Entertaining Arts
Hitchcock Films


1. At the climax of North by Northwest, the hero and heroine climb across the faces of American presidents on a famous monument. Name it.
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2. Barbara Bel Geddes played James Stewart's down-to-earth girlfriend in Vertigo in 1958. In what television role did she become famous more recently ?
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3. Who stars opposite Ingrid Bergman as an American agent in Notorious ?
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4. In Rebecca, Laurence Olivier marries Joan Fontaine and brings her back to his family home in Cornwall. What is the name of his imposing house ?
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5. Who plays the title role in Rebecca ?
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6. What nationality was Alfred Hitchcock ?
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7. Which film has a sequel in which Norman Bates is released from a mental institution ?
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8. Marnie is the story of a compulsive thief based on a novel by which author ?
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9. In which country does the action of 'To Catch a Thief', starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, take place ?
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10. In 'Rear Window', James Stewart plays a news photographer who believes he has witnessed a murder from his window. Why is he confined to his apartment ?
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11. In an early film, 'Shadow of a Doubt', Joseph Cotton plays Uncle Charlie, who moves in with his sister and niece, who was named after him. Gradually his niece becomes suspicious of him. What is his guilty secret ?
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12. Margaret Lockwood is perplexed by the disappearance of an elderly English governess in the Lady Vanishes. Where does the action of the film take place ?
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13. Jessica Tandy played the hero's mother in 'The Birds'. For which film did the elderly actress win an academy award in 1989 ?
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14. In Spellbound, Gregory Peck suffers from amnesia and fears that he is a murderer. The character played by Ingrid Bergman tries to help him. What is her profession ?
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15. Jamaica Inn was taken from a novel by which well-known English author ?
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16. What was Hitchcock's last film, made in 1976 ?
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17. In Rope, two young men commit murder for the thrill of it and then hold a party, serving food from the chest which contains the body. Who plays the college professor who discovers their secret ?
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18. Hitchcock freely adapted John Buchan's novel for his film The Thirty-Nine Steps. What are the Thirty-Nine Steps ?
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19. In Stangers on a Train, Bruno (Robert Walker) believes he has made a bargain with Guy (Farley Granger) whereby Guy is to kill Bruno's father. What does Bruno do for Guy ?
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20. In Psycho, the first victim is killed in a motel. What is she doing at the time ?
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21. The crash of a fairground ride provides the climax in Strangers on a Train. Which ride is it ?
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22. Complete the following Hitchcock quotation. 'The length of the film should be directly related to the endurance of ....".
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23. Hitchcock made two films of the same name and with virtually the same story in 1935 and 1956, the second starring James Stewart and Doris Day. Name the film.
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24. From 1955 to 1961 Hitchcock introduced a series of mystery stories on television. What was the series called ?
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25. Which star do The Birds and The Marnie have in common ?
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