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2024 Festival.

October 18, 19, 20, 2024

As provided in 2018 Program


  1. Who is Tippi Hedren's famous daughter? Who is her famous grand­daughter?
  2. Fifteen years after she appeared in On the Town, Alice Pearce made her mark on a hit TV sitcom. What character did she play?
  3. What is oddly remarkable about the 1962 pop song The Man Who Shot Liberty Val­ance, which topped the charts, sung by teen idol Gene Pitney?
  4. After City Lights, Virginia Cherrill married a very famous actor. Who was he?
  5. Comedians had a field day with John Wayne's speech and mannerisms. Which of his signature buzzwords was coined in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance?
  6. Who turned down the role of Luke's mother in Cool Hand Luke?
  7. Who's the familiar face - or more to the point, the familiar voice - who plays the crusty old boss in Niagara?
  8. Who was Zeppo Marx's famous wife?
  9. Here's an obscure one: Lalo Schifrin was nominated for an Oscar for writing the music for Cool Hand Luke. What is his most famous musical composition?
  10. How did Groucho Marx explain the meaning of the term "duck soup"?
  11. Which hotel was home to Marilyn Monroe while Niagara was shooting on location in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in 1952?
  12. What is conspicuously absent from the soundtrack of The Birds?
  13. Who was originally cast in the Paul Newman role in Cool Hand Luke?
  14. Does Niagara ever reveal that the action is actually taking place in Canada, not the United States?


  1. Hedren is the matriarch of a line of Hollywood actresses that spans three generations. Her daughter is Melanie Griffith and her grand-daughter is Dakota Johnson.
  2. She's younger in On the Town, but there's no mistaking the nosy neighbour Mrs. Kravitz from Bewitched. Pearce was the only actor from the stage version of On the Town to appear in the movie.
  3. The movie was released before the song was completed, although Pitney had assumed it would be in the film.
  4. Cherrill was married to none other than Cary Grant for about seven months in 1934-35. She married a total of our times.
  5. Valance marks the first time he referred to someone as "pilgrim,"
  6. Bette Davis.
  7. It's Don Wilson, well known to an early generation of TV viewers as Jack Benny's announcer and sidekick.
  8. Long after he gave up being the fourth Marx brother for a career as an inventor and engineer, Zeppo Marx was married to a showgirl named Barbara Bailey. They divorced in 1973, so that she could marry Frank Sinatra.
  9. Schifrin also wrote the theme music to Mission: Impossible.
  10. "Duck soup" was slang for an easy task. Groucho explained it this way: "Take two turkeys, one goose, four cabbages, but no duck, and mix them together. After one taste, you'll duck soup for the rest of your life."
  11. The General Brock, now the Crowne Plaza. Room 801. 
  12. Music.
  13. Telly Savalas.
  14. Not really, although the original script called for the cops to speak with funny British accents. Studio chief Darryl Zanuck snipped them out of the final cut, insisting American actors should have been hired. "The American audience," he claimed, "does not know, does not understand, that Niagara Falls are bisected by the border."