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Quiz about Arizona  On Film 19122012
Quiz about Arizona  On Film 19122012

Arizona: On Film 1912-2012 Trivia Quiz


Can you identify these films that either took place in or were filmed in Arizona during its first century of statehood?

A multiple-choice quiz by PDAZ. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
PDAZ
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
347,537
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
540
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: pughmv (9/10), Guest 51 (7/10), Guest 136 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Often credited as the film that made John Wayne a star, which movie was filmed in various locations in the southwestern U.S. including Monument Valley on the Utah/Arizona border? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which 1936 classic film that made Humphrey Bogart a star was set in a national park in northeastern Arizona? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The panoramic opening shot of which 1960 thriller was filmed in downtown Phoenix? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Despite its name, much of which 1955 musical was filmed in southern Arizona? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which 1973 Burt Reynolds film became surrounded by controversy during filming in Arizona after a man mysteriously died in the hotel room of co-star Sarah Miles? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which 1977 Clint Eastwood film about a cop escorting a witness from Las Vegas to Phoenix was filmed on location in Nevada and Arizona? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Mel Gibson played the title character in which 1994 movie, partially filmed in Arizona, that was based on a television show? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which 1957 Glenn Ford film about the transfer of an outlaw to jail was filmed in various locations around Arizona except for the title city? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What 1996 film was about a sports agent trying to reestablish his career and the Arizona Cardinals football player who stood by him? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which 1999 George Clooney film about the aftermath of the Gulf War was largely filmed in Arizona? Hint



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1. Often credited as the film that made John Wayne a star, which movie was filmed in various locations in the southwestern U.S. including Monument Valley on the Utah/Arizona border?

Answer: Stagecoach

The 1939 John Ford film followed the story of a group of stagecoach passengers as they made their way from the Arizona territory to the New Mexico territory while dealing with each other and the threat of Geronimo on the warpath. John Wayne portrayed the Ringo Kid, a bandit who is taken into custody by the local sheriff and who helps the passengers fight off an Indian attack. "Stagecoach" had numerous filming sites in California, Colorado and Utah.

The Arizona locations were Kayenta, in northern Arizona on the Navajo Nation, and Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, which probably was pretty barren back in the 1930s when the film was made.
2. Which 1936 classic film that made Humphrey Bogart a star was set in a national park in northeastern Arizona?

Answer: The Petrified Forest

The film took place in a diner in the Petrified Forest area where a drifter named Alan Squier (Leslie Howard) met and became enamored with Gabrielle, a waitress played by Bette Davis. When Duke Mantee, a bandit played by Humphrey Bogart, took the diner's customers hostage, Squier sacrificed himself to help Gabrielle. Bogart got the role thanks to Howard, who refused to appear in the film unless Bogart was cast as Duke.

Despite being set in Arizona, the movie was filmed in California.
3. The panoramic opening shot of which 1960 thriller was filmed in downtown Phoenix?

Answer: Psycho

The Alfred Hitchcock film about a Phoenix secretary who leaves the state after embezzling money and meets a gruesome end at the hands of Bates Motel manager Anthony Perkins is considered one of Hitchcock's finest. The majority of the film was made in California at Universal Studios, but Arizona was featured in a couple of scenes.

Besides the opening sequence, the Jefferson Hotel in downtown Phoenix was also used as the hotel where Marion (Janet Leigh) and Sam (John Gavin) met for a tryst. The hotel was later converted into the Phoenix Police Museum.

Incidentally, the 1998 remake also had scenes shot in Phoenix.
4. Despite its name, much of which 1955 musical was filmed in southern Arizona?

Answer: Oklahoma

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones and Rod Steiger was about two romances in the Oklahoma territory circa 1900. Apparently the film was originally to be made in the title state, but the producers were concerned about the oil wells getting into the picture.

Despite being situated in the Sonoran Desert, parts of southern Arizona are fairly verdant, with grasses and trees, and the area made a suitable replacement for the state of Oklahoma. Filming sites included Amado, Elgin, San Raphael Valley, Nogales and Patagonia, all located in southern Arizona.

The rest of the movie was filmed at MGM studios in California.
5. Which 1973 Burt Reynolds film became surrounded by controversy during filming in Arizona after a man mysteriously died in the hotel room of co-star Sarah Miles?

Answer: The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

The "Cat Dancing" in the title was the Shoshone name of Burt Reynolds' character's first wife. The story (circa 1880) followed outlaw Jay (Reynolds) who kidnapped Catherine (Sarah Miles) while he was on the run from the law. During the filming in Gila Bend, Arizona, David Whiting, who is referred to as Miles' manager or as a screenwriter (depending on the source) was found dead in a pool of blood in her room.

The coroner ruled the death an accidental overdose, but an inquest was held in which details of a scuffle between Reynolds, Miles and Whiting were disclosed.

The jury, however, let the coroner's ruling stand. Besides Gila Bend, scenes were also filmed at the Old Tucson movie studio in Tucson and in Utah.
6. Which 1977 Clint Eastwood film about a cop escorting a witness from Las Vegas to Phoenix was filmed on location in Nevada and Arizona?

Answer: The Gauntlet

Eastwood starred as an alcoholic Phoenix cop who was sent to Las Vegas to pick up a witness played by Eastwood's then girlfriend, Sondra Locke. Mobsters and a crooked police commissioner tried to stop her from testifying by attacking them as they made their way to Phoenix.

The final scenes of Eastwood and Locke making their way past a gauntlet of police was filmed in downtown Phoenix, and some of the desert scenes were filmed near Superior, Arizona.
7. Mel Gibson played the title character in which 1994 movie, partially filmed in Arizona, that was based on a television show?

Answer: Maverick

The film about gambler Bret Maverick's adventures on his way to participate in a poker tournament also starred Jodie Foster and James Garner, who played the original Maverick on the television series of the same name. Filming locations in Arizona included Lake Powell, the Grand Canyon and Page, a town near the Navajo Nation.

Other filming was done in Washington, Oregon, Utah and California.
8. Which 1957 Glenn Ford film about the transfer of an outlaw to jail was filmed in various locations around Arizona except for the title city?

Answer: 3:10 to Yuma

Set in the 1880s Arizona Territory, the film followed the story of outlaw Ben Wade (Glenn Ford) who was captured in Bisbee, Arizona and needed to be transferred to the territorial jail in Yuma. Dan Evans (Van Heflin) agreed to take the dangerous job (since Wade's gang was trying to free him) and took him to Contention City, AZ, to await the train (the 3:10 to Yuma).

The film was mainly shot in Arizona in Sedona, Dragoon, Elgin, Old Tucson studio in Tucson, Texas Canyon and Willcox. Incidentally, the 2007 remake starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale was filmed in New Mexico.
9. What 1996 film was about a sports agent trying to reestablish his career and the Arizona Cardinals football player who stood by him?

Answer: Jerry Maguire

Tom Cruise played the title character, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. won an Oscar for his portrayal of the disgruntled football player, Rod Tidwell, who agreed to remain a client of Maguire's if Maguire could get him more money. Renee Zellweger had her breakthrough role as Dorothy, the secretary who also stood by Maguire and eventually became his girlfriend.

The film had a number of memorable quotes including Tidwell's "Show me the money", Maguire's "You complete me" and Dorothy's "You had me at hello". The filming in Arizona took place in Phoenix, Apache Junction and Tempe, including football scenes filmed at Arizona State University's Sun Devil Stadium, the home of the Arizona Cardinals at the time.
10. Which 1999 George Clooney film about the aftermath of the Gulf War was largely filmed in Arizona?

Answer: Three Kings

Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and Spike Jonze starred with Clooney in the film about soldiers who discovered a map to Saddam Hussein's bunkers filled with gold stolen from Kuwait and decided to steal it for themselves. Instead, they ended up helping Iraqis who were being targeted by Hussein's army.

The film was shot in and near Phoenix, Tucson and Casa Grande and also in California and Mexico.
Source: Author PDAZ

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