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Do you love Charlie Chaplin silents or black and white mysteries? Do the early talkies thrill you, or Busby Berkeley showstoppers make you swoon? This is the place for you!
151 Classic Movies quizzes and 2,114 Classic Movies trivia questions.
1.
  Can You Name These Classic Movies?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about classic, all-time great films. They all show up on anyone's top 100 movie list. If you haven't seen any of these wonderful movies, I recommend them highly. I'll supply a brief plot summary, and you select the correct title.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, robbieh, Jun 17 21
Very Easy
robbieh
Jun 17 21
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  Classic Movies Every Child Should See   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
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The following is a list of movies made for 'grown-ups' from the 1920s to the 1950s that every child above the age of eight (with adult supervision) should be allowed to watch. There are more possibilities, of course, but here are ten recommendations.
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Sep 06 10
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  All-Time Great Films!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
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There are so many great old movie classics, one could 'catch up' with watching them forever. This quiz is dedicated to films of the distant past.
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Apr 14 23
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thejazzkickazz gold member
Apr 14 23
18619 plays
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Mr Movies Presents
  Mr Movies Presents   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
In September 2013 Bill Collins celebrated his 50th anniversary of presenting movies on Australian television. Over six nights he presented his ten favourite films - join the countdown of movie classics, all originally released between 1939 and 1958.
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Apr 25 23
Easier
looney_tunes editor
Apr 25 23
1708 plays
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  More Classic Movies - Name the Co-Star   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are films that have made many lists of all-time greats. This time you'll be looking for co-stars, who are all famous actors. I'll supply some information about the film, you name the actor. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, robbieh, Oct 16 07
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robbieh
11016 plays
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  Black and White Classics!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I love the classics, and now I have a chance to give back. Here are some questions about some of my favorite classic movies, all films in black and white!
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Aug 29 11
Tough
thejazzkickazz gold member
10560 plays
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Classic Mystery Movies
  Classic Mystery Movies   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz is about classic detective and mystery films, many of which were directed by Alfred Hitchcock. All were released between 1935 and 1960. Enjoy!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jul 05 19
Very Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
Jul 05 19
2168 plays
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  Child Movie Stars Of Long Ago   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Here is a fun quiz that will bring back memories of those old movies we watch late at night. Can you name the child star? Well, give it a try and have fun!
Average, 25 Qns, califredrose, Sep 03 19
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califredrose
Sep 03 19
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  Classic Trivia from Classic Films   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"A quiz warning I give so you know/ It ain't just 'bout the silver screen show/ Furthermore you can bet it's/ Not just about credits/ But broad-based - so give it a go." A quiz based on classic films released between 1948 up to 1968.
Average, 10 Qns, casey317, Jul 24 10
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  Stuck at home? Revisit classic movies!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In 2020/21 we were in lockdown and one of the ways that I found to escape from reality was to watch streaming movies. It was an opportunity to revisit films and the lives of famous actors and directors. Come with me on this adventure.
Average, 10 Qns, masfon, Feb 11 23
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masfon gold member
Feb 11 23
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trivia question Quick Question
The recovery of pornographic photos is the centerpiece of this noir:

From Quiz "American Film Noir"




