Do You Like Movies Of The 1920's And 1930's?

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  • 1. 

    In the 1927 film "The Love of Sunya" who played Sunya Ashling?

    • A.

      Pauline Garon

    • B.

      Fay Wray

    • C.

      Gloria Swanson

    • D.

      Estelle Clark

    Correct Answer
    C. Gloria Swanson
    Explanation
    Gloria Swanson played the character Sunya Ashling in the 1927 film "The Love of Sunya".

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  • 2. 

    In the 1926 film "Brown of Harvard" which actor made his first screen appearance as a member of the Yale football team?

    • A.

      George Cukor

    • B.

      Billy Wilder

    • C.

      John Huston

    • D.

      John Wayne

    Correct Answer
    D. John Wayne
    Explanation
    John Wayne made his first screen appearance as a member of the Yale football team in the 1926 film "Brown of Harvard". This suggests that John Wayne's debut in the film industry was in this particular role, portraying a character on the Yale football team.

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  • 3. 

    The 1925 film "The Gold Rush" stars which actor?

    • A.

      Charles Chaplin

    • B.

      Lon Chaney

    • C.

      Buster Keaton

    • D.

      William Haines

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles Chaplin
    Explanation
    "The Gold Rush" is a 1925 film, and one of the most famous actors of that era was Charles Chaplin. He was known for his iconic character "The Tramp" and was a prominent figure in the silent film era. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that Charles Chaplin starred in "The Gold Rush."

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  • 4. 

    In the 1939 film "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" who portrayed Quasimodo?

    • A.

      Charles Laughton

    • B.

      John Carradine

    • C.

      John Barrymore

    • D.

      Cedric Hardwicke

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles Laughton
    Explanation
    Charles Laughton portrayed Quasimodo in the 1939 film "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

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  • 5. 

    Who directed the 1936 film "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town"?

    • A.

      Sam Wood

    • B.

      Frank Capra

    • C.

      W.S. Van Dyke

    • D.

      Frank Lloyd

    Correct Answer
    B. Frank Capra
    Explanation
    Frank Capra directed the 1936 film "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town."

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  • 6. 

    In the 1939 film "Midnight", Claudette Colbert portrays a?

    • A.

      Showgirl

    • B.

      Cab Driver

    • C.

      Student

    • D.

      Actress

    Correct Answer
    A. Showgirl
    Explanation
    In the 1939 film "Midnight", Claudette Colbert portrays a showgirl. This can be inferred from the context of the question, which asks about the character that Claudette Colbert portrays in the film. Since "showgirl" is one of the options provided, and it is a common role in films set in that era, it is reasonable to conclude that this is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    In the 1932 film "Trouble in Paradise" Miriam Hopkins portrays Lily, a pickpocket masquerading as a?

    • A.

      Countess

    • B.

      Detective

    • C.

      Singer

    • D.

      Baroness

    Correct Answer
    A. Countess
    Explanation
    In the 1932 film "Trouble in Paradise," Miriam Hopkins plays the character of Lily, who is a pickpocket pretending to be a Countess. This means that she is impersonating a noblewoman of high social status in order to carry out her pickpocketing activities. The film revolves around Lily's schemes and the complications that arise when she falls in love with a fellow thief. The answer choice "Countess" accurately describes the role that Miriam Hopkins portrays in the film.

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  • 8. 

    In the 1938 film "Bringing Up Baby", what is Baby?

    • A.

      Chimp

    • B.

      Leopard

    • C.

      Horse

    • D.

      Dog

    Correct Answer
    B. Leopard
    Explanation
    In the 1938 film "Bringing Up Baby", Baby refers to a leopard. This can be inferred from the title of the film itself, which suggests that the central focus is on a baby leopard. Additionally, the presence of a leopard in the film is a key element of the plot, leading to various comedic situations and misunderstandings. Therefore, it can be concluded that in the context of the film, Baby is a leopard.

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  • 9. 

    Who plays the male lead in the 1933 film "The Invisible Man"?

