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In Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, on which the film is based, what color are Dorothy's slippers?


In the book they were silver, but the it was changed to red in the movie in order to take full advantage of the new Technicolor film process being used in big-budget Hollywood films of that era.

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"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" is an iconic line from which classic film?

Gone with the Wind

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In which war film would you find the characters Colonel William Kurtz, Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore, and Captain Benjamin Willard?

Apocalypse Now

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In Mary Poppins, what was the name of the family that she was a nanny for?

The Banks family

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Which 1963 movie featured Peter Sellers as a detective trying to catch a notorious jewel thief played by David Niven?

The Pink Panther

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Which 1984 movie has the tagline 'Does for rock and roll what the sound of music did for hills'?

This is Spinal Tap

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In The Wizard of Oz, what was the name of the good witch?


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'The Godfather' was released in 1972; who played the title role?

Marlon Brando

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Which film concerns the declaration of war by Freedonia against neighbouring Sylvania?

Duck Soup

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Who starred in the defining 1958 Hammer Horror version of Dracula as the urbane but terrifying Count, and who played his nemesis, Van Helsing?

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing

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Which influential and controversial 1970s thriller starring Clint Eastwood featured a serial killer called Scorpio

Dirty Harry

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Apart from his mockery of Hitler as Adenoid Hynkel what part was played by Chaplin in his own The Great Dictator (1940) The character Napolini in the same film was a parody of which other political figures?

A Jewish barber; Mussolini

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Who or what is the 'baby' mentioned in the title of the 1938 comedy Bringing Up Baby?

A leopard

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What is the subtitle of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 satire of the military, Dr Strangelove?

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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How many days did it take David Niven to go Around the World?

80 days

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In which film did Vivien Leigh play Scarlet O'Hara?

Gone with the Wind

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Which distinguished actor, later a Lord, played the lead in 'Henry V'?

Laurence Olivier

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Which Alfred directed the thrillers 'Rebecca' and 'Notorious'?


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Who played eight different characters in 'Kind Hearts and Coronets'?

Alec Guinness

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What was the series of comedies made in West London studios called?

Ealing Comedies

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Which French 'sex kitten' starred with Dirk Bogarde in 'Doctor at Sea'?

Brigitte Bardot

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Who starred as Cleopatra and married co-star Richard Burton?

Elizabeth Taylor

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Who was The Graduate in the film of the same name?

Dustin Hoffman

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Who won an Oscar as Professor Higgins in 'My Fair Lady'?

Rex Harrison

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Which 1960 Hitchcock film has the most famous shower scene ever?


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Which 1972 film, with Marlon Brando, was about the Mafia?

The Godfather

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Which classic sci-fi movie concern the invention of a beautiful robot by a scientist called Rotwang?

Fritz Lang's Metropolis

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Who was The Invisible Man in James Whales' 1933 film? And on whose story was the film based?

Claude Rains; H.G. Wells

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