Special Sub-Topic: Robert Taylor
|In "Camille", Robert Taylor plays Armand, a young man who falls in love with a courtesan, played by Greta Garbo. Armand's father implores Camille to give up Armand so that he can marry an upstanding young lady and assume his proper place in society. Armand's father, Monsieur Duval, is played by Lionel Barrymore. In what other film did Lionel Barrymore play the father of Robert Taylor's character?|
A Yank at Oxford. Directed by George Cukor, "Camille" also starred Elizabeth Allan, Henry Daniell and Laura Hope Crews. The film was released in 1936, and Greta Garbo was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress. "A Yank at Oxford" was released in 1938, and also starred Maureen O'Sullivan, Edmund Gwenn and Vivien Leigh.
|In what film did Robert Taylor play Col. Paul Tibbetts, the pilot of the 'Enola Gay', the plane that delivered the first atomic bomb to Hiroshima?|
Above and Beyond. The film is the story of Col. Tibbetts' personal and professional life, and his thoughts and doubts about his mission. The film also stars Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore and Larry Gates. Released in 1952, the film received Oscar nominations for Best Music Score and Best Writing.
|Which actress played Robert Taylor's leading lady in "Remember?"?|
Greer Garson. Jeff and Linda (Taylor and Garson) meet, fall in love and marry. Strain from Jeff's job puts the marriage in jeopardy and they plan to divorce. Their friend Sky tries out an experimental memory loss drug on them, making them forget they've ever met. Now Sky just has to get them to meet and fall in love again. "Remember?" also starred Lew Ayres, Reginald Owen, Laura Hope Crews and a funny performance from Billie Burke.
|Which film did Robert Taylor NOT appear in with Ava Gardner?|
Ivanhoe. "Ride, Vaquero!", from 1953, also starred Howard Keel, Anthony Quinn and Jack Elam. "The Bribe" was released in 1949, and also starred Charles Laughton, Vincent Price and John Hodiak. "Knights of the Round Table", from 1953, also starred Mel Ferrer, Stanley Baker and Anne Crawford.
|In what 1937 film does Robert Taylor portray the butler of Jean Harlow?|
Personal Property. After being in trouble with the law, Raymond Dabney is hired to watch the furniture and fixtures of Crystal Wetherby. The financiers need to be sure the items are not removed before they can be repossessed. Crystal needs to have a dinner party for her fiance (who turns out to be Raymond's brother) and his family so he will propose and she can get out of debt. Raymond gallantly offers to act as her butler, not knowing who her fiance is. Imagine the surprise on the faces of his brother and parents when they see him there. Crystal finally realizes that she's planning on marrying the wrong brother. "Personal Property" also starred Reginald Owen, Una O'Connor, Henrietta Crosman and E.E. Clive.
|In "Small Town Girl", Robert Taylor wins the girl, leaving her small-town boyfriend, Elmer (James Stewart) out in the cold. Who played the small-town girl, Kay?|
Janet Gaynor. Bob is driving through Kay's small town and stops to ask her for directions. He invites her along and they go to clubs and get drunk. We see them the next morning and they have gotten married. Bob's parents insist that they remain married for at least six months so as to avoid bad publicity. Kay hopes that's enough time for Bob to fall in love with her because she already loves him. From 1936, "Small Town Girl" also starred Lewis Stone, Binnie Barnes, Andy Devine and Elizabeth Patterson.
|Which of the following actors appeared in "Johnny Eager" with Robert Taylor?|
Van Heflin. Van Heflin won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role of Jeff Hartnett. Robert Taylor does a great job in this film, but Van Heflin's performance is mesmerizing and very deserving of his Oscar. The film also stars Edward Arnold, Lana Turner, Robert Sterling and Glenda Farrell. From 1942, the film was directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
|Robert Young played one of Robert Taylor's comrades in the film "Three Comrades". Who played the other?|
Franchot Tone. Robert Taylor, Robert Young and Franchot Tone played Erich, Gottfried and Otto, respectively. They are ex-soldiers in post-WWI Germany who all fall for the same girl. One of them marries her, but they all remain friends. Released in 1938, the film also starred Margaret Sullavan, Guy Kibbee and Lionel Atwill.
|In what film did Alla Nazimova play Robert Taylor's mother?|
Escape. Alla Nazimova plays Emmy Ritter who is imprisoned by the Nazis for sending money out of the country. Her son Mark (Taylor) gets a letter from a friend of his mother, telling him what has happened and he finds his way into the country to help her. With the help of a widowed countess and a doctor, he is able to help his mother escape from the concentration camp, and the country. It was pretty daring for MGM to release this film in 1940 with the Nazis at the height of their power. The author of the novel the film was based on used a pen name when publishing, to protect relatives still living in Germany from retribution by the Nazis. Likewise, some cast and crew used fictitious names or were uncredited. The film also starred Norma Shearer, Conrad Veidt, Felix Bressart and Philip Dorn.
|With which of these directors did Robert Taylor make the least movies?|
George Cukor. Taylor made two films with Cukor, "Camille" and "Her Cardboard Lover". With LeRoy, Leonard and Van Dyke, he made four films each.
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