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Quiz about Rio Bravo  The Duke at His Best
Quiz about Rio Bravo  The Duke at His Best

"Rio Bravo" - The Duke at His Best! Quiz


I have created two general John Wayne quizzes. This one is about my all-time favorite of the Duke's movies. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by wandev. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
wandev
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
307,008
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1631
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: TBRyan (9/10), Guest 174 (8/10), Guest 72 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Reputedly one of the Duke's favorite directors, who directed "Rio Bravo"? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Who played the wagonmaster who was killed for helping Sheriff John T. Chance (Wayne) keep Joe Burdette (Claude Akins) in jail for murder until the U. S. Marshall arrived? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What was the name of the Deputy, played by Walter Brennan? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which member of the Rat Pack played the Deputy, Dude, also known as Borachon, the Spanish word for drunk? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Who played Feathers, the gambler running from a handbill? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What happened to Dude during the Burdette stand-off, changing Sheriff Chance's plan to hold Joe in jail until the arrival of the U. S. Marshall? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What was on the handbill from which Feathers was running when she arrived in town? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What caused Colorado to decide to help Chance after first saying he didn't want to get involved? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which was NOT one of the songs in the musical scene in the jail with Dude, Colorado and Stumpy? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. At the end of the movie, when Dude and Stumpy were walking by the hotel, what fell out of an upstairs window and landed on Stumpy? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Reputedly one of the Duke's favorite directors, who directed "Rio Bravo"?

Answer: Howard Hawks

This film tells of a small town sheriff and his two deputies, faced with preventing the escape of the murderer they have in custody. Second only to John Ford, Hawks was one of Wayne's favorite directors. They made a number of films together, including some of Wayne's best, such as "Red River" (1948), "Hatari" (1962) and "Rio Lobo" (1970). John Ford directed Wayne's breakthrough movie, "Stagecoach" (1939), among many others. Frank Capra was best known for "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946 and Sam Peckinpah, most famous for "The Wild Bunch" (1969), was a revisionist director, particularly of the Western film genre, whose style was totally inapposite to Wayne's "All American Hero" image. Neither director ever worked with Wayne.
2. Who played the wagonmaster who was killed for helping Sheriff John T. Chance (Wayne) keep Joe Burdette (Claude Akins) in jail for murder until the U. S. Marshall arrived?

Answer: Ward Bond

This actor was one of the Duke's favorite co-stars; they played football together at university and Wayne brought him into the film industry. Ward Bond appeared in 22 movies with John Wayne and they remained life-long friends. Wayne accidentally shot Bond while hunting. Bond switched easily between good guy and bad guy in his many roles with Wayne. Victor McLaglen co-starred with Wayne in "The Quiet Man" (1952); his son Andrew McLaglen directed Wayne in "McLintock" (1963); both movies co-starred Maureen O'Hara, one of Wayne's favorite leading ladies. Harry Carey, Sr. was a close friend and father figure to Wayne and a member of John Ford's "rolling stock company" along with Wayne. Carey and Wayne appeared in several movies together, including "Angel and the Badman" (1947) and "Rio Grande" (1950), the latter along with other Wayne favorites, Maureen O'Hara and Ben Johnson. Johnson also co-starred with the Duke in "Rio Grande" (1950), "The Undefeated" (1969) and "Chisum" (1970).
3. What was the name of the Deputy, played by Walter Brennan?

Answer: Stumpy

Nick-named Stumpy because of an old injury which left him with a limp, Brennan was at his comedic best in this movie as one of Chance's two deputies, having to face Burdette's men. Brennan displayed his characteristic high pitched voice and cackle. Although Brennan played both serious and comedic roles in his long and distinguished film career, this was notably one of his best in the latter category.

He was also distinguished for his serious and villainous role as Judge Roy Bean in "The Westerner" (1940), for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award.
4. Which member of the Rat Pack played the Deputy, Dude, also known as Borachon, the Spanish word for drunk?

Answer: Dean Martin

The nick-name was derived from Dude's extended drunken binge after getting involved with a disreputable woman who left town after stealing Dude's heart. Martin appeared in two John Wayne movies, "Rio Bravo" and "The Sons of Katie Elder" (1965). Although a member of the notorious Rat Pack of Hollywood-Las Vegas fame, Sammy Davis, Jr. never co-starred with Wayne.

Another Rat Pack member, Frank Sinatra appeared in one movie with Wayne, "Cast a Giant Shadow" (1966). Kirk Douglas was not a member of the Rat Pack but he was in three Wayne movies: "The War Wagon" (1967), "In Harm's Way" (1965) and "Cast a Giant Shadow". Douglas actually starred in "Cast a Giant Shadow", in which Wayne made a cameo appearance and was co-producer.
5. Who played Feathers, the gambler running from a handbill?

