QUESTIONS

  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.
  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 ?
  3. Who stars opposite Ingrid Bergman as an American agent in Notorious ?
  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 ?
  5. Who plays the title role in Rebecca ?
  6. What nationality was Alfred Hitchcock ?
  7. Which film has a sequel in which Norman Bates is released from a mental institution ?
  8. Marnie is the story of a compulsive thief based on a novel by which author ?
  9. In which country does the action of 'To Catch a Thief', starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, take place ?
  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 ?
  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 ?
  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 ?
  13. Jessica Tandy played the hero's mother in 'The Birds'. For which film did the elderly actress win an academy award in 1989 ?
  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 ?
  15. Jamaica Inn was taken from a novel by which well-known English author ?
  16. What was Hitchcock's last film, made in 1976 ?
  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 ?
  18. Hitchcock freely adapted John Buchan's novel for his film The Thirty-Nine Steps. What are the Thirty-Nine Steps ?
  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 ?
  20. In Psycho, the first victim is killed in a motel. What is she doing at the time ?
  21. The crash of a fairground ride provides the climax in Strangers on a Train. Which ride is it ?
  22. Complete the following Hitchcock quotation. 'The length of the film should be directly related to the endurance of ....".
  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.
  24. From 1955 to 1961 Hitchcock introduced a series of mystery stories on television. What was the series called ?
  25. Which star do The Birds and The Marnie have in common ? 

 

ANSWERS

  1. Mount Rushmore
  2. Miss Ellie in Dallas
  3. Cary Grant
  4. Manderley
  5. No one. Rebecca is already dead when the story opens
  6. English
  7. Psycho
  8. Winston Graham
  9. France
  10. He has a broken leg
  11. He murders rich widows
  12. On a train
  13. Driving Miss Daisy
  14. Psychiatrist
  15. Daphne Du Maurier
  16. The Family Plot
  17. James Stewart
  18. A ring of spies
  19. Kills his wife
  20. Taking a shower
  21. The carousel
  22. "...the human bladder"
  23. The Man Who Knew Too Much
  24. Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  25. Tippi Hedren