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1.
  My Favorite Westerns, Part II   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The western, what a wonderful film genre. This quiz continues from part I in exploring some of the greatest western films ever made. Hitch up that saddle and take a ride with me to the wild west...giddy-up!
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jun 14 22
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Jun 14 22
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  Best Westerns   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I love Westerns! Here are a few questions about some of my favorites.
Average, 15 Qns, fdgla, Jul 11 17
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fdgla
Jul 11 17
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  Revisionist Westerns - 1960s   best quiz  
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 10 Qns
Revisionist Westerns are a subgenre of Westerns where traditional heroes and villains give way to a world where morality is blurred and shades of gray dominate. This quiz will focus on movies from this subgenre made in the 1960s. Warning: Spoilers!
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Nov 12 15
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  My Favorite Westerns   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of my favorite films happen to be westerns from all eras. Here are a few questions about western films, randomized for your playing pleasure. Good luck and enjoy, pilgrim!
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Dec 13 04
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  A Trip to the Video Store   great trivia quiz  
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I have been in the mood to watch an "oater" also known as a cowboy or western themed movie. I am going to the video store to rent a couple. C'mon little dogie and make this trip down memory lane. Note: One question requires knowledge of Oscar wins.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 03 16
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dcpddc478
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  Revisionist Westerns - 1970s   best quiz  
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 10 Qns
Revisionist Westerns are a subgenre of Westerns where traditional heroes and villains give way to a world where morality is blurred and shades of gray dominate. This quiz will focus on movies from this subgenre made in the 1970s. Warning: Spoilers!
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Feb 17 11
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1062 plays
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  Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?    
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 10 Qns
Westerns were so popular from the mid 1930s through the mid 1950s when television took over. Here are some questions about those movies.
Average, 10 Qns, Desimac, Jun 22 15
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  10 Great Westerns From The 1950s   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most of these movies will be easy to identify if you like westerns.
Average, 10 Qns, steelman86, Jun 13 09
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steelman86 gold member
1654 plays
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  Cinematic Cowboys   popular trivia quiz  
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Saddle up. Ride out. And once more with feeling Dahling!
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Sep 14 18
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480154st gold member
Sep 14 18
386 plays
10.
  Spaghetti Eastern    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The term "Mafia" is so yesterday! Team Kaffeeklatsch challenges you to identify these Italian (and other) gangster films set in USA: call them "Spaghetti Easterns." Thanks to apathy 100 for the Author Challenge,
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jul 22 17
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Jul 22 17
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trivia question Quick Question
What actor played Jack Crabb in "Little Big Man"?

From Quiz "World of Westerns I"