    • A.

      Colin Clive

    • B.

      Charles Laughton

    • C.

      Boris Karloff

    • D.

      Claude Rains

    Correct Answer
    D. Claude Rains
    Explanation
    Claude Rains plays the male lead in the 1933 film "The Invisible Man".

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  • 10. 

    The 1931 film "M" takes place in which country?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      United Kingdom

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    A. Germany
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Germany because the film "M" was directed by Fritz Lang, a German filmmaker, and it is set in Berlin, Germany. The movie explores the story of a serial killer who preys on children and the efforts of the police and criminal underworld to capture him. The film is considered a classic of German expressionist cinema and is known for its atmospheric cinematography and psychological depth.

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  • 11. 

    Who wrote and directed the 1927 film "Napoleon"?

    • A.

      Buster Keaton

    • B.

      Ted Wilde

    • C.

      Abel Gance

    • D.

      Erich von Stroheim

    Correct Answer
    C. Abel Gance
    Explanation
    Abel Gance is the correct answer because he is the writer and director of the 1927 film "Napoleon". Buster Keaton, Ted Wilde, and Erich von Stroheim are not associated with this film.

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  • 12. 

    The 1927 film "Metropolis" is a futuristic view of?

    • A.

      Urban Crime

    • B.

      The Struggle Of Poverty

    • C.

      Religious Freedom

    • D.

      The Fight Of Classes

    Correct Answer
    D. The Fight Of Classes
    Explanation
    "Metropolis" is a 1927 film that depicts a futuristic society divided into two classes - the wealthy ruling class and the oppressed working class. The film explores the struggles and conflicts that arise between these two classes, highlighting the fight for equality and social justice. It portrays the stark differences in living conditions and the exploitation of the working class by the ruling elite. Therefore, the correct answer is "The Fight Of Classes."

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  • 13. 

    Where was the 1927 film "Metropolis" filmed?

    • A.

      Hauts-de-Seine, France

    • B.

      Berlin, Germany

    • C.

      Brandenburg, Germany

    • D.

      Lazio, Italy

    Correct Answer
    B. Berlin, Germany
    Explanation
    "Metropolis" is a famous 1927 film directed by Fritz Lang. The film was primarily filmed in Berlin, Germany. Berlin was chosen as the filming location due to its modern and futuristic architecture, which perfectly suited the futuristic themes depicted in the film. The city provided the ideal backdrop for the dystopian setting and the stark contrast between the upper and lower classes portrayed in "Metropolis".

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  • 14. 

    Who directed the 1924 film "Sherlock Jr"?

    • A.

      Buster Keaton

    • B.

      Joe Keaton

    • C.

      Harold Lloyd

    • D.

      King Vidor

    Correct Answer
    A. Buster Keaton
    Explanation
    Buster Keaton directed the 1924 film "Sherlock Jr".

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  • 15. 

    Buster Keaton's 1927 film "The General" was set during which war?

    • A.

      World War I

    • B.

      The Spanish American War

    • C.

      The American Civil War

    • D.

      The Revolutionary War

    Correct Answer
    C. The American Civil War
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The American Civil War. "The General" is a silent comedy film directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman. It is set during the American Civil War and follows the story of a train engineer who becomes a hero during the conflict. The film is known for its impressive stunts and innovative use of physical comedy.

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  • 16. 

    Which actor appears as an extra in the 1925 film "The Merry Widow"?

    • A.

      Lawrence Olivier

    • B.

      Clark Gable

    • C.

      John Wayne

    • D.

      Charles Chaplin

    Correct Answer
    B. Clark Gable
    Explanation
    Clark Gable appears as an extra in the 1925 film "The Merry Widow".

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  • 17. 

    In the 1938 film "You Can't Take it With You" Lionel Barrymore would receive injections every hour to help relieve the pain of what?

    • A.

      Arthritis

    • B.

      Dislocated Shoulder

    • C.

      Sprained Ankle

    • D.

