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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
Peggy Ann Garner and James Dunn as Francie and Johnny Nolan in “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn” 1945,
directed by: Elia Kazan
Female star not in still? Dorothy McGuire
Main song from film: Annie Laurie (plays @ site)
4 The Film?
Bottom Still Only:
5 Actor with gun?
6 Actor in center?
7 Actor on right?
8 The Director?
Farley Granger, James Stewart and John Dall in Hitchcock’s “Rope” 1948
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?
Charles Boyer & Ingrid Bergman, 1944 “Gaslight”
9 What is the film? Gaslight, 1944… director, George Cukor
10 Male Star not in still? Joseph Cotten
11 Who is the movie’s villain? Charles Boyer
12 What has he done? Boyer murdered Bergman’s aunt, then married her to get possession of her aunt’s jewels
13 What is villain trying to do to heroine? drive Bergman insane
14 Who is heroine in still? Ingrid Bergman
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!) Humphrey Bogart
16 If you know 1940s films, you certainly know this guy?Sidney Greenstreet
That Moroccan city in 1940
That Moroccan city today
17 What are the city and the name of the film? Casablanca, 1942
18 If you answered 15, 16, & 17, you certainly know who the female lead (not pictured here, but elsewhere) was? Ingrid Bergman
19 If you got 18, you certainly know the song Dooley Wilson sang in the picture? Title Song? As Time Goes By
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? Orson Welles
21 What is the film? Citizen Kane, 1941
22 Who is the director? Orson Welles again
23 Who’s talking on the phone? Fred MacMurray
24 Who’s holding the insurance documents? Edward G. Robinson
25 What is the relative, lying on the railroad tracks, to the woman? Her husband
26 Who is the deadly female? Barbara Stanwyck
27 Name of the film? Double Indemnity, 1944
You get XTRA CREDIT for naming the director? Billy Wilder
“Politically Correct” film before there was such a thing as Political Correctness
28 Actor in the rear? John Garfield
29 Actress? Dorothy McGuire
30 Actor on right? Gregory Peck
31 Film? Gentleman’s Agreement, 1947
32 Actor on right is faking something: what is he faking? Being a Jew
What group is discriminated against? Jews
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? I Remember Mama, 1948
34 Actress? Irene Dunne
Whose character wrote the story? Bel Geddes: 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, 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? Richard Widmark
36 What’s the film? Kiss Of Death, 1947
37 What actor was nominal star of this film? Does Samson help! Victor Mature
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:
I FOUND IT! PHOTO ADDED June 3, 2006 – Enjoy!
If you know the actress’ name – the one our Villain is giving a ride – you get Kudos, but no XTRA Credit. Mildred Dunnock
I just couldn’t resist an Encore! Happy Landings!
38 What is the film? Laura, 1944
39-41 Who are the actors? She looks pretty good for a corpse! And NO, this is NOT a Vampire film!
Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb & Vincent Price
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? Zachary Scott, Joan Crawford
44 What is the film? Mildred Pierce, 1945
45 Who is she? Questions don’t get any easier than this!
But NO, Bette was NOT joan’s Best Friend!
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.
(3)XTRA CREDITS FOR CHARACTER NAMES IN PICS 1, 2, 4
1) All About Eve, 1950 (Aw, give me a break here!) - Margo Channing (Anne Baxter played Eve Harrington) (Marilyn Monroe is in it too!)
2) Now, Voyager, 1942 – Charlotte Vale
4) The Little Foxes, 1941 – Regina Giddens
OK, it’s another Hitchcock film. Teresa Wright gets to manhandle Cotton later on.
