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That Very Great Year: Movies of 1939

written by: shimonbentzvi
A very difficult quiz on some of the great movies of 1939.

Question 1:

This 1939 movie was the last American-made movie shown in Nazi-occupied France.
King Kong
The Wizard of Oz
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Gone With the Wind

Question 2:

The great 1939 movie "Juarez" was the story of the rise of Democracy in Mexico and the overthrow of the Maximillan rule. Who played Juarez in the movie?
Brian Aherne
Donald Crisp
John Garfield
Paul Muni

Question 3:

This 1939 movie told the story of a Russian woman who goes to Paris and finds love and happiness with a person very much unlike a good Communist Comrade.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 4:

"Young Mr. Lincoln" was a hit John Ford-directed movie about the fictional early life of Abraham Lincoln. Who starred as Lincoln?
Humphrey Bogart
Jame Cagney
Henry Fonda
James Stewart

Question 5:

Who played the title role in "Gunga Din," the 1939 movie based on the Rudyard Kipling poem?
Douglas Fairbanks
Sam Jaffe
Eduardo Ciannelli
Cary Grant

Question 6:

"Destry Rides Again" was a comedy/western/love story that featured Marlene Dietrich, Mischa Auer, Brian Donleavy, and Billy Gilbert. Who played the title character?
Henry Fonda
Jack Carson
James Stewart
Humphrey Bogart

Question 7:

Jean Arthur, Craig Stevens, Beulah Bondi, Harry Carey, Eugene Palette, Thomas Mitchell, Guy KIbbee, and Edward Arnold starred in a 1939 movie about politics in Washington, D.C. What was the name of the movie?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 8:

Who played the three brothers as adults in the 1939 version of "Beau Geste", directed by William Wellman?
Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, and Robert Preston
Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, and Brian Donleavy
Ray Milland, Brian Donleavy, and Albert Dekker
Gary Cooper, Brian Donleavy, and Albert Dekker

Question 9:

Who played Beau as a 12 -year-old in "Beau Geste"?
Donald O'Connor
Robert Mitchum
Humphrey Bogart
James Dean

Question 10:

In the 1939 movie "A Tale of Two Cities," Ronald Coleman played both Charles Darnay and Sydney Carlton.

Question 11:

In 1939 James Stewart didn't star in "It's A Wonderful Life" but in "It's a Wonderful World."

Question 12:

Who directed the 1939 version of "The Four Feathers" which starred Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, and John Clements?
Michael Korda
Billy Wilder
William Wellman
Henry Faversham

Question 13:

Which statement is untrue about the star of the 1939 film "The Hound of the Baskervilles"?
A relative of his was stabbed by John Wilkes Booth when Lincoln was assassinated.
He was not born in Europe, Canada or the USA .
He was considered the best fencer in the movie industry.
He fought with the RAF during World War II.


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