      Broken Leg

    Correct Answer
    A. Arthritis
    Explanation
    In the 1938 film "You Can't Take it With You," Lionel Barrymore would receive injections every hour to help relieve the pain of arthritis.

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  • 18. 

    Who was originally slated for the role of Eve Peabody in the 1939 classic film "Midnight"?

    • A.

      Margaret Lockwood

    • B.

      Jean Arthur

    • C.

      Mary Astor

    • D.

      Barbara Stanwyck

    Correct Answer
    D. Barbara Stanwyck
    Explanation
    Barbara Stanwyck was originally slated for the role of Eve Peabody in the 1939 classic film "Midnight".

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  • 19. 

    In the 1931 film "City Lights", Charles Chaplin falls in love with who?

    • A.

      A Showgirl

    • B.

      A Socialite

    • C.

      A Deaf Waitress

    • D.

      A Blind Flower Girl

    Correct Answer
    D. A Blind Flower Girl
    Explanation
    In the 1931 film "City Lights", Charles Chaplin falls in love with a blind flower girl. This is evident from the title of the film itself, as well as the storyline where Chaplin's character develops a deep affection for the blind woman. The film portrays their unconventional and heartwarming relationship, highlighting the power of love and compassion.

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  • 20. 

    In the 1931 film "City Lights", it is the first time for what?

    • A.

      A Film Took Over Two Years To Film

    • B.

      Chaplin Did An Onscreen Kiss

    • C.

      The First Talkie

    • D.

      Charles Chaplin's Voice Was Heard On Film

    Correct Answer
    D. Charles Chaplin's Voice Was Heard On Film
    Explanation
    In the 1931 film "City Lights", Charles Chaplin's voice was heard on film for the first time. This was significant because up until that point, Chaplin had only appeared in silent films. "City Lights" marked his transition into the era of talking pictures, showcasing his talent not only as a physical comedian but also as a vocal performer. This breakthrough allowed Chaplin to further expand his artistic range and connect with audiences in a new way.

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  • 21. 

    The 1938 film "The Adventures of Robin Hood", the part of Will Scarlett was originally intended for?

    • A.

      Paul Muni

    • B.

      William Powell

    • C.

      David Niven

    • D.

      John Barrymore

    Correct Answer
    C. David Niven
    Explanation
    In the 1938 film "The Adventures of Robin Hood," the role of Will Scarlett was originally intended for David Niven.

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  • 22. 

    In the 1936 film "My Man Godfrey", what brings Carole Lombard's character Irene to the city dump?

    • A.

      A Wrong Turn

    • B.

      A Lost Diamond Ring

    • C.

      A Party Game

    • D.

      Her Lost Dog

    Correct Answer
    C. A Party Game
    Explanation
    In the 1936 film "My Man Godfrey", Carole Lombard's character Irene is brought to the city dump as part of a party game. The game involves a scavenger hunt, where participants are given a list of items to find, and one of the items on the list leads Irene to the city dump.

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  • 23. 

    In the 1935 film "Ruggles of Red Gap", Charles Laughton portrays a?

    • A.

      Newspaper Editor

    • B.

      Count

    • C.

      Butler

    • D.

      Detective

    Correct Answer
    C. Butler
    Explanation
    In the 1935 film "Ruggles of Red Gap," Charles Laughton portrays a butler. This is evident from the title of the film, which suggests that the story revolves around a character named Ruggles who is a butler. Additionally, the role of a butler is often associated with classic films set in the early 20th century, where they serve wealthy households and play an important role in maintaining order and serving the needs of their employers. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that Charles Laughton's character in the film is a butler.

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  • 24. 

    The 1925 film "The Big Parade" was filmed in which city?

    • A.

      Los Angeles, California

    • B.

      Brooklyn, New York

    • C.

      Atlanta, Georgia

    • D.

      San Antonio, Texas

    Correct Answer
    D. San Antonio, Texas
  • 25. 

    In the 1928 film "The Wedding March" a young impoverished aristocrat falls in love with who?

    • A.

