60s Movie Quiz – 10 Random Questions

 

Ultimate 60s Movie Quiz

1960s Movie Quiz Questions

This 1960s movie trivia quiz has 10 random questions about famous films, actors, actresses, directors, film awards and much more!

Each set of movie trivia questions is random. If you take the quiz a second time, you may get different questions.

# 1: Marilyn Monroe stars in which of these films?

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The Misfits is a 1961 American film directed by John Huston. The screenplay is by Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe's husband at the time. Shortly before the film's premiere in 1961, the pair divorced. Besides Monroe, the film stars Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter and Eli Wallach.

The Misfits would be the last film of both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. Gable died November 16, 1960, soon after filming was completed. Monroe did not complete any more movies and died the following year.

# 2: For which movie did John Wayne win his only Oscar?

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True Grit is a 1969 American western directed by Henry Hathaway. It is the first adaptation of Charles Portis' novel True Grit. John Wayne plays the role as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. For this performance, John Wayne won his only Academy Award (Best Actor). He had one Actor nomination from 1949 (Sands of Iwo Jima) and one as a producer of The Alamo (1960).

A film sequel, Rooster Cogburn, was made in 1975, with Wayne playing against Katharine Hepburn. In 2010, Joel and Ethan Coen directed a re-make of the film with Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn.

# 3: This is a detail from movie poster. Which film is it?

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The Birds is a 1963 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. The film stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren.

# 4: Audrey Hepburn stars in which of these films?

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The Unforgiven is a 1960 American western film. It was Audrey Hepburn's only Western film.

The film was directed by John Huston. Besides Audrey Hepburn, it stars Burt Lancaster, Audie Murphy, Charles Bickford, and Lillian Gish.

The film is perhaps most notable for its behind-the-scenes problems. Filming was suspended for several months, after Hepburn fell off a horse during rehearsals and broke her back.

# 5: The Oscar winning song Chim Chim Cher-ee is featured in which film?

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Chim Chim Cher-ee is a song from Mary Poppins, the 1964 musical motion picture. The song is written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman. In the film, the song is sung by Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews. It won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

# 6: This is a detail from movie poster. What is the name of the film?

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a 1964 film that satirizes the fears of a nuclear conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. The film is directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It stars Peter Sellers and George C. Scott.

# 7: Disney’s That Darn Cat! premiered what year?

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That Darn Cat! premiered in 1965. It is an American Walt Disney Productions film starring Hayley Mills.

# 8: Katharine Ross plays a role in which of these movies?

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Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) stars Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, and Robert Blake. The film won 2 BAFTA Film Awards.

# 9: Professor Henry Higgins is a main character in which 1960s movie?

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My Fair Lady is a 1964 film adapted from a stage musical based on the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. The film stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins.

# 10: Who plays the role as Holly Golightly in the 1961 American film Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

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Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American film by Blake Edwards. It stars Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly (Lula Mae Barnes) and George Peppard as Paul Varjak (Fred). Mickey Rooney appears in the film as the neighbor I.Y. Yunioshi.

The film is loosely based on a novella by Truman Capote.

Henry Mancini won an Academy Award for Best Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Together with Johnny Mercer, he also won the Award for Best Original Song (Moon River). Audrey Hepburn was nominated for an Award in the category Best Actress in a Leading Role, but did not win.

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