Answer: Angie Dickinson

She blew into town while Sheriff Chance was holding Joe Burdette in jail and stayed on to become the Sheriff's love interest. "Rio Bravo" was an early film role for Dickinson and one of two movies with Wayne, the other being "Cast a Giant Shadow" (1966). Most known for her television roles, Dickinson also appeared in a number of movies, including the original "Ocean's Eleven" (1960) and the 2001 remake, and Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder" (1981).

She starred as Sgt. Pepper Anderson in the TV series "Police Woman", which ran from 1974-1978 and appeared in a number of early television series, including twice in "Death Valley Days" (1954), three times in "Dr. Kildare" (1965) and once each in "The Fugitive" (1965), "Perry Mason" (1958) and "Gunsmoke" (1957). Maureen O'Hara was one of Wayne's favorite leading ladies, co-starring in "McLintock" (1963), "The Quiet Man" (1952), "Rio Grande" (1950), "The Wings of Eagles" (1957) and "Big Jake" (1971). Ann-Margret co-starred with Wayne in "The Train Robbers" (1973); Patricia Neal appeared with him in "In Harm's Way" (1965).
6. What happened to Dude during the Burdette stand-off, changing Sheriff Chance's plan to hold Joe in jail until the arrival of the U. S. Marshall?

Answer: He was kidnapped by Burdette's men while taking a bath at the hotel.

After helping catch Pat Wheeler's killer, Dude decided to sober up and help Chance in the Burdette stand-off. After being overpowered by Burdette's men while on guard duty, he decided he wasn't good enough anymore until Chance shamed him by comparing him to Colorado, the young hired hand riding guard in Pat Wheeler's wagon train, played by Ricky Nelson.

While Dude was cleaning up and taking a bath at the hotel, Burdette's men jumped Chance and held Dude hostage while taking Chance to the jail to release Joe.

When Stumpy shot at Burdette's men at the jail, the men holding Dude heard the shots and took Dude. This forced Chance to agree to an exchange of Joe for Dude, during which Dude jumped Joe, starting a shoot-out which forced Burdette's men to surrender. Stumpy saved the day by arriving and using the wagon train's dynamite to blow up the warehouse where Burdette and his men were holding Dude.
7. What was on the handbill from which Feathers was running when she arrived in town?

Answer: A man was wanted for cheating at gambling while accompanied by a woman who always wore a feather boa.

Feathers and her husband were wanted for cheating at gambling. After he died, she continued to make a living by gambling while running from the handbill. After Sheriff Chance fell in love with her, he promised Feathers he would write the sheriff who issued the handbill and have him cancel it. Feathers kept saying she was taking the next stage out but she ended up staying in town and giving up her gambling and dance hall days for the Sheriff. Dickinson displayed her shapely figure when she put on a leotard and tights to make Chance jealous and force him to tell her he loved her.
8. What caused Colorado to decide to help Chance after first saying he didn't want to get involved?

Answer: He changed his mind when Wagonmaster Pat Wheeler was killed.

Colorado initially declined Chance's request for help, saying he was pretty good at minding his own business. After his boss, Wagonmaster Pat Wheeler was killed he changed his mind and offered to help but Chance turned him down. He finally did get involved (badge and all) after he came to Chance's rescue when three of Burdette's men got into town by pretending to have an injured man who needed medical attention and getting the drop on Chance.

While Feathers threw a flower pot out of the hotel window to distract the gunmen, Colorado threw Chance back his shotgun and they killed Burdette's men. Chance then told Colorado he was in the fight whether he wanted to be or not.

This incident caused Feathers to get drunk and make a fool of herself.
9. Which was NOT one of the songs in the musical scene in the jail with Dude, Colorado and Stumpy?

Answer: My Darlin' Clementine

Of course, a movie with Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson had to have a musical scene. While guarding Joe in the jail, Dude and Colorado sang "My Rifle, My Pony and Me", with Martin's famous and beautiful whistling and Stumpy accompanying them on the harmonica.

Afterward, Stumpy wanted them to sing something he could sing too and Colorado played "Get Along Home, Cindy". Since the Duke couldn't sing, he stood by smiling. This was really a great scene in the movie; Martin and Nelson sang beautiful harmony.
10. At the end of the movie, when Dude and Stumpy were walking by the hotel, what fell out of an upstairs window and landed on Stumpy?

Answer: Feathers' tights

In this scene, obviously included to show off Angie Dickinson's figure, Feathers dressed in her dance hall leotard and tights to make Chance jealous. As planned by Feathers, Chance told her he loved her and to take off those tights so nobody else would ever see her in them but him.

When she complied, he threw them out of the window. When the tights landed on Stumpy, he asked Dude if he would ever be a sheriff, to which Dude replied with the movie's final line, "Not if you don't learn to mind your own business."
Source: Author wandev

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