      An Shy Store Clerk

    • B.

      A Wealthy Widow

    • C.

      An Inn-Keepers Daughter

    • D.

      A Bar Maid

    Correct Answer
    C. An Inn-Keepers Daughter
    Explanation
    In the 1928 film "The Wedding March," a young impoverished aristocrat falls in love with an inn-keeper's daughter. This explanation is supported by the fact that the film is titled "The Wedding March," suggesting that the central plot revolves around a wedding. The aristocrat's love interest being an inn-keeper's daughter adds an element of social class difference and potential conflict, which is often a common theme in romantic films.

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  • 26. 

    In what category did the 1936 film "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" win an Oscar?

    • A.

      Best Picture

    • B.

      Best Writing, Screenplay

    • C.

      Best Director

    • D.

      Best Actor In A Leading Role

    Correct Answer
    C. Best Director
    Explanation
    The 1936 film "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" won an Oscar in the category of Best Director. This award is given to the director of the film who has demonstrated exceptional skill and artistry in bringing the story to life on the screen.

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  • 27. 

    The 1931 film "City Lights" was filmed on location in which city?

    • A.

      Bronx, New York

    • B.

      San Francisco, California

    • C.

      Los Angeles, California

    • D.

      London, England

    Correct Answer
    B. San Francisco, California
    Explanation
    The correct answer is San Francisco, California. "City Lights" is a 1931 film that was filmed on location in San Francisco. This city provided the backdrop for the iconic scenes and settings of the movie. The film is known for its beautiful cinematography and its portrayal of the cityscape of San Francisco during that time period.

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  • 28. 

    The 1938 Film "The Adventures of Robin Hood" won how many Oscars?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      None

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    C. Three
    Explanation
    "The Adventures of Robin Hood" won three Oscars.

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  • 29. 

    In the 1935 film "Bride of Frankenstein", who portrayed Dr. Pretorius?

    • A.

      Douglas Walton

    • B.

      Gavin Gordon

    • C.

      Boris Karloff

    • D.

      Ernest Thesiger

    Correct Answer
    D. Ernest Thesiger
    Explanation
    Ernest Thesiger portrayed Dr. Pretorius in the 1935 film "Bride of Frankenstein".

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  • 30. 

    Who directed the 1930 film "All Quiet on the Western Front"?

    • A.

      Lewis Milestone

    • B.

      Leo McCarey

    • C.

      Merian C. Cooper

    • D.

      Victor Fleming

    Correct Answer
    A. Lewis Milestone
    Explanation
    Lewis Milestone directed the 1930 film "All Quiet on the Western Front."

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  • 31. 

    In the 1936 film "Libeled Lady", what is the name of the newspaper Spencer Tracy works for?

    • A.

      Buffalo Times

    • B.

      Chicago Star

    • C.

      New York Evening Star

    • D.

      New York Tribune

    Correct Answer
    C. New York Evening Star
    Explanation
    In the 1936 film "Libeled Lady", Spencer Tracy works for the New York Evening Star newspaper.

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  • 32. 

    For what 1932 film did "One Way Passage" win an Oscar?

    • A.

      Best Art Direction

    • B.

      Best Effects, Special Effects

    • C.

      Best Writing, Original Story

    • D.

      Best Picture

    Correct Answer
    C. Best Writing, Original Story
    Explanation
    "One Way Passage" won an Oscar for Best Writing, Original Story. This means that the film was recognized for having the best original storyline among the nominated films in 1932. The award acknowledges the creativity and originality of the film's plot, distinguishing it from other films in terms of its storytelling.

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  • 33. 

    The lead role played by Fay Wray in the 1933 film "King Kong" was offered to which actress?

    • A.

      Jean Harlow

    • B.

      Olivia de Havilland

    • C.

      Vivien Leigh

    • D.

      Carole Lombard

    Correct Answer
    A. Jean Harlow
    Explanation
    Jean Harlow was offered the lead role in the 1933 film "King Kong" that was eventually played by Fay Wray.

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