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Oscar Winners: Movies from the Past

written by: msloerakusally
 
Old movie fan? See if you remember the names of these movies. Best watched on that rare cold winter’s day in front of a roaring fireplace with someone you love--- with a glass of wine or a cup of decaf.

Question 1:


Clark Gable stars in this Academy Award-winning adventure. A ship captain is put adrift at sea and forced to make his own way. What is the name of the movie?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Moby Dick
Captain Blood
Captains Courageious
Mutiny on the Bounty

Question 2:


What is the name of the 1941 movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor in which a private eye is searching for a murderer and a jewelled bird?
Shanghai Express
The Maltese Falcon
Sabotage
Duck Soup

Question 3:


Henry Fonda stars in this 1940 Oscar-winning saga of displaced farmers based on a John Steinbeck Novel. Name the movie.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Daybreak
Grapes of Wrath
The Bank Dick
The Wolf Man

Question 4:


What is the name of the 1941 Walt Disney animated movie, based on an old children's book, which relates the adventures and perils of a baby elephant separated from his mother?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


Walter Pigeon and Maureen O'Hara star in this Academy Award-winning saga of the life of a Welsh coal mining community family.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
How Green was My Valley?
Odd Man Out
To Be or Not to Be
The Ladykillers

Question 6:


This 1944 Oscar-winning musical, starring Judy Garland under the direction of Vincente Minnelle, tells the story of four sisters living in St. Louis during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair.
Touch of Evil
Psycho
Meet me in St. Louis
High Society

Question 7:


Which of these movies is an all time favorite about a romance during World War II and stars film legends Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman?
Paths of Glory
Casablanca
From Here to Eternity
Tokyo Story

Question 8:


This 1948 movie portrays the life of an aspiring ballerina and her trials and tribulations professionally and personally and reflects a Hans Christian Anderson tale about ballet slippers. What is the name of this Academy Award-winning film?
It's a Wonderful Life
The Adventure
Things to Come
The Red Shoes

Question 9:


This highly successful movie starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, and Marilyn Monroe, tells the story of show business from its not so pretty side. It was nominated for fourteen Academy Awards. What is the name this 1950 movie?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
The Big Heat
All About Eve
Sweet Smell of Success
The Bad and the Beautiful

Question 10:


Name the Paramount movie based on the book “An American Tragedy" by Theodore Dreiser.
The movie’s plot features nepotism, romance, blackmail, murder schemes and courthouse drama. What is the name of this movie starring Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 11:


This 1952 movie starring Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pigeon and Dick Powell tells the story of a gathering of people who hate a producer and reminisce about him and why they hate him so much. What is the movie?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Dr. Zhivago
Angels with Dirty Faces
The Bad and the Beautiful
The Manchurian Candidate

Question 12:


Name the 1956 Hitchcock film with James Stewart and Doris Day that features political intrigue, spies, kidnapping, and murder plots.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 13:


In this Academy Award-winning movie starring Liz Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean a Texas cattle baron marries a Maryland femme. You can see oil strike pathos, and family rivalry in this 1956 drama.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Rio Grand
Scarface
Man of the West
Giant

 


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