by Allan Fish
While Sammy is off into the Apple to savour the New York Film Festival – film seen and review to be revealed – I’ll just say that every week we will be issuing a movie related question on the site every Saturday at around 5pm Eastern Time (10pm GMT). We wanted it to be at a time when people in the US and UK were home from work, but if you would prefer it at another hour that wouldn’t make me stay up too late to do it (I’m in the UK remember, guys), we’ll try and think of a convenient time. Just for this week, we’re putting it up a couple of hours and a day early, but this effectively just a test run. It will be a six part question.
I will give three character names played by the same famous actor/actress in three different films, along with a quote spoken by them in a fourth and something done by them in a fifth. You have to name the five films, and the easier task of the connecting actor and actress, to get the 6 points.
I know, in the age of Internet cheating, that this will not necessarily reward the best film memory but the quickest user of the IMDb or google, however, even if so, it’s worth it for something light hearted at the end of the week. And to make it more interesting, you will see that every day or two we change the Image Header of the site. The first person with a reply comment listing all six correct parts of the answer will get to choose a film from which I will pick a suitable picture for the site and a letterbox view of your film will be up there on our Home Page.
So, here’s an example…
Played Nora Shelley, Marion Starrett and Clarissa Saunders, said “Why shouldn’t he keep quiet? Every time he said something it was twisted around to sound imbecilic.”and got wet in a penthouse bath with Ray Milland.
The answer here would be JEAN ARTHUR (The Talk of the Town, Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Mr Deeds Goes to Town & Easy Living respectively). OK?
Right, here’s the real thing…
Played Natalio Curro, Sir Francis Chesney and Sir Henry Morgan, said “I don’t scare you enough to commit suicide, but I worry you just the same.” and threw himself in the Thames.
Hopefully someone will give us a correct sextet sometime soon.