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Quiz about Classics from the 40s Actors and Films
Quiz about Classics from the 40s Actors and Films

Classics from the '40s: Actors and Films Quiz


Academy Award and Golden Globe knowledge is essential for this quiz. Good luck and I really appreciate your comments, questions, and suggestions. Thank you.

A multiple-choice quiz by chipperaaron54. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
358,291
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
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603
Last 3 plays: Guest 81 (4/10), Guest 174 (10/10), matthewpokemon (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Walter Brennan and Gary Cooper teamed up in this 1940 classic that won Walter Brennan his then record breaking third competitive Academy Award. What movie was it? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In 1941 Barbara Stanwyck worked twice with Henry Fonda and Gary Cooper. Which of the following films did she receive an Academy Award nomination for? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. 1942 is known for "Mrs. Miniver", "Casablanca", and "Yankee Doodle Dandy". "Mrs. Miniver" took home Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director at the Oscars. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" took home Best Actor. Who took home Best Supporting Actor and for what film? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which of these 1943 films won Best Picture at the Golden Globes? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Ethel Barrymore joined her brothers John and Lionel when she won her first Oscar for which 1944 film? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 1945 the Golden Globes successfully "predicted" the Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director for the Academy Awards. They differed on Best Actress though. Who did the Golden Globes choose for Best Actress that the Oscars didn't? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. 1946's "The Jolson Story" was a biopic of Al Jolson, the man who said the first words in film history. Which of the following actors was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Al Jolson? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. 1947's "Gentleman's Agreement" was nominated for four acting awards at the Oscars. Which of the following acting categories was "Gentleman's Agreement" NOT nominated for? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Laurence Olivier's 1948 version of "Hamlet" gained him three Oscar nominations in one night. Which category was he NOT nominated for? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "All the King's Men" scored three wins at the 7th Golden Globes for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. The Academy Awards agreed with them for the Best Picture and Best Actor category (Broderick Crawford). Who won the Academy Award for Best Director? Hint



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1. Walter Brennan and Gary Cooper teamed up in this 1940 classic that won Walter Brennan his then record breaking third competitive Academy Award. What movie was it?

Answer: The Westerner

"The Westerner" is about a man who comes into the town of a hanging judge and befriends him, despite being opposed to his behavior. This collaboration between Cooper and Brennan won Brennan his then record breaking third Academy Award. Brennan's other two Oscars came from his performances in "Come and Get It" and "Kentucky". Cooper and Brennan would also collaborate together in "Sergeant York", "The Pride of the Yankees", and "Meet John Doe".
2. In 1941 Barbara Stanwyck worked twice with Henry Fonda and Gary Cooper. Which of the following films did she receive an Academy Award nomination for?

Answer: Ball of Fire

"Ball of Fire" is about a group of men who are trying to make a dictionary who meet a nightclub performer who agrees to help them out to hide from a mob boss. It gained Barbara Stanwyck an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. The film is number 92 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs List. "The Lady Eve" and "You Belong to Me" were her collaborations with Henry Fonda, and "Meet John Doe" and "Ball of Fire" were her collaborations with Gary Cooper.
3. 1942 is known for "Mrs. Miniver", "Casablanca", and "Yankee Doodle Dandy". "Mrs. Miniver" took home Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director at the Oscars. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" took home Best Actor. Who took home Best Supporting Actor and for what film?

Answer: Van Heflin, "Johnny Eager"

"Johnny Eager" is about the daughter of a District Attorney who is dating a man that the D.A. is attempting to put in prison. Van Heflin won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, which would be the only award the film would win or be nominated for. Van Heflin can also be seen in "Shane", "Tennessee Johnson", and "A Woman Rebels".
4. Which of these 1943 films won Best Picture at the Golden Globes?

Answer: The Song of Bernadette

"The Song of Bernadette" tells the story of Saint Bernadette Soubirous, who claimed to have seen 18 visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The first Golden Globes chose this film as Best Picture, as well as Best Actress for Jennifer Jones (who subsequently won the Academy Award for Best Actress as well), and Best Director for Henry King.
5. Ethel Barrymore joined her brothers John and Lionel when she won her first Oscar for which 1944 film?

Answer: None But the Lonely Heart

"None But the Lonely Heart" starred Cary Grant in his second Academy Award nominated portrayal. Ethel Barrymore won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film is about a man who returns home and realizes that his mother needs assistance in her life. He also deals with the woman who loves him and the woman he prefers to be around.
6. In 1945 the Golden Globes successfully "predicted" the Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director for the Academy Awards. They differed on Best Actress though. Who did the Golden Globes choose for Best Actress that the Oscars didn't?

Answer: Ingrid Bergman

Both award shows picked "The Lost Weekend" for Best Picture, Billy Wilder for Best Director for "The Lost Weekend", and Ray Milland for Best Actor for "The Lost Weekend". The Golden Globes chose Ingrid Bergman for Best Actress for "The Bells of St. Mary", but the Academy Awards chose Joan Crawford for Best Actress for "Mildred Pierce".

Ingrid Bergman can also be seen in "Casablanca", "Gaslight", and "Notorious".
7. 1946's "The Jolson Story" was a biopic of Al Jolson, the man who said the first words in film history. Which of the following actors was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Al Jolson?

Answer: Larry Parks

Larry Parks can be seen in the sequel of "The Jolson Story", "Jolson Sings Again", and in John Huston's "Freud".
8. 1947's "Gentleman's Agreement" was nominated for four acting awards at the Oscars. Which of the following acting categories was "Gentleman's Agreement" NOT nominated for?

Answer: Best Supporting Actor

Gregory Peck was nominated for Best Actor, Dorothy McGuire was nominated for Best Actress, Anne Revere was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, and Celeste Holm won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. John Garfield and Albert Dekker, the other two males in the main cast, were not nominated for any Academy Awards.
9. Laurence Olivier's 1948 version of "Hamlet" gained him three Oscar nominations in one night. Which category was he NOT nominated for?

Answer: Best Adapted Screenplay

Laurence Olivier won Best Actor and Best Picture (he was a producer) for "Hamlet". Olivier was also nominated for Best Director. The film was not nominated for Best Screenplay.
10. "All the King's Men" scored three wins at the 7th Golden Globes for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. The Academy Awards agreed with them for the Best Picture and Best Actor category (Broderick Crawford). Who won the Academy Award for Best Director?

Answer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz,"A Letter to Three Wives"

The Golden Globes thought the best director of 1949 was Robert Rossen, who directed "All the King's Men". Joseph L. Mankiewicz ended up winning the Academy Award for Best Director. Robert Rossen is also known for directing "The Hustler", "Body and Soul", and "The Sea Wolf". Joseph Mankiewicz is known for directing "All About Eve", "The Barefoot Contessa", and "Cleopatra".
Source: Author chipperaaron54

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