1950s Classic Movies Trivia Quiz IIIFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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Who played German Field Marshall Rommel in the 1951 movie "The
a. James Mason
b. Henry Fonda
c. John Wayne
d. Gary Cooper
James Mason - The film was based on the book Rommel by Brigadier Desmond Young.
Starring Bela Lugosi, Ed Wood directed a movie in 1955 about 12
men using atomic energy to turn themselves into supermen. What was the name of the film?
b. Bride of the Monster
c. The Brain that Wouldn't Die
d. Shock Waves
Bride of the Monster - A sequel, entitled Night of the Ghouls, was released in 1987.
Who was the lead actress in the movie "Picnic"?
a. Kim Fields
b. Kim Novak
c. Kaye Ballard
d. Kim Basinger
Kim Novak - The film dramatized twenty-four hours in the life of a rural Kansas town.
The movie "Compulsion" was the Hollywood version of what
a. Leopold and Loeb
b. Bruno Hauptman
c. Roe vs. Wade
d. Sacco and Vanzetti
Leopold and Loeb - Leopold and Loeb were two wealthy law students who kidnapped and murdered a
14-year-old boy in 1924.
Where did the motion picture "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
premiere on December 18, 1957?
a. Nice Theater in France
b. RKO Palace in NYC
c. Hollywood Theater in NYC
d. The Strand in London
RKO Palace in NYC - The movie was based on the 1952 French novel The Bridge over the River Kwai by
Who didn't win an Oscar for his/her performance in the 1951
move "A Streetcar Named Desire"?
a. Karl Malden
b. Vivian Leigh
c. Kim Hunter
d. Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando - Oscars were won by Vivien Leigh, Best Actress, Karl Malden, Best Supporting Actor and
Kim Hunter, Best Supporting Actress.
What actress played the lead female role in the 1959 movie
"Journey to the Center of the Earth"?
a. Carroll Baker
b. Irish McCaulla
c. Yvette Mimmeaux
d. Arlene Dahl
Arlene Dahl - The film was based on the 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne.
In what movie does Terry Malloy say, "Do it to him before he
does it to you"?
a. Dead End
b. White Heat
c. On the Waterfront
d. Angels With Dirty Faces
On the Waterfront - On the Waterfront received 12 Academy Award nominations and won eight including Best
Who directed the movie "Anatomy of a Murder"?
a. Alfred Hitchcock
b. Gregory Peck
c. Otto Preminger
d. Roberto Rosselini
Otto Preminger - The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2012.
Starring with Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart won his only
Oscar (Best Actor) for which film released in 1951?
a. The African Queen
b. The Maltese Falcon
c. The Philadelphia Story
The African Queen - Humphrey Bogart played the role of Charlie Allnut.
One of the first Universal films filmed in 3-D, what monster
horror film featured a creature played by Ben Chapman on land and Ricou Browning in water?
a. The Wolf Man
b. The Monster Squad
c. This Island Earth
d. Creature from the Black Lagoon
Creature from the Black Lagoon - The movie generated two sequels, Revenge of the Creature and The
Creature Walks Among Us.
What 1953 film featured Marilyn Monroe's rendition of the song
"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend"?
a. How to Marry a Millionaire
b. Some Like It Hot
c. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
d. The Seven Year Itch
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - The story first appeared in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - The Intimate Diary of
a Professional Lady by Anita Loos.
Loosely based on the novel Badge of Evil, what film stars
Charlton Heston as Ramon Miguel Vargas and Janet Leigh as Susan Vargas?
a. The Third Man
b. Touch of Evil
c. Double Indemnity
d. The Stranger
Touch of Evil - The film placed #64 on American Film Institute's 100 Years, 100 Thrills list.
Starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, what 1952 American
Western film tells the story of a town marshal forced to face a gang of killers by himself?
a. High Noon
b. Devil's Doorway
c. The Searchers
d. The Gunfighter
High Noon - The film is #27 on the American Film Institute's 2007 list of great films.
What movie starring James Dean was released approximately one
month after Dean's fatal car crash?
a. Rebel Without a Cause
b. East of Eden
c. Trouble Along the Way
d. Has Anybody Seen My Gal?
Rebel Without a Cause - Warner Bros. released the film on October 27, 1955.
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