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Not Just "The Dirty Dozen" Trivia Quiz


The twelve actors who portrayed the members of "The Dirty Dozen" (1967) did not all go on to stellar careers, but all made a few other films. Here we'll explore some of those movies.

A multiple-choice quiz by spanishliz. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
spanishliz
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
387,525
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1300
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Charles Bronson was famously a member of both "The Dirty Dozen" and "The Magnificent Seven". In between he escaped from Stalag Luft III (in "The Great Escape") and suffered a severe beating as a boxing trainer to Elvis Presley's character. What film showed the effects of that beating?
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Question 2 of 10
2. The role of Jefferson in "The Dirty Dozen" was an early one in Jim Brown's second career (acting). His role in 1999's "Any Given Sunday" drew on knowledge from his earlier career. What job did Montezuma Monroe have in that film? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The part of Milo Vladek in "The Dirty Dozen" may well have been Canadian actor Tom Busby's best known role. He appeared in each of the listed movies, of which three concerned members of the military during WWII. Which one did NOT have a military theme? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Before playing Glenn Gilpin in "The Dirty Dozen", Ben Carruthers had appeared in an improvisational film directed by another member of the "Dozen". Which film, set in 1950s Manhattan, was this? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. John Cassavetes played the insolent and rather creepy Victor Franko in "The Dirty Dozen", but what was his role in 1968's "Rosemary's Baby"? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Although he acted in a few more films and some TV series after appearing in "The Dirty Dozen", Stuart Cooper's career after 1969 was mainly behind the camera. Under what name did he direct the 2010 thriller "Magic Man"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Better known as a singer, Trini Lopez played the first of the group to die in "The Dirty Dozen". In what 1973 comedy did he play the title character, who found that owning a fancy car caused more problems than it solved? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Colin Maitland, who played Seth Sawyer in "The Dirty Dozen", only had a few feature length films to his credit, all of them predating "Dozen". In which of them did he play Seaman Jones, a member of the US Navy? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Al Mancini played Tassos Bravos, the member of "The Dirty Dozen" who was last in line when they paraded by height. In what Coen Brothers movie did Mancini play a character named Tic-Tac? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Archer Maggott was a fitting name for the vile character played by Telly Savalas in "The Dirty Dozen", though perhaps the fly larva didn't deserve the comparison. For which 1962 movie, in which he also played a prisoner, had he been nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar? Hint



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1. Charles Bronson was famously a member of both "The Dirty Dozen" and "The Magnificent Seven". In between he escaped from Stalag Luft III (in "The Great Escape") and suffered a severe beating as a boxing trainer to Elvis Presley's character. What film showed the effects of that beating?

Answer: Kid Galahad

Bronson was memorable in the scene after thugs had broken both his hands in an effort to convince the "Kid" of the title (Elvis) to throw a big fight so the bad guys could cash in. It was really the manager (Gig Young) who owed money to the mobsters, but good guy Lew (Bronson) who took the beating. Elvis sang a few songs, and did a good job as auto mechanic turned boxer Walter Gulick in this 1962 movie.

Bronson wasn't in "World's Fair". "Chino" and the "Death Wish" movies came later, and didn't involve either boxing or Elvis. He was the only member of "The Dirty Dozen" to survive the movie.
2. The role of Jefferson in "The Dirty Dozen" was an early one in Jim Brown's second career (acting). His role in 1999's "Any Given Sunday" drew on knowledge from his earlier career. What job did Montezuma Monroe have in that film?

Answer: Football coach

Jim Brown's first career was as a fullback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League from 1957 to 1965. He won many awards and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

His acting career began in 1964 with "Rio Conchos" and was still active in 2014 when he appeared as himself in "Draft Day". "Any Given Sunday" was director Oliver Stone's depiction of what really goes on in the running of an American football team, with Brown as defensive coach Montezuma Monroe.
3. The part of Milo Vladek in "The Dirty Dozen" may well have been Canadian actor Tom Busby's best known role. He appeared in each of the listed movies, of which three concerned members of the military during WWII. Which one did NOT have a military theme?

Answer: Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

"Never Take Sweets from a Stranger" (1960) was a Hammer horror-mystery about a child molester in a small town and efforts to bring him to justice. Busby was credited as 2nd policeman, in a cast headed by Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen and Felix Aylmer.

"During One Night" (1960) was a WWII romance whose most recognisable star was Susan Hampshire, while Steve McQueen was "The War Lover" in 1962. "The Victors" (1963) was a rather bleak tale of a squad of Americans during the campaign in Europe. Busby played a character named Sam, an aircrew member named Farr, and a member of 'The Squad' respectively.
4. Before playing Glenn Gilpin in "The Dirty Dozen", Ben Carruthers had appeared in an improvisational film directed by another member of the "Dozen". Which film, set in 1950s Manhattan, was this?

Answer: Shadows

Like all of the actors in "Shadows" (1959), Carruthers played a character with the same first name as his own, all of them living in Beat Era New York and looking for love or meaning or something else. Themes explored included interracial relationships and racism and the lack of a concrete conclusion left audiences with something to contemplate. John Cassavetes directed.