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  Turner Classic Movies: "The Essentials" 2001   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In April 2001, Rob Reiner debuted as the host of "The Essentials", a weekly presentation and discussion of classic films on the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable channel. These are ten of the films showcased that first season.
Easier, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Sep 27 15
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1758 plays
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  Film Noir: All-Time Great Crime Dramas   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Perhaps you remember seeing one of these films in a theater, or on television. The tough hero, the sultry heroine, a murder or two...all in glorious black and white. See if you can identify these terrific films from the clues I've given.
Average, 10 Qns, robbieh, Apr 09 13
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robbieh
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  Black and White Films my Kids Won't Watch   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The children in my family were all born in the 1980s, and none of them will watch an old black and white movie with me. These are some of my favorites. Match the actors to the film.
Easier, 10 Qns, Reamar42, Feb 24 21
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Feb 24 21
859 plays
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  Classic Movie Match    
Match Quiz
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Nothing complicated about this quiz! Just match these movies from the 1950s or earlier with the actor who appeared in a starring role.
Easier, 10 Qns, daver852, Aug 11 16
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  Classic Trivia from Classic Films Part 2   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Appreciating the positive feedback I received from my first 'Classic Trivia' quiz, let's go to the movies again. Warning! Not every question is about the actual film, cast or script. Period 1949-1968.
Average, 10 Qns, casey317, Sep 04 18
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casey317
Sep 04 18
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  National Film Registry: Part 1   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Created in 1989, the National Film Registry of the U.S. inducts 25 films each year for preservation. I've got one question about each of the first 25 films inducted.
Average, 15 Qns, Caseena, Jan 17 14
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Caseena
2009 plays
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  Classic Films That Are Actually Remakes   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Think that the movie industry has run out of new ideas? Do you yearn for the innovative films of days gone-by? Well sorry, prepare for more disappointment, because in this quiz we find out that many beloved classic films are themselves remakes.
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, Oct 07 15
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  Totally Epic   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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The definition for what makes a film epic is inherently subjective. This quiz will test your knowledge of films I find totally epic. Thank you to pent2go for the quiz title. Best of luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Dec 30 23
Easier
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Dec 30 23
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  In Glorious Black and White   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This selection is by no means a definitive top 10 list. It's just a list of films that have made a lasting impression on me and all are in black and white.
Easier, 10 Qns, gme24, Jun 20 23
Easier
gme24 gold member
Jun 20 23
1390 plays
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  10 Question Film Noir Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Film noir, a term coined by the French, for a style of American movies that first evolved in the late 1930s, became prominent in the post-war era and lasted until about 1960.
Average, 10 Qns, barina, Sep 26 23
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barina
Sep 26 23
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  True Patriot Love   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The title is a line from "O Canada", national anthem of that country and your task is to match the 'Canadian connection' to the titles of these classic movies.
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Jan 24 19
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spanishliz editor
Jan 24 19
333 plays
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  National Film Registry: Part 2   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Part two of my quiz on the first 25 films to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the United States.
Average, 10 Qns, Caseena, Sep 29 14
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Caseena
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  Take this Film Noir Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
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Eddie Muller is "The Czar of Noir". Here are ten films that he considers the best of the film noir genre.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Nov 08 17
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Rehaberpro
Nov 08 17
996 plays
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  Classic British Movies   great trivia quiz  
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There have been many British movies, from various studios, that could be called 'classics'. These questions will test your memory of just a few of them.
Difficult, 10 Qns, romeomikegolf, Aug 07 09
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  Classic Mystery Thrillers   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This a collection of famous classic mystery and suspense movies. I will tell you what they are about but I will not reveal the ending, just in case you have not watched them (please, do so, they are wonderful)!
Average, 10 Qns, Babilonia, Apr 12 16
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  Classic Movies 1920-1950   popular trivia quiz  
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If you enjoy classic movies filmed between 1920 and 1950, welcome to the Sizziloon team quiz on the subject! But I must warn you, though. There may be some spoilers!
Average, 10 Qns, Squidwarddd, Sep 29 22
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Sep 29 22
2000 plays
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  Classic Movies - U.S. and U.K.   popular trivia quiz  
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This is a multiple choice quiz about classic movies, created by paulmallon and mnbates.
Tough, 10 Qns, mnbates, Jul 26 14
Tough
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  Classic Film Noir   popular trivia quiz  
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Film Noir is one of my favourite film genres. I'll give you some facts about a classic film noir - you tell me which one it is.
Average, 10 Qns, Coriolanus, Oct 18 23
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Coriolanus
Oct 18 23
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  Classic Silent Films   best quiz  
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Silent films are nearly a lost art. Here are ten silent films that are among the best according to the Silent Film Information Center.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Aug 13 19
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Rehaberpro
Aug 13 19
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  Classic Comedies   popular trivia quiz  
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The Silent Era through to the 1940s is generally considered to be a Golden Age of American comedy. Test your knowledge of these classic films.
Average, 10 Qns, Coriolanus, Nov 03 16
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Coriolanus
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  National Film Registry: Part 3   popular trivia quiz  
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The National Film Registry of the U.S. was created in 1989 to preserve "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" American films. This quiz covers some of the 25 films inducted in 1990.
Average, 10 Qns, Caseena, Jun 07 23
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Caseena
Jun 07 23
809 plays
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  Odd One Out Part 2   popular trivia quiz  
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As with my previous Odd One Out quiz, I'll give you the name of a director or star, and you tell me which of the four alternatives they didn't appear in or direct. All four films are linked, but not by the person named in the question.
Average, 10 Qns, Coriolanus, Aug 13 13
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  National Film Registry: Part 4    
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Every year, the United States National Film Registry inducts 25 films it declares "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The movies in this quiz were inducted in 1991 and 1992.
Average, 10 Qns, Caseena, Sep 29 23
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Caseena
Sep 29 23
598 plays
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  Odd One Out   popular trivia quiz  
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I'll give you the name of a director or star, and you give me the name of the film they did not direct or appear in. All of the choices will have a common link, but it won't necessarily be the star or director named in the question.
Tough, 10 Qns, Coriolanus, Jul 18 13
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Coriolanus
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  More Classic Silent Films   popular trivia quiz  
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Silent films constitute a lost art; this is sad as the peak of the art was in the late 1920s when it was overcome by technology. These are questions about some of those films.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Aug 13 19
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Aug 13 19
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  The Comique Films    
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From 1917 to 1920, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle made films at his Comique studio with Buster Keaton, Al St. John, and Luke the Dog. Can you identify the movies from the clues?
Average, 15 Qns, ubermom, Jan 28 10
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  The Buster Keaton Independent Shorts Part 1    
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Buster Keaton released 19 independent short films from 1920 - 1923. We'll take a look at all of them in two quizzes.
Average, 10 Qns, ubermom, May 23 11
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  The Buster Keaton Independent Shorts Part 2    
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Buster Keaton released 19 independent short films from 1920 - 1923. This second of two quizzes takes a look at them.
Tough, 10 Qns, ubermom, Apr 28 15
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Classic Movies Trivia Questions

