Classic Movies Quiz

Classic Movies Quiz

May 09, 2023

DO YOU KNOW YOUR CLASSIC FILMS?
In this quiz you must guess the name of the classic film from its brief synopsis. The year the film was released is given in brackets to give you a little hint along with two of the main stars.

Thank you to ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ for the synopsis of the movies.

QUESTIONS

1. An absolute masterpiece of cinema following the troubles of a girl and her dog after a devastating tornado rips through her aunt and uncle’s farm. She enlists help along the way to bring her home. Released in 1939 and stars Judy Garland and Frank Morgan.

2. Special agent 007 comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time. He must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from raiding Fort Knox and obliterate the world’s economy. Released in 1964 and stars Sean Connery and Gert Frobe.

3. Following the closing arguments in a murder trial the members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning the death penalty for the accused inner-city teenager. Personal issues soon rise to the surface and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy’s fate. Released in 1957 and stars Henry Fonda and Jack Klugman.

4. Alfred Kralik and Klara Novak are employees at Matushek and Co, a general store in Budapest. They are constantly at odds with each other and disagree on almost everything. Yet both are enamoured with their pen-pals who serve as a welcome distraction in their lives, little do they know that they are each the other’s pen pal. Released in 1940 and stars James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan.
HINT: This was remade into a modern romcom starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

5. When a petty criminal is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm he doesn’t play by the rules. After repeated stints in the dreaded solitary confinement cel, ‘the box’, he becomes a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers. Released in 1967 and stars Paul Newman in the title role and George Kennedy as the prison yard bully, Dragline.

6. Rick Blaine owns a nightclub and discovers his old flame Ilsa is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo. Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country. Released in 1943 and stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

7. The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War I by their jingoistic teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals. Released in 1930 and stars Lew Ayres and Louis Wolheim.

8. When a reporter is assigned to decipher a newspaper magnate’s dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though his friend and colleague Jedediah, and his mistress, Susan Alexander shed fragments of light on his life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud." Released in 1941 and stars Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton.

9. A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont’s latest movie is made into a musical, a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina’s singing and speaking voice. Don is on top of the world until Lina finds out. Released in 1952 and stars Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds

10. The disturbing story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower, only to discover she must live in the shadow of his former wife who died under mysterious circumstances several years earlier. Not only must she comes to terms with her husband’s terrible secret, but she must also deal with the obsessed housekeeper who will not accept her as mistress of the house. Released in 1940 and starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.

 

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ANSWERS

1. An absolute masterpiece of cinema following the troubles of a girl and her dog after a devastating tornado rips through her aunt and uncle’s farm. She enlists help along the way to bring her home. Released in 1939 and stars Judy Garland and Frank Morgan.
THE WIZARD OF OZ

2. Special agent 007 comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time. He must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from raiding Fort Knox and obliterate the world’s economy. Released in 1964 and stars Sean Connery and Gert Frobe.
GOLDFINGER

3. Following the closing arguments in a murder trial the members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning the death penalty for the accused inner-city teenager. Personal issues soon rise to the surface and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy’s fate. Released in 1957 and stars Henry Fonda and Jack Klugman.
12 ANGRY MEN

4. Alfred Kralik and Klara Novak are employees at Matushek and Co, a general store in Budapest. They are constantly at odds with each other and disagree on almost everything. Yet both are enamoured with their pen-pals who serve as a welcome distraction in their lives, little do they know that they are each the other’s pen pal. Released in 1940 and stars James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan.
HINT: This was remade into a modern romcom starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER

5. When a petty criminal is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm he doesn’t play by the rules. After repeated stints in the dreaded solitary confinement cel, ‘the box’, he becomes a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers. Released in 1967 and stars Paul Newman in the title role and George Kennedy as the prison yard bully, Dragline.
COOL HAND LUKE

6. Rick Blaine owns a nightclub and discovers his old flame Ilsa is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo. Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country. Released in 1943 and stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
CASABLANCA

7. The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War I by their jingoistic teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals. Released in 1930 and stars Lew Ayres and Louis Wolheim.
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

8. When a reporter is assigned to decipher a newspaper magnate’s dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though his friend and colleague Jedediah, and his mistress, Susan Alexander shed fragments of light on his life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud." Released in 1941 and stars Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton.
CITIZEN KANE

9. A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont’s latest movie is made into a musical, a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina’s singing and speaking voice. Don is on top of the world until Lina finds out. Released in 1952 and stars Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

10. The disturbing story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower, only to discover she must live in the shadow of his former wife who died under mysterious circumstances several years earlier. Not only must she comes to terms with her husband’s terrible secret, but she must also deal with the obsessed housekeeper who will not accept her as mistress of the house. Released in 1940 and starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.
REBECCA

 

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