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Name the 1944 movie in which the character portrayed by John
a. The Longest Day
b. The Green Berets
c. Flying Tigers
d. The Fighting SeaBees
The Fighting SeaBees - John Wayne played the role of Lt. Cmdr. Wedge Donovan.
Which film won seven Academy Awards in 1946, including Best
Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Score?
a. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
b. Bicycle Thieves
c. How Green Was My Valley
d. The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives - The film is about three US servicemen trying to piece their lives back
together after World War II.
Who directed "Yankee Doodle Dandy"?
a. Michael Curtiz
b. Carl Laemmle Jr.
c. William Wyler
d. Frank Capra
Michael Curtiz - Released in 1942, Yankee Doodle Dandy was a huge box office success.
What 1940 Disney film features the song "When You Wish upon a
d. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Pinocchio - It was the second animated film released by Walt Disney. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was
the first in 1937.
Which of the following movies from the 40's starred Humphrey
Bogart and Lauren Bacall?
b. The Great Dictator
c. The Third Man
d. The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep - The Big Sleep was based on Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name.
Who played Gig Young in the 1942 movie "The Gay Sisters"?
a. Donald Crisp
b. Donald Woods
c. George Brent
d. Gig Young
Gig Young - The film was based on a novel by Stephen Longstreet.
In the 1943 movie "Jack London", who played Jack London?
a. John Garfield
b. Wayne Morris
c. Michael O'Shea
d. John Hodiak
Michael O'Shea - The movie also starred Susan Hayward.
What movie won the Oscar for Best Picture the year "Citizen
Kane" was eligible (1941)?
a. The Maltese Falcon
b. Blossoms in the Dust
c. Here Comes Mr. Jordan
d. How Green Was My Valley
How Green Was My Valley - How Green Was My Valley was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five.
What were the two fake names used by Brigid O'Shaughnessy (Mary
Astor) in the 1941 film "The Maltese Falcon"?
a. Miss Wonderly and Miss Le Blanc
b. Miss Hanks and Grace Elkins
c. Miss B. Havin and Miss Lanthrop
d. Gertude Wilson and Agnes Arthur
Miss Wonderly and Miss Le Blanc - The Maltese Falcon was based on a novel of the same name by Dashiell
What did Tom Drake's character tell Judy Garland's character
about her scent in "Meet me in St Louis"?
a. Made him feel romantic
b. Thought she smelled like his grandmother
c. Reminded him of his mother's parlor
d. Reminded him of a spring day
Thought she smelled like his grandmother - Directed by Vincente Minnelli, the film was released in 1944.
Released in 1940, which Alfred Hitchcock movie won the Academy
Award for Best Picture?
a. The Lady Vanishes
b. The Lady Vanishes
Rebecca - The movie stars Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson.
Directed by John Ford, which 1940 drama film was based on a
Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Steinbeck?
a. Mildred Pierce
b. The Big Sleep
c. The Philadelphia Story
d. The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath - The movie starred Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell.
Based on the short story "The Greatest Gift", what movie stars
James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others?
a. It's a Wonderful Life
c. Easter Parade
d. The Philadelphia Story
It's a Wonderful Life - The film was nominated for five Oscars.
Which of the following actors did NOT star in Casablanca?
a. Paul Henreid
b. Cary Grant
c. Ingrid Bergman
d. Humphrey Bogart
Cary Grant - Casablanca was released in 1942.
Which of the following 40's movies did NOT star John Wayne?
a. Rancho Grande
b. Three Faces West
c. The Fighting Kentuckian
d. Tall in the Saddle
Rancho Grande - Released in 1940, Rancho Grande starred Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette and June Storey.
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