1. What epic desert movie, which is so long it has an intermission, did the NFR induct in 1991? It won both Oscar Best Picture and BAFTA Best Film awards.

From Quiz
National Film Registry: Part 4

Answer: Lawrence of Arabia

The epic film about the way T.E. Lawrence tried to unite warring Arab tribes against the Turks in WWI won both awards for 1962. Another David Lean film, "The Bridge on the River Kwai", also won both of these awards and was inducted into the NFR in 1997.

2. 1990 saw the first time that a film by Martin Scorsese was added to the National Film Registry. Which black-and-white sports movie was inducted?

From Quiz National Film Registry: Part 3

Answer: Raging Bull

"Raging Bull" is a biographical film about boxer Jake LaMotta (played by Robert De Niro) and how he rises as a boxing champion but chases away his friends and family because of his rage and jealousy. "Taxi Driver" was inducted in 1994, "Mean Streets" in 1997, and "Goodfellas" in 2000.

3. Which Buster Keaton film, based on a true story, is set during the American Civil War and stars Buster as a train driver who has his train stolen by Union spies?

From Quiz Classic Comedies

Answer: The General

"The General" is considered by most to be Buster's masterpiece. He stars as a Confederate train driver who has his train stolen and sweetheart kidnapped by Union spies. He gets them back and in the process is responsible for helping defeat the Union Army in battle. The brilliantly timed series of sight gags, each one topping the one before, are sheer genius. The film is based on a true story and is historically accurate.

4. Otto Preminger directed this film about a New York City cop - Dana Andrews - who kills a man while investigating a homicide, and tries to cover up his guilt while continuing the search for the killer.

From Quiz Classic Film Noir

Answer: Where the Sidewalk Ends

"While the City Sleeps" was directed by Fritz Lang, and starred Dana Andrews, Ida Lupino and George Sanders. "Night and the City" was directed by Jules Dassin, and starred Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers and Herbert Lom. "Force of Evil" was directed by Abraham Polonsky, and starred John Garfield. "Where The Sidewalk Ends" co-starred Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill and Karl Malden.