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  10 Great Westerns From the 1940s   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More movies from my favorite genre. John Wayne, Walter Brennan, Gary Cooper, Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, Ward Bond, etc... If you like Westerns, it does not get much better than this.
Average, 10 Qns, steelman86, Mar 22 10
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1275 plays
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  What's in a Title? Horse Operas Part II   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who can resist a good Western? I'll give a bit of plot, the director, and the year of ten Western films, you just pick the title. They are in chronological order (1909 - 1992).
Average, 10 Qns, thula2, Oct 18 16
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thula2
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  10 Great Westerns From The 1960s   top quiz  
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These are some great examples of the Western genre.
Easier, 10 Qns, steelman86, Jan 22 13
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steelman86 gold member
1063 plays
14.
  Movies About the Wild, Wild West   great trivia quiz  
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It may surprise you to learn that some of my favorite movies are westerns. So put on your chaps and your stetson to ride the western movie trail with me.
Average, 10 Qns, funnytrivianna, Oct 26 10
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  What's in a Title? Crime Films Volume IV   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Heists, hoodlums, mobsters, mafiosi, crooks and capers, who doesn't enjoy a crime film? I'll give a bit of the plot, the year of release, and some clues about ten crime films. You just pick the titles. They are in chronological order. Good luck punk!
Average, 10 Qns, thula2, Oct 01 14
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thula2
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  Revisionist Westerns - 80s and 90s   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Revisionist Westerns are a subgenre of Westerns, where traditional heroes and villains give way to a world where morality is blurred and shades of gray dominate. This quiz will focus on movies from this subgenre made in the 80s and 90s. Warning: Spoilers
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Feb 19 11
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794 plays
17.
  Man With No Name Movies   top quiz  
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 15 Qns
You gotta love the Spaghetti Westerns, great stories with a 60s and 70s 'Who gives a Expletive Here attitude'. This quiz focuses on the 'Man With No Name' series.
Difficult, 15 Qns, TemplarLLM, Dec 07 14
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  Tall in the Saddle   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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This quiz is all about Western movies. I'll name the actor, you name the film. Note: Some questions require knowledge of Oscar wins.
Easier, 10 Qns, nmerr, Jun 14 22
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nmerr gold member
Jun 14 22
1203 plays
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  What's in a Title? Crime Films Volume I   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Heists, hoodlums, mobsters, mafiosi, crooks and capers; who doesn't enjoy a crime film? I'll give a bit of the plot, the year of release, and some clues about ten crime films. You just pick the titles. They are in chronological order. Good luck punk!
Average, 10 Qns, thula2, Sep 05 14
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  21 Gun Salute   popular trivia quiz  
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This is my tribute to the greatest classic Westerns of all time. This first quiz salutes the films of the past that are my favorites for the best ten ever, leaving 11 shots left.
Average, 10 Qns, KIRKEPOO, Feb 05 17
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  What's in a Title? Horse Operas Part I   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Who can resist a good Western? I'll give a bit of plot, the director, and the year of ten Western films I'm fond of, you just pick the title. They are in chronological order (1903 - 2003).
Average, 10 Qns, thula2, Oct 06 16
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thula2
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  My Favorite Western Comedies    
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This quiz will present a variety of western comedy movies, with both answers and incorrect choices selected from my favorites of the genre.
Average, 10 Qns, OutlookDude, May 04 20
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May 04 20
344 plays
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  Classic Westerns   great trivia quiz  
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Westerns have always been one of my favourite film genres. I'll give you some facts about a number of classic Westerns, and you tell me their names.
Average, 10 Qns, Coriolanus, Oct 24 13
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  What's in a Title? Crime Films Volume III   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Heists, hoodlums, mobsters, mafiosi, crooks and capers, who doesn't enjoy a crime film? I'll give a bit of the plot, the year of release, and some clues about ten crime films. You just pick the titles. They are in chronological order. Good luck punk!
Average, 10 Qns, thula2, Sep 22 14
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thula2
476 plays
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  What's in a Title? Crime Films Volume II   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Heists, hoodlums, mobsters, mafiosi, crooks and capers, who doesn't enjoy a crime film? I'll give a bit of the plot, the year of release, and some clues about ten crime films. You just pick the titles. They are in chronological order. Good luck punk!
Tough, 10 Qns, thula2, Sep 09 14
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thula2
527 plays
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  Western Casts    
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Name the movie starring the three actors listed in each question.
Tough, 10 Qns, cowart56, Sep 18 06
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  1950s Westerns Part 2    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This is the second instalment about my favourite genre of movies. I'll provide the star you match them with the movie.
Average, 10 Qns, Desimac, Feb 06 20
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Feb 06 20
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  Horse Opera Heroes Part Two   top quiz  
