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1. Edmond Dantes plots revenge against the three men responsible for his wrongful imprisonment in the Chateau d'If. In which 1934 film, based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas, does Robert Donat play the title role?
2. In an early notable appearance, Donat plays Thomas Culpeper, a man who gets too close to an English queen. Featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Charles Laughton, which 1933 film is this?
3. Much of Europe has been overrun and Britain faces possible invasion, but the prime minister is determined to overcome the threat of tyranny, whatever the cost. Which 1942 film, starring Robert Donat as an earlier wartime leader, is this?
4. Following a trip to the music hall and an encounter with a mysterious woman, Richard Hannay, played by Donat, escapes from his flat disguised as a milkman and travels to Scotland, where he delivers an impromptu election speech and ends up handcuffed to a beautiful blonde played by Madeleine Carroll. Which Alfred Hitchcock film is this?
5. Dr Manson, an idealist intent on improving the lot of miners in the Welsh valleys, moves to London, where he is temporarily seduced by the money to be made in private practice. In which 1938 film, based on a novel by A J Cronin, did Robert Donat turn in an Oscar-nominated performance?
6. At the end of his life Charles Chipping remembers the 63 years he spent teaching classics at Brookfield school. For which film, based on a story by James Hilton, did Robert Donat win the 1939 Best Actor Oscar?
7. An elderly man turns up unrecognised at a film industry event. After making an impassioned speech he collapses and dies, his pockets containing only a pawn ticket and the price of a cinema ticket. In which 1951 picture does Robert Donat play forgotten film pioneer William Friese-Green?
8. A young boy is expelled from naval college, accused of the theft of a postal order, and Robert Donat plays the barrister the family engages to clear his name. Which film, based on a play by Terence Rattigan, is this?
9. Sergeant Hardacre, played by Robert Donat, returns from the war intending to marry his long-time fiancee, but falls in love with his mother's lodger. Starring Dora Bryan and Renee Asherson, this 1950 comedy is the only film to have been directed by Donat - what is it called?
10. Gladys Aylward, played by Ingrid Bergman, goes to China to work as a missionary and is engaged by a Chinese mandarin, played by Robert Donat in his last film role, to eradicate the practice of foot binding. Which 1958 picture is this?
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