5. This 1941 film noir has a character created by Dashiell Hammett and also ends with a line based on "The Tempest."

From Quiz National Film Registry: Part 2

Answer: The Maltese Falcon

The line from the play is "We are such stuff as dreams are made on." When Spade is asked in the movie what the falcon is, he says, "The stuff dreams are made of." The movie stars Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade, who is hired by Sydney Greenstreet's character to retrieve the jeweled Falcon. This movie is largely considered the first film noir.

6. This early Technicolor epic is one of the longer films in cinema--almost four hours! Frankly, I'm not surprised it won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Don't wait until another day to answer!

From Quiz National Film Registry: Part 1

Answer: Gone with the Wind

Sets of other movies were burned down for the Atlanta burning scene. The actors were composited in later, and since Vivien Leigh hadn't been cast as Scarlett at the time, a stunt person was used.

7. Who played Mr. Ugarte in the 1942 film "Casablanca"?

From Quiz Classic Movies 1920-1950

Answer: Peter Lorre

The letters of transit Mr. Ugarte carried with him were signed by General Charles de Gaulle. In real life, in 1940, de Gaulle had been convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment, so any letter of transit presented that was signed by him would have resulted in the owner being put under arrest. It is one of the few errors in what is widely believed to be the greatest Hollywood film of all time. Perhaps the most notable other film with Lorre, Greenstreet, and Bogart would be "The Maltese Falcon". The Warner Brothers studio had to churn out 50 films per year, and "Casablanca" was just another one of those films (or so they thought). Ingrid Bergman was never crazy about the film. She thought "Casablanca" was just okay! Her fans for years always wanted to ask her about "Casablanca" and she never wanted to talk about it. A film she had made close to the time of making "Casablanca", "Intermezzo", with Leslie Howard, was an example of a film she believed to be exquisite and superior to "Casablanca". (Question contributed by Squidwarddd)

8. This 1920 short -- the first Keaton released -- stars Buster as the groom, and Sybil Seeley as his bride. Which Keaton film leaves Buster spinning?

From Quiz The Buster Keaton Independent Shorts Part 1

Answer: One Week

It follows their misadventures as they try to build a house from a kit, with disastrous results thanks to a meddling ex-suitor of Sybil's, who mixes up the numbers on the boxes. Other memorable moments from "One Week" include Buster's motorcycle mishap while trying to pass from one moving car to another, and the demolition of the house by a passing train. Though "One Week" was the first film Keaton released independently, it was the second one he'd filmed. His first work got shelved and released later. Keaton's co-writer and co-director, Eddie Cline, worked with Keaton on most of his independent short films. The two men resumed working together in 1951, on Keaton's television series, "Life With Buster Keaton".

9. Musician Henry Mancini won four Oscars in his life-time. Two of them arose from one particular film, and that film "starred" a cat. Name the film.

From Quiz Classic Trivia from Classic Films

Answer: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)

Henry "Hank" Mancini wrote "Moon River" with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. They won the "Music, Song" Oscar for it and Hank also won the "Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture" Oscar. The cat is the catalyst that brings two young people together in this classic "boy meets girl" film. After an out of town screening, prior to general release, a studio executive said re "Moon River" (which Audrey sings in the film), "I think the first thing we can do is get rid of that stupid song." Audrey's reply was, "Over my dead body!"

10. At Number ten on the list is "Greed" (1924). Who is the Director of "Greed"?

From Quiz Classic Silent Films

Answer: Erich von Stroheim

Erich von Stroheim is an outstanding director who has few films in his resume. This is due to his conflicts with studios that he felt were trying to compromise his artistic integrity. He returned to acting where he had less conflict with management. "Greed" was a filmed version of Frank Norris' novel "McTeague" which dramatized the destruction that money can cause on ordinary people. Von Stroheim wanted to stay close to the book and hence produced a ten hour film. The studio was not about to distribute a film that long to the general public and demanded that von Stroheim edit it down. The edit was about four hours. Still not satisfied with the length, the film was taken away from von Stroheim and reduced to about two and a half hours. It was not commercially successful. Later the critical value of the film was appreciated but by that time much of the footage had been destroyed. Turner Classic Movies in 1999 took on the task of restoration and produced a four hour version from existing footage and stills taken during production.

11. This movie was filmed and released in 1947 and was based on a real incident that happened six years earlier. It concerned the running aground of a ship in the Outer Hebrides. What was the name of the ship in the movie?

