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Cross of Iron
Cross of Iron
"This hard-hitting war movie flopped at the box office in the USA when it was released in 1977, but was a great success across the rest of the world."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
'Cross of Iron' was based on 'The Willing Flesh', a hard-hitting war novel by which writer?
Which two highly acclaimed British actors played the parts of German officers in the film?
David Hemmings and Robert Shaw
Anthony Hopkins and Michael Caine
James Mason and David Warner
Sean Connery and Trevor Howard
Much of the tension in the movie was derived from the uneasy relationship between officers and men. Which officer did the men respect the most?
Who was the new company commander, who arrived at the beginning of the film?
The platoon adopted a mascot. What was it?
A captured enemy boy soldier
A stray cat
A stray dog
A useful, egg-laying chicken
While Steiner was recovering from wounds in a hospital, a general visited the wounded soldiers, but failed in his attempt to shake a soldier's hand. How?
The soldier refused to shake hands
The soldier had no hands
He was told that the soldier had an infectious disease
He realised that the soldier was an enemy prisoner
How did Steiner react to a chance meeting with Obergefreiter Schnurrbart (one of his squad leaders) at the hospital?
He deserted and returned home.
He broke down in tears.
He discharged himself and returned to the front.
He smashed up his room.
Hauptmann Stransky was driven in his desire for one thing above all else throughout the film. What was it?
A safer posting
Revenge against Steiner
The Iron Cross
Unlike most of the squad, Gefreiter Dietz and Gefreiter Zoll did not die in battle. What happened to them?
They were captured and became PoW's.
They were murdered by female enemy prisoners.
They were executed by firing squad for cowardice.
Steiner's company commander tried to get him killed on at least two occasions. Why?
Steiner refused to obey orders.
Steiner had insulted him.
Steiner had had an affair with his wife.
Steiner knew he had lied to win The Iron Cross.
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