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Are you familiar with 1950’s movies and television? Films in the 1950s saw a wide array of different genres. Because of the introduction of television, the studios and companies set out to get audiences back to the theaters. They utilized unique methods to present their films, including cinemascope and techniques such as 3-D film. If you are interested in 1950’s movies and television, look no further than this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What year was An Affair To Remember, with Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant released?

    • A.

      1953

    • B.

      1957

    • C.

      1955

    • D.

      1959

    Correct Answer
    B. 1957
    Explanation
    An Affair To Remember, starring Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant, was released in 1957.

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  • 2. 

    Who became the host of Bandstand in 1956 at the age of 26?

    • A.

      Kasey Kasem

    • B.

      Frankie Lymon

    • C.

      Alan Freed

    • D.

      Dick Clark

    Correct Answer
    D. Dick Clark
    Explanation
    Dick Clark became the host of Bandstand in 1956 at the age of 26.

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  • 3. 

    What legendary actor of the screen and stage was in the 1951 movie, A Streetcar Named Desire?

    • A.

      Marlon Brando

    • B.

      James Dean

    • C.

      Steve McQueen

    • D.

      Elvis Presley

    Correct Answer
    A. Marlon Brando
    Explanation
    Marlon Brando is the correct answer because he was a legendary actor known for his roles in both movies and stage productions. In 1951, he starred in the movie "A Streetcar Named Desire," which was based on the famous play by Tennessee Williams. Brando's performance in this film, particularly as the character Stanley Kowalski, is widely regarded as one of his most iconic and influential roles. His portrayal of Kowalski earned him critical acclaim and helped solidify his status as one of the greatest actors of his time.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the TV show that featured Jackie Gleason in 1951?

    Correct Answer
    The Honeymooners
    Explanation
    The TV show that featured Jackie Gleason in 1951 is "The Honeymooners."

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  • 5. 

    What movie from 1954, set in the Amazon, starred Clint Eastwood as a laboratory assistant?

    Correct Answer
    The Creature From the Black Lagoon
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" from 1954, Clint Eastwood starred as a laboratory assistant. The film is set in the Amazon and follows a group of scientists who encounter a mysterious amphibious creature. Clint Eastwood's character plays a significant role in the story as he assists the scientists in their research and exploration of the creature.

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  • 6. 

    What TV show ousted I Love Lucy from the #1 spot in the TV rating in October 1957?

    • A.

      The $64,000 Question

    • B.

      Gunsmoke

    • C.

      Lassie

    • D.

      The Danny Thomas Show

    Correct Answer
    B. Gunsmoke
    Explanation
    In October 1957, Gunsmoke ousted I Love Lucy from the #1 spot in the TV ratings. Gunsmoke was a popular Western drama series that aired from 1955 to 1975. It followed the adventures of Marshal Matt Dillon in the fictional town of Dodge City, Kansas. The show's success can be attributed to its compelling storytelling, well-developed characters, and the popularity of Western-themed shows during that era. Gunsmoke's rise to the top of the TV ratings in 1957 marked a significant shift in viewers' preferences and solidified its place as one of the most successful and enduring television shows of all time.

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  • 7. 

    Name one of the two famous actresses in the 1953 film How to Marry a Millionaire.

    Correct Answer
    Lauren Bacall or Betty Grable
    Explanation
    Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable were both famous actresses who starred in the 1953 film "How to Marry a Millionaire". They were well-known for their talent and beauty, and their performances in the movie contributed to its success.

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  • 8. 

    In October 1950, the #1 rated TV show was the ______ Star Theater.

    • A.

      Northern

    • B.

      Dallas

    • C.

      Wonder Bread

    • D.

      Texaco

    Correct Answer
    D. Texaco
    Explanation
    In October 1950, the #1 rated TV show was the Texaco Star Theater.

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  • 9. 

    TV Guide was first published in ______________.

    Correct Answer
    1953
    Explanation
    TV Guide is a popular magazine that provides television program listings and other related information. It was first published in 1953, making it the correct answer to the question.

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