From Quiz Classic British Movies

Answer: S.S Cabinet Minister

The film was, of course, 'Whisky Galore'. Written by Compton McKenzie, it was about the ship running aground with 24,000 cases of Scotch on board and the islanders attempts to hide it from the revenue men. The real ship that ran aground in 1941 was the S.S. Politician and it was indeed carrying whiskey. It has also been revealed that it carried £145,000 in bank notes. Not all of the cash was recovered from the wreck. Some of the real whisky found its way onto the American market in 1991.

12. What large city in the southern United States is one of the important settings of the 1939 mega-film 'Gone with the Wind'?

From Quiz All-Time Great Films!

Answer: Atlanta

Based on Margaret Mitchell's hit novel, 'Gone with the Wind' is set entirely in Georgia, both rural and urban. Victor Fleming was the director of this film that still, by some measures, is the all-time box-office champion.

13. This classic 1944 film was directed by Otto Preminger. A girl is murdered...but is she really dead? Detective Mark McPherson (played by Dana Andrews) investigates the case, and falls in love with her portrait.

From Quiz Film Noir: All-Time Great Crime Dramas

Answer: Laura

This is one of the great ones. Gene Tierney stars as Laura, in her most famous portrayal, the beautiful girl they all fall in love with. The supporting cast includes Clifton Webb, Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The score includes the lovely theme song, "Laura". Dana Andrews is probably best known as the troubled veteran in "The Best Years of Our Lives".

14. Maria and Tony are a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. Their romance takes place in New York City, where racially motivated clashes between the Sharks and the Jets have tragic consequences.

From Quiz Can You Name These Classic Movies?

Answer: West Side Story

"West Side Story" (1961) is widely considered to be one of the all-time great movie musicals. It stars Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer. Audrey Hepburn and Warren Beatty, among many others, were considered for the lead roles. George Chakiris and Rita Moreno won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, and the film also won for Best Picture. The music is superb, "Tonight, Tonight" and "Maria" are among the many unforgettable songs. The musical score was composed by Leonard Bernstein and Steven Sondheim. I recommend this movie to everyone.

15. What is the literal meaning of film noir?

From Quiz Film Noir

Answer: Black film or cinema

French critics applied this term to the American movies released in France following World War II, when they noticed the themes and look of the many American crime and detective films were very black and dark.

16. In the Muppet version of "Treasure Island" (1996), Long John Silver did not have a parrot sitting on his shoulder. What creature replaced the parrot?

From Quiz Stuck at home? Revisit classic movies!

Answer: A lobster

The Muppet "Treasure Island" (1966) is a musical adventure, adapted for the screen from the 1883 novel "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson. The film was directed by Brian Jensen and the key roles are played by live-action actors and the Muppets in supporting roles. In the book, Long John Silver has a parrot named Captain Flint, known for repeating phrases spoken by pirates. In the movie with the muppets, Long John Silver has a pet named Polly or Polly Lobster, whose role is performed by Kevin Clash. Polly Lobster has a hook instead of a claw in her right arm, big eyes, and black eyebrows.

17. This curly haired moppet starred in 'Baby Takes A Bow' in 1934. She was in 'The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer' in 1947 with Cary Grant. Who is she?

From Quiz Child Movie Stars Of Long Ago

Answer: Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple was born April 23, 1928.

18. Which 1942 Orson Welles film, inducted into the Registry in 1991, had about an hour of footage cut by the studio prior to release?

From Quiz National Film Registry: Part 4

Answer: The Magnificent Ambersons

While Welles's surviving notes describe the cut scenes, the footage itself was destroyed. The story of the fall of the Amberson family in the 20th century lost its final scene, many conversations, and most of a ballroom sequence that was shot in a long take.

19. Only one musical from the 1930s was included on the first season of "The Essentials". Released in 1935, which Astaire-Rogers comedy was the most successful of their partnership?

