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James Mason - The film was based on the book Rommel by Brigadier Desmond Young.Who played German Field Marshall Rommel in the 1951 movie "The Desert Fox"?

a. James Mason
b. Henry Fonda
c. John Wayne
d. Gary Cooper

Bride of the Monster - A sequel, entitled Night of the Ghouls, was released in 1987.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?

a. Psycho
b. Bride of the Monster
c. The Brain that Wouldn't Die
d. Shock Waves

Kim Novak - The film dramatized twenty-four hours in the life of a rural Kansas town.Who was the lead actress in the movie "Picnic"?

a. Kim Fields
b. Kim Novak
c. Kaye Ballard
d. Kim Basinger

Leopold and Loeb - Leopold and Loeb were two wealthy law students who kidnapped and murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.The movie "Compulsion" was the Hollywood version of what infamous trial?

a. Leopold and Loeb
b. Bruno Hauptman
c. Roe vs. Wade
d. Sacco and Vanzetti

RKO Palace in NYC - The movie was based on the 1952 French novel The Bridge over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle.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

Marlon Brando - Oscars were won by Vivien Leigh, Best Actress, Karl Malden, Best Supporting Actor and Kim Hunter, Best Supporting Actress. 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

Arlene Dahl - The film was based on the 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne.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

On the Waterfront - On the Waterfront received 12 Academy Award nominations and won eight including Best Picture.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

Otto Preminger - The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2012.Who directed the movie "Anatomy of a Murder"?

a. Alfred Hitchcock
b. Gregory Peck
c. Otto Preminger
d. Roberto Rosselini

The African Queen - Humphrey Bogart played the role of Charlie Allnut.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
d. Casablanca

Creature from the Black Lagoon - The movie generated two sequels, Revenge of the Creature and The Creature Walks Among Us.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

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - The story first appeared in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady by Anita Loos.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

Touch of Evil - The film placed #64 on American Film Institute's 100 Years, 100 Thrills list.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

High Noon - The film is #27 on the American Film Institute's 2007 list of great films.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

Rebel Without a Cause - Warner Bros. released the film on October 27, 1955.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?

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