FREE! Click here to Join FunTrivia. Thousands of games, quizzes, and lots more!
Quiz about Films Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Quiz about Films Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Films Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Quiz


Alfred Hitchcock knew just how to scare moviegoers to keep them coming back for more. How familiar are you with his films?

A multiple-choice quiz by nmerr. Estimated time: 3 mins.
  1. Home
  2. »
  3. Quizzes
  4. »
  5. Movie Trivia
  6. »
  7. People Themed E-K
  8. »
  9. Alfred Hitchcock

Author
nmerr
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
353,831
Updated
Jul 11 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
1274
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Johnmcmanners (10/10), Hayes1953 (9/10), Guest 99 (10/10).
- -
Question 1 of 10
1. Alfred Hitchcock could build suspense like few other directors. A film released in 1963 effectively demonstrates what could happen if our avian friends decided to attack us. Which Hitchcock movie is it? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. One of my favorite Hitchcock movies is a remake of an earlier film. The remake stars Doris Day and James Stewart as the unsuspecting victims of international espionage. Doris gets to sing her signature song "Que Sera Sera" in this film. Which film is it? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. If any of Hitchcock's films were to be considered a masterpiece, it would be this 1960 film. Well known for making moviegoers afraid to take showers, what is the name of this suspenseful gem? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. James Stewart, a favorite Hitchcock leading man, starred with Grace Kelly in a very suspenseful 1954 film about a man, laid up with a broken leg, who uncovers a murder while spying on his neighbors. What is the title of this Hitchcock favorite? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Who can forget the crop-dusting scene in this well-known Hitchcock film? If I mention Mount Rushmore and Cary Grant, can you name this suspenseful film? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. One of Hitchcock's most successful films starred James Stewart as an obsessed man chasing a mysterious woman. Kim Novak, in a dual role, starred as the woman who becomes the object of his desire. It is one of Hitch's most personal films. Name it. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In 1955 Hitchcock directed Shirley MacLaine in her first film role. The movie is a black comedy about a dead body that suddenly shows up and no one knows what to do with it. Name the title of this dark comedy. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In 1943 Hitchcock directed a very suspenseful film that he admitted was his personal favorite. It starred Joseph Cotten as a possible serial killer and Teresa Wright as his trusting niece. Name Alfred Hitchcock's favorite film. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A 1969 Cold War thriller was based on a Leon Uris novel about the Cuban Missile Crisis. The one-word title of the film refers to the name of a NATO spy. Which movie is it? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This last film is a departure from Hitch's usual mayhem and murder. It is a light-hearted comedy meant purely to entertain. The film starred Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery as a married couple with a rather unusual relationship. Name this 1941 comedy. Hint



(Optional) Create a Free FunTrivia ID to save the points you are about to earn:

arrow Select a User ID:
arrow Choose a Password:
arrow Your Email:




Most Recent Scores
Today : Johnmcmanners: 10/10
May 12 2024 : Hayes1953: 9/10
May 07 2024 : Guest 99: 10/10
May 07 2024 : Guest 148: 10/10
May 06 2024 : daveguth: 10/10
May 03 2024 : Guest 173: 10/10
Apr 09 2024 : Guest 24: 10/10
Apr 05 2024 : Nlc56: 10/10
Apr 04 2024 : Nuum: 9/10

Score Distribution

quiz
Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Alfred Hitchcock could build suspense like few other directors. A film released in 1963 effectively demonstrates what could happen if our avian friends decided to attack us. Which Hitchcock movie is it?

Answer: The Birds

Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor starred in the film which is based on a short story written by Daphne Du Maurier. Normally birds are considered to be cute little creatures. Not in this film. They attack a small town with a vengeance. Hitchcock himself once said that the characters in the movie "are the victims of Judgment Day."
2. One of my favorite Hitchcock movies is a remake of an earlier film. The remake stars Doris Day and James Stewart as the unsuspecting victims of international espionage. Doris gets to sing her signature song "Que Sera Sera" in this film. Which film is it?

Answer: The Man Who Knew Too Much

The 1934 version was also directed by Hitchcock and starred Leslie Banks and Edna Best. Day and Stewart star as an American couple, Ben and Jo McKenna, vacationing with their young son in Morocco. Soon after a French spy is killed and dies in Ben's arms after revealing important information, Ben's son is kidnapped.

The bad guys chase Ben because he accidentally found out too much about an assassination plot that is about to take place in London. Hitchcock took a risk with the "Albert Hall Scene" during the film's finale, when he filmed 12 minutes with no dialogue.

The risk paid off. Audiences loved it.
3. If any of Hitchcock's films were to be considered a masterpiece, it would be this 1960 film. Well known for making moviegoers afraid to take showers, what is the name of this suspenseful gem?