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In Part 1, a number of Horse Opera Heroes were overlooked. You will find many of them here. Sweet memories are here for the western movie fan.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Aug 08 12
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  What's in a Title? Horse Operas Part III   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give a bit of plot, the director, and the year of ten Westerns, you just pick the title. They are in chronological order (1916 - 2012).
Average, 10 Qns, thula2, May 21 17
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thula2
May 21 17
223 plays
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  Gangster Movies    
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Some of the greatest movies of all time have been about organized crime. Several were Oscar winners or had actors nominated for their roles. Here are 15 assorted questions. Good Luck, Paisans.
Difficult, 15 Qns, miamisammy29, Apr 02 10
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  World of Westerns I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a look at some westerns.
Average, 10 Qns, zorlock7, Jul 19 18
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Jul 19 18
414 plays
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  Horse Opera Heroes Part I   popular trivia quiz  
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They were heroes dashing across our screens in black and white, and a staple of the Saturday matinee. This genre died out but these heroes still flicker across our memories.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Aug 01 09
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  World of Westerns II   popular trivia quiz  
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Here's another look at Westerns.
Average, 10 Qns, zorlock7, Jul 19 18
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Jul 19 18
312 plays
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  It's Curtains For You...    
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This is my second tribute to what I believe to be the greatest Westerns ever made.
Average, 10 Qns, KIRKEPOO, Oct 04 21
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Oct 04 21
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  Actors and their Western Movies: Part 1    
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Here are ten well known actors and their various Western movies. Can you identify, from the question, the Western in which these actors appeared?
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Jul 09 19
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Jul 09 19
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  1950s Westerns part 1    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
My favourite genre of movies - I'll provide the star you match them with the movie.
Average, 10 Qns, Desimac, Mar 26 19
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Mar 26 19
319 plays
37.
  Ape About Comedy Westerns   popular trivia quiz  
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 10 Qns
Saddle up and laugh.
Average, 10 Qns, zorlock7, Jul 24 18
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Jul 24 18
237 plays
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  Old Time Classic Westerns   popular trivia quiz  
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I miss the good old westerns. Perhaps you remember these.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Aug 25 19
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robert362
Aug 25 19
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  Ten Favorite Westerns   popular trivia quiz  
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During the late 1950's over half of the regular network prime time television shows were westerns. Perhaps this explains the affinity that "baby boomers" have for the western genre.
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Nov 11 22
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Nov 11 22
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  The Great B Movie Cowboys   top quiz  
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B Movies were usually the bottom half of a double feature, appearing as a companion to a more elaborate, star-studded main feature. Can you name these cowboys who appeared in so many of them?
Average, 10 Qns, Pick61, Sep 29 22
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Sep 29 22
498 plays
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  Westerns of the 1960s    
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There have been some great Westerns movies over the years. Here is a selection from the 1960s.
Tough, 10 Qns, zambesi, Dec 24 15
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  World of Westerns III    
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Here's a look at some Westerns with familiar actors and characters, and a few that are unusual.
Average, 10 Qns, zorlock7, Jul 19 18
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Jul 19 18
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  More from the Old West    
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Here's a sequel for those who enjoyed the first one
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Jun 12 19
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Jun 12 19
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  Glamorization of the Old West    
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Oldtime westerns often took western figures - unsavory and otherwise - and elevated them to nobility. Here are a few examples of some less-than-accurate historical depictions of some colorful characters from the Old West.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Apr 02 14
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2084 plays
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  Classic Gangster Movies, Part 1    
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This is a quiz that spans the entire history of gangster films. Beware of questions 3, 11, and 12!
Difficult, 15 Qns, Zeabed, Mar 10 19
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Zeabed
Mar 10 19
2876 plays
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  Classic Gangster Movies, Part 2    
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A second spate of gangster movie questions, with more recent examples this time.
Difficult, 10 Qns, zeabed, Dec 12 04
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zeabed
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  Classic Gangster Movies, Part 3    
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Here's yet another installment, albeit a short one, in the continuing saga of crime and mayhem.
Difficult, 5 Qns, zeabed, Feb 24 23
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Feb 24 23
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Westerns and Gangster Films Trivia Questions

