Q: In “Citizen Kane,” what were Charles Foster Kane’s last words?
Q: In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” what does George Bailey (James Stewart) find in his pocket that helps him realize he’s back home again?
A: His daughter ZuZu’s flower petals
Q: In the 1933 version of “King Kong,” who played the female lead?
A: Fay Wray
Q: In “Gone with the Wind,” what was Scarlett O’Hara’s beloved plantation called?
Q: What was the first motion picture released as a “talkie” with sound?
A: “The Jazz Singer” (1927)
Q: The 1942 musical, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” is the story of what famous American composer’s life?
A: George M. Cohan
Q: Movie icon James Dean received not one, but two posthumous Academy Award nominations. Can you name the films?
A: “East of Eden” and “Giant”
Q: Movie studio United Artists was founded in 1919 by what four superstars of early American cinema?
A: D.W. Griffith, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin
Q: Master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, remade which of his films?
A: “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1934 & 1956)
Q: Only three movies have “swept” the Oscars winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Screenplay. Can you name the movie that did it first?
A: “It Happened One Night” (1934)
Q: In Billy Wilder’s classic comedy “Some Like It Hot,” who utters the famous last line and what was it?
A: Comic legend Joe E. Brown utters the memorable line - “Well, nobody’s perfect.”
Q: Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn starred in what four movies together?
A: “Sylvia Scarlet” (1935), “Holiday” (1938), “Bringing Up Baby” (1938), “The Philadelphia Story” (1940)
Q: What future Academy Award winning actor made his screen debut in 1962’s “To Kill a Mockingbird?"
A: Robert Duvall
Q: In the classic movie musical “Singin’ in the Rain” set during the birth of talking pictures, Gene Kelly’s character is making a film. Can you name it? Bonus points if you can name the “talkie” version too.
A: “The Dueling Cavalier” is turned into the musical “The Dancing Cavalier”
Q: One of the most often (mis)quoted movie lines is “Play it again, Sam” from “Casablanca.” Do you know what the real line was and what song was played?
A: Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) actually says, “Play it once, Sam, for old times’ sake.” The song is “As Time Goes By.”
Q: What is the real name of Western movie legend John Wayne, who starred in over one hundred movies as the quintessential tough guy?
A: Marion Morrison
Q: Disney has been making wonderful movies for decades. Can you name the first full-length animated feature film Disney released?
A: “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937)
Q: The Marx Brothers brought their clever chaos to the big screen in 1929’s “Cocoanuts.” There were actually five brothers, although one never appeared on screen. Can you name them all?
A: Chico, Groucho, Gummo, Harpo and Zeppo. Gummo was in the vaudeville act, but never appeared in any of their films.
Q: Little mop-top Shirley Temple had an illustrious career as a child star. She didn’t do too badly as an adult either. To what two countries was she appointed as US Ambassador?
A: Ghana (1974-1976) and the Czech and Slovak Republic (1989-1992)
Q: In what film did Bette Davis utter her famous line, “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride!”
A: “All About Eve” (1950)