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Classic Movies At Their Best

written by: daae40
If anyone is a Turner Classic Movie junkie as I am, this quiz should bring back fond memories of the great movies released from 1925-1950. These movies and their stars will live on.

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Bette Davis and Charles Boyer starred in this film concerning the true story of a governess who finds herself in love with the master of the house. Things get interesting when the master murders his wife.
All This and Heaven Too
Leave Her to Heaven
Anna and the King
Murder Most Foul

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This film, from a play by George Bernard Shaw, stars the magnificent Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller. Howard is a professor who makes a bet that he can take a street urchin and transform her into a grand lady. Name the movie  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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This is one of the first times that the Scarlet Letter was put on film. This silent version released in 1926 brings all the heart-wrenching drama of Hawthorne's story, and is perhaps even more poignant without sound. Name the 2 stars who play Hester and Reverend Dimmesdale..
Lillian Gish and Lars Hanson
Douglas Fairbanks Sr and Mary Pickford
Dorothy Gish and John Gilbert
Louise Brooks and John Barrymore

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The Heiress, a film based on Henry James' book, Washington Square, is a disturbing and poignant story of a woman's emotional journey from her mentally abusive father toward a promise of love. Olivia De Havilland won an Oscar for her performance as Catherine. Who played her suitor, Morris Townsend?
Montgomery Clift
Ralph Richardson
William Powell
Robert Mitchum

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The Barretts of Wimpole Street depicts the blossoming love between Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning all under the domineering gaze of Elizabeth's father. Norma Shearer and Fredrich March played the title roles; but who played Elizabeth's strict father?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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In the 1934 film, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Leslie Howard's character, Sir Percy Balckney, is a British aristocrat who risks his life to save as many people as possible from "Madam Guillotine" during the French Revolution. Merle Oberon stars as his French wife, Marguerite, who unwittingly helps the French authorities sniff out the true identity of the Pimpernel. What is a scarlet pimpernel?
A small flower common to England
The name of a ruby Percy gives to Marguerite
Name of street in London
It means nothing, just a made-up alias

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In 1924, Greta Garbo starred in Flesh and the Devil alongside one of America's top leading men at the time, John Gilbert. Is it true that Gilbert and Garbo carried a romance off the screen as well?

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Enchanted Cottage (1945) is one of those rare gems that not only entertains but teaches us about the human condition. The film stars Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young as two emotionally and physically wounded people who find each other and make their own world in their little cottage. What brought Robert Young's character to the cottage in the first place?
To recover from wounds he got during the war
He was to spend his honeymoon there
His car breaks down in front the cottage
The cottage is his ancestral home

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Barbara Stanwyck's performance in Stella Dallas (1937) raises the film well above the usual tearjerker prevalent in the 1930's. Stella Dallas is a divorced woman of meager means who realizes that her daughter Laurel would have more opportunities in life if she was to live with her father and stepmother. The scene in which Stella purposely drives her daughter away from her, is one of the best performances in Stanwyck's career. Equally powerful is the portrayal of Laurel Dallas by actress, Anne __________.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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The Red Shoes (1948), based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale, is a haunting a tale of a woman torn apart by 2 men and her love of the ballet. The richness of the cinematography only adds to the stellar performance by Moira Shearer. True or false; Moira Shear performed all her own dancing in the movie?

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