1. Let us start with "The Duke" (John Wayne) and one of his roles as Col. Cord McNally. After the Civil War he searches for the traitors who caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend. Can you name the movie?

From Quiz
Actors and their Western Movies: Part 1

Answer: Rio Lobo

"Rio Lobo" (1970) starred John Wayne as Col. Cord McNally who, through contacts, hunts down the traitors. He eventually finds them and also gets involved in a town that is being bullied by outlaw elements. The film was directed by Howard Hawkes who had also directed "Rio Bravo" (1959) and "El Dorado" (1966) also starring John Wayne. In "The Searchers" (1956) his character is Ethan Edwards, in "Rio Bravo" (1959) he is John T. Chance and in "The Horse Soldiers" (1959) his character is Col. John Marlowe.

2. In 1966, who made his western debut when he played Toller, a 10th cavalry veteran and master horse breaker in "Duel At Diablo"?

From Quiz Cinematic Cowboys

Answer: Sidney Poitier

Poitier already had some meaty roles under his belt when he made "Duel At Diablo", having starred in "Blackboard Jungle"(1955), "The Defiant Ones"(1958) and won an Oscar for his role in "Lilies Of The Field"(1963). Poitier co-starred in "Duel At Diablo" with James Garner and Dennis Weaver and would go on to make other westerns such as "Buck And The Preacher"(1972) which he also directed and in which his co- star was Harry Belafonte.

3. Who played the gunfighter who shot himself in the foot in "Support Your Local Gunfighter"?

From Quiz Ape About Comedy Westerns

Answer: Chuck Connors

Taylor Barton and Colonel Ames were racing to see who could get to the mother lode of gold. Every so often an explosion shook the town as their men searched for gold. A man pretending to be gunslinger Swifty Morgan took money from both sides to drive the other one out of town. The real Swifty Morgan (Chuck Connors) challenged conman Latigo Smith (James Garner) to a showdown. Just as Swifty pulled out his gun to shoot, another explosion shook the town, causing Swifty to shoot himself in the foot.

4. Rock Hudson played what kind of character in "Horizons West" (1952)?

From Quiz World of Westerns III

Answer: Lawman

The Hammond brothers returned to Austin, Texas after the Civil War. Neal (Rock Hudson) took over the family ranch and became a marshal. Dan (Robert Ryan) became a criminal and romanced the wife (Julie Adams) of a prominent figure (Raymond Burr). Neal had to choose between protecting his brother or protecting the terrorized ranchers from being attacked by Dan's gang of cattle rustlers.

5. In which Western did Arnold Schwarzenegger play a handsome stranger who protected a charming woman from getting robbed?

From Quiz World of Westerns II

Answer: The Villain

Before playing Mr. Freeze in "Batman and Robin", Arnold Schwarzenegger played a classic Western good guy in "The Villain". Charming Jones (Ann-Margret) was being protected by Handsome Stranger (Arnold Schwarzenegger) while Cactus Jack (Kirk Douglas) attempted to rob her, wearing disguises and setting traps at various places. Of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger has starred in many famous movies over the years, including "Conan the Barbarian", "Terminator", and "Commando".

6. What actor played a man who lived with American Indians in "A Man Called Horse"?

From Quiz World of Westerns I

Answer: Richard Harris

John Morgan (Richard Harris), a British aristocrat, became captured and enslaved by American Indians. Eventually he became a respected warrior. Richard Harris was an actor for many years, in movies such as "Camelot", "Orca", "Tarzan the Ape Man", and some of the "Harry Potter" movies.

7. Let us start with a classic from 1960 "The Magnificent Seven". Eli Wallach plays the role of a leader of a group of Mexican bandits. What was his name in the movie?

From Quiz Westerns of the 1960s

Answer: Calvera

In the movie, seven gunmen are hired by the residents of a small village to protect them against Calvera and his bandits who constantly plunder the village. Calvera and the bandits are eventually killed and beaten by the gunmen of which only three of the seven survive the gun battle. Hilario ( Jorge Martinez de Hoyos) and Sotero (Rico Alaniz) are two of the farmers of the village, and Chico is played by Horst Buchholz, one of the seven gunmen. Eli Wallach (1915-2014) was an American film, television and stage actor whose career spanned from 1945-2014. His last film role was in 2010 at the age of 95 in the movie "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" starring Michael Douglas.

