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Quiz about Hitchcocks Movie Heroines
Quiz about Hitchcocks Movie Heroines

Hitchcock's Movie Heroines Trivia Quiz

There is no hitch to this quiz, just a Hitchcock. See if you can match each of these actresses to the Hitchcock film in which she starred.
This is a renovated/adopted version of an old quiz by author Aerowynne

A matching quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Mar 20 22
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 31 (4/10), Guest 96 (2/10), Guest 71 (10/10).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Dial M for Murder  
  Julie Andrews
2. Spellbound  
  Ingrid Bergman
3. Shadow of a Doubt  
  Margaret Lockwood
4. The Birds  
  Grace Kelly
5. Torn Curtain  
  Kim Novak
6. Vertigo  
  Tippi Hedren
7. Psycho  
  Janet Leigh
8. The Lady Vanishes  
  Teresa Wright
9. Rebecca  
  Joan Fontaine
10. North by Northwest  
  Eva Marie Saint

Select each answer

1. Dial M for Murder
2. Spellbound
3. Shadow of a Doubt
4. The Birds
5. Torn Curtain
6. Vertigo
7. Psycho
8. The Lady Vanishes
9. Rebecca
10. North by Northwest

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Jun 20 2024 : Guest 31: 4/10
Jun 20 2024 : Guest 96: 2/10
Jun 17 2024 : Guest 71: 10/10
Jun 10 2024 : Guest 136: 2/10
Jun 08 2024 : creekerjess: 4/10
Jun 06 2024 : Guest 50: 10/10
Jun 02 2024 : Guest 198: 10/10
May 30 2024 : Guest 24: 10/10
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Dial M for Murder

Answer: Grace Kelly

Released in 1954, 'Dial M for Murder' starred Ray Milland as a man plotting to have his unfaithful wife, played by Grace Kelly, murdered. The plan goes wrong when the intended victim kills the man sent to kill her, but her problems aren't over as her husband manages to set her up as planning the murder. A mistake over the door key uncovers the truth.

This is one of three Hitchcock films in which Grace Kelly starred. The others are 'Rear Window', also from 1954, and 'To Catch a Thief' from 1955. Kelly's career was cut short when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956.
2. Spellbound

Answer: Ingrid Bergman

This 1945 film starred Ingrid Bergman as a psychoanalyst who falls for a patient she is treating, portrayed by Gregory Peck. The patient is not who he has claimed to be, but Bergman's persistence uncovers the truth and his innocence of the murder for which he has been framed.

The Swedish born Bergman was another favourite of Hitchcock's and also starred in 'Notorious' (1946) with Cary Grant and 'Under Capricorn' (1949) opposite Joseph Cotten. She won three Oscars during her career - Best Actress for 'Gaslight' (1944) and 'Anastasia' (1956) and Best Supporting Actress for 'Murder on the Orient Express' in 1974.
3. Shadow of a Doubt

Answer: Teresa Wright

'Shadow of a Doubt' was released in 1943 with Joseph Cotten playing a man who may be a murderer and Teresa Wright as his niece, who becomes increasingly convinced of his guilt. Her suspicions place her in danger from her uncle, who eventually dies while trying to dispose of her.

This was the only film which Teresa made with Hitchcock, but her career was a long and successful one. She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in 'Mrs Miniver' (1942) and worked with other renowned directors including Fred Zinnemann and George Cukor. Teresa was admired as a serious actress and one who stood up for her rights - she insisted that her contract include clauses that meant she could not be forced into doing anything resembling a pin-up photograph.
4. The Birds

Answer: Tippi Hedren

Based on a story by author Daphne du Maurier, Hitchcock's film adaptation came out in 1963. The plot of unexplained and vicious attacks on humans by our feathered friends starred Rod Taylor and was a first major screen role for Tippi Hedren.

Tippi went on to star in 'Marnie' the following year, another Hitchcock film, before moving on to other roles including appearing in the Charlie Chaplin directed 'A Countess from Hong Kong' in 1967. This film also featured Marlon Brando. Tippi's, daughter Melanie Griffith, followed in her footsteps, becoming a successful actress herself.
5. Torn Curtain

Answer: Julie Andrews

This 1966 thriller was set during the Cold War while Germany was still divided into East and West. Paul Newman plays a rocket scientist from the USA who apparently defects to the East, behind the Iron Curtain. Julie Andrews is his fiancÍe, initially unaware that this is a scheme to obtain information from the East German scientists.

