT: Name the actor in the still



4 The Film?


Bottom Still Only:

5 Actor with gun?

6 Actor in center?

7 Actor on right?

8 The Director?


9 What is the film?

10 Male Star, not in still?

11 Who is the movie’s villain?

12 What has he done?

13 What is villain trying to do to heroine?

14 Who is heroine in still?

He’s smiling because shooting Nazi commandants is an applause grabber.


15 Actor with enigmatic smile? (If you can’t answer that question, you’re barking up the wrong Post!)


16 If you know 1940s films, you certainly know this guy?




That Moroccan city in 1940



That Moroccan city today

17 What is the city and the name of the film?

18 If you answered 15, 16, & 17, you certainly know who the female lead (not pictured here, but elsewhere) was?

19 If you got 18, you certainly know the song Dooley Wilson sang in the picture?


This man is running for governor.  But he won’t win because he didn’t get William Randolph Hurst’s vote.


20 Who is the Actor, playing Hurst?

21 What is the film?

22 Who is the director?



23 Who’s talking on the phone?

24 Who’s holding the insurance documents?


25 What is the relative, lying on the railroad tracks, to the woman?

26 Who is the deadly female?

27 Name of the film?

XTRA: You get XTRA CREDIT for naming the director?



“Politically Correct” film before there was such a thing as Political Correctness


28 Actor in the rear?

29 Actress?

30 Actor on right?

31 Film?

32 Actor on right is faking something: what is he faking?


This is the star of a 1948 film.  I couldn’t find any useable stills from the film.  So this is a studio promo photo instead.  Barbara Bel Geddes, of TV’s “Dallas” fame, played her daughter in the film.  The film was later made into a television show, which starred Peggy Wood in the title role.


33 1948 film?

34 Actress?

Whose character wrote the story? Extra Credit



Tommy Udo: You know what I do to squealers? I let ‘em have it in the belly, so they can roll around for a long time thinkin’ it over. You’re worse than him, tellin’ me he’s comin’ back? Ya lyin’ old hag!

[maniacal laugh]


Maniacal, cold-blooded killer, Tommy Udo, ties up an old woman (Mildred Dunnock) in a wheelchair and laughingly shoves her down a long flight of stairs – and then sadistically chuckles to himself. I really looked for the wheelchair scene, but couldn’t find it anywhere.

35 Who’s the actor?

36 What’s the film?

37 What actor was nominal star of this film?  Does Samson help!


When I originally published this Post in 2006, I couldn’t find the wheelchair clip described above. Later on I found it, and here it is:

If you know the actress’ name – the one our Villain is giving a ride – you get Kudos, but no XTRA Credit.


38 What is the film?

39-41 Who are the actors?  She looks pretty good for a corpse! 



No, this is not a vampire film!  She won her Oscar for this role.


She uttered that immortal line, “Monte, the record! Monte, the record!”

42-43 Who are the actors?

44 What is the film?



45 Who is she?  Questions don’t get any easier than this!


46-48 Name the 3 films depicted in these photos (photo 3 is merely a TV interview)


Name each character she plays, you get XTRA CREDIT for each correct answer and go to the head of the class.



OK, it’s another Hitchcock film! Teresa Wright gets to manhandle Cotten later on.


49 Film?

50 She’s obviously afraid. What has he done?

51 What song is associated with this film?

What a novel idea – a charming, attractive, insane villain! He even wears a white hat.


Watch out for those little animals!

52 Film? (Who was Jane Wyman’s competition for his affections?  Trick Question – Sorry, no extra credit here)

53 Actor?

XTRA CREDIT: Director?


Xtra Credit: Can you name the film, starring the actor pictured, wherein there is no dialogue at all – just sound effects.  Hint: he spies for U.S. enemies. EXTRA CREDIT!


54 Director?

55 What else did director do in film?

56 Film?

This film has been colorized; if TV ever shows that version, I throw my TV out the window.

(2) Xtra Credits: Name the two actors in above still!




57 What are these 2 up to?

58-59 The two actors

Sex without the sex!  Fire without Technicolor! What’s going on here?




60 Who is she? HINT: GWTW star

61 What is female star’s problem?

62 Film?



“In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed – but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long, Holly.”

This line was written by the actor, who played the role.

63 What is the film?

64 Who was the actor?

XTRA CREDIT: Give character name for actor, pictured




Why is her name not on the list when they talk about Hollywood’s All-Time Most Beautiful Stars?  Your guess is as good as mine.

The 6 stills above are of our 1st Hollywood pair:

65-66 Who are they?

They didn’t make 1 picture; they made 6 together!

They each died from suicide.

For XTRA CREDIT: Name 1 film they made together?


67-68 Who are the stars?

69 What was their series?

70 Who was their constant co-star? That character stole their film series?


They made 6 ‘Thin Man’ pictures together – name 1!


Double Pairs


71-74 Who are the 4 stars in these 2 stills?

75-76 What are the (2)relationships involved?

77-78 What are the (2) films depicted in photos?


(A) Do all bridegrooms look this miserable?


(B) 2nd marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.


(C) Confessions Of A Professional Cad


(D) Great character actress but not elementary, my dear Watson


(E) Great no-name character actress – if you know her, you’re good!


(F) What’s her character’s first name?


(G) Does she remember or was she lying?


(H) Run! She’s lost all her marbles.


(I) Hypnosis?


(J) A truly great film; but she steals it! I think that’s her best smile.


79 Who plays the title role in film?

80 Who is actor in A & B stills?

81 Who is actor in C still?

82 Actress & Actor in D still?

XTRA CREDIT for actress in E still – get this one right and you belong in Mensa.

83-84 Who plays heroine in Still F?  What’s her character’s 1st name?

85-86 The character actress in G, H, I & J steals the film; what’s her name? Her character’s name?

87 Director?


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One Response to 1940s Movie Trivia I: See If You Can Identify The Actors & The Films From The Stills – “Monte, the record, Monte, the record!” Who Said It And In What Film?

  1. admin says:


    In the film above about William Randolph Hurst, tell me what “Rosebud” really was – we’re not talking sleds here, folks!


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