From Quiz Turner Classic Movies: "The Essentials" 2001

Answer: Top Hat

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers appeared in ten films together starting with 1933's "Flying Down to Rio", and it was 1935's "Top Hat" that became their biggest hit together ("Easter Parade" was Astaire's most successful film, but he was partnered with Judy Garland in that musical). Featuring the music of Irving Berlin, "Top Hat" included the classic songs "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" and "Cheek to Cheek". The plot was a comedy of errors: Astaire's Jerry Travers fell for Roger's Dale Tremont in a London hotel and then proceeded to chase her around London and Venice, while Dale mistook Jerry for his producer, Horace Hardwick, who was married to her friend Madge. Dale rejected Jerry's advances and ended up marrying an Italian fashion designer, or did she? "Top Hat" was nominated for four Academy Awards (Best Picture, Art Direction, Dance Direction and Original Song - "Cheek to Cheek") but lost out, respectively to "Mutiny on the Bounty", "The Dark Angel", "Broadway Melody of 1936" and "Gold Diggers of 1935" - "Lullaby of Broadway".

20. What 1964 spaghetti western (US debut 1967) made a star of Clint Eastwood but was embroiled in a copyright infringement lawsuit and is considered an unauthorized remake of the 1961 Japanese classic "Yojimbo"?

From Quiz Classic Films That Are Actually Remakes

Answer: A Fistful of Dollars

"Yojimbo" is a 1961 masterpiece by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa that starred Toshiro Mifune as the Ronin, or samurai with no master, who wanders into a town in the middle of a fight between two rival gang factions. Refusing to take sides and wanting only to be left alone, the samurai nonetheless ends up clearing the town of both gangs. Relatively unknown at the time, Clint Eastwood starred in "A Fistful of Dollars" produced in 1964 but not released in the US until 1967. The movie was made by Italian director Sergio Leone and set the action in the American West. Like the samurai in "Yojimbo", Eastwood's "man with no name" gunslinger is stuck between rival gangs in a small town. The similarities between "A Fistful of Dollars" and "Yojimbo" did not go unnoticed and the movie's release was delayed when Kurasowa sued for breach of copyright. Kurosawa won the case and ended up getting more "dollars" from the success of "A Fistful of Dollars" than from "Yojimbo".

21. This 1933 film is a classic story of beauty taming the beast. What is the name of the film, directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, that reaches its climax at the Empire State Building?

From Quiz In Glorious Black and White

Answer: King Kong

A film crew goes to exotic Skull Island for filming. The natives there worship a giant gorilla called Kong and after capturing the young blond actress, played by Fay Wray, offer her as a sacrifice to him. Kong falls in love with the girl and instead of eating her he takes her away to his mountain hideout. The film director manages to capture Kong and transport him to New York where he is put on show.

22. Groucho Marx plays the leader of the country Freedonia, which is on the brink of war with Sylvania, in what Marx Brothers film?

From Quiz National Film Registry: Part 3

Answer: Duck Soup

There is no duck soup in the film--the closest we get is a shot of ducks swimming in a cauldron during the opening credits. In the 1930s, the term "duck soup" referred to something that was easy to do.

23. Directed by George Marshall from an original screenplay by Raymond Chandler - his only one. An ex soldier, played by Alan Ladd, returns home to find that his wife has been unfaithful to him. She's murdered, and he's the prime suspect.

From Quiz Classic Film Noir

Answer: The Blue Dahlia

"The Big Clock" was directed by John Farrow, and starred Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, George Macready and Elsa Lanchester. "Kiss of Death" was directed by Henry Hathaway, and starred Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Colleen Gray and Richard Widmark in his screen debut. "The Big Sleep" was a Howard Hawks film which starred Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and was adapted from the novel by Raymond Chandler. "The Blue Dahlia" co-starred Veronica Lake, William Bendix and Howard DaSilva.

24. The classic thriller "The 39 Steps" (1935) was directed by one of the most influential movie directors of all time. What was his name?

From Quiz Classic Movies - U.S. and U.K.

Answer: Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) directed over 50 films, many of them classic thrillers. On the list of 100 years, 100 films by The American Film Institute (A.F.I) he has four movies, the most by any director: "Psycho" (1960), "North by Northwest" (1959), "Rear Window" (1954) and "Vertigo" (1958). "The 39 Steps" (1935) and "The Lady Vanishes" (1938) are on the British Film Institute's (B.F.I.) Top 100 British Films list. Ralph Thomas (1915-2001) directed the 1956 version of "The 39 Steps" with Kenneth More as Hannay but achieved fame as the director of the "Doctor in the House" movies. Don Sharp (1921-2011) directed the 1978 remake of "The 39 Steps" with Robert Powell as Hannay. Ken Hannam (1929-2004) created the 1988 TV series "Hannay" with Robert Powell again playing the lead.

25. This film about film opens with a dead man narrating over his dead body. It also has appearances by Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, and Buster Keaton as themselves.

From Quiz National Film Registry: Part 2

Answer: Sunset Boulevard

William Holden's character tells us how he ended up dead in a swimming pool, and about how Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), a faded silent screen star, imagines her great "return" as she goes insane. It ends with the line, "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."

26. This highly quotable film from 1942 was not expected to do well, much less win Best Picture and be selected as one of the best movies of all time by the AFI. And now, we'll always have it.

From Quiz National Film Registry: Part 1

Answer: Casablanca

This film about a bar owner, a Resistance leader trying to escape to the U.S., and the woman trying to choose between the two has become a classic. Though it first played in 1942 at a special screening, "Casablanca" actually won Best Picture for 1943 because that was the year it went into wide release. In the 1990s, Warner Brothers created the cartoon "Carrotblanca" as a Bugs Bunny parody. Quotations include, "We'll always have Paris," "Here's looking at you, kid," "Round up the usual suspects," and "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

27. The movie involves the misadventures of a young man who is unwittingly recruited into a criminal gang -- and ordered to kill the father of a beautiful girl. Which film finds Buster bested by a newspaper that unfolds to massive proportions?

From Quiz The Buster Keaton Independent Shorts Part 1

Answer: The High Sign

"The High Sign" was actually Keaton's first independent short, filmed in 1920, but he wasn't pleased with it so he shelved it. He released it in 1921, when a broken ankle left him unable to churn out movies at his usual pace. Many gags center around the booby-traps the girl's father has set up to thwart assassins. It opens with a title telling us, "Our Hero came from Nowhere -- he wasn't going Anywhere -- and he got kicked off Somewhere." We see a train speeding by in the foreground, and Buster makes his entrance in an ungraceful landing on his backside, evidently thrown off the train. Other famous gags include Buster hanging his hat on a hook he'd just painted on the wall, and Buster shooting at a bottle only to bag a passing duck.

28. In this 1953 Fritz Lang film, Police Detective Bannion (Glenn Ford) is investigating a fellow officer's suicide. Then, he's ordered off the case. A bomb, planted by the Mob, kills Bannion's wife, and all hell breaks loose.

From Quiz Film Noir: All-Time Great Crime Dramas

Answer: The Big Heat

In addition to Glenn Ford, the "Big Heat" cast includes film noir icon Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin, Jocelyn Brando and Alexander Scourby. There's a very famous scene in this one. A mobster throws boiling hot coffee in a woman's face, scarring her terribly. The unfortunate woman is played by Gloria Grahame, and if you've never seen a Gloria Grahame film, I recommend this one highly.

29. Rick Blaine, an expatriate nightclub owner, and Victor Laszlo, Resistance hero, are both in love with Ilsa, Laszlo's beautiful wife. The film takes place in occupied Morocco, during World War II.

From Quiz Can You Name These Classic Movies?

Answer: Casablanca

"Casablanca" stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid. The plot also deals with a battle of wits between Blaine and the authorities, and the plight of refugees fleeing from the Nazis. "Play it, Sam", "Here's looking at you, kid" (a line improvised by Bogart) and "Round up the usual suspects" are all famous lines from the movie's dialogue. "Casablanca" won the 1942 Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director (Michael Curtiz). It is almost always at the top of every list of all-time great films. The cast features many wonderful character actors, including Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre.

30. What is NOT a primary characteristic or mood associated with film noir movies?

From Quiz Film Noir

Answer: Ecstasy

The mood of classic film noir is very dark, with themes dealing with deceit, disenchantment, pessimism, moral corruption, evil, guilt and paranoia. The milieu of our hero or anti-hero is the city, with its murky underworld of corruption and crime, and their women are seductive and fatalistic - femmes fatale. The physical texture was shadowy, using low key lighting with the action usually occurring at night.

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