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1. Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable starred in this 1939 drama about plantation life in the Confederacy during the Civil War. The film was based upon a novel by Margaret Mitchell and Gable's last line is still one of the most recognized in movie history. Which film is this?
2. This 1954 winner about union corruption in New York City starred Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy, a former boxer turned longshoreman, who became involved (unwillingly) in organized crime. Other notables included Lee J Cobb and Rod Steiger. Name the film.
3. Featuring a star studded cast that included Greta Garbo, Wallace Beery and both John and Lionel Barrymore, which 1932 winner centered on the complicated lives of six guests at a lavish inn in post World War I Berlin?
4. Which comedy, released in June, 1960, was about a young insurance accountant (played by the unforgettable Jack Lemmon) who used a rather unusual method of gaining recognition at work in hope of a promotion? Billy Wilder also took home the award for Best Director.
5. George C Scott was the star of this 1971 winner that was based on the life of an American Army General during World War II. It took the award over "Five Easy Pieces", "Love Story", "Airport" and another war film, "M*A*S*H". Which film is this?
6. In which 1975 film did Jack Nicholson portray the trouble-making but lovable R.P. McMurphy? This Best Picture was based on a novel by Ken Kesey and was one of several Nicholson films that co-starred Danny DeVito.
7. Which film, released in 1994 and starring Tom Hanks in the title role, sparked the catch phrase "Run, _________, run" and included many memorable scenes of true events and celebrities during the 1960s and '70s? Sally Field starred as Hanks's mother.
8. Carroll O'Connor starred in the TV adaptation of this 1967 drama about a white police chief and a visiting African American detective in a small, racially charged town in Mississippi. Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier played Bill Gillespie and Virgil Tibbs in the movie. Name the film.
9. 1983's Best Picture centered on the tumultuous relationship of Emma, the young wife of a college English professor, and her opinionated, self-centered and somewhat eccentric mother, Aurora. Which film saw Jack Nicholson turning in a stellar performance as Aurora's crude, womanizing next-door neighbor?
10. One of the best loved films of all time, this classic, based on a play called "Everybody Comes to Ricks", gave us romance and drama against a World War II backdrop and is credited with several memorable lines, including one that is often misquoted. It also gave us one of AFI's top songs in film. Name the film.
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