8. Which famous cowboy actor starred in over 90 movies and appeared as himself in all but one?

From Quiz Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?

Answer: Gene Autry

Gene Autry appeared in 97 feature movies in which his character was Gene Autry. In "Shooting High" released in 1940 Gene played the character Will Carson. Gene was equally famous for his songs. His recording of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" was, until the the late 1970s, second only to "White Christmas" as the all time best selling Christmas record. He also wrote and recorded many songs during his career, "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Back in The Saddle Again" being two of the more lasting. Gene is credited as writer of over 300 songs.

9. Chief-Inspector Norbert von Wenk is on the trail of a multi-talented master criminal, but the crook is also a master of disguise and keeps slipping away. Which 1922 film, directed by Fritz Lang, am I talking about?

From Quiz What's in a Title? Crime Films Volume III

Answer: Dr. Mabuse the Gambler

The German title of the film is "Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler". Spieler can be translated as player, actor or gambler and no English term really gets the ambiguity. Dr. Mabuse does in fact appear as a gambling gentleman in his second disguise. His first is as a stock broker who rakes in pots of money by manipulating the market. The character Dr. Mabuse was invented by Norbert Jacques who wrote a series of novels revolving around him. Jacques also worked on the screenplay with Fritz Lang. "Dr. Mabuse the Gambler" is almost five hours long, although you'd never guess as it flies along. The range of technical tricks, twists and turns in the plot, and fabulous characters make it a true masterpiece.

10. A struggling musician is mugged by Snapper Kid. The Little Lady, who is the musician's girl, gets her drink spiked but Snapper Kid intervenes, which sparks off a gang war. Which 1912 film, directed by D. W. Griffith, am I talking about?

From Quiz What's in a Title? Crime Films Volume II

Answer: The Musketeers of Pig Alley

Both the mugging and the rival gangs' shoot-out happen in Pig Alley and The Snapper Kid's mob are The Musketeers. In the alley scene which precedes the mugging, the alley looks remarkably like Hogarth's prints "Beer Street" and "Gin Lane" despite being New York in the early 20th century rather than London in the mid-1800s. D. W. Griffith's "The Musketeers of Pig Alley" is often mistakenly cited as the first ever gangster film. Despite not being the the first, its influence can be seen throughout the genre and throughout the ages. The longevity of the film is down to Griffith's eye for composition. The camera is obviously static, but he has the actors move in and out of the frame to create amazing dynamism. In the case of the shoot-out scene, this dynamism creates an unpleasant intimacy, tension and urgency.

11. A butcher gets a letter threatening to kidnap his daughter and blow up his shop unless he pays up $1,000. He can't afford it and sure enough, his daughter disappears. Which 1906 film, directed by Wallace McCutcheon, am I talking about?

From Quiz What's in a Title? Crime Films Volume I

Answer: The Black Hand

The letter is signed Black Hand. The note reads "Bewar (sic)! We are desparut (sic)! Mister Angelo we must have $1,000. Give it to us or we will take your Maria and blow up your shop. Black Hand." "The Black Hand" is thought to be the first ever gangster film still existent. It's just over ten minutes long, which is probably longer than the screenplay took to write. There are no acting credits, although research has revealed that the two main gangsters were played by Anthony O'Sullivan and Robert G. Vignola. The gangsters' hideout is obviously a stage set, as is Angelo's butcher's shop. However, the real gem of the film is the street scene when Maria is abducted. It was shot on location on New York's Seventh Avenue, possibly with hidden cameras. As a document to New York's history this scene is priceless, although it does jar with the staginess of the rest of the film.

12. In this 1939 classic, James Stewart played the mild-mannered sheriff of the town of Bottleneck, and Marlene Dietrich was Frenchy, the saloon girl who helps him fight corruption in the town. What is the name of this film?