Julie Andrews is better known for her roles in the likes of 'Mary Poppins' (1964) and 'The Sound of Music' (1965) so the role in a Hitchcock movie was something unusual, although early in her career. Julie is still working well into the twenty-first century, often in voice only roles such as Queen Lilian in the 'Shrek' films.
6. Vertigo

Answer: Kim Novak

Based on a novel written in French, the action of 'Vertigo' was moved to California and starred James Stewart opposite Kim Novak. It came out in 1958 and involved an elaborate plot in which James Stewart's character, who suffers from a height phobia, is dragged into a murder made to look like suicide. Kim Novak plays a dual role, but survives in neither of them.

Novak had already proved her worth as an actress before being cast in 'Vertigo' having appeared in 'Pal Joey' (1957) and 'The Man With the Golden Arm' (1955). After 'Vertigo', Kim starred in 'Bell, Book and Candle', also released in 1958, and 'Of Human Bondage' (1964). By 1966, Novak was feeling exhausted by the Hollywood lifestyle, and turned more to music and painting. She still acted occasionally, declaring in 1992 that she had now officially retired.
7. Psycho

Answer: Janet Leigh

Released in 1960, 'Psycho' might well be the first film that comes to mind when Hitchcock's name is mentioned. The shower scene where Janet Leigh meets her end at the hands of a crazed Norman Bates, played by Anthony Perkins, is one of the most memorable in film history. As well as Perkins and Leigh, Vera Miles plays the sister of Marion Crane (Leigh) while John Gavin is Marion's boyfriend.

Leigh had established herself as an actress long before she appeared in 'Psycho' and her career lasted long after it too. Her credits begin in 1947 and end 2005 in a film released after her death in 2004. She appeared in 'Halloween H20: 20 Years Later' in 1998 alongside her real life daughter Jamie Lee Curtis and other films to her name include 'Bye Bye Birdie' (1963) and 'The Fog' (1980).
8. The Lady Vanishes

Answer: Margaret Lockwood

This was Hitchcock's final film in the UK before moving to Hollywood. Released in 1939, the plot involves an English tourist, played by Lockwood, who realises that a fellow passenger has disappeared from the train on which they are both travelling. The vanishing woman turns out to be a spy, and Lockwood's character is tasked with delivering a message on her behalf. The male lead is Michael Redgrave.

Lockwood began her film acting career in 1934 with a role in 'Lorna Doone' and soon established herself in the business. She did go to Hollywood, making some films there in 1939 but returned to Britain. Her British films included 'The Man in Grey' (1943) and 'The Wicked Lady' (1945). Lockwood died in 1990.
9. Rebecca

Answer: Joan Fontaine

This 1940 film was another to be adapted from a Daphne du Maurier book. Joan Fontaine played the second wife of Maxim de Winter, portrayed by Laurence Olivier. His first wife, the Rebecca of the title, had drowned but was still revered by the housekeeper, Mrs Danvers (Judith Anderson) who does her best to drive the second Mrs de Winter away. Dark secrets come to light as the film unfolds.

Joan Fontaine starred in a second Hitchcock film the following year, opposite Cary Grant this time, in 'Suspicion', for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her career lasted from 1935 until until the 1990s, with other starring roles including 'Jane Eyre' (1943), 'Ivanhoe' (1952) and 'Tender is the Night' (1962). Fontaine died in 2013 at the age of 96.
10. North by Northwest

Answer: Eva Marie Saint

This 1959 film is another spy thriller, with Cary Grant playing the part of a man mistaken for an agent and James Mason playing the villain, an enemy trying to smuggle secrets out of the USA. Eva Marie Saint plays the woman who is playing both sides, but ends up as Grant's wife. The film is remembered for two iconic scenes - Grant being chased by a crop-duster plane and being pursued over Mount Rushmore.

Eva Marie Saint is another actress with a long list of credits to here name, beginning with 'On the Waterfront' in 1954. She also appeared in 'The Sandpiper' (1965) alongside Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor with her final film being 2014's 'Winter's Tale' with Colin Farrell, the year she celebrated her ninetieth birthday.
Source: Author rossian

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