Carruthers did appear in the other three films, but all were released between 1969 and 1972, and were not directed by anyone who was a member of the "Dozen".
5. John Cassavetes played the insolent and rather creepy Victor Franko in "The Dirty Dozen", but what was his role in 1968's "Rosemary's Baby"?

Answer: Rosemary's husband

Married couple Guy (Cassavetes) and Rosemary (Mia Farrow) Woodhouse moved into an apartment in an older building with a somewhat unsavoury reputation, despite warnings. Overfriendly neighbours with more than a passing interest in "Rosemary's Baby" were only part of the strange and eerie circumstances exploited by director Roman Polanski in crafting this classic horror story.

Ruth Gordon and Sidney Blackmer played the neighbours, Maurice Evans was the landlord, and Ralph Bellamy was Dr. Sapirstein.
6. Although he acted in a few more films and some TV series after appearing in "The Dirty Dozen", Stuart Cooper's career after 1969 was mainly behind the camera. Under what name did he direct the 2010 thriller "Magic Man"?

Answer: Roscoe Lever

Roscoe Lever was also the name of Cooper's character in "The Dirty Dozen". His other acting credits included "I'll Never Forget What's'isname" (1967) and "Subterfuge" (1968). Films directed under his own name included "Overlord" (1975) and "The Disappearance" (1977) and quite a few made for TV movies between 1985 and 2000.

The incorrect choices all appeared in "Magic Man" in various roles.
7. Better known as a singer, Trini Lopez played the first of the group to die in "The Dirty Dozen". In what 1973 comedy did he play the title character, who found that owning a fancy car caused more problems than it solved?

Answer: Antonio

The off-screen death of Pedro Jiminez in "The Dirty Dozen" has been attributed to the fact that Lopez left the set before filming was completed, either quitting to pursue his music career or fired for one reason or another.

In "Antonio", Lopez played a potter by that name who was gifted a broken-down Mercedes Benz by a rich American who was passing through a fishing village in Chile. Larry Hagman played the millionaire who was in a hurry to leave town before his ex-wife could catch up with him. Eventually, Antonio decided that he wanted to return the car to the former owner, and the film followed his adventures as he attempted to accomplish this. Lopez also produced.

The three incorrect choices, though from 1973, were not comedies. The title characters were played by Al Pacino ("Serpico"), Warren Oates ("Dillinger") and Helmut Berger ("Ludwig").
8. Colin Maitland, who played Seth Sawyer in "The Dirty Dozen", only had a few feature length films to his credit, all of them predating "Dozen". In which of them did he play Seaman Jones, a member of the US Navy?

Answer: The Bedford Incident

Like most of his group, Sawyer did not survive the mission to be able to claim the amnesty they had been promised as members of "The Dirty Dozen", led by Lee Marvin's Major Reisman.

"The Bedford Incident" (1965) was a cold war thriller that pitted an American destroyer against a straying Soviet submarine, and looked at the possible outcomes of a confrontation. Maitland played a member of the destroyer's crew, in a cast led by Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier.
9. Al Mancini played Tassos Bravos, the member of "The Dirty Dozen" who was last in line when they paraded by height. In what Coen Brothers movie did Mancini play a character named Tic-Tac?

Answer: Miller's Crossing

"Miller's Crossing" (1990) involved Prohibition, mobs, illicit love affairs, murder and all sorts of mayhem. Albert Finney played a mob boss whose girl (Marcia Gay Harden) was seeing his adviser, Tom (Gabriel Byrne) on the side. Her brother (John Turturro) had also run afoul of the boss, and dealing with all of this was the basis of the plot. Mancini's character, Tic-Tac, has been cited for such quotes as: "You gotta remember to put one in his BRAIN!" the idea being that only then were you sure a target was dead.

The three incorrect choices are Coen Brothers films, but Mancini did not appear in them.
10. Archer Maggott was a fitting name for the vile character played by Telly Savalas in "The Dirty Dozen", though perhaps the fly larva didn't deserve the comparison. For which 1962 movie, in which he also played a prisoner, had he been nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar?

Answer: Birdman of Alcatraz

Of all the characters that were killed in "The Dirty Dozen", Maggott was the least mourned by filmgoers. He was a hate-filled, racist rapist who gave away the mission when he gave in to his own desires, forcing Jefferson to kill him.

In "Birdman of Alcatraz", Feto Gomez (Savalas) was a fictional fellow-inmate of Robert Stroud in Leavenworth, who brought his own sickly bird to Stroud (Burt Lancaster) to care for and cure. Despite the title, once Stroud was transferred to Alcatraz he no longer was able to keep birds in his cell as he had done in Leavenworth.

Ed Begley won the Oscar that year, in "Sweet Bird of Youth" over Savalas, Omar Sharif ("Lawrence"), Terence Stamp ("Budd") and Victor Buono ("Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?").
Source: Author spanishliz

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