Joseph Cotten & Teresa Wright in ‘Shadow of a Doubt’, 1943
49 Film? Shadow Of A Doubt, 1943
50 She’s obviously afraid. What has he done? Killed widows for their money
51 What song is associated with this film? The Merry Widow Waltz
What a novel idea – a charming, attractive, insane villain! He even wears a white hat. Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Watch out for those little animals!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Milland
52 Film? The Lost Weekend. (Who was Jane Wyman’s competition for his affections? Trick Question – Sorry, no extra credit here) - the Bottle of Booze
53 Actor? Ray Milland
XTRA CREDIT: Director? Billy Wilder
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. XTRA CREDIT: The Thief, co-starring Rita Gam
Joseph Cotten & Agnes Moorehead in ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’, 1942
54 Director? Orson Welles
55 What else did director do in film? Narrator
56 Film? The Magnificent Ambersons
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! Cotten & Moorehead
John Garfield & Lana Turner in ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’, 1946
57 What are these 2 up to? Killing her husband
58-59 The two actors John Garfield & Lana Turner
Sex without the sex! Fire without Technicolor! What’s going on here? Hollywood has lost its Magic ever since! But it had it once!
60 Who is she? HINT: GWTW star – Olivia DiHavilland
61 What is female star’s problem? She’s insane.
62 Film? The Snake Pit, 1948
“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? The Third Man, 1949
64 Who was the actor? Orson Welles
No, Welles did NOT direct this one – British Director, Carol Reed did!
Joseph Cotten stars as Holly Martins – and NO, Cotton does not play a drag-queen!
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 both died from suicide.
Maria Montez & Jon Hall made 6 films together.
For XTRA CREDIT: Name 1 film they made together?
Throw Away, not a question…even I couldn’t answer this one. Maria Montez starred in each of the following films:
Sudan (1945) with Jon Hall, Turhan Bey, and Andy Devine
Gypsy Wildcat (1944) with Jon Hall
Cobra Woman (1944) with Jon Hall, Sabu, and Lon Chaney Jr.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) with Jon Hall and Turhan Bey
White Savage (1943) with Jon Hall, Sabu, and Turhan Bey
Arabian Nights (1942) with Jon Hall, Sabu, and Turhan Bey… Montez is Scheherazade http://www.briansdriveintheater.com/mariamontez.html
FOOTNOTE: Montez died in her bathtub – a suicide? Jon Hall committed suicide after battle with cancer. OK, so Maria Montez was called the “worst actress that ever lived”! Those, who say that, obviously have never enjoyed the thespian adventures of Bo Derek! I say, “Who cares!” Montez could easily be the 8th Wonder of the World. The Sphinx is a Wonder too, and he can’t act either.
67-68 Who are the stars? Myrna Loy and William Powell
69 What was their series? The Thin Man
70 Who was their constant co-star? that character stole their film series? Asta
They made 6 ‘Thin Man’ pictures together – name 1!
The Thin Man
After the Thin Man
Another Thin Man
Shadow of the Thin Man
The Thin Man Goes Home
Song of the Thin Man
In total, this Pair made 14 Hollywood Films together! Let Doris and Rock try to match them apples!
Yes, I know the Powell-Loy-Asta-Thin Man thing started in the 1930s! SO WHAT!
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?
Olivia de Havilland and Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind, 1939
Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier in Rebecca, 1940
Olivier and Leigh were husband and wife
De Havilland and Fontaine were sisters
Yes, GWTW is 1939; so what!
(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.
(J) A truly great film; but she steals it! I think that’s her best smile.
79 Who plays the title role in film?No one, she’s dead. But had she been alive in the film, a natural for the part would have been Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier’s real-life wife, who was beautiful and great in unsympathetic roles.
80 Who is actor in A & B stills? Sir Laurence Olivier
81 Who is actor in C still? George Sanders
82 Actress & Actor in D still?Gladys Cooper & Nigel Bruce (who also played Dr. Watson in Basil Rathbone’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ film series)
XTRA CREDIT for actress in E still – get this one right and you belong in Mensa. Florence Bates
83-84 Who plays heroine in Still F? What’s her character’s 1st name?Joan Fontaine: her character doesn’t have a 1st name.
85-86 The character actress in G, H, I & J steals the film; what’s her name? Her character’s name? Dame Judith Anderson as Mrs. Danvers
87 Director?Alfred Hitchcock
1-50 Nice Try
51-60 We know where you spent Saturday afternoons as a child
61-70 Did you ever go to school at all?
71 or more: The Academy of Arts & Sciences awards you this year’s Oscar.
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