How Close To a Perfect 100 Can You Score on This '60s Movie Quiz?
What was the name of the ship's computer system on "2001: A Space Odyssey?"
The 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey" took viewers along with a group of astronauts on a voyage to Jupiter. The Stanley Kubrick flick featured a supercomputer named HAL, as well as actors Gary Lockwood and Keir Dullea.
Which actor starred in the 1962 film "Lawrence of Arabia?"
It was Peter O'Toole who starred in the iconic film as T.E. Lawrence, a British military officer who served as a liaison in the Arabian Peninsula. Omar Sharif co-starred as Sherif Ali.
Why was the McBain family killed in "Once Upon a Time in the West?"
The McBains owned some of the most valuable land in Flagstone, and a railroad baron named Morton was willing to kill to get it. He sent his henchman, Frank -- played by Henry Fonda -- to do his dirty work in the 1968 classic "Once Upon a Time in the West."
Which character was played by Robert Duvall in "To Kill a Mockingbird?"
The 1962 film was inspired by Harper Lee's iconic 1960 novel. The movie featured Robert Duvall as Boo Radley, with Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.
What was the one thing Mrs. Robinson asked her young lover not to do in "The Graduate?"
In the racy 1967 film "The Graduate," Anne Bancroft played Mrs. Robinson -- a woman carrying on an affair with her young male neighbor Benjamin, played by Dustin Hoffman. Though she warns him to stay away from her daughter Elaine, Benjamin ends up falling for the girl anyway.
Which crooner played Captain Marco in "The Manchurian Candidate?"
"The Manchurian Candidate," a story about an American soldier brainwashed by the communists, came out at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Frank Sinatra starred as commander Captain Marco in the 1962 film.
Where was West Side Story set?
The 1961 musical "West Side Story" is set on the gritty streets of New York. Tony, leader of a gang called the Jets, falls hard for Maria, who happens to be the sister of Bernardo, the leader of his rival gang the Sharks.
Which actor played the title character in "Cool Hand Luke?"
Paul Newman starred as Luke Jackson in the 1967 film "Cool Hand Luke." Sent to a Florida prison farm, Luke earns his nickname after refusing to break when he is abused and tortured by the guards.
Which of these 1965 films starred Omar Sharif?
Omar Sharif starred as Yuri Zhivago in the 1965 classic "Doctor Zhivago." Set in the Russian Revolution, the film was banned in Soviet theaters for years after its release as the U.S. and USSR engaged in a Cold War.
Which Beatles' grandfather accompanied the group in "A Hard Day's Night?"
The 1964 film "A Hard Day's Night" featured The Beatles on a dash across England to perform on a TV program. Paul's meddling grandfather accompanied the band on their journey.
Where is Janet Leigh's character killed in the 1960 thriller "Psycho?"
In the Hitchcock classic "Psycho," Janet Leigh plays Marion Crane, a woman who embezzles money from her boss and hits the road. She ends up at the Bates Motel, where the very confused proprietor murders her in one of the most famous shower scenes to ever hit the screen.
Which actor played three different roles in the 1964 film "Dr. Strangelove?"
"Dr. Strangelove" was a political satire film focused on the complexities of the Cold War. The Stanley Kubrick movie starred Peter Sellers as the president, Captain Mandrake and the title character.
Where does the gang head after their failed railroad heist in "The Wild Bunch?"
In the 1969 film "The Wild Bunch," William Holden plays an aging criminal named Pike Bishop, who decides to pull off one last heist before retiring. After a bloody shootout at a railroad office, he and his gang head for Mexico hoping to evade capture.
Which actress played Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's?"
Audrey Hepburn starred as the beloved Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." The iconic 1961 film was inspired by a Truman Capote story.
Who starred as the Man with No Name in "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly?"
Clint Eastwood played the Man with No Name in the 1966 flick "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." The film was the third in the Dollars Trilogy, a trio of spaghetti westerns directed by Sergio Leone.
Why does Jack Lemmon's character C.C. Baxter lend his apartment to his co-workers in "The Apartment?"
Hoping to climb the corporate ladder, C.C. Baxter loans his apartment out to his co-workers in the 1960 film "The Apartment." While his buddies use the space to conduct affairs, Baxter has second thoughts when one of the men starts to seduce Baxter's own love interest.
Who plays Wyatt in the 1964 film "Easy Rider?"
Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper play Wyatt and Billy, a pair of motorcycle-riding drug smugglers headed for New Orleans in the 1969 classic "Easy Rider."
Who played the title character in the 1960 movie "Spartacus?"
Kirk Douglas played Roman slave Spartacus, who leads a rebellion against his captors in the 1960 film. Laurence Olivier also appeared as the Roman Crassus.
What landmark let George Taylor know he was on Earth in "The Planet of the Apes?"
Charlton Heston starred as astronaut George Taylor in the 1968 favorite "Planet of the Apes." Trapped in a planet ruled by apes, he finally discovers he is actually on Earth itself when he spots the Statue of Liberty sticking up out of the sand.
Who played Marian in the 1962 movie "The Music Man?"
Shirley Jones of "Partridge Family" fame starred as librarian Marian Paroo in "The Music Man." She was one of the few to be suspicious of Harold Hill when he came to River City with promises to start a band.
What was the name of the town where "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" took place?
The 1962 western "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" was set in the town of Shinbone. The film starred James Stewart as Sen. Ranse Stoddard, with John Wayne as Tom Doniphon.
Which actress gave birth in "Rosemary's Baby?"
It was Mia Farrow who gave birth to the spawn of Satan in the 1968 classic horror flick "Rosemary's Baby." John Cassavetes played her husband, Guy.
Who played the title character in the 1968 movie "Bullitt?"
Steve McQueen stars as police Lt. Frank Bullitt in the 1968 film, which also featured Robert Vaughn and Robert Duvall. "Bullitt" was famous for its many extended car chase scenes.
Who starred as Clyde in the 1967 classic "Bonnie and Clyde?"
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway starred as the pair of criminals in the 1967 film, which also featured Gene Hackman and Michael Pollard.
What was the name of Mary's pal, played by Dick Van Dyke, in "Mary Poppins?"
Dick Van Dyke played Bert, who sang his way through "Mary Poppins" with the title character as she cared for the Banks children. Julie Andrews starred as the super nanny Mary Poppins.
What was the name of Audrey Hepburn's character in "My Fair Lady?"
Hepburn played Eliza Doolittle, who Henry Higgins promised to transform in "My Fair Lady." The 1964 film was based on the classic play "Pygmalion."
Where do Butch, Sundance and Etta Place flee to in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?"
Paul Newman stars as Butch Cassidy, with Robert Redford as the Sundance Kid in the 1969 film. The duo pull off a series of train robberies, then flee to Bolivia to escape the law.
Who played Maria in the 1965 film "The Sound of Music?"
It was Julie Andrews who starred as singing governess Maria in the 1965 film "The Sound of Music." After caring for the von Trapp family, she eventually falls for their widowed father, naval officer Captain von Trapp.
Which actor starred as 007 in the 1964 film "Goldfinger?"
Sean Connery became the third James Bond when he starred as 007 in the 1964 film "Goldfinger." Honor Blackman played Bond girl Pussy Galore.
Which character survives the night on "Night of the Living Dead?"
On the 1968 horror classic "Night of the Living Dead," a group of strangers find themselves trapped in a rural farmhouse surrounded by the undead. Only Ben makes it through the night -- only to be shot and killed the next morning by a group who thinks he is one of the monsters.
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