From Quiz Classic Westerns

Answer: Destry Rides Again

"Destry Rides Again" was directed by George Marshall and, along with James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich, starred Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy and Una Merkel. The film is a mixture of suspense, romance, often hilarious comedy, music and gunplay. One of the highlights is a knock-down, drag-out brawl in the saloon, between Marlene Dietrich and Una Merkel, which is broken up when the sheriff throws a bucket of water over them. Dietrich had recently been declared box office poison by the Motion Picture Distributors of America. This film completely revitalized her career. (Interesting to note that others on that list were Katharine Hepburn, Fred Astaire and Joan Crawford.) A quote attributed to Lord Beaverbrook: "Marlene Dietrich standing on a bar in black net stockings, belting out 'See What the Boys In the Back Room Will Have', is a greater work of art than the Venus de Milo." I for one have no quarrel with that.

13. The first movie I am going to look for is "Blazing Saddles" (1974) because it is one of the funniest cowboy movies I have ever seen. Who directed this satirical look at the typical western movie?

From Quiz A Trip to the Video Store

Answer: Mel Brooks

This hysterically funny, star-studded movie made fun of just about everything related to western movies, including race. Actor Cleavon Little stars as the first black sheriff of a small town that has been told it is going to be demolished so that the railroad can come through. The movie featured Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn, who were also featured in the Mel Brooks movie "Young Frankenstein" (1974). One of the most memorable scenes in the movie deals with farting from eating beans around a campfire. Mel Brooks' characteristic use of irreverent and somewhat scandalous humor led to the movie being nominated for three Academy Award nominations and was one of the 1970s' most popular westerns.

14. One actor plays both the hero and the villain. One has a tin nose because the other bit it off. Alcohol and the woman don't mix, but the horse likes to get drunk. What film is this?

From Quiz 21 Gun Salute

Answer: Cat Ballou

Lee Marvin won an Oscar for playing dual roles as Kid Shelleen, an alcoholic ex-gun fighter, and his twin brother Tim Strawn, a hired killer with a tin nose. The scene of Kid Shelleen sitting on his horse, with the both of them drunk, and leaning against a building fast asleep is unforgettable. Jane Fonda played the title role as a school marm seeking revenge for the murder of her father by Strawn. Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye are balladeers who sing the theme song thoughout this 1965 film that I rate as #10.

15. Which 1980 Revisionist Western shared its name with a dooms day cult, whose members committed suicide when the Hale-Bopp Comet was at its brightest in 1997?

From Quiz Revisionist Westerns - 80s and 90s

Answer: Heaven's Gate

The Heaven's Gate cult was founded by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. Thirty-nine members of the group committed suicide on March 26, 1997 when the comet was at its brightest, because they believed the comet to be a sign that the Earth was about to be destroyed and they needed to go to the Next Level of existence. The movie "Heaven's Gate" was set during the Johnson County War in Wyoming, in the 1890s, a historical case where wealthy landowners hired gunmen to kill small landowners who they considered guilty of rustling. The conflict pitted the gunmen against a sheriff's posse sent to stop them and eventually ended with the intervention of the US Cavalry. The movie featured an all-star cast, including Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Jeff Bridges, John Hurt, Sam Waterston, Geoffrey Lewis, Richard Masur, Terry O'Quinn, Mickey Rourke, and Willem Dafoe. The film was a colossal, critical and commercial failure, ruining the career of an Oscar winning director, Michael Cimino of "The Deer Hunter" fame, and causing the collapse of the United Arists movie studio. The movie is considered revisionist, not because the history upon which it was based is in dispute, but rather because it brought to light an ugly part of the history of the West. Wealthy landowners became vigilantes by hiring thugs to carry out their own brand of justice and by doing so became outlaws themselves.

16. John Ford's 1939 classic "Stagecoach" helped launch John Wayne's superstar career. What was his character's name in the film?

From Quiz Ten Favorite Westerns

Answer: The Ringo Kid

Ford gave movie-goers their first glimpse of the spectacular scenery of Monument Valley, Utah, the locale of several other films. Thomas Mitchell, who played the drunken Doc Boone, appeared in another film released the same year, "Gone With the Wind".

17. "Billy the Kid" dramatized the life of the gunman who started -and ended - young. Who starred in the movie?

From Quiz Glamorization of the Old West

Answer: Robert Taylor

Not a bad movie, nicely done by Taylor. Brian Donlevy as the good guy. Gene Lockhart as the villain.

18. What was the nickname of the Andy Garcia character in the 1995 movie 'Things To Do In Denver When You Are Dead'?

From Quiz Classic Gangster Movies, Part 3

Answer: Jimmy the Saint & Jimmie the Saint & The Saint & Saint

The character considered becoming a priest in his youth, therefore the nickname. He manages to retain some sense of the priestly vocation, even as a criminal.

19. What is the only gangster movie made by the Coen brothers?

From Quiz Classic Gangster Movies, Part 2

Answer: Millers Crossing & Miller's Crossing

Practically ignored upon its release, this movie scrutinizes the entire tradition and conventions of the classic gangster movies, but goes beyond what 'nouvelle vague' film director and movie critic Francois Truffaut called an 'hommage.' Many, now consider it the most perfect film to be made by the Coen brothers.

20. What was the movie that kicked off the gangster film era in the 1930's in Hollywood?

From Quiz Classic Gangster Movies, Part 1

Answer: 'Little Caesar'

Released in 1930, this movie made Edward G. Robinson a star, but he was long typecast as a hard-boiled gangster type. Robinson was actually an art lover who was said to be terrified of guns.

21. Prior to the Daniel Day-Lewis version, there was an earlier (from the 30's) version of 'Last of the Mohicans. It starred ...?

From Quiz More from the Old West

Answer: Randolph Scott

His best role?

22. He was Henry Fonda's sidekick in 'Ox-Bow Incident'

From Quiz Old Time Classic Westerns

Answer: Harry Morgan

It was a very young Col. Potter.

23. Who is credited for the creation of 'Spaghetti Western' movies?

From Quiz Man With No Name Movies

Answer: Sergio Leone

An obscure director named Sergio Leone was given $200,000 and a load of leftover film stock and told to make a Western. With a script based on Akira Kurosawa's samurai epic 'Yojimbo', an American TV actor named Clint Eastwood, a music composer named Ennio Morricone, and a cameraman named Massimo Dallamano, Leone made 'Per un Pugno di Dollari -- A Fistful of Dollars'. This violent, cynical and visually stunning film introduced The Man With No Name, the anti-heroic gunslinger for whom money is the only motivation and the villains are merely obstacles to be removed. Leone's unique style, artistic camera angles, extension of time and raw, explosive violence presented a skewed view of the West, making his film different from any Western that had come before. Audiences loved it, and the Spaghetti Western took off like a bullet from a Colt .45. Michael Carreras produced a Spanish made movie called 'Savage Guns' (1961) starring Richard Basehart and Alex Nichol. Horst Wendlandt and director Harald Reinl teamed up to make 'The Treasure of Silver Lake' (1962) starring American actor Lex Barker and Frenchman Pierre Brice in the lead roles based on the frontier stories of German writer Karl May. Ricardo Blasco's made 'Gunfight at Red Sands' (1963) with Richard Harrison, who would eventually star in seventeen Spaghetti Westerns.

24. Henry Fonda was one of my favourite gunman and he appeared in numerous Westerns. In one of his westerns he portrays a gunman named Clay Blaisdell with a sidekick named Tom Morgan played by Anthony Quinn who had a clubfoot. Can you name the movie?

From Quiz Actors and their Western Movies: Part 1

Answer: Warlock

"Warlock" (1959) is the name of the city that hires Clay Blaisdell (Henry Fonda), a freelance marshal and his club-footed assistant Tom Morgan to rid the town of local cowboys that terrorize the town and its town folk. They eventually clean up the town with the help of the town deputy Johnny Cannon (Richard Widmark). Blaisedell and Morgan eventually fall out and Blaisedell wins the gunfight, killing Morgan. In "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968) Henry Fonda plays the ruthless gunman named Frank. In "The Ox-Bow Incident" (1942) he plays the role of Gil Carter who gets involved in a town lynching. In "My Name is Nobody" (1973), Henry Fonda plays Jack Beauregard, an aging gunfighter who wants to retire, yet is continually being challenged by young gunfighters who want to make a name for themselves.

25. In "Chato's Land" (1972), while hunting down the men who raped his wife, Chato attacks one of them by throwing a rattlesnake from a cliff top onto the man's neck. Who played the title role?

From Quiz Cinematic Cowboys

Answer: Charles Bronson

Bronson had already starred in movies directed by western greats such as Sergio Leone, John Sturges and Robert Aldrich by the time he made this movie, directed by Michael Winner. With Winner, he would go on to make three in the series of five "Death Wish" movies in which he played Paul Kersey, a mild mannered architect who turns vigilante.

26. Who played a "soft hearted" bank robber who helped a rabbi in "The Frisco Kid" (1979)?

From Quiz Ape About Comedy Westerns

Answer: Harrison Ford

1979 was a busy year for Harrison Ford. "Star Wars" was re-released. He starred in the World War II movie "Force 10 From Navarone". He also appeared in the comedy Western "The Frisco Kid". Gene Wilder played a rabbi with a fluffy beard and a Torah scroll who had adventures on the way to San Francisco with Tommy Lillard (Harrison Ford), a soft-hearted bank robber who decided to help the innocent rabbi. They were chased by a posse along the way and fought off criminals and native Americans.

27. What kind of character did TV producer Aaron Spelling play in "Three Young Texans" (1954)?

From Quiz World of Westerns III

Answer: Criminal

Jim Colt shot Bill for cheating at cards. Bill's friends (Aaron Spelling and Michael Ansara) threatened to tell the law on Jim unless Jim helped them rob a train. However, Jim's son, Johnny (Jeffrey Hunter) helped his father by robbing the train first, and then he joined the posse to find the robber.

28. Which movie told the true story about multimillionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt trying to take over Nicaragua in the 1880s?

From Quiz World of Westerns II

Answer: Walker

Ed Harris played as William Walker, who tried to help Vanderbilt take over Nicaragua in the 1800s in "Walker" (1987). Starting out as a normal Western involving a hired army trying to grab land, the movie became more odd as it progressed. Filmed during the real life Contra War, the story involved American multimillionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt (Peter Boyle) hiring Walker to secure rights to overland shipping between the Atlantic and Pacific by taking over the government of Nicaragua. There seemed to be comparisons between the past and present Nicaragua as anachronisms popped up, including people reading 1980s magazines, helicopters, lighters, automatic rifles, a car passing a horse carriage, etc. Of course, Ed Harris has appeared in various movies ("Stepmom", "The Right Stuff"). He played as Hank Blaine in "Creepshow".

29. What actor played Jack Crabb in "Little Big Man"?

From Quiz World of Westerns I

Answer: Dustin Hoffman

When he was a boy, Jack Crabb (Dustin Hoffman) and his older sister were captured by Native American Indians. When the boy grew up, he became friends with most of the tribe and married two sisters. Eventually he was "rescued" during a battle and taken to live with white people. He was drafted and involved in the Battle of the Little Big Horn, where his American Indian friends recognized him, and he rejoined the tribe. Dustin Hoffman has been in many movies, including "The Graduate", "Midnight Cowboy", "Tootsie", "Kramer vs. Kramer", "Wag the Dog", and "Meet the Fockers".

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