Answer: Psycho

Hitchcock purposely shot the movie in black and white for two reasons: he wanted it to look like newsreels of that time and he felt that the gore (Hitch used chocolate syrup for blood) would have been too distasteful for movie audiences if shot in color. Anthony Perkins famously played the role of Norman Bates, the creepy motel owner who killed his victims while impersonating his dead mother. Janet Leigh played Marion Crane, the unsuspecting victim with secrets of her own.
4. James Stewart, a favorite Hitchcock leading man, starred with Grace Kelly in a very suspenseful 1954 film about a man, laid up with a broken leg, who uncovers a murder while spying on his neighbors. What is the title of this Hitchcock favorite?

Answer: Rear Window

Out of boredom, a man recovering from a broken leg spies on his neighbors in the apartments across from him. His snooping pays off when he suspects one of the tenants, played by a blond Raymond Burr, has killed his wife. The elegant Grace Kelly plays his love interest who risks her life to obtain key evidence in the killer's apartment. If you've never seen this movie, I won't give away the nail-biting ending.
5. Who can forget the crop-dusting scene in this well-known Hitchcock film? If I mention Mount Rushmore and Cary Grant, can you name this suspenseful film?

Answer: North by Northwest

Eva Marie Saint and James Mason also star in the movie. Grant plays the role of an advertising executive mistaken for a spy in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game that culminates atop Mount Rushmore. Eva Marie Saint plays a double-agent as well as the love interest of both Grant and the villain Mason. An interesting fact about this movie is that actress Jesse Royce Landis, who played Cary Grant's mother in the film, was only eight years older than Grant.
6. One of Hitchcock's most successful films starred James Stewart as an obsessed man chasing a mysterious woman. Kim Novak, in a dual role, starred as the woman who becomes the object of his desire. It is one of Hitch's most personal films. Name it.

Answer: Vertigo

Hitchcock admitted that the character of Scottie Ferguson, played by Stewart, was closest to describing the director himself. He was fearful of women while at the same time trying to control them. Stewart was in essence playing Hitchcock himself. The mood of the film is dark with complex characters.

The premise revolves around Scottie as he pursues a mysterious woman who has committed suicide. Then he sees her again, very much alive. Who is she? You'll have to watch the movie yourself to find out the answer to that question.
7. In 1955 Hitchcock directed Shirley MacLaine in her first film role. The movie is a black comedy about a dead body that suddenly shows up and no one knows what to do with it. Name the title of this dark comedy.

Answer: The Trouble With Harry

This movie is one of those you either like or you don't. The body of Harry Worp is discovered on a hillside overlooking a small town. Three of the townsfolk find the body and each believes that he/she is the one who killed Harry. Now what to do with the body? There are some funny scenes where the trio bury the body, dig it up, and rebury it to keep the authorities from finding out.

The movie concludes with the discovery that Harry wasn't murdered at all but died of natural causes.
8. In 1943 Hitchcock directed a very suspenseful film that he admitted was his personal favorite. It starred Joseph Cotten as a possible serial killer and Teresa Wright as his trusting niece. Name Alfred Hitchcock's favorite film.

Answer: Shadow of a Doubt

Hitchcock collaborated with playwright Thornton Wilder to bring Wilder's story to the big screen. This story was quite a departure from his play "Our Town". The film follows Charlie Oakley as he pays a visit to his sister and niece. What his sister and niece don't know at first is that Uncle Charlie is one of two suspects believed to be a serial killer known as the "Merry Widow Murderer".

When his niece finds out, she doesn't believe it...until strange things start to happen. The ending reveals the truth about Uncle Charlie, removing any "shadow of a doubt".
9. A 1969 Cold War thriller was based on a Leon Uris novel about the Cuban Missile Crisis. The one-word title of the film refers to the name of a NATO spy. Which movie is it?

Answer: Topaz

The film is filled with intrigue, double-crossing, and of course murder. John Forsythe plays a CIA agent investigating rumors of missiles in Cuba and a spy named "Topaz". This was one of Hitch's more experimental films, one that contains elements that he himself admitted didn't quite work. Nevertheless, audiences appreciated the risks Hitch took and the film is always included in the director's body of work.
10. This last film is a departure from Hitch's usual mayhem and murder. It is a light-hearted comedy meant purely to entertain. The film starred Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery as a married couple with a rather unusual relationship. Name this 1941 comedy.

Answer: Mr. & Mrs. Smith

It has been said that Carol Lombard convinced Hitchcock to do this film, a radical departure from anything he had done previously. The comedy begins after a married couple learn that they are not legally married. Keep in mind this is 1941 with all the social mores of that time. Of course true love wins out in the end, but it is not easily won. One interesting fact about the lead actor, Robert Montgomery, is that he is the father of actress Elizabeth Montgomery, star of the TV series "Bewitched".
Source: Author nmerr

This quiz was reviewed by FunTrivia editor skunkee before going online.
Any errors found in FunTrivia content are routinely corrected through our feedback system.
5/19/2024, Copyright 2024 FunTrivia, Inc